If Gilda Radnor Gave a Mouse a Cookie…

It’s always something…. And in my case, almost always self-inflicted.

To celebrate graduation, I got a 2004 Thunderbird.

Since I’m leaving the state that’s 2nd most dangerous to bicyclists and moving to Monterey (think Big Sur, 17 mile drive, and the Pacific Coast Highway (SR1)), I figured I might get into bicycling.

This is the coastline near Monterey. I may be forced to drive it in my convertible and not ride my bicycle.

The Bicycle Shop here in town and had a rack that was “recommended” for my vehicle. I went over and they brought it out to my vehicle and since my bumper is plastic, they had concerns about my using that one.

In some of the most excellent customer service I’ve ever experienced, we went through my choices:

Put the hardtop on and get the suction thing for $300.

The hard top takes 2 people to attach and remove, which isn’t ideal because I will be living alone.

Nevermind that after a long bike ride I might like to ride back with the top down.

Trailer Hitch – none available on the internet would need to be custom built. Cost estimate: $$$$

Nothing screams redneck louder than a sports car with a trailer hitch. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Get another (additional) vehicle. Cost: $$$$$

Oh, myLanta. No. Just no.

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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4 Responses to If Gilda Radnor Gave a Mouse a Cookie…

  1. Stacey Foretich says:

    You always crack me up!! Love you and all the best, my friend!!

  2. hroeder says:

    I don’t really understand the title. Gilda? Love the TBird. But why, then, a Corvette at end?

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