LynxGriffin
24 December 2008 @ 10:58 am
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There's not one, but two new Lunargyros pages that went up on Tuesday.

On Monday I went on many fine adventures! My parents wanted us to do some stuff together, so we drove on down to Long Beach, where we visited the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary, both of which are things I've never done. Despite the fact that I was sick (still sort of am) and it was rainy and cold, it was a lot of fun! Call me boring or nerdy, but I love going to zoos and aquariums. Just seeing the amazing variety of life there is on earth and learning about all the cool things animals can do gets me so excited and inspirational.

We saw most of the aquarium, and I got to pet the sharks and rays! They had some black-tip reef sharks, a little hammerhead, a sawtooth shark, and this MASSIVE ray, holy cow it was huge.

I did some sketches when I had the time, and I also stole some photos off my mom's camera.

Swim this way )

After the aquarium, we went across the street to eat at Bubba Gump shrimp, which I've never eaten at before. I got coconut shrimp, mmmmm. The shrimp was really good, but I don't think we got enough food for the amount it cost. (And this is coming from a person/family that generally eats small portions). Still, we got to pwn the waitress at Forrest Gump trivia rounds. Movie buff family members FTW!

Then it was a quick bus ride over to the Queen Mary! I'm not as much of a nautical buff as some of my friends, but it was fun regardless! We went on the ghosts and legends tour, which was pretty campy and Disneyland-esque in the special effects they used to simulate the "ghosts," so the family and I were LOLing through lots of it. (Then again, I'm probably spoiled by the Edinburgh ghost tours. :|) I missed seeing the ghost in the swimming pool, curses! It was fun seeing the rest of the ship too, and learning some of the historical stuff. I never knew that the Queen Mary had an alternate alias during WWII, and that she held the record of most people ever carried across the Atlantic in one trip! (16,000+, more than double the amount there were enough lifeboats for. Lucky the QM didn't pull a Titanic. :P) So yeah, it was fun!

And finally, I helped decorate a few Christmas cookies last night, as is tradition. I made a Sora cookie:

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I would've made matching Riku and Kairi cookies, except there weren't any more person-shaped cookies left. And we ran out of black sprinkles, so I had to improvise on the clothes.

Usually we give these cookies away as gifts. DOES ANYONE WHO LIVES DECENTLY CLOSE TO ME WANT A DELICIOUS SORA COOKIE? o_o

Welp, it's Christmas Eve today, which means today and tonight I'll be doing stuff with the family, and then tomorrow through Friday I'll be gone for more Christmas stuff. I hope that everyone has a very happy Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. Love to you all! ♥

Drawing: Gifts and stuff

Writing: RP
 
 
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Eden's Bridge - Sussex Carol
 
 
LynxGriffin
23 September 2007 @ 12:52 pm
Enter the Lynx Lair...  
Be warned, for I have decided to do a little picture post of that elusive space called my room! This was brought on by a) Dudes on flist doing picspams of their rooms and deciding it looked like fun, b) the fact that my room is actually clean for the first time in awhile and it might as well be preserved this way for posterity and c) some of you losers I actually know IRL still haven't been to my new room. XD

If you'd rather skip it, the short version is that my room contains stuff, geeky crap and fandomy junk. Otherwise,

There's a bunch of pics under the cut; dialup be warned. )

Urk! School starts again tomorrow...here's hoping that I survive term three! There's some classes I am looking forward to, even though I hear those are the toughest.

Drawing: So much stuff! Back to more of it right now, in fact...

Writing: New sporking when possible, which isn't often.
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Current Mood: good
Current Music: Great Big Sea - End of the World As We Know It