Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday Wackiness

While on campus today I spied a person with an "unusual" tattoo. It was on the back of her upper arm, on a spot where is was most noticable from behind her. It was a great big, nearly the size of my hand, hand grenade. Not army green as you might expect, but mostly red with other colors shaded in.

I am fascinated by tattoos. I don't have any, as I can't think of anything that that screams to me: "Please, please, tattoo me permanently on your body!", but I really wonder about other peoples tattoos and the the thought process they must have gone through to decide that they needed to spend lots of money and experience pain in order to have "fill in the blank" adorning their flesh. I especially wonder when I see a young, attractive, college coed with a huge hand grenade tattooed on her arm. I can't help but think that someday she may regret that tattoo. I would have loved to have snapped a picture, but I couldn't figure out how to do that with out seeming rude. I was also tempted to ask her why she picked that tat, but, once again, I couldn't figure out a polite way to do it. Maybe if I see her on campus again, I'll get up the nerve to ask.

Another funny thing: As I drove out of the parking lot at work tonight I followed a car that had a huge hand grenade sticker on the back window. Is the hand grenade some pop culture image that I don't know about?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Another sushi night...

My friends and I had another sushi party last night.
I think this was the most beautiful sushi we've ever rolled.
And yummy too!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Back to your regularly scheduled vacation pictures!

The kids arriving at the beach.

The beach in Hilton Head was lovely. Seaoats on the dunes. Clean, sandy and water temperature was perfect.

If you swam at the time of day when the tide was low you could feel tons of sand dollars underfoot. You could unearth them with your toes, pick them up, feel their spines move and watch their keyholes open and shut. Very entertaining for this this nerdy biologist type! I also unearthed a cool starfish!

I had a run in with another invertebrate; a jelly fish. Yup, I got my first jellyfish sting. Fortunately it wasn't a man-of-war, just a regular jelly, so the sting wasn't too horrible, but over a week later the itch is still making me nuts!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Trash Day

Just wanted to share what I found on the way to work this morning. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but it certainly is very big and very pink. I also can't decide if its kind of comical, or a little sad. I bet someone once loved the poor guy!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Been disapearing again....

It appears that I have been neglecting my blog again... not for any great reason, other than it's summer and I've been busy with summertime things like hiking and biking and attending the "Twilight Concert Series" on Thursdays, and walking the dog and well, you get the picture. I lost a little time to a sick kid. Matt got a bad a case of tonsilitis; after feeling bad all weekend he woke up on a Monday morning and asked me to take him to the doctor. In addition to the throat symptoms and high fever he was having some strange neurological symptoms (numbness etc.) so the doctor ended up sending us to the ER. The ER doc pumped him full of antibiotics, steroids and painkiller, which had him feeling much better in a couple of hours. He said he never felt so bad in his life. It seemed silly to end up in the ER for tonsilitis,but it was probably a good thing since the IV drugs worked so quickly, and we had plans to leave on vacation on Saturday.

Matt was much better for by the weekend and we had a wonderful week in Hilton Head, South Carolina with my parents, siblings and their families. It's hard to beat a good beach vacation!!!!!!!!

All the "cousins", ready to head to the beach!