Happy Birthday: Some Things Just Aren’t What They Seem

For the last few weeks, my honey Kenny has been peppering any talk of my birthday with puppy dog eyes and apologies like ‘ I wish your birthday gift was here in time for your actual birthday.’

$345 Dollars

I really don’t want for much. I am a very fortunate soul. The only thing I’d been buzzing on about for the last few weeks was a pair of shoes. They just happen to be faaaar too expensive and many might argue far too ugly to wear in public.

To me, that’s a lot of loot for a pair of shoes that don’t serve a special purpose like say, a motorcycle boot. I’ve toyed with the idea of buying these stupid shoes for myself. I’ve danced around the ‘add to cart’ button, come to my senses and closed the web browser on more than one occasion. I’m not nice to my things. I don’t covet them or give them special treatment. I break them, I use them up and I ruin them. That’s just my way. So $345 is out of my league.


Gift giving around the Fuzzmop house has often been about getting each other the things we know we wouldn’t buy for ourselves. As Chloe and Kenny exchanged knowing glances with each other over the last week, I settled into a satisfying guilt certain that they’d ordered those expensive shoes for me.

When I walked up to the front door after work today, my daughter Chloe was in the grips of a full wiggle-dance on the other side of the glass. I opened the door and she set off running with the words “Mom, you have to come to the garage!” trailing behind her.  I followed her in.

“Happy Birthday, Mom!”

The Best Kept Secret

My family bought me a 09′ Suzuki DRZ 400. Apparently just about everyone in my immediate universe knew this secret plan was in motion. I am amazed at how much effort the people in my life go through to make me happy. I was and am, stunned and humbled by all of this.

Fuzzygalore New Motorcycle Suzuki DRZ 400

So How is It?

I don’t know but I can’t wait to find out! Of course I had to head out for a quick ride just to see what everything felt like. It’s a whole other animal than I am used to. My preliminary ride was across the front lawn and around the block. I’m  hoping this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I guess I’ll have to get myself some new boots after all…

Suzuki DRZ 400 Fuzzygalore Motorcycle


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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26 Responses

  1. wendy says:

    How great is that!! Congrats 🙂

    …. and Happy, Happy, Happy B-Day!

  2. Bill Kane says:

    Thank God it finally arrived! WHEW

  3. novos says:

    I told kenny that golf course behind you guys is just begging to be terrorized while it’s covered in snow.

    Go ride the back nine. 🙂 😀

  4. FuzzyGalore says:

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  7. specialsymbol says:

    Whoa, congrats! And you can turn it into a supermotard in summer!

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Thanks, Nikos!

      @SS I already told Kenny to get a set of wheels so he can use it on the street as a motard 😆 I’m hoping to be able to spend some time NOT on the street this summer 🙂

  8. nikos says:


    Happy birthday from England!

  9. Fuzzygalore says:

    Good idea! I just need to get my plaid pants back from the cleaners…

  10. DUC748 says:

    Wow! Nice surprise indeed. It’s funny how you lost one bike and seemed to gain two in its place. At least it has a narrow footprint in the garage. =)

    Happy Birthday Fuzz.

  11. ArcDeDucati says:

    Damn Fuzz. That shit is sweet. Have fun with it.

  12. GLantern says:

    Congrats fuzz that is an awesome birthday present!! Enjoy it!

  13. soth says:


    Hands down, you guys give THE BEST presents to each other.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Thanks, Soth 🙂
      Neither one of us really want or need anything so I guess we try to make it “special.” Is it wrong that I’m thinking about going for a ride right now? 😆

  14. FuzzyGalore says:

    I got a new toy for my birthday: Suzuki DRZ400. I'm stunned and EXCITED! http://bit.ly/bqxyPq

  15. Stacy says:

    Wow, what a present! Happy birthday, Fuzz!

  16. Cadillac Jack says:

    That’s awesome! Love the black too. Say what you may, but Suzuki makes some great bikes.

  17. Pimmie says:

    Happy belated fuzz! 🙂

  18. Pinto says:

    Happy 29th, Fuzz! What a great family you have there. I’m liking the DRZ in black. Lots of aftermarket goodies available, too.

    So…where does this Kenneth fella hang out after work? Maybe I should shave my legs and put on some heels! 😀

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Thanks, Pinto 🙂
      Yea, this family of mine – they’re keepers.

      Hopefully I’ll be able to actually get this bike onto the dirt one of these days! In the meantime, I’m plenty content to ride it around on the street until I develop some balls. 😆

  19. Biker Ted says:

    Sure beats a pair of shoes!! Hope you had a great day Fuzz

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