Tuesday, May 29, 2007

She's got a 20-sided die, I've got a +5 mallet of geek

Meredith has been sick with pneumonia, and after weeks of 'taking it easy' she was bored out of her mind with sitting in bed. So I convinced her to try a little bit of World of Warcraft. Meredith is not a computer gamer (The Sims and wii, notwithstanding), but I figured it would help pass the time.

Warcraft is powerful magic for making time pass.

After climbing the initial learning curve, she took to it quite strongly. Almost too strongly. I fear we'll be having this conversation soon.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Shoreline, originally uploaded by ScottyJ.

From the deck of the Aquarium.

Moon Jellyfish

Moon Jellyfish, originally uploaded by ScottyJ.

Sun Fish

Sun Fish, originally uploaded by ScottyJ.

These things are really weird. Their eyes look like giant human eyes.

Snoozy otter

Otter, originally uploaded by ScottyJ.

Pig Pile of sleeping otters.

Otters, originally uploaded by ScottyJ.

Jellyfish U-turn

MontereyAq-9890.jpg, originally uploaded by ScottyJ.

Jelly fish

MontereyAq-9896.jpg, originally uploaded by ScottyJ.

Sylvan on the lookout

MontereyAq-9899.jpg, originally uploaded by ScottyJ.

Maybe he's looking for pirates? Maybe he's looking for second lunch.


MontereyAq-9915.jpg, originally uploaded by ScottyJ.

We went on the school camping trip, but only just barely. M has a bad cough (bronchitis or something) and as feeling pretty lousy, so drove to Sunset Beach, just south of Santa Cruz, and set up camp. Then Meredith and I drove to a nearby hotel and got a room. The kids got to camp with their friends and she got a nice warm, dry place to sleep. The following day we packed up and went to the Monterey Aquarium and saw lots and lots of really cool stuff. Otters of varying types, jelly fish by the hundreds, and of course, fish. Photos to follow...

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Brief note: Today was I took the kids on the back of the motorcycle for the first time. Just a little ride, up and down the street. They both loved it. :)

Two notes: Zelia fits Meredith's gear pretty well. Sylvan it too big for it. Kids grow fast. Especially ones that eat as much as they do.

That reminds me. Last night while we were cooking dinner, Sylvan decided that ten minutes was too long to wait. So he made a PB&J sandwich. Five minutes after that, he was hungry again so he made another. Then he sat down to dinner and ate more than anyone else (after Zelia). I need to start buying primate chow in 150lb bags and just shoveling it into his computer room.


We are going camping! School fieldtrip, camping and aquariums! Pictures to follow.