|This may sound sick but ..my mother in law is coming to town||PaulCL|
Mar 21, 2002 10:10 AM
|..and I'm thrilled about it.
Get this, my MiL called to ask if it was OK to come for Easter on Thursday instead of Saturday and why? Her suggestion: so that I, her son-in-law could go ride his bike on his day off Good Friday!
Sounds weird to say you look forward to a visit from the in-laws, but their visits always allow me riding time. When my family comes, I have to entertain them and my wife gets to go off and paint or shop. When the in-laws come or we go to their house..Paul is gone on his bike. Now if the weather would only cooperate....
Just had to share my joy.
|You're not alone||Dave Hickey|
Mar 21, 2002 10:14 AM
|When we go visit my in-laws, I always take my bike. They live in the country about 50 miles south of Dallas. I've had some great rides while my wife and kids are visiting.|
|Why did I even read this?||onespeed|
Mar 21, 2002 10:16 AM
|Because you bored like the rest of us. nm||Paul|
Mar 21, 2002 10:48 AM
|Unrelated to above . . . I just got back from my . . .||morrison|
Mar 21, 2002 11:36 AM
|tax appointment with my accountant. I'm getting a 7K refund this year. Now, what could I do with 7K? Hmmmmmmmmmm . . . I guess my wife and I are going to be racing eachother home to the mailbox like we did last year. (She won) X-mas comes late in San Diego, I guess.
And yes, I know, getting a refund means you gave the IRS a no-interest loan for a year. Blah blah blah. If I'd had the money, I would have spent it on useless shit like bills, etc. Now it will be righteously pumped into the Italian economy.
|here's what you do||lonefrontranger|
Mar 21, 2002 12:21 PM
|Find yourself a good deal on whatever chi-chi spaghetti bike you prefer. Do a search on Ebay; some bike shops are clearing out '01 frames, etc, and there are pretty good deals going on there. There have been some decent deals on unused 2001 C-40s there lately. Don't go too hog wild on wheels, and you should be able to keep your purchase within reason.
Now, here's the important part: With the couple or 3 grand you'll have left over, go to a good gem merchant and buy her a nice sparkly suprise! She'll forgive the bike purchase, guaranteed. Especially when you explain that the bike is your version of jewelry.
Or, you could pay off the car loan... Nahh.
Mar 21, 2002 12:56 PM
|something tells me that putting up with morrison should give her the right to the 7k-- |
sensing that it's a great relationship between them, that would mean she would probably indulge his desire in the bike related realm anyway-- unless of course she rewards my sticking up for her and pays some of my fourth quarter taxes for me-- *S*
|Tempting, but no. Actually, I just got back from lunch . . .||morrison|
Mar 21, 2002 1:07 PM
|with She Who Must be Obeyed. I explained the tax news, to which she replied, "Great! We can replace the windows in the kitchen and redo the moldings througout the house." She also mentioned something about a stove, but to be pefectly honest, I didn't understand a word of it because I started feeling hot and dizzy and like I was going to throw up.
"The windows?" I replied, "The molding? I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT MOLDING IS!!!!!!!!!!!!! The stove works fine and, to the best of my recollection, none of the windows are broken!"
"Quite right," said she, "and I seem to recall that your Cannondale works fine, I don't even know what Dura Ace is, and to the best of my recollection, none of your other bikes are broken!"
Actually, we agreed to spend the money on our trip to Spain in September. And yes, she does know that we're going to watch the Vuelta. Of course, she also has been led to believe that the Vuelta is a Spanish Opera. Hee hee hee.
|i told you to clear the old bike out before planning a new...||Spirito di Finocchio|
Mar 21, 2002 4:42 PM
|bike as she will understand. adding more bikes to the pile makes sense to us but to those who are not as crazy as we - it looks really indulgent.
sell the dale. buy the nago - fix what she thinks is needed - after all riding a bike isnt the only fun that you are into at least by the evidence of your wheelbarrow allotment.
by apprearing even the slightest bit modest you stand to gain more without rocking the boat. unless of course your a demon in bed but i generally thought that people of your profession where better at enticing someone to a love tryst with words rather than keeping them entwined with the actions which enfold.
im yet to prove this theory as the only attractive female lawyers i have met usually walk away from me unless i am paying them to represent me. what can i do they are smart enough to know better.
hee hee vuelta a spanish opera lol ;-)
|re: This may sound sick but ..my mother in law is coming to town||Troyboy|
Mar 21, 2002 12:37 PM
|I take my bike and my clubs whenever I go see mine. Thanks to some good people here I've found some good riding in NoCal. There is lots of good golf up there too!|
|sharing your joy or is it PAIN?!||RayBan|
Mar 21, 2002 1:43 PM
|Ha! my MiL arrived Tuesday but shes out of here Friday :). That reminds me of a cool idea I do. The in laws live about 60-70 miles from me, SO when a visit is planned I head out on the bike, have the wife and kids drive down to her moms, and I get a long ride in on the way to her house. I show up after they've been there for a while, throw the bike on the roofrack, clean up, hang out for a while and drive back home. Something about riding 70 miles makes the visit more tolerable. Fatigue? Endorphins flowin freely? Whatever it is it works for me! :)|
|nah..I don't think it's sick...||djg|
Mar 21, 2002 7:58 PM
|mine's here, and apart from the fact that she's a nice person, she is WAY helpful with the four-week-old twins we've got on board. Turns out, the little tykes do just about nothing for themselves.|| |