Sunday, October 12, 2008

All this for just four easy installments of $39.95

Our bikes were taken the weekend right before school started, so I've been commuting to school on my longboard. It has worked out fairly well. I look like a hip college student riding my skateboard to school, especially when I hit a patch of sidewalk that's been pushed up by a tree root and I go flying off of my board. But, I'm going to start practicing with the UO Crew team (more on that later), so I really needed a new bike by this weekend. On Friday, I found some possibilities on Craigslist and I went to check them out. I drove up to Coburg (a quaint little (which may or may not be a redundancy) farming town), which is about 15 miles out north of Eugene. I went there to buy one bike-

and I ended up with two-

But that's not all, if you call now we'll also throw in two enormous pumpkins-

Three watermelons-

And two cool-looking fall gourds-

But wait, we're not done yet. If you're one of the next 15 callers, we'll throw in at no extra charge 9 ears of the most delicious corn you've ever had in your life-

And a big bowl of tomatoes

The best part of the story isn't the fact that I wanted one bike, and ended up with two bikes and a bunch of produce. He actually tried to give me a third bike for Rocky, but we couldn't fit it in the car. No the best part of the story is that he didn't actually give me all those vegetables. We drove across the street to his neighbors farm, and we stole them. For the record, stolen vegetables taste so much better than store-bought ones.