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29 July 2009 @ 09:39 am
vacation confessions  
So I feel a little weird about saying this, but I can't keep it inside me any longer:

During vacation I had an affair.

With a bicycle. Yes, while my Trek was stuck at home, ignored and forgotten, I was zipping around Long Beach Island on a sweet little black Electra cruiser. Oh, sure, this rakish bike-for-hire wasn't as beautiful as my own bike, but it was wonderful. So fast and so easy, two essential things in any vacation romance I'm sure you'll agree. Of course, my attitude toward it was no doubt helped along by the fact that I was riding it for fun in a breezy seaside setting rather than commuting to work in a big, angry, humid city. But there was just something about the smoothness of that Electra's ride that I can't get out of my head. Even as I'm pedaling away at my Trek, I am thinking of another and remembering the rides we had together.

 
 
Listening to: The Smithereens - "In a Lonely Place"
 
 
 
micah: himmel über berlinlaerm on July 30th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
she should be careful with how she rides — if she gets rear-ended (groan) the seat could end up in a delicate place.
The Mud Puppy: Dear Penthouse...mudpuppy83 on July 30th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
I think it's already there, actually...
micah: vcs3laerm on July 30th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
i require photographic proof.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: icegrafskaffsassmonkeydiary on July 30th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
If only we had the bicycle! We could dust it for... ummm... prints?
micah: antennaslaerm on July 30th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
but we'd still have to match it up to the girl. i'm game.
traballenguastraballenguas on July 30th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: king kong voyeurassmonkeydiary on July 30th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Heh.... wow, that's an expensive bike! And it's not even that pretty!
traballenguastraballenguas on July 30th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but it is a whole slideshow of bikes! Some of the ones near the end are quite nice.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue bottleassmonkeydiary on July 30th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Heh... I didn't realize it was a slide show at all. I quite like the Hermes and Cynthia Rowley ones.
traballenguastraballenguas on July 30th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
:-)
Pallaspallasathene8 on July 30th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Every time I see this cover--which is a lot because there seems to be very few people updating their LJs these days since they've all gone FB--I think..."I should really try to work the word 'backshooter' into daily conversation more."
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ballerina escapeassmonkeydiary on July 30th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
You should suggest it to that saucy Sonic waitress as a possible replacement nickname for Adam.
Pallaspallasathene8 on July 30th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Ha, that is a very good idea. In fact, I might start calling him that myself.