This gentleman is Miles and he smiles. But only if you’re a person—he doesn’t waste his time smiling at dogs because they just don’t get it.
Miles belongs to Bossy’s Madison host. If you don’t already know Bossy’s Madison host, here are a couple of fun-filled facts: in a few days she will leave to backpack the Appalachian Trail:
She’ll live in this tent for seven days, carrying all her belongings on her person. See how Bossy did that? Said on her person, just like Bossy is actually a seventy-year-old homicide detective in Corpus Christi?
Another fun-filled fact: Bossy’s host prepared a ton of complicated camping food and then dehydrated it for her trip:
Plus Bossy’s host likes to watch football, she knows a thing or two about financial planning, and she knows how to craft a bowl out of an instant lemonade container and now do you understand why Bossy’s husband thinks Bossy’s Madison host may just be The Ideal Woman?
Anyway. Last night Bossy and her host had a great time pounding sushi with a couple of other Madison bloggers. Like her and her:
Today Bossy will head to Chicago across Wisconsin and Illinois farmland:
A couple of days ago, Bossy was in St. Louis. See how Bossy did that? Made a clunky transition from Madison forward to Chicago and then back to St. Louis? That’s because Bossy isn’t just losing sunglasses along her Excellent Road Trip, but also small bits of brain matter.
Back to St. Louis: on Sunday night Bossy got together with a bunch of local bloggers at this cool restaurant:
Bossy has this to say about the St. Louis bloggers: mocha martinis in the back room of a quiet restaurant late on a Sunday night? Hellza yes if you are a blogger in St. Louis.
Bossy’s St. Louis host was there. And the incredible her was there. She was there and she was there and she was there. Also she was there and she was there and she was there and the talented and crazy ass her was there:
Thanks St. Louis.
Bossy promises next time she will tell you about the Kansas City get-together, which took place the night before St. Louis. And then just for kicks Bossy will tell you about San Diego, which she visited in early April. And then Bossy will tell you about the Orlando get-together, which took place in 1862.
Momo Fali saysApril 22, 2008 at 10:53 am
Oh my gosh! I was BORN in 1862. Small world.
mp saysApril 22, 2008 at 11:03 am
I think the pictures ALMOST show what a kick ass time we had!!
biddy saysApril 22, 2008 at 11:03 am
biddy wishes she had been able to fly to st. louis louis like she totally planned to do.
no stalker of the year award for her…
Maggie, dammit saysApril 22, 2008 at 11:08 am
Last night was lovely, darlin’, as are you.
This whole thing makes me want to run out and buy a Saturn.
YOU HEAR THAT, SATURN?!!!!
Happy trails, my friend.
smr saysApril 22, 2008 at 11:22 am
just how LONG are Bossy’s arms???
Heather saysApril 22, 2008 at 11:27 am
Thanks for a sparkling night, Bossy and St. Louis Bloggers. So many beautiful, smart, talented, funny and interesting women at one table completely stumped our poor waiter.
Katie saysApril 22, 2008 at 11:48 am
Last night was SO MUCH FUN, Bossy! Great to meet you, and safe travels!!
stepher saysApril 22, 2008 at 11:54 am
Woot for my home town of St. Louis! You’re so right, Bossy. Those martinis rawk the hizzy.
Miles is a-freaking-dorable!
I’m so sad you’re trip is almost over. =(
Have fun on the trail!
S t e p h e r
FP saysApril 22, 2008 at 11:56 am
I’m so thrilled to have been in on the St. Louis stop. Such a perfect night for sucking down crazy concoctions and making new friends. Thanks for being so magnetic.
Grandma J saysApril 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm
I HEART MILES! I know when Bossy goes home Stella will be all smiles….someone capture that on film. Oh, yeah, no one does film anymore…so capture it on cyber-something. Maybe Stella can teach Mr. Lootiato to smile too. Fun times await Bossy back home!
After you tell us about Orlando, tell us about Texas! Oh wait…Bossy skirted Texas..briefly stopping in Dallas of all places! OK…just joking, sort of. :))
Happy trails, Bossy!!
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysApril 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Miles is hardly smiling. He’s firing a warning shot that says, “There will be NO man snatching on my watch, Missy. Er, Bossy.”
Good dog, Miles, good dog.
Warning: This post may cause vertigo in the sector of readers over age 40. My head is still spinning from trying to keep track of the cities and the people (nevermind the Man Count).
The Domestic Goddess saysApril 22, 2008 at 1:01 pm
I’m confused. It’s all out of order. Someone please hold me…
qt saysApril 22, 2008 at 1:06 pm
Bossy – it was all too fast. I am glad this time I didn’t gush over you in the ladies room, like the last time we met…:) Safe travels, and Miles sends smiles your way…
sonrie saysApril 22, 2008 at 1:14 pm
What a lovely evening we had…I am so glad I was able to be a part of it.
heart shaped hedges saysApril 22, 2008 at 1:21 pm
I just might abandon the beauty of Laguna Beach, for the place with a CHOCOLATE BAR! Hello, in fact, I might just become like the woman that didnt leave the bathroom for 2 years, except, instead of becoming attached to a toilet seat, I would become attached to chocolate, and never leave the chocolate bar, but please, dont rescue me if that happens.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysApril 22, 2008 at 1:25 pm
I hear 1862 was an excellent year.
