April 28, 2004

Age Of Aquarium

Today was aquarium day here in Seattle, and it took a whole 1 hour to see the whole thing!

Ok, so we miscalculated and gave ourselves way too much time to travel through the somewhat tiny ocean shrine, but it was fun none-the-less. It's actually a really nice aquarium, and part of it is outdoors which not only helps to enjoy the great weather, but gives the bigger animals a chance to hang out in the sun. Speaking of animals, we saw all kinds of cool sea life, including fish, otters, seals, and fish. Also we saw fish. Oh, and birds.

Anyway, I have many colorful pictures for you to look at, so I hope you enjoy!

Aqaurium: This is the dawning of the Age Of... yeah, I killed the joke. Click the link to view the pics.


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April 27, 2004

Sunny Days

Today, temperatures in Seattle went into the 80's, making it the perfect day to ride to the top of the space needle. As usual, I have pictures...

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Here is the city with Mt. Rainier towering in the background...

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Here's a shot looking straight down from the space needle...

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The red arrow is pointing to the general area of our apartment. The city is just out of view to the right...

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I don't know what this means. Karen thinks 'no begging,' while I guess 'no married cows'

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April 25, 2004


Thanks to Chef Monkeywerks, I can't get this image (and sound) out of my head...


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April 23, 2004

Spreading The Word

This is pretty late notice, but I wanted to spread the word for Andy's 24 hour comic challenge. He'll be doing a 24 page comic, drawn and written in a 24 hour time period, starting tomorrow (Saturday) at noon (pacific time) and ending Sunday at noon.

Chase will be in for a 24 hour video, as will I, to be written, shot, edited, and completed in 24 hours, and has to be 12 minutes long.

Karen will be writing a 24 page paper in the 24 hour time period.

Anyone is welcome to join, regardless of what coast you're on. I know we're all going to need every second of the 24 hour period, so sleep will not be an option.

Good luck!

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April 22, 2004

Back To Safeco

The A's were in town for four games, and Karen and I went to see three of them. Today was particularly nice because it was an afternoon game, and the sun was shining brightly. It's just too bad the Mariner's lost horribly, losing the lead in the first 10 minutes and never getting it back. The grounds crew tried to pep up the crowd, however, by doing a little dance between innings, which was pretty entertaining...

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I also can't get enough of the ballpark itself. I especially like the view of downtown Seattle, right from the seats...

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Almost as good as the view of a full bowl of Dippin Dots. Mmmm...

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The Mariner's are out of town until May 4th, but I have a feeling we'll be back to watch them play. If only the food were as cheap as the tickets...


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Page 23, 5th Sentence

I wanted to take part in this, however the closest book I had is only 16 pages long, and contains only the word 'hug.' So I'll just post that much.


Hug, Jez Alborough

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

(Via: 1, 2, 3, 4)

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April 20, 2004

What Noise Does A Chicken Make?

Karen and I went off to a Seattle Mariners game last night. Ball games are always a blast, especially when the field is within walking distance. We saw the Mariners battle the Oakland A's in a 14 inning brawl that ended any good baseball game should... completely unexpectedly. The following pictures will show this surprise ending in all it's glory.

Also worth mentioning, early in the night Karen asked 'what happens if there's a 14th inning? Do they have a second 7th inning stretch?'

Well our question was answered, as they did, in fact, have a 14th inning stretch. They also had a 13th inning jig, which we danced our hearts out to, but didn't make it on the big screen (the little girl in ther row directly behind us did, though)

Anyway, only a few pics here, but take a look:

Seattle Mariners: For 10 bucks a ticket, how can you not love it.


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April 19, 2004

Ponder, If You Will

I'm curious to know what you think of this.

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April 15, 2004

Foodnetwork Glorious Foodnetwork

This will make for a very entertaining weekend.

April 23, 24, and 25!


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April 11, 2004

Sunny Rays On Bunny Day

From what I can remember, this is the first time I have spent Easter away from my family. I remember meeting my grandmother in Rhode Island or southern Connecticut for brunch when I was younger. More recently, I remember just being with my family and enjoying the thoughts of spring around the corner, while indulging in mounds of chocolate. With all that's been going on lately, however, I neglected to realize this weekend was Easter, and plans to travel home came one week too early- thus, Easter this year would be quiet, and generally less heartwarming.

That is, until Alex and Skyler graciously invited the group of us to their Easter celebration, helping to bring a little bit of home to us after all. We set out in the morning for the ferry to take us across the sound to Bainbridge, where we would meet Skyler and Alex's mother. We then headed off to her home, tucked away on a nice private back road, complete with a small farm and fire-bearing neighbors. We relaxed in the 80° weather, ate some great food, and took a late day walk on the beach before catching a sunset ferry ride home.

The day was beautiful, the company was fantastic, and the sunset was amazing. Take a look for yourself, and bask in the glow of....

Easter 2004!

Also, I must note the quote of the day: "Wow, I didn't realize how quiet it was until they turned off the flamethrower." -Liz


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April 07, 2004

Driving and Owen

We just flew back to Seattle, and boy are my arms tired!

But seriously folks, my arms are tired, as is the rest of my body. It was another long drive across the country, ending with what seemed like a flight around the world three times, but my favorite world traveler and I made it back to Bellevue Ave safe and sound, and ready to sleep. All in all, the trip was fun, though, as we got to see many people, and spend some time with family before we head off to Osaka in May.

Also in our travels, we made a pit stop in Baltimore, Maryland, to visit my sister Carrie, her husband Sean, and my new nephew Owen. Of course, we brought the camera, and took a whole bunch of pictures which have been divided into two glorious catagories:

Cross Country... Again: Take a look at the adventures Karen and I had driving back East, including a random Starbucks, an incredibly well bahaved kitty, and what I'm certain was some form of tornado.

Owen Patrick Gahagan: See my nephew taking after his uncle, and doing what he does best... a whole lot of nothing.

More pictures of Owen can be found by visiting Carrie's site, Hey!


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April 01, 2004

Something's Fishy

In lieu of In preparation for our upcoming adventure in Osaka, Japan, my mom created these as a nice segway into mine and Karen's new sushi diet:

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They are twinkies, wrapped in green fruit roll-ups, and topped with tiny M&M's and coconut.

By far, the best sushi I have ever tasted. Thanks mom!


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