No car, lots of biking, birthday things, moustache

Wow. It’s been a long time since posting.

First: No more car:
In Sept, I was driving down 880 to work when my transmission went out. I had the car towed to a shop near work and headed into the office. The mechanic later called me to explain that it was the transmission and would cost $3000. I still had to do about $1300 of other work above that.
Originally, I paid $5000 for it, but as of Sept, it’s worth $2500. I signed it over to the shop to be junked. Totally sucked at the time, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

Since then, I’ve been biking and occasionally renting a car from zipcar when needed. For work, I either take Amtrak or bart and caltrain and then ride the rest of the way and end up riding about 15 miles a day. So far, the cold and wet of winter has been somewhat enjoyable as long as I’m wearing my wool and raingear.
I didn’t really have any fat to lose, but whatever I did have is gone. I thought my legs would get huge, but they’re actually more fit looking. I still do Bikram yoga as much as possible. It really helps stretch out the kinks and keep my body and mind balanced.

Birthday things
My 36th birthday is upon me in a little over a week. I’m heading to NYC to visit a dear friend who just moved there. It’s about 20 – 30 degrees colder there, so that should be fun. I don’t even know what to wear, but I seriously can’t wait.

Moustache
Finally, I have decided to stop fantasizing about growing an amazing moustache and have begun growing it. It’s been about 2.5 or maybe 3 weeks since shaving it. It definitely looks like a moustache. I’ve been told I look like a bad cop. Eventually, I’ll have the little bits that curl and then it will be officially awesome.
I wore a fake moustache on top of it last weekend at the Edwardian Ball. My real moustache is going to be modelled off it. Here’s a picture with my friend Jen:

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