last night and tonight the students i've been studying with at millsaps have felt so sorry for me that i was riding home and have offered me rides. They say it's too cold and that they'll drive me home! so maybe the earmuffs haven't scared them off (or they haven't seen them yet) and also i think it's interesting how they can't possibly imagine me riding my bike for 15 minutes in 40 degree weather. especially cause most of them are athletes that have to train for hours in this weather. hmm. anyhow they're sweet and i appreciate it and have been tired and wouldn't mind a ride but then how would i get to school the next day. and then i get on my bike and start to ride home and i quite enjoy it and think, "i can't imagine why i considered taking that ride offer. this is just very nice."