Thursday, May 08, 2008

Competitive cycling at it's finest

B-rad has a new girlfriend. A mistress, if you will. She's a spunky red head, with dark highlights...which I never thought would be his type, but I've been wrong about these things a time or two before. He won't stop talking about her. She rides like a dream BLAH BLAH BLAH. She's so stiff BLAH BLAH BLAH, and soooo smoooooth BLAH BLAH BLAH. This summer we're gonna ride here and here and here. Blah. Blah. Blah. So they have big plans together. I get it. It rained yesterday and B-rad's new girlfriend had to ride on the front of the bus, in the rain mind you, and get wet for the very first time. He was devastated the whole bus ride home. And then of course I had to hear about it. Oh, the travesty. Wink wink.
I brought this on myself. After all, I did pick her out. It wasn't a difficult guess though. There are a dozen magazines floating around the house with page corners folded down and kissy marks all over her aerodynamic frame. He's been lusting over her a long time. He was even known to recite her specs out loud and without warning and certainly without being asked. This is my fault, I keep telling myself. I paid for her as a graduation gift, along with some much needed help from both our loving families. Oh boy. What did I do?
B-rad and I agreed on an open relationship right from the start. So I can't really say that I'm at all surprised with his steamy infatuation with the new girlfriend. There has always been a girlfriend or two or three. In fact, before he proposed with a ring he quasi-proposed with a bike, for me, so that I could have a boyfriend and there would be no room for jealousy. Well, admittedly I'm totally jealous of B-rad's new girlfriend. I repeat, totally. I came to this realization just yesterday when I picked up the happy couple from the bus stop.

On the way home...

Wifey: Oh yeah, tomorrow night I might have dinner with friends.
BD: Just girls? So, does that mean I'm not invited then?
Wifey: Well, I thought you'd want to go ride your new girlfriend instead!

And I was dead serious too.

He clutched his belly and laughed for 5 minutes straight before I joined him. Then he teased me about the hilarity of my jealousy. It's true. She's everything I'm not. But she makes him terribly happy, so I can't complain. I'll only roll my eyes now and then. That's a given.

15 comments:

Two Wheeler said...

Gina, c'mon, I love you more! :-) and you ride better anyway...

Thanks again babe, love ya!

gina bina said...

Haha. I can't believe you just said that. My mom reads this blog you know. Good thing she doesn't know how to leave a comment! :)

Jess said...

LOL!!!
I don't know G - she left a comment on my blog!
Brad - I bet your Mistress isn't nearly as witty either. =) I love reading your blog. You are so great with words. I love the quick edge burn. It looks great. I've got it working but I still don't think it looks as great as you make it look! =)

Anonymous said...

This is the dirtiest thing I have ever read. First Gina (my mind may be in the gutter, but you have to admit this post would put the anyone there)then you Brad...WOW! What have the Duncans been doing latley? I always thought of you two as mild mannered not super freeks!

gina bina said...

Jess, I always adjust the opacity of QEB (you like how I'm abbreviating now?) to what I like. On these ones, Brad left it pretty dark. I ended up reloading the actions so now I have two full sets, some work better than others on each set. So weird. But hey, they were free!

Cole, why do you always leave anonymous comments when you are so NOT anonymous. :) And for some people babies just don't fall out of the sky, so we have to work at it a little harder than most. I kid.

The Blairs said...

Get a room you two!!

gina bina said...

Oh my. This is getting WAY out of hand. Nobody needs to get a room. Ever. I'm guaranteeing that right now. :)
How did my G-rated post get turned into this mess? You people are sick.

Alexandra Thomas said...

Wow...wow...wow... Gina, you have a future in steamy bicycle novels. This was both well written and anything but G-rated. We laughed the whole way through. Let's not get away from the real focus of this story though, that is one awesome bike! We love you guys, and we'll see you this summer!

Jess said...

G - when I read the "anonymous" comment I thought that is so my husband! =)

Rachel said...

That was TOTALLY Cole!!! G, that is sooooooo funny! I take it though that you aren't as into YOUR boyfriend as B-rad is into HIS girlfriend?!?!?!

PS--good one B-rad!!!

PSS--I saw the comment your mom left on Jessie's blog! Hehe!

Tiffani Ford said...

I am sooo loving this freaky side you guys are showing! Whatever gets you two goin'...

Tiffani Ford said...

On my previous comment I thought you might find it funny that my word verification started, SYEX. Hidden message maybe, or just coincidence? That is some crazy stuff right there!

Two Wheeler said...

Di di do do, di di do do (Twilight Zone music playing)...

Mindi said...

i am super offended. i guess i have to unsubscribe from you on google reader.

"if he loves her so much, why doesn't he MARRY her????"
i like that you are resigned to the open relationship thing.
i hear it improves your marriage.;)

Shauna said...

Oh Gina I sure love your posts. You are so dang clever and witty. Congrats on Brads sweet ride.