PAST LIL SPILLS
Lil, Daniel, and Kevin delayed in Istanbul “How many drinks have they had?”
Just ran into Kevin and Daniel. Kevin is excited and Daniel looks like he has a hit on him. ” lil we could have a great night in Chicago right now if we don’t board.” Lol reminiscent of the time Kevin begged me not to go to Dubai. Lol
I am overpacked but I am happy. I wish Jackson was going on this adventure with me but one day he will want to adventure either with me or on his own! Next stop Istanbul, then Kathmandu!
Today I am grateful to Anthony from OKC. ” I know the manager’s logs are supposed to be more professional but can I talk shit to Tommy because his Houston Texans blew a half time lead of 21-3 at home.” Lol Oh the shit talk back and forth made my day. Tommy’s response ” Are you bitter because Texas has 2 NFL teams while Oklahoma has.. well none..” This continuued with Jeff chiming in that the bills beat the Oilers in the biggest comeback in NFL history. I enjoy the logs. Unfortunately I think Daniel shut Anthony up when he said ” noone can talk smack when you forget to attach the log to the email. ” Lol
I am ready to run in the himalayas! Super excited. I feel very strong today! I can’t be stopped.
Yes the lawyers have ruined my Lil Spill. ” Lil you can’t write that it opens you up to liable claims.” ” Lil you can’t write that because it will alert one of the agencies.” ” Lil you hurt my feelings.” My lil spills have gotten so boring!!!! Why can’t I write ” she got fired for eating another girl out during her shift in the bathroom.”? Or why can’t I write ” He got fired for trying to take bribes at the door.” or ” She couldn’t come into work today because there is hostage situation with her child and her ex.”? or ” he put a mask over his face and held the bar up at gunpoint?” When I write my book all these stories will be in it!!!
At the manager’s seminar, Jeff the company lawyer, actually asked the manager’s to be more professional in how they write the logs. I look forward to the funny logs. I love the crazy shit they say. URGH.
My gratitude goes out to Lizzie and Chantel today. I am meeting them in a little while to go over the new dances. They put so much love and energy into the choreography.
I have a splitting head ache! This Saints game is horrible!! WTF. Please dont lose to the Freaking Jets!!!
A million people in town for Jazz fest and the New Orleans bar barely did better then a regular Saturday night. Here come the excuses.
OK I have been reading about the NYC marathon. They did a story about celebrities that are running the marathon. My understanding is that runners have to time qualify to enter the race. Pamela Anderson is running for a charity helping Haiti post hurricane. While that is wonderful, she talks about barely running. She only started training this summer on the elliptical then runs 5 miles every other day. She never did a sanctioned race to qualify. My understanding is that you have to do a half marathon in 1 hour and 42 minutes. (Just know if I ever write about doing the NYC marathon its because I pulled some strings because there AIN’t ( seems appropriate) any way I can increase my time by that much. ) Katie Holmes finished the NYC marathon in 5 hours and 29 minutes. That tells me that she probably did not have to time qualify. OPRAH did the Marine’s full marathon in 4 hours and 29 minutes. My god that’s crazy. How the F is Oprah faster then me? OK all of that being said who do these celebrities call to bypass the regulations? I will run the NYC marathon for a charity. Why not. Al Roker did it in 7 hours. Unless some miracles happen I can’t imagine beating Oprah’s time but damn I can beat Al Roker and if I truly run the whole thing without walking I can beat Katie Holmes. ( no I have never run that far.) It just seems a little unfair for the regular people who really qualify for the race. But on the positive side the celebrities always seem to run for charities. The Saints look like the Bad News Bears right now. I am sick.
My previous years have been dedicated to my son and work. This year has been dedicated to racing, triathlons, Tough Mudders, Ultra marathons. I may dedicate next year to intimate personal relationships. I will have to start training.
” Who stole what ? Which bar? Which manager?” I had to read it in the log . I was pissed that I didn’t get a call about this. Unfucking believable!
