Thursday, March 23, 2006

2 Crazy Kids in Love

Well, now Corey has quit a steady job to work in a bike shop. First I do it for rugby, now he does it for biking. Although he technically started it by moving to NYC to work for Sparta Cycling and then Breakaway Messengers. At what age/place in life do we stop quitting jobs to work at barely liveable wages in industries we are passionate about? Do we need to stop doing this? I suppose as long as we are content to rent apartments and remain childless it is ok to be a graduate student/rugby writer and a bike salesman.

Honestly I am just so glad he'll be a happy camper again. There was a long stint where he didn't even ride his bike one time. It horrified me. Now we are back to the good old days, where I wake up to the whir of rollers in the living room and Paulo Bettini on tv to spur him to pedal faster. Chamois on the couch, bike tools on the kitchen table, greasy things in the doorway. That's the Corey I miss nagging.

I think I'll leave my sweaty scrumcap and disgusting muddy cleats on his computer chair after practice tonight and see if we can't start a filth war in celebration of occupational happiness.

7 comments:

Em said...

I wish Dee and I had the legal ability to be more impulsive! If I had my way we'd take a big trip like you and Corey and look to bounce around and end up somewhere other than Iowa! We both like New England but I don't know when we'll get there.

east side girl said...

I think it's great to follow what you really want to do. Better to do it now than to have regrets later, right?

ninny said...

i hope you don't go back to working at kmart when you're done with grad school....i know you liked driving the forklift and doing the closing announcements!

Jane said...

row, row, row your boat.

PeaceLoveMath said...

tell corey that paul and i bought road tires for our mountain bikes today, and successfully switched them ourselves without hurting the tubes. they are much nicer to ride now than when they had big nubby tires. yay! does corey sell just bikes, or equipment too? maybe we can buy stuff from him. i want a mirror to see behind me, and some handlebar extention thingies. but not right now, because i just spent lots of $$ on tires, helmets, and wool - there was a sale on patons wool at a.c. moore, only $3.44 per skein!! usually it's $4.99. i went a little crazy. PS: your pictures are coming, i just haven't taken them off my camera yet.

kk said...

i'm glad happiness is restored. i think you shold go back to your job as the screamer girl. so what will become of corey's lunch box now??????????

Emily said...

cute katy. too cute. i want to cute cozy relationship like that ; )