Monday, July 18, 2011

One thing you need not bother packing for your next trip to Portland:

Sunglasses.

Also, pajamas, if you have a baby. You will not be getting any sleep because your baby will be waking up for a good cry at least 5 times per night. He will not relent, even after a stern talking to. Your friend Gaye may offer to quietly reason with him over the phone, but you will probably say no thank you because by this point you have lost your faith in his ability to be persuaded. Also because you are pretty sure she meant the offer as a joke.

But you will still enjoy your trip to Portland because they sell doughnuts in the shape of voodoo dolls and they have a polar bear at the zoo. Also you get to see your grandma even though when you called to tell her you were coming to see her she thought you said your name was Bonnie and so was expecting a friend from San Francisco who she hadn't seen in years. You don't understand why she would think her friend Bonnie would be calling her Mana, but you just take it all in stride because this is Mana we're talking about. Mana, the mother of Tatu.



10 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Those donuts look amazing. And I've never been to Portland, but from what I've heard, it's gorgeous.

McCall and Ryan said...

Haha I love that your grandma was expecting Bonnie. I laughed out loud on that one!

Melissa said...

Very well done Dani.
Clever post.
Sorry about the crying.
That's pretty funny about your Nana or Mana?

The Family said...

Hey, it's Rachelle.:) I just wanted you to know that I take a sneek peek at your blog every now and again.( It is very entertaining by the way.) I thought I'd just admit it so I don't feel like such a stalker. I also just added your name to my list of friends on my blog so I can access yours quicker. Hope that's okay. If it creeps you out let me know and I'll take it right off. ;)

The Holden Family said...

love voodoo....did you try the maple bar with bacon on top? it's yummy. :) i just heard the weather there has been chilly--gotta love the northwest. go hit the food carts to make it all better. :)

taratboyce said...

Oh, Mana. Does she really have a friend named Bonnie? Incredible.

rychelle said...

I am so sorry...I have been ther with a child that redused to sleep...in Portland. maybe it is just Portland, we can just blame it on the city...

Dave said...

Blahahaha! Sweet. We love Mana and Jonah, even if he does save his sleep for the zoo. How can you not love a Mana like that? Did she dress differently to greet Bonnie? Glad you didn't show the x rated donuts from voodoo. Maybe that's just a valentines thing, but I'm betting year round. Did you take a voodoo donut to Mana? I love the pretzel stabbing...

Mari said...

Portland is awesome. Next time you go you should ride the speed boats on the river -- it changed my life. ;-)

Mmmmmm . . . donuts sounds really good right now. Or anytime, for that matter.

awni said...

oh, mana.