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Green Room - Week 18 - Weekend Edition

Are you a penguin?

No. You are not a penguin.

I know penguins. I cuddle with penguins and pet them. You are just some dirty, smell foreign hippies who keep sneaking onto my lawn!

We went to the Aquarium today and took part in a backstage penguin encounter, which involved about a half hour of up close and personal interactions with penguins.


It was awesome.

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Another awesome thing is this poll: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1016144.html so make sure you vote in it!

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Thank you so much for the feedback on the post yesterday, both the ones here and the ones on my personal facebook page. I hope that anyone who has seen both sees the dilemma of there being some strong opinions involved, especially with the horrors coming out of Chechnya.

Cynthia, as always, put it best with "Why are you still talking about this? You've been debating this forever, just make a decision!" :)

Part of it is that I think my idea for a mini-season is so strong that I'm going to be drawing folks in to be involved. So it's a matter of "am I bringing them back to LJ or somewhere else".

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Anyway, that is what is going on with me, how about you?

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mac_arthur_park
May. 20th, 2017 11:11 pm (UTC)
Currently loopy as fuck on Percocet after doing a 2 person assisted lift on a 362 pound resident.

Also, FRIST!
ellakite
May. 21st, 2017 02:06 am (UTC)
Welp, I'm not sure whether the bliss of percocet is worth the pain of throwing your back out... but you may as well enjoy it while it lasts.

PS: You're *DEAD* to me!

[HANDS_OVER_A_BOX_OF_ALMOND_COOKIES]
baxaphobia
May. 20th, 2017 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh how fun about the penguins! I've pet a seal but would love to pet penguins!
Not much new here. saw David Crosby last night. He was terrific! His voice is still very strong and his band was really good. He sang both old and new songs and was very engaging with the audience.
I'm still sick with this plague I've had for a week. I'm off work for the coming week so I can rest and hopefully kick this thing to the curb!
zhent
May. 20th, 2017 11:21 pm (UTC)

Nothing new this weekend. I have to be at work in a half hour...

ryl
May. 21st, 2017 12:23 am (UTC)
I want to pet a penguin.
xlovebecomesher
May. 21st, 2017 12:37 am (UTC)

One of my bucket list items is to pet a penguin! Where did you do this encounter at?

clauderainsrm
May. 21st, 2017 02:11 am (UTC)
Definitely worth it! Granted, I didn't pay for it, but everyone agreed that it was worth the money. ;)

It was at the Tampa Aquarium. South African penguins.

Cliff, the penguin, really likes guys. There was a little boy there, who was kind of jumpy, so he didn't get the special treatment, but I did! Everyone else had Cliff next to them and they got to pet him, when he was with me, Cliff laid his head on my lap and was cuddled tightly against me!

Oh yeah, I cuddled with a penguin. Yes, yes I did!!
xlovebecomesher
May. 21st, 2017 03:19 am (UTC)
You cuddled with a penguin?!?!?! Jealous!! That is awesome :D
murielle
May. 21st, 2017 04:42 am (UTC)
I'm really happy you had that experience, but I am soooooo jealous. (Needs comfort food.)
murielle
May. 21st, 2017 04:39 am (UTC)
I want to cuddle penguins!!!!!

We lost seven of our Humboldt penguins a few years back. It was really sad.

I watched A Dog's Purpose. I bawled so much I can barely see. "Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, Bailey!"

Now I'm going to print off the vote list and read, read, read, read, read!
xo_kizzy_xo
May. 21st, 2017 11:38 am (UTC)
I used to give talks with live penguins back when I volunteered at our regional aquarium :) I wasn't allowed to handle them because I wasn't a paid trainer, so the trainer would keep it on her lap or walk it around the semicircle of audience while I chatted about its habitat, etc. Had I kept up with it I would've graduated to doing the same with the harbor seals, except I would've been at the lip of their pool with a microphone.

...which reminds me, it's been ages since I was last there...

Today is my Sunday off for the month, so we're going to visit my MIL for a belated Mothers Day. And Oakley needs a biopsy of his abdominal lymph nodes :(
hwango
May. 21st, 2017 04:36 pm (UTC)
I spent the day swimming around, eating small fish, squid, and plankton. No, wait...you said I'm not a penguin. Um.

Human activities! Definitely human activities.
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