Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I don't have bad days very often. I have days that are not great but not seriously bad. Yesterday was a BAD day. I have a tendency to keep my emotions bottled up. So every once and a while, I break. Yesterday was a breaking point. But I don't really want to dwell on yesterday. I want to talk about today and all the opportunities that I can see now. First thing, I got a decent night's sleep. Which almost never happens. Second, I wasn't woken by nightmares. Lately I have been having nightmares, plane crashes and psycho killers. I have no idea why but they are starting to worry me. But last night I was so tired that I can't remember my dreams. Which can be a really good thing. Mostly, I woke up with a determination the it is a brand new day and that it is going to be a good one. I get to have lunch with my two very best friends who have mended their friendship with each other. That makes me ecstatic. I am looking at the world thinking even though it's cloudy today it's a beautiful planet we live on and we are lucky to be here. No matter what religion or science you believe, the human race is lucky to be able to live on this planet that suits us so. There is so much beauty in even the ugliest things. I saw a Black widow Spider on Saturday. It was gorgeous. If you think about the bad all the time you are bound to break. You must look at the bright side to stay sane. That is my motto for today. Today is wonderful.
Monday, August 15, 2011
I love baseball. For a girl, I’m a huge fan. When I was little, my dad used to let me stay up late to watch the end of the games. I eventually learned the game and my dad and his only child got to bond. Now I usually watch for the hot athletic guys. And the game of course, mostly the guys though. Since the Seattle Mariners never come through in a tight squeeze, I don’t usually root for my home team. Unless they are doing well, then it is my duty. Last year I was rooting for the Giants. I really like their pitching. Particularly, Tim Lincecum and Brian Wilson. Both very hot men, not to mention great pitchers. Lincecum is from Western Washington and has girly hair. He is tall and lanky but for some reason I find him adorable. Brian Wilson is a closer and can usually be identified by his famous beard. But behind that beard is an incredible personality. One of his famous quotes is in an interview after he got fined for his orange cleats when asked about it he said he had "too much awesome on his feet." That is just one on the funniest quote from this blue-eyed athlete. Baseball is just about the only sport I can watch regularly on TV. I like football but it just isn’t the same. I love rooting for the underdog and I hate the Yankees. The Yankees to me feel like the cool jock kids in High School who always got everything they ever wanted. But I do love Derek Jeter. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for him to hit his 3000th hit. He just seems like a nice guy. A-Rod on the other had just seems sleazy. When he left Seattle for Texas he should have just come out and said it was for the money. It was obviously for the money but he just kept denying it. There’s so much more I could cover. I could talk about baseball all day.
Monday, August 8, 2011
On Saturday I went whale watching in the San Juan Islands. It was a really cool experience. I'll start at the beginning. I am in the middle of pet sitting season. The first week in August is always really busy. So I had to get up at six to walk a dog forty minutes away from my house. I did not sleep very well the night before, I think I got around three hours of sleep. My friends picked me up there and we went to Bellingham to check in at 9:30. As we were in line to check in, my best friend leaned down to whisper "I hope to God there's no kids on this boat." (I love kids... my best friend doesn't.) No such luck. Soon around ten sugared up children boarded the boat. The fact that I had very little sleep the night before had put me on edge and the kids were already pushing my buttons by being boisterous. At 10:00 we left the harbor. The tour guide started telling us all about the islands and how they got their names and nice little stories about them. My best friend’s boyfriend noticed that they were serving beer and wine and started drinking. About two hours into the boat ride, we saw some porpoises. Another hour later I was starting to worry about the fact that I had not seen any whales yet. The kids were now running all around the boat unsupervised and I was wondering where their parents were. And it was cold. And my friend’s bf was getting a little tipsy. Finally three and a half hours into the trip the captain came on the loud speaker and told us the whales were at twelve o’clock. Everyone got their cameras and ran to the top deck and there they were. Little tiny dots. Tiny, tiny dots. I was now very worried. But soon we got closer. It was amazing. Beautiful Orcas. Huge dorsal fins in and out of the water. There’s a law that says you have to stay 200 yards away from the orcas but they can come to you. Only one came close enough to really see. It was a young one. Very cool. Then we got to see some breaches. Spy hops, tail smacks. Totally worth it. The captain came on the loud speaker again and told us we had to go home and I was so sad. And tired. The tour guide’s microphone stopped working and I was kind of glad because it was much more quiet. Even the kids had settled down for a minute and I started to fall asleep. But as soon as I drifted off this little girl ran past me and bumped into me. Never even said sorrily. So I went down to the bottom deck and camped out at a table and soon stared to drift off again. Same little girl came through the door and slammed it. All together she woke me up a total of five times. I totally understand that I was on a boat during a family experience but I did not once see this girl’s mother watching her. I mean we’re on a boat in the water with tiny rails. She could have fallen off at any time. We finally got back to Bellingham and the captain asked us to clear the right (starboard* I did learn a lot on this trip) side of the boat. But a guess who didn’t listen. The little girl. She was in the crews way the whole time. I was glad to be back on solid land. My best friend’s bf was drunk by the time we got back and promptly fell asleep in the car. All and all it was awesome. I saw gorgeous creatures who are very majestic. I also learned I am not ready under any circumstances to have children.