There are some basic no-brainer rules in life. Like this one: Don't reinforce bad behavior. Say for instance, if you get off on robbing banks, your friends should not be felons. Or if you have a drug problem, quit dropping by the opium den. And if you have cargo bike fever, stay away from the Xtracycle Gallery.
I've been counting down from 350 or whatever it's up to by now. I'm at around 115 and I'm trying to quit, but it's not easy. Here's a local guy you might recognize and a semi-local gal you might be familiar with. And Jerry from Illinois, who you don't know yet, but will, by the time this saga is over.
It's clear that I'm running with a bad crowd.