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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Random Stroll Through My Head

I had a dream this morning that Jimmy Buffett was my new boyfriend. *sigh* I love him. He IS the coolest man on the planet. Don't you hate it when you have an awesome dream, then wake up and realize it is all over and you weren't actually just with Jimmy? (Sorry BB, but it's Jimmy! What can I say?) Especially after he and I had a moment at the concert and I'm pretty sure locked gazes with each other, well, I became an even bigger Parrothead. It sucks that I have to wait until December to hit up another Margaritaville. Fan or not, I recommend going to one if you have the chance. And may I suggest the Wild Berry Colada! It quickly became my favorite. However, if you are in Vegas - why not get yourself the margarita filled blender instead? Just head to the Flamingo Hilton - Margaritaville is right on the corner!

With the Seattle RnR less than 3 weeks away now I'm getting antsy and excited. I'm ready for the expo! I'm ready to see the sights. I'm ready to not get mugged. Someone please tell me I won't get attacked, mmkay? Thanks. Apparently I really am just a small town girl, living in a lonely world, [taking] the midnight train going anywhere .... except I am totally not lonely and don't have a train ticket anywhere. Hm... Anyway yeah, here I am, the small town girl (that did live in a huge tourist trap once) and nervous about going to a legit big city. I mean where I live I don't have to worry about being mugged or confronted by homeless people in need of help via money or food. In my ideal world I live in Pleasantville .... and will soon be introduced to color and real life for the first time. Except it isn't for the first time at all, so I'm not sure why I feel so nervous. I know when I get around all those other runners I'll calm down a bit. Right?

I'm working on the Great Wall of R*nda. I will soon have a mini blockage so that I don't have to see the Robot at work as clearly as I do now. That won't save me from e-mail messages from her with no punctuation or logic, but any little bit helps! I've asked for a plastic bubble so that nobody could disturb me or see me, but apparently that one isn't doable. Dammit.

I've been thinking a lot about life. We have one life - until we are reincarnated or hanging out on a cloud, obviously - and I want to spend it being happy. So I spent 40 hours a week at a job where I enjoy the work I do, but I don't enjoy the Robot driving me insane. If I end up in a sanitarium we know why. What would you do in your ideal world? I think I'd want a life of leisure, but one that let's me still use my brain and contribute. Maybe I'd travel (and race while doing it, obviously. Biker Boy doesn't yet get the fun of sneaking in a race during a trip. You'll all help him understand, right?). I'd see new places and write. I just love to write. Today I have nothing worthwhile to blog about, but I wanted to write, and here I am. I'd want to volunteer with animals. Ooh, could I feed the babies? A little Koala in my arms and a bottle of milk? Maybe I'd go back to school and get another degree. Study volcanoes finally? Work toward being an astronaut and maybe some day actually walk on the moon? Obviously finances don't allow me to do all of this. So now I must come up with some brilliant way to not feel like my life is being wasted sitting at a desk 40 hours a week instead. I guess I do some sort of good for the world in that I send out money to help businesses stay in business. That's really reaching. Clearly I should go work at Marine World Africa USA. Does that place even exist anymore? I could be an all purpose animal girl and help marine life AND big, furry animals. And then we can all fly to space together - for the sake of science. And then when I land I'll go notify small villages in danger of impending volcanoes. Oh, I get it ... I was a hero that one time, so now I want to save the world. At least I figured out why I'm having all these thoughts.

Maybe I should just go run instead.

Are you still stuck on Jimmy being my boyfriend? Age is just a number. I mean I am engaged to Mark Harmon AND Anthony Hopkins, so what's one more? You NCIS fans (I'm talking to you Zaneta) can't tell me Mark Harmon isn't totally dreamy. And Anthony? OMG - that accent, those eyes, he's musical, he likes grilled cheese sandwiches - what's not to love? And then Jimmy Buffett is just a gimme. Duh!
Um yeah, I don't know where I was going with any of this .......


  1.'ll be fine. Just don't wander around at 3 or 4 in the morning..

  2. I'd like the job at marine world too...but instead I am working with monkeys!

  3. STR and I must work at the same place. I work with monkeys all day long right now. I would rather go back to working with Sloths and Dodos, but hey, working on that.

  4. Sloth. Dodo. Yes, sounds like my work.

  5. I love the Journey reference. :) Thanks for that!

  6. Mmmm, Mark Harmon!! You'll totally be fine in Seattle.

    My ideal world would be one where I can travel, write and take photos!! If only I had buckets of money! :)

  7. Seattle is neat! You'll have fun!

  8. I love love LOVE going to Margaritaville! It's where I spent my last birthday actually (a bunch of us were dancing and drinking on a boat in the restaurant.... epic).

    And I'm with you, I'd love to travel all over the world. So many places I want to see and cultures I want to experience. I'd also like to learn multiple languages if I could.

  9. I love, love, love Jimmy Buffett! Your posts crack me up and this one was especially random...even better! You will be fine in Seattle! Just sing "Waistin' away again..." in your head. Everything will be all good!!!

  10. AnonymousJune 10, 2011

    I totally hear ya - I spend day after day sitting at a desk doing everyone else's dirty work. I'm working toward my degree now, so then I can tell people what to do with their money. hahahahaha!

    I love Mark Harmon, and Anthony Hopkins!

    BB will come around. Maybe you guys should come on a Doppel trip so he can see what it's like to travel JUST to race and meet crazy fun new people?


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