Well-Oiled Pre-Traveling Machine

So, in addition to thoroughly cleaning my desk and the bathroom off the library (leftovers from yesterday’s scrubathon), charging up every battery and packing the camera bag, I also managed to complete a rich and textured list of errands in this order:

  • Orange 20 Bike Shop – To pick up the rebuilt wheel from The Phoenix that’s been done for like two weeks.
  • Library – To drop off Gore Vidal’s “Burr” due back today.
  • Collar & Leash – For a pair of big chew bones for them dawgies while we’re away.
  • Baller Hardware – New toilet seat to replace the broken one on throne in the bathroom off the library.
  • Bank – For some money (and I did a good deed by turning in an ATM card that was left in the slot of the machine I used).
  • Ralphs – For dry dog and cat food and some squashesses for the tortoise nd Diet Peach Tea Snapples for my baby and Diet Pepsi Limes for me.
  • Sav-On (I’m not ready to call them CVS yet) -  For a couple DV tape cassettes
  • Tony’s Barbershop – For a little off the sides and top and tapered in the back
  • Drycleaners – To pick up my tux shirt they pressed
  • Mailbox – To drop my Verizon payment

N0w I’ve got about 2.5 hours to pack before I load up the truck with bicycles and cyclists and we motor on down to Long Beach for what I have no doubt will be a mind-blowing bike ride through the port of Long Beach.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."