Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I want to ride my bicycle ...


March 6th: Due to heavy winds during the last days, my bicycle has reappeared.


This morning, when I left the house, the outside temperature was -22° C. You know that it is a really cold day when even the Canadians wear gloves on the indoor track. At coffee break I talked to Fotini, who told me it's the month to be away. The funny thing is that every month somebody else tells me it's the month to be away.




@ the anonymous snowboarder in Vermont: I'd be more than happy to ship all the snow over to you. I'll contact Canada Post and ask them for an estimate on the postage fee. I see a huge potential for this procedure. One of you guys in California, could you send some mild sea breezes over here?

8 comments:

  1. I hope you will attend the demonstration against global warming tonight in Waterloo, Bee!

    Good that your bike has re-emerged from the glacier becausew omen on bikes in bikini are especially welcome to the protest.

    BTW don't forget that snowboarding is a left-wing sport.

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  2. Hi Lubos,

    you'll be delighted to hear that Waterloo is among the top seven of the World's Most Intelligent Communities....

    Besides this, I'm pretty sure the climate is not going to be impressed by my bikini, so I'll stay close by the fireplace.

    Best,

    B.

    PS: Hmm, the word verification is 'snowfk', I begin to believe this is a conspiracy.

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  3. Only a glance at the pic, and not having read about the -22 thing, I thought your bike was at the seashore (looked like frothing sea-water). :D

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  4. The snowf**k verification word is not conspiracy: it's an optical illusion because your brain may be getting frozen. :-)

    Good to see that Cambridge MA didn't make it to the top seven.

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  5. I don't know what is wrong with the snowboarder fellow--I'm in VT and I can't see anything outside my window other than snow. If they want to risk death every other time they go driving I wish he or she wouldn't drag the rest of us into it.

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  6. Queen lyrics:

    Bicycle bicycle bicycle
    I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
    I want to ride my bicycle
    I want to ride my bike
    I want to ride my bicycle
    I want to ride it where I like
    You say black I say white
    You say bark I say bite
    You say shark I say hey man
    Jaws was never my scene
    And I don't like Star Wars
    You say Rolls I say Royce
    You say God give me a choice
    You say Lord I say Christ
    I don't believe in Peter Pan
    Frankenstein or Superman
    All I wanna do is
    Bicycle bicycle bicycle
    I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
    I want to ride my bicycle
    I want to ride my bike
    I want to ride my bicycle
    I want to ride my
    Bicycle races are coming your way
    So forget all your duties oh yeah!
    Fat bottomed girls they'll be riding today
    So look out for those beauties oh yeah
    On your marks get set go
    Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race
    Bicycle bicycle bicyI want to ride my bicycle
    Bicycle bicycle bicycle
    Bicycle race
    You say coke I say caine
    You say John I say Wayne
    Hot dog I say cool it man
    I don't wanna be the President of America
    You say smile I say cheese
    Cartier I say please
    Income tax I say Jesus
    I don't wanna be a candidate
    For Vietnam or Watergate
    Cos all I want to do is
    Bicycle bicycle bicycle
    I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
    I want to ride my bicycle
    I want to ride my bike
    I want to ride my bicycle
    I want to ride it where I like


    just thought of that. lyrics might not be totally accurate.

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  7. Hi RaeAnn,

    thanks :-) I have to admit I don't particularly like that song... gee, I'm tired. The only thing that comes into my mind right now is that my husband likes to say: In der allerhoechsten Not, schmeckt die Wurst auch ohne Brot. Which means something like: In case of emergency, eat the sausage without bread.

    Best,

    B.

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  8. I think I will have to use that moniker on other blogs it has a nice ring to it "Anonymous Snowboarder"!

    We always need more snow Ryan(even if there seems to be enough right now). It blows away, it sublimates and gasp.. it gets *ained upon (as in the forecast for Sat.)

    Lumo, snowboarders are an independent lot in general but dont forget some of the best snow is in red states out west!

    Bee you will get used to the weather. I am not originally from Vermont but have adjusted well. When I first came here I would not go snowboarding unless it was +10F or warmer. Now I will go out if its over -5F at my home as long as the mountain is not too windy. And with a warm coat playing frisbee in the back yard with the dog in the morning at -15F isn't too bad.. its dry cold :) In a few winters you will be just like those here who go out in t-shirts when it reaches 32!

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