Sunday, March 28, 2010

Growing Up

I've been cleaning out my basement, based on the fact that I received some federal stimulus funds, based on the fact that it's a shovel-ready full-on disaster area. In the process, I ran across a too-familiar mug. I don't know where we got it, but it was in our kitchen cabinet for a number of years and has caused us great em-bear-assment at more than one family gathering, when it inadvertently came out of the cupboard, got filled with coffee and was parked on the dining room table in front of young, inquisitive eyes.

They do seem like happy bears, though.

Anyway, sometime over the last few years, it's been relegated to pen-holder duty in the basement, and now I've decided it's time for it to be gone for good.

So what's soft bear porn doing on a bike blog?

Well, I've never had anyone come out and say it, but I sometimes get the distinct impression that certain people wonder when I will start acting my age and move past this crazy bike phase.

If growing up means ditching the humping bear mug, I'm good with that. But if it involves moving past bikes, well, I'd just as soon stay immature. (I know that many of you are probably thinking that I couldn't grow up if I tried. Whatever, bite me.)


Mike Sirott said...


Anonymous said...

I have that same cup, except with humans! And, it's kind of more like a magazine.

joe said...

This is funny - the cup and the growing up thing. Yesterday I was riding down the waterfall trail on Mica. I come ripping around a muddy corner too fast, drifting both wheels and bouncing off rocks - it was pure luck that I remained upright. The whole time laughing out loud (a bit of a nervous "this might hurt" laugh. Right when it was over I thought to my self "when will I grow up" - the next thought was "never.

Jason Gilman said...

The first picture didn't show up while I was reading your post for some reason and the second picture didn't really register immediately. Then something clicked in my brain and I did a total double take and had a good laugh. Good post Pat!

Lucas said...

If you need a home for the mug I'd be happy to take it off your hands.

FBC Spokane said...

I will give you one (1) American dollar for the mug. That's more than the going garage sale rate.

Alan said...!

Pat S said...

Joe, super fun comment. And I would be super dead if I was doing your kind of riding, but I think at some level we're talking about the same thing. Glad it's not just me.

Lucas, I'm gonna have to go with the cash offer. Unless you guys wanna get into a garage sale bidding war, which would rule. Jeff, I take spoke card currency.

Pat S said...

Holy hell, it just hit me. FBC = f'cking bear cup. Now it makes sense why you are willing to pay so much.