This is Bossy and she is currently in Seattle touching the farthest edge of her Excellent Road Trip. Beginning tomorrow Bossy will be moving back across the middle of the country toward home.
Bossy has been in Seattle for two days, and here’s a little known fact about Seattle: it rains a lot. But it doesn’t just rain, it’s drizzly rainy pouring sunny drizzly sunny raining sunny pouring. Bossy has never worked her sunglasses so hard, scraping them off and on her face as the weather swings wildly between beautiful and lufitueab.
In other news: Seattle is totally cute:
Last night Bossy had dinner with her Seattle posse at a place called The Pink Door. For the life of Bossy she couldn’t figure out the origins of the restaurant’s name:
The gathering was very dynamic. She was there and she was there. She was there and she was there and she was there too. Also she was there and she was there and she was there, and one last she. It was a she love fest. Plus one random Greek man makes he:
On the way home, Bossy had the opportunity to walk past the Mother Ship:
After a great
coma sleep, Bossy and her sister host went to Pike’s Place Farmer’s Market, where Bossy married the fish monger who called her honey and fed her crabmeat:
Bossy and her
sister host had a great time walking around the market scarfing samples and sampling scarves:
And then Bossy said goodbye to her
sister host and felt a flood of sadness that’s hard to pinpoint. Mostly Bossy can’t believe the generosity shown by everyone she’s met, and she can’t believe her luck.
When Bossy called home this afternoon to discuss these friendships forged and the abundance of kindness, suddenly she was shedding giant tears while gurgling uncontrollably until Bossy’s husband actually thought he was the victim of bad cell phone reception.
So. Bossy wants to thank you D.C. and Richmond and Atlanta and Orlando and Tallahassee and Baton Rouge and Dallas and Oklahoma and Scottsdale and San Diego and Laguna Beach and L.A. and San Francisco and Portland and Seattle for making the first half of this Excellent Road Trip so very dear.
Tomorrow: Boise Idaho. Now pass the tissues.
Just Me saysApril 15, 2008 at 7:34 pm
I believe Bossy is on her way to Boise/near Boise next? Is there ANYONE who can help me find out the meeting place? I’d like to meet with Ms. Bossy and cannot find ANY info. Please help!
Note to Bossy…I’ve thoroughly enjoyed keeping up with your road trip…thanks for doing this for all of us ‘bloggies’
Foolery saysApril 15, 2008 at 7:34 pm
I’m doing some snuffling and gurgling of my own, but it’s because I didn’t get to meet Miss Bossy.
And I had broccoli beef for lunch.
p.s. WOO-HOO! I TOTALLY had my eye on that other fishmonger.
Momo Fali saysApril 15, 2008 at 7:35 pm
Aw! I get bad cell phone reception too. Mostly during my period.
donna in mid michigan saysApril 15, 2008 at 7:37 pm
Ah BOSSY!! You are leaving your sister,and meeting LOTS of sista’s.
Amber Lee Peace saysApril 15, 2008 at 7:56 pm
I want one of those cute little houses. 🙂
Jami saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:05 pm
Is that tears or snot on the windshield there? Whatev – wipe it off so you can see. Now that you’re on the downhill side we don’t want you wiping out in the middle of Idaho somewhere because you didn’t see a great big potato in the road.
mrs. blogoway saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:07 pm
Wow, Seattle looks terrific. I bet Mrs. G. was totally cool in person. Have fun in Boise.
Melanie at Beanpaste saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:07 pm
@ Just Me:
I’m hosting Bossy in Boise. We both had no idea there were any other Boise-area Bossy readers!
Email me if you like. Maybe we could do coffee or something on Thursday morning?
JK saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm
Awwwwwwwww, you know just when I feel sorta down…and annoyed with the bickering (although cute & I do sorta like them even though they keep getting older)kids and husband on a vacation , um, wait, I guess it’s called a “business trip” (who I also sorta like but feel jealous because he has a real job…with a business account and “trips”) I read your blog. And know what? It cheers me up! And today it choked me up. You’re homesick. It’s okay. You’re half-way home and only halfway through meeting people who will show you the kindness and love you deserve. Godspeed Bossy! Keep on keepin’ on!
PS Your Son’s blog post was so funny! You MUST be so proud!
Jen saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:17 pm
You could very well be sisters!
When I grow up I wanna be Bossy!
Mental P MamaM saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:24 pm
Ummmm. Have you already been to NYC area? I hope I didn’t miss anything…
magpie saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:27 pm
Those are some amazing artichokes though.
