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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I don't want no pickle

I just wanna ride my motor-sickle!

Call this one "Mission: Accomplished"! I will be getting the paperwork and such worked out hopefully this week, but I've got my bike, we've checked it out, and it is up and running. YeeeeeeeeHAW!

Also later this week I hope to be back to blog on current events of a larger magnitude, but in the meantime, I'm savoring Promises Kept, and looking forward to cruises to come. ~grin~

9 Comments:

Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

She's a beauty, Mel! You got a matching helmet, or is your state one of those helmet-not-required-unless-you-dontwannabe-an-organ-donor state? ["and I don't wanna die, I just wanna ride on my motor..cy....cle" -- Arlo kicks ass] Looking fwd to your return to blogging airwaves! ~~ D.K.

12:21 AM  
Blogger meldonna said...

I'll have to be getting a helmet; the one Jane had is a small, and I happen to possess a large head. I do live in a helmet-optional state, but prefer to wear one myself. I dislike helmet laws because of two facts: one, this is a free country, and two, anyone should be able to choose not to wear a helmet -- there's no danger of brain damage in those individuals, and it does neaten up the gene pool.

Far out! You recognized the Guthrie. I assume this means you know you can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

excepting Alice! Yes, I'm an Arlo fan, even paying to see him twice. Last time he had his children up there with him, passing it along to the new generation. He's a great story-teller. When Alice's Restaurant was being played on the radio back in the day, the full version confined to late night spots, I forced my dad to listen cuz I knew how much he'd like the draft induction part. He actually made it through the whole thing & this is a man who can hardly sit still for dinner! You ever see the movie version?

Glad to hear you'll wear a helmet. Loved your gene pool description! ~~ D.K.

2:29 PM  
Blogger dada said...

Sadly I suppose, it may be a comment on the world in which we live, but I was only able to hear Alice's Restaurant all the way through sans interruption but twice. (And I've never been diagnosed hyperactive.)

Love the new wheels Mel. Congratulations. It reminds me of a story in today's El Paso Times.

Seems our dear governor is flying over to El Paso Friday. Purpose? to take a a motorcycle ride while his wife--and first lady of Texas--is giving a speech to the Greater El Paso Republican Women. ("Greater" being a matter of opinion, I suppose.)

But our mayor's not releasing the location of the bike ride, because Governor Perry "doesn't want a bunch of bikers to show up."

Gee, and I thought that'd be pretty cool Mel, you on your new bike alongside the guv'ner toolin' down the road.

7:14 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...

Yeah, and Gubner Goodhair wouldn't need a helmet himself! I'll leave it up to you which theory you subscribe to: either that DipityDo/AquaNet shell on his noggin will protect him in a crash, ot once again there's no danger of brain damage in the first place. You decide. ~chuckle~

8:23 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...

Oh, deke? I did see the movie many years ago; understandably, my memory of it is, err, a bit foggy. As I remember, the theatre was a bit hazy as well, if you know what I mean, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

TX Gov is a biker who doesn't want to be around other bikers? That's no kind of biker I've ever met. As for his "hair" -- from the few pics I've seen, it can't be for real, gotta be some sort of kevlar armor-plated shag-rag.

Dada, sometime when you're in a look-back mood, dig up the full version of Alice's Restaurant. Simple story, simply told, very powerful. The movie? not so much, except for the chance to see Arlo in his underwear (OK OK, that was enough to drag me into the theatre, I admit). Mel, I remember the woman who played Alice was very much as I'd pictured her from the song, very earthy. No wonder everyone wanted to eat at her restaurant. ~~ D.K.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Mel,
The bike is a beauty. You are going to have a grand old time on that bike.

Arlo recorded the full version again live at the Kerrville Folk Fest a couple of years ago. We didn't make it but our friends went and bought us the CD. We looked on the net to order it for others but apparently it was only sold at the festival.

Hairspray Perry's head would damage the road, destroy the other vehicle or pole that he hit and then his hair would start cracking until his wife applied hair CPR and began spraying him down.

7:56 AM  
Blogger deuddersun said...

Been a while, Mel, glad to see you are well. Congrats on your new scoot, watch the high side!

d.

9:59 AM  

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