Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday matinee

I decided to do something today that I had never done before.
I went to a movie. Alone.

Yep, I have traveled alone but I have never been to a movie alone.

I went to see The boy in the striped pajamas. A very disturbing movie about a German boy who befriends a Jewish boy in a concentration camp. Overall, the movie is just okay. The ending is quite disturbing.

After the movie, I went to Vroman's book store and decided on my next travel destination.

I sat in the bookstore for over an hour reading about Costa Rica. I'm so excited. I hope girlfriend will go with me.

If not, I will go.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Just Sophie and me.

I'm spending Thanksgiving with Sophie. I picked up a pizza last night for our feast today:)

One of the labor and delivery nurses is due tomorrow and I agreed to deliver her. It's her third baby so I can't go far. Everyone else is in Las Vegas at Babygirl1 and hubby's house. Boo!

Post pictures of your feasts. I'll have a virtual Thanksgiving:)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No Pajamas in public!

I went to the postal annex to mail my IRS payment(F!) and this dude in front of me was in pajamas AND slippers. Is it that fucking hard to get out of your pajamas and into some sweats? Geez!

I wanted to take a picture of him but resisted.

Something told me he would not be amused.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 1963 @ 3:50 am

I was born:)

I'm Forty fucking five today!

My birthday is a big deal to me and I'll tell ya why.

My Mom ALWAYS forgot my birthday. Just couldn't remember.
First, I'm the youngest of eight. I have 5 older brothers (would have been 6 but he was born premature and died) and 1 sister. needless to say, my Mother expected a boy. Had a name picked out. So when I turn out to be a she, my Mother had no clue what to name me. According to my Mother, the nurse said:

"what are you going to name her?"

My Mother said: " I dunno."

Nurse: "How about Darlene, she is so Darling."

Mother: "OK."

Makes you well up with tears huh?

So, two days after I made my most forgettable entrance, another event happened that would further erase my birth from my Mother's brain.

President Kennedy was assassinated.

In all the years my Mother was alive, she wished me a Happy Birthday on
November 22. If it wasn't for my birth certificate, I'd swear that was my birthday.

I think I'll celebrate again, on November 22. just for my MaMa;)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quick visit with my Big Brother

My big brother was in Southern California for a few days on business. Due to both our work schedules, we could only squeeze in a few hours last night before he left for Washington D.C this morning.

I googled some restaurants close to LAX and found a winner: Pann.

Pann is a diner and been in business since 1958. breakfast is served all day so we both opted for breakfast.

The food was really good. We both had omelets. We decided to share so we cut our om lets in half and switched. I wish I had taken pictures but I was so excited to see Big Brother, I forgot.

I haven't seen Big Brother in 1 1/2 years. He lives in Utah were he is not a Mormon and one of ten who voted for Obama.

We talked so long, we ended up closing the place down. The Manager was kind to take our picture before she kicked us out;)

Even though we talk on the phone often, it was so good to see you Big Brother.
You are a rock in my life!

Fifteen Years ago Today...


Sunday, November 16, 2008

I found my honeymoon spot!

Isn't this place FABULOUS?

Banyan Tree Resort in the Seychelles South Africa. God, I have dreamed of this place for like Forever. Not a place Travel girl can travel alone. It's very romantic.

Finding a honeymoon spot has proved much easier than finding a mate.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I spent yesterday with my best girlfriend. We don't see each other very much because we live so far away. We try to meet once a month,in Pasadena which is half way for both of us.

We met in Midwifery school. The shear hell of school bonded us like super glue. We have supported each other through the wost of times, divorce and death of parents and the best of times, kids graduation, baby girl1's wedding and fun vacations.

Check out girlfriend during the bouquet toss. She is the one in the green skirt and denim jacket. Impressive height! (She didn't catch it though. F!).

I love you girlfriend.

Here is to many more fabulous times!