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Vespas: Parent-Approved?

December 9, 2004

My parents, who tend to shudder at my crazy ideas and schemes such as trekking across the country on a greyhound bus or backpacking through Europe or, as in the case of last weekend, spending a few days in one of the biggest cities in the world, actually expressed interest when I mentioned that I was thinking about buying a Vespa!

I expected cries of alarm and arguments about why motorscooters were dangerous, unreliable, and an all together Very Bad Idea, but instead I got a "hmm..." and a nod from my father and silence from my mother. If you knew my parents, you would know that this reaction was quite possibly one of the best I could get! Fabulous!

I told them -why- I wanted a Vespa (great gas mileage, ease of parking, all the cool kids in New York have 'em) and left out the cool stuff like picturing me with a hot pink helmet, hair blowing in the breeze as I cruise and the fact that I could park in my apartment, if I so desired, not to mention the fact that a girl on a scooter gains automatic hottie points.

So... what do -you- think about Vespas???

Moira at 3:23 PM :: Comments (2) :: ::

It would be cool to have one while I'm in France and Monaco. People in Frace probably judge a person by his/her scooter, like Americans judge each other by their car.

I could only imagine cruising through the narrow cobblestone streets of Nice in a super-cool, retrolicious scooter. :D

Posted by: Evan at December 9, 2004 5:27 PM

Retrolicious. Nice word! :c)

I'm reading a great book I think you might enjoy, Evan. It's called "A year in Provence" by Peter Mayle. I'm in August now. When I'm finished you can have it, if you'd like.

Posted by: moira at December 10, 2004 12:13 AM
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