Tuesday, March 09, 2010

My New Baby


Meet my new bike.

Ain't she a beauty?

Well, I don't have her yet, but I paid a hefty deposit for her on Friday and when she arrives in a couple of weeks from the USA, she will be mine.

Sooooo pretty.

I'm very excited. I haven't owned a bike since I was a teenager. That bike was a silver Ricardo 10 speed racer which rode me the 3kms each way to and from school every day and over the years carried a viola, a clarinet and a flute, as well as a massive school bag. It was a fab old bike. I have no idea what's happened to it... it may still be in the shed at the Mater's, or she may have thrown it out in a fit of cleaning madness.

But that was then. And this is now. And this new bike is totes awesome.

Ye olde silver Ricardo was named Fox. After Michael J Fox. And because my dad said it was a "silver fox". I never got what he meant by that... but I have a feeling it might have to do with Ricardo Montalban.

But I think this bike is a girl. And I haven't quite decided on her name, but the top runners are a bit old-school. Like her. Tell me what you think suits her best:

  • Betsy Lucy
  • Peggy
  • Stella
  • Scout
  • Audrey
  • Ginny
  • Gracie
  • Lalla
  • Maisie
  • Martha

I'm leaning heavily towards Betsy Lucy, but am still open to suggestions.

And I'm counting down the days and planning our shopping trips together with great anticipation.

2 comments:

Pomgirl said...

Daphne, Maud, Bebe, Esther, Fernanda, Beatrix, Ariel. Okay, they are just some of my favourite girls names but I like all your names, too. Scout is probably my favourite.

And I totally agree, she is quite the beauty.

p.s. Or you could opt for my word verification: imarysil. It's certainly different.

magical_m said...

Oooh I like Maud. I like Maeve too... I just thought of that one.

Imarysil sounds like a cream for a fungal infection!