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From My Pad to Yours


Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Tonight we took a trip to the Mall. I was hoping to stop by the local watering hole, but over the past few weeks I think I've bar 'hopped' a little too much and need to take it easy this week...who knows though, maybe after staying at Vajana's house for a few days I will need a drink....
Charlotte in Pa, 9:47 PM | link | 1 comments |
Hello from Illinois!!!

Crazy Legs arrived on Tuesday, November 29th. Unfortunately here in Vajanaland everyone is feeling a big 'froggy' themselves so I had to sit and watch "Felicity: an American Girl Story" and BOY oh boy was I super bored. But, the girls were so cute I just couldn't complain!

Looking forward to my stay here...although it's kinda weird, there's no kitchen table and the toilet is sitting in the hallway. Vajana says they are remodeling, I guess as long as I have a pad to sleep on I'm good!
Charlotte in Pa, 9:38 PM | link | 0 comments |

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Crazy Legs has left Utah and is headed to Illinois!

Miles traveled so far:

Philadelphia, PA to Rocklin, CA - 2786 miles
Rocklin, CA to Seattle, WA - 771 miles
Seattle, WA to Troutdale, OR - 183 miles
Troutdale, OR to Allen, TX -2112 miles
Allen, TX to Antioch, CA -1741 miles
Antioch, CA to Salt Lake City, UT - 718 miles
Salt Lake City, UT to Collinsville, IL - 1337 miles

Total miles traveled: 9648
Charlotte in Pa, 9:08 PM | link | 0 comments |

Saturday, November 26, 2005

This is myself and the Pumpa yesterday after eating way too much Turkey and stuffin'.

We had a lovely dinner followed by yummy pie. Then the whole family (just about) loaded up and off we went. You ever heard about the day after Thanksgiving sales? Well, this family thinks it starts the night of Thanksgiving. We got to the local Wal-Mart just after 6pm last night. You should have seen the cat fights early this morning when people were fighting over a little Cabbage Patch Doll. It was complete craziness. Unfortunately Chana's camera was left at home or you would be seeing some pretty funny pictures. We were all playing cards and board games in the middle of the aisles (not just us, but everyone else waiting too) at the wee hours on the morning (thank goodness for 24 hour Wal-Marts). It was probably the best day I've had while being here. It was also my last day/night. I am heading to my next stop shortly. Although this stop wasn't the funnest of my adventures, I did have a good time. And I am really going to miss these wacky people.

I'm out of here. Talk to you when I am at my next stop.

Charlotte in Pa, 12:49 AM | link | 1 comments |

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Just a quick update to show off my new clothing. Let me know what you think.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!!

Charlotte in Pa, 8:46 PM | link | 5 comments |

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Lookie - Lookie

I don't know who's smiling more myself or the Aunt. Boy does she know who to have a good time. I've got to spend the last 2 days with her while Chana's been working. We've had a great time getting to know each other.

This family is so wacky, I tell ya. Oh, and manners? I don't think they know what that word means. They belch and pass gas (loudly I might add) and then they all laugh. That is until the stink comes back in their face.

Tomorrow I am going to work with Chana. That should be fun - NOT!! I have finally talked these people into going shopping. It's so cold here and all I have are these shorts and little ole t-shirt. I told them I need some leg warmers. So, we're heading that way now. I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of my new wardrobe.

Croak ~

Charlotte in Pa, 8:38 PM | link | 1 comments |

Saturday, November 19, 2005

I made it to Utah yesterday. It's very pretty here but it's freezing!!

Chana and her family are some really crazy people. They have quite a few people living under this roof. Four generations. How about that? Besides Chana, there is also her mom, her Gram, her Pumpa (their name for Grandpa), and her teenage son - I am sure I'll be posting pictures of all of them sometime in the next few days.

