Monday, November 24, 2014

Morning disguise

My routine travel during the work week usual results in a shower the night before.  I arrive at the airport with completely straight hair and no make up. Sometime during the flight (when I need to pee) I will pull the hair back or do a rat rat spray spray. When the plane is on descent I put on my make up.

When I land I look like a million bucks.

Today when I left Houston my hair was straight (I did manage to do make up before we left)

During the Phoenix layover I decided to curl the hair.
When it is time to board my favorite 6 am gate agent is working.  In an effort to be efficient, as soon as the business select boards I move to the front and say "16 (with a big smile because Fernando will know I'm not on a work trip and trying for to be helpful)

Fernando "Uh, wow. Looking good today"

Me "yeah I did my hair"

Fernando "and make up"

My super hero morning disguise is working.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ice cream personalities

I trip to 31 Flavors on Thursdat resulted in a great assessment of personalities

RJ-2 scoops Black Walnut
Me-bottom scoop pralines and cream, too scoop pumpkin pie
Tarzan- in any order snickers and rocky road 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Keeping my A-List preferred status


I have been in many places, but I've never been in Kahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Kahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my children, friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

I may have been in Continent, but I don't remember what country I was in. It's an age thing. They tell me it is very wet and damp there.

I hope everyone is happy in your head - we're all doing pretty well in mine!

(As found on the Internet somewhere and forwarded to me from my boss)

Top 5 pics sent to be week ending 11/21

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


In 2008 on a particularly stressful day, Tarzan and I went to Goodwill instead of attend another Perot quarterly time to RIF meeting.

While there we laughed our way through the books when one of us had the brilliant idea to buy the books with titles that amused us and delivery to everyone's desk. Then one of us had the idea to write inscriptions with forged signatures in the front (in retrospect I'm sure this had to have been his idea ��).

For months our co-workers speculated on where the books came from while amused or befuddled.  One of us (and I'm sure this too was probably him) broke down and declared we were the culprit.

I forgot how much thus activity amused me until today when I was at the Thrift Box in San Jose.

Damn thst my suitcase was full because all of my loved ones would have seen this humor for Christmas (CEM - how to live with a neurotic dog was already visualized in your stocking)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Date night San Francisco style

Very rarely do we get to travel to the same city during the week.  Odd circumstances changed the week where we are both overnight in San Francisco.  We took advantage of being in our favorite city by going to our favorite restaurant.
Injected humor 
End injected humor 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

This is how you make me feel

This election season the ads entertained us more than usual. This one below got prime location on the fridge (folded so we can see the sad face every time we walk by and one of us says "this is how you make me feel")

Two weeks post election she still sadly looks at us (I'm still not even sure what the flyer was for). Because feelings are important.

The end of these shoes

My dad has a foot/shoe problem.  He has a collection of shoes from every city he visits where often the old pair will get left behind: often as a social experiment to see who or what collects them,

Last week in LA I was done with these hiking shoes (bought for the Budapest trip).  I took them off and walked away.  Tarzan said, "you realize you are walking in downtown LA without shoes".  Yup, when you are done you are done.
I love you dad (and PS it was the most interesting case to watch as group after group walking by making up their own story of why they were placed there )

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Top 5 pics sent to me week ending 11/14

Retro fit shirts

So proud of Sophia, Miss Arizona Jr Teen,  who participated in humankindness by donating her shirts to Mercy Gilbert yesterday 

Thursday, November 13, 2014


I'm I do realize this at first glance could be the second "I love sweets" post in one week: however the intention really is about minor things that bring me joy 

1. A salted, caramel drizzle, chocolate dipped pretzel as a surprise in flight by my husband to tame a nauseous tummy

2. A text and links to politics and religion that entertain me in a meeting from my youngest sister, a shout out from the younger  one in RAS thankful and and invite to human kindness from the eldest 

3. A random remembering of a week important to me from one of the loyalist person I know 

4. A retweet by Southwest 

5. Picture and 20 texts that follow from the grown ups that love my oldest 

6. Two of the funniest, smartest women I know and declaration that orange really is the new black (and the BFF who orchestrated the delivery)

7. Sitting in the miserable heat forgetting it all when the little one scores 

8. A photo proving that the middle one doesn't have the worst car. And the recipient of love from the best grandparents 

9. An ongoing attempt times 200 to get me out of a funk 

10. And the logical one missing and loving me from a far

Bonus:  my iPhone and it's new mediation and scripture apps

The story of 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Disney desserts

I love sweets.  

I exhibit control for weeks on end so I can enjoy those sweets I love.  

Disney desserts.  Specifically Tigger Tails.

Marshmallow, caramel, white chocolate, sugar and milk chocolate.

Yes I will break the control streak for this sweet.