One of my favorite things, when it comes to wrenching, is casually strolling out to the garage around 8:00 pm, and discovering I can't do anything until I buy some new tools.
Now, as much as I love getting new tools, I hate last second tool purchases. For one thing, last second means I have to go to the Auto Zone closest to my house. I love Auto Zone, but I don't like the Auto Zone closest to me, as it's in a nasty neighborhood. Every time I go, someone will jump out from around a corner (or just appear out of thin air) and ask me for a ride. Of course I say no, so then they start asking for money.
Beggars don't bother me much, and I'm happy to help them out if I can. All the same, I hate getting dragged into a 5 minute conversation when I just want to take my new tools, get back to my garage, and get the front wheel off of my bike. I don't need a backstory to feel good about helping someone out.
After I was freed from the crazy beggar-talk, I zoomed home and got that front wheel off in less than five minutes. Today I get the new tire mounted, and tomorrow I'm off to Flagstaff.
With any luck, with this trip to Flagstaff will come bold, new, untasted pizza. Have a good weekend!