I’m SO getting a motorcycle when I grow up

When I was little, I wanted to be a motorcycle police officer, like on CHiPs.

I thought Erik Estrada was simply the coolest, and I aspired to be like him.  Cruisin’ down the freeway and chasing the bad guys.  And in the end, he always got the girl.

Also?  Those shades… so dreamy.

By the time I got to college, I had come to the sad realization that maybe CHiPs wasn’t my calling.  But I still didn’t know what I wanted to be. I think I changed my major practically every semester. 

I work in computers now, which is a far cry from a motorcycle policeman… or any of the things I studied in school.  And some days, I wonder if this is really what I want to be when I grow up.

And every once in awhile…

… I think about Ponch and what my life would have been like as a motorcycle police officer.   A small part of me would like to think that Ponch and I aren’t that different after all.

I chase away the bad guys, at least the ones that crop up in nightmares.

I clean up accidents on the highway in the pool.

Some days, I think my entire life is in the fast lane.

I don’t have a motorcycle, but we do own a few shares of Harley Davidson.  And if we ever win the lottery, I told Jay he could buy a motorcycle of his own… as long as he gets a sidecar for me to cruise with him.

And in the end, I got the girl.

A sweet, spunky little four year-old who, at least for the time being, looks at me as her own personal hero.  I dread the day she wakes up as a teenager, where I’ve turned into the bad guy.

But for now… until I figure out what I want to be when I grow up… that’s good enough for me.

I’m linking this puppy up to a couple of different memes this week:

#2. When I grow up
Mama's Losin' It
#4. It happened on a motorcycle.

16 thoughts on “I’m SO getting a motorcycle when I grow up”

  1. This brings back such good memories. I loved him! And I had a picture of him w/o his shirt that I hung up in my room — my mom would take it down every day I went to school!

  2. I love how you pulled together the writing prompts from WMW and Mama Kat! You are too cool! I can see you riding down the highway on your motorcycle with Eric now!

  3. wow, 2 memes in one!! you rock! a motorcycle police, huh? pretty crazy thought, but that would be cool. my husband always says if he had a motorcycle, he would be dead.

  4. Very cute! I love that Ponch was such a hottie back in the day…now when I look at him, I wonder what we were thinking. :)Stopped by from mama kat's

  5. Oh that brings back memories! I was always kinda fond of John though…something about his blond hair!

  6. My first visit and I loved your post!!! And your family's pretty darn cute too! Will be following along from now on. Thanks for visiting my blog! šŸ™‚

  7. i have to admit that i'm not a CHiPs fan and i only knew about erik estrada when he got fat. but it is all about perspective and that he became a hero to you.oh and you got a pretty little girl there :)from mama kat's šŸ™‚

  8. I was never much of a John fan, but Ponch – ooh la la! What a great perspective and I'll say the girl you got is a far greater achievement!Rhonda

  9. I love it! That show was a little bit before my time but I love your comparison! You're totally better than the original!

  10. I dream of riding alongside a motorcycle in a sidecar. I also dreamed of being a janitor when I grew up. At least you had cool aspirations. šŸ˜‰

  11. What a neat and creative post! Love the comparisons. And since I knew a CHIP, I can say with full certainty that you are much, much better off in your life. He was a total scum bag (saw him lie and cheat the system). Ah, Hollywood can make anything seem glamorous. I watched the show too, but I had a crush on Jon. I always go for the "other guy" if not the bad guy. I was a "Johnny" girl with Emergency too. šŸ™‚ Didn't matter that I was like, 4.

  12. If my hubby wasn't going bald, I would totally try and convince him to bring back "The Estrada Mane"

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