Kick Ass Week!

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I wobbled into my house through the garage yesterday after a 12 mile bike ride with my honey. I will call him Billy, the slave driver.  My 13 year old son, Sami was planted at his command post infront of his computer. Sami barely looked at us and politely asked, “did you have a nice ride?”

“Some of us did?” Billy was quick to answer.

Let me take you back so we’re all on the same page. Billy asked me early in the morning if I wanted to go with him on a bike ride. He looked so good in his tight biking shorts and jersey so I said, “Yay for a bike ride.” That’s the only reason I agreed.


Billy, Daniel & Sami after completing the MS150 in 2013

On our way out, our son, Daniel called me to let us know that he made it on the Dean’s list for high academics at Texas A&M and qualified to apply for the International Internships. Wohoo for my Daniel! I had to hurry back home so I can blast the news and brag to everyone. Billy’s response was “sweet” and kept going. He was on a schedule and a mission. He took me on short cuts so we can avoid the park. He said there’s too many people and I socialized too much. Imagine that! I rode behind him like a good little woman (I couldn’t keep up). My phone was ringing and my texts were whisteling. I had to keep peddling as I answered our daughter’s call saying she forgot to take her key card to college. Now, we were on a schedule but that still didn’t phase Billy. He was still on his mission.

Ok, I’m thankful for Billy’s persistence and for making me go the 12 miles. The next day, he rode 40 miles on his own. I was surprised that I got invited again but this time the tight shorts didn’t fool me.

Oh, I can’t forget the man who was mowing his lawn in his short shorts and long rubber rain boots, you made the last 6 miles of my ride so bearable.

I drove to Austin again for a deposition. It was a face off of the POA’ cousin Steve’s ex-best friend and ex power of attorney who I’m suing for fraud. The moment to sit across from him in a small conference room was finally here. The poor bastard suddenly lost his memory and couldn’t recall shit. He claimed that he didn’t know what “Fiduciary Duty” was. Never mind his lies, we still kicked ass.

Steve’s POA earned “The Go Go Girl Jackass Award”

I asked my attorney if I could reach across and grab his neck to slap him around, he said “NO”..hmmm..Ok, maybe that’s why I pay him the big bucks. He’s got common sense, he’s awesome and very easy on the eyes.


The Go Go Girl’s team of attorneys. They work as firemen on the weekends.

After the depostion, I met up with couple of true friends in Austin whom I’m so thankful to have in my life, they’ve been my Angels the past year. We had a great dinner, chat and lots of laughter.

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My Austin besties, Velia Sanchez & Nizar Hakiki. Thank you for always listening. Love ya!

We took Mariana’s card key to her and helped move her boxes back to college to start her second semester. Thank God she’s only 30 minutes away. I can surprise her anytime. Maybe not.

And best of all, I got to make my weekly visit to my cousin Mike and dump all my problems on him. He could be a great therapist one day.

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My cousin Mike who needs all our prayers and support. I love you Mikey!

I’m thankful for all the support I’ve gotten recently from Lizzi at Considerings, and for the wonderful and supportive comments from all my bloggy friends. Thank you Clark at the Wakefield Doctrine for offering to post links for me since I’m in Facebook jail again and Mimi from The Magical Mystical Mimi for leaving me one of the kindest comments. I’m also thrilled, honored and so excited that Christine from asked me to write a post for her blog. How much more could I ask for? Life is beautiful.





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  1. You are amazing.
    That’s all.
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  2. Love the advice from your attorney– though it would certainly have been much more fun to ignore it.
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    • Go Go Girl says:

      Haha Aussa! I was itching to do it or at least say something but I honestly can’t afford anymore legal bills..I dream about it, lol..You know how that goes:)

  3. SO HAPPY that you got to kick ass in court. KEEP DOING IT! Go! Go! Manal! WHOOT! *\o/*

    I *love* your reasons for going on the bike ride. At least you got the exercise, right? And getting left to cycle at the back sounds like it improved the view.

