Good Cheap Art

Good Cheap Art
I love art, but it can be expensive.  I wanted to add some wall art to my house at an affordable price so here are a few ideas that I tried and the results turned out even better than I had hoped: 1. Throw a painting party Not sure what to do on a weekend ...

Call for ideas to improve public transportation in Baltimore! Participate online now!

Call for ideas to improve public transportation in Baltimore! Participate online now!
Do you use public transportation in Baltimore?  If you do, or have ever tried I’ll bet that you have some great ideas about how to improve service. If not, what has prevented you?  Let your voice be heard by participating now in the Bus Network Improvement Project. About the Bus Network Improvement Project There are ...

Bike to Work Day has become Bike to Work EVERY Day!

Bike to Work Day has become Bike to Work EVERY Day!
What began as a plan to attend the 2013 Bike to Work Day back in May has completely transformed my daily commute from the Lauraville neighborhood of Baltimore City to my office in the West End of Washington D.C. When I first began commuting last September I purchased a parking space at a local garage ...

Pre-Bike to Work Day – Testing, Testing..Is this thing on?

Pre-Bike to Work Day - Testing, Testing..Is this thing on?
  Tomorrow is Bike to Work Day observed all over the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C. and I’m super excited. I’m planning to bike from my house to Penn Station, take the MARC to Union Station and then bike to my office in Georgetown.  However, that seemed like a lot to try for the very first ...

My First Baltimore Bike Party became my favorite Friday of the Month

My First Baltimore Bike Party became my favorite Friday of the Month
  Baltimore Bike Party is the best.  This video really sums up the feeling of the event, and the October 2012 Halloween ride was my first BBP event.  I have since been to every bike party and even volunteered as a leader for the cold and snowy January BBP event.  I have made lots of ...

Zombies coming to Baltimore: Run For Your Lives 1

Zombies coming to Baltimore: Run For Your Lives
Does anyone else think that this looks as awesome as I do? A friend and coworker alerted me to this and now I’m thinking that I must do this. It’s called “Run For Your Lives” and it’s billed as a “zombie infested 5k obstacle course race”. My husband and teenage daughter are obsessed with zombies ...

Storm on the horizon

Storm on the horizon
Taken at Prometric

We did it! Race for the Cure Part Deux

We did it! Race for the Cure Part Deux
If you were reading my blog last year you may recall that I decided to go out and learn to run again. I hadn’t run since high school and as a 30 something adult it wasn’t super easy to get back into running shape. I kept it up though and now I can say that ...

Getting Around Town by Bus 1

Getting Around Town by Bus
Recently I wrote a post about trying to get around Baltimore City by bicycle. To make a long story short, it was less than successful. Despite the many “Share the Road” signs and images of the Mayor cycling with her entourage around the Inner Harbor on television I found my experience to be far less ...

Getting Around Town by Bike 1

Given that I live in the city of Baltimore and I work only 3 or 4 miles as the crow flies, technically I should be able to ride my bike to work. I don’t have a road bike, but I do have a hard tail mountain bike, so I decided that I would give it ...