Tuesday, May 28, 2013

From The Mouth Of Babes - Children Writing About The Ocean!

I had not seen this before. Hilarious!

1) - This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6)
2 ) - Oysters' balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6)

3) - If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don't have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (Tommy, age 7)

4) - Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She's not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6)

5) - A dolphin breaths through an asshole on the top of its head. (Billy, age 8)

6) - My uncle goes out in his boat with 2 other men and a woman and pots and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6)

7) - When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes when the wind didn't blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7)

8) - Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails, but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen, age 6)

9) - I'm not going to write about the ocean. My baby brother is always crying, my Dad keeps yelling at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can't think what to write. (Amy, age 6)

10) - Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, age 7)

11) - When you go swimming in the ocean, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin, age 6)

12) - Divers have to be safe when they go under the water. Divers can't go down alone, so they have to go down on each other. (Becky, age 8)

13) - On vacation my Mom went water skiing. She fell off when she was going very fast. She says she won't do it again because water fired right up her big fat ass. (Julie, age 7)

14) - The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don't drown I don't know. (Bobby, age 6)

15) - My dad was a sailor on the ocean He knows all about the ocean. What he doesn't know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom. (James, age 7)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Belated Mothers Day Dinner.

Out for a belated Mothers Day dinner on Sunday at Seasons in the Park restaurant. Kathryn and mom unwind with Velvet Jack cocktails after a whirlwind afternoon of retail therapy. They are BFF's :)

Denise Fleetham Knows How To Make Soap!

A quick shout out for our friend, Denise Fleetham, of Rainbow Ridge Farm on Maui, Hawaii. I recently placed a large order for a variety of her natural handmade soaps for Kathryn and my mom. Denise blends organic goat milk with natural tropical plant oils, nut butters, and essential oils. Some of her soaps also contain organic herbs, tropical fruit or nut seed grown in Hawaii. Having now lathered up with her products myself, and I can state with authority that this is one of the best soaps I have ever used.
For more info: www.rainbowridgefarm.net.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wakatobi Dive Resort: I Could Sure Dive Into That Right Now.

One of my images from our 2004 assignment at the Wakatobi Dive Resort. At the bottom of the picture you can see the dark blue edge of Wakatobi's house reef that lies right in front of the resort. If you could only dive one site at Wakatobi for your entire stay, this would be the one!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Angelina Jolie Personifies Courage.

“Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.” – Angelina Jolie.
Ms. Jolie revealed today in the New York Times that she had both breasts removed in February because she had an 87% chance of getting cancer.  In her own words,
“My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman. Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex. On April 27, I finished the three months of medical procedures that the mastectomies involved. During that time I have been able to keep this private and to carry on with my work….I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options.”
Love her, or hate her, there is no denying this remarkable woman personifies courage. IMMENSE RESPECT!  

BC Association Of Travel Writers Spring Gala 2013.

This past Saturday, Kathryn and I attended the BC Association of Travel Writers spring gala. A highly informative afternoon. Kathryn and I won 3 door prizes between us.

The BC Association of Travel Writers is a non profit association that provides a forum for British Columbia's travel writers to gather, learn and share information with their peers. The BCATW offers three categories to become a BCATW member: Member, Associate Member and Industry Member. For more information, follow this link to the BCATW Website.

We also have two of our photos featured on the BCATW website: