Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Ok. I was #alltheemotions this day.

On our drive to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I tried calling my Grandma to try to talk to her. I talked to my aunt to see if that would be more stressful to have me calling or if it would be ok, and my aunt said it would be ok to call. I couldn’t get ahold of Grandma, but another aunt was staying near Grandpa’s side and I got ahold of her and she asks me ‘do you want to talk to Grandpa?’ The last I had heard was that he probably wasn’t going to make it, I hardly knew how to process this information. But it is a blessing I will never forget. I got to talk to Grandpa, and tell him I love him. That ended up being the last time I got to talk to him.

My emotions were already all over the place because despite everything going on, I was so excited about going to this aquarium. I had gone when I was kid and always wanted to go back.

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San Francisco- Musée Mécanique

2015-05-31 15.17.27smaller First the sea lions on Pier 39. I will never pass up an opportunity to see sea lions, or sea life. 2015-05-31 15.48.30smaller The Musée Mécanique, I would not have known this museum/arcade was there if Laura hadn’t pointed it out. There were coin operated games that were hundred years old…and they still worked. Continue reading San Francisco- Musée Mécanique

Life and Then Some

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So much life has happened in the last month. So much so, I will be breaking it up into a few posts because I took alot of pictures, and you know I like to share pictures. What started as a trip to see my friends, going to a dear friend’s wedding, going to San Franscisco and Monterey Bay Aquarium, ended up with all of those things happening, but also my grandpa passing away.

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Welcome to Night Vale

What does a live showing of a podcast look like? Like this.

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And this.

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I had no idea what to expect when we went to the live show of Welcome to Night Vale. We dressed up in our purple best and had a grand time. Or as the Immovable Force put it: “I am tired of laughing.” Because really, we were laughing most of the time. It is such a treat to go the theatre, and a geeky event like this? Even better.

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My favorite thing about Night Vale is how it is so different than any other storytelling I regularly enjoy. There were no props, no visual aids, just the performers and their script.

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And Molly Quinn from Castle was one of the performers, which I had not known before she came on stage.

So yes, if you are enjoying this podcast and you have the opportunity to see this show live- go see it.

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Until this morning, the term ‘adulting’ hadn’t really made it into my vocabulary. And then I saw this lady get out of her car, while holding her cellphone up to her ear, holding her coffee in one hand and putting a bouquet of a flowers into her bag with her other hand and walk into the office. In high heels. And to that lady from the offices downstairs- you are adulting.

Twin Lakes


The midget and I took the opportunity last weekend to drive out and do a bit of exploring.

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This is Twin Lakes, one body of water that is divided into Upper and Lower Twin Lakes connected by a little channel. It completely freezes over in the winter to the point that people drive atvs over it to get to the other side of the lake.

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Little peek of the water through the trees and the hills.