Thursday, August 31, 2006

Woo Wee

For the most part I am feeling better today. Guess a ton of otc meds, some sleep, and shutting myself out from the world is what was needed. God bless Nyquil, Airborne, vitamin C, zinc, and Sudafed.

Crisis somewhat averted workwise in the last 24 hours. Thank god for morale boosting, positive thinking boss man, and my ipod to keep me on track today. I'm a blessed woman. Oh yes I am.

I'm celebrating with friends tonight. Where? Well happy hour of course. I forgot to put my camera in my purse this morning so no pictures to share tomorrow but all of you will be there with me in spirit.

Peace and love peeps. Hope your world is good too.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Shoes and Funk

Red patent leather shoes. All grown up.

They are even kind of furry. Wanna' pet them? Some boys did at the office today for giggles. I know. I know. I work with some freaks don't I?

The funk has become a full blown sinus thing. It's totally effing with my head right now. I can't breathe right. I didn't sleep very well last night. I have a raging headache.

PMS is sinking in. I've been pretty sensitive today. Someone half jokingly called me a lunatic. I deserved it because I was reacting like a crazy fool. For a moment or two that is.

It's all good now. We talked it through. I love that I was called out on it but I hate that I even let myself get all worked up. I really appreciate being understood and not being blown off. I'm very thankful this particular someone took the time to listen, to care, to want to make sure I was in a better place.

I had myself a good cry and took a nap. I did a late night run to 7-11 for a candy bar. I guzzled a Dr. Pepper. None of the above helped much.

I'm going back to bed. I'm going to take a shot of Nyquil and huddle until my covers with the furbabies until the dreaded alarm goes off. I'm praying to wake up without feeling funky and cruddy in the AM.

Send me some good vibes ok? I need 'em. Peace and Love peeps.

Learn Something New Everyday

Did you know if you are older than 35 you are older than

The very first one opened in Pike Place Market in Seattle 35 years ago. I love that I can learn something when I get my morning fix. I didn't get the inspirational thought but at least I'm educated.

Peace and love peeps. I'm still feeling cruddy today but I am feeling cute. There could be worst things right?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Feeling Funky

I'm in a funk. Oh yes I am. I want to crawl back in bed and stay there all day. Me, the kitties, a good book, sleep. You know? Turn my face away from the world today.

Can I?

Absolutely not.

Sometimes it really sucks being a responsible adult.

Sunday, August 27, 2006


I am so sorry. There are no words I can offer to comfort you. My hope is you find peace in the memories of and with your dad. I am here if you need me. Huge Hugs from me to you. I wish I was back there with you now...

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Saturday Stuff

UPDATED 12 HOURS LATER FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT. Heck, for mine too for that matter. =)

On the agenda today...

1. Get cracked by the lovely Dr. Yee. It's been over a month, if not longer, and my body is screaming for some of that action.

UPDATE: Last time I was in was June 13. Sheesh, where does the time go? I am already feeling better. I'm pretty sure I'll be back in later in the week too.

2. Go be naughty in the tanning bed. I'm getting kinda pale and there is no time for being poolside today.

UPDATE: Mission accomplished.

3. Get car washed. It's amazing how dusty it gets just sitting around for a week. Not to mention, the rat bird turds. Why, oh why, do they like my SUV so much?

UPDATE: We have a clean car once again. Seems like everyone else and their momma had the same idea as there was a line of cars at least 6 deep the entire time I was at the Pink Elephant.

4. Pick up alterations at dry cleaners. I took in 8 pairs of pants before I left, which is a good thing, because it means I've lost some inches. BUT it's going to be one heck of a bill to pay.

UPDATE: $160.00 poorer. Damn alterations and cleaning. There truly are times I wish I was a man.

5. Haircut and color. Badly needed. The gray is taking over. Must get rid of the gray. Must let highlights blend the gray in.

UPDATE: Sexy beaotch is back in action.

6. Maybe go shopping for some shoes. You know how I love shoes. I've got a hankering for some animal print pumps and/or some red patent pumps. Nordstrom, Nine West, and Macy's are screaming my name. What's that? You can hear it too?

UPDATE: Score! Some of you won't like my purchases but I'm happy. Pictures to follow later.

7. Laundry and light cleaning. Ughh.

UPDATE: Not even in the mood to tackle this tonight.

8. Burn some cd's for those who have asked for 'em.

UPDATE: Working my way there.

