Shannon Stacey

Thursday Thirteen #7
Thirteen reasons I can’t wait for ATV season to start!

1. Spinning my wheels takes on a whole new meaning when I’m in a mud puddle and my husband’s behind me.

2. No cellphone reception up north where we go. (Downside—no wireless, either.)

3. It’s the one thing we all enjoy as a family.

4. It makes me feel like a kid again.

5. If somebody pisses me off, I roost’em.

6. When we’re not riding, there’s really nothing else to do but nap write.

7. The campground has a big pool. We don’t.

8. The short kid gets to ride his own machine this year and he’s wicked excited about it.

9. When you have mud in your hair, you know you had a good time.

10. The camper’s only 27 feet long, so it takes much less time to clean than the house.

11. No Walmart up there, either. No banks (well, not mine), no post office, no errands. There is a Dunkin Donuts twenty minutes north of our campground, though. (Priorities, you know.)



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16 comments to “Thursday Thirteen #7”

  1. Wax
      · March 15th, 2007 at 6:36 am · Link

    Okay, I can totally see the evil grin on your face even thinking about #1. But no cellphone and no wireless? Are you NUTS?

    And um… do I even wanna know what it means to roost someone?

  2. Sydney
      · March 15th, 2007 at 8:14 am · Link

    :rofl: I want to try #1. And roost’em? Now I’m just curious.

  3. Jaci Burton
      · March 15th, 2007 at 8:31 am · Link

    Just getting away and doing family stuff sounds fun. Housebound in the winter sucks.


  4. Angela James
      · March 15th, 2007 at 8:55 am · Link

    But no cellphone and no wireless? Are you NUTS?

    That was going to be my EXACT comment. Next you’ll tell me that handheld ebook readers don’t work because of weird electrical currents. *hives*

  5. Shannon
      · March 15th, 2007 at 8:56 am · Link

    I believe the term came from motor cross bikes. If you watch them, you’ll see a fast-spinning tire in loose dirt will send up a giant spray of dirt, mud, rocks, etc behind the bike. That’s called a rooster tail. Or “roost”. That’s why you see them wearing those big plastic chest protector plates. While they’re somewhat protective in a fall, they’re called “roost protectors” because they keep a rider from being hit in the sternum by a rock thrown up by the bike in front of him.

    In ATV-land, we mostly do it in water, though. We have four deep-treaded tires and roosting in loose rocks could really hurt somebody.

    I’ll see if I can find a picture somewhere.

  6. Shannon
      · March 15th, 2007 at 9:14 am · Link

    Now just imagine it’s my machine (the red one in the TT banner) and it’s throwing water instead of sand.


  7. Heather Rae Scott
      · March 15th, 2007 at 9:29 am · Link

    We’re definitely taking off this summer if it kills whoever needs me to be here. LOL I’m not taking care of anyone except for me and the kids and maybe Mork if he’s lucky ;)

    This makes me jealous. Nothing like dirt in your hair, fresh air and bonding with the family.

    Great TT!

  8. Ciar Cullen
      · March 15th, 2007 at 10:09 am · Link

    :boogie: Good for you! I couldn’t do that for a million dollars. Can’t even stay up on a bike–no joke!

  9. May
      · March 15th, 2007 at 10:11 am · Link

    That looks like so much fun!

  10. kate r
      · March 15th, 2007 at 11:34 am · Link


  11. Annie
      · March 15th, 2007 at 11:44 am · Link

    I haven’t been 4-wheeling in AGES! College I think. I’m so jealous… dying to go riding now.

    Happy TT!

  12. Charlene
      · March 15th, 2007 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Now I want to go camping. :nod: I’m sooo ready for spring!

  13. Annmarie McKenna
      · March 15th, 2007 at 12:25 pm · Link

    That looks so fun. Can I go? Please. Pretty please???

  14. Brenda Williamson
      · March 15th, 2007 at 2:29 pm · Link

    You had to mention Dunkin’ Donuts. We don’t have those here and I love that place.:cry:

    Your ATV seasons sounds wonderful.

  15. Michelle
      · March 15th, 2007 at 3:01 pm · Link

    I’ve never been ATV’ng but it sure looks/sounds fun! :sled:

  16. Mel
      · March 15th, 2007 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Ahhh I would kill myself on one of those. But it is beautiful and it looks like fun.

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