So maybe you’ve heard of BOSSY.

Maybe you’re aware that she’s on a month long road trip around the country and is relying on the goodness of her fellow bloggers to put her up and make sure she makes it back home in one sane piece.

If you weren’t aware, there is a blogger named BOSSY who is on a month long road trip around the country and is relying on the goodness of her fellow bloggers to put her up and make sure she makes it back home in one sane piece.

The good blogger who will be putting her up tonight in Indianapolis is named Casey. Oh wait. That’s me.


So here’s the thing. I’ve been following the road trip and am sorry to report that BOSSY may have a hard time here. Of course she’d never say it on her own blog because she’s a classy broad. But she’ll be spending the night on my couch, my small couch with a substantial bar that is probably about seven inches too short to accommodate her height. If she’s really lucky she’ll get an air mattress that will lose air gradually overnight until she’s smothered in a hammock of plastic, flat on the ground. It’s not going to get any better in the morning. I don’t drink coffee. There’s no coffee joints around my house for many a mile (unless you count the seedy convenience store down the street). And when I say house. I mean apartment, graduate student apartment with exercise equipment hanging from the walls.

About the only thing I have to offer BOSSY is running water and my cooking ability. But even my finest of baked good won’t help the situation as she claims she is so full from Pringles and swallowed air from all the gum she chews to keep her awake on the road that she has no desire for any food what so ever. Strike three.

Technically strike three would land me out of the game. But alas, there is a strike four.

BOSSY can’t drink when she drives, and she has written in length about the late night wine she has enjoyed with friends on her road trip. This is strike four, for there is nary a drop of liquor in my house unless you count the tablespoon left over from the whole pecan pie debacle of 2007.


  1. Puree the chocolate cake and put it in a coffee mug. Bossy is so tired she might not notice. The caffine should be the same, right?

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  2. I’m not that far. She can come to my house and drink my wine and I’ll come to your house and eat chocolate cake. Lots and lots of chocolate cake.

    Deal? (I’m short, I’ll fit on the couch. Plus – I actually like sleeping on the floor.)

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  3. And…she’ll blog about it all!

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  4. She will love you! I hope you have a great time!

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  5. what? NO COFFEE???? seriously???
    i ENVY you.

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  6. And you will make up for it all with your witty humor and graciousness. 🙂
    She’ll be thrilled to stay there with you, as would anyone.
    Though, I must say that the pureed cake doesn’t sound half bad in lieu of coffee.

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  7. But wait!

    You can have all this curly hair bonding experience. That’s definitely a base hit at least. Maybe she can convert you to embracing your curls?

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  8. I’m sure she’ll be too tired to care love it!

    I’ve been meaning to ask you 2 things:
    1. I need a really good icing recipe (read: good = easy)Where would one find such a thing?

    2. How much icing do you make for a 2 layer cake? I like thick, but not diabetic coma thick icing! LOL

  9. Ok that top line was supposed to read:

    I’m sure she’ll (be too tired to care) love it!

    I’m too tired to type! How do you live without coffee?!?!

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  10. Give Bossy a hug for me! I couldn’t convince her to come to Canada, alas ….

    (I think I have that same air mattress …)

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  11. And I am out of town so she won’t get to meet me. Boo. Strike five. Or wait, maybe that’s a plus. Hey…did you plan it that way?

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  12. When Bossy stayed with us, we didn’t have coffee either, but we took her out to breakfast so she could get her fix.

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  13. It’ll be great, just wait and see. She is so kind, so gracious, and the epitome of Easy House Guest. (But not the sexy-easy, the quiet-and-unobtrusive-easy.)

    Have fun!

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  14. ooooo, this is gonna be goooooood.

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  15. It’s ok, she will be totally distracted from all that by the awesomeness of you AND the moosh.

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  16. You’ve got some shoppin’ to do.

    Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure BOSSY has all of the Starbucks across America marked on a map. Also, this totally would have been worth the drive to Indiana. Why didn’t I plan better?!

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  17. I am sure Bossy had a great time.

    I was supposed to meet up with Bossy in SF…last minute I had to back out. Bummer!!!

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  18. Don’t underestimate the powers of baked goods. Esepcially when they contain chocolate in massive quantities.

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  19. Hope you had fun, I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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  20. well, she’s already gone, but it may help you to know that bossy only drinks decaf coffee. i know, it’s kind of like “what’s the point?”

    but really, it’s decaf for the boss lady!

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