Saturday, July 14, 2007

Mr. Wrigley's Spearmint Island

I consider myself a Californian so it's bewildering why I've never been to Catalina Island until now. A few weeks ago, I took the ferry to this island 26 miles off the coast of Southern California. The Pacific Blue... What a beautiful island.

The result of the fires that happened a few months ago. It only affected 10% of the island, up in the mountains.

Going green; you can see how the trees are slowing coming back to life.

Took a touristy adventure through the island to see the bisons. Aaaah... Look mom, there's the prairie cow!!!

Zane Grey Hotel. Where I stayed. Kick ass pool. Highly recommend.

The mountain view.

Look out upon the Myriad Harbour. The ocean view.

A Life Aquatic. Took a semi-submarine boat tour in search for nocturnal creatures. I couldn't catch it on photo's but the marine phenomenon of bioluminescence was the highlight, just magical.

Here's what it looked like slowed down a thousandfold.

Always on guard, here's my boat docked, patrolling Avalon.

Oh yeah, Happy Bastille Day.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hell on Wheels

Frosty's Rollerskate Birthday was earlier tonight at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale. I was very apprehensive about having to rollerskate again. The last time was in junior high school and I do believe that in each of the only two times I went in 8th grade I had managed to sprain both of my ankles; the left on the first time, the right on the second time... I never bothered to go again.

The rink had a very Roller Boogie feel to it, a lot of disco and a lot of serious skaters, showing off really fancy moves.. fluid, swift, sort of like the cadence of a flow yoga class. I started very slow, I might as well been crawling at first. Then the referee, (he was also the one who rented my smelly skates) told me to just look up. Whoa. And that made all the difference.

As I loosened up a bit and sort of improved (was still too scared to go in the middle with the advance skaters though), it got so much fun (I didn't even mind the music) and got a really good workout from it. I felt spry on the feet and was glad I tried something that hasn't been kind to me in the past. One warning though: do try to avoid their cherry and strawberry slushies, pure sugar and hardly any ice! Totally gross, the complete opposite of deliciousness.

Birthday Boy and his gal pal

w/ Jenny during the "Couples Only" song

Sexy Jenny

w/ Maura... now I'm really having fun. The fear of falling on my ass (or face) is slowly fading away...

My favorite song for the last week or so - Taken by Trees' Lost and Found.mp3

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Bu'

TED and her golden stick...

Too flat for Jeannie to paddle out...

Ran into Nina, Spanky and Travis...

TED and Chad sliding side by side...

After chowing down on delicious fried evilness at Malibu Seafood, we made our way home and encountered this kick ass couple on their kick ass custom bike, hip hop music blaring for all of PCH to hear. Nice Sunday for a ride... they made our day.