Friday, June 26, 2009

The Cruiser......prologue

So, I was wandering through Wally World the other day.....and was completely caught off guard by this here bicycle....she called to me......Shannnnnnnoooonnnnnnn.....let's go for a ride! I really could not ignore this beautiful machine.....so I wandered over to her.....touched her shiny blueness and her fenders. What in the world would I do with this bicycle....mind you, I am not an athletic person, in fact, the word 'exercise' is a four letter word in my house, not because I believe that exercise is bad, it's just bad for me.....(tee hee hee hee heeeeee...) Well, maybe not bad for me, just, not FUN for me, never has been. So, back to blue girl....I looked at her price tag and decided I was mad for even considering such a purchase, I am, NOT EMPLOYED right now, so, such a purchase would be irresponsible and reckless...right? And, then, my valiant "Justifier" showed up..."You really do need to lose some weight, especially if you are going to go to school and get into the medical field - you should be healthy, not dumpy", then my Justifier said, "Well, this would be a swell way to cut down on your carbon imprint, the grocery is a mere stone's throw from the house and you could get a cute little basket for the handle bars and get your groceries on the bike", my Justifier went in to over time and even said, "You really need this bike, you and roomie could take rides in the evening around the 'hood and get some fresh air and EXERCISE"......

I benched the idea, because, really what the hell would I be doing with a bicycle? Right? So, I clipped and saved the pic of my Cruiser, Blue Girl and decided I would wish for her and use her for inspiration, and, put my silly obsession with her away and went on about my business. But, before I gave up completely I checked Craigslist for any used bikes I might be able to justify buying.....alas, no bikes fit the bill.

Still lightly harboring my desire for said Blue Girl, I mentioned her to my Dad, well, actually, I had printed out a pic of Blue Girl and was showing her off.....joking about how I might like to have a bicycle....especially Blue Girl. Dad, ever the hero, says, 'take the bike in the garage, sell it and buy the bike you want'. SWEET! He delivered the bike to my house on Wed - I posted an ad on Craigslist and today sold it for just the amount I need to buy Blue Girl - free money I say and yes, it's still irresponsible, but, I DO NOT CARE.

Blue Girl and I will be united tomorrow, early a.m. as roomie and I are headed for Wally World for household staples.....(this is going to be bad, I see an emergency room in my future).

3 comments:

marinik said...

you go girl.... hope you and blue girl have some fun rides together :)

darsden said...

awe congrats to both of you...she is a beauty hope you will enjoy her for many years :-))

An Open Heart said...

Thanks, Ladies! I can't wait, I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.