autobiography Blog

vesper vespa

When considering whether or not to purchase a second motorized vehicle for the ol’ homestead, I had a few options.What would be the most energy-consuming, inefficient method of getting me from home to work on those days when bike riding is not palatable?

Fortunately, before I made any ill-advised decisions, Fate intervened.  Fate, I should note, drives a totally sweet Vespa.

Yes, dear readers, you can now see me scooting around town on this bright orange beaut.  The photo is not entirely accurate – I can tell you right now it was staged.  I will have contacts in rather than my glasses on because I will be wearing an ODOT-approved helmet, thus securing my most prized possession, my enormous brain.  I can’t even begin to tell you what I’d do if I lost my mind.


The  most important order of business, after purchasing vanity “ISCOOT” license plates, is naming this beautiful machine.  Being a dude, I had to think of pretty ladies whose names would befit the Vespa.  What better name than Vesper Lynd?  Vesper,  played by Eva Green, stole James Bond’s heart in Casino Royale.  She was, in this blogger’s opinion, the very best Bond girl.


There are times when I can’t imagine my life getting any better.  When I take off on Vesper Lynd, my worries vanish and all that remains is a world of possibilities.