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07 June 2006 @ 10:28 pm
I was not swallowed by an aquarium today!  
One of my friends thought I had been, so I figured I'd clarify. ;)

Today I took the day off and went with my sister, the three kids and my dad to the Shedd Aquarium because this week is free week there, sponsored by Sara Lee (now if they gave out turkey breast slices and pieces of cake as well, that'd be an even better deal! But alas, no). We still had to pay for the oceanarium, but only for the adults and Lauren - the twins are still at the 'get into stuff free' age, though not for much longer.

We saw the diver presentation at the coral reef tank first, where I played Hermione. They had a guy outside the tank walking around asking questions and talking and the guy asked if anyone knew what some of the jobs that fish do in the tank were. Well, no one else raised their hands (because I waited to see if any kids knew), so I did - and I got it right. I said one of the jobs the fish do is clean the tank - and he gave me a sticker. I didn't know I was getting a prize for being right :)) I immediately stuck it on Lauren, of course.

We also saw the Beluga whales (I LOVE them!! I got a Beluga whales t-shirt in the gift shop because THEY HAD MY SIZE), the otters, all sorts of fish and other sea life, and we saw the dolphin show. I have to say that the dolphin show at Brookfield Zoo was much better, which is sad - you'd think a place devoted to aquatic life would have the better one.

My sister surprised me with a gift for having reached my most recent weight loss goal - a really pretty Sodalite bracelet! It's a bit snug, but I think it'll fit properly in another couple of months. It was completely unexpected and I very nearly cried. Overall, we had a great day - and I really need a lot of sleep now. :))
I feel: exhaustedexhausted
Gwenladyguenivere on June 8th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
You totally were swallowed.... but the psycho connection worked well, I still say. :P
Vicki: Smirk!hermorrine on June 8th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
But I was spit back out. :)) *sings "Psycho Connection" with Kermit*
Gwenladyguenivere on June 8th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
What're the words to that one? :P
Vicki: Westlife funny faceshermorrine on June 8th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
You had to ask...

Why are there so many songs about psychos
And what's on the other side?
Psychos have visions, but only illusions,
And psychos have everything to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the psycho connection,
The RPers, the trout swingers, and meeeeeee.

Gwenladyguenivere on June 8th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)

Can't. Stop. Laughing.
Vicki: Big laughhermorrine on June 8th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)

We need to be separated.
Gwenladyguenivere on June 8th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)

*protests muchly*
Vicki: Don't go please! by floit63hermorrine on June 8th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
Gwenladyguenivere on June 8th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)

I should log in to use KIAN! :P
Vicki: Nicky smirkhermorrine on June 8th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)

Dork. :P
Gwenladyguenivere on June 8th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
You love me. And Kian. And Seamus.
Vicki: Clairehermorrine on June 8th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, and yes, and yes.

You love me. And Nicky. And Morag and Derrek.
Gwenladyguenivere on June 8th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
I cannot deny it. :P
Vicki: Westlife sillyhermorrine on June 8th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
And why would you want to? ;P