Last month, Scott and Catalina introduced us to Frisbee Golf. We played part of a round at Lagoon Valley in Vacaville.
It’s a relaxing, challenging game of skill and chance. Mother Nature was another player on the green by blowing strong wind gusts into the mix.
Like the game of golf, players attempt to fling their frisbees into a caged “hole”. In addition to trying gain enough air and distance on my disc fling, I’m also trying to aim the disc at the hole standing about 350-400 yards away.
MONTEREY – It’s the last day of our vacation. I woke up at 5 AM and I felt relaxed. Typically, my body senses I slept in and sounds a panic alarm for being late for work. I suppose it will take a day or two before I sync up with my graveyard schedule.
On this vacation, we got lucky with the beautiful weather. We had a blast exploring Cannery Row, the Aquarium and Carmel Valley. I stuffed myself silly on all the fresh, tasty seafood. We got tipsy on all the amazing local wines.
Most importantly, I bowled a 137-point game last night at Monterey Lanes. Bam!
I love Monterey Bay. I wish we could stay longer. This place holds a special spot in my heart because we did our first vacation/working trip in Downtown Monterey nearly 8 years ago. Back then, Cannery Row was still a kitschy tourist trap and the wine region was a hidden gem. Now, thanks to sleek new hotels like the Intercontinental – The Clement, Steinbeck’s waterfront haunt is taking on a classy veneer. Plus, vino fans have discovered the Carmel Valley wineries. I think the heart and soul of Monterey hasn’t changed. It’s a place for fresh ocean breezes, underwater adventures and easy-going hospitality.
I feel refreshed and ready to take on the other crazy day in the newsroom.
This little blog game seems to suit me quite nicely…I miss Europe and I still long for our little flat next to Bond Street.
You Belong in London
A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique woman like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
I found this game on Chewy’s livejournal site. It made me laugh my pants off…almost.
What’s a “tort”?
Main Entry: tort
Etymology: Middle English, injury, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin tortum, from Latin, neuter of tortus twisted, from past participle of torquEre
: a wrongful act other than a breach of contract for which relief may be obtained in the form of damages or an injunction
I loved this movie! I started reading Nick Hornby’s book in bookstores a while ago. (Bookstores are my libraries – I usually could remember where I left off. I’m in the middle of the beginning of Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked.”)
The record store employees from “High Fidelity” reminded me of volunteers at KALX. Hell, several radio volunteers agreed the movie characters resembled them.
Turkey day. Mark baked some pies for tonight’s Thanksgiving dinner. It should be interesting. I’m planning on whipping up a pasta side dish later this afternoon. Still kinda bummed about not spending the holiday with family – but we have each other. It’s our first Thanksgiving as a married couple. Sigh.
Can’t sleep – browsing blogs and I stumbled on this snazzy game on Thong Speed – a blog by a former DC intern.
“How Much Is My Blog Worth?: Inspired by Tristan Louis’s research into the value of each link to Weblogs Inc, I’ve created this little applet using Technorati’s API which computes and displays your blog’s worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.“[from http://www.business-opportunities.biz/projects/how-much-is-your-blog-worth/]
Mark sent me this quiz: The Belief-O-Matic. Some of it I agree with and some of it I don’t. In any event, it’s a quiz that will make you think. How do you think you will do?
“The top score on the list below represents the faith that Belief-O-Matic, in its less than infinite wisdom, thinks most closely matches your beliefs. However, even a score of 100% does not mean that your views are all shared by this faith, or vice versa.
Belief-O-Matic then lists another 26 faiths in order of how much they have in common with your professed beliefs. The higher a faith appears on this list, the more closely it aligns with your thinking.”
1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (79%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (79%)
4. Orthodox Quaker (75%)
5. Reform Judaism (65%)
6. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (64%)
7. Neo-Pagan (62%)
8. New Age (58%)
9. Hinduism (56%)
10. Eastern Orthodox (53%)
11. Roman Catholic (53%)
12. Secular Humanism (53%)
13. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (53%)
14. Seventh Day Adventist (52%)
15. Sikhism (48%)
16. Orthodox Judaism (47%)
17. Mahayana Buddhism (45%)
18. Theravada Buddhism (43%)
19. Jehovah’s Witness (43%)
20. New Thought (40%)
21. Bah�’� Faith (38%)
22. Scientology (36%)
23. Taoism (36%)
24. Islam (34%)
25. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (33%)
26. Jainism (33%)
27. Nontheist (29%)
[I took this shot on my way to Chicago. It’s from the altar at Our Lady of the Snows. It’s on the Illinois border]
We bought a Happy Bunny patches from the Star Trek Convetion. We ironed it onto our luggage. It was damn easy to pick it out from the other black bags, when got off the plane in Ixtapa. Benton’s site claims Happy Bunny is for “advance teens and up.” I’m sure younger kids can get in on all the Happy Bunny fun.