SDL, Tim Burton’s evil twin and a welcome companion

I got my computer’s keyboard working again. I still have no idea what was wrong with it, but when I took it apart and put it back together again, they worked. I’ve begun tinkering with video game development using code::blocks and SDL, a 2D graphics engine. Hopefully this will keep me sharp and learning over the summer. I’m currently stumped as the compiler is telling me it can’t find the <string> library. I’ve got some intensive googling ahead of me to figure out what stupid, simple mistake I’ve made.

Yesterday I rode 40 miles in two sets of 20 miles, got a little bit of a sunburn on my shoulders (whoops), ate a ton of homemade fried fish and slept like a damn rock. This is good because I had the absolute worst nightmare of my life the night before. Imagine Tim Burton’s evil twin directing a horror movie and you’re trapped in it. That’s about what it felt like. No me gusta. Strangely I’ve been dreaming a lot lately. Or remembering it anyway. Whatever. Here are two pictures I took while out riding yesterday:

ICX

Turkey crossing

You can barely see it but in the bottom picture there’s a turkey crossing the road. He’s a tiny black speck in the picture. I got within five feet of him.

In other news my girlfriend decided to travel with me starting in July depending on where I am, which should be somewhere between Philadelphia and upstate New York. She started training yesterday with a hour long ride. It’ll be really awesome to spend some time with her out on the road, just the two of us without either of our normal lives intervening.

SarahAndI

On a funny note my dad asked me if I’d heard of West Sixth brewpub and I said I was on a first name basis with a few of the owners. 🙂 Nice try Dad. You’ve got me bested on plenty of important things like writing talent, work experience, endurance sports, but I’ve got you in beer, particularly beer in Lexington.

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