Jackson’s dad and I went to his cross country meet today. At the end of mile 1 Jackson was jogging and chatting not paying any attention to the race. I screamed ” pick up the pace!” His dad screamed ” get in the game!” At the end of the race, Jackson came in 51st. When he came over to us another mom said to him hysterically laughing ” Jackson great job. I figure I better say it since your parents won’t.” Come on! I love that kid more then life but he put no effort forth in the race. Were we really supposed to congratulate him?” It’s not like we scolded him. But he didn’t try. It’s a running race if you see someone running and talking at the same time that means they are not trying their hardest. Well we are watching movies and I am letting him eat pizza tonight cause that freaking mom made me feel bad. She is probably one of those people who doesn’t like dodgeball being played in school or wants everyone to make the team even if they stink. Am I crazy, or is life hard? When you apply for a job do people just hire you even when you aren’t qualified? What motivation would anyone have to excel if they don’t know competition and failure? How are we setting up our children to be independent when we don’t expose them to real life? URGH
Southern Eagle in New Orleans just picked up Coyote Ugly Whisky. Bam. I am so happy that my local bar will start carrying it soon!!! I have Lee going to San Diego. We are starting to move forward. It would be incredible to have a New Years Eve Opening. ( Cross Fingers)
I am in the ” you embarrass me” stage of parenting. ‘ MOM I don’t want you coming to the halloween block party.” Halloween was always our favorite holiday! And how the Fuck did I become more embarrassing then his dad? ” Mom you and dad don’t need to go to my cross country meet.” ” TOO FUCKING BAD, I am coming.” And yes to all the parents out there, I did curse when saying that. My parents came to nothing. I grew up without any support. I don’t care if he wants us to go or not we are going!! The teenage years are just ramping up. My son is actually easy in comparison to the stories I hear from other parents.
I am set for Nepal. I have all my gear ready. Now I am getting supplements that I am hoping will help me with energy and recovery. 2 goals: 1. Enjoy the magical experience. I can’t wait to go to some buddhist temples. I may even take a yoga class in Kathmandu. 2. Don’t come in dead last every day. That’s it. Very simple. I started drinking Beet Juice yesterday. Supposedly is helps bring oxygen to the muscles in a faster more efficient way. I figured it can’t hurt.
Kevin is obsessed with altitude sickness. ” Lil did you know that at high altitudes you can get an aneurism ?” We just think differently. I have no doubt I will be a bit sick from the altitude but I am not going to worry about it. I have my altitude sickness pills. I will be fine. ” Lil did you buy special Helicopter evacuation insurance.” NO. It’s just crazy. The only worries I have are finishing. Hoping my body can hold up to so many miles with no injuries. I also worry about the cold. I know I get very cold easily especially after running.At high altitudes it will be very cold. So I am hoping I prepared for that. That’s it. Those are my worries.
That’s all I have got!
Daniel seems to be our buffer. Other then his mother ” having a bad feeling” He is excited and anxious to go.
Trying to scramble and get work done. Todays text messages
Daniel ” my mom has a bad feeling about Nepal”
Me ” of course she does . She will be pissed if she just bought a house in Austin and something happens to you.”
Kevin ” I plan on lighting Daniel on fire for warmth and he will be the first one eaten in a life and death scenario”
Me ” tell your mom that the positive thing about something happening to you is that your youngest brother will then have a chance at being normal”
Daniel ” you are terrible people”
14 years ago today the best thing in my life arrived! Jackson is 14 today. Time flies. ( the first 4 years seemed like eternity but after year 4 the time flew). I am so thankful for him. He gives me purpose in life. He is truly unique. Intensely intelligent. Such a dry sense of humor that not all people get it. Joyful at the little things. He’s growing up into a complex young man.
Yesterday Jackson invited a friend over and I was asked to stay in my room while they played video games. I thought I was the cool mom? LOL Today we are going to a soup kitchen to view socio cultural trends for a school project. Be interesting to see what he sees.
I am grateful to Tommy today. Yesterday he played a prank on Daniel that had Daniel freaking out for a few minutes. Tommy told Daniel that an investor came into the Key West bar. The rest of the prank involved confidencial business documents. Daniel was freaking out! He bought it hook , line, and sinker. Priceless.
I just got the medical supply kit for my trip minus the tactical weapons that Chantel’s husband recommended. ” Chantel, he can’t be serious?” Well low and behold I think he was serious but I opted not to bring weapons through airport customs. LOL
Me ” Supposedly Juliet Prowse slept with Elvis Presley under his grand piano.”
Friend. ” You know he had shag runs every where. she must of gotten serious rug burn.”
Me ” Fuck I have rug burn from running with my back pack. I want rug burn from sex under a piano on shag rug.”
Friend ” Millions of women have had rug burn from sex but not many women have gotten rug burn from training for an ultra marathon in Nepal.”
Me. ” while a very moving and concise soliloquy I still like the grand piano version better.”
Key West why don’t I have the manager’s LOG?
Today I am giving thanks to Lee. He drives me crazy and we fight all the time but he is a true artist at heart. I love his dedication to making all of our work so visually appealing. He has been working on some new business cards and a presentation we need to make. The care and attention to detail is so inspiring.