Thursday, November 14, 2013

Our cat's new trick

I have been training our calico cat, Havi, to shake hands...er paws as a surprise for John's parents when they visit in a couple weeks. This video was taken several weeks ago. She has gotten a lot better at shaking hands without trying to sniff for treats (which are her incentives) and she is also learning how to shake other people's hands on command. Now all I have to do is approach her and say, "Nice to meet you!" or "shake hands" and she will put her little paw in my hand.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Darker Days for Bike Commuters

Our local news station did a story on bicycle and pedestrian safety since Daylight Savings Time ended and I was interviewed for a perspective on commuting by bike if you'd like to watch the coverage "Darker Days for Bike Commuters, Pedestrians" on KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Bicycle Fit for Commuting

I just got a new bike that is better built for commuting than my road bike and I can't wait to ride it!

The ladies' Electra Ticino 20D has many features that my road bike does not have, therefore making it fit for riding to and from work--and running short errands near the home (I will share why when I get a chance!). I still have my road bike, of course, which I will use for long ride on the weekend.


Sunday, November 03, 2013

Sonoma, CA


Just a little trip not far away from home. 
Glenn Ellen, CA is just outside of Sonoma, CA.

At Jack London Lodge, CA. Bring your suits for the heated pool.

Lunch at Jack London Lodge.
The salads are large and there is plenty to share.
We both had the fish and chips.
Then went wine tasting at the cellars nearby.