Thursday, September 9, 2010


I'm happy.

Don't know why. Just am. Maybe because my daughter's teammates yelled ALOHA after she won her tennis match today. That just gets me, ya know? That word packs a powerful punch with all of it's various meanings. Hello. Goodbye. I lub you. Welcome. To our team. We accept you as one of us, even though you just transferred from a different school.

Or maybe I'm happy because of the stories and fabric donations I'm getting for the 2nd magic quilt.

Or maybe because I spent the day with my mom and my sister volunteering at the Hemophilia foundation and meeting other cool mom's of children with bleeding disorders.

Or because I did the Dew today. The Mt. Dew.

Or maybe I'm happy because I did the Hokie Pokie and the Boot Scootin' Boogie and the Chicken dance with the patients at the Developmental Center last night.

(BTW, I figured out why Malcolm stole my stone cold heart so quickly. Because he reminds me of Lulu.)

(Fer reals.)

(Guess what! Lulu swims now.)

Maybe I'm. just. happy. The End.

I think I might be on the right path in the right place at the right time.

And I'm hoping that path leads me to Boston.

Which leads me to today's post:

Okay, so I used to travel a lot. By plane. When you live in Hawaii that's kinda how you travel. If you listen to the radio on an airplane for at least 10 minutes you will hear this song:

I have listened to this song on every single flight I've taken during the past five years.


Then last week, at the dentist, while my face felt like it was giving birth, this song came on the radio.

A single tear slid down my cheek. And not because of the tremendous stretching and pulling and smashing going on in the southern part of my face.

The next day I went to lunch with a friend of mine who was in town for the weekend. Her name is Lisa.

And she lives in Boston.

I had to show you us from both angles because Lisa says she looks like Marge in Charge in this photo.

hee hee

Lisa works for some big wig Hawvawd Business School dude. She calls it HBS. That's how cool she is.

She found my diary and enthusiastically invited me to start my Blog Across America in Boston.


She says she's the hostess with the mostess.


And she lives near Braintree, which is the home of John Adams and anyone who knows me knows I would marry John Adams if he asked me. And I would marry Abigail Adams too, if John didn't mind.

What say you peeps? Shall I start my Blog Across America where America started?

Do you think I've had enough practice blogging across southern Utah?

In the meantime, while I'm trying to wrangle up the funds to pawk my caw in Hawvawd Yawd, I will be blogging across China--Retro style--on my Dummies are People too site.

I'm doing it for my mom because she's been waiting to hear about my trip for three years now.

hee hee

Check out my first post here.

P.S. Don't you just lub how I can weave Lulu into any post?

P.S.S. I know I haven't finished the story about my great grandma Constance and my great grandpa he-who-shall-not-be-named. I do have another post up my sleeve which is coming soon, but I'm saving all the good stuff for my best selling novel.

You're welcome in advance.


Garden of Egan said...

Crash.......will you still remember me when you're all famous and stuff. Hanging out with uppities from Bawston Haaavard (I live on Harvard does that count?)
And havin' a famous dog Lulu that the Island was named after and writing a novel.
The magic're gonna end up on the Today Show and the Oprah Show and well, you might get too big for yer britches.

Don't forget the little peeps.

Lisa said...

You have GOT to come to Bahston! It would be WICKED PISSAH! We'll visit the Habah fah some lobstah and chowdah (skip the beeah), and then a trip to Fenway Pahk -- GO SAWKS!! Come, come NOW!! :)


Lisr from Bahston

Lisa said...

P.S. Did you notice how in that third photo, Lulu looks like that flying dog, creature thingy from "The Never Ending Story?" Haven't seen it in years, but it was the first thing that popped into my mind -- I mean after how cute she is, of course! :)

T said...

ACK! I thought you were going to give away my little secret about my MIL and FIL going on their mission to Bahston!! Oh, I guess I just did... ah well, maybe cute Marge in charge will get to know them :)

val of the south said...

I have seriously never heard that song before. I guess I don't fly enough or go to the right dentist.

I am so happy that you're happy :)

Kazzy said...

I love Boston. I was born not far from there. ANd I lovvvvve John Adams too. I have read hos bio a few times and am a revolutionary ward fanatic!

IWA (e - va) said...

Aww, I love that song, and i have never heard it on any of my trips! It's actually uber mellow... ironic, because the one time i was there, we were rushed from place to place, stuck in traffic for days... maybe that's way he wants to go to boston huh?

While your blogging across america, can you remember to come and visit AMERICAn samoa.... That would be awesome!

Lulu is crazy big.. how old is she now? Do you celebrate her birthday every 52 days???? you should i bet it would be hecka fun! She's like the perfect excuse to eat cake every other month!

My wv is pemroids.... when i have no clue of what it could be, but it rhymes with hemroids and i cant stop laughing!

Excited to read about China... 3 years later!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh my goodness Garden, of course I will remember you. And your chocolates. And your fabric. And your hilarity. My heart may be stone cold, but it's a big ole' stone cold heart.

Oh dear, it looks like none of you know how to spell Bawston. Even Lisa who lives there and works for a big wig from HBS. Seriously peeps, do I have to teach you everything? I guess that's what English teachers do. ;)

hee hee

blush blush.

T, maybe I can go visit your IL's at Hawvawd too. Woohoo!

Iwa, ha ha you crack me up about the pemroids. hee hee I would lub to make to American Samoa. That would be a party. I agree with you about the irony between the song and the actual experience of trying to driving around Bawston. ;) I get so lost there.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Boston is the perfect place! I've been there a couple of times, so if you need a southern Utahn to take you around Boston with your Hoity Toity business harvard friend then I'm your girl!

You made me happy just with this post. I truly needed that!

Lots of lub twin!

Dana Lyman said...

I LIKE YOU!!!!! Can we have lunch again even if Lisa is in Boston?? You are right up my ally girl!!

Dana Lyman:)

DeNae said...

I'm packed and ready to go! Don't forget me! Dooooon't forgeeeeeet meeeeeeeee.....!!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Oh, how awesome blossom is that! Jealousy is eeking out of me at this moment.

Lub U!

Braden said...

I never figured you for a John Adams kind of girl. Very interesting. You learn something every day.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

You must let me see you if you come to Bahston! I'm only 70 miles away and I have done the freedom trail about a million times!