Spring Break has come to a close, we returned from Mexico on Sunday and jumped right back into school and work. Our time in Puerto Vallarta was unbeatable. I was really able to unwind and enjoy just being in the sun, breathing in the sweet jungle air and having so much fun with an amazing group of friends. We spent the first couple of days just hanging around our condo, making frosty drinks (including some with fresh-cut coconuts from the surrounding palm trees), playing in the pool and just relaxing. Then we ventured into Bucerias, a small little beach town, for a day of haggling with vendors and beers on the beach. Our final day was spent in Puerto Vallarta. We found a good place to hang out with cheap buckets of corona and spent much of the daylight, you guessed it, soaking up sun, drinking coronas and playing in the ocean. That night we had delicious cuban food for dinner and then headed out for dancing. I had the most fun I've ever had a dance club, it is not usually my scene. This is only a brief summary of our Puerto Vallarta experience, but you get the jist. Simply add some counter-top dancing, a beer chugging contest, an encounter with the Mexican police, evening walks past crocodile ponds, fun trips to a Mexican MEGA-store, water volleyball games, afternoon naps in the sun, clam juice beverages for breakfast, being rear-ended in our rental car, gourmet home-cooked meals, crazy birds that sound like car alarms and some sweet tattoos and you begin to get the picture.
According to the West Seattle Blog, the Mayor(hizzoner) is declaring war on potholes. The streets are so bad up here that I had to buy a tougher bike for my daily ride to school as the rims were getting bent on my road bike. Whenever we are returning to Seattle from a trip we can tell when we are getting close because the car shakes so much it wakes up the dog and anyone else napping in the car! The article also features a really funny clip from a show called "Almost Live," it is a sketch comedy show kind of like SNL but is local to Seattle. If you've ever driven through Ballard, Seattle's little scandinavian neighborhood, the video clip will REALLY make you laugh!
Hizzoner to Declare War on Potholes
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Hank, the chihuahua we were fostering, has moved on to a better place, literally. No, he wasn't put to sleep. He is now with a woman who specializes in rehabilitating traumatized dogs. Rach and I do not have the knowledge, or time, it takes to make a dog like Hank adoptable. He was very antisocial and bit hands often, not that being bit by a chihuahua really does any damage but it's still not a quality one looks for in a pet. So we swapped Hank out with a dog that is SO adoptable. His name is Miki, he's half chihuahua, half pot-bellied pig (chubby, snores and oinks). He is VERY social, so much so tht he is stnading on my kyeborad as I wrtie tihs. Guess the keyboard is stealing the attention he craves so much. He is already a great companion and I can tell that it will be hard for us to give him up when he finds his permanent home. If you are interested in adopting this little pork chop, shoot me an email and I'll let you know the details, we are in the Seattle area.
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People love to tell jokes and stories while at sea, it heps pass the time. Over time some transform from complete fiction to the status of urban legend. The person telling it swears that it ACTUALLY happened to a friend of a friend. I remember hearing this one when I was an impressionable young squid...
Believe it or not...this is the transcript of an actual radio conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. The Radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on Oct. 10, 1995.
US Ship: Please divert your course 0.5 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
CND reply: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
US Ship: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert your course.
CND reply: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course!
US Ship: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CORAL SEA, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!!
CND reply: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
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As my workload at school ramps up, I finally have a workspace that I am really, really comfortable in. Rachel has helped me convert one of the basement rooms into a creative oasis, complete with obnoxiously lime-green wall!! I picked up the drafting table on craigslist for $100, it is nice and sturdy, the very first day I had it together I immediately sat down and sketched for almost five hours straight. It is truly amazing what having a good work surface can do.
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