Thursday, January 12, 2006

Cali, I Hardly Knew Ya

I flew into the San Diego airport last night at 5:45 and I leave tomorrow at 4:30. This short stay is exactly how my entire time in Cali has been. I've been here officially since April and I've been here physically for less than 4 months. I like it down here but I LOVE Seattle and I LOVE my travel. Oh well.

There's a quote by Voltaire that Paul Philips put up on his blog: "Every man is guilty of the good he didn't do." That sums up in one sentence what my Dad was trying to say. It's really well put and sends quite a powerful message. The best compliment you can pay someone like Voltaire is to say that he got you thinking: well I'm definitely thinking.

The rest of the trip was great. The waterslides were a lot of fun and I think I got a bit of a tan. We also rented mopeds one day and it definitely could have been the highlight of the trip. Here's a pic I took in the middle of traffic of Justin and Carl:

Rollin' with the Homies Posted by Picasa

I love that Carl's helmet and bike are matching. If you ever go to a tropical island and have a few free hours, please rent a moped and drive the opposite direction of downtown. You'll thank me later. Here's a pic of Carl on one of the waterslides. The sharktank is right below him but you shoot through so fast that you can't see the sharks.

Carl on "The Leap of Faith" Posted by Picasa

The camera has a "Sport" mode to catch objects in motion and I think it did a pretty good job. I could have used the optical zoom but I wanted to catch the whole scene. Carl gets a little pixelated if you zoom in too far but I like the picture.

Today I started doing push-ups. I did 100 throughout the day in increments of 25. I'm so weak but I guess I have to start somewhere. I'm like to get up to 6 sets of 50 every day or every other day but that goal is pretty far off. Let's see how soon I move up to 4 sets of 30.

I'm ridiculously amped for the NFL Playoffs. I really think the Seahawks have a great shot at going to the Super Bowl. Honestly, the only game that worries me is this weekend vs the Redskins. Their defense is playing great and they've won 6 in a row. I think they pose a tougher challenge than either the Bears or the Panthers. The Panthers will not run for over 200 yards against these boys and the Bears won't score more than 10 points. The crowd is going to be so amped this Saturday and I really don't think they'll let the Hawks lose. If, god forbid, that happens, the results will be disastrous. I don't even want to think about what will happen but expectations are too high to live with another year without a playoff win. Holy crap I'm excited.

Meh, I wish I had a better blog entry today. Usually after a 4-day hiatus I come with something stronger but I'm not feeling the flow. Sorry about that and I'll try to do better next time. See all you Seattle crazies tomorrow night!


Anonymous said...

Please post the Coal Miner Carl picture as soon as possible.


Leonceo Angsioco said...

Bro I'm pretty scared about the next game too... two more wins baby... two more wins...

AlCantHang said...

Nice job by your 'Hawks. But the real question, are you playing in the Borgata event? A quick 90 minute drive for me to poker/boozey goodness.