Today I also tried out a pair of wool blend tights that I got at H&M. Overall it was pretty positive. Wool tights I've had before tend to be saggy and baggy- no problem with these. And they did seem significantly warmer than the regular tights I've been wearing the last couple of days. I don't think I would have dared to wear mary janes (instead of boots) if I hadn't had that extra warmth.
They have a design around the ankle that I'm a bit ambivalent about. I'm not a big flower print (or pink) girl and it seemed a bit like they gave me cankles. Perhaps it was partly because of the proximity with Mary Janes. Just a bit too much going on. I still will probably go get a set in black that I can always wear with taller boots to cover the flowers if I decide they're too much.
Other than my wardrobe, it was a bit of an eventful day.
Came out of the house to find a cab double parked in the bike land in front of it. I asked him nicely to move to the open parking spot on the other side of the road. He refused, rudely, so I called the Cambridge Police. They said that they could send a car, but that it probably wouldn't get there in time. They suggested I call the cab company. I did, and they suggested I call the licensing bureau. I went ahead and did it, even though he had already left, and I'm skeptical that it will really make a difference. I was mad, though, and it made me feel a bit better.
After that, I biked through Central on my way to work- not my favorite route- it feels like being in a video game, with trucks and buses, and pedestrians springing out from between parked cars, but that's the most convenient dry cleaner, and I really needed to take some stuff by.
On the errand front, I also took some knives in to be sharpened. I try to get them professionally sharpened once a year (in January) and often it seems that I've done it on the T and felt a little self conscious with a 8" knife in my bag. Much easier on the bike. Although the knife place had "no bicycle parking" signs on their railing and no place to park nearby which was a bit annoying.
It was super cold this evening- maybe just because it was so windy, but it was a bit of a tough ride home.
One nice thing though was that while stopped at a light, the car next to me rolled down his window to inquire about my headlight and compliment it's brightness. He said that coming up behind him, he thought it was a motorcycle.