Captain’s Log 4,492
And what a day it was yesterday! I met up with my friends at 10:00 at the museum, and it was go-go-go from there. Nancy and Herb. They are a true testimony of total love. They got married at the tender age of 20 and are still together. Three children and eight grandchildren added to the family. They are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with this trip. Nice. They are two of the most lovely people I have ever met. I went to high school with Nancy. It’s nice to reconnect after all these years. They offered me a bedroom and the use of a car whenever I want to go back to visit the Twin Cities. I am definitely going to take them up on that offer!
Nancy and Herb – my pals
We toured every corner of Balboa Park. We also hit Old Town and Shelter Island where we looked at the skyline and ships. We even found two geocaches! We stopped for dinner in Old Town after eating homemade tortillas hot off the grill (made by the nice lady on the sidewalk). That was all we needed to want a real meal. Good stuff.
The biggest goof of the day was when I tried to show them a “tuna” on the end of a cactus. It’s the flower bud that can be made into delicious food or wine. I had no idea you aren’t supposed to grab them with your hands. They didn’t LOOK like they had stickers! Holy crap! Both Nancy and I got scores of teeny stickers in our fingers and hands. Painful! And you could barely even see them! Herb scraped some of mine out with the edge of his pocket knife. Dang! I dug out most of mine later at home – when I could put my hands under a really bright light and go at those little fookers with a tweezers. Really nasty!
Smart lady harvesting “tunas” the right way – with enormous leather gloves and a snipper thing.
I missed the debates but have decided I could whip Romney’s ass in a spirited game of Battleship. The more I think about it, I could probably whip Romney’s ass in just about anything. I’m not sure if I could lift a full-sized Irish setter onto the roof of my car, but other than that……I could take him hands down!
Speaking of politics, my buttons arrived! Actually, I ordered a few buttons and a t-shirt. They must have run out of t-shirts because they sent me WAY more buttons instead. I really wanted a t-shirt, dammit! I didn’t get my t-shirt from these folks, and when I ordered a t-shirt from Invisible Children, they sent me the wrong color and the wrong size. Lesson learned. Do not order politically-themed clothing online. They will screw it up.
But I love my buttons! They allow me so much freedom to express myself!
Looking at the world through liberal-colored glasses
It’s Freak Tuesday at the museum today. UGH! Hope it’s a light day. For some reason, Freak Tuesdays are always huge whenever it rains, but the sky is blue and the sun is shining. We might get lucky and only have 2,000 or so. That is my hope and my dream. Plus, we close up at 4:00 instead of 5:00. A short but taxing day.