    Your kids and friends rock. Wow! You’re having a GREAT week, and I’m so pleased. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    (and start learning those flips to video, by the way…)
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    • Go Go Girl says:

      Thanks Lizzi! I’m hoping for many more good weeks as long as I can kick ass, lol..I have to learn those flips to video (I don’t even know what they are but I have an idea) lots of learning to do.

  4. Work out, kick ass, mom duty, and cousin duty. All in a week’s work. Great energy!
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  5. YAY!! I am THRILLED and HONORED that you will share your faith story with me and my readers Manal!!

    You are TOO funny about the bike shorts wooing you out for the ride!! I am so GLAD you kicked ASS at the deposition!!! You ROCK. And prayers always for Mike…
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    • Go Go Girl says:

      I am sooooo EXCITED about writing the post!! Thank you thank you!! I will get it to you the next couple of weeks. As you can see, I’m not a work out buff..I need lots of motivation and bike shorts are it in this case, lol..

  6. 12 miles on a bike?! Nice job!

    I am going to Austin in February- can’t wait! Although I’m hoping it warms up down there so I’m not leaving one cold spot for another.
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    • Go Go Girl says:

      Kate, Even if it’s cold in Austin or Houston, it’s never that bad compared to the East Coast. Austin is a lot of fun, you’ll love it:)

  7. So excited that court day was a GOOD day!! And hellloooo sexy fireman attorneys! YUM.

    Kudos for the 12 mile bike ride, and congrats to your amazingly smart, ambitious kiddos! Of course, always, prayers for Mike.
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  8. fuuny

  9. I’m breaking my word. I’m reading your blog even though you haven’t met that quota. Oh, you know the quota… yeah… that one! :P Oh, hell. Quota Schmota. Who cares. Glad you and Billy had a great bike ride!

    Now drop and give me 200. Words that is! :)

    • Go Go Girl says:

      You just can’t resist my writing, that why, lol.. I will give you a 1000 today..I’m in a giving mood:)

  10. What a week. I was so impressed with you reading texts and keeping in touch with your long bike ride. Once, (I’m old) in the days BEFORE cell phones, I rode my bike to work (about 13 miles) and back each day. I actually miss it and am jealous you’re doing it…is that weird??
    Also did you know I do an Our Land Series? It’s about empathy and wonder for everybody…in case you would like to submit because it seems your life has one awesome ton of stories… it just needs to want empathy and wonder. Check it out maybe. I think you might be good for it.
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    • Go Go Girl says:

      You CANNOT be older than me Kristi! Actually, I wished I had left my phone at home and next time I will. Thanks for letting me know about “Our Land Series”, I will take a look at it today. Hugs and have a fantastic day:)

  11. The firemen are all yours! I call the the looker playing the guitar! …sounds like a great weekend Manal!

  12. I had to fill in four boxes to comment! Just fyi!! Lol.

    Hey, I’m an attorney and a cop on the weekends! Can I get in on that. Also, no man looks good in bike shorts. NO MAN!!!

    Oh, look, now i have to click an “I’m not a spammer box!” AAAAHHHH!!!!!!!
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    • Go Go Girl says:

      Believe me Don, your efforts on commenting and checking boxes are sooooo appreciated! I can easily add you to my attorney team:) You’re right on the bike short thing. We all laughed about it for a long time before it happened especially knowing how shy the hubby is, lol..we still give him a hard time. Thank you for stopping by Don, the attorney/cop.

  13. Wow—first of all, 12 miles is incredible. Secondly, congrats on kicking ass in the case. Thirdly, if all lawyers looked like those firemen, I would gladly go to every jury duty I am assigned!! Great post, Manal!
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    • Go Go Girl says:

      Thanks Marcia! That’s how I make it through court everytime, lol..I just see the attorney firemen:)
      I appreciate you reading my posts.

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