Saturday, December 02, 2006

Now I really have the power!!

Yesterday the Logophile family went out to catch up on snow delayed errands. While we were out we stopped at a Yamaha dealership. As anyone who reads this blog more than occasionally will know, I've been wanting a Yamaha V Star 1100. And as fate, karma, chance, or an incredibly benevolent supreme being would have it, there was a candy apple red model with silver shadow flames sitting on the showroom floor, and they wanted it gone.

So we bought it.
It is sitting in my garage.
It is sleek and smooth,
it has a lovely purr that deepens up to a roar,
it shines and glistens,
and it is all mine.
Thanks, Mr. Logo, you are the BEST!
By the way,
opinion poll here,
do you think vehicles ought to be given names and assigned genders?
If so, what are your suggestion for my brand new bike?


18 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Yes, to both questions.

I'd call it Candy of course. Then it would be a girl.

But since you're a girl, and you're riding it, maybe it's a guy. How 'bout Phantom? I thought that the Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera" was far sexier than Raoul, whom she marries.

Bad boys are so much more interesting.

Anonymous said...

I am very jealous. That is one sweet ride.

barefoot_mistress said...

Said Red Molly to James
That's a fine motorbike
A girl could feel special on any such like

Said James to Red Molly
My hat's off to you
It's a Vincent Black Lightening 1952

And I've seen you at the corners
and the cafe it seems
Red hair and black leather
My favorite color scheme

And he pulled her on behind
And down to Boxhill
They did ride.

I think she should be named Red Molly.
Congratualtions, I cant wait to go for a ride!

Güggs said...

vrooom vroooom.

Merry Christmas to the Logo household.

Seamus said...

OMG!!! That's gorgeous!

Absolutely! Vehicles should always have names and genders! Have to get back to you on the name thing!

The Grunt said...

You finally got it, yay!!! I will be thinking of names.

Anonymous said...

Oooooooo....shiny!

snavy said...

I have never named a car/van/whatever before my new van so I dunno.

All the autos I have ever owned however have been girls as have all my bikes. My computer is a girl too, so is my ipod and cell phone and my camera. Don't forget my kids, all girls.

Your new bike is most definitely a girl. In fact, she's a red hot mama (just like someone else I know and love). I'm thinking Carmen because of the red dress/red bike connection.

Logophile said...

TLP~ Is Niks a bad boy?

Goldennib~ I can hardly believe it's mine, all mine, mwah hah hah hah!!

Susie~ Red Molly, huh? Hmmmmmm

Guggs~ Thank you very much!

Seamus~ I eagerly await your imput.

Grunt~ Keep me posted.

Robin~ It totally is, and smooth too.

Snav~ Some of our cars have definitely been female and some have clearly been male. My Rebel was definitely a girl but I can't decide on this one. Maybe after a couple rides.

Candace said...

Well, since it will be throbbing between your legs, it can hardly have a girls name, can it? I think Tan Lucy has a fabbo idea (not Candy, because that is me, but Phantom. That's actually my laptop's name.) And The Phantom does don a red suit for the Don Juan scene. . .

Or. . .

Hmmm. . .

Something Italian? Russian?

Or maybe your fave guy from Shakespeare.

Vlad the Impaler?

barefoot_mistress said...

She's a girl!
She's red!

Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme!

Anonymous said...

Goodness! What's your secret? If my wife sent me out to run an errand (like buy bread) and I came back with a Yamaha, I think she'd toast me instead of the bread.

Congratulations!

cindra said...

Congratulations. you should name him Steve and sit on him often.

lime said...

ami the only one who things your bike is a boy????

although i like susie's suggestion i am thinking the bike is a boy....

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Nope, Niks is NOT a bad boy. Bad boys are not for marrying.

I still like the Phantom name. Remember the scene where the Phantom is dressed in red? *swoon*

But, The Fonz was a sorta bad boy. So "The Fonz" is an idea. When he is purring you could call him Fonzie, and when he roars down the road he would be THE Fonz. All important things should have their own definite article.

vera said...

Logo...
That's SOOOOOO very hot!!!
Rawr!!
Yes, I believe they ought to be given names and assigned genders... my first car was Saundra... the next was un-named as I held no attachment to it and owned it for very little time.... my Stratus was named Violet... My Jimmy's name was formally known as James (often heard me saying "Home, James.")... And... NEW CAR!!! (Just got it Saturday) is un-named now... BUT I am dead certain it is female... It just hasn't whispered me it's name yet...
My suggested name for your new bike is: zfhwzgo
(yes, that was my verification word)

Anonymous said...

oh and yes we name our vehicles too......mr ime's truck, a sleek balck prissy girly man truck he bought on a whim....i dubbed her jezebel. he whined, 'but jezebel was a temptress who led her man into ruin....' i said, 'exactly'

Egan said...

Motorcycles are hemaphrodites.