BBQ & National Donut Day 2019

Our delayed flight finally landed, I got my bag and made it to my car by 1:30 something AM on 6/7/19.  Yay National Donut Day !!!  I had to maneuver around debris because of the storm as I drove myself home.  Surreal feeling in that I used to drive home late at night for a few years when I worked the night shift.  After hours is like a whole alternate universe.  I flashed right back to that time and felt the serene sense of downtime.

This morning before my appointment Lulu and I went to the Art of Donuts, Dough Lab.  I got birthday cake and she got unicorn.  These are basically yeast donuts with various flavored icing.  Mine was vanilla with sprinkles and Lulu’s was caramel rainbow glaze with edible glitter.  YUMMY!

Speaking of yummy, I am reporting back on Kansas City BBQ.  Simply put, it not Texas BBQ.  Lol.  Well duh??  🙂  No complaints.  The Q was good just not Tejas bueno.

We skipped Arthur Bryant’s because the nearest restaurant was too far away.  Instead we went to Jack Stack’s which was on the trolley line.  The menu was a novel with more to choose from than I could have imagined.  I could go everyday for a month and not eat the same thing twice.  I ended up getting the burnt ends as they came highly recommended.  I was supposed to choose two meats but couldn’t decide.  I ended up getting double pork.  My sides were some kind of queso corn thingy and cole slaw.  Oh and my co-worked got some BBQ shrimp appetizer that was excellent.

Back to burnt ends … they are not burnt .. no crunchy bark … they’re called burnt because the meat spends more time in the smoker.  I am telling ya it is fall apart good.  The sauce was good.  They had both original and spicy but none of us could tell the difference.  KC does spicy by adding more black pepper but it really wasn’t too hot.

We rolled on outta there. Took an Uber to Harrah’s.  I played black jack and thoroughly enjoyed my time.  $5 table y’all.  If I lived there, we’d have a problem.  I could have stayed all night.  Intoxicating for sure.  And I have an addictive personality already so being able to gamble any time I want would be too tempting.

Okay, I would quit my day job to become a food blogger gambler.  I got nothing else.  This post is going out with a whimper.  Ttyl as the kids say.

As always, more to come.


Lucky Me ☺️

I knew I’d be off today. So yesterday while getting ready to leave KC, I took a chance and called my doctor’s office. I begged for an appointment. Long shot sure but lucky me, there was a last minute cancellation and 9:40 just happened to me open. Even delayed flights and getting home at 2AM can’t bother me.

Fast forward to now, lounging and sleepy, I’ve gone through yet another CT. This time with contrast. Now we wait. #grateful

As always more to come.


Guess I will move up my August appointment to ASAP unless things change soon.  Usually the ebb and flow makes me realize I am imagining the worst of it.  Just when I think I cannot take the churn any more, the pain subsides.  Lately there is only flow … no ebbing to bring temporary relief.

Of course I am sure I am dying.

I know, I know.  We are all dying.  But feels like my time might come sooner rather than later. Something is not right.

I hope my symptoms are purely psychological.

As always, more to come.

The Early Bird Catches The Worm

I’m here way too early but without stress. Except for the parking. That’s a freaking mess. And expensive as hell.

The flight to LAX with follow on to Vegas is boarding now. We’re next. I’m curious who in this crowd will be left with me? Or I’m I the only compulsive one?

I keep panicking 👀ing for my suitcase … which I checked. Oh and where’s my phone? In my hand of course. Where are my glasses? On my face. Ugh 😑 or hahaha. At least I slept last night. You’d never know it but ya. I slept the sleep of the just.

These LAX to Vegas passengers are lucky 🍀. I wonder if there’s gambling in KC? Momma needs a new pair of shoes 👠.

As always more to come.

Random Musings 6/2/19

  • It can’t be June … Oh but it is!  Does time go faster as we get older?  Nope.  Time is the same. Still only 24 hours in a day.
  • I say we stop keeping time.  One day when I retire that’s just what I’ll do.  Throw out the schedules.  Do what I want when I want … like sleeping … at 3 in the afternoon. Or awake and reading at 2 in the morning.  Get my days and nights all mixed up as mom used to say.
  • Great! Now I miss my mommy.
  • I am nearing the end of my current commonplace book.  Wonder what is a commonplace book?  Well look no further … LOOK HERE.
  • I never thought I’d fill this one up.  I started it on 12/23/16.  Wowser!  And just now I re-read it start to most recent page.  Dang!  Like I have nothing else to do.  Starting my retirement plan to throw out my schedule very pre-retirement.
  • I need better penmanship.  Some of my commonplace book is not legible.  So … I made stuff up.  I am famous for MSU.
  • I stopped packing to wash clothes and will get back to packing later.  Have I mentioned I hate to pack?  Because I do!
  • One of these days I am going to randomly go to the airport with only the shirt on my back … well and pants … and shoes … oh let’s just say I will show up at the San Antonio International Airport fully dressed.  No bag though.  Just my purse.  I’ll buy clothes and accessories when I get there.  And a new suitcase to bring my new stuff back home.  Where?  Well wherever there turns out to be.
  • Our luggage selection is lacking.  If I wasn’t such a cheapskate, I’d have bought a new better rolling suitcase.  The kind with 360 wheels.  But not for using only once.

Okay, well I’m done.  For now anyways.  See ya in a week.  I have scheduled some stuff to keep my streak alive.  The “real” as opposed to fake me will be away for a bit.

As always, more to come.

Will Someone Pack for Me Puhleese????

… because I don’t wanna.  Worst part of taking a trip is PACKING.

Can’t I just time travel?  Something like Star Trek beam me up Scotty or even Quantum Leap’s Sam where I simply wake up tomorrow in KC.  In someone else’s body ?!??  That’d be awesome.  Lol.

Anyone remember that show? … With Scott Bakula?? He’s Mister NCIS: New Orleans these days.

Nope!  Not possible?  Well that’s a bummer.  I guess better get crack-a-lack-in.

As always, more to come.

RIP Uncle Bubie

B’s great uncle Noah aka Noahie aka Bubie passed away last night at the tender age of 98. He was the patriarch of the Simpson-Burns clan. Now it feels like our glue is missing. We can’t be sad for him because he’s no longer suffering. But for us? Well for us it hasn’t really sunken in … yet.

PoPo would visit Uncle Bubie weekly. He helped with his finances. But mostly they’d just talk. His mom’s older brother. More like a dad to him in some respects. This is gonna hurt 😔

May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace.

As always more to come.

Brought Over from FB, Originally Posted Seven Years Ago

This was written on May 31, 2012 right before Lulu’s 8th grade graduation.  Yes some schools graduate from 8th to high school.  Might be a regional thing or a parochial thing.

Lulu was looking through my limited jewelry stash for something to wear the graduation. I have a few nice pieces, inherited … that I am saving … for what I don’t know … because I rarely wear jewelry. Maybe giving it all to her now should be my gift??

Anyway… she found some guitar earrings and calls out “really mom … what gaudy earrings?”

My reply “it was the 80s”

When I went into my room to really look, I laughed …

“those were your daddy’s” B aka Bon Jovi Dub with a silver guitar flying v earring.