23 March 2009

Did I Really Sign Up For This?

Sometimes I wonder. After a crazy term filled with stress from school and church callings and family drama, I was looking forward to a nice, relaxing break. Thursday was to be the big kick-off to Spring Break. I drove down Thursday morning to spend the day with Mime, Mrs. Mime, and Bug. We went to the Woodland Park Zoo, which was fun. Sadly both Mrs. Mime and I forgot our cameras, which meant we couldn't get pictures of the adorable baby gorilla who was impatiently waiting for her mom to wake up from a nap and play. Then Mime and I went to the opening game of the MLS season, in which the new expansion team the Seattle Sounders took on the New York Red Bulls (any guesses on their main sponsor?). Seattle won 3-0, which was awesome and exciting. Just look at our faces:

Being the sensible person I am, I decided to stay the night at Mime's rather than drive home late at night with possibly a lot of traffic. So Friday at 9 I hit the road. Friday at 9:15 I collided with another car. Not good. Thankfully, no one was injured. BUT my dear little car was damaged beyond repair (at least, beyond being worth repairing). So I am now a bus rider for the foreseeable future. Mime and Mrs. Mime were wonderful and insisted I stay until Saturday, as they didn't think it would be good for me to be left alone in Bellingham after such an event. So we went to the zoo again (in between calls with insurance companies, of course) and this time Mrs. Mime remembered her camera. Yay!

The giraffes were hiding out in their barn, but we caught one on film anyway! Bug was not in a good mood Friday AND the baby gorilla did not make a repeat appearance, which made Mrs. Mime and I doubly sad we forgot our cameras on Thursday! The only pic we could get was of the daddy gorilla's rear end. He was unimpressed with the zoo patrons.

We overheard two zoo employees talking while we were at the hippo pond. Apparently that is the 2nd most dangerous section of the zoo AND they once found some dad dangling his child in a stroller (!) over the guardrail. Why are people like that allowed to procreate? Here we fit all 4 of our hands in a cast of a hippo foot. Crazy!

Finally, we saw the orangutans, who were happily munching away, completely unaffected by the rows of curious faces. Bug was intrigued by the orangutan statues.


All-in-all it was an eventful weekend and even though there were some really un-fun moments, how could I not be okay when I got to snuggle with this cutie. When she would let me, that is. 

10 comments:

Katie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your car, and even more sorry that the gorillas didn't cooperate the second time around. I'm thinking of you.

WalkConkies said...

I'm so glad you weren't hurt! Fun pics - thanks for sharing ;)

alwaysadorable said...

Nothing like a trip to the zoo to cure what ails you. ;) So glad that you are alright though!

panini said...

she's adorable! sorry about your car.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

So Michael Jackson was visiting the hippos at the zoo? Did you get an autograph?

Word verification: retina

Uh? Thats a REAL word.

Scully said...

The zookeepers never named MJ as the culprit and they stopped gossiping when they realized we were listening, but what we heard was enough to make us wonder a) what the most dangerous area of the zoo was and b) if that dad had CPS called on him by the zoo staff.

Heather said...

Oh man!! That stinks about the accident. Major bummer, but as everyone else said, so glad you're ok.

Gummy Bear is ADORABLE! I still have never been to a zoo. that pic of the gorilla back side kinda cracked me up... hahahah cracked.. ok now I totally cracked myself up.. you had to be there :)

esperanza said...

Sorry about the car, I am calling you this weekend to get the scoopy-scoop. Looks like a fun day(s) at the zoo! I LOVE the zoo! :D

Heather said...

Hey You! Where you at? We need a new update, yo!

Thanks so much for adding the button, you're just plain awesome.

Hope you're doing well.

Susan said...

I hope you like your new car. I'm so sorry I wasn't there to see you when you picked it up! I'm sure I'll get to see you in June...