Once more unto the breach …

From this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered, we few, we happy few, we band of brothers/sisters.  For he/she today that sweats with me shall be my brother/sister; be he/she ne’er so vile, this day shall gentle his/her condition and gentlemen/ladies now-a-bed, shall think themselves accursed they were not here and hold their man/woman-hoods cheap whiles any speaks, that biked with us this day.

I offer my apologies to William Shakespeare (and his fans), for taking such ample liberty with the ending of the Saint Crispen’s Day speech from Henry V.  Anne and I biked on Wednesday, but not together.  I biked in the early morning, before work, hence the inclusion of the phrase now-a-bed.  I got 15 miles.  Anne was out on her bike when I got home from work. 

She did the gerbil trail a couple of times and kept seeing the same two women walkers going the opposite direction.  The first time they passed one woman was telling the other that so-and-so thinks that they’re such hot shit.  The second time the other woman is heard telling the first, that he is no good for her.  The third time, they must have figured out that Anne was eavesdropping, because they were silent.  She got 23 miles.

David got some bad news on Monday.  He had already heard negatively from three out of the four graduate schools to which he had applied.  On Monday he was turned down by the fourth school too.  He only applied to top-flight schools and didn’t include any safety schools.  He’ll reapply, but that will be for acceptance in 2011.  In the mean time he has finals, graduation and work in Rochester through the summer.  After graduation he’ll reassess his plans.

The photos with this post are not really related to it, but I feel that they warrant publishing anyway.  The picture of the Jaguar is from our visit to the zoo, when Jane was here.  The red tulips are from our last visit to the gardens.  The lake marsh sunset is a photo from our great bicycling adventure in 1982.  Today’s header shows a pair of Wood Ducks.

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