Last week we went up to Santa Barbara for The Gorilla's birthday. He wanted to go whale watching and there's a great boat called the Condor Express that goes out from the Santa Barbara harbor every day at 10am.
We went up the night before and stayed at Bacara (I've always wanted to stay there, and it was lovely) and then went out to watch the whales the next morning. I had really low expectations. We've been on two different whale watching boats over the years and never saw any whales. (Really.) But if nothing else, we were with friends on a boat for the day.
Color me surprised when we saw dozens and dozens of dolphins, a handful of sea lions, and 6 or 7 of the most beautiful whales. Maybe just maybe I cried when I saw my first whale. Maybe only possibly I cried when we sale the momma whale and her baby beside her.
This week on the HH facebook page I shared a new trend that most of you were NOT on board with and a shirt I bought on sale that most of you were. We also talked about paying compliments and finding your people. The conversation is always fun on the HH facebook page.
For your weekend reading pleasure:
- Well this is basically amazing. Whenever I feel like I don't have enough resources or creativity or time or space, I should remember this. People's creativity - not to mention working beyond what others might consider obstacles - never cease to amaze me. Man with cerebral palsy paints using a typewriter.
- Because I write on the internet, and because that involves opening yourself (willfully or not) to all kinds of comments and critiques, I thought this was interesting: I wrote an article about marriage, and all anyone noticed is that I'm fat.
- What I do not find funny even a little bit: People of Wal-Mart or any other such humor. I think it's repulsive and mean. Thoughts on 'People-Watching' and Kindness. "Other people don't exist for our entertainment."
- Do you have a fingerprint word? I do. I say "amazing" (see first links up there) and call people "cuckoo pants" far too often. I probably have more, but maybe you'd have to ask my friends. While we're on the subject, have you noticed that everyone and their dog is saying "wheelhouse" now? As in, "that's totally in your wheelhouse!" That word is everywhere right now, or is it just me?
I'm away for a few days resting and writing with friends.
Happy weekend to you!