Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Aforepromised Weekend Update

Let's see. Friday night Tom & I met his friend Lay Kar, who was in town visiting from Malaysia, at this nifty Thaitalian restaurant we've been wanting to try. Tom & I split the chicken curry pizza, which was reeeeaaally tasty. Tom remarked that it was probably actually worth the $15 they charged us for it. So that was nice. :)

Saturday morning we got up ass-early (not so nice) to drive down to San Diego. I had a final exam to take, and then afterwards we went to the beach and to Sea World. We walked the length and breadth of the Ocean Beach pier, which proclaims itself to be the longest pier on the west coast, and though it doesn't really look like it from afar, it's actually quite a hike to get to the end. So we dodged fisherfolks' hooks and held our breath against not just the smelly fish guts but the occasional puddle of urine, and by the time we returned to the shore we were still somehow hungry enough to head off in pursuit of lunch.

After lunch, we made our way over to Sea World. I had a pair of free tickets. Yay for free things!



It was insanely crowded, which I guess is no great surprise for a midsummer Saturday, but I don't think either of us really expected there to be quite so many people there. Anyway, we had a decent enough time, wandering around and looking at the various creatures of the deep. I took quite a few pictures, and some of them even came out well enough to share. ;)

We drove back Saturday afternoon/evening, since there were still plenty of weekend chores to be done. Oh yeah, and the heat wave broke over the weekend as well, much to my delight. It even drizzled a bit in San Diego on Saturday morning! It's been overcast and, while not necessarily cool, per se, much less hot than it has been. So I'm thrilled about that. It's about damned time.

Anyway, that was the weekend. Monday afternoon I headed back southward to start another class (the other reason for driving back up on Saturday, rather than Sunday). It's DNA & Serology this month, which promises to be pretty interesting. We shall see!

4 comments:

Momentary Academic said...

mmmmmm. ThaiItalian. We have one of those in DC. Excellent.

susan said...

It's so good!

madre said...

Wonderful photos! We'll send you a DVD of our family trip there. Good luck with your new class!! XOXO

susan said...

That'll be amusing to see. :) Thanks! xoxo