Birthdays and Biking

May 15, 2008

Huzzah for Mr. Living Small, who marks the big 2-5 today! In an effort to celebrate this momentous occasion in a Small way, I’ve selected a stuff-free gift — a token that not only communicates my deep esteem and affection for the Duke of Tiny House, but also includes a “Mighty Wurlitzer” and this man:

DouglasFairbanks

Happy Birthday, Sweetie: We’re going to the Paramount Theatre’s Douglas Fairbanks Festival, a Monday-night silent movie series accompanied live by Dennis James, organist. For those of you who live in the area, come on down. And, if you miss out on Dougie Fair, the Paramount hosts Silent Movie Mondays throughout the year. At $12 a person, it’s a bit pricey for a flick, but I guarantee this is likely the only time you’ll see these oldies on the big screen. Plus, you’re supporting a local arts organization — Small, in an Augustus Caesar kind of way.

And, in another tribute to that Man of Mine, I submit for your approval this photo of him on his folding Dahon:

BK\'s folding bike

Why? Because tomorrow, May 16, is Seattle’s Bike to Work Day! Don’t miss out on this city-wide, cycle-friendly event, which gives bikers the chance to raise awareness of muscle-bound, eco-conscious commuting options, as well as to gather free bike-related stuff at various Commute Stations both around the city and in surrounding areas. Sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club, Bike to Work Day is the centerpiece of Bike to Work Month, which invites folks from throughout the Puget Sound region to get out of the car and onto the saddle for the health of their hearts and the planet. Plus, cool prizes are available for those who take part in the month-long Commuter Challenge.

While I regret to say that the Living Smaller herself won’t be participating — the tiny house has room for but one cycle, and a folding one at that — I do encourage those of you with a pair of wheels to get peddlin’!

Good luck, riders. And, once again, Happy Birthday, BK.

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3 Responses to “Birthdays and Biking”

  1. Leslie said

    Happy Birthday to the Bike Man! Douglas has nothing on BK — which stands for Bike King no doubt.

  2. Justin The (Bike) Man said

    Happy B-Day Beaky! Sorry I didn’t commemorate the occasion with a questionably obscene voice message left on your answering machine. =)

    Our Bike To Work Day was actually on the 15th. (Don’t know why the Bay Area folks insisted on doing it a day early.) The Nomad Cafe was an energizer station, and we gave away approximately 200 free drinks to cyclists throughout the day. Success!!

  3. Cool beans, Justin! (That was a coffee shop pun.) Good job on getting the Nomad involved in BTW day.

    And thanks for the b-day wishes, Leslie (a.k.a., Mom). He is the Bike King!

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