Aloha! I’m back from vacation. I walked into my apartment at on Saturday morning (felt like Friday night to me) and was greeted by two ecstatic kitties who had definitely missed me. In fact, the chatty one hasn’t stopped talking to me since I got back. She even talks while I’m sleeping. Evidently as long as I’m in the room she’ll talk to me whether or not I’m awake to listen.
Here are some things I saw or learned while away on holiday:
1 – Any vacation that starts with a root canal can only improve. My tooth is fine. Now. It was not fine to begin with. I now know WAY more about root canals than I ever did before and I can only be profoundly grateful that my first (and let’s hope, only) experience with that particular crisis happened when dental technology was so far advanced. It was a surprisingly easy experience. Really.
2 – Dropping one’s camera in the Pacific, even if it’s only for 2 seconds, is a surefire way to end up without a camera for the rest of your vacation.
3 – Teach my mom to hula and she’ll go to town. If you’re ever at the
4 – Fish tacos taste better in the Pacific than they do in
5 – My aunt has a new crush on Eddie Izzard. Our visit was deep in the heart of the Season of Eddie. It was hilariously very like the years of my own childhood when I would talk about Laura all the time, my pal, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Many Eddie references.
6 – I saw a monk seal – without knowing there are only 1500 left in the world. He was napping on a beach, looking quite a lot like a big round heap of sand. He flipped over now and then to toast different parts of his bulk, but I never saw his eyes open. I was quite taken with his little mossy green face. He was not an athletic-looking seal (the moss on his face was a giveaway there), but he could snooze like a champion.
Other updates – and possibly photos – to follow in the days to come.