November 16, 2016

when i'm wrong

So here's the thing...

one of my many flaws quirks is that I very adamantly dislike things. When Sperry's were all the rage back in 2007, I made fun of them. Loudly. When everyone was romping around town wearing rompers back in 2010, I laughed. When Freddie asked me to go bike riding with him from the years 2011-present, I wrote blogs about how much I disliked biking. 

The second half of that quirk up there is that after I loudly pronounce my distaste of things, I eventually take a complete 180 degrees turn and suddenly like and enjoy all the things I formally disliked.  This means that in 2008 I bought Sperry's and proudly wore my shoes of the boat nature. In 2011 I wore a romper. As a matter of fact, I wore one again this past Saturday night. #longhairdocare 

This all also means that I, Emily, have been the one asking Freddie to go on bike rides recently. Talk about the worst! <<<me being the worst, that is. Also we aren't talking about bike rides like biking-around-the-park-by-our-house bike rides, we're talking about long-butt-biking-to-the-complete-other-side-of-the-giant-city-of-Houston bike rides. 

I can't really put my finger on what made me change my mind about bike rides, but let's just say it's in my nature to change my mind. Speaking of nature, maybe the fact that Mother Nature finally brought fall to Houston (read 78 degrees weather) helps a bit. Ain't nobody got time to bike in 100+ degrees weather, but somehow everybody has I have time to bike in non-dying-of-heat-exhaustion weather. 

Oh! Oh! Another fun thing I realized...you can bike TO places. Mind-blowing, I know. 

Places that serve wine. 
Places that serve $1 mimosas. 
Places that have pizza.
Places that have...my heart (Since apparently I am fueled by alcohol and food) (I promise I do more than eat) (Like Pilates) (I do that almost as much as I eat). 

Anyways, things we learned from this post. 1) Biking is kind of fun now. 2) Let's pretend I never hated it. 3) Freddie loves my flaws quirks a lot. 4) Let's all go biking together sometime. 

More scenes from Recent Rides with Rick...

Dear Freddie Ricky Bobby, I'm sorry I was so annoying about bike rides. Now where should we bike this weekend?
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8 comments:

Jen said...

I would love to get into bike riding, it just seems so relaxing.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i totally change my mind all the time as well. i am still on team no sperrys (i don't understand them) but i will rock a romper occasionally. i was against pretty much everything i eventually loved haha. i don't think i've ever immediately loved something. i'm against things by nature ;) i wish louisville was more of a bike friendly city. looks fun!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

I'm with you and Kristen. I pretty much hate everything and then end up loving it later hahaha.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

So I've totally been known to react the exact same way to a trend and then end up loving it a few years later! Thank god we finally have this cooler weather! It finally feels like Thanksgiving could be next week...

The Siberian American said...

It's totally OK to change your mind. ;) I used to think I hated big cities, but after living in Chicago, I just love how convenient it is to live in one! We picked one of the few places in Dallas that has lots of things in walking distance, though I might have to take up biking too! :)

Erin LFF said...

LOL! I tend to not like things, or at least be hesitant to jump on bandwagons because I don't wanna be packed on that wagon with everyone else!!! (until i realize everything is popular for a reason hehe) Biking is AWESOME though so I'm glad you changed your mind on that. Every time we vacation in Hilton Head we rent bikes and I LOVE being able to bike to restaurants, along the beach, etc!!

Kayla MKOY said...

Biking is SO much fun. Caleb and I used to do it in college ALL THE TIME and I miss it so much! We promised that once we get a house we will hopefully have a shed we can store a couple bikes in. You know my dream is to own an adorable yellow bike with an adorable basket to ride to the grocery store in... jk...kind of. ;)

Donna said...

I just found your blog after reading your comment on Erin's post yesterday and knew I had to come check out your blog! I totally relate to being very passionate about my dislikes...until the wind blows in a different direction and suddenly I decide to be very passionately in favourite of things. I spent 20+ years of my life declaring that stuffing was gross and I didn't understand the appeal. Then I changed my mind and now I would happily eat stuffing everyday if it was acceptable! Happy to have found another blogger who is still blogging about life as it happens. :)

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