i did it!! i bought my bike :) and you should be jealous. because it's pretty dang awesome.
at the end of my very productive thursday we hopped in the car and headed down to Intergalactic Bike Services in IF. [yeah, that's really what it's called.] they mostly just fix bikes there, but they also have a few for sale that they've fixed up, like mine.
it's called a volkscycle. the people's bicycle. it's blue. and that's all i know about it.
and guess what?!! i rode it to work! yep. lazy me rode all the way to work and all the way back. twice. haha. the plan is to ride it every day. unless it's raining.