Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday 5.2.12

Woah. I used to do Monday nights, Saturday mornings for a bit, and it would get busy sometimes. Really busy.. but for some reason, I felt like it was manageable. Now that I'm getting help on Wednesday nights, it seems I need that help on busy nights. The community needs it. The difference between recent Wednesdays and distant Mondays is that visitors wait less. Seems we could use 8 staffers on busy nights like this. Not joking. Some people waited tonight, and were cut off by 8:30. It was a great night with all the help.

I'm so thankful to all the hands tonight. Thank you so much, Dave, Carl for joining me tonight. As well as our staffer helpers Job, Laura, Corey, and big time, Rosy, for helping me with my neighbor, Jonathan's, bike. So good to see Jonathan and Les make it in.

Oh, and XingXing! Xingxing came through again with big cheer and a plate of homemade dumplings -vegan so Josh R could eat them! YYUMM!! Yall, she hooked it up tonight! She is excited to ride the fullmoon gathering this Friday (7pm), and she is excited that participants can share their ready for XingXing, yall! She's coming to the FullMoon!PicnicCruise! and she likes to cook, evidently good food!

While squirting mushroom-tofu dumpling juice out of my mouth, I was turning a bolt on a recent donation that Trinity chose to be her bike. Trinity and her mom, Wakili, chose a couple bikes to cruise their hills of Mt Rainier. Wakili, Trinity and Jua had made it to the coop several times through the last year to try to complete the 10 tasks needed to "earn-a-bike". Word got around and a generous neighbor informed the coop that the time-strapped family could choose their bikes and it would be payed for by said donor. What mayberry generosity thrives in villages the world over, shines in Mt Rainier, MD.

Wakili is fun to talk to about colors and stones. I've been feeling a surprise favoring of browns, reds, beige, and orange -overall with gaudy blue to teal, since February.

FUULL MOON RIDE this Fri @ 7pm

Spring is here, or is it summer already ?  so don't forget to come over to the Co-Op and get your bike tuned-up in our Open Shops so you can ride our monthly FUULL MOON Ride this Fri @ 7pm.

Bring lights if you have them and helmets if you prefer. The weather should be balmy so pack a snack & drink preferably to share and we'll head on out to the trails !

Hope to see you there.