Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Back from LA with stories to tell

My Costume with Boots Thanks to Cheryl !!The woman that made this trip possible for me deserves a huge Thanks.

A new friend from Miami- Sarah.

Michelle the Scarecrow who taught me to love tequila.

I don't even know where to begin. I invested a lot into this trip. Not just the need to get back to my Gastric Bypass roots but just the fact that I needed a bit of my own time and space. I filled that space with some fantastic and crazy people and it turned out to be one of the best trips of my life.
I feel like this may turn into a rambling so bare with me. I will just tell you about the stuff we did and maybe we will get back to the heart and soul stuff later.
We arrived on Thursday night which gave us all day Friday to see a few things before the Halloween party(hence the costumes above). A few of us jumped in a cab and took it to The Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. There were almost too many things to see so why not check out some of the diversity. We went from the Coach store to a cheap tattoo parlor in a matter of 10 minutes walking but I have to admit both places had some nice people. I never really met a rude person .... Oh wait until the Philly Airport but that's for later. We shopped at some interesting places, got pierced, got lunch and were back in a cab. It all was too short.
The party took place outside in a Japanese Garden under paper lanterns. The wall photos became our way of being a bit Hollywood I guess so we all had to pose a bit. I needed some shots to bring home to Mr. FB. How many times have any of you seen me in anything that wasn't kid friendly?
The next 2 days allowed for the kick in the pants I needed. The food offered was great and I got to see how other post-ops lived. Some better than others but we each have to figure this crazy eating thing out for ourselves. I got to enjoy food again instead of eating protein bars 10 times a day-unfortunately I also found Starbucks and Tequila but that was not all bad.
Monday was a day of travel again. Due to the time change back to EST the flight seemed to last forever. We left at 11am but didn't land in Philly until 7:28. Not good when your next plane leaves at 7:30. We ran as fast as we could to be greeted by a smiling but sarcastic airline employee that told us we would have appreciated the plane leaving on time if we were on it- Gee Thanks. She was able to get us on the next flight out leaving in about 15 minutes but....It was 42,000 miles away in terminal A so off we ran AGAIN. Luckily their flight crew was also late so we were all set and into Boston by 9:30pm.
We dropped off Melting at her Hollywood East estate and were home to unload the dirty clothes around Midnight- YAWN!!!!!
I have only a few pictures myself but there are hundreds to be seen at Mm's site so check it out.


Perplexed said...

Pierced??? But I just saw the photos you nut!

Gia's Spot said...

Bet Mr FB LOVED the cowgirl! Wow you look sexy!! (and I can say that cause I am home while writing this!) I am glad you had an awesome "Jenn Time" !! welcome back!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

You rock! I'm so glad we got to hang this weekend. This is an annual thing now! Maybe more LOL ;)

mm said...

I just saw this. :) Again, more, fun!

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40