The Domestic Goddess saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:40 pm
Sigh. I’m so happy I get to live vicariously through your blog. I have family in Seattle (20 years now) and I’ve never been to see them there. Ever. You just summed up the trip for me and now I can wait until Sept to see them again!
corrie saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:42 pm
Oh Bossy be careful!!! Between the tears and the windshield you’re asking for trouble! I am sure your heart is filled to overflowing by the generosity and joy from those you’ve met on the trip… congratulations! You were well cared for and appreciated…. Already half-way over? Amazing! and you’ve gone so far away from home too. So homesick and happiness all at once; no wonder there are tears!
feefifoto saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm
On the other hand, Bossy’s hair looks great — it seems to love the raindrizzlefogpouringrain.
Jennifer saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:50 pm
I LOVE the Pink Door! It’s right across the alley from Kell’s – an awesome Irish pub with yummy Guinness on tap and pasties on the menu.
Glad you had fun.
I always tear up when we leave the Pacific Northwest and go home.
Wendy saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:52 pm
our drizzly weather is contagious, isn’t it? Sniff, sniff. I’m glad our NW crowd showed some good lovies!
man, I gotta take the ferry to gets me one of those artichokes!
annie saysApril 15, 2008 at 8:56 pm
It always rains in Seattle, I knew that. It’s the exact same cloud that hangs all the way over to Eugene, Oregon! Ha-ha-ha!
You’re feeling melancholy because that’s what all that rain does to people, Seattle is often referred to as “The Suicide Capital of the USA.”
Get out before you OFF yourself!
Just Jamie saysApril 15, 2008 at 9:16 pm
Those weren’t tears, they must have been rain drops.
Rhi saysApril 15, 2008 at 9:17 pm
It’s only raining here in the NW cause we’re sad you’re leaving 🙂
dgm saysApril 15, 2008 at 9:19 pm
No, Bossy, don’t goooooooooooo! Stay on the west coast with all of us. You can raise your chickens here, too.
Hillary saysApril 15, 2008 at 9:21 pm
Hope you enjoyed Seattle! I miss my birthplace and wish I could have been there to meet you. Unfortunately, I’m stuck in Moses Lake, which you will probably drive through on your way to Boise, but won’t know you’ve driven through it.
Julie saysApril 15, 2008 at 9:23 pm
Bossy, you are welcome in Atlanta any time at all! It was great to meet you and the other ladies. So thank you for getting us all together!
MommyTime saysApril 15, 2008 at 9:25 pm
You and your sister look exactly alike!
Fortunately, your hand does not look like that artichoke (which is as big as your head). Yummm artichokes…
Velveteen Mind - Megan saysApril 15, 2008 at 9:26 pm
I keep wondering how you are pulling this off without looking and feeling like a zombie, but I think I get it now.
Not that my overly mushy love letter to Bossy didn’t already show my appreciation for your doing this, but seriously, thanks.
Andi Sexton (rrlscrapgal) saysApril 15, 2008 at 9:41 pm
Boise, eh??? Then you are driving right through our country… I’m telling you bossy girl.. you need to stop in Baker City, I know a very cute coffee shop, actually 2! You would be proud..
Of course, you could also come visit us at our ranch… now, how long are you in Boise?
I’ll be at the Boise Farmers Market on Saturday… selling our Natural Lamb & Beef! So there… another market….
MammaLoves saysApril 15, 2008 at 10:01 pm
We love you too girlie!!
All Adither saysApril 15, 2008 at 10:04 pm
It’s emotional and amazing when you realize how many good peeps there are in the world.
Krista saysApril 15, 2008 at 10:27 pm
Hey there Bossy– going through NW Montana? Let us know if you need a place to stay. I’m not a blogger, but a faithful reader from Columbia Falls. And totally harmless and mostly nice. References available upon request…
Kristi saysApril 15, 2008 at 10:29 pm
If you are making your way through Idaho via roads hugging the Salmon River, you are in for a treat. When we moved to D.C. from the Seattle area two summers ago and made the cross-country drive from hell, that leg was by far the most beautiful. Have your camera ready!
Avitable saysApril 15, 2008 at 10:34 pm
Boise is certainly enough to make you cry.
Ariel saysApril 15, 2008 at 10:56 pm
BOSSY! HAD I BUT KNOWN!
If you have a stop/dinner/lunch/coffee in Boise please please please I love you and I will totally would love to meet you!
Also, even a breakfast!
Optimist saysApril 15, 2008 at 11:01 pm
Congrats on making it halfway!! Excellent work!
Please tell us all about Mrs. G!
Your fangirl in Houston -: )
Ariel saysApril 15, 2008 at 11:15 pm
okay, lets try this again!
