A big sigh of relief, I’m ready to ride, and now it’s @#$ winter

by on December 11, 2010
in Blowing a Gasket

corn dog license plateDearest readers, it has been a hell of a year. After spending 8 months unemployed I am finally back to work and SO grateful for the opportunity! And, in talking with some of my friends and new co-workers, I’ve come to realize how lucky I am that my “stint” wasn’t any longer than it was.

Here’s the thing about being unemployed and owning a motorcycle: it’s hard to enjoy yourself when you are weighted down with guilt and self-doubt, but in all reality a few more motorcycle rides were probably just what I needed to keep my spirits up. I regret not having indulged a bit more – I put a little under 2,000 miles on my bike this past season, so she’s essentially still brand new.

Photo up top is the vanity plate I got for my birthday. For some reason a couple of my close friends seemed unsure of what it meant. Come on, people, it’s only missing one vowel! It stands for “CORN DOG,” which of course is my biker-chick nickname. My first choice for a plate actually was “KITTEN,” which is the bike’s nickname (why yes those ARE ‘Hello Kitty’ screwhead covers – why do you ask?), but a snafu at the DMV resulted in getting my second choice. I am okay with that – I really like this one!

I know that I completely neglected to tell you about two rides – one was with friends to the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge, and the other was a shorty solo ride I took on my birthday. I guess it’s a little late to tell you about them now, but I’ll still share a few details in my next post.

Okay, more soon (this time for sure!) – who’s ready for SPRING??

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    4 Responses to “A big sigh of relief, I’m ready to ride, and now it’s @#$ winter”
    1. So happy to hear you got a job! That’s AWESOME! Love the vanity plate and super love the Hello Kitty screwcovers!! I am ready for SPRING!!! Looking forward to new posts from you. :)

    2. Corn Dog says:

      Aw thank you Steph – I’ve been such a slacker! I do have a nice little ride report coming up tomorrow… the photos show a beautiful blue sky, which sure is different from the gray that’s out there today! LOL

    3. Jovita says:

      I’ve always wondered how you received the name Corn Dog for your biker chick name… please do share. Those Hello Kitty covers are so cute, I’ve never seen them around before. I’m ready for Spring, but I did get out and ride for a bit last Thursday… our streets are so sanded it’s crazy.

    4. Corn Dog says:

      Hi Jovi!! It won’t surprise you to know I have a post about my nickname! LOL Here’s the link!
      http://www.bikerchicknews.com/2007/05/20/rizzocorndog/

      Glad you’ve been able to get out and ride, stay safe!

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