Changes, Colorado, Life, Photography

No Labor Allowed!/I’m Sorry.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  Okay, now that’s out of the way.

When I first started writing this blog, I did two things.  I a) apologized in advance for what I was sure would be a failed experiment in trying to post regularly, and I b) made that apology look unnecessary by posting virtually every day for like a week.  Like it was all a dirty lie.

Well, listen.  I’m trying, OK?  Every once in a while (read: very often), life gets in the way and I just don’t feel quite interesting enough to be pushing my life/thoughts/photographs/recipes/jokes on other people.  However, I’ll try to include a little bit of all of those in this post to make up for it.  While still keeping it short, because let’s face it, I’m TIRED.

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Not-So-Mystic Pizza

I love the ocean.  You might not believe me since I voluntarily moved to a landlocked state, but I really do.  Learning to scuba dive several years ago was such an eye-opening experience in terms of my love for the ocean – getting a feel for hanging out in the ocean’s most intimate environment (I really didn’t intend for that to sound creepy, but okay) was so incredible and inspiring.  It was definitely a jolt to the senses when, after a totally unreasonable lifetime fear of sharks, the first thing I saw after my lengthy trip down the anchor line from the boat wasn’t a fun manta ray or a majestic lionfish but a shark, just chillin’ on the bottom.

My point is, I went to Mystic Aquarium in CT last year during my spring break (when that still existed), and it was pretty awesome.  Not as awesome as scuba diving, but still pretty awesome.  So, here are some pictures.  I had a pretty sweet experience with a beluga whale involving it coming right up to the glass where I was standing and mimicking the way I was turning my body!  Somewhere in the world, I have a baby beluga friend.

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