Monday, July 07, 2008

"Ooh life is juicy..." Part uno

"...juicy and you'll see..."

Ok that's all I remember from that song (from Funny GIrl)! LOL.

Growing up, I was um...subjected to WAY TOO MUCH Barbara Streisand. I'm sure it has had serious long term effects!
(Could be why I love gay men so much, I dunno).

Well I cannot believe I haven't blogged for a month. VERY BAD BLOGGER SUE!!

I had a FAB time in San Diego and LA!!!

Anjoli and I spent the first few days with my dear friend Chelice. She has a really cute house in Bonita with a beautiful view.

Here it is!

Her dog Leo LOVES me. I really think we were lovers in a past life. I am SERIOUS! :) He has a thing for me, and oddly enough, I have one for him. He licks my ears and I find myself in the throes of ecstasy! Yup.
I was on Taiwan time, so the second night there, I took Leo for a "moonlight stroll" at 3 am! Chelice gave me this goofy spelunker's light to wear. It IS convenient, so I wore it knowing not too many people would see me.
We walked for an hour and a half...and got caught up.
I was lonely, ya know? ;)

OMG it is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL to walk in Bonita in the middle of the night though. Oh, it's such a pretty area. I do miss it.

Chelice was so kind and lent me her Miata (which she bought from Sujoy before we moved to Taipei) and her truck for when I had Anju and Kristin.
She's doing really well and dating up a storm! Weeeee! You GO girl!

Anjoli went to her old school for a few days and gave a PowerPoint presentation on Taiwan for 3 classes (including her teacher from last year). The teachers all raved about it. Anju forgot her index cards though so she had to wing it. She wouldn't let me watch her though - she said it would have made her too nervous. So I have yet to see it.

It was fun visiting Anju's school and seeing old friends. Only problem was I was SO out of it due to jet lag! Just a total zombie for the first week actually! oi.

I went to TWO "graduations" - one for Anju's best friend, Kristen who will enter middle school next year and the other was for our friend Sokoun's niece - who will enter high school next year. They both made me cry. It makes me kind of melancholy to see kids with hope and promise...maybe it made me realize how I was feeling the same way at their age...but then took a few wrong turns and got sort of lost for awhile. But I am happy now so it's all GOOD!

The first weekend I spent with Chris (he's married to our friend Sokoun). Sokoun had to go up north for the weekend for a family celebration/memorial. Oh don't worry we behaved.
Got to cruise around San Diego in Chris' new Porsche Carrera. OMG. I've never gone so fast in a car before. It's BEAUTIFUL. (Never been in a "real" Porsche before either - only a 914- my mom had one).
We had a nice weekend, even though I was quite boring and in bed by 9!
I watched GOLF for the first time in my life and I was shocked that I actually enjoyed it.
But Tiger - well, what's not to enjoy about him? And the other guy was cool - Median(?) with his peace belt buckle. Awright!
It was really exciting - it was the US Open, live from Torrey Pines, which is just a few miles south of where I was that made it extra special.
Also - Chris designed something called a "Launch Monitor" for Nike and Tiger uses it. It's a golf analyzer - it analyzes your swing and speed of the ball, etc. Chris actually met Tiger and showed him how to use it! Tiger said to him, "I ALWAYS know where I'm going to hit the ball." Ok, Tiger, we believe you!
Chris has satellite tv so during commercials he made me watch porn. KIDDING! We watched maybe 2 minutes total. It's so boring anyway. (Oh I hope my grandmother isn't reading this. Sorry Nana. But it WAS boring- honest!).

Chris and I hung out in Coronado for a bit - had a yummy salad after walking around the bay. On Sunday we walked along Pacific Beach and watched the coolest thing - it's called "kite surfing" (I think that's what it's called). Oh to be young again - I would LOVE to learn how to do it, but it's too scary to even think about trying! Afterwards he took me to a really cool bar that has AWESOME food.
I had the best salad ever there.
I ate lots of salads on my trip so I could drink beer without the guilt!

Chris and Sokoun have a never ending keg of Karl Strauss Amber beer on their porch with a tap like you see in a every night before bed I had one in a chilled glass. Yum. Oh how I love beer.
It helped me sleep. (Even though I was jet lagged, I was over tired).

I think Chris was happy to see Sokoun come home since I wasn't very much fun in my comatose state! Sorry Chris.

-End of Part One-


Lucy said...

Wow that was quite a post, Sue! I enjoyed every bit of it. .. vicariously. :-) Loved your dog-walking story. Totally understandable about the jet lag!

I'm right on top of things, you see. I have your blog roll linked to my blog. Was anxiously awaiting a new post and .... there it was!

Know what you mean about the kids/graduation and hope....

My daughter's doing volunteer hours at one of the local public library branches (for summer reading clubs), and so yes, she's beginning to grow up. She'll be 15 later this week!

Glad you had a nice trip!

(Bloggerland HAS been kind of dead.... )

Suesjoy said...

Aw...glad you liked it Lucy.
I had insomnia last night so I thought it would be a good time to write...finally!

Good for your daughter! 15 - whoa.
I wonder what Anju will be like at 15.
She already acts like my mother at age 10!

Off to see your blog now, my dear.


Lucy said...

Your photo is STUNNING (despite the smoke :-()

Reminds me of an Asian print.

Like it!

(off to N.O. now.... )

Suesjoy said...

Thanks, Lucy.
Chelice let me "borrow" it from her Facebook photo album!
Not sure if it is smoke or fog.
It may have been taken during the fires though.
I meant to ask her about that!

I need to write part 2 soon!

grace said...

Oh, I love Barbra Streisand, maybe that is why I am a Hairstylist!!

Good to hear from you xox

Suesjoy said...

LOL Grace!
Oh you're so lucky!
I am SO bad with you know.


Mike S said...

Life is juicy indeed!

Haven't been blogging much but decided to seek some blogs so here I am to say hello and hope all is grand with you Sue and the family.

I'm not a big golf fan but I watched that overtime match where Tiger prevailed and it was quite enjoyable surprisngly enough.

The Who machine is starting to roll!:)

pictures of lily said...

Just poppin over to say Helloooo!
hey, it's almost one year when "fred" left the building (not refering to your head as a "building" but you know what I mean.. k, bit early for me!!!!!)
You just keep on going, and you keep us all going too!!
love to you

Lucy said...

LOL @ other Lucy.

But your body IS a temple, y'know?

woof nanny said...

It was nice seeing you Sue. I wish we had had more time to catch up.