I think it's likely that if this biking thing continues for me, it's going to be another one of those decisions that reverberates through many areas of my life--much like the decision to quit eating meat lo these many years ago, which started off as distaste and turned into an ethic. I think, for example, that if I bike regularly, there will probably be yet another wardrobe/style shift, one that makes function far more central. I was heading that way anyway, after a year or so of many-layered style experiments and lots of dress-over-pants. Now I kind of just want a uniform. I have an idea in my head of what I want to wear, and the problem of course is that I'll never find the pieces, and in the meantime will probably draw pictures and have half-assed ideas about designing and making my uniform(s). The stuff would be Dunderdon-esque, but would include jumpsuits, just FYI.
Anyway, I went out tonight and got myself some sporty pants to ride in, so at least that's taken care of.
In more serious and exciting news, you've probably already heard about In re marriage cases, the California Supreme Court case that has made marriage equal for all Californians regardless of sexual orientation--as of today. Here's a good bit from the opinion:
[W]e conclude that … the constitutionally based right to marry properly must be understood to encompass the core set of basic substantive legal rights and attributes traditionally associated with marriage that are so integral to an individual’s liberty and personal autonomy that they may not be eliminated or abrogated by the Legislature or by the electorate through the statutory initiative process. These core substantive rights include, most fundamentally, the opportunity of an individual to establish – with the person with whom the individual has chosen to share his or her life – an officially recognized and protected family possessing mutual rights and responsibilities and entitled to the same respect and dignity accorded a union traditionally designated as marriage…(Link takes you to the entire legal opinion, if you're into that sort of thing.)