It's a pretty aggressive list for a Saturday. We'll see how much actually gets done, especially considering it is already after 10:30 AM and the hair cut and color will take at least 2 hours and that is not until 2:00 PM.

I think I can...I think I can...I think I can...

What about you? What's on your list for the day?

Friday, August 25, 2006


I'm baaaaack.

And I am seriously missing my JP, Princess, Foxy, and Chester.

Crazy day today.

Must get some sleep.

Will write more later this weekend.

Peace and Love Peeps.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Miss You, Miss Me

I won't even complain about having to pack differently or check my bag because I'm on my way to see JP in the morning! I still can't believe it is already here. It seems like a long time ago when we talked about a visit and lord knows it's been 5 effing years since we've been in the same city.

I am soooooo looking forward to it. And I am really looking forward to our spa day Tuesday because we both need to be pampered. And I am soooooo very happy I was smart enough to book first class when I made the reservation.

The thought of being in coach with the inability to have my stuff, water, etc. with me for a 4 hour plus flight there and a 5 hour plus flight on the way back just doesn't sound good to me right now. It's worth the extra money this time fo' sho.

I'd love to fill you in on last week but you know what? I really don't want to go back there. It was challenging professionally and personally. Things are settled down personally but professionally, when I get back, I'll be begging for the goose and massages. Oh yes I will.

Anywho, I hope all of you out there are doing well. I don't know how much I'll be posting from JP's but I am sure we'll have pictures to share once I am back if not before then.

Peace and Love Peeps. Don't do anything I wouldn't do. Now you know that leaves it wide open. Don't let me down. =)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


I love my love kitty. Really I do. But this morning, I'm really not liking her.

Hey Mom, how about I prance all over the bed, play with the phone, paw you, annoy you, howl at you, make you get no sleep simply because I can?

Does that sound like a good idea to you? Sounds like one to me.

Ha! Your sister got more crack than you did this morning. She was quiet all night. She didn't wake me up and she kicked your ass going down the hall at 5:30 AM for me.

It's on tonight. When you're trying to sleep, I'm gonna' mess with you like there is no tomorrow.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Spur of the Moment

I swear if I wasn't the one living my life I wouldn't believe it sometimes.

So, there I sit Saturday afternoon. Hang up the phone with T.

Ring, Ring.

It's the fabulous Dr. W.

Dr. W: Hey!

Mo: Hey!

Dr. W: How soon can you have a bag packed?

Mo: 10 minutes. Why?

Dr. W: I'll see you in 20. Pack for heat and something to go out on the town in.

Mo: Um, Ok. Will we back Sunday? I have to work Monday.

Dr. W: I'll have you back in time for Monday morning.

Mo thinks to herself, "I've got no plans this weekend. Why not?"

25 minutes later, Dr. W arrives.

Mo: So, where are we going?

Dr. W:

Mo: Oy! Let me go get my bathing suit.

Dr. W: :)

His buddy backed out on him for the weekend so I took his spot.

And in case y'all are wondering, I'm hurting today. We got back around 2:45 AM this morning and I had to be at work nice and early. He got to take the day off.

And in case y'all are really wondering, I was a good girl.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Same Idea

Just like momma. The whole family has the same idea for the day.

Peace and love peeps. You know where I'm heading...

Friday, August 11, 2006

Shake and Bake

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Go see it. Seriously. We laughed our asses off. Ok, it was post a happy hour but I know I would have been laughing regardless. Baby Jesus. Love it. :)

So, let's see what else can I talk about today?

Had a good day at work yesterday professionally but personally, someone pissed me off. It's been a long time since I let someone get to me that way.

I think this is what made me even more out of sorts. I'm almost completely over it today. By tomorrow, it will be done and this girl will have made peace with it and moved on.

T, I have officially killed Pete the Pelican. Let someone else be the owner. It's soooooo not worth the aggravation, the squawking. I know, I know. I owe you a call now don't I? Call me when you are home and I'll fill you in.

Oh, and T, thank you so much for the email on what I can and can't carry on the plane with me. You read my mind! I'm too irritated to write about this right now. I understand security measures, which ultimately is what it is all about, but this is totally going to change the way I pack.

Hell, now I have to check bags and from what CNN showed SeaTac looked like yesterday, I'm going to have to leave 3 hours before every flight until things settle down. Great. Just great.

Ok, back to something more pleasurable. Peeps were in from out of town and it was Thursday night so we got our groove on at a local watering hole.

