Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Big Sur

We took a long weekend & drove up highway 1. This little vacation was long overdue for Justin, who's been working so hard with no vacation for over a year and a half. I bought a new lens which I've been needing for a while now & it came just in time to take with us on the trip. I'm very happy with it. It's a good thing Justin is super into art/photography - he was awesome about me wanting to stop every 15 min. & take another picture. He even insisted on stopping several times when I said I was was too tired cause he knew I'd want the pictures later. Wow, this is a beautiful place. We took a tour of Hearst Castle & went to the Monterey Aquarium, and took a lot of short hikes off right off the road and were blown away by the stunning views. It was super cold/windy but completely worth it. After deleting tons of bad pictures I have exactly 700 left. Here are just a few:

Salmon Creek

Hearst Castle

Elephant Seals - very odd creatures in my opinion. Besides their looks (the little ones are cute but the adult males, VERY ugly) they have a distinct smell, which after a while we figured out must be coming from the mounds of decaying carcases which they indiscriminately cuddle up to. Gross! That's true love (or a bad olfactory system).

There was a cave right on the beach in San Simeon full of thousands of tide pool creatures. These anenomes were bigger than my hand.

17-Mile Drive - This image of this tree is actually owned by some company & you can't make a profit off of any pictures of it. How lame is that - they didn't even plant the tree & it's on national forest property. It's called 'The Lone Cypress'. The new Lexus Pebble Beach is named after the company...seen the commercial?

Monterey Aquarium - my new favorite animal is the sea otter... ok so I don't really like animals but sea otters are pretty darn cool. No matter what they're doing it looks like they're having a blast! The river otters were pretty cute too. The "living art" jellyfish were pretty cool - brainless, spineless, beautiful.


The Coastline


Friday, March 7, 2008

Sunday, March 2, 2008

This is pathetic. I type all day long. I feel like a loser. I've been hating my job lately so I paid to take this typing test and I won't even tell you what the horrible score was (this online test is way easier, of course) but it was so depressing, I could never get any sort of clerical job. I'll be stuck at the county dealing with whack-o's forever (I guess I can't complain about the pay, though).

Justin offered to make me feel better by posting his score. He should keep his day job:

Then Justin out-smarted the test - he may not be able to type fast but that's not what matters if you're good at cheating: