you know what wisconsin needs?
a wagamama's. seriously. it's a new kind of food that is simple and good. japanese nooodle food -- it's the new mexican really. i just got home from a nice dinner with sam. we both had some edadame (sp?) beans and the chicken katsu curry (71 for those in the know). toby got that last time and i really had wished i had, so i didn't even have to think when i got the menu. i feel so full now.
i'm also listening to a band called Letters, Letters which is pretty cool, interesting music. instead of popping the tv on as soon as i got in, i popped on the music. smart decision.
so, toby's surprise. well, i guess he's too busy to let us all know, but i can't wait any longer.
toby is indeed giving birth....to a bicycle. yup, he's building a bike from scratch and is currently busy making lots of lists of potential christmas presents.
the other weekend we went bricklane bikes (www.bricklanebikes.co.uk because i'm too lazy to turn this into a link right now) and we met a VERY helpful nice chick named feya, who not only wrote down an entire list of parts needed, but was willingly to sort of explain the process of building a bike. we left the shop with one 80s italian bike frame. white and purple. let's just say it's going to be a pretty awesome site once toby's through with it. the make is lissignoli, which i've been tying to find some information about on the internet, but having a really hard time. if anyone knows anything, please let me know. (and a little sidenote, there are lots of non-chain bicycle shops popping up in london lately. i think a few people might need to take a trip and visit them HINT HINT)
toby's taken more pictures and i don't know if he'd think this accurately showed the coolness, but i think it does the job nicely.
in the meantime, i've got to get back to my music-listening, knitting, reading, washing dishes and making lunches evening....