Mimi's Motorcycle Journal

Wandering Thoughts from a Moto Make Up Artista

Monday, June 30, 2008

Sassafras in the Wallet

OK, desperate times call for desperate measures. Right? I've been working two jobs, sometimes three, and at this pace, not much time for riding. How is it that I can barely make ends meet. I don't buy anything but food, and my meager necessities. I make sure my bills are paid on time. There's nothing to save and I usually think twice about buying a magazine or worse a new lipstick! But I get a bunch of that stuff while working.

I started reading about spells, Wicca, a religion, well, Witchcraft.

Here's the deal. Supposedly if you put some sassafras herb in your wallet or purse and you will have continuous money. You won't win the lotto, but you won't be broke either. I started this last week and have been on a roll.

As I started paying my bills this morning, I either noticed 0.00 in the "amt. due" or not as much as I thought I owed. In the past couple of days, I found, yes found a $20.00 bill on the street. And then I won the $75.00 raffle at the recent ABATE meeting. Then, the coup de gras my stimulus check arrived in my account today!

Coincidence? I don't know. Mmmm.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Daily Scripture

I often get these daily scriptures on my email. I just felt like sharing this one :)

'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.' Thomas said to him, 'Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?' Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:1-6 NIV

Truth = Life


Monday, June 16, 2008

Wild Cats and Winding Roads

This past Saturday, my friend Monetta and I broke in her new Harley 1200L Sportster. It fits her like a glove and it's her first REAL bike. By that I mean she grew up riding dirt bikes with her brother, but never had a cruising bike. Every time I looked over at her she had this wide grin on her face, like I HAVE ARRIVED, this is it! We must have hit every road in San Diego and beyond! The weather was dry and hot. No jackets required. We made a few pit stops, first was The Roadhouse. Biker bar and restaurant well know to the locals. I had my usual greasy fries and a diet coke, while Monetta, very health oriented had her salad (dressing on the side) and water. I usually try to eat pretty well, but hey, I don't drink or do drugs so, whatever...

On our way we rode through some very winding roads and tight turns. But we took it slow. One thing I've learned is to know your limitations. I've seen some folks fly through such roads and I've got to wonder. Oh well, I guess they know what they're doing. I'm just glad I'm not on the back.

When we got closer to civilization, we stopped at another shack of a place. There was really no name to it but we saw bikes out front. We stopped in for a quickie diet coke and left. We were the only females in the joint. So, we decided to ride down to the beach and feel some cooler air. We hung out there a while and just people watched. Kids really are a blast. They're so uninhibited.

Well, the day was coming to a close and we both had to get back home. This day had everything I love. Feeling wild and moving with the curves.

I'm so glad Monetta got herself a bike. It's gonna be a great summer!

Ride safe friends~


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Grace. Why can't it always be like this?

I love that word. I'm so fulled with grace today and am so thankful. I just took a long ride on this foggy, damp California morning. They call it June gloom. But not for me.

I stayed off the highways during this rush hour, except for a few northern roads that all seem to head toward LA. You just gotta side ride that LA crowd. It's crazy. I discovered this great coffee shop called Cafe de Lune, or something like that. Great vanilla lattes (my favorite!) I really didn't need that extra shot this morning, but what the hell, Cleopatra gave that look from the curb, like let's get going lady, you DO need it. Off we went.

Then the drizzle came. Not too bad, but I don't wear a full face helmet, so I'm sure you know what that's all about. The faster you go, the harder it feels.

Anyway, I'm home now. I hope it stays cloudy. It's just one of those days, ya know?

Peace friends. :~)