Mo's Manic Monday - Play

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to another Manic Monday with Morgen. Don't forget to cruise by MM HQ at It's A Blog Eat Blog World. Today's theme is Play.

The weather finally turned this weekend into something a bit more conducive to the fun and frolics of spring, and we took full advantage of it on Saturday.

We started with a hearty breakfast of waffles, eggs, hash browns, and biscuits & gravy at the International House of Pancakes, because it's the most important meal of the day and we needed our energy.

Next, we popped across the street to check out the appliances at Sears. Then it was off to Barnes & Noble to browse through the clearance racks. And then we spent three hours in Home Depot.

Yes...I said three hours. See, we have some improvement projects we want to do but we haven't really discussed exactly what we want to do yet. So we looked at all kinds of flooring samples, and cabinetry, and paint colors, and other accessories for kitchens and bathrooms.

Then we had lunch at a place called Rock Bottom grill before we headed across the lake to Seattle. We spent a couple hours at the Experience Music Project Museum.

We finished up the day by seeing Iron Man again. It was just as enjoyable the second time around.

And that was our Saturday play day.

My Lakers played well Friday night, and hung on late to defeat Utah 4 games to 2 in their best of 7 quarter final series. Los Angeles advanced to the Western Conference finals and awaits the winner of tonight's game between San Antonio and New Orleans.

Detroit and Boston will play in the Eastern Conference final.

The two night finale of Dancing with the Stars begins tonight!


  1. Janna says:

    I love the picture of the leaping kitty.
    Frolicking is good, freedom is good, and it's especially nice to have a big wide open field all to yourself.

    Three hours at Home Depot???

  1. The sun certainly brings out the spirit of play, that's for sure.

  1. Turnbaby says:

    I totally get three hours at Home Depot--although for me it's Lowe's. Shoot with the new house i'm practically going to be living in Lowe's.

    So glad you got a play day;-)

  1. Matt-Man says:

    Sounds like a great time Travis. Cheers to ya both. Cheers!!

  1. Jamie says:

    The SF Museum looks like a wonderful outing. You picture reminds me of a lyric about the longing for childhood:

    Kitten be found again
    I'll chase you round again
    Free and unbound again
    Just for today.

  1. Julie says:

    Bwhahaahahaha! All "J's" in Mister Linky so far!

    Now Travis! This museum looks so exciting! What hands on things did you and Pam do. Huh? That's not what I meant! Did the you the "pretend to jam on a guitar with hoards of screaming fans."? That sounds fun!

    Happy MM dear!

  1. jennifer says:

    Aww, I'd love to hold the kitty but it looks like it would scratch!

    I have cake posted. Thought you would like to know!


  1. cool day, breakfast is the most important, and you make a good choice of rib sticking food.

  1. sounds good to me, but what about cake?

    smiles, bee

  1. the teach says:

    Travis, you lucky duck! What a fantastic day! We went to the aqarium on Saturday which we really did enjoy! Then had Nathan's hot dogs! :D

  1. DrillerAA says:

    Spending three hours at Home Depot may have seemed like play at the time, but it sounds like it's going to lead to a lot of work in the future.
    Have a great week!

    Looking forward to DWTS tonight.

  1. Sounds like a great day to me! :)

  1. Kidlet and I are going to the Experience Project when we are in Seattle this summer. Looking forward to it!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    3 hours in a DIY store? I bet you were stir crazy when you came out! Mind you MWM could spend 3 hours looking at nails!

  1. You had a jam-packed Saturday. I almost didn't read it all - I got distracted by your breakfast. *grin*

  1. Bond says:

    I would love to see the Museum...I have heard so much about it...

    Three hours in Home Depot/Lowe's used to be the norm for me when i had the house

  1. Travis says:

    Janna: Yup...3 hours!

    Anthony: It does and we get an A for our play!

    Turn: We sure needed it too.

    Jamie: I like that little ditty.

    Julie: Well, the one thing we did was read all the plaques in the guitar exhibit!

    Jennifer: Kitty might scratch, but he'd mean it with love!

    Sarge: And it was quite delicious!

    Bee: No CAKE yesterday, but we might have some this week.

    Teach: I love to go to museums! But we didn't have any hot dogs dangit!

    Drilleraa: Well, since I'm not all that handy, I think it'll end up costing me more money than time.

    CWM: It was!

    Starr: You'll really enjoy it!

    Akelamalu: Actually, we had a great time picking out colors and textures and fixtures oh my!

    Songbird: The breakfast was great too!

    V: You'd like it. I knew Seattle had a rich music tradition, but there's a lot more to it than I thought.

  1. What a fun Saturday Travis. I really liked your breakfast too. Have a great evening. :)

  1. Roger says:

    I love that bounding cat haha.
    Thanks for your input Travis on my banner I think I got all the bugs took care off on it now. Let me know if ya can see it if ya get a chance, thanks bud!

  1. Sounds like a fun and productive day! Happy MM!

  1. Kimmie says:

    Wow Travis...sounds like you all had a fabulous PLAY day! Great MM!

  1. Travis says:

    Sandee: IHOP is one of our favorite places for breakfast.

    Roger: I'll take a look soon!

    Clancy: We slept well Saturday night too!

    Kimmie: It was!

  1. Dana says:

    Aw, wook at the widdle kitty...ain't he cute?

  1. I love doing breakfast, particularly with Charles on the weekend, out on the deck (if the weather permits.) It's like a little slice of heaven. :)