To the bartender. I can tell the difference. Please don't dare to charge me for Grey Goose and substitute it with nasty, bottom shelf vodka. I'll call you out every single time. Bow down to my taste bud greatness. I'm a pro dontcha' know? :)

After HH is when two of us decided to go see the movie. It was the perfect way to end the night/begin the morning. Of course, I paid for it when I only got about 4 hours of sleep and headed down to the Rose City for the planning session. But you know what? I'm living this life only once right?

It's a good thing I've got nothing planned for the weekend because the next couple of weeks are going to be hell for Mo. I've got my work cut out for me.

It's all good. I've been in this place before and I am sure it won't be the last time I find myself here. I usually come out way ahead but I feel like this one is going to be a little more stressful than normal.

The good news? I'm home based for at least two of the weeks and the one week I am on vacation, I'm going to see my girl JP!

The weather is supposed to be warm and sunny this weekend so y'all know where I'll be. Poolside baby! The temps have been getting cooler each day and the sun is setting sooner daily so I have to take advantage while I still can.

What are you going to do this weekend?

For now, I'm feeling funky so I'm heading to bed. The fur babies must be feeling funky too. Princess has hacked up twice in 30 minutes, taken a poo 1x, and Jasmine has left me a present by the door too. Is there something in the air or what? I mean I know there is a meteor shower happening but dang, that's a lot of body functions for them. Heck, for anyone.

Peace and love peeps.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Pete the Pelican

Alrighty, let's get the happy hour posting of pictures out of the way shall we? Mo had a rough day yesterday and y'all know how I roll.

Summer night. Patio. Tunes. Decompressing with my boy Walker. Beers for him. Lemonade and Grey Goose with limes for me. Phone conversations with JP, T, and MO later. Hmmmm....a very nice way to end a challenging day.

I need you to weigh in on these ok?

See, I wore these to the office yesterday. I actually dressed like a girl. I sported a skirt. I showed a little more cleavage than normal. I rocked the vacation hair style.

I'll admit I was feeling it. Feeling like a sexy little beaotch. But damn, you'd think I was running around the office nekkid from the reactions I was getting.

I think I should tell my boss Friday during our balance of the year strategy meeting that the way we can get done what we need and want to get done is for me to get a shoe budget and the flexibility to dress like a girl more often.

Now, don't get me wrong. I dress feminine. But I am almost always in a pair of slacks and a shirt or a suit with pants versus a blazer and skirt let alone a dress.

My job function dictates this. I can be out in the market, the back of a truck, in the warehouse, digging through files, or be on the go for 16+ hours a day. Not exactly the most girl friendly environment if you know what I mean.

These shoes, for whatever reason, drove 'em crazy. I like them. I think they are cute, stylish, and here I'll say it, Sexy Back.

So here is what I want to know. What do you think it is about them over all the others I've shared with you thus far that would invoke such a reaction?

Seriously, I want to know what you think. Talk to me peeps.

Oh, and before I forget T, There was no fowl loving. The bird may be flying the coop.

Seafair Pics

Not a whole lot to share with you but here's a few capturing the day. Most all of the pictures taken include folks...

Lake Washington. This was the view from our host's yard.

Pretty much sums up the theme of the day.

Jerky. Bull. Tow a Bull. Get it?

I wanted to jump on it and show them how it's done (remember I'm a Texan) but I was wearing a dress.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

On the Agenda Today

Corporate event. Mo's gonna' go and be on her best behavior. Sun. Bbq. Maybe a drink or two. Lots of speed. On the water. Seafair Seattle style.

How about you? What's on your agenda today?


Our hydroplane took second in the races.

The Blue Angels were outstanding.

The weather was perfect, almost a little too hot though.

I've broken out with something on the right side of my body and it itches like crazy. I did rub up against some leaves on a tree trying to get around many folks and some tables so I'm hoping that's all there is to it.

I had one beer. Yes, you read that right. Only one.

I'd love to post some pictures for you tonight but guess what? Blogger is being a punk ass.

Peace and love peeps. I've got some itching to do.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I'm It

The Rules:
Once you have been tagged you have to write a post with eight facts/things/habits about yourself and say who tagged you.
In the end you will need to tag six more people. Remember...No tap backs.

Kimmy tagged me publicly.