Ok, Where Was I? saysApril 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm
I suggested on my blog that I might not attend the Chicago gathering b/c I’m a freak. People are like “oh, you have to; you’ll regret it.” Your like Cats or something. Do we get to hear the story of qt gushing over you?
dgm saysApril 22, 2008 at 1:33 pm
Hey, St. Louis bloggers–way to represent! Looks like a good time was had by all.
corrie saysApril 22, 2008 at 2:03 pm
It’s all too much!! Bossy is starting to look weary!
girlplease saysApril 22, 2008 at 3:08 pm
Count down to Bossypalooza does Chicago-4.5 hours. Agghhhhh!!
And you know I’ll feel like a fool with introductions. Hi, I’m Girl-Please.
Let the good times roll.
MamaMo saysApril 22, 2008 at 3:15 pm
Bossy can just save these stories for hangin’ out poolside at the Women’s Colony, since, by the time this road trip is over, we will have ALL retired.
Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You saysApril 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm
We saw twitters about this night… and am still wondering who drank their own breastmilk.
MamaMo saysApril 22, 2008 at 3:23 pm
p.s. thanks for using the word “montage” (picture) – now I have the Team America song stuck in my head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xBSfY01nMk
Adorable Girlfriend saysApril 22, 2008 at 3:41 pm
Was that Lake Manona behind you in Madison? Did I spell that correctly?
Bossy!!! Did you phone in your vote today? I am sure that you are voting, since you couldn’t, no you couldn’t be, oh gosh no — a McSame supporter?!!!
BTW, the Hillary rally at UPenn last night was awesome. I wish you and the gals could have gone to feel the energy!
(Big hugs to those who support McSame, as no offense is meant. AG would be happy to discuss a recovery program for you if you’d like though.)
Meg saysApril 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm
Bossy has very long arms to be taking all of those group photos all by her own self.
What’s with Cujo?
Foolery saysApril 22, 2008 at 4:40 pm
I started to get confused and then I let it go, and I’m drinking gin straight from the cat bowl instead. Reading iambossy.com has changed my life. 🙂
Dara saysApril 22, 2008 at 4:50 pm
Breast milk? Someone made a Mamamartini with breast milk? Whoot!! Tits!!!
Sorry….but the doggie made me do it.
moosh in indy. saysApril 22, 2008 at 6:28 pm
Your long arm photo taking ability always gets me.
Blog Starr saysApril 22, 2008 at 9:32 pm
I read on Angela’s blog that she copped to the breast milk. Which is appropriate, very Fluid Pudding. very Fluid at least.
kate saysApril 22, 2008 at 9:57 pm
yeah, that dog. wow.
Andrea @ Sweet Life saysApril 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm
Oh Bossy, Bossy, Bossy. I just heard that Barack O-Boyfriend did not win in Pennsylvania. Many condolences. And hopefully the news I was hearing is completely premature!
Imaginina saysApril 22, 2008 at 11:27 pm
The Chocolate Bar??? Can I get a franchise?
Nathan Davis saysApril 23, 2008 at 1:02 am
anyways, about this dehydrated food you have going here, i have this to say from my experience with dehydrated food.
It is usually ok going down if you have the right food, or if it was made properly, which i am not doubting, but beware of when it returns, beause if you thought regular food smells bad as a gas, wait til you meet dehydrated food.
anyways, backpacking is always fun, but stressful, Good Luck Bossy.
David saysApril 23, 2008 at 1:12 am
Not that I’m a misogynist or anything, but Bossy will definitely have to participate in a “boys night out” as part of her NYC visit.
mr.lootiatto saysApril 23, 2008 at 7:43 am
As a tired ol’ mama after fighing the good fight for Obama in Pa, those pictures of the crowd made me smile. And for that adorable hostest with the mostest…good luck on that adventure.
ladybug saysApril 23, 2008 at 10:35 am
I think the Chocolate Bar may be my new most favorite place on earth. And I haven’t been there. What an awesome trip you’re having! I’m so jealous.
meleah rebeccah saysApril 23, 2008 at 5:04 pm
Love the Name Tags everyone is wearing
Cheri saysApril 23, 2008 at 6:37 pm
Tell us, Bossy, tell us about the San Diego trip, since I was too stoned, er, in too much pain from that dang shoulder surgery to get there.
jenB saysApril 26, 2008 at 11:36 pm
St. Louis looks like the hot blogger meet up. *whistle* wooo wooo.