4 Days

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The number of days it takes to get from one coast to another. Not bad although there are guys who do it less time, two and a half or 3 days and they brag about it. I just wanna be safe and what’s the rush. The road is where I do a lot of thinking the deep soulful kind. I pair this with cabin fever which presents itself in many ways some I’m not proud of. I will pick a small fight hoping the slim adrenaline rush gets us an extra seventy to a hundred miles closer and more awake or how many states will this fly travel thru before he/she flies out or dies?  Plus this time  we have  the CB which just made its debut thank goodness.  Finally leaving for Florida tomorrow. Or as the Cubana say “Flor rida”.

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Don’t look Back.

People say “Don’t you miss nursing” I haven’t been away long enough to miss anything.  22 years versus 7 months. But I do  miss the road and I am looking forward to going to Florida via Arizona and Texas.  I’ve been blessed to have a job that has a meaningful place in my life as I write this I realize I didn’t say career hmm interesting. I look forward to
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and trucker coffee.  This life is not for everybody,  so I’ve been told by others. WHAT does that mean? 

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I’m One of Them

Di tou zu.  Phonetically you say “dee toh zoo”  I learned this from Yang Yang my online YoYo Chinese teacher.  Can you guess what it means?  everyone is guilty of it. On their phones at airports restaurants, bus stops and while  walking. It means I’m a low head or low heads. So this  is now number two on my list. First the gluttenites (gluten free people) & the low heads.
1 out of 2 not bad. Til next time Zai jian.

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Face the music.

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I been told that once fall/winter arrives the moving business slows down but not to a halt so why do I have to go back to the Surgery center?   Friends and family say it’ll be fun and “you might as well” So reluctantly I called my former boss and said “hey can I come to work for a week? “Ya I’m glad you can come in” was her response.  Darn I wanted her to say it was slow “we have plenty of staff” and thanks but no thanks.  Monday’s schedule “Cataracts And colonoscopies” I know I know it’s only for a week. I just wanted to hang out, sleep and watch Gilmore Girls before heading to Florida.

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Oh Boy…No it’s a Girl.

I may not  know the all the nuances as it is a painful yet ultimately joyous story but here it goes. My Mom was a novice postulate (year one for a nun) and Mother Superior took her aside and told her that this was not her calling. The nuns at the Convent of the Good Shepperd in Los Angeles in essence kick out a young girl who knew very little of the world. Once put out (I’m exaggerating a bit) she was lost and was helped out by a tall blonde guy who got her pregnant and she ended up ironically in another convent to givewpid-20140819_190856.jpg birth to a girl.   The worst  happened, they let my mom hold her and then took the baby away to be put up for adoption.  This painful event was the source of my mom’s amnesia to the point of using a hypnotherapist to recall dates and times. At  28 years old and after my brother Aaron’s death at age 21 my mom told me I had a sister.  The reason for this story is simple. My Sister lives here in Seattle and its one of the best things that happened to me so much I had to blog about it.  I joke with her since my dad was Mexican and hers wasn’t. I say we are chocolate and vanilla

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I took the Sounder commuter train in Kent  up to Seattle to see my Jie Jie (Mandarin for elder sister) for $3.25 then hop a bus $2.50 and got here quick.  The moving industry is slowing down and I parted ways with  my partner who I’ll meet up again in Long Beach California in a few days Meanwhile I’ll  be staying at The Moore.  It is a great hotel because it’s not a chain  and the building is family owned  2 sisters  and 3 brothers. Claw foot bath tubs & no two rooms are alike. It’s 2 blocks from Pikes Place Market Two  nights $94.00 total not bad, an espresso bar in the same lobby serves up a little treat with your order. I’ll crash at my sister’s once her current guests leaves.  Rachel Ginger beer store is becoming a regular gig and the Hibiscus  pomegranate magenta mule will be my order tomorrow. Ziajian

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Citizens Bane

wpid-wp-1413204233126.jpgI Remember when truckers had their time in the sun. And the CB was the working man’s tool.  Movies like Smoky And The Bandit provide a glimpse of the life. I thought I was excited until we got one. I spoke into the microphone “can I get a handle?” WRONG! “Guys already have handles you need to introduce yourself”. “Am I coming over?” This was my way of testing the frequency.  NOPE! I should say “do you copy”. Omg I wanted to say “breaker breaker 19 this is girl about the country is that a copy?” No no no! A gal trucker I met earlier this week said “once they hear a female they go cuckoo” so she rarely uses the CB. They’ll say “what’s the color of your house”  “don’t tell them”. I mock play and everything I said was innuendo “Am I coming over” (testing if anyone copies) ” am I coming in?”  I am told there is indeed CB etiquette.  Oh dear this is Adrianna over (it) & out”

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