May 26, 2005

it's so on

An oddly-hectic day today at work. Not much in the way of busy, but more in the way of being hassled unendingly by an external client who doesn't really have their crap together. While I normally eat while sitting in my cube, today I had to escape.

I ventured out onto the lot and found a nice bench near some jasmine trees and just sort of baked for about a half hour. The weather is gorgeous today - sunny, a bit hazy - with a cool breeze blowing. The sun was not too hot, just enough to feel warm in the wake of the cool jasmine-scented breeze. I'm not much for soaking up the sun, but this was pure heaven contrasted against this morning.

As I was walking back to the office, I felt a bit sluggish - thoroughly relaxed by my time in the sun - nowhere near wanting to actually get back to work, so I dropped by the vending machine at the Backlot Cafe and dropped $2.50 on a Red Bull... sweet, delicious, cold Red Bull... the heavenly feeling is extended yet again. Am I ready to get back to work yet? Obviously not.
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Assuming one of us doesn't die beforehand (because we haven't had the best of luck with our individual healths [is this a word, "healths"?] as of late), Erik and I will be heading south for the long weekend to the lovely (I'm sure) coastal city of San Diego. There, lots of Mexican food will be consumed, lots of animals will be ogled, and lots of fun will be had.

I've really only been to San Diego once before - and that was spent seeing David Sedaris & Sarah Vowell speak, eating some Taco Bell, and taking a brief tour of the old Point Loma Lighthouse with my friend David. Other than that, no quality time was really spent seeing the local sights.

Oh, and of course, I've spent some time in Balboa Park while playing Tony Hawk ProSkater.

While I don't think Erik and I will be ripping it up by grinding any rails in Balboa Park (never say never), we do plan on getting outdoors-ey enough to visit the San Diego Wild Animal Park and SEA WORLD!!

I'm excited to no end about this pair of destinations. There are photos of me somewhere from when I was an infant (about one year old), riding in one of those old-school blue amusement park strollers, at my first and only trip to Sea World. I looked mighty happy, considering that I was probably teething at the time.

So while I have no real memories of Sea World, I look forward to seeing some polar bears, and penguins, and manatees, and sharks, and other ugly fish - even possibly dining with Shamu! Plus there are rides. Journey to Atlantis, Wild Arctic, and of course, Shipwreck Rapids. I'm thinking a change of clothes might be in order.

And then there's the Wild Animal Park. I'm just as excited as Erik is to visit with the lorikeets. Plus there'll be elephants and lions and tigers and giraffes and *whew*. It's gonna be hot. Metaphorically and literally, I'd imagine.

Is today over yet? I want the weekend to get here BAD!!!


posted by julie at May 26, 2005 01:47 PM

things people have said

Are you guys going to take the photo safari at the Wild Animal Park? It is amazing you get to hand feed the rhinos and the giraffes and get to ride a truck through the whole park like you are on a real safari. It is so awesome. While you guys go South Brad and I will venture North to Napa so we should have the state covered pretty well between us. Have a ton of fun.

so said: Karin at May 26, 2005 11:42 PM



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