I'm so excited about our road trip across America. Can't wait to blog my brains out in all 49 states. (Or is it 50?) And can't wait to watch you guys jog your booties off.
Melanie J. had a great idea to create a Blog-Across-America soundtrack so I've started compiling songs. Feel free to drop your favorite song in my B/JAA Suggestion box. Also feel free to read MJ's blog. She's hitting her stride and the last 2 posts have left me ROTFLOL.
(NO pressure, MJ.) She's very ironical, btw (I know you know I know ironical ain't a word, but my husband likes it so I humor him. Plus MJ hates made up words so I like to bug her.)
So I've been thinking about the road trip a lot. We should probably have a theme and a motto and an objective and an agenda and an opening prayer.
Or should we just HIT THE OPEN ROAD and see what happens?
If we want to make a million bucks we'll need some CONFLICT on the road. Every good story needs conflict, otherwise people start smiling (and then yawning). Nothing spells lucrative like a good fist fight between friends.
We'll also need to meet some weird people. Nothing's funnier than laughing and pointing at weird people.
We'll also need to do some good deeds (for our personal progress)--open our hearts now and then and spill the contents.
Maybe you guys could pick up trash as you jog and I'll blog about it. We could clean up America.
And we should recycle all of our Code Red Mt. Dew bottles.
Is anyone writing this down?
Oh, I am. (sorry!)
Could someone please TURN THE MUSIC OFF FOR A SECOND! I'm tualkin' here!!!!
Okay hows about we stop by places and visit people--like sick people and stuff. We could sing to them. Or we could sing them to us. Either way.
We could start with Robin since she had surgery this week and April since she had radiation. We'd have to abide by her rules of engagement though. (No sharing whipped cream out of the can.) But we can share our Code Red.
Then we could go see our imaginary friend who's on bed rest. Oh, and Tamn--she's on bed rest too. Hey, we could paint their toenails for them since they can't reach.
Then we could go see Jen and Annie's mom and Pat's mom/Lisa's MIL because they have breast cancer. We could tie little pink ribbons all over the trees in their front yards. And we could leave homemade herbal bath soaks on their porches then doorbell ditch and run.
It's going to be so much fun!
Can we stop by my mom's house first, because it's her birthday today. I want to show her the purple tie dye yellow submarine. In fact I put Purple Rain on the side bar just for her birthday so everyone go turn on Purple Rain right now and I'll tell you a little story.
She loves it when I tell this story. She goes bright red and then runs from the room in tears.
After my dad died, the movie, Purple Rain saved her sanity. You know how everyone has their own way of carrying their buckets? Well Prince helped her carry her bucket so I get choked up when I hear Purple Rain.
THANKS Artist-formerly-known-as-Prince-who-is-now-known-as-Prince-again-I-think. We really needed our mom to be sane!
Don't tell her I told you this, but she even went to a Prince concert in L.A. with her sister. She's uber cool like that.
Could you guys leave her some cake in my comment box? And if it's not too much trouble, her favorite is the chocolate cake from IKEA.
After the road trip is over and we collect the million dollars from all the famous sponsors let's go visit NieNie and then leave the million dollars on her doorstep and run. Wouldn't that be hilarious? Especially if it was all in $1 bills.
If you don't know Nie Nie and her sad story, click here. And then click on this cute button:
I do know NieNie.
Well, I don't know her, but I know her sister, Paige and her brother, Steve. I went to high school with them and they are the nicest people in the world. I've been trying to figure out ways to help them for a long time now, but the only thing I'm good at is writing so I wrote and now I've got a story in this cleverish book:
Thanks to Sue, who put all the cleverish stories together, all the proceeds will go to the NieNie recovery fund.
Everyone, let's go buy 1,000 copies each and we'll go door to door across America and sell them. (Annie you can pull them in your little red wagon.) Or we could just leave them in people's cars or on the bus or in our hotel rooms and hope they fall into the hands of someone who needs a good laugh.
The book only costs $19.60. (How odd is that?) And if you order within the next 20 minutes I will throw in a free hymn book.
Mahalo everyone! Can't wait to smack you around on the road trip and then blog about it.
p.s. Do you have a headache, Lisa?