Maybe it was the Democrats I lived with from September '06 to August '07.
It could have been the shock I experienced when I witnessed American consumption as an outsider (recent RM).
Or was it going from the fairly green state of California to the barely green state of Utah?
Whatever it was, slowly but surely I've been adding some yellow to my blue.
It started in my apartment with some of these.
My next step was doing more of this.
Then I thought why even recycle these,
when I could just use one of these?
I drive this car, which is pretty green.
But there was something more I needed to do...
Lately, this has become a big motivator for change.
I did some thinking, and found my alternative to buying gas...the bicycle!
In a world with so many bikes, however, I had to narrow the selection.
"I don't do this (yet),
and I haven't gotten into this (yet),
and this almost feels right, but not quite what I'm looking for."
Then finally I stumbled upon the emerging world of commuter bikes, and it just seemed to fit.
With a bike in sight, I found some dealers, and even test rode a few.
I debated going here to buy one, but quickly ruled that out for its lack of practicality.
Finally I found the bike of my dreams here (in the city, not the water treatment plant).
It's been mine for two glorious days, and we've already become practically inseparable. She even sleeps next to my bed at night (I'm not leaving her in the garage to be pillaged or plundered or whatever goes on down there after dark).
Last night I dreamt about her,
and today I couldn't wait to leave here,
so that I could hit this.
For some cool statistics, visit this site.
Now, this is my next step.
I'll let you know how it goes.