Re: Point Lobos, Again

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Ocean? mountains? dramatic rocky cliffs? Charismatic megafauna? Bah, this place is lame.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:17 PM
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You forgot the seaweed brain.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:20 PM
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An unusually wholesome post. B should love it.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:22 PM
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So when's pupping season for sealions?


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:35 PM
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I just posted some photos too. I figure now that I'm almost done housesitting, I might as well share the views from up here.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:35 PM
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Meanwhile, vegas is overcast, but by the pool the weatherstruck midwestern girls are singing each to each. The Luxor dims under cloudcover, but nearby the Mandalay Bay retains a gold foil glint.

I placed fifth in a poker tournament that paid out to the top four. I think this is called "riding the bubble".

Doesn't anyone have anything to say about Modern Love?


Posted by: wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:38 PM
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The hotel pool soundtrack is "right here right now". Perestroika never sounded so good. I had such conflicted feelings about this song, when I was more of a communist.


Posted by: wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:52 PM
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Pats had a good stop, at Point Lobos.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:53 PM
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4: They are especially delicious as newborns. Tender.


Posted by: anmik | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:57 PM
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Okay, I regret 9. What I meant to say was, nice pics. We're heading down to Point Lobos and other Central Coast hotspots in a couple of weeks. And not to hunt marine mammals.


Posted by: anmik | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 2:59 PM
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John Emerson to Randy Moss: touchdown!!!@#


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:01 PM
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Have you ever hiked out to the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo? They're awesome hulking beasts, noted for making excellent farting noises as they gallumph across the sand. Quoting my son: "That's five-year-old funny." High praise indeed.


Posted by: anmik | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:02 PM
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yeah, that's okay, but nowhere near as beautiful and scenic as route 90 between schaumburg and hoffman estates.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:04 PM
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2: You forgot the seaweed brain.

You should really put that thing back in your head, ogged.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:04 PM
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Ano Nuevo

Should this have a tilde?


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:05 PM
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I sure hope so.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:06 PM
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"Ano nuevo" is what you have to pay for when you wear out your Real Doll.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:12 PM
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Game of the century millennium!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:12 PM
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Nice.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:12 PM
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15: Yes, but I have no idea how to make that happen. Have mercy.


Posted by: anmik | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:19 PM
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Brava, 17.


Posted by: wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:21 PM
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20: ñ

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Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:22 PM
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9, 10 - well, actually, with all that talk of fur below ...


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:27 PM
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Have you ever hiked out to the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo?

I have. They're so big and dirty. I named one Fontana Labs.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 3:41 PM
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Los Labos.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 4:04 PM
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Los Anos de Los Labios


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 4:08 PM
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The best thing about elephant seals, I think, is the absurd noises they make.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 4:09 PM
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Which I see were already mentioned, but it's hard to adequately convey the magnificence.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 4:10 PM
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I like how sheep sound like humans imitating sheep. They totally sound a bunch of people standing around going "Maaaaaaaah. Maaaaaaaah."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 4:23 PM
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it's hard to adequately convey the magnificence

We have fancy tools.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 4:26 PM
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I has a bucket.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 4:31 PM
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I'm shocked! All this time I thought it was a lolrus, but it's obviously a lolephant seal.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 4:47 PM
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Am I the first on this thread to admit to being seethingly envious of ogged's coastal trip? Very, very pretty.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:04 PM
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33--
there, you see? you only say that because you didn't spend the afternoon on route 90 between schaumburg and hoffman estates.
then you wouldn't be the least bit envious.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:06 PM
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According to Google Street View, it's overcast and rainy all the time in Schaumburg. Los Lobos looks much more welcoming.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:16 PM
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What, you don't like overcast and rainy?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:20 PM
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PAAAAAAAAAATS

PAAAAATS

Teo are you watching this? Holy shit.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:21 PM
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Damn. Only one Moss touchdown.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:33 PM
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No. It's still on?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:34 PM
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I'm glad the Patriots won the (potential) tiebreaker, because Indy with a healthy Marvin Harrison are going to be awesome. Addai was tearing it up in the first half. Plus, that defense is crazy fast.


Posted by: Michael Vanderwheel, B.A. | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:37 PM
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Fuck yeah. Patriots, fuck yeah. FUCK YEAH.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:37 PM
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40: seems like they might get tired, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:37 PM
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The 2007 Patriots: Greatest team in the history of organized sports, or merely the greatest NFL team ever?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:42 PM
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The 2004 Red Sox are the greatest team in the history of organized sports. The 2007 Patriots are the second-greatest.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:44 PM
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No doubt the Colts have stepped it up, even beyond the fact that they've beaten the Pats the last few times. Their blocking for Addai was crazy good, especially in the first half, and he's so adept he doesn't need much help. While Manning's protection failed at key moments, it was pretty awesome most of the game. And while I've spent many afternoons listening to announcers talk up Dwight Freeney and the Colts pass rush without ever seeing it really be factor against New England, today was different. But oh, what a sweet ending, what a sweet reversal. FUCK YEAH.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:50 PM
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Holy shit, the game and daily savings time are fucking with me. I wasn't fazed about how drunk I was until I realized it wasn't yet 8. I thought it was time to turn in, but I guess I should sit it out for a little while, at least. So, in the meantime, PATRIOTS, FUCK YEAH.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:54 PM
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44: I'll accept that provisionally, but the NFL season ain't over yet.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:54 PM
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46: fuck it all, JL! Let's do shots!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:57 PM
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Providence tequila shot meetup in 45 minutes! Who's in?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:58 PM
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We have fancy tools.

