A Weird Day


Yesterday was a weird day.  How’s that for an opening line?  There are so many places I could take this one.

After work, craving a bit of fresh air and freedom from screens I got ready to take a walk.  I changed into more appropriate clothes–because I have been working from home the dress code really only applies from the waist up.  I chose the music I would listen to (The Doors) and stepped outside.  Only, it was just starting to rain.  My feelings were conflicted.  I wished I had gone out earlier, but then I was also glad I didn’t get caught in the rain.

I changed plans and started to clean up my hobby room/teaching studio.  It was partly an organizational task and partly a dusting exercise.  I peaked out the window and it didn’t seem like it was raining.  I went outside to see if Mother Nature was mocking me.  It turned out that it was a misty kind of rain which didn’t leave telltale drops on the sidewalk but was managing to soak everything.

I managed to dust everything, throw out a few things, and find a few things.  You all probably understand how good it feels to find something you’ve been missing for several days.

I also came across the product you see in the photo above.  This is my favorite Japanese sports drink.  It has a lemon and grapefruit taste–kind of like Fresca without so much carbonation.  Someone sent them to me from Japan.  I am going to try them out when I finish a ride.  I suspect this drink is on par with drinking a Gatorade or something like that.  It is mostly there to restore electrolytes.  I have some other stuff to take on my ride, but I will be asking for my cycling readers about their ride nutrition at the end of this post.

On that note, I definitely should improve my nutrition plan for this year’s cycling.  As it looks like I am going to be doing more solo rides, I am going to have to be better prepared.


I also decided to do some baking.  I made some banana bread.  I didn’t follow the recipe’s sugar advice, so it isn’t very sweet.  It did use up some ripe bananas, so I won’t feel guilty about wasting food.  I hate that normally, but now I am even more cognizant.

Some questions for my readers.

Have you ever lost something for a long time and then found it in an unusual place?

And for the cyclists; what do you do for your nutritional needs while riding?

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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6 Responses to A Weird Day

  1. I found money that I’d forgotten placing inside a book!

  2. Rachel M says:

    Nothing wrong with walking or cycling in the rain. There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

  3. Hunida says:

    Ooo, the sports drink sounds tasty. Is it a powder you add to your water? I need some banana bread now! Yum!

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