As for my day today I had a good time - that is once the lazy boy decided to get out of bed. Chana said we needed to wait for him because he was the one with the plans today. Once noon hit I had enough of the waiting and went in and woke him up myself. Nothing like a slimy tongue on your face, huh? After he got up and showered off we went. First stop was to see the latest Harry Potter movie.

It was very loud and intense and even a little scary. So, I excused myself to the bathroom in the middle.

I played around in here for a while because I really didn't want to go back in to see the rest of Harry Potter. I got soaking wet from playing in the sink and I figured I'd better get back before I was missed. However, on my way back I passed a theater with this movie and decided to stay and watch.

Now this is my kind of movie. After the movies we stopped by the local mall and the son and I went on some "rides" while Chana exchanged a few things.

You should have seen the son trying to fit in this one with me. When he finally figured out he was a little bit too big he settled for watching me thru window.

Then it was on to dinner. Whew!! I was starving since the popcorn at the theater tasted stale.

Dinner was good, and we are now getting ready to retire for the evening. The old man (Pumpa) is snoring away in his chair so I think I am going to jump up on his lap and join him. Oh, and rumor has it that Chana has an Aunt who knows how to down the alcohol. I think I am going to try to talk her into taking me to meet her tomorrow.


Charlotte in Pa, 9:37 PM | link | 3 comments |

Friday, November 18, 2005

Crazy Legs is about to make his 7th stop! Here is a list of where he's been so far! (Click on the city to be taken to the appropriate blog)

Philadelphia, PA to Rocklin, CA - 2786 miles
Rocklin, CA to Seattle, WA - 771 miles
Seattle, WA to Troutdale, OR - 183 miles
Troutdale, OR to Allen, TX -2112 miles
Allen, TX to Antioch, CA -1741 miles
Antioch, CA to Salt Lake City, UT - 718 miles

Total distance traveled: 8311 miles
Charlotte in Pa, 1:38 PM | link | 0 comments |

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Hello from the Trophy Shop!!

Well today is my last day here with the people with all the animals. I mean seriously, isn't 5 cats and one 60 lb. dog, a little much!?!?

Unfortunately, other than on the weekend, these people really don't DO much. I got her last Wednesday and we did a few things over the weekend, but that's about it! We went to visit her family on Saturday and then on Sunday we took the Dog and went to the park and then drove around the area a little bit. Big whoop! Oh well....I'm sure the next place will be more exciting.

Most of my time here was spent avoiding the Beast. Seriously, everywhere I went...he was RIGHT THERE

I'm so glad that my jumping legs still got it. They came in plenty handy as this Dog can jump REALLY high but I was able to out jump him in distance though....I even got a medal for it!!!

See, they actually DO give out medals/awards for EVERYTHING!!!

I think this so called breed (Malinois) is actually a dog crossed with a Kangaroo!

I think because the female feels so guilty for making me hang out at their store all day long, she made me a tag for my backpack. As if I don't know who I am?!?! But if I ever lose my backpack, I guess whoever finds it will know it belongs to me.

I'm heading out sometime tomorrow to my next stop. So this will be the view that the Beast sees as I blow this popsicle stand!

Charlotte in Pa, 6:51 PM | link | 2 comments |

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Change of plans, we didn't end up going to the Black Diamond Mines like originally discussed. Actually there was no discussion, the female just decided we weren't going. We took the Beast with us instead and went to the park.

It was ok, but the Beast kept running all over the place chasing a ball, some dirt, a fly, the wind...seriously, that Dog will chase a fart if you let him. He's odd and a little too hyper for my liking.

Anyway, after the park we drove around and took some pictures.....I think that's "the delta" or something out there.

The female also wanted to run a few errands (oh joy!)

Before we left, the female was SO excited because the male had fixed her XM (I think that's what she called it) thing-a-majiggy. Apparently she's been without it for MONTHS and was a little too happy to have it working again. I on the other hand, was NOT very happy once she turned up the sound and started singing.

She took me to the downtown area, which was very small and very quaint. I prefer the big city, but whatever.