But you linked to the wrong video.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:58 PM
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49: I can make it.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 5:59 PM
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Ya see, the refs tried to steal the game with penalties. Also, Moss needs more touchdowns. This was really disappointing.

Indianapolis is the largest American city not on a navigable waterway, which is why it never became the center of the auto industry despite its head start.

But you know, Colts.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:00 PM
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I'm not sure if I'm happy NE won or happy the Colts lost.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:00 PM
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53: those are not incompatible ideas.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:02 PM
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Gah! No, tonight can't be the Providence tequila meetup, because I have homework to do.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:03 PM
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Everyone start peer-pressuring mrh to do tequila shots instead of homework.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:03 PM
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55: c'mon mrh everbody cool is doing it. I'm 100% serious. I'm sure Blume is too.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:04 PM
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55: Dude, I have other people's homeowork to grade. We can trade-- I'll do your homework, you'll do my grading! With tequila!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:05 PM
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Tell your teacher that Grandma died.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:05 PM
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Grading with tequila? You got 3 tequila on this quiz! Congratu... (thump)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:06 PM
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Indianapolis is the largest American city not on a navigable waterway

Not even close


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:07 PM
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Yo, I rock it in Pawtucket these days--I'm on the wrong side of the tracks from mrh, quite literally. But if anyone actually wanted to come down, I'd go for drinks, if not shots.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:07 PM
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Drei tequila!!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:07 PM
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Tell your teacher that Grandma died

That worked the first four times he used it.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:08 PM
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62: that's even closer to me!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:08 PM
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Grandpa had a lot of ex-wives.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:09 PM
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If you clowns come down to Providence, I pledge to blow off my homework... and give it to Blume.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:09 PM
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Getting down there certainly isn't the problem. Getting back, that may be tougher.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:11 PM
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Ya see, the refs tried to steal the game with penalties

Jesus F. Christ, that pass interference against Ellis Hobbs that resulted in a field goal? At the time I remember thinking, ok, all they got was a field goal--but what if Indy won by 3 or less? Which did not seem impossible as the game went on. But, you know, in the end--PATRIOTS, FUCK YEAH.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:11 PM
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Getting down there certainly isn't the problem. Getting back, that may be tougher.

Just as I feel about Boston, substituting "up" for "down."


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:15 PM
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We should definitely have a Providence meetup sometime. Maybe on a weekend night, though.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:17 PM
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61: Are you saying that Kurt Vonnegut is wrong about something?

[hails of derisive laghter]


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:29 PM
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Moss got one touchdown, set up a second, and made a fantastic one-handed catch. All in all, a disappointing game.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:30 PM
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We should definitely have a Providence meetup sometime. Maybe on a weekend night, though.

So, you're saying you're NOT going to Providence tonight for tequila shots? My image of you as a carefree, spontaneous woman-about-town is taking a real beating right about now.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:39 PM
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you're saying you're NOT going to Providence tonight for tequila shots

Yes, but you'll note I didn't say what I AM doing.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:44 PM
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I can't believe you people have taken a lovely post about the lovely CA coast and turned it into a bunch of football grunting. Lame.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:45 PM
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Not only did I win lunch off my boss on the game, my simulated annealing evolutionary tuning algorithm actually predicted a 4-point spread for the game.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:49 PM
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ogged, of course, got to see the classic Texans-Raiders game.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:50 PM
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Yes, but you'll note I didn't say what I AM doing.

Do tell, Blume. Inquiring minds want to know!


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 6:50 PM
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I definitely want to have a Providence meet up one of these days. In the summer we should do a picnic of some sort. (My summer schedule didn't allow me any weekends off before, but now..) Have you all looked at mrh's flickr pool? Have you seen the delicious food he can cook?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 7:05 PM
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ogged, of course, got to see the classic Texans-Raiders game.

Not so! The Raiders are now sufficiently horrible that their game didn't sell out, which meant a local TV blackout, which meant, in turn, that I did get to see the Pats/Colts game.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 7:19 PM
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B is oppressing me.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 7:20 PM
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Do you think Vince Wilfork is larger or smaller than an adolescent elephant seal?


Posted by: anmik | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 7:28 PM
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I love seals in general, but male elephant seals are almost nauseatingly alien. They're like the things Jabba the Hutt evolved from.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 8:00 PM
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Poor Vince. He's just big boned!


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 11- 4-07 8:02 PM
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I'm jealous and this is making me want to move back to california. when we move away from narnia I can't decide whether we should move to LA or DC. if I lived in DC I could see my family all the time, and I love them, and I also like DC--it's got hometown flavour. if I lived in LA I could go to the beach, and eat mexican food, and go to great thrift stores, and live near lots of my best friends. all my best SF area friends have moved to LA, which makes the bay area less appealing in some ways, although it's the most beautiful place ever. NYC is too expensive.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 11- 5-07 7:00 AM
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As usual, North Dakota isn't even mentioned.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 5-07 12:14 PM
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