1.) I'm a first generation American.
2.) I am very scent oriented.
3.) I can be an anal retentive perfectionist.
4.) I tend to be very social but there are times I like to be left alone.
5.) Sometimes I eat peanut butter and jelly straight from the jar verus making a sandwich.
6.) The first thing I do every morning is kiss my cats, stretch, and then pee.
7.) I still watch MTV reality shows.
8.) I only wear thongs and v-strings from Victoria's Secret. My bra and thong have to match every day or I feel off.

I could keep it going but eight is enough.

I tag anyone who is reading.

Summer Nights

Imagine our surprise upon arriving at the chosen destination for Thursday night's happy hour and seeing the Oscar Meyer wienermobile. We just had to take pictures next to it for the heck of it.

Hey, we weren't the only people. The parking lot was crawling with folks and their cameras. The wiener was PIMPED out.

Ha! Staying true to not revealing too much, that's all you get. :)

And staying to true to what you've come to know and love...

Round 1. Washington Red Apple Martini with Grey Goose for Mo and Diet Coke and Malibu for JDog.

Round 3 - 5 for both. Big ass top shelf margaritas. Billy's is consistent. Limes with each round. Azteca could learn a thing or two from them.

After hours on the deck. Mailbu and Barq's for JDog. We should have picked up some Coke on the way back but we made do. Cherry limeaid and Grey Goose for Mo.

The morning after. Even though we hit up Jack in the Crack around 3:00 AM, I woke up needing some grease. Mad love to my boy G for bringing me the cheeseburger and small fries. This girl appreciates the effort.

Bad part of the night? Drunk dialing that's gotten me in a not so desirable place with a certain someone.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Dinner Anyone?

Sunday's impromptu BBQ post Ikea. Good food, great friends, many laughs. Wish you'd been there? Yea, me too.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Blessing or Darn Shame?

Have you ever been to Ikea and spent less than $10.00? Ever? You have? Seriously?

Sunday was a first for me and my pal Ace. I haven't decided if it was a disappointment or a blessing.

I was all excited. I mean come on. This is Ikea we're talking about. Deals everywhere. Fun stuff. Decorating on a budget. Feel me?

The 2007 catalog showed up in the mail this week. I felt we had to make a trip.

Here's our stash. Between both of us.

Do you see that? The basket isn't even full. We each spent less than $8.00. No trying to figure out how we'd get everything home. The bag was tiny. The purchases were practical for goodness sakes.

To make it to a $10.00 spend and to drown our Ikea sorrow, we chowed on this.

Can the Renton Ikea just hurry up and finish with the remodel? We need our mojo back not to mention new rugs.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

How to Make A Woman Happy

It's not difficult to make a woman happy. A man only needs to be:

1. a friend
2. a companion
3. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a master
7. a chef
8. an electrician
9. a carpenter
10. a plumber
11. a mechanic
12. a decorator
13. a stylist
14. a logist
15. a gynecologist
16. a psychologist
17. a pest exterminator
18. a psychiatrist
19. a healer
20. a good listener
21. an organizer
22. a good father
23. very clean
24. sympathetic
25. athletic
26. warm
27. attentive
28. gallant
29. intelligent
30. funny
31. creative
32. tender
33. strong
34. understanding
35. tolerant
36. prudent
37. ambitious
38. capable
39. courageous
40. determined
41. true
42. dependable
43. passionate
44. compassionate


45. give her compliments regularly
46. love shopping
47. be honest
48. be very rich
49. not stress her out
50. not look at other girls


51. give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
52. give her lots of time, especially time for herself
53. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes


54. Never to forget:
* birthdays
* anniversaries
* arrangements she makes


1. Show up naked
2. Bring food

There are times I think I am becoming more man than woman, especially considering last week's adventure.

I've been assured this is not the case. KK, my buddy who sent this to me, knows me all too well.

His response when asked if it makes me more man than woman when someone showed up with home cooked food, I was naked under the robe, and I was pleased says, "Honey, you are all woman. That's obvious. Because you were married to someone who couldn't fill more than 3 of the 54 needs you have lowered your expectations. LOL"

Here's to hoping my expectations haven't been lowered. :)

Pink Shirt Happy Hour

Who is in for next time?

Put your obnoxious pink shirt on. Call a friend. Share in great conversation. Partake in a drink or two. Catch up. Laugh. Break away from the challenges of everyday life. Enjoy!

JP, Is your pink shirt from Target as bright as mine?

West Coast Drink.

The chair with your name written all over it.

East Coast Drink.