Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Dirtyhip

Remember Eleanor?

Recommended Posts



This was going get a Like from me until you went all coastal.

  • Hugs 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bees knees is used in the South, and I think I've heard it a few times in Montana..

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

Such a strange comment. 

I thought it was something from the 20's.  Not the 2020's the 1920's.

This may (or may not) explain the phrase.   Short version...  Eleanor thinks you are the greatest.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Bikeguy said:

I thought it was something from the 20's.  Not the 2020's the 1920's.

This may (or may not) explain the phrase.   Short version...  Eleanor thinks you are the greatest.

I am old, but not that old.:rolleyes: She could have said you were the 'cat's meow'.

  • Awesome 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eleanor was the cow on green acres. :D

I liked the one where she ate Eb’s radio. 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Murder Hornets have Sharp Knees. 

F3414801-9BF8-47CD-BB84-CF8146343293.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How old is her Mom?  Not only did she use the "Bees knees" expression but she named her kid Eleanor!  That is an old name.  It is good you are mentoring.  Kids need a great example.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

She got a new bike.  I am gearing up to continue to teach her.  Her Mother told me that Eleanor has said she only will ride with me, and that has deemed that her parents are not allowed to teach her.  Not sure how that developed.  Shoot.  I just wanted to empower her to ride a bike.  

Her mom said that Eleanor thinks I am, in her words, "The bees knees."  

What is that?  Do Bees even have knees.  Such a strange comment.  This is probably because they are from the east coast.  Those people talk funny.  ;)

Those people.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, sheep_herder said:

I am old, but not that old.:rolleyes: She could have said you were the 'cat's meow'.

Someday, "cool" and "right on" will be looked on as one of "those" sayings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

Someday, "cool" and "right on" will be looked on as one of "those" sayings.

Ummmm.... already is

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Kzoo said:

Ummmm.... already is

Get off my lawn.

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

Ummmm.... already is

fab! 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

Her mom said that Eleanor thinks I am, in her words, "The bees knees." 

Is Eleanor's last name Roosevelt? That would be about the right time for bees knees.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad to hear she is continuing her interest in cycling and she has great taste in role models!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Wilbur said:

How old is her Mom?  Not only did she use the "Bees knees" expression but she named her kid Eleanor!  That is an old name.  It is good you are mentoring.  Kids need a great example.

I thought the same on her name. Maybe she was named after a favorite GMom or Aunt.  Or it’s so old it’s hip again?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Old fashioned names are or were instyle  my friends son & daughter in law named their daughter Mable....that was probably 15 years ago...

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, petitepedal said:

Old fashioned names are or were instyle  my friends son & daughter in law named their daughter Mable....that was probably 15 years ago...

I used to have a dog named Gladys.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, petitepedal said:

Old fashioned names are or were instyle  my friends son & daughter in law named their daughter Mable....that was probably 15 years ago...

Yeah true. I have a 22 YO niece named Abbigail.  Her mom wouldn’t let people call her Abby, but as she aged her friends started calling her Abby & it stuck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Her Mom is in her 40's.  Second daughter is Emilia. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I first thought of Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor Rigby but as I read your post I remembered your cycling girl. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

I first thought of Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor Rigby but as I read your post I remembered your cycling girl. 

Eleanor Rigby was one of the lonely people

  • Like 3
  • Awesome 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love it the way people try and put things in neat little boxes. :rolleyes: Rather use what energy I have left in other endeavors.  Right now I am warming up a new Angora kid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, sheep_herder said:

I love it the way people try and put things in neat little boxes. :rolleyes: Rather use what energy I have left in other endeavors.  Right now I am warming up a new Angora kid.

What do you mean by neat little boxes?  Are you talking about how Eleanor won't let Mom teach her now?  

It is kind of funny to me how she only trusts me, but I pushed her down a steep hill and she got banged up.  LOL  Push it girl!!!  Pain is temporary.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

What do you mean by neat little boxes?  Are you talking about how Eleanor won't let Mom teach her now?  

It is kind of funny to me how she only trusts me, but I pushed her down a steep hill and she got banged up.  LOL  Push it girl!!!  Pain is temporary.

I took that as how us knuckleheads tried to figure out why she was named Eleanor...

  • Awesome 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

I took that as how us knuckleheads tried to figure out why she was named Eleanor...

Oh, yeah.  It is an interesting name.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Longjohn said:

I first thought of Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor Rigby but as I read your post I remembered your cycling girl. 

I first thought of the cow on Green Acres. :D

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought she was named after this...

1967-Ford-Mustang-Eleanor.jpg

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, groupw said:

I thought she was named after this...

1967-Ford-Mustang-Eleanor.jpg

Yeah, that's where my brain went too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
53 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

What do you mean by neat little boxes?  Are you talking about how Eleanor won't let Mom teach her now?  

