after several years of the same old look and many months of neglect, i thought i'd come back and give my blog a little tlc! so here i am, with a new look and hopefully new and consistent entries. i know my readers (all 5 of you!) must be very excited. it's quite nice to have internet again, but not only that, it's even better having a computer that works to go with it.
it looks like my last update was in may, nearly 4 months ago--summer has come and gone, and fall is now upon us. it was such a busy and exhausting summer--i don't even know how many days i had off. it seemed like i was always working about 10-day stretches between the two jobs. and sandwiched in between being on the island and working at the aquarium, i went to two weddings in vegas, and was a bridesmaid in one wedding in pasadena.
my time on the tallship was incredibly amazing: taking kids snorkeling and tidepooling...making just the tiniest bit of a difference in the kids' lives...seeing blue & fin whales, tons of dolphins, mola mola, an elephant seal, leopard sharks, guitarfish, hundreds of stingrays, being up close to bison...sleeping under the stars...jumping off the boat and swimming in catalina waters...getting a nice tan...hiking and seeing awesome views...learning how to sail and crew a 130' tallship...and so many more wonderful experiences. the sailing season is coming to an end, and my last trip out to the island will be the first week of october.
some other things...
-bridesmaid in alicia's wedding in tahoe this weekend
-going to INDIA (!) for resh's wedding in january! (it will cost me an arm and a leg, but i've been itching to travel, and it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to go to an indian wedding IN india. plus, it's resh's wedding. how can i miss out on that?)