Pigeons at 36th & Roland

For some reason I had convinced myself yesterday that the weather today was going to be delightfully sunny, maybe a tiny bit cool, so when it was time to head over to Hampden for a much-needed haircut. I pulled the bike out and felt the rain, but what are you going to do, get in a car to go less/fewer than two miles? So off I went, getting all wet as I pedaled slowly but surely up the hill in order to tell M. that as much as I think I should want “a lady sideburn,” I just don’t. Cut it all off so I can just stick a bike helmet on my head, ride around and sweat in it, and then tousle the thing and be ready for work. All newly-shorn, I walked over to the coffee shoppe for the most pretentious cup of coffee I can remember having and some work while waiting for the rain to stop. No such luck, and a few hours later, after a chat and a wander with V., it was time to shake the water out of the helmet and head home in the rain, defeated in my efforts to go for a longer ride. I snapped a picture of these positively fearless pigeons as they pecked around for soggy snacks. Nope, the rain didn’t bother them a bit. Looks like we’ve got a week full of stormy weather, and I might just leave the streets to them.

4 thoughts on “Pigeons at 36th & Roland

  1. I actually have “lady sideburns” but not as long as those. I just got my hair cut too and it is just too short for me. If my face was young and fresh, I might like it. Plus I’m supposed to spike it up a little and I am not good at that at all. My hair grows fast so will recover quickly.
    Hope you got the box by now!

  2. Sounds like you might be a little down with the rain and all. Sorry it is wet. Texas sure could use some of that. Adjusting again can be the pits. Hang tough.

    • Hi, Judy! You’re right–adjusting can be tough. I’m hanging in, one paw in front of the other, and things are looking up. I wish I could send this rain to Texas–so, so sad. Hope all is well on your end!

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