Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Glamorous Side

This is me, the one on the right. Big arms and all. Of course, those are just muscles.

As you can see, my table mates and I had a wonderful time at the American Heart Association's Heart Ball on Saturday, February 2. I even danced!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Fun with big Dick and Jane

A couple of years ago, I bought a compilation of Dick and Jane stories so I could read them to Maggie Rose. Obviously, it's not a very diverse book but still cute. Yesterday, I was reading the book to a precious baby boy and while flipping through, stumbled upon the following.

Look, Father.
Dick is big.
Sally is little.
Big, big Dick.

I hope that leaves you without any doubt of Dick's, er, health.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Weird habit

I have this really weird habit of taking pictures of beautiful hotel rooms and bathrooms when I take trips. The ultimate goal is to replicate these beautiful views when I can afford to build my "dream" home someday. If not founded in concrete, I can at least let the dream simmer in my imagination. The pictures don't do the bathroom justice. The stone was beautiful.

What a view!

I wanted to share more pictures of Mexico. Also, I keep forgetting to bring my pictures with me when I go home, so I thought this might be a way of escaping some heat if I forget again.

The top picture is a view looking out from a bar at the hotel. The hotel didn't disappoint, looking just like it did on-line.

You can practice your Spanish with this picture. This must have been a high-end preschool. My friend Alice and I peered inside while walking by one day and the children were wearing uniforms. I wonder what a nice preschool costs in Mexcio.

This scene reminded me of what Mexico is "supposed" to look like.

The party boat. You may be able to see me partially behind a pole on the right side. I mustered enough strength to pose for the picture before latching back on to the side of the boat.

And this is me, the ultimate party animal. I look like I'm at Chevy's but we're at a nice, yes, I said nice restaurant called "The Trailer Park." It's so popular, the restaurant is a chain. There are two in Los Cabos. They are even more popular in the United States. :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My Mexican Excursion

Check out this one. Doesn't it crack you up?

"We are taking care of ME for you." Of course, ME was the abbreviation of the hotel, but it's still pretty funny. I look quite natural at a resort, don't I?

The resort was beautiful although slightly geared towards the younger, partying crowd. One of the valuable lessons I learned during this trip is that I apparently do not have sea legs and I can never become rich because doing so would imply the necessity of buying a yacht. Well, I would only see the side of the yacht. That's how I spent the majority of a group outing to see the whales. Although some on the trip thought they spotted a spout in the distance, I was too busy spotting the ocean below me. I became sick twice. On the upside, I did my part to save the whales by, er, feeding them.

In the end, I spent way too much on souveniers and returned almost as pale as when I arrived. My knees were a little tan but that was about it.

One of my most exciting adventures...I did manage to wrestle my hand away from this wooden alligator. Phew! That was a close one.

I finally have a stamp in my passport! Adios!