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Veronica
05-13-2006, 10:51 AM
I don't know who sings it, or what its title really is. But it's on the radio now and it always makes me smile. Makes me wonder what I don't know about Thom. :)

V.

Running Mommy
05-13-2006, 10:52 AM
isn't it barry manilow.. or maybe neil sedaka??
If you like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain...

Veronica
05-13-2006, 10:54 AM
Yep that's the one. It's totally cheesy and corny... but it appeals to the romantic in me I guess.

V.

Veronica
05-13-2006, 10:56 AM
Ahh... the joys of Internet radio. I just checked, it's called Escape by Rupert Holmes. 'Cause you all wanted to know. :D

V.

Lise
05-13-2006, 11:56 AM
well, yeah. It was going to trouble me. That is a slice in time for me...late college...there was a boy on whom I had a crush, who really had no interest in me...his name was Joe...sigh. I think we actually went on one date, saw a Bogart movie. Or maybe we talked about a Bogart movie...you'd think I'd remember. :p I remember sighing over Joe when this song came on...wait, what am I talking about?!? It wasn't this song! It was "We had it all, just like Bogey and Bacall..." a song by the same guy? I'm an idiot! My own thread drift within a single post.

ahem. never mind. :rolleyes: L.

Veronica
05-13-2006, 12:05 PM
Now you have to find out what the song is Lise...'cause I want to know.

V.

Veronica
05-13-2006, 12:08 PM
Key Largo by Bertie Higgins. Ain't Google wonderful?

V.

Lise
05-13-2006, 12:25 PM
Key Largo by Bertie Higgins. Ain't Google wonderful?

V.
HA! Google! I never think of that thing!

Bertie Higgins...Rupert Holmes...they sound like the same guy in my memory! Thanks, V, for helping out the search-engine challenged. :rolleyes: L.

Veronica
05-13-2006, 12:40 PM
Well... Thom's out riding his motorcycle. He's had it 4 months and only put 250 miles on it. It's not even broken in yet. Our weekends had been filled with my training. So, I'm puttering around the house today. We still need to replace the derailleur on my bike and I don't feel like riding my afterwork loop which I can do with just one chain ring. So... you're keeping me from being too bored. I may attempt the repair myself. If I get sufficiently motivated.

V.

maillotpois
05-13-2006, 12:43 PM
Well... Thom's out riding his motorcycle. He's had it 4 months and only put 250 miles on it. It's not even broken in yet. Our weekends had been filled with my training. So, I'm puttering around the house today. We still need to replace the derailleur on my bike and I don't feel like riding my afterwork loop which I can do with just one chain ring. So... you're keeping me from being too bored. I may attempt the repair myself. If I get sufficiently motivated.

V.

Hmm. Mike's had his motorcycle about 4 months, too. Just in time for the raniy season. Did Thom do a spreadsheet showing how much money you'd save if he got a motorcycle? Mike did. We should be rolling in cash right about now.... :rolleyes:

Veronica
05-13-2006, 12:46 PM
No... he's just tired of the commute. I actually sat on it today. Thom would really like for me to get a motorcycle. They are so heavy, even his which is relatively small.

V.

RoadRaven
05-13-2006, 12:50 PM
I luuurve this song!!!
As corny as it is... it is so catchy, and of course when I was a teen and it was released I thought it was incredibly sophisticated and romantic and clever.

I STILL know all the lyrics, and have been known to STILL sing it to myself.

I think its the imagery of two of the lines i like the most...

If you like ... getting caught in the rain.

If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape...

Mmm-hmmm, I do like that tune...

Also really enjoy Key Largo when it comes on the radio... though I havn't got all the words and tend to hum/mutter... and hope no-one realises I am stumbling through the words... you know when you make a sound in time with the tune and say the words a fraction of a second too late and then try and look cool like it was intentional and you're just trying out some interesting harmony... :p

maillotpois
05-13-2006, 12:50 PM
Mike's is too tall for me, or I would learn to ride it. I had a roommate in law school who taught me to ride his in a parking lot. It was pretty fun.

Veronica
05-13-2006, 12:57 PM
Thom thinks I'd love riding one. I so seldom drive anywhere so I kinda don't see the point. If I'm going to go somewhere to ride - I'd rather be on my bicycle.

Thom's was fairly inexpensive. He's planning to ride the Davis course with it, so maybe you'll see him.

V.

maillotpois
05-13-2006, 01:03 PM
That's fun. I'll bet he'll have even more fun doing a double that way! :) You need to get him a bike rack for it - or better yet, those wheel racks like the Mavic motorcycles. So he can give you a spare wheel if you need it. Now that would be helpful!!

Did you fix your derailleur yet?? Is it going to be okay for tomorrow?

Veronica
05-13-2006, 01:20 PM
No... not yet. It will be fine tomorrow. I'm putting on a brand new one. It's one of those things I've never done. Putting it on looks simple. It's connecting the cables...Oh and taking off my leather bar tape... mostly I'm kind of enjoying puttering around the house and yard. Maybe I'll make cookies to bring tomorrow. I'm sure we can get Jo to carry them for us. :)

We bought new backyard furniture today and finally got a gas grill! Talk about thread drift.

V.

maillotpois
05-13-2006, 01:37 PM
Well, super cool. Now that it is nice out, it's great to get your yard all set.

We're puttering around waiting for my brother in law to get here to go into the city. Such a nice day. Spent the morning at my friend's in Martinez admiring the mini horses. I'm still not used to it actually being nice out. I feel llike I am emerging from some sort of abusive relationship and if I do something wrong, the rain will come back...

Veronica
05-13-2006, 01:43 PM
Are you planning on going to the summit tomorrow? I'm bringing a third water bottle - just in case I get the urge. It might be nice to just roll across part of the valley if the wildflowers look good.

Part of me wants to climb it - just 'cause I stopped at Windy Gap on DMD. You know that get back on your horse after you fall thing. But it's also appealing to just do 60 miles and kick back and have pizza with my friends after.

Last year we did so many rides together as a group - I miss it.

V.

SadieKate
05-13-2006, 03:51 PM
Last year we did so many rides togher as a group - I miss it.

V.So do we.

SK

Lise
05-13-2006, 06:41 PM
I feel llike I am emerging from some sort of abusive relationship and if I do something wrong, the rain will come back...
Heh. That's just about how much sense it makes in an abusive relationship, too! What a great analogy.
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It strikes me that a thread which starts off about a pop song from the early '80s is bound to drift!
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I am envious that you guys get to ride together, and in such incredible country. Have fun tomorrow, whatever you do. And don't even try to get either of those songs out of your head, it will only make them more deeply entrenched! :p L.

maillotpois
05-13-2006, 07:41 PM
Are you planning on going to the summit tomorrow? I'm bringing a third water bottle - just in case I get the urge. It might be nice to just roll across part of the valley if the wildflowers look good.

Part of me wants to climb it - just 'cause I stopped at Windy Gap on DMD. You know that get back on your horse after you fall thing. But it's also appealing to just do 60 miles and kick back and have pizza with my friends after.

V.

I am thinking just through the valley and part way is good. I've done this ride plenty - I just want to have fun. music's great at ka-boom by the way! sunny in the city!