Saturday, April 9, 2011

It's All in the Details

We did not buy this motorcycle at a yard sale today. However, it was out back and the guy at the yard sale was way more interested in talking about his cool motorcycle with the "dudes" who showed up at his yard sale than he was in selling his stuff. 

I have to admit, I've never seen anything like this. The young guy who built this said it sounds like a Nascar when he fires it up. I was secretly hoping he would fire it up but on the other hand, I was hungry and wanted to get home for lunch. Gene was so happy I had my camera with me. We found a few treasures today but this was clearly his favorite find.

Yeah, girls, I'm not so sure what's so hot about this bike but the guys were drawn to it like a moth to flame. 

A close-up of the bullet thingy for Gene.

When we got home, I made some of our favorite Geno's Pizza Snacks for lunch.  When I got ready to take the label off the olive can to recycle it, I discovered a cute sentence on the bottom of the can. It says "Questions, comments, love letters?" and then provides a website.

I love clever advertising. Today, for some reason, I've been paying attention and I'm enjoying the heck out of the small details.

I bet I've opened a 100 cans of olives and never once noticed there were ducks on the can. 

This is what spring does to me.

I feel like I'm coming out of the fog of winter ... and I like it.

Trust me.  I normally couldn't care less about a motorcycle with bullets for decoration on it, much less what's on the olive can. But there's something about being cooped up all winter and then all of a sudden the weather is nice and all you want to do is be outside and talk to other people who have survived the dark, cold, long winter. And be tickled  pink by a little thing like the word "love" on an olive can.

Can anybody relate?   love, susan



  1. Yes I am tickles pink almost now too. We heard they accepted our offer for a place in Vancouver. Great corner lot and nice landscape. When we get the move in word I will be high high and higher.

  2. Yah, I'm coming out of a fog of my own and see things in a whole new way. The sun is shining here in Fairbanks and it feels like spring!! Love it!! I also love the pictures of the motorcycle!!

  3. That is a Ninja 1000 that is bobbed. I immediately thought of my friend Sven when I saw it as he is a bike builder, and though mostly works on Harleys, he does some amazing reworks on metric bikes too.. building customs that are known as bobbers. They have all unnecessary stuff stripped off, and moved about, and the "almost always solo" seats are slammed down as low as possible, and the rear fender is bobbed back to either just even with the top of the curve around the top of the tire.. or an entire new fender fabbed that hits the peak and then is extended straight back a little ways. Can't really explain it. The photos of this bike don't even come close somehow of just how short this bike seems when seen in the flesh. ALL MOTOR.


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