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You Can’t Take It With You … But Neither Can You Spend It

Monday, November 11, 2013

I wonder if I should do a Spark Alert Warning to let people know that once again my blog post will have zero Sparkiness?

Nah …

Anyway, the other day wifey and I were discussing upcoming birthdays and the Christmas season and what we’d be buying family and friends. We decided once again that I’d smoke some salmon for most of our gifts … and perhaps buy some fun things for littler ones.

I’m pretty clueless these days as to our finances, as we have handed off the budget duties to wifey for the past year. As far as I am concerned, little plastic debit card swipes machine … food stuffs gets paid for … all is good.

But I thought I’d finally ask.

“Wifey,” I asked, “are we doing okay money-wise?”

“As far as I know oh awesome husband of mine,” replied wifey. “We’re not dipping into our savings account, and in fact you wonderful hunky manly-man who I adore beyond belief, I think we are adding some to our savings”

Now, already I know some of you are thinking to yourselves … “C’MON Greg, is that REALLY how the conversation went?”

Admittedly I may have taken some creative freedom there. I don’t call her “wifey.” Heh.

Ok, so continuing on …

“So,” I said, “if we needed several thousand dollars for an emergency repair we’d be okay?”

“Yup,” she replied.

I then sllllooowwwlllly drew out the words, “you knoowwww … we don’t actually have an emergency repair at the moment …”

At this point in the conversation I sense her … her … errr … interest spark? Ok, ok, someone else might have used the word “suspicion” in place of “interest.” Whatever … work with me here.

“That extra several thousand that we don’t have to use for emer …”

I was immediately cut off.

“You are NOT getting a new bike.”

Arrgghh …. foiled again.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

APONI_KB 11/17/2013 9:24AM

    spouses are silly

I've been working on convincing someone that I need to trade my 2010 Escape in for a New Jeep Cherokee. First of all, the Jeep commercials are fabulous, but the kicker is that the seat belts in the Escape are not retracting properly. This is a clear sign of pending doom.

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SPEEDYDOG 11/13/2013 8:07AM

    Ok, this is hilarious! I think a new bike IS an emergency! So many bikes and so little time. Perhaps wifey is unaware of "The Rules".

Take a look at Rule #12. I have only six bikes and have my eye on a left-over 2013 Stumpjumper Carbon Expert Hardtail that is being clearanced for a song at my favorite bike shop.

I mean. we are talking Shimano XTR group with a Rockshox "brain" front fork. Steep steering, short chainstays, carbon crank (make TIm "The Toolman" grunting noises now....)

"Hey honey, it was on sale! It got a great deal! I practically stole it!"

I am sure that line of reasoning would work! (Yeah, right!)

Thanks, Bruce

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NHES220 11/12/2013 7:11PM

    Sounds pretty much how the conversation would go between my husband and me! Too funny!

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 11/12/2013 6:09PM

    I love to read your blogs, Greg. You never fail to make me smile. I still grin thinking about your pound puppy vlog from way back when. Thank you for another warm and silly glimpse into the life (and mostly into the mind) of my "never been to San Antonio but is a San Antonian" friend. Sorry there is no emergency funding of a new bike, but you just keep on basking in the glory of being a wonderful hunky manly-man who the wifey adores beyond belief!

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BILL60 11/12/2013 7:48AM

    It just isn't fair. When will they ever learn the true nature of an emergency?? I say purchasing a bike is an emergency, but my wife does not agree either. I say, cyclists of the world, rise up and let's demand our rights.

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GAELENEC 11/12/2013 7:01AM


Curses..... don't you hate it when they know your thought processes?

maybe Santa has a key to that safety deposit box...

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POOKASLUAGH 11/11/2013 10:01PM

    Cracking up laughing here! I so want to know if you yourself put that "A new bike is NOT an emergency" on that picture. :D hahahahah

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LORENVER 11/11/2013 6:32PM

    Another reason I like wifey :). Even though you are...well... you, your wife thinks you are a "wonderful hunky manly-man."


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