Here’s the one and only Diane Moug crossing the finish line of the first race of the season with super star teammate Claire Morgan. More posts to follow — we have so many blog ideas percolating!
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! The marriage of our glorious blog with public radio – this blog post is brought to you buy This American Life podcast #511 (“The Seven Things You’re Not Supposed To Talk About”). Inspired by Sarah Koenig and co., we now delve into forbidden conversation topics on the bike. But our topics are sex specific – we have noticed that the verboten talking points are different for men and for women.
Forbidden Female Topics
So what do we talk about? It might seem outlandish to a male reading this list that there are other things we could talk about, since the above topics most likely make up all of their conversation on a ride. We talk about a lot about our research, grad school, feminism, and…sex, cats, poop schedules etc. etc.
To compile the list of Banned Boys Topics, we polled our counterparts. At first they said there was nothing barred; but we prodded some information out of them.
Banned Boys Topics
Details of Sex-Lives
We can’t end this post without considering the times where your teammate steps in for you off the bike. Unfortunately, Judy lost her beloved cat Mr. Bayes last week. Last night at the Nugget, Judy emotionally broke when the cashier asked whether she would like paper or plastic. Upon expressing her preference for a plastic bag, Judy explained that she has no idea what to do with plastic bags now that there is no cat litter which needs to be cleaned. Fortunately, Diane was there to step in and explain that the bagger at the Nugget did not need to hear about the unfortunate passing of her geriatric cat.