new wheels

i got a free bicycle a few days ago from an old friend. it had been sitting outside of their apartment for months, and outside at the previous owner’s place for however long before that. so it’s in need of a tune-up, but that’s cheaper than buying a whole new bike! well, the price sticker that is still on this bike says $89, so it’s not -much- cheaper, but where, nowadays, would i find a bike like this one?? it’s bright pink with shimmery splatters all over, and the best part: the cable sleeves (for brakes, etc) are silver holographic sparkly! heehee. it’s so me.
there are a few dings in the paint, the tires are a bit worn, the plastic guard behind the gear changer on the back wheel is cracked, the front reflector is bent.. oh well. the chain is dried out and slightly rusted in a couple spots and the brakes need work. a bike shop recommended to me by a coworker would charge a base price of $60 plus any needed parts.. i imagine it needs new brake pads and tires. that’s not bad. might save me $20/month on bus tickets, at least for the summer.. it’s handy living a mile from work. plus the route has no hills. ^_^;

the weather is lovely today.. supposed to get up to around 80°! *happy*

speaking of weather, i think i might install a few more useless plugins on wp this evening, including a local weather gadget. why? dunno. because it’s there. šŸ˜›