Ultimate, NASA Pics & Mom, Dad, Neil Victoria-bound

[picture: me with championship plaque
Well, just got back from dropping Mom, Dad & Neil off at the airport!
Whew, what a week! Here’s the executive summary:
Thursday (a week ago), the Ultimate Frisbee team I play on won the championship in the finals! I won an ultrasnazzy visor! Now I can go to raves! Hehe.. Jeff, Cam, Melissa, Mom, Dad and Neil all came to watch! Have a look-see in the gallery. Friday night, Jeff and Ron from work hung out with Cam, Melissa and I poolside. We drank, ate pizza and generally stayed up way too late. Which made getting up in time to leave for the Kennedy Space Center kinda difficult. But we definitely made it! I snapped a few pics, I think you like ’em. KSC was practically our entire Saturday. In fact, I was so tired when we got back home, I fell asleep with all my clothes on, and it was only 11pm.
But hitting the hay early would make it easier to get up in time for the apartment-complex-sponsored social, “Breakfast by the Pool”. It was very cool — they made omlettes to order, had tea, juice and sweets, and set up a volleyball net across the pool, which Dad, Neil, Cam, Melissa and I prompted started using. Two lessons learned that day: (1) it’s much easier to see underwater during the day, and (2) just because you’re not at the beach doesn’t mean you won’t burn! Dad probably took it the hardest – he burned already burnt skin! Ah, the joys of being partially non-caucasian. πŸ™‚ Watched the sunset that night down at Lido Key on a tip from Cam and Melissa. Hope to have something up from that for you guys soon, it was pretty incredible.
Monday and Tuesday were movie nights, and we watched two Wes Anderson films, The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore respectively. This was the second time around for Rushmore, and I’ve gotta say, I like it more now than when I first saw it. Royal…, whose tagline is “‘Family’ isn’t a word…. it’s a sentence” remains as quirky as ever. But I like it. Although the actual events of the movie are pretty far-fetched, the underlying message of the movie — love your family — is a good one. And while they’re both laugh-out-loud funny at times, Rushmore is definitely the more accessible of the two.
And finally, last night, we all hit the pool one last time and capped the night off with a most pleasant banana-split at Cam & Melissa’s (thanks guys!).
My apartment lease expires today. I’ve been trying to get a hold of my landlord for the past three days to re-sign it, but each time I call she’s been too busy to talk. Today I found out why — they’ve got 17 move-in’s tomorrow! My concerns about being in the apartment without a lease were kind of put to ease. I asked “So, it’s okay for me to be in the apartment without a lease?” “Yes, it’s our fault, don’t worry about it.” Me: “Okay.” Not sure what kind of rights I have, though, if any. Or if I should even pay rent tomorrow, for that matter. Hmmm!
Anyhow, it’s been a real busy, but fun, week. Looking forward to getting some more of these pics up for ya. πŸ™‚
And now, we dance!
mp3 [4:17, 128kbps, 3.9 mb]
[picture: rear of shuttle discovery


  1. Gotta love those trips to the KSC … that place is just packed full of cool stuff. We definitely need to plan a trip out there for the next shuttle launch! Pictures were great – thanks for the CD … we are starting to collect our digital albums !
    Anyway … it was great fun having your family around the last few days. Melissa and I both had a blast.

  2. πŸ™‚ Thanks! Yeah, it was super fun hanging out with you guys too!
    And yes, we must definitely plan for a group trip to see the next shuttle launch. A most excellent idea.

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