17 March 2007

feel-good consumerism

this morning i went to the st. patty's day bike sale at tinker's workshop, a nonprofit in the berkeley aquatic park that does bike refurbishing and maintenance, sewing and clothing repurposing, and boat-building. i came away with a good bike for cheap (a good bike for cheap that i can ride in a skirt!) and lots of exciting information about coming there to volunteer/fix up my new ride/patch my holey jeans. so yay! yay (again) for berkeley and the great ideas percolating therein. makes me want to get re-involved in the nonprofit community.