It’s Friday, which means it’s also Jessica Layman day. Now, I’m 100% sober at the time of posting (which was not the case previously), and the creepiness of posting these photographs on the internet is not lost on me. In fact, being a scientist, I took the liberty of plotting the creepiness of posting random photographs of Jes on the internet as a function of the number of beers I’ve had.
However, I can’t end Jessica Layman Day after only one week, so here you go.
I bet stock in Metromint water just doubled.
In celebration of JLD, a fellow midafternoon beer drinking friend and I took the liberty of taste-testing both canned and bottled Boont Amber Ale from the Anderson Valley Brewing Company.
We both agreed that this beer — one of my all-time favorites — is good no matter its packaging. Especially in the middle of the day. In a park. Don’t tell anyone.
Now, life as a midday beer drinker/creepy photograph poster is not all roses and sunshine, so I don’t recommend you follow my career path. Apparently living this way leads one to become an “angry koala bear,” as I’m known amongst a subset of my friends. Here’s an example:
That’s me gesturing wildly and angrily during last weekend’s Timpani Criterium — at both my break mates and at my teammate Joel. Pat Briggs, directly behind me in that photograph, is the rider from whom I learned how to be a wild gesticulator/yeller. Frankly, it’s just not a real bike race unless I get yelled at by Pat for something; I hope I made him proud last weekend. When I’m that old, I hope I have that much spunk left.
Before I go, I’d like to point out that the legendary Mike Hernandez seems to have announced his retirement from cycleblogging.
With a little bit of work, I hope I might be able to fill the void left behind by Mike’s departure. If you read this site and enjoy it, spread the word.