Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
Daniel 3:16-18 (emphasis mine; context)
To show my bike I still love it, I rode to Spoke n Wheel Saturday morning (after scrubbing the bathroom) and got the rear shifting and braking cables tightened. Then, once the unseasonable heat subsided, I scrubbed it.
When I say “scrubbed it,” don’t think that I just mean I went over it with a little soapy water. Nope. I followed these instructions to a T, and it only took from 4:20 to some time after 7:00. Then again, when the instructions start with “Take off the wheels,” you know it’s going to be intense. Of course, I also waxed it as a finishing touch.
I also got my hair cut off. It got too darn long. But I failed to give specific enough instructions, so ended up with a ridiculously shaggy cut that Ian aptly described as a mullet. So after church today I went elsewhere for a repair-trim, and it turned out nicely enough. No mullet.