Monday, September 28, 2009

Collegiate Cycling Guilt

One hour ago, I was presented with boxes full of Stanford cycling gear to rummage through.

I was in spandexified heaven.

Now I'm mired in guilt. Money was not required to partake in the spandex binge--immediately. When I am slammed with the request to pay for the fun things I took with the school's name splashed all over it, as well as with cycling team dues, the party's over. (And then add, in a few weeks, triathlon spandex temptations, and triathlon team dues...oy ve.)

And thus I am faced with a paradox: I miss making money, but I wouldn't be in spandex-induced guilt if I weren't here, not making money.

But no self-respecting triathlete would miss the chance to fly her respective school's colors whenever mounting her noble, two-wheeled steeds, would she? WOULD SHE?

I didn't think so.

Comments that justify outrageous purchases for which I don't have the funds are warmly welcomed.


  1. What are you talking about? At team prices, you probably saved $30 per item...and you won't be able to get that kind of deal once you graduate and are making money. And nothing compares to carrying your alma matter on your back. Stock up while you can!!!

  2. That was fabulous justification! :)

  3. I believe this can be written off in your taxes as an education related expense, right?

  4. Ohhhhh now we're talking! :) Brilliant, Karen, brilliant!

  5. You gave them a fake name, right? ;)