Well, Would’ya Look At That. It’s Tuesday.

Except, now it isn’t Tuesday anymore. It’s Sunday. And if you’re reading this in the future it might be neither one of those days, or maybe it is. The future is so unpredictable.

Though I’ve thought about it a good 150 times since the calendar turned the page, this is my first official post of 2019. And, I’m here to report there are still no flying cars, I never see anyone wearing a silver unitard, and worst of all, I don’t have a robot maid. So far, living in the future ain’t all it was cracked up to be in the cartoons and Victorian postcards.


Incidentally, I have many questions about this postcard depicting what life would be like in the year 2000. Firstly, why is everyone in a lake and why is there so much traffic? And how is that walking stick gonna help Mr. Top hat if he is in said lake? And… the horse? AND, not one of these people look like they’re getting royally chafed in the armpits even though their full bodyweight is being suspended with rope.

The waterwheel penny farthing looks pretty cool though, you have to admit. What could possibly go wrong with that design?

Here on Long Island, 2018 threw deuces and 2019 swaggered in asking if it could get a “what-what,” with a 60-degree day. Given the circumstances, it only seemed right that I did, in fact, give it a what-what and welcomed the new year on two wheels. My hope is that it that it sets the tone for the months to come.

But, I haven’t been out for a ride since. It’s been too damned cold. My chill tolerance seems to have diminished, even with heated gear. Instead, I’ve been keeping myself busy with other stuff and junk and am feeling pretty good about it.

Maybe I should be more judicious about giving out those what-whats, all willy-nilly-like. My first lesson of the new year.

Happy New Year 🙂


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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8 Responses

  1. Bob B says:

    Frohes neues Jahr. You can blame all this frigid weather on global warming.

  2. Mike says:

    Happy New Year Rachael and I hope this post sets the tone for the months to come. 🙂

  3. David Masse says:

    Happy New Year Rachael! 🙂

  4. Mike says:

    Personally I think the post card depicts life after The Great Flood whatever that may be. I can dig those float shoes they’re wearing though. Happy New Year Ms Galore! You can keep your Long Island deep freeze thank you. Finally in Florida, some cooler 55 degree weather. Perfecto for two wheels, if it weren’t so flat and boring.

  5. Ted Kettler says:

    Happy New Year kid. Look through 2019 with a child’s eyes and a playful heart and you’ll find all of your days will be all you could want. And, don’t forget to ride….. a lot.

  6. RichardM says:

    I like the post card. Happy New Year!

  7. Shybiker says:

    Happy New Year, pal. Thanks for surfacing with a report. Even when you’re down, you are funny. Your innate humor is undeniable.

    If you haven’t seen a silver unitard, just drop by my place. 🙂

    I’ve been off my bike since Jan. 2 when I went down in a minor mishap. Still hurtin’ but nothing serious. Want to get back on the bike but, as you say, the cold discourages us from that. Maybe tomorrow… (I said that yesterday and the day before.)

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Im really sorry to hear that you had a mishap, but am glad you’re relatively alright. I dont know about you – but the ground seems so much harder than it did when we were kids.

      Silver unitard for the win! Carrying the space age torch of fabulosity, now and forever.

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