Saturday, July 3, 2010

Miss Ellen, Unchained and Well-Lit

Now that Miss Ellen has the dairy crate, the cats have decided they would like to take a ride. They jumped into Miss Ellen's booty and Miss Ellen went down.

So, on my way back from the World War Memorial, her chain came undone. That was a long walk. It was a lovely day, though, so it was no hardship. All the pedestrians were happy people and I passed a homeless man reading comic books. That was a beautiful sight, although I can't exactly explain why.

Yesterday I took Miss Ellen in to be re-chained. I love the bike store. You have never seen so many tattoos on skinny guys wearing black. All of them are pleasant and competent. I admired some aerodynamic bikes with custom cross-sections (nothing like Ellen, for sure), bought a headlight, and in general gave Miss Ellen some birthday glory.  We headed out, with speed and our own funky finesse once more.


Bob G. said...

Cats in the crate...LOL. That must have been a sight to behold!

If the chain only came off, I could have helped you, but if you lost a pin out of it, then you needed a new chain.

Consider it an "early birthday gift" for Miss Ellen.

Besides, what self respecting woman DOESN'T want a nice new shiny chain to proudly wear for all to see, eh?

Although most women DO prefer GOLD, it's impractical on bicycles...LOL

Have a great weekend!

Ann T. said...

Dear Bob,
Thank you! I appreciate it!
I'm going to learn how to do some of this basic stuff. There has to be a community course somewhere.

As for gold chains, that sounds wonderful! For me, not Miss E!

Ann T.

The Observer said...

Ann T:
You can put the chain on yourself, but it is greasy job. My 10 speed would drop its chain every so often until I had things adjusted.

Silly cats! They need their own milk crate!

The Observer

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
I did try to get the chain on. Good think I own that Lava Soap!!

Currently, one cat is sleeping in a laundry basket and another is watching birds on the windowsill. I started keeping Miss Ellen's crate full with the bike helmet, my handbag, and other as necessary!

But you know--they have to have adventures.

Ann T.