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Thursday, September 28, 2006

I attempted to go shopping today.....

.....Notice the operative -- "attempted."

I hate shopping. I always have. I'm a terrible decision-maker, so I either make stupid purchases, buy things I don't need and won't use, or I get paralyzed and don't buy anything at all.

I need clothes. Not that I don't have any -- I have lots of clothes. But all my clothes are the type of clothes you could wear when you work at a bike shop....or in a gym...which is just fine if you work in a bike shop or a gym, but I don't work in a bike shop or a gym anymore so I need clothes you can wear if you don't work in a bike shop or a gym. Pretty clothes. Flirty clothes. Clothes that make me look attractive. Clothes that make me look like a girl, not a teenaged boy. Clothes I could go on a date in. Clothes don't stretch, aren't black, and aren't screenprinted with something cycling-related. Girl clothes.

So, I ride over to Burlingame and hit all the cute, one-off shops (not GAP, not Banana Republic, not Old Navy). After wandering around half a dozen shops, I finally try something on in Therapy. Actually, I try on three things -- two dresses and a top that could be a dress too! None of this made me happy and none of this inspired me to pull out my wallet. Frick!

But, instead of clothes, I bought some of this:

And some of these:

And one of these (just kidding):

And was tempted with one of these:

Maybe I can get my friends to take me shopping this weekend.


At 9/28/2006 1:21 PM, Blogger Flandria said...

hmmm what is the pink thingy? a lamp?

At 9/28/2006 1:22 PM, Blogger Flandria said...

oh okay, it's a hair curler - duh

At 9/28/2006 1:33 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

I think it's a new saddle concept from interbike....the fizik pearl rabbit?

At 9/28/2006 1:43 PM, Blogger Flandria said...

ohhh, duh i get it now...

At 9/28/2006 2:25 PM, Blogger Tony Rocha said...

Seems like you could loose a few more grams by removing the seat and post and installing the new fizik pearl rabbit right into the frame. Then just drop the remote for your new "seat" into a waterbottle.

That would look real clean!

At 9/28/2006 3:38 PM, Blogger marscat said...

it's funny that you write: "frick"

Ippoc poses many philosophical questions
about the use of this word in her
frig-youmother-fricker post

At 9/28/2006 3:48 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

I did it just for Ippoc! I don't typically use frick or frig either. If I'm gonna say it, I'm gonna say it all the way!

At 9/28/2006 4:51 PM, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

I'm switching to fizik right now. 8)

At 9/29/2006 7:24 AM, Blogger Eclectchick said...

HAHAHA - that's The Rabbit!

Nooooooo, I don't have one but I recognize it from Sex and the City. D'ya suppose all the girls on the show got a free one from the company for all the free publicity that thing got?



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