Mimi's Motorcycle Journal

Wandering Thoughts from a Moto Make Up Artista

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

just thinking...

the sun on my face
the wind cascading my hair
the howl of Thunders
money in my pocket
a full tank of gas
a blue sky
solitary bond

Monday, January 28, 2008

A Women's Helmet

Dig this - no more helmet hair? Depending on the price, it might be worth a try.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Simple Truths

Not too many things really bring tears to my eyes. Borrowed time, when a song brings you to a certain place that you are gone, but then again know where you are. A poem, a psalm. When someone phrases something so beautifully that your whole perspective on that topic changes.

I've been trying to find out some of my ancestry, before my Grand pa-pa came here from Italy. By the way, everyone from my Grandparents and before is from or is still in Italy. My Grandma, America, who I was named after, came here when she was only 16. All alone on a grueling boat, without knowing how to read or write. I received in the mail, pictures of the two boats my Grand pa-pa and my Grandma America came over on. I also received "the sign in sheets" before boarding the boat. I saw my Grand pa-pa's signature at 16 years old and then my Grandma America's signature. This is when I cryed. Since my Grandma didn't know how to read or write and you had to make a mark that you were entering, she put an X. Her name wasn't America at the time. She changed it when she got here. The rest is history. I am so proud of my heritage and how brave my Grandparents were to come to another country, learn the language and raise children. They loved this country and let everyone know. They're gone now, but I know I have that spirit they did. To get out and do what you need to do to make life better. To try new things.

The truth is, I never would have the opportunities I have if it weren't for them. I have a job, I can pay, well most of my bills, a car and my beloved bike. I don't think I would have this lifestyle and choices if I were in the part of Italy they were from.

It's so important to never forget where you're from. The next generation in my family will probably hear about their crazy aunt or cousin Mimi with her adventures in riding. I can only hope I influence one of these siblings to carry on this adventurous spirit.

Peace ~ Mimi

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy Birthday! Gene Krupa

The legendary Gene Krupa was the drummer of all time, influencing many of today's great rock drummers. He was also considered the inventor of the drum kit. Man, look at this cat go!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sunday Night, Santa Ana Winds

Here it is, Sunday night already. This weekend was warm and perfect for riding. Just needed a sweatshirt really. Cleopatra and I rode the highways, backroads, then joined another couple of riders back to the main drag. It seemed everyone who owns a bike here was out riding yesterday and today.

Today I rode down to the beach. There's a local bar there where lots of bikes are usually parked out front. It's always great to see familiar faces, watch the game (we won!) and catch up. I don't drink, but this beach bar is a great place to hang and see what's going on in the bike community. The music is good and the sodas are cheap.

As I rode back home, I could see the sun starting to set in my rearview mirror, all orange and red. The blue sky was getting deeper. This earth is so beautiful. Sometimes I'll wish I was around in another time, when most of the planet wasn't so industrialized. But being a woman, way back when, I wouldn't have this great opportunity to feel this wind on my face, on my own bike, being my wandering self and coming and going as I please. These are good days.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Rod Custom and M/C Show

If you happen to be in the San Francisco area 1/11-1/13, you've got to check out the rod custom and m/c show at the Cow Palace. I went to this show last year and it rocked! You can experience the true love that goes into these awesome creations.

Check it out here:


Monday, January 7, 2008

Lousy weather, No riding :(

Okay - it's been raining here in San Diego for days on end. Can't ride, no cruising. I've watched all the movies I've recorded and finished a great book - The Namesake. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie (which I hear is just as good as the read) I highly suggest it.

So after awhile of putzing around, I went to see a good friend of mine who I've known for quite some time. She is a brilliant make up artist and graduated from the same school I will be attending soon. Wow! What an inspiration. We talked about so many things and I'm more excited than ever to get my career up and running. I can't wait to achieve these upcoming goals, but more important I look so forward to experiencing each day and learning my own style of creativity. Each day I'll be feeding my soul, doing something I truly love. I think the most satisfying thing is being true. The truth is where it's at. Getting grounded with yourself. Being who YOU are. Anything else is a lie.

The truth is always there for you. Hold on and never let go!

Kinda like riding, huh?

Peace all.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Biker wear as couture fashion!

Check out this link:


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year, New Beginnings

New Years is a great time. A time to let it happen, to make those dreams come true. This time of year, where ever you are, its usually cold, damp, and the days are short. This is also a perfect time to cozy up and think about what's really important for yourself. Sometimes after all the holiday hoopla it can be a downer, but the new year can bring hope and new goals. So, it may not be a great time to ride and be outdoors, but oh what those deep thoughts and ideas could bring. Do for yourself this year!

Peace my friends.