Monday, March 10, 2008

This is Roxie

So I had to go to Cam's school (like I do every Monday) but Brandon had taken my car and left his in a non-running state. I could've gotten a ride from a neighbor, but c'mon, it's 3 blocks. How lame would I be? So I just took Eamon's razor scooter. It was funnish and all, but I did see people I knew and they mocked me a little. So I looked at bikes on Target.com. Boy do they have some fun ones. The only one in stock at the store was this one.

There were a lot of bad reviews and okay reviews. I decided for the price and the look, it was fine. We went to the store to pick it up and when the girl brought it out from the back room, it was like a dream.Isn't she a beaute!

It reminds me of a bike Barbie of the 40's would ride. (If any of my siblings actually read this, I would say, it's a prettier version of "the Tank". It's bubble gum pink Ha. Her name is Roxie. I didn't name her, but that's okay.

So we had to take Brandon's small car to the store, since mine kept going kaput before I got 1/2 mile away from the house. (He had gone a little crazy on the engine at the car wash) So the bike wouldn't fit in his car, and my car wouldn't run that night, so I decided I would ride it home. It's 2 miles. Only a little chilly luckily. It was fun. Until the one hill I had to take. GOSH that was hard. But I made it without stopping! I couldn't feel my legs when I got home. And as soon as I walked in the house, I couldn't move, and I was spacey. All energy gone. Whew. Now we just need to get Eamon a real bike and we're in business! Yee haw! A bike! I feel like a kid again! Just not as ugly.

As I previewed the post, an image of Pee Wee Herman's red bike popped in my head. I'd like to think of a better name than Roxie. What would Pee Wee say? Also, Brandon's mom has a cute red one similar to this that has a basket. With the spring in the front, I don't think a basket will work, maybe a back basket?? Also, a BELL, so I can ring it and embarrass Brandon when he buys his bike and we go as a family. My whole life is dedicated to causing Brandon as much embarrassment as possible.

13 comments:

emilymomto3boys said...

I'm sorry, I didn't get past the part about riding a razor scooter to school! Just the picture of it, ROTFLOL!


And I could not love your blog header more!!! I wish we lived near you - I bet y'all are a blast to hang out with!

Tonia Conger said...

LOVE that bike. Thanks for reminding me that I didn't include a link for the flip books. It's flipclips.com.

LOVE that bike!

Cynthia said...

You are too cute! That bike seems to fit your personality. What a woman! And lucky you living so close to Target.

Brenda said...

That bike is the definition of fabulous. You're right, it needs a basket and a bell. But make it one of those big horn things. Even more obnoxious.

dayna said...

oh yes, a basket and a bell. i love it. i am looking forward to riding a bike again soon--thanks for the post!:)

Dan & Adie Wright said...

You do the "boy thing" really well...I don't know how you do it. Brooklyn is 5 and has yet to bleed from anywhere, and if she did I don't know what I'd do. Although she does get diahrrea like once a month so that's almost as bad. And I realize I'm posting on the wrong one. I'm still new at this.

Christine said...

Cool bike! I love it. And, I especially love that it's pink!

lauren said...

very cool cruiser! Love it. You'd be really cool with pegs on the back. Then you'd be ready for car pooling.

Sally said...

Roxie is really not bad, but Bertha might be better, yes? Just a thought, until something better comes to me. I am envying you right now, though. That bike is cool.

The Carpenter Family said...

Cara, as always, you have me in stitches! The few times we've talked, I love ya to pieces! i LOVE THE BIKE, AND IF I SEE YOU OUT AND ABOUT, I WILL NOT MOCK YOU, I WILL PULL OVER TO CHAT!

ENJOY!

Omgirl said...

I am SO jealous! My husband got me a bike for my birthday 2 years ago. He gets an A for effort, but a D- for bike choice. It's a BLACK, MANLY, MOUNTAIN bike. Doesn't he know that all a girl wants is a red bike with a comfy wide seat and tassles? It doesn't even need to have tires, really. Pee Wee Herman's bike is my DREAM! But Roxie isn't too shabby either.

Adnelg said...

I love your style, girl. Bike and writing: very descriptive with lots of personality.

The Roaming Southerner said...

OMG OMG OMG....I have been thinking about getting a bike and that would make me want to get one FO SHO!

If it came in green, I would be all up ons!