Wednesday, July 08, 2009


So, I am going to blog from my bedroom and see how it goes. I’m not used to this but I just got a Dell mini-inspiron 10-inch laptop. My big joke is that I never thought a mere ten inches would be so satifying! So, I’m just checking out the features and the ease of this keyboard as I lay in my bed. It’s 11:31 p.m. and I am still in the pajamas I slept in last night, never took a shower, or put in my contacts, or even had to sniff a bra today because I didn’t bother to put one on!

It’s looking like I’m digging this little laptop. Am I so 1980s? I never owned a laptop till right now. And it only cost $299 so if I eff it up, it’s not like I’m effing up a thousand dollar dealio, don’t ya know?

Saturday we are leaving for YellowHell Yellowstone. I will be excited once we arrive there. I guess. We are staying in some rustic cabins that I have heard mixed reviews, including that they smell like piss. Good times, good times. I may be able to blog from there, or at least part of the trip as during the second half of our YellowHell Yellowstone trip, we are going to JacksonHell. Oops, I mean Jackson Hole. I am going with the shittiest expectations because that way, nothing will suck.

Mr.Manic has been a traveling fool, and if he was in his old job, and sleeping right next to me, he’d yell that I needed to turn off the lights. So I guess that’s a positive. Also, the no getting dressed all day part, or showering, or doing much of anything are a couple other positives to having him travel. A downside: Tukey is going through a phase. Where he can’t fall asleep on his own. I swear, I laid down with him tonight and I felt like it was back in the old days of having to be with your kid until he fell asleep. Then he asked when Daddy was coming home. They can’t articulate it very well, but they go through rough spots too. When we moved here, I thought the move was going to be hardest on Diva and Ajers, but it turned out it affected Tukey the most, even though he was only 3. He kept saying, “I want to go home” meaning his old house in PA. It just takes time. And who knows, with all this traveling Mr. Manic is doing, maybe we’ll have to move again someday. I just wrote that so it wouldn’t happen. Like a jinx. But really, I don’t know where things will take us.

Now I’m really rambling and need to get some sleep. This’ll probably be the last post I write before we leave and who knows, if I get chomped up by a bear, then this’ll be my last post EVER!
Peace UP!

Oh, and wow, this is my 801st post on Manic Mommy, although I had about 400 posts on my old blog, Manic Mom's Mental Myriads!


morninglight mama said...

A whole TEN inches?? My netbook has a 8.9 inch screen, and it's doing just fine by me. :)

Here's hoping that you don't get devoured by wildlife. I'd really miss ya!!

Oh, and I think I got the best word verification ever-- comensit. I love to come-and-sit and read Manic!! :)

Shelley said...

I hope you have lots of fun on your trip! I think the bad expectations are a good thing, because it can only get better from what you're thinking...I think. I went to Yellowstone once, but I was really young and all I remember is Old Faithful going off and some bubbling mud pits that really stunk. Maybe you should avoid those. The mountains are beautiful though! When you're in Jackson Hole, wave because you'll only be about 500 miles from me in Denver. :)

Kristin said...

I predict a wonderful trip to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. Both places are beautiful and you should get some great family pictures. Just enjoy yourself - it's a vacation, remember? :)

Jenn said...

Have great fun on your outdoor adventure! Really enjoy uh um nature! yeah that's it become one with nature. I'm going to assume you put your bra on long enough to mail those books out? :)
XX Jenn

JODI said...

1. You aren't going to blog while in Yellowstone there is no wireless connection there. Unless you stick an antena on a kids head while standing on the back of a buffalo and even then. (I journaled each night in Microsoft office and copied and pasted to the blog when I hit civilization again)

2. You probably have to pay $4pp to shower in which case you will have to hike to another village to get the shower. No time to realize the cabin smells like pee-pee.

3. I am so dam jealous! I want to be you!!! I do I really do!

4. It is without a doubt one of the best vacations you will ever take. FDR made this America's first national park for a reason.

5. Don't forget to pack mole skin for your hiking blisters.

6. Pack warm clothes it gets really cold at night (for us it was 29* at night in June)

Mame said...

Maaan, don't get eaten by a bear!

That made me think of one of the Bulwer-Lytton winners I saw posted on another blog today...

"Danny, the little Grizzly cub, frolicked in the tall grass on this sunny Spring morning, his mother keeping a watchful eye as she chewed on a piece of a hiker they had encountered the day before." (Dave McKenzie, 2007)

Kate said...

I think your attitude isn't too bad--at least everything will be a pleasant surprise. Hey! "This place is kind of crappy, but it doesn't smell like piss!!"

If you meet a bear, just hand over your snacks and if that doesn't work, ask for an interview. EVERYbody likes talking with you.

Football Girl! said...

Have a great time on your trip. My brother went to Jackson Hole (in winter for snowmobiling) but he said it was beautiful and he had a lot of fun. But the best part is doing something fun with your family and making memories.

JODI said...

Manic honey if you are really freaked at the idea of bears (and you will see them) attach a whistle to your back pack.

Michelle said...

$299 huh? So when I quit my job, I can afford to buy a laptop to replace my work one. Yay!

I love the expectations... can't wait to hear about the actual trip. The ummm cabins sound. Unique.

Just remember: BlogHer. Two weeks. From today. And I'm bringing you your requested M&M cookies :)

Life with la familia said...

Hey Steph,

Make sure you stop at Mountain High Pizza Pie in Jackson Hole... good stuff....

Also, there's a place there called the Bar J, you go and have a chuck wagon meal and they have shows and stuff... It was pretty fun back in '92 when I was there... Here's the link:

Maybe something to do if you have time...

Also the Million dollar Cowboy Saloon is worth checking out. It's on the square in Jackson Hole.

Clear out your memory stick on your camera 'cuz you're going to see great views wherever you are out there... say hi to the bison for me, they're like squirrels in Yellowstone...


Mrs4444 said...

Wow! That sounds like a good deal. At that price, it's practically disposable!

Have fun!

Just A Girl In GA said...

Have a fun trip, I still remember my trip to Yellowstone with my family as a many memories.

I also have the Dell Netbook, in girly pink. LOVE IT

Jen said...

I was the same way when I first got my laptop. I loved being in bed with it. It was so liberating to be able to recline and play on the computer. So, I totally get you on this.

Hope you are having a fun time on your vacation! I'd love to visit those parks some day.