Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Thoughts

This morning I started registering for a 25 mile bike ride around Detroit next month, called the Tour De Troit. As part of the registration process, you are given the option of joining a team. The teams are just groups of people who gave themselves names, and it is not necessary to join one. It's just an option. Out of curiosity, I scrolled through the team names, and thought I'd share some of them with you. Luckily for me, if I decide to ditch my friends (which I would never do!), I could still join the following teams, all of which still have openings:

  • Ain't Nobody Got Time For That
  • Bi Couple Seeking Same
  • Hoodrats
  • Milkweed Rebellion
  • Little Rad Riding Hood
  • You Cannot Bring Sexy Back Without A Receipt
  • Sob Chronicles
  • Where Would Jesus Ride?

Pretty good, huh? I'm thinking I need to get my friends to come up with a name for our group, though I'm not sure I could come up with a name to top any of those.

In other thoughts, this summer I've been thinking about one of my favorite book series when I was a kid, the Trixie Belden series. Summer often reminds me of Trixie Belden because I read most of the books one summer vacation when I was probably 8 or 9 years old. The books were my mom's from when she was that age, and they smelled like books are supposed to smell, with their hard covers frayed on the corners. Trixie and her friends and brothers are always solving mysteries and having adventures in their small town in upstate New York.

I loved Trixie so much I even named my first pet, a goldfish, after her. Trixie the fish lived for five years, which I'm pretty sure is some sort of record. And also somewhat of a miracle considering my occasional childhood neglectfulness.

Anyway, I was feeling so nostalgic for Trixie (the book character, not the fish) this summer that I ordered the first two books from Amazon, and they arrived this week. I'm halfway through the first one, and it's just as charming as I remember it, and not too juvenile to enjoy as an adult (though definitely intended for a younger audience). If any of you are looking for a good book series for your young daughter, I'd definitely recommend this one. I think even without the nostalgia factor, they are great books.

We're nearing the end of summer - have you fit everything in you wanted to do this summer yet? There's still time for that summer romance!

Happy Wednesday.


Katherine said...

I love Trixie Belden!! Those books are so great! I always wanted to have a club like the Bobwhites of the Glen. And "You Cannot Bring Sexy Back Without A Receipt" is the BEST!!! Hee hee!!!!

MarkJJohnson said...

I came up with the receipt joke a few years ago. I made a button for it on the Facebook "Pieces of Flare" app which was then used by over two thousand people. It is fun when a joke takes off like that.

violet50 said...

I still remember parts of the Trixie Belden books. They were so great. I like the "receipt" one the best, too. I'll be thinking of a possible name for your group.

katilda said...

ok, little rad riding hood is super clever and i bet you'd get to wear a cape....but the one about bringing sexy back with a receipt is epic! people are so clever. questionable, sometimes, but clever. haha

Savd said...

Some possible TDT team names...

"Bananaseat Babes" (remember those bike seats??), or "Rollin' with my homies" (can we pull that off??), or what about "Two-wheeled Trixies" (in honor of your book series!!), or possibly "Hornets on Wheels" (to honor our glory days). :) Ok, I got the ball can do better than me at this!! :)