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Tuesday’s with Gooley- Episode 20

{disclaimer:  some new readers have not realized that I am NOT Gooley..  On Tuesdays my friend Gooley guest posts.  These are HIS stories.  His life. His Antics.  Every other post on this blog is written by me.  EXCEPT for the ones titled “Tuesday’s with Gooley”  Please don’t ever mistake MY messiness for his..  I am clean and I smell good} Please allow me to (re)introduce myself…(I’m a man of Dichotomous Ooze.) I feel as though I need to clear up a few things and figure out where I stand. I’m hyperaware that some of my antics, perhaps most, are far off the radar and frequency of a mommy blog. I aim to be entertaining…in doing so I use my life and “image” as fodder and create cartoons to paint word pictures of … Read entire article »

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Tuesday’s with Gooley- Episode 19

  {disclaimer:  some new readers have not realized that I am NOT Gooley..  On Tuesdays my friend Gooley guest posts.  These are HIS stories.  His life. His Antics.  Every other post on this blog is written by me.  EXCEPT for the ones titled “Tuesday’s with Gooley”  Please don’t ever mistake MY messiness for his..  I am clean and I smell good}   A Family Oriented Beach Vacation. Yeah, Right.   This is a mess blog right?  Where we can feel free to celebrate our propensity and, in my case, aptitude to make a fool of one’s self? As much as I may pretend to be intelligent and will occasionally mask said propensity with veiled attempts of high-minded grandeur, in actuality, I am just a silly, messy, perpetual adolescent at heart. Yeah me. I never know who, … Read entire article »

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Tuesdays with Gooley– episode something.. ;)

Musings on motherhood   What fun we had last week! The post written at 11:30pm on my front porch last Monday only partially captured our day. With sunburned and wind burned faces and bellies full of Big Balls (vodka drinks people!); we did our best to convey reverence for the day spent winding up the California coastline. With perspective, I now look back smiling in admiration having seen what her high energy and charisma has manifested into this world.     Her kids. They are awesome. Really! I’m not just saying that in the “all kids are special and gifts to the planet” sort of way. I had the unique experience of sharing a special day with HMM and The Numbers in a realm in which they are comfortable; travel and spontaneous adventure. I was left with the true sense of witnessing and experiencing her essence shining through her children’s vibrant personalities. I was also left exhausted, … Read entire article »

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Pictorial from Tuesday with Gooley – San Francisco/ PCH

Lombard Street Golden Gate Bridge Muir Woods Stinson Beach Point Reyes Bodega Bay Gooley’s house Sausalito   … Read entire article »

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Tuesdays with Gooley- Episode 16 : LIVE FROM SAN FRANCISCO

  Today, Gooley, HMM and Numbers One thru Three will be driving the PCH..   Look for live updates on Facebook throughout the day with a photo recap here tonight! It’s SHOWTIME!!   okay…so…it’s gonna have to be Wednesday with Gooley… and we are exausted.  and kind of lit.  and my back is KILLING me……. soooooo… we are gonna play a little game of pass the laptop…. Starting NOW: HMM:  First leg..  our hotel to Gooley hotel.  Top down.  Temp 60 degrees.  Traffic: shitty.   Quick tour of Gooley’s old stomping grounds…then to stock up with picnic wares at the Safeway.  Holy Clusterfuck Batman.   The End.    (also…drove Golden Gate Bridge.. got to Muir Woods… we don’t like crowds and we left) GOOLEY: Watched cartoons from hotel room for two hours waiting for chariot to arrive. … Read entire article »

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Tuesdays with Gooley – Episode 15

Malibu Jason and the Temple of Doom   I’m wounded, still stoned, may be possessed, and have the heebie jeebies from tangling with mice and rats on a haunted film set in Malibu, CA over the weekend. Most of all I, had a blast with my friends, The Bogarts, who showed me a great time and reminded me that I’m not 30 anymore. Jason Bogart, who I affectionately call Malibu Jason, is one strange cat. About 4 years ago when I was in LA and needed labor help for an earth plaster project, I placed an on craigslist and found Jason. I had maybe 50 responses to the ad. Most were qualified. Jason was not. I hired him anyway. On the surface, he was a Hollywood cliché. He and Mrs. Bogart moved from … Read entire article »

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Tuesdays with Gooley- Episode 14

Farm Report with a Dash of Fabio and Something Pink   Life on the ranch has been very slow over the last couple of months. After an enormous amount of work renovating the existing house and significantly cleaning up the land, we had to take a break. We’ve also been in a holding pattern with the county trying to get the permits for a barn. It’s stressful and unresolved so we have settled into limbo and do our best to persevere. Unfortunately we had to free Diesel Jesus into the wild for the summer. We could not keep him busy and he had work elsewhere so we nudged him out of the nest like a fledgling. I truly don’t know how he can function outside of our den of iniquity and testosterone…that’s … Read entire article »

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Tuesdays with Gooley- Episode 13

Rabbit Hole Revisited; Sasquatch Goes to Spirituality School.   It’s time, once again, to revisit the rabbit hole. Two weeks of submersion in youthful debauchery were fun, but I have had some weighty subjects on my mind and need to process. Yes, PROCESS…It seems as though this mommy blogging adventure is doubling as a form of ersatz therapy (did it again – used ERSATZ in a mommy blog). So, I’m just going to jump in with what has been swirling in betwixt my synapses and trust that I will find some answers so that my brain can rest. I will also ask for some assistance. Yes, a bit of feedback might help me pin down some of this angst and give it form and meaning. Mommies, let’s do this!! Another significant chapter in … Read entire article »

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Tuesdays with Gooley- Episode 12

Dr. McNuts and the Evolution of Man: A Character Study…Oh, and Mandancing.   If you have not kept up with the comments stream on my posts, especially last weeks, this won’t make sense. Go read them. I’ll wait .Now… Sing along; (to the tune of Beverly Hillbillies.)   Here’s a little story ‘bout a man named Dan He wrote a lot of shit, then it really hit the fan Thought he would try to bring down The Gool But The MILFS fought back and called  him a huge tool… (Alright, songwriting is not my specialty) I know it’s hard to believe after reading last week’s comments, but Dan is my friend…a good one; even better now after what transpired over the course of the week. That’s why I need to explain. I will not make any attempts to defend Dan’s … Read entire article »

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Tuesdays with Gooley~~Episode 11

Hopping out of the Rabbit Hole into the Ridiculous (HMM clarifications in blue) Last week’s post made my brain hurt…and probably a few others as well. It’s inevitable that I will revisit that subject matter but not this week. I’m feeling a bit silly. So, I will borrow on my ability and range here to take a much needed free-fall from the cerebral and philosophical back to the terrain of the ridiculous. BB just said farkleberry for no apparent reason.  I’m seeing disturbing Facebook posts from HMM so insane and silly I feel I have to keep up as I sit here on Cinco de Mayo with my first cocktail and an open laptop. It’s also J-Ho,s birthday; it’s important to pay respect to those who touch our lives with such unconditional … Read entire article »

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