Drawn by Erik

My friend Erik Caines (not to be confused with Erik my best friend/man of honor) is an incredibly talented artist. He has a blog from which he shares a lot of his drawings and doodles and recently he put out a request for friends to give him a wild, favorite, or just fun animal, then list what you wanted to be when you grow up. The results have been awesome!

So I gave him my favorite animal (a sea turtle) and what I wanted to be when I grew up (a famous actress). I knew it would be a pretty weird one, but I was SO curious to see how it would turn out. And the other day he posted the results

Anyway, just thought I’d share the amazingness and promote Erik’s awesome skillz. So if you haven’t followed any one of those links yet, be sure to take peek at Drawn by Erik and if you get your animal/career suggestion in by this Friday, he’ll draw up your very own animal character.

Octopi + coconuts 4eva’

This video is definitely making it’s rounds ’round the interwebs like mad, but I have a super sweet spot for octopi and a history of featuring cool videos of “awesome sea creatures that aren’t sharks” especially a cool octopus so I thought I’d share this on the Funk as well…

“Octopuses have been discovered tip-toeing with coconut-shell halves suctioned to their undersides, then reassembling the halves and disappearing inside for protection or deception, a new study says.”
-National Geographic News

And then there’s this…

Boring recount of an awesome evening.

Do you ever have those unusually awesome days and think, “today should’ve been my birthday.” I have those every now and then. Yesterday was one of them…

Aaron and I went to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Monday for a late night screening of a Shark Week program about the Greenland Shark. It was such a good time and something we rarely do, public gatherings and the like. At one point some kid nearby did something annoying and i jokingly complained and Aaron said, ‘hey, you’re the one that wanted to go out in public.” :) So since it was such a rare occasion, I thought I’d take a video to try and capture the moment in time…
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The engagement story

How can we possibly top “Aaron got attacked by a shark” as our best vacation story? How about “and then we got engaged?”…

Aaron never intended to propose to me on our Maui vacation, but he did go with the intention of asking my father for his permission to propose at a later date. The cosmic irony of the engagement story is that Aaron was going to propose once he had paid off his credit cards. And he was so close too! Right before we left he excitedly informed me that he had almost reached his goal of being out of debt and then, once out of debt, he would put himself right back in that same debt with the purchase of my engagement ring! But that was not what the world had in store for us, or for Aaron in particular.

us in the ER cu

The happy couple in the ER

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happy spurt

my cousin jane has given a name to that short moment when something really small, like a text message, or a shoe on sale in your exact size, makes you really really happy. Like the jump-up-and-down-and-clap-a-few-times happy… if you’re a girl.
It’s called a “happy spurt.”

Happy spurt ex:

me & mike and urchin!

I need more of those right now.