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In which i’m decaffeinated



(OK, this is once again a California post. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know it’s all out of order but I don’t care and you don’t get a say in the matter)

I’m decaffeinated.  I mean, I haven’t had anywhere enough caffeine to be typing and yet, here I am attempting to fill you guys in.  I’m on the plane.  The airplane; the one flying me to North Carolina. Because they decided to inconveniently hold the Los Angeles marathon on the exact same street my hotel is on I am sorely lacking I sleep.


You see, they had signs up all over the place saying that every single street in the vicinity would be closed as of 2 am Saturday therefore for Daniel and I to get to the airport we would need to have our taxi go up into the hills and spend days and weeks wheedling our way around to finally make it to the Los Angeles International airport heretofore referred to as LAX.


Since we had a 7:30 flight we were told told to leave an extra 45 minutes to get to the airport to allow for the hassle.  So we wake up at 4:50 AM and get ready and we are  downstairs by 5:05 to begin the epic journey to the airport and guess what we see?


Did you guess??


First we see about a zillion bikes whizzing down Sunset (I guess there was a bike race first?) and then we see CARS!  That’s right, they were still allowing cars on Sunset.  What that meant was as long as the taxi driver didn’t hit a cyclist we could get on Sunset and therefore get to the airport directly.


The end result was that we were at the airport by 5:40 and checked in and in the US Air Club by 7:00 so THAT’S why I’m so so sleepy right now.  Well, that and the fact that I waited too long to leave the club and then the Starbucks line was too long because they were boarding so I never got any coffee even though I’ve been up for years.


Even worse, I didn’t have time to get Daniel any food for the flight so there’s a good chance he will perish.  The thing about perishing is that my kids never perish quietly.  Do your kids perish quietly? Nope, mine bitch and moan like they’re going to die.


Yesterday, Andie returned from her cruise and after regaling me with tales of her trip she informed me she was whiney.  I told her to call her father because I was with Keely and she explained that “dad doesn’t like to listen to me whine” when I shocked her by responding that “news flash: neither did I but I put up with it because I’m awesome” which basically just inspired more whining. Then I hung up on her.


Wow, what a rambling meaningless post.  I kind of like it and now that I’m drinking coffee maybe I’ll write another one later but meanwhile I think I’ll post this one.


See ya (from 30,000 feet)


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  1. Mayor Gia
    March 22, 2013

    I can’t function without caffeine. Nope. Need it in my coffee and my vitamin and my tea and my chocolate…
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  2. Julie
    March 22, 2013

    No coffee or snacks in thre US Air Club?

  3. Marilynn
    March 22, 2013

    OK. There is much better coffee than S……ks if you look. I live in Seattle area and we have lots around here. Just saying.
    Yes, a marathon includes bikes. Where did they do the swimming? Santa Monica?
    Did you go to the famous Farmers Market? Haven’t been to LA since 2009. Probably never will again and I lived there in the 60s.
    Whiny kids…I remember those. Mine don’t whine anymore, but then they’re 46 & 50.

  4. Cat
    March 22, 2013

    Boy that marathon has memories for me! When I got pregnant as a teenager we kept putting off telling my dad. We finally decided we’d tell him after the marathon by which time I was 5 months pregnant. We drove all over LA to watch him go by. Longest day of my life…hahaha! Have a safe flight home!

    • Lynn
      March 26, 2013

      thats pretty funny

  5. Kate
    March 23, 2013

    Your nerves probably didn’t need the caffeine. Hope your next trip is less eventful and as stress free as possible!

  6. Missy
    March 24, 2013

    Oh man. All that hassle without coffee? I’d probably hurt someone. As in mortally wound. They would have to restrain me. I do not function without my coffee!
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    March 25, 2013

    I love love love ur blog! I would actually love to have a beer with u- u crack me up.

    • Lynn
      March 26, 2013

      I’m right here…come join me. are you a swimmer btw? asking cuz your email address

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