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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The West Coast

Yep, I am in California and have a mighty sunburn to prove it. Love it! Did you know that you can use Aloe vera plants, slice them up real nice and use the disgusting, sticky fluid inside to soothe your pain. That's just nifty!
*does a little Schwarzenegger imitation to set the mood, German acccent and all!*
Now everybody that as told you Nevada and California are two seperate States, they were lying. It's all desert here, with an odd palm tree stuck here and there to maintain the illusion of habitat. Throw in Utah while we are at it! And street names like Honeysuckle Road and Snowdrop Avenue make me laugh. I am easily amused!

Now if you go to California you have to meet up with the Waking Ambrose dude. He is every bit as sour as he claims but lights up like a little puppy when you give him good definitions in the mornings before he lets you have your breakfast. He likes fishing and golfing and walks around on all four. To hear him howl at friggin' 4 in the morning sure is traumatizing endearing! You'd think I was kidding, but come and see for yourself. He enjoys having guests over, really! *snickers*

Now Kyahgirl is a whole different tale. She sure loves wearing her catwomen suit and enjoys late-night parties and loud music between sunset and sunrise. At one point she joined some teenage kids late at night outside on the street and riled up the whole neighborhood with her singing and dancing and chanting. Kyahgirl will deny all this and claim that she walks in her sleep. She also taught us the Candian national anthem, high pitched and everything... only Willie and Walela could hear and repeat it.

and also: I like palm trees!

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At 15:10, Blogger Doug said...

I thought Kyah was just rude. I almost never wear a dogsuit to a cathouse.

Minka is exaggerating, of course. I didn't require a definition to get breakfast, I just asked her to come down out of the palm tree. This is so embarrassing.

Never mind the biologists. Penguins are actually fairly flighty.

 
At 18:03, Anonymous neva said...

now see? i always suspected Kyahgirl was a closeted catwoman. good to know i was right. i bet she looks fabulous. we won't buy in to her "sleep walking" stories, any more than we bought in to yours ; )

as for that curmudgeonly Waking Ambrose dude? you're not fooling anyone with that wide-eyed "huh? who me? i'm just a guy trying to figure out how to get more out of my vocabulary" look, Doug. we see through you. forget breakfast, here's what you do to convince teh Penguin to climb down her palm tree, my friend: Starbucks GSWWM, heavy on the W (just sayin', she's hooked on the stuff. don't blame me, blame Joel. that's what i do)

teh East coast isn't the same without you, Monika (72 degrees today, and rising) -- hurry back! xox

 
At 19:32, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

ack!! I didn't think you'd let the cat out of the bag Minka! Meow!

Here I've been cultivating this quiet, dignified Belgian sheepdog image and now everyone will know I like to hoot and holler and sing with the coyotes.

Willie and Walela were perfectly happy to have a catwoman around as long as food keeps falling into their dishes they are pretty easy to get along with. (And oh so very sweet.)

As for the palm tree, Minka likes to hug them. She and Doug had to pick me up at the perfume store but Doug was starting to panic because he couldn't peel the penguin off the palm tree!

Um Doug?? You never told us the story about going to the cathouse. Do tell! We're all ears.

 
At 23:40, Anonymous quilly said...

You are all having way too much fun. There ought to be a law against that kind of excitement.

 
At 02:13, Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

I am jealous, I want to go to California some day. My best friend was from Carmel By the Sea, it looks devine!!

Aloe is great and so is Lavendar Oil too. They both have analgesic and annti inflammatory actions on the burn. Just the nurse in me :)

 
At 02:14, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, I guess you ave to come and get me down, if you ever want to get your laptop back. The battery is runnign low though, so I should be down in half an hour, what's for dinner?

Neva, there always was something about her, wasn't there. I am glad I could put your mind at ease. Did somebody say Starbucks? Whatwhowhere?????

Kyah, I am sorry...I just couldn't restrain myself anymore. But you know...admitting you have a feline problem is the first step *pats back* You've done well!

Quilly, it is almost annoying, isn't it? You know what I did today... I went and drove around Santa Barbara and went to a wine tasting. Bought some delicious red and white wines, wanna swing by...200 miles...you could be here around 22! Just sayin'!

 
At 02:15, Blogger Minka said...

Cazzie, welcome back and that is good to know and certainly for an Icelandic Penguin in the sun.

 
At 03:25, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

yeah, I guess you're right. I have to admit I'm powerless over my felineness and go on from there. Is there a 12 step program for cats living in dogs' bodies?

 
At 08:16, Anonymous the amoeba said...

You having us on about Doug, Minka? It's tough to play golf while walking around on all fours. Though the game can reduce one to that state.

Speaking of states. California might be a vast wasteland, but it is not all desert. Some of it is positively mildewy. I'm surprised that you haven't already had that announced to you by everybody's favorite San Francisco Bohemian. But then again, the good people of NoCal would be just as happy to see those of SoCal cast into the sea. And the feeling's mutual. Remind me to tell you about Cascadia sometime ... :)

 
At 13:28, Blogger The Old Mule said...

