Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Riding in the Wind

Some Thesaurus words for "fun" - absurdity, amusing, ball, blast, boisterous, buffoonery, celebration, cheer, clowning, distraction, enjoyment, entertainment, escapade, festivity, foolery, frolic, gaiety, grins, horseplay, jesting, jocularity, joking, jollity, joy, laughter, merriment, mirth, nonsense, pastime, playfulness, recreationn, romp, solace, treat, whoopee.

Could you really find a bunch of better words that just make you smile reading them aloud? I'm not thinking so. Which was your favorite from the list and will you be thinking of this week? I would have to go with merriment, just love the way it rolls off my tongue and puts a smile on my face at the same time. This photo is one of my favorites and yes, you have seen it on this blog before. It just makes me think of the reckless abandonment of childhood. Riding your bike like there wasn't a care in the world, just the wind in your hair and no real place to go. Loved the freedom of those days and absolutely loved my magenta pink schwinn with the floral banana seat. Oh yeah, I was stylin' in my youth :D 
What was your bike? I know you remember it just like it was yesterday when you were riding into the wind exploring your neighborhood. I saw you smiling, love that I did that for you today - be happy!


  1. Kelly, it is such a sweet picture.
    My choice is "Buffoonery". Too Cute :)

  2. "Jesting". I'll never forget my first two-wheeler. My dad found it at 7 mile fair and it was my favorite vintage teal! My dad was so excited about purchasing it for me that I instantly loved it.

  3. I go with gaiety - I remember when we could still use that word and miss it so. :-) My last bike had a baby seat attached to the rear fender for Cassandra who was a toddler. I didn't have a car so she and I went all over town on that bike from Spring to Fall. What fun that was. She would lean over so the wind would hit her face and tug at her little bonnet and intake little gasps of air and squeal with delight. What a happy memory you gave me back today with that Kelly!