Thursday, April 9, 2009

Stale Marshmallows

I love Easter. But, I just want to know how stale marshmallows, wrapped in sugar, and shaped as chicks or bunnies got wrapped into this season. I just don't see the appeal. No offense to those who love peeps (one of my very best friends absolutely loves them and lets them get even more stale and thinks they're delicious), but I think they are pure evil coated in sugar. I mean, you take a bite and there's such an overload of sugar that you gag it back up and out. Appalling really. And over the last few years they've been creeping their way into other holidays. Stay away! Leave the other holidays alone already. I mean, it's bad enough that you've taken over one. The only redeeming quality about peeps is that you can stick them in the microwave and have them "duel." Other than that........yuck.

Highlights of California Vacation

My friends claim I look like a devil in this picture. Fire, "horns," and a snarl.

Who knew that the elephant was impaling my head? I certainly didn't.

Got a little trigger happy after the ride.

Life is best in 3D. And if you're not sure if you're in it or not, just put on the glasses. Maybe it will become 4D...........Nope, it doesn't.

We like to pose for things.

It's fun playing in water. We would have stripped to our bathing suits and gotten soaked, but we had to stay dry for the bike car thing we rented. Which bike car thing?

This bike car thing. It was frickin' awesome!

A lighthouse adjacent to the cafe on the pier where we ate brunch.

Long Beach is obviously quite long.

There were tons of kite surfers at Huntington Beach.

A lovely sunset taken at the end of the pier at Huntington Beach. I thought the light pole was cool too.

This is outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. They have tons of light poles just lined up waiting to be walked through. Very cool museum by the way.

This sea creature is a mixture of a ray and a shark. I call it a rayshark. I don't know what it's really called, but that's what I have dubbed it. Since it was the touch pool I tried to touch it, but the water was too deep. I had my whole arm in there and still couldn't reach it. Oh well. I've touched a shark before anyway (a baby one). Oh dad, I still want that picture by the way. Thanks.

The seals and sea lions were absolutely the coolest part of the aquarium.

You have to test the bed when you go to a hotel. And let me tell you, these are the BEST beds I have ever slept on. Okay, I take that back. They actually tie with the bed in Todd and Kristy's basement.

Advice from Pepe

There are many idiots in world today. You see them everywhere you go. The wise ones are hard to find, but when you do find them it is totally worth the effort. I have decided to share some advice that I received from a very wise individual, Pepe the king prawn. I received a book stuffed with advice from Pepe for Christmas this last year, and let me tell you, it changed my life. I feel inspired to share with you the some quotes that have influenced me the most. (It's Hard Out Here for a Shrimp, 2008, The Muppet Studios.)

"Life is a party. Don't be the pinata."

"Live each day as if it were your last. Eventually, you'll be right, okay."

"I believe in making a commitment. I just don't believe in keeping it, okay."

"Don't go to a party school. If you don't know how to party by the time you get to college, it's probably too late, okay."

"Getting older is better than getting deader, okay."

"You must find your own style. Be unique. Be yourself. And for the love of prawn, look in the mirror before you go out dressed like that, okay."

"You never need the last rest area until you pass it."

Thank you, Pepe.