Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mother's Day and Randomness

I've spent the better part of the last two weeks writing like a mad woman. I had a full length screenplay to whip out, a 30-page short story to rewrite, a 17-page research paper to finish, and all the rest of my regular coursework, feedback on friends' writing, and the usual stresses of drunken friends, creepy guys in class, creepy guys online, party planning... I'll stop before I bore you!

Mother's Day, however, was lovely. I don't think I could have asked for a more perfect day with my mom. We went to the beach and relaxed in the sun before getting ice cream and strolling on the wharf. Here are some of the highlights!

We all look pretty retarded, but at least we all managed to fit into one shot. My younger brother was missing, but the rest of us still had a great time with our momma

The crowded beach -- lots of other families had the same idea, it seems!

And I will just say it now without any statistical proof, but California must be having a baby boom. We saw more little kids and babies on the beach than I can ever remember. They were literally everywhere! But no, I don't have pictures of strangers' children to support this. You creeper.

When I was small, walking on this wharf was always a great feat. The tips of my sandals used to get caught in the between spaces of the boards and I vividly remember falling, glimpsing the water far below, just waiting to suck me up! I'm sure I threw many tantrums until either I got bigger or the cracks literally did get smaller. At any rate, I had every right to be frightened -- check out this hole!

Beautiful seawater

Our famed kelp forests

Wonder what he or she's looking at?

Apparently this is all the rage!

Juvenile California gull

I thought this pigeon had such pretty orange eyes!

We came home and had dinner, then a delicious dessert that my mom had lots of fun making and decorating.


Teyla is my mom's fifth kid, and she also enjoyed Mother's Day!

The next weekend we celebrated my older brother's birthday. As in the picture above, it's not a party unless the Toot is there!

Teyla watches my brother open presents

And now for something completely random. I love Ghost Hunters, and Dave Tango always keeps things entertaining. Not only do I love his ever-fluctuating eyebrows, but moments like this make the show so very beautiful:

Was He French?

And... a clip of Chee Chee watching my brother train our horse Houdini.


And finally, the grand finale. This is one of those pictures that I probably shouldn't put on the internet. No, I have no memory of what I was doing (aside from imitating a certain someone who shall remain unnamed and no, it's not Christian Bale) and the whole scene is so confusing that I think it's art. It also showcases my sexiness.

It kinda looks like John Connor is giving me a "WTF?!" look

To all the mom's out there: Happy late Mother's Day!

Mackenzie's Momma -- The Titanic Artifact Exhibit is definitely awesome, and congrats on your new job! Woo hoo! How do you find the time to be a mom, a student, a fan, and work?!

Tracie -- Trader Joe's! One of my favorite stores! :) That really sucks that they don't have any in Utah. :( I'll probably see the Pink Umbrella Man when I'm downtown tomorrow... If I do, I'll snap a picture for you... and I'll see if I can find where the vampires have been hiding, too. ;)


Tracie said...

Aw, that looks like so much fun. I love Seagulls. Good thing they are the state bird of Utah. Those are excellent pictures.

Yes , it does Suck that there's no Trader Joes here. Utah has strange Liquor rules. I even drive 2 hours for Lottery tickets now. When I lived in CA I bought maybe two in the two years there. Weird.

I hope to see a picture of the Pink Umbrella man...Thanks!

Mackenzies Momma said...

Looks like you had a great mothers day weekend. Wish I'd been able to do more(though I *did* get to see the new Star Trek saturday night that weekend and the only thing I will say is this- I totally loved the seat I had ;) {it was the 'sheldon seat' with the perfect acoustics and view and everything})

as for balancing everything- I'm working on a 30 hour day(eventually I would like a 36 hour day but that might be pushing it ;) ). Actually its a very fine balance of everything and sometimes even I end up loosing it a bit. Like this last week when the wee one was sick and would barely let me work on homework.