I just finished 20 tax returns in 1 day and to celebrate, I drank 2 Bellini’s. I totally enjoyed them. I also happen to think I deserved them. I live in Boise, which I used to hate, but after living ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, I now think is pretty great.
Due to the fact that it was TAX SEASON and all I could see was stupid numbers, I didn’t know you were coming to Boise. SOMEHOW or another, it now comes to my attention (however drunkenly) that you are coming to BOISE!
I think you are lovely, and have now emailed 2 Boise people, who probably think I am a lush, trying to determine if there is in fact a meeting place here in Boise where I can come and enjoy the mere whiff of your perfume(new car smell). Hell, my fiancee even said he’d babysit! How many opportunities like this am I going to get?
Kelly Stern saysApril 15, 2008 at 11:18 pm
Your Richmond stop soooo appreciates you… we are glad you are having a good trip…. and your son is a hoot…. i see where he got it… (and his good looks…hmmmh) hehehehe
Nora Bee saysApril 15, 2008 at 11:48 pm
Seattle loves you! This may be my 15 minutes of fame, to have my photo on your blog. I’m basking.
junebug saysApril 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm
Wow those are some good looking artichokes. When they get to Oklahoma they lose some of their magic. I wish I could see some real artichokes and avocadoes. Your (sister) host really does look like you. Godspeed to you, Bossy!
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysApril 16, 2008 at 12:01 am
The blue of the Pacific Ocean brings out Bossy’s eyes in a most attractive way. Not to take anything away from anyone else, but I think meeting Mrs. G would be a total highlight.
Becky (in Seattle) saysApril 16, 2008 at 12:51 am
Did you know that Seattle sells the most sunglasses per-capita of anyplace in the US? Now you know why. Cuz, we need ’em, then we don’t…then we do…then we don’t…then we lose ’em…then we buy another pair…then we drop them off the ferry boat watching the waves…then we need ’em so we buy another pair, then we break those because we took them off and forgot about them because we didn’t need them and they got squashed in the door pocket while we were searching for change for the drive-thru Starbucks…etc.
I live in Seattle…and I ALWAYS need new sunglasses!
Liz C @ Anyway, I was just thinking... saysApril 16, 2008 at 12:53 am
Poop! I just started reading Bossy last week, way too late in the game to become part of the In Crowd and meet her in Seattle. I’m just an hour away (and I love the Pink Door!)
Too bad you weren’t here Sat. — the sky cleared up and it hit 80 deg! (I’m not making that up.)
The big secret about our weather is that it stops raining in July and doesn’t start again until October. It’s glooo-rrrii-oussss!
But it is a secret so don’t tell anyone, ‘k?
Have a safe trip back east!
sonrie saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:00 am
1. I’ll bet Pioneer Woman wishes she was living vicariously through you when you passed Starbucks.
2. Does anyone know the St. Louis details for Bossy?
Biddy saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:39 am
awwwww bossy! *sigh* you made biddy cry. now i need a cupcake 🙂 by the way, i posted the recipe in case you want to send it to Bossy Jr. as a hint for a welcome home present hehe
also? i am THIS close to flying to St. Louis this weekend. THIS close!
Say What? saysApril 16, 2008 at 7:08 am
I have only been to Seattle once and I loved Pike’s Market! And it did not rain the entire week I was there. No kidding!
Amy saysApril 16, 2008 at 7:17 am
No Bossy, thank you !
andrea saysApril 16, 2008 at 9:21 am
Awww Bossy, the end portion of your excellent road trip is looking forward to your visit! And is it strange that I remember the fish monger on the right from this past December when I was in Seattle?
Adorable Girlfriend saysApril 16, 2008 at 9:32 am
I know said hubbie. He’s been there forever. I used to have a BF who lived there and we’d go to the market and see him all the time.
Lauren saysApril 16, 2008 at 9:50 am
I am concerned that Bossy isn’t smiling in any of her pictures. 🙁 Cheer up, Bossy-chan!
Denise Thomas saysApril 16, 2008 at 10:00 am
Is Bossy’s husband a rock star? Backstage pass?
Doesn’t Bossy think that she should add a New England stop to her road trip? Bossy loves the idea, I can tell! Hartford CT would be good, and is not that far from Philly. Bossy would be very welcome at my house, and Bossy would be able to pet my sweet beagle as much as Bossy wants. Bossy would also be able to drive away with my twins locked in Bossy’s trunk…..
Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You saysApril 16, 2008 at 10:13 am
you are well loved! I only wish I could meet you too 🙂
Kristin saysApril 16, 2008 at 10:58 am
But it was our pleasure to be a part of this experience!
David saysApril 16, 2008 at 11:08 am
I’ve been to Seattle and I agree that it is totally cute. One of the few cities that this NYC snob really enjoyed as a city.
