So, I think I’ve mentioned before that no one should tell my mother that I’ve been riding on the back of Gertrude. This is a serious request. You really should not tell her. She has made herself perfectly clear. She’s said from day one that I mentioned this J4 character that has no car, and only rides a motorcycle, that I am to stay off of the motorcycle. I mentioned that I still would like to have a Vespa, and she still seemed to accept that, but for whatever reason, she’s not down with the motorcycle. Yet, at least three times today, she “reminded me” to stay off of the motorcycle. I tried to tell her, and she said, “You better not be!”
But, here’s the thing, she’s got to know. I mean, how can she really expect me not to? I mean, it’s San Francisco, a city that was not designed for automobiles. There are large portions of our fair city that cannot be appreciated in a car. I don’t really see it as an “alternative transportation” when it really is much more convenient to the life we live here. We can hop on Gertrude and go to North Beach, China Town, the Haight, or wherever, without thinking twice about where we’ll park her. There are a lot of motorcycle only parking areas, and even when there’s not, we can slide in between cars or onto the sidewalk.
That being said, there’s no way that I’ll ever go to the extreme that J4 has, and get rid of Keiko. I’ve seen that there are advantages to both, the car and the motorcycle. The other day, while I was on my “lunch” break, I crawled into the back seat with a blanket and knocked out for about half an hour. I couldn’t do that with a scooter or a motorcycle. Also, the car has climate control. We went down to San Jose on Friday night, and I would have been miserable on the back of the bike. Also, you can’t ride a motorcycle in a skirt.
So, I maintain that Mommy knows that “The Baby” is slowly turning into a “biker babe” but she won’t hear it from my mouth. You know what they say, it won’t hurt her. I would tell her. I’m not in the habit of lying, and I’m not trying to be rebellious. It just makes sense. Plus, it’s kind of fun.
Current mood: devious