Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chickens and Motor Scooters

Last year my wife started saying some strange things like "It would be cool if we had chickens". I took her in for a CAT scan and MRI but the tests came back negative. Over time I found out she was serious. One day when I came back from a scout camp out, there was a big box in the garage filled with sawdust and 6 cute little fuzzy, peeping, chicks. She had done it.

I was secretly happy when I saw this because I had previously told her that if she got chickens, I was going to get a motor scooter. (I knew a motorcycle was out of the question). The chicks quickly grew and we converted a large shed into a nice coop for them. I prefer to call it their suite since I still do not see myself as a chicken coupe guy. No offense intended to anyone who may have grown up on a farm. I'm still just trying to adjust.

Just last week they finally matured to the point where they are laying eggs. The best part of the story is that I now have a 1999 Honda Elite Scooter. That's right, I have 80 cc of raw power at my finger tips. I can accelerate from 0 to 30 m.p.h. in 16 seconds. I now know what it's like to live life on the road on the wild side. Sometimes I feel like I am riding the vehicle above, but in reality it's the one below. I feel a little cooler now that I took the tassels and ringer off of it.
I have yet to touch the chickens and my wife won't even let me give her a ride on my scooter. She must know how stupid it looks from watching me. We still love each other, but I guess she's a little bit country and I'm a little bit rock and roll.

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

What a great marriage you have there!

Kelly said...

This made me laugh out loud! Or as the kids say it LOL. Good luck with all the crowing once you get a rooster. Too funny.

Chaka said...

Don't worry about any roosters. The day one shows up I am getting a bullet bike!

Tranquility said...

It's all about compromises! ;)

Oh My Goddess said...

I just heard an interesting talk on NPR about the backyard poultry movement. Completely serious, Chaka.

And that is one hot scooter!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very funny! I'm sharing this post with my husband.
xo

Dr Zibbs said...

I want goats

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I always say if a couple can survive the chicken/scooter years then they can survive everything.

peewee said...

I Want chickens too!! Did you get a new biker jacket to ride around on your scooter in style? Time to start growing a handlebar mustache, if you ask me.

Raine said...

hahaha you totally got the better end of that deal! :D

Ocean Girl said...

You brought back memories of my Donny and Marie years.

Big D said...

and all this time I thought it was motorcycles that get "chicks"...my mistake.

Beckalita said...

What would you get if your wife got a goat? How about a pig? A couple sheep?

Anonymous said...

Motor Scooters- Hey, its kind of any joke? Its really very funny, I would like to share this post with my friends. LOL :)

Gas Scooters said...

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