Monday, December 19, 2005

Weird country and bikes!

We moved in to our new townhouse yesterday which was quite exciting. So today I spent all morning packing away the clothes that yesterday I'd just dumped out of the boxes and onto the floor.

Anyway, so because we had no food and can't use our benchtops (they resurfaced them and are still drying) I decided to get a burger along the way to my volunteer work at the animal shelter which started at 2pm.

So I toddled along to the local Carls Jnr (kinda McDonaldsy for those back home), and order a low carb burger which I thought sounded exciting. I got to the car and opened it and there was NO BUN!!!!! That's what makes it low carb! There's no freaking bread involved!!! It's just wrapped in a crapload of lettuce with lots of paper around it which makes it very messy to eat! How many people would knowingly go get a burger and demand to have no bun with it???? Obviously crazy Americans!

Oh well. So my road bike as well as Michael's mountain bike came in our air shipment on Saturday, and tonight we picked up Andrew's new mountain bike from the bike store and set about setting Andrew's bike up with clipless pedals and putting my bike together. Andrew's never used clipless pedals before, so there will be much giggling from my end and frustration from Andrew's end and probably a crash or two until he gets used to them. That's what happened to me anyway, Andrew might be less uncoordinated!

So tomorrow I'm going to ride into Google with Andrew and Michael as we explore the bike path and the boys attempt cycle commuting for the first time. Hopefully it won't rain...

7 comments:

Tesso said...

Ha ha ha, love the burger story!

Cirque said...

Sounds like you're settling in OK Sarah. Everything in the States seems to be all or nothing doesn't it? Either a bun the size of a phone book or no bun at all. Good luck with the bikes.

miners said...

low-carb burgers eh? amazing idea. Imagine the low-carb pizzas ...

hope the bike riding is fun - and that you get to enjoy yourself watching Andrew arrive at his first set of traffic lights!

Aki said...

Oooh, reminds me of another burger story you typed about many moons ago! I took the flippers for a flip today, lots of fun. :)

Be kind to Andrew!!!

ewen said...

Have a good Christmas Sarah. 3 sleeps to go!

Tesso said...

Hope you and Andrew have a fantastic Xmas - can't wait to hear how you celebrate it over there!

All the best for an exciting 2006.

plu said...

Have a great xmas.

Plu