Monday, October 27, 2008

Swimming With Dolphins!

I got to be a dolphin trainer for the day at Sea World!  
Don't Maggie and I look like we belong together?
My friend Laura and her boys gave me this gift for my "fake birthday."
I know, my birthday isn't really until January.  Most of you know I don't really know when I was born so when I was adopted, I got assigned a birthday ( January 10th).  I have never enjoyed my birthday because of this.  As a joke, I said if I could pick my own birthday, it would be October 4th because 4 is my favorite number and October is in the fall which is my favorite season and I want to be a Libra.  So, some of my friends now celebrate this day as my birthday.
Maggie trying to catch the fish I threw at her.  
Dancing to my own beat with Maggie
Pacino, taking me for a ride on his dorsal fin.  I successfully hung on the entire ride!

Petting and feeding the momma dolphins and soon-to-be mommas in the "maternity ward."
I had sooooo much fun swimming with the dolphins.  It was an amazing experience, one I will never forget.  Dolphins have been my favorite since I was a little girl.  I asked for a dolphin for Christmas after visiting Sea World when I was a little girl.  Santa never brought me one and I have been always so very disappointed.  I have always dreamed of what it would be like to swim with them.  They are such beautiful creatures.  I think I had a silly little girl giddy smile the entire day I was with them.  I will never forget this.  Thanks for the dream come true Laura, Elam, Miles and Jack.  It was the best present ever!!!!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Book Recommendations?

I am at a loss at what to read now that I have finished the Twilight Saga.  I have discovered that I will stay on those cardio machines longer at the gym if I am reading a good book.  Please recommend a good book you have read!  I love reading books that I know are going to be made into movies just so I can say, "Oh ya, I've read the book!"  I also love a good chick-flick book, books about interesting people and the classics.  Here are a few books I've already read so it will give you an idea of what I like.

Twilight series (Loved it!)
Harry Potter series (Love it)
Jane Austin books (my favorite)
I've read a few Nicolas Sparks books (they're ok, I get bored)
To Kill a Mockingbird (hence, my sons name)
I have read a lot of your more popular classics

Let me know a good book you've read so I can get skinny!!!