When we got home, we watched the male's team lose to the Denver Broncos. I think this made someone very happy.

I guess the female and the male are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate something....they're going here....WITHOUT me. Hey! I like Italian food!!

They're going to leave me alone with the Beast.....

Come on, come play with me...I promise I'll be nice

::::help me::::
Charlotte in Pa, 6:26 PM | link | 2 comments |

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Today we took the trip from Brentwood to Alamo, CA.....not too bad, about a 40 minute drive. Thankfully I did not get car sick!

The "Princess" she spoke of was actually just a little baby. At first I was afraid she was gonna upchuck on me or something, but she didn't. She was actually kinda cute. She let me sit in her special little seat even!

Then we sat on the couch and talked for awhile. She's kinda quiet...just makes a few "coo" and "goo" noises......

But she is pretty sweet....

I felt an overwhelming urge to protect her......AND I was a little hungover, so the nap felt good.

All in all, it was a pretty nice visit.
Charlotte in Pa, 8:35 PM | link | 1 comments |


Finally, we have something to do (besides hang out all day at their store)! I heard the female talking on the phone and it sounded like we're going to go see "A Princess" today. I saw her camera bag in the car, so I'm sure there will be some pictures of me with this supposed "Princess". I just hope she doesn't think if she kisses me I'll turn into a Prince. That is the lamest excuse I've ever heard to lay a little sugar on me. Seriously, all you have to do get me drunk and you and kiss me all you want!

Depending on the weather (huh? I thought I was in "sunny CA"!), we might be going here tomorrow. I heard the female talking to the male about taking "the Beast" with us. You guys aren't going to believe this, but I actually gave that silly canine HAND commands and he obeyed me! ME! A Frog! I'm not sure if I think that's the smartest or the stupidest dog ever. Hand commands...from a FROG!?!?!

So that's the scoop as I know it so far.....stay tuned!
Charlotte in Pa, 12:18 PM | link | 1 comments |

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

I'm here!

Phew! I finally made it. I'm here in sunny California.

CLO'H is here

You would think after all my travels that at least they'd have something for me to drink! But they got nothing at this store of theirs. Sheesh.

Can I get some ice & Jack Daniels in this thing?

There is one really BIG trophy though that they let me climb on. That's kinda cool.

CLO'H with Big Trophy

But then they brought me into their office where they sit in front of the computers and put me on the printer. For some reason, I really don't feel all that safe up here.

Hi, My Name is Moto, what's yours?

Um, something tells me that I need to make sure my jumping legs are working!

CLO'H on printer
Charlotte in Pa, 3:03 PM | link | 4 comments |

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Crazy Legs is about to make the 6th stop on his world tour!

Here is an update of mileage traveled thus far:

Philadelphia, PA to Rocklin, CA - 2786 miles
Rocklin, CA to Seattle, WA - 771 miles
Seattle, WA to Troutdale, OR - 183 miles
Troutdale, OR to Allen, TX - 2112 miles
Allen, TX to Antioch, CA - 1741 miles
Total mileage - 7593 miles

Look at that frog go!
Charlotte in Pa, 2:53 PM | link | 1 comments |

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Dear Diary,

Well, I survived Halloween with The DallasKs.

I hung out with this guy while they took the kids out. What is this crap that Kami handed out? Goldfish, Ritz Bits, and Animal Crackers? Where the crap is the candy? Gawd. Living with health nut people is no fun, but Kami totally snuck in a way cool breakfast the other morning. At least I found the Crown.

I bobbed for apples...

And hung with this thing.

I am off on a jet plane tomorrow to stay with Suzie! I have really enjoyed my time with the K's. I'm so glad that they have just one kid, instead of five, and they don't drink enough, and Kami hasn't smoked one cigarette with me, but she mentioned something about asthma and this time of year or some crap. What. Ever. I hope Suzie has some cigs for a frog.
Charlotte in Pa, 10:42 PM | link | 10 comments |