Friday, August 15, 2014

I've Still Got It

A   L   O   H   A  !
" I intend to live forever
or die trying. "
        Groucho Marx










I think age is a gift 
to those able
 to appreciate it.









My Trusty Steed. She gets me home;
I got her home today.

I was having a great time
riding my scooter to the store.

The world seems more alive
on two wheels,
more immediate and 
beautiful.

It's really about
the full attention
a good rider gives
to the bike, the road,
other drivers,
the sky.

Yes, it makes you feel
extra alive,
and this takes 
less speed to achieve
the longer you ride.

I don't need to go
100 MPH
to have a good time
[get my 'Ya Yas'  as we used to say]

And before you ask,
Yes, I have ridden
motorcycles
over 100 mph.

These days, that just
takes too much attention,
too much work,
but when one's mind is 
full of demons
it's great to fill your head
with LOTS of other input.

The wind shrieking like
a hurricane at 100
helps obliterate 
regrets too.

Today, she sputtered.

Then she shuddered.

Then I was parked on 
the side of the road.

Groceries, including
icy treats
in a big chill bag.

Well long story short,
I pushed a ways.

Then she started 
and
took me a ways.

Then
I pushed halfway home
the rest of the way
through Waikiki.

I still got it!

Nothing worse
than waiting for help
in the hot sun.
Glad I pushed.

If I wanted to ride
in a pickup truck
with my bike
I would own
an AMF/Harley
from back in the day!

Incidentally, 
I also repaired
my computer yesterday.


Something was very wrong.
I figured that an update
to a program I don't use
totally messed things up.

So I used 
[that's a link]
to remove the entire program
(REVO gets ALL of it)
and bingo:
no new laptop for me!

So remember. 
Ask yourself calmly:
Do I have power/petrol?
Then:

1. Restart
2. Internet connected?
3. Google your problem!
[someone else has fixed this, include error codes]
4. Sites like How To Geek [link also]
 have LOTS of great tips!
5. Re-install your operating system
as a last resort. Some geeks
do it annually!
[many repair places just do this too]
Or use the Factory Reset.
[Google or HTG can tell you how.]
Even I did that once 
when I had a computer virus.


Now time for icy snacks on the couch!

Thank YOU for looking in today
                               Fondly, cloudia


23 comments:

the walking man said...

So you pushed you scooter halfway across Waikiki because you were out of gas?

You know those AMF year Harleys are now considered to be collectables. Ask God cuz' I sure as hell don't know why.

Hey pass me an Ice Cream. I need some breakfast.

Birdman said...

Groucho can't be wrong!
I'll take some ice cream too.
Now scoot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds like you worked as a team to make your way home Cloudia :) j'adore your faithful stead's yellow necklace :) I know nothing about the technical side of computers, I take photos, write words and P and Aimee fix any problems :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You turned your scooter into an exercise bike!
~

Myrna R. said...

Of course you still got it. You're full of good energy. Glad you're computor is fixed.

TexWisGirl said...

you go with your bad self! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! What a day you had. But it all turned out so well. Groucho was so witty, saying so much in so few words.

Teresa said...

Glad you made it home and that the snacks were still icy (or had maybe re-iced) by the time you finished fixing your computer! Stay safe and alive!

Lorraine Renaud said...

Wow i was on a motorcycle once, not driving, and the driver step on glass and the tire burst we were on the highway and I was too shocked to pray so I waited, luckily he managed to make it to the curb without killing me, and because of it of course i had to ride back with him even though he told \i could ride in his friend's car, gosh i wanted to but i stuck with thefriend with the motorcycle, you're very gutsy, love your photos, atta girl

Charles Gramlich said...

glad you got your computer taken care of. I want a scooter myself now.

Cloudia said...

Great comments! Thanks EACH of YOU 💜

Kay said...

Good for you... with both your scooter and the computer! I always go nuts when my computer goes crazy.

Elephant's Child said...

Yay for determination. And yay for being safely home and able to 'lax.
And, as always, yay for your rainbows. Thank you.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Glad you made it home to ice cream and relaxation.

Scarlet said...

Your life is a sweet adventure. I remember riding a scooter around Bermuda many years ago and the smell of the flowers, the food, the sound of the tree frogs at night...it was a thrill at 30 mph.

Magia da Inês said...

°º。✿
Amei as fotos.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
·..✿✿⊱

DeniseinVA said...

I'm glad you got home okay and you certainly deserved that ice-cream. Love Groucho's quote especially today. Thanks for the great tip on the computer, didn't know that.

jervaise brooke hamster said...

Cloudia, you`re a gorgeous babe.

William Kendall said...

I hope the scooter's still in good shape. And Groucho was a genius.

Lori Skoog said...

When would someone like you EVER not have it! As someone said...it was converted to an exercise bike.

Brian Miller said...

ha. well, i have run out of gas before...but that would be a long push with a car....smiles...

glad you got your computer cleaned as well...mine might need it really soon....aloha from va

Eddie Bluelights said...

Some two wheeled vehicle - ride it cowgirl !! . . . . Eddie :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Some two wheeled vehicle - ride it cowgirl !! . . . . Eddie :)