Thursday, June 27, 2013
It's Not You, It's Me
My scootnashville friends did another incredible job organizing, recruiting sponsors and promoting the event. What a great group of folks! They are really very good at this, and I think they will only get better at it in coming years. I didn't see any unhappy people the entire time I spent with the gathered participants, and I had nothing but nice interactions with visitors and locals over the weekend, and yes, I had a lot of fun being there when I was there, no question.
I couldn't participate in everything, partially because I'm fairly destitute. $5 beers are really beyond my capabilities at the moment. Now, that's no call for pity -- sure, I could stop at one $5 beer, and if I needed more -- and I would... and do! -- sneak off and drink from my underseat stash of Busch (y'all know how I roll!).
Which brings me to the elephant in the room, which is that I am not a scooter guy necessarily because I have an appreciation for scooter history (even though I do), or scooter culture... but mostly I am a scooter guy because scooters are far more economical than cars, and the bus service in Nashville leaves a lot to be desired. My scooter is transportation, for me. Fun transportation, to be sure, but still, basic get-me-to-and-from-work-every-day transportation.
I just turned 50, last week. I will say now that if my financial circumstances ever improve, I will likely have a car of some sort, 'cause let's face it -- riding in the cold and wet sucks. Maybe it's okay if you have a choice, but I don't. If I won the lottery tomorrow night, the car I would buy is a late model Honda Civic. Yeah, sounds stupid, but it would do everything I needed.
It may sound defeatist, but I have very little faith in my financial circumstances ever improving significantly. Actually, in 2013, I have very little faith in your financial circumstances ever improving significantly. Hopefully, you're doing better than I am, and will continue to do so, though.
I will continue to support our rally, 'cause it's a lot of fun, and these people are my friends. Forgive me if I feel a little "outside" the target audience, if you can.