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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Creating a Roman Holiday

Today is Valentine's day.   For me, it's not really about getting a crappy overpriced card or a box of sweets for the sweetie.   It's about taking a moment and thanking her for everything she does for me.  I was very surprised when she found this little thing for me.


Imagine my surprise when you press the button and it starts to shake and rumble and plays "Born to be Wild."  Which I suppose anyone who has ever wandered the highways and byways of America has belted out at least once at the top of their lungs.

For a few reasons I won't go into here the lovely Sue will not go 2-up with me.  Which is fine, I don't feel ready for her to ride behind me.

But we do try to keep the romance alive.  William-Sonoma blog has a couple of ideas about creating your own Roman Holiday.    Here the intrepid couple jumps aboard an iconic Vespa to explore the city of San Francisco spending the whole day eating, riding and enjoying each other's company.   I'm sure other's have done something similar as well.  That's one of the things I love about Susan...we explore.  Bok Tower Gardens, Solomon's castle, a rebuilt piece of local history.  All these things we have explored as a couple.

So on this Valentine's day I am going to be thankful for all the woman in my life, past and present, who have made me into the man that I am today.  I do love and appreciate ALL the woman in my life each and everyday.  Well V-day may be more about selling sappy cards and overpriced flowers, it's still a good day to remember to not take those special to you for granted.  :) 

Now hopefully your loved one just might slide up behind you and whisper in your ear "OK Baby, let's go."  I am looking forward to that day when Sue and I both feel ready to ride together 


Just please don't drive like that.

3 comments:

Dar said...

Lovely! That is such a cool little gift! I have been riding 2up for 30 years on the back of the hubs bike - he still has the same one we met on when I was 18. It takes a lot of courage to take a passenger and to be one. One day she may surprise you.

Trobairitz said...

Some day I'm actually going to have to watch that movie.

Pretty neat little gift your sweetie found for you.

Hubby and I don't celebrate holidays or even birthdays, etc. We prefer to show our love and appreciation every day instead. Yeah, we are sappy that way, lol. But don't tell, we have a rep to protect.

Circle Blue said...

Heather and I don't generally do the holiday thing, but there is no rule against finding something that just seems so perfect. Actually, it seems in our case to make it more fun. With no expectations there are more possibilities for surprise. What a very nice surprise Susan gifted you with.

I'm not keen on two up yet. I'm thinking this summer may see some parking lot action. Then we'll see where it goes from there.

Thanks for the little clip. Been a while since I saw it.
~Keith