Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BEDA 20: Aquarium adventure.

Yesterday was a pretty laid back, lovely day.

It started with me heading down to a local coffee shop about a block away and meeting with someone from Throwboy. I recently sort of started getting to know them when I dropped by their booth at Emerald City Comic Con, so we decided to meet up so they could give me a bag of their pillows to give away on YouTube in creative ways. So I've got a garbage bag full of fun chat pillows sitting in my room now, just itching to be given to fans. I'm probably going to start doing something with those in the next week or so.

Then Justin had a Groupon for the Seattle Aquarium that expired today, so we hopped in his car and headed downtown. First, however, I found out that MysteryGuitarMan was doing this sticker hunt thing and that one of the stickers was not only in Seattle, bit literally right across the street from the Aquarium. I made Justin do a little detour on Post Alley so I could hunt for it, but by the time I got there, the Seattle sticker had been stolen (why are people such jerks and have to ruin the fun for everyone else?)

Anyway, I took this sad picture in front of where the sticker was supposed to be, tweeted my disappointment, and headed down to Anthony's on the Pier for happy hour. Unfortunately since we were on the Pier, pretty much ever restaurant/bar down there specialized in seafood, so my options were slim for snacks. I ended up splurging on an $11 blackberry cobbler (with vanilla ice cream!) because cobbler is my weakness and I was feeling sorry for myself looking at the other options of calamari (barf) and clam chowder. The bartender also seemed to really like Justin and I, and gave us free shots "on the bar".

Now, I am 23 years old, but I try not to talk too much about drinking because I know I have young fans and I like to keep up the facade that I'm that girl who saves sick children in Guatemala and plays with My Little Ponies in her rainbow colored bedroom (haha) but there is just something so funny about the fact that by the time Justin and I got to the aquarium we were about four drinks in and a little afternoon-sloshy that I'm just going to lay it all out on the table. We called it "Drinking with the Fishes". It made the aquarium SO much more fun.

I hadn't been to the aquarium in years, and I didn't remember anything about it. There were adorable tide pools (where Justin poked a fish and it freaked him out so much he whipped his hand out and got his whole front soaking wet) and this big circular tank that jelly fish just swam around and around and around in, with LED lights making them look cool colors. We caught the sea otter feeding, and I completed my mission of finding fish that looked like Dori and Nemo.

Then the WEIRD thing, was I ran into my good friend Karly! Of all the places to see an old friend -- just so happened she and her boyfriend had a Groupon that expired too. Haha. Anyway, Karly is really into octupus, so we spent a while at the octopus tank, listening to one of the employees tell us all sorts of cool facts about them. Apparently they only mate them on Valentine's Day. Adorable.

Oh, and I did this:
On our way home, our friend Alexander called and tried to convince us to go play Laser Tag with him and Forest, so Justin and I stopped by their apartment rather than going home. Neither of us were in any mood to play Laser Tag really, but we knew we could convince them to do other stuff (plus I knew Tara wouldn't wan't to play, so regardless of whether or not Justin got stuck playing with the other guys, I knew I'd be safe).

We ended up going out for pizza (and more drinks) at this place called the Crocodile, then coming back and playing.. okay I'm going to attempt this. Betrayal at House on the Hill? Betrayal at Haunted Hill House? The Haunted Betrayal at that one House over on the Hill? Hill House Betrayal at The? (The joke became saying the name stupider and stupider the longer we played, because the name is so complicated that even if you're looking at the box it's hard to say).

The evening ended with a few rousing rounds of You Don't Know Jack and another game I can't remember the name of but was kind of like CatchPhrase. I had a blast. I have such little time lately to just hang out with friends (and have it not include working on a large project) so I really appreciate when I get to have evenings like this. :)

Aside from a voice lesson and the filming of a small pickup shot for the Buffy video, I have no idea what my plans are today. I'm excited to find out.

Flights taken: 8
Pokémon team levels: 46-47


Christina said...

Sounds like a ton of fun. I am pretty jealous since I was in school all day.

Jaime said...

That sounds like a blast Kristina! I love days like that, though I haven't had one in a very long time. Summer '11 cannot come quick enough.

Christina said...

"Drinking with the Fishes" hahah, I like it. I'll have to keep that in mind for the next time I'm at an aquarium... whenever that will be. Anyway, sounds like a great day, I'm glad you got some time to relax and enjoy yourself!

Lauren said...

That sounds like a great day :)

Manar said...

Sounds awesome! Although I hope there was no DRIVING while drunk, missy! ;)

The Buffy project still sounds super exciting. I hope it is spoiler free!

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