Yeah, I want to here about this cathouse, Doug.

Minka - enjoy the rest of your tree climbing. Just don't end up like Keith Richards.

 
At 19:43, Blogger Doug said...

Kyah, I think Diesel could help you with that. If you see his 8 step rogram to humorous blogging, you'll be covinced!

OC, see now I have my facts about volcanoes and California straight. And Everythign I said about Doug is utterly true, some things ar ejust harder to believe then others, and I just started you off on the easy ones!

Old Mule, I came down yesterday to go to a wine tasting. That was amazing. And Santa Barbara had teh pleasur eof a visit of mine. I am up in my tree again though...do you think it would be fair to ask Doug to get me a hammer, some wood and a decent set of nails???

 
At 19:51, Anonymous neva said...

a long as you're asking Doug for stuff, why not see if he'll let you have your own avatar for a moment or two (just saying, you wear that "Dawg" suit well, but you're such a darn cute penguin, it seems a shame not to see it in the corner of your comments) it's okay, once you get back here we'll get you properly susited up, again. i've had your garb cleaned/pressed, and it's ready to be put on as soon as you're ready to wear it! (even to Starbucks, if you so desire!) xox

 
At 19:52, Anonymous neva said...

suited. SUITED. yeesh, one overly eager click on "publish" and i look like an even bigger fool than i am! d'oh! xox

 
At 20:39, Blogger Doug said...

Let's see Minka, you've taken my name and my profile you're wanting a hammer and nails in your tree. You want a spear with that? Maybe a crown of thorns?

 
At 20:45, Anonymous Minka said...

Bugger it!

One of these days we get it down. Sorry folks, but the fourth comment above this one is actually Minka, which I bet anybody could tell. Need I point out the spelling???

 
At 22:16, Anonymous neva said...

Doug: suffer baby, suffer. ; )

 
At 14:42, Blogger ~Mo'a~ said...

*smiling and laughing* You show them Minka...you are a good representative of my country.....speaking of that...stay out of the sun or at least use sun block or self tanner if you want to make the pale Vikings jealous when you go back home...You know we Icelanders/Germans/Vikings have to take care of our pale skin...Auntie is not happy to hear that you had a sun burn :(
But she is happy that you are having fun up in your tree.

 
At 15:13, Anonymous Minka said...

neva, I believe he is!

Moa, It has healed and doesn't hurt anymore. I already am all sorts of shades of brown!

 
At 17:01, Blogger Biene said...

You mean, this beautiful nutty brown like in nuts? Should go well with your eyes. And with your hair if its not gone all gray from the excitement. But that probably would be Doug.

 
At 19:16, Anonymous Minka said...

MOM, your vote of confidence in my behaviour patterns is re-assuring! So I hear you are packed and ready for Portugal. Be nice abroad, don't do anything I owuld do!

 
At 20:55, Blogger Biene said...

But, dearest, there are so nice palm trees to climb...

 
At 23:41, Blogger Tim Rice said...

You're not covering near all of California if you are saying it is all desert. :) Enjoy!

 
At 04:50, Blogger JR's Thumbprints said...

Tim's got a point there. But I understand. You're going by what you've experienced, what you've seen.

 
At 14:38, Blogger Minka said...

Mom, ok one palm tree...but that's it. It's been a long time since our ancestors came down the trees and the two of us shouldn't turn evlution around!

TIM, that's absolutely right. I have seen only a tiny part of it and I was trying to be more funny than serious. California is such a big state and from what I have seen within the week...it is very diverse from one corner to the next!

JR, well hello there and welcome to this un-attended blog of late. And yes, I can only be silly about the small parts I have seen...I love it though and maybe some time I will get a chance to see another part of it!

 
At 16:28, Anonymous al said...

Minka, now that you've been to both coasts, after you're home and taken some time to think about it, tell us:

Which one's, like, better?

 
At 19:01, Anonymous Joel said...

Beware the earthquakes...

 
At 21:31, Blogger Minka said...

Al, that depends entirely on the person that's asking :) There is, however, no question as to who makes the better guide. xox

Joel, you alright?! Maybe getting out of that office of yours once in a while. The sun and heat in there can't be good!

 
At 22:17, Anonymous Joel said...

Minka...are you mocking me? Hmmm let's see, who is it that might need a ride from the airport sometime in the near future...I wonder who that is...can't seem to remember...

 
At 22:35, Blogger Doug said...

Al, are you having littoral envy?

 
At 00:14, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Al, I must say, that Minka waxed on about your guiding abilities to such an extent that poor Doug was incapacitated with envy. Or was that jealousy? Anyway, you made a hell of an impression. :-)

 
At 02:43, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

What great fun you're having!!
I'm so glad you met up with Doug and Kyahgirl.
Doug should not make you work for your food.
I sure hope you ate an In N Out Burger. They sure are yummy!!!!!

 
At 13:32, Anonymous neva said...

