The first title I thought for this blog was “This Week In Gwriting”, which is a nod to Leo Laporte’s podcast "This Week In Tech". I didn’t get around to writing the blog post and the year 2017 is almost over, so without much further ado, let us review some of the Gwritings, or StravaArts, I made this soon-to-be-over year.
My most recent oeuvre, made just this Christmas Day. It was not the first time I made a Linda route. Back in August while vacationing in the exotic island of Aruba, one hot steamy morning I ran Linda but the non-grid streets threw me off. It took a while before I found the chance to redo it, on the streets of un-exotic Brooklyn, New York. While I can easily cut through a city block to make the middle section of the letter "a", I try to avoid relying on the trick. While planning the run, I picked Flatlands Avenue as the street that will naturally provide the needed line.
Grab A Bite With Jimmy
"Grab A Bite With Jimmy" is another run-art that makes good use of the existing environment, i.e. no Dark Magic via the use of GPS app's pause function. Well, to a certain extent. Jimmy is this friend of mine who seems to have a very healthy appetite. The quasi-roundabout near Zucker-Hillside Hospital provided the perfect round-ish food that Jimmy seems to eat a lot of. However, to achieve the bite mark I did have to use Dark Magic. While I have no plan of drawing offensive pictures any time soon, this was my early foray into drawing, not just writing.
Make Some Noises With Adam
I followed the success of "Grab A Bite With Jimmy" by making "Make Some Noises With Adam". Adam won two awards earlier in the year from the track club. Instead of wooden plaques or paper certificates, the prizes were cowbells. Very useful for a cheerleader like Adam! To get the trapezoidal shape of the cowbell I did have to resort to my special trick to make the slanting lines.
Resist With Lisa, Sort Of
Back in February, I made "resist" and dedicated to Lisa LMK and others who, duh, resist the current administration. In November I wanted to make the both the fist and the word "Lisa" but I ran out of time. Yes, these things take time. Sorry, Lisa LMK! I still have the area where "Lisa" would be, I'll return to the area some day to do it. "Lisa" and fist will appear together in CityStrides, that web site that gives me so much joy and aggregation aggravation.
There are more but there are a few more days left of the old year. I might make another post just yet!