Sunday, August 5, 2007

Trying to Catch Me Ridin' Dirty

In an attempt to fit in more with the Germans, Chris had two options: the first was to get a faux-hawk, the second was to get a bike. In the long run, the bike seemed like a better investment (and a lot cheaper than the money spent on hair product). We picked up a fairly inexpensive used bike at one of the rotating Saturday Bike Markets. Unfortunately, within a few days the rear tire had gone flat, so we had to embark on the task of changing a tire. That is when we really got dirty. But we succeeded and all appears to be in order, and we did enjoy that feeling of great accomplishment after completing our task. All you bike riders would probably laugh at how long it really took us to do this, and may say we didn't have the full experience, since we changed the tire in the dry comfort of our kitchen, instead of on the side of the road. Now for those of you unfortunate enough to have some fine lyrics of Chamillionaire stuck in your head after reading the title of the post, let me try to help you with that. Instead I propose the catchy lyrics of C&C Music Factory's "Things that make you go hmm," which we sing almost every time we pass the car in the photo on our way to the grocery store or bus. That's right, it's a good old NYPD Police car. Don't ask us how it ended up in Köln, or if it even works, since we have never seen it move, but it always leaves a little smile on our face.

2 comments:

Annamarie said...

Why not a faux hawk??? Bummer.

Chris Burkhalter said...

Shelly offered to help with that, but I decided to keep the hair more or less as its been...