Rabbit, Rabbit, Penguin Penguin. ready for your return return to NY, NY? (hope so, i know we're ready to see YOU!) ooh, and JD's right about In 'n Out Burgers -- back in our burger-eatin' days, those were the faves. great milkshakes, too! ; ) xox

"littoral envy", Doug? good one. (smart ass/show off)

 
At 16:37, Blogger Minka said...

Joel, hi there! I take all teasing back. How about writing 20 club applictaions for you and treating you to a mexican take out???

Doug, see puppy's comment below!

Kyahgirl, Yes I did, and not only once. Whenever Doug did or didn't know something I said: " Al would know!"

Jamie, as a matter of fact...I did have a Double Double and not only that...while I got that Doug mentioned you and how you would approve. The fries that come with that are delicious too!

Neva, rabbit rabbit and yes I am ready...only, it seems like I'll be stucj at the airport until leaving time, some people seem to be hinting at a non-car ride from the airport.*points at Joel* I really think you should have words!

 
At 00:24, Anonymous Joel said...

Mexican takeout eh? Hmmmm...well, okay then. We'll be there with bells on (whatever that means). Do you remember what we look like or should we bring a sign?

 
At 03:34, Blogger Al said...

Jeez, all I did was walk around and let NYC do the rest. :-) Talk about lazy, at one point I held the camera while G and Neva lifted Minka up onto the
Charging Bull's
shoulders.

(You should have seen her up there, calling all the lesser tourists to come and take her picture - like the Bull wasn't there at all. Hilarious! And tres majestique. :-)

Doug: Minka's just busting your chops. I really didn't know anything.

 
At 19:46, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Rub it in people! Oh happy, happy, joyous, joy, joy times and I don't get to play!!! BWAAAAH!

Pingüinita! Be warned that next time you step unto US shores thou shalt be kidnapped and dragged on over to San Francisco! FO SHOETTY SHO!!!

All kidding aside, I am so, so happy that you are living such a fabulous experience and hope that the remainder of your trip be as sweet and great dear friend! Besos and hey! Party on on my behalf! :-)

 
At 03:27, Blogger Doug said...

Al, I read your blog and I don't doubt for a minute she's giving you proper credit. I read this one, too, and don't doubt she was busting my chops.

 
At 22:21, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

yeah, I can verify that....minka was downright brutal on the poor dawg. Good thing he's tough and already had most of his bones broken!

 
At 08:50, Blogger Minka said...

Joel, well...we didn´t get to go Mexican after all. I had really dried chicken on the plane as well. I thought after everything, it was time to get back to basics and the normality that is my life! Thank you though for everything...and you´d make an adorable jester!

Al, talk to the hand! 'cause the ehad ain´t listening to that contorting of reality! You were wonderful and charming and knew your stuff. I am not saying, however, that outside of Manhattan you wouldn´t look like a fish out of water :)

Miz B. party I did and you came up every now and then and you sure were missed and wanted. San Francisco wouldn´t be anything without you. I am waiting until you get there!

Doug, that would be correct on all accounts:) You are nothing, if not perceptive!

Kyah, he still had bones? Willie and Lela must not have been doing a thorough job! ;)

 
At 14:56, Blogger Doug said...

Kyah and Minka, don't think I didn't weep in the dark.

 
At 14:56, Blogger Doug said...

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At 15:35, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

we heard you.
good thing about those long floppy ears though...they can be used for wiping up tears.

 
At 22:31, Anonymous neva said...

so...um... what coast are you on, now? not our coast, that's all i know (much to my dismay and/or chagrin). 'tis not the same without you, dear Penguin, even my Starbucks TGSNWM sucked. (of course, that may have been Larry's doing...)

hope you're catching up on sleep, friends and/or movies -- not necessarily in that order! (i also hope the wine you brought back lasts longer than it takes to unpack that extremely HEFTY/HEAVY bag of yours!)

we miss you... have i mentioned that? xoxoxoxo

 
At 23:57, Anonymous Joel said...

Neva and I had to have Mexican takeout in your honor last night...it was good...wish you could have been here to enjoy it with us! By jester do you mean that I should be wearing one of those funny hats and silly costumes cause I'm certain that would not be a pretty sight. And, finally...how did you manage to get your bag into the house when you got home? Did someone help? Did you hire a crane to lift it?

Hurry back.

 
At 00:01, Blogger Doug said...

He was the first mayor of Los Angeles and a major East-West street in LA is named after him.

 
At 01:14, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, *pats* Life´s a bitch, you had to learn at some point!

Kyah, he cried us a river, didn´t he???

Neva, I am having such a hard time right now...I really just wanna cuddle up somewhere and pretend it is 16 days earlier. I miss you guys so much. xox

Joel, I calle dmy brother :) I did. He is young and still has that desire to prove his manhood, it took all he had for him to get my luggage into my room :) Thank you for asking! And I so will...

Doug, I simply have no words for you right now!

 
At 19:59, Blogger G said...

How did this happen that I am here after your departure from the West Coast! I am no less happy that you got in such nice visits this trip and did read this before. Hmmmm....

Looking forward to your next trip :)!

 
At 23:19, Blogger Minka said...

G...better late than never, and you are always on time :) I´ll see you soon!

 

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