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i named my new bike
Her name is Boudicca.

I was going to name her Brigid, but nah. Boudicca. I'll be making the tag* as soon as I can get up to Walmart.

I made a shiny metal dogtag that said FRIDAY for my GZ250, and carried it on my keychain. I'm keeping it when I sell the bike.

i feel: happy happy

10 trips or shoot the rapids
skorzy From: skorzy Date: April 29th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
Boudicca? Sounds like a terrifying, regional Italian specialty.
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 29th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC) (base camp)
skorzy From: skorzy Date: April 29th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC) (base camp)
Forgive me.. my area of expertise isn't Roman history...
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 29th, 2008 07:32 am (UTC) (base camp)
Oh, no biggie, it's just the incongruity made me giggle foolishly. And it's always interesting to run up against my personal assumptions about "things everyone knows." Particularly when the other person is actually darned smart and well-educated (which you certainly appear to be from a very brief perusal).
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 29th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well, Roman history as it pertains to Britain, anyway.

Boudicca was queen of the Iceni in Norfolk, in Eastern England, during the Roman occupation. When her husband died, he willed his kingdom to be shared between the Roman governor and his daughters. Rome did not recognize the right of females to inherit, and so annexed the kingdom, flogged Boudicca, and raped her daughters.

In retaliation, Boudicca raised an army and revolted against the Romans. They destroyed Camulodunum (Colchester) and routed a Roman legion. The Romans decided that they couldn't defend Londinium (London), and so abandoned it, leaving the rebels to burn it to the ground. They also burned Verulanium (St. Albans).

The Romans, led by Suetonius, regrouped in the West Midlands and defeated Boudicca and her army at the Battle of Watling Street, but her rebellion forced Nero to consider withdrawing from the island. Suetonius' victory cemented the Roman hold on Britain, but not before an estimated 70,000-80,000 people were killed.

She was one of the first heroines in recorded history, and a total ass-kicker. Plus, she was a redhead -- goes well with my red bike. :-)

Thus endeth the lesson. :-D

Edited at 2008-04-29 02:06 pm (UTC)
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 29th, 2008 06:58 am (UTC) (base camp)
Heh, you added Spock to this icon. I was meaning to suggest that myself. ;-)
darkwolfie From: darkwolfie Date: April 29th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Maybe you coulda called it Spockette!

Edited at 2008-04-29 01:31 pm (UTC)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 29th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Or... y'know... not.

T'Pau was in the running, though.
hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: April 29th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC) (base camp)
My first bike was named Christabel after Christabel Pankhurst, daughter of the famous British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst -- because she was my liberation from public transport and spent a lot of time chained to railings in best suffragette fashion.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 29th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC) (base camp)
OMG, that's awesome.
10 trips or shoot the rapids