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Banana Pancakes

27/06/2005

Things have been insane lately. I know I say it all the time, but it just seems to get worse and worse. I am taking on way too much, I know I am, but life just seems to be so terrific at the moment, I don’t want to stop. Just a quick post to say that I am going to try and do some writing soon and to share some lyrics to an awesome song I’ve recently been playing repetitively in iTunes.

Jack Johnson, In Between Dreams – Banana Pancakes

Can’t you see that it’s just rainin’
There ain’t no need to go outside

But baby, you hardly even notice
When I try to show you
this song It’s meant to keep you
From doin’ what you’re supposed to
Like wakin’ up too early
Maybe we could sleep in
I’ll make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it’s the weekend now

And we could pretend it all the time
Can’t you see that it’s just rainin’
There ain’t no need to go outside

But just maybe, hala ka ukulele
Mama made a baby
I really don’t mind the practice
Because you’re my little lady
Lady, lady love me

Because I love to lay here lazy
We could close the curtains

Pretend like there’s no world outside
And we could pretend that all the time
Can’t you see that it’s just raining
There ain’t no need to go outside

Ain’t no need, ain’t no need
Can’t you see, can’t you see

Rain all day and I don’t mind

The telephone singing, ringing, it’s too early
Don’t pick it up
We don’t need to
We got everything we need right here
And everything we need is enough
It’s just so easy
When the whole world fits inside of your arms

Do we really need to pay attention to the alarm
Wake up slow, wake up slow

But baby, you hardly even notice
When I try to show you this song
It’s meant to keep you
From doin’ what your supposed to
Like wakin’ up too early
Maybe we could sleep in

I’ll make you banana pancakes

Pretend like it’s the weekend now
And we could pretend it all the time
Can’t you see that it’s just rainin’
There ain’t no need to go outside

Ain’t no need, ain’t no need
Rain all day and I really, really, really don’t mind
Can’t you see, can’t you see

We’ve got to wake up slow

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Aprilia Glory

19/06/2005

For those who don’t know, after I tell them I own an Aprilia racing bike their response is usually something like, “is that a Suzuki?” For those who do know, they usually drool. I’ve always wanted to get my bike license and have the freedom to just jump on a bike and go riding, but only recently have I ever made it happen. It all started from a conversation with my good mate Rob…

*queue the blurry fade-out and crazy music as we travel back 4 or 5 weeks*

Mitch: Dude, I should totally get my bike license so I can go riding with you.
Rob: So do it!
Mitch: Yeah man, I think I will!
Rob: Dude, it’s your day off today, when will you get another chance to do it?!
Mitch: Yeah, true.
Rob: So…?
Mitch: I dunno…?
Rob: Get out and go get your license. Now!

*queue the blurry fade-in and crazy music as we travel back to present time*

Needless to say that I got my license that afternoon. Within a week and a half I purchased Rob’s old bike off him, since he was thinking of upgrading to a 1000cc bike and was already planning on selling it. So now I own a 2003 Aprilia RS125, Rob owns a 2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 and Dave owns an 2000 Aprlia RSV1000 Mille (picture to come) – some of the sexiest bikes I’ve ever seen.

Well if you monitor my photoblog at flickr at all, you would know that I have already been unfortunate enough to have an accident. I jumped the clutch, panicked, hit the brakes and then hit the deck. The damage to me was the last thing on my mind and was pretty minimal, but my beautiful bike was scarred. I’ve spent the last two weeks fixing my darling and her makeover is complete. My 2003 model bike now has the latest 2005 stickering, along with a lot of ideas from myself, Dave and Rob. Dave, a signwriter by trade, was able to create all the stickering for me and get it all done perfect.

Admire my bike and fear my riding skills!

My Ride by http://www.flickr.com/people/bananasontoast/ on flickr.com

My Ride, originally uploaded by bananasontoast on flickr.com.

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