Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I'VE GOT A MOTORCYCLE!!!! Not one, but two! I picked up the first one for $29 from a guy in the neighborhood who had it abandoned on his property for years. One little problem: Abandoneers don't normally leave titles with their abandoned vehicles. To solve that problem, I got an identical year bike with a title for $350. Now you know how 1+1=1 better one; I'm going to strip down the two bikes and take the best pieces from each one and put them back together as one wonderful bike. The last picture of the shiny brilliant blue bike is what I hope it will look like someday. It's a nice winter project, and I have to say, dad and Dan are just as excited about it as I am, because of course, I'm going to need their help, so they get a free project to help me on. Watch out next summer! Vroom vroom vroom! Come March 1st I'll be signing up for motorcycle safety training classes... And Mrs. Criss was right when she predicted I'd be the next biker in my family!
Ahhh, isn't she a beauty? I think (since all vehicles should have names) I will call her Figment. Maybe after it's repainted I'll paint it on in an inconspicous place in little scripty letters, like a tattoo. I can't wait to ride it! Right now there's Bike 1 stripped down in our basement, and Bike 2 is almost stripped down in the garage. After tonight I'll have finished that and it'll be in the basement too.
I can't leave this post without mentioning my wonderful adventure to the Mall of America with Lady Fair. It was great! We travelled by bus to Minneapolis and then wandered around in the dark looking for a taxi. Scary thing, those taxis. Saturday morning we went to spend the whole day at the Mall. We tried on lots of dresses, bought some clothes (did you know there's no clothing tax in Minnesota?) and I saw Matt Hammit, the lead singer from Sanctus Real walking down the concourse! Lady fair and I had ice cream twice in one day, and one of them was fried! Mmmmmmmmm. We walked about ten zillion miles and man, my legs are still recouperating. See, we walked all over the mall, and then after we left the mall we went to find a grocery store which was really far away, and our legs were already tired. For once, I think Lady Fair walked as far as she cared to in one day! Sunday we took the bus home, and there was a girl in front of us tossing her cookies. Delightful. It didn't curb my appetite though, as we didn't get any breakfast that morning. Who ever heard of a continental breakfast not starting till 7:00 am? Not me! It was so fun to be by ourselves, navigating foreign cities and trying to tell taxi drivers where we wanted to go, only to find out that we didn't really know where we were going to begin with. Ah, the memories...
And now it's time for Lizzie's favorites:
Lizzie's favorite Movie: Toy Story! "YOU ARE A TOY! YOU ARE A CHILD'S PLAYTHING!!!"
Lizzie's favorite Music: Oooh, toughy. I'd have to say Shuffle on the iPod
Lizzie's favorite Book: "And the Shofar Blew" by Francine Rivers. So sad, but good. They wasted so much time!
Lizzie's qoute of the post:
"Are the rumors true about you getting a motorcycle?" -Dan F. from Tyndale
...And so, the end is here, and as we sing our final curtain...
Monday, October 09, 2006
Now if you need to laugh, you can just look at this picture. It'll solve your case of whatever has you down...temporarily. I just couldn't resist taking a picture of this hilarious set-up. Now I've posted it on the World Wide Web for the whole wide world to see! Bwa hahahahahahahaha!
Well, that's all I have time for, but if you check back soon, I'll have a really cool picture to show you. I just have to go to the DMV and make sure it's mine to show first. Now I've got you breath baited!
I won't forget my favorites though:
Lizzie's favorite music: Sorry all you rock 'n roll fans, I find myself getting tired of the same old beats and riffs and stuff. Rock went on a sabatical. Hello country! This week I'm liking Alison Kraus again, and I tried Rascal Flatts today, they weren't bad!
Lizzie's favorite movie: the Little Mermaid!
Lizzie's favorite book: I actually haven't had a whole lot of time to read, so I'll say the Bible, since that's all I read last week and I'm always reading that.
Lizzie's favorite quote she heard: "Okay, I'm not going to be jealous of you twice in the same day!"
(hint about next post: vroom)