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Month: September 2014

spooky

spooky

When Sam and I came home from a weekend in La Jolla we were greeted with this scary figure lurking in our patio: It turns out the upstairs neighbors had put a Buddha statue on their balcony and then turned on the ceiling lights… but man… creepy, right?  That fence is almost six feet high so it’s perfectly the size of a spooky shadow ghost.  Because those are real things.

Snorkeling La Jolla Shores

Snorkeling La Jolla Shores

On Saturday night Sam was able to snag a room at a hotel for “friends and family” rate through a coworker’s connection. When we got up we went and had a massive American diner style breakfast before heading to the beach to meet with some of the same friends of the day before. Over the course of the day we became acquainted with the reefs south of the main beach, where lots of interesting creatures live. The visibility is better…

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Snorkeling La Jolla Cove

Snorkeling La Jolla Cove

On Saturday Sam and I headed down the 5 to La Jolla.  We met some friends at the Cove and slipped on our wetsuits. Sam and I headed over to the big cave to the south of the cove.  There were a few braying sea lions inside that were perturbed by all the kayakers.  People outside the cave (the kayak guides) were warning snorkelers that it was dangerous to go in the cave.  After going in, we found that the…

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Blue Apron

Blue Apron

A few months ago Sam and I did a product review for a friend of ours on her health and wellness blog.  The photos were on my flickr back then, but the review has now gone live so I can post about it here. There’s not much I can add to what we wrote in the review so I’ll implore you head on over there.  

Tied to a sinking ship after the mutiny

Tied to a sinking ship after the mutiny

On Monday, labor day, I drove up to the northwest valley to check out the damage my latest tenants had left behind.  The management company had already warned me that the carpet would need replacing, but I wanted to see for myself. If you’ve ever seen one of those HGTV shows where they open the door of the auctioned home and show “oh my god!” before cutting to commercial… yeah, it was like that. I felt like a forensics investigator…

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Shaw’s Cove Part II

Shaw’s Cove Part II

On Sunday Sam and I returned to Shaw’s Cove with a few friends. The Sunday before we’d encouraged everyone to come and snorkel in Malibu, but were stuck on the beach because of 10+ foot waves generated by a tropical storm way out in the Pacific Ocean.  For the entire week the local news blabbered endlessly about how these waves were dangerous and hadn’t been seen this high for decades. Unfortunately the storm was still affecting the coastline a week…

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