lisa: have fun in Europe! (her phrasebook is awesome.... she'll have no problem if she, for instance, needs the morning after pill or an abortion or is curious what she's being charged with.....)
Some big Mexican fella on MAX struggled through English to ask me about my bike, asking if my bike was new technology, pointing at my spokes. "Is that enough?" I explained they were strong and light. He asked how much my bike cost and told me for that cost I should have some, "uh, uh," while he rubbed the fork, implying my expensive road bike should at least have some shocks. I explained the differences between types of bikes. Then he started telling me all about his old bike, and how he needs to use it because of all his DUIs, and how his last DUI was really expensive, etc, etc.
Anyway, back home now. That be all.