Moi saysApril 16, 2008 at 11:09 am
It kills me that I missed you in Dallas. Are you sure you don’t want to come back? I promise it will not be snowing. I can not promise, however, that it won’t be close to 100 degrees outside.
A Whole Lot of Nothing / Angie saysApril 16, 2008 at 11:48 am
Hooray for friends! Orlando loves you!
davido saysApril 16, 2008 at 12:25 pm
Hmm, polygamist Bossy! I think there’s a news story here, what with Cusack and Fishguy, and Hub#1, and I think you must have another few husbands out there too, right?
Drive safely n’ stuff!
mp saysApril 16, 2008 at 12:54 pm
St Louis is SO looking forward to Chocolate Martini’s with you on Sunday!!
MamaMo saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:31 pm
I hope Mrs. G gave Bossy an honorary key to the Women’s Colony http://derfwadmanor.blogspot.com/2008/04/womens-colony.html
That way Bossy can spend her retirement surrounded by all her bloggy girlfriends.
Asthmagirl saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm
It’s raining again because Seattle is already missing BOSSY’s warmth and charm. As much as we wish she could stay, it’s a sweet feeling to know she’s off to charm so many others on her trip home!
Thanks for visiting!
Caroline saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm
Those artichokes are as big as my head! (I have a small head) and I WANT ONE NOW. And it’s not even 8am.
Mj saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:57 pm
Bossy is always the prettiest one in the picture, even when on a grueling road trip.
APeetsMom saysApril 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm
It’s so awesome that you were able to get this all togehter and go – we all get to see that the world out there isn’t full of bad people but kind generous fun peolpe! I am so bummed I couldn’t make the OC night. I guess you’ll have to make it an annual trip! Think Saturn would buy in to that???
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysApril 16, 2008 at 6:32 pm
1. Cowboy Josh.
2. Starbucks Joe
3. Some Nice Lady’s Brother-in-Law
4. Male Roloffs (targeted, but we pray not victimized)
5. Greek Man
6. Fishy Crab Man
Breaker 1-9, we’ve got ourselves a Serial Man-‘Napping Spree.
Carrie saysApril 16, 2008 at 6:38 pm
I can’t believe you were THAT stinkin’ close to me.
I’m going to go cry in my closet now.
whall saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm
Every time I go to Seattle, it doesn’t rain. And so a “native” confessed to me that they only tell everyone that to make an image that it always rains, so when they visit it seems awesome. They just don’t want anyone MOVING there. Visitors and tourists: ok. Immigrants: not ok.
Lisa saysApril 17, 2008 at 12:29 am
So glad you enjoyed my neck of the woods. Who wouldnt love spending some time in Seattle. Its rockin for sure.
I really should have came, no nerve. Thats what I get. I love your blog. I bet you are getting tired of driving tho!!!
Cheri saysApril 17, 2008 at 1:41 am
When two great things come together . . .
Like peanut butter and chocolate.
Like platinum and diamonds.
Like cookies and milk.
Like Bogart and Bacall.
Like Bossy and Mrs. G.
starshine saysApril 17, 2008 at 2:41 am
Wow! What an awesome experience! I read Mrs. G’s blog regularly! How fun that you got to stay at Derfwad Manor. 🙂 Happy trails and drive safely!
Isabel saysApril 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm
Oh sorry about the weather here in Seattle. It is not a myth…it does rain a lot. And more so that we NEVER SEE THE SUN. Alas, it’s hard for us.
Fun to see pictures of the market. Gotta love the fish guys.
Come back again!
Manic Mommy saysApril 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm
He *is* cute. And with the protection he’s wearing, takes safe sex to a whole new level.
Burgh Baby's Mom saysApril 17, 2008 at 3:49 pm
Oh dear gawd, that photo of The Mothership is beautiful. I may have to print it out and frame it so that I can pat it lovingly from time to time.
stella saysApril 17, 2008 at 5:27 pm
love to you too bossy.
stella saysApril 17, 2008 at 5:30 pm
by the way. you’re looking quite REFRESHED? WHAT GIVES?
have you had a FACIAL G? you are positively glowing. is that what happens after weeks in the car,
Bossy, does your saturn GIVE FACIALS?
JCK saysApril 17, 2008 at 7:14 pm
So glad you are continuing to have a fabulous adventure. Very jealous of you meeting all those amazing Seattle bloggers. Not so jealous of random Greek man meeting. Be safe! Drive well. Some sleep. And party when you get there!
Whit saysApril 17, 2008 at 9:07 pm
Did the Pink Door have ladies on the trapeze above the tables? I always thought that was a weird job.