Cloud Nine

Posted on Mar 31, 2008. 5 comments

My favorite fraking show returns friday, April 4th at 10pm on the Sci Fi Channel. If you're really, really into BSG , there are two concerts in LA by the composer (and former member of Oingo Boingo!) Bear McCreary, hosted by everyone's favorite messiah complexed megalomaniac Giaus Baltar (see my BSG/Giaus haiku here). Older episodes of Battlestar Galactica are being rebroadcast in Hi Def on Universal HD if you need to geek out on old episodes in Hi Def. Myself? I'm hoping HD DVD format wins in the alternate BSG Universe. Yeah.
We're recovering from a three day whirlwind Southern California tour. We met up with the Perl Goddess Fam (Mr Purl Goddess lent me Snow Crash, the best book I've read in the past decade. Two points, it was so good in part because it was based on a graphic novel, and two how in the world did I miss this novel when in was released in '92? That was the height of my sci fi reading. Ok three points. Now I totally get the steampunk/cyberpunk movement on Boingboing. Maybe the cyberpunks will get on board and mod their useless HD DVD Players for the future).
Back to our trip, we visited with the Perls who were vacationing in San Diego.
Our first stop was Seaworld which I enjoyed very much. Maya in particular enjoyed the whipped cream available for sale.
Watching the Killer Whales was a powerful and awe inspiring experience. I have seen commercials and pictures of performances but being there in the moment was really special. I did not however like the trainers hugging the whales, I felt it was akin to hugging a tiger. Otherwise? An amazing and affecting experience. Also the Atlantis water ride was totally awesome even if Col. Shepherd was no where to be seen.
We stayed the night at the Catamaran Resort which was lovely and beautiful, and reminded me of my honeymoon in Hawaii. (Have I mentioned lately I'd like to go back)? We ate dinner at the Big Kahunas which boats the burger with the same name as seen in Pulp Fiction. Of course I had to eat the burger. I plan on jogging this week, not that it'll help my over consumption, or the fact that I feel like the 50 Foot Woman.
If I were feeling fiesty with my bad 50 foot tall self, I'd most likely attack other people's yarn stashes. Roberta, I'm looking at you.
Finally the capstone on our weekend was seeing the Wiggles in concert!
Maya was beyond herself with excitement as you can see. And by Maya I mean DADDY.
We entertained ourselves pre concert by guessing what the Wiggles contract rider would be. We came up with Rosy Tea, Fruit Salad, Vegetable Soup, Milk, Inflatable Bounce Houses, Feathers for tickling, cricket equipment, and a whole lot of hilarity. Benny Bandicout was there, Katarina, Anthony, Jeff, Sam, Murray, and Captain Feathersword. Mommy and Daddy had a blast and decided it was the best concert we've been to since seeing Nina Simone on '02. And with that I'm off to make empty promises of running 20 miles recover from our vacation. Happy Monday!


  • Posted by monica on Apr 02, 2008

    That looks like so much fun! This fancay coding you did with the pictures rocks!

  • Posted by Carrie K on Apr 02, 2008

    Looks like loads of fun!
    And BSG! Friday! The one sign that TV doesn’t really want to break up with me. (Well that and Law & Order.)

  • Posted by Andria on Mar 31, 2008

    See, in my head, the Wiggles rider totally includes coke and hookers. And someone who has to take all the brown M&Ms out of the bowl.

  • Posted by La on Mar 31, 2008

    Hey! The Tudors started last night and I DVR’d it for ya.

  • Posted by Hilari on Apr 01, 2008

    Glad you guys had such a great time. Are you feeding Maya cuteness pills? Cuz she’s just getting cuter and cuter! And really, that shouldn’t be possible….

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