...speaking of helmets (in which I am a total killjoy!), I've realized that my lovely trusty Bell helmet is probably more than due for a replacement: it's been 6 years, and one of the interior straps is sort of making a move to un-attach itself.
So: new helmet time! They're not blingy, or pleated, or ruffled, or any such fanciness, but they will aid in keeping my brains inside my head and off the sidewalk.
Yeah, I'm thinking of spending $100 on an accessory that isn't shoes. Commence shocked inhales.
Or, the slightly lower-priced cousin:
(psst: there's a secret, pre-adolescent part of my brain that really enjoys the futuristic/superhero aspect of bike helmets.)