It is kind of funny to me how she only trusts me, but I pushed her down a steep hill and she got banged up.  LOL  Push it girl!!!  Pain is temporary.

ChrisL nailed it!!:whistle:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

She got a new bike.  I am gearing up to continue to teach her.  Her Mother told me that Eleanor has said she only will ride with me, and that has deemed that her parents are not allowed to teach her.  Not sure how that developed.  Shoot.  I just wanted to empower her to ride a bike.  

Her mom said that Eleanor thinks I am, in her words, "The bees knees."  

What is that?  Do Bees even have knees.  Such a strange comment.  This is probably because they are from the east coast.  Those people talk funny.  ;)

The Bees Knees is about as good a compliment as you can get!

  • Like 1
  • Awesome 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since no one else has asked, what bike did she get? I hope it’s a bee’s knees kind of bike.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Old No. 7 said:

Since no one else has asked, what bike did she get? I hope it’s a bee’s knees kind of bike.

Diamondback mountain bike.  She will be shralping soon enough.  Last time we rode, she fell on the ground and cried after I pushed her to ride down this steep hill.  There will be more of this.  haha

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will do gravel..like trails or roads..and road biking but..not mountain biking..I value my OLD bones too much :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Dirtyhip said:

Diamondback mountain bike.  She will be shralping soon enough.  Last time we rode, she fell on the ground and cried after I pushed her to ride down this steep hill.  There will be more of this.  haha

I think that's awesome. I had a mentee, pre-covid, at the local elementary school. This is year three; I have him one more year. Miguel is 11. He's talked about getting a bike but nothing yet. I'd like to take him riding, cause his Dad never will. It's difficult to meet outside of school as the admins frown on that. The policy is meant to protect kids from predators and I am all in for that.

  • Awesome 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She had fun today.  Very proud of her.  She crashed twice, no tears.  She is like a sponge and remembers everything I say.  Her words were, "We don't cry.  We laugh when we crash." and then she said "Sometimes, it might seem like I am crying, but I just have a snuffy nose."  

and the best thing she said was "Next time we can go down that other hill.  It's steeper."  :D:cheerleader:I almost replied with "Yeah, baby."  But that would be the wrong expression.  I just said "Yes, cause you are a tough girl."  Today I had heavy emphasis on "Yay" "wee"  "and you are so awesome.  Like a pro."  

She wants to be a better rider than her sister.  I said "I want you to be a better rider than I am."  She told me it might just take a little while.  HAHAHAHA  This kid is great.  

  • Like 2
  • Hugs 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/22/2020 at 4:43 PM, Dirtyhip said:

Diamondback mountain bike.  She will be shralping soon enough.  Last time we rode, she fell on the ground and cried after I pushed her to ride down this steep hill.  There will be more of this.  haha

Are you going to ride into a shrub again? Or, was it downstairs? 
Eleanor has excellent taste.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, roadsue said:

Are you going to ride into a shrub again? Or, was it downstairs? 
Eleanor has excellent taste.

HAHA, OMG.  

She bought that up today.  I tested her bike, and she said..."Don't crash."

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, roadsue said:

Are you going to ride into a shrub again? Or, was it downstairs? 
Eleanor has excellent taste.

I rode down a big staircase last time.  No crash tho.  HAHA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

HAHA, OMG.  

She bought that up today.  I tested her bike, and she said..."Don't crash."

Her bike is good? Forks going the right direction... What color? Is it the pink bike in the photo?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, the pink thing.  I had to adjust the handle bars.  They were upside down. 

What is up with these bike people?  I want to slap them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

  I had to adjust the handle bars.  They were upside down. 

Sabotage. It’s like they want to be needed. :facepalm:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I like her flashy pink bike. Did she use a clothespin to attach a playing card to the rear wheel? Or, are y’all serious cyclists? 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

Yes, the pink thing.  I had to adjust the handle bars.  They were upside down. 

What is up with these bike people?  I want to slap them.

I read a post in a group I’m in of a guy that bought himself a road bike and them didn’t like crunched over riding position so he turned his handlebars upside down to give him a more upright riding position. It’s hard to imagine.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, roadsue said:

Well, I like her flashy pink bike. Did she use a clothespin to attach a playing card to the rear wheel? Or, are y’all serious cyclists? 

HAHA

Today, I pointed to the tall mountain in the distance and said "I rode down that today.  

She replied back... "NO!"

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

HAHA

Today, I pointed to the tall mountain in the distance and said "I rode down that today.  

She replied back... "NO!"

Coasting :rolleyes:

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

OH, we've seen that.  We've coined that style "DUI style" at the shop.  It tended to be the people who lost their drivers license and needed a bike, and modified it to be more comfy.

DUI style.

I've seen it a lot round here

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

Coasting :rolleyes:

After I ride up, yes.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...