Seventeen months! Did you know that’s how long killer whales gestate for?
Me neither. But I googled “seventeen months” and that’s what the internet says. The more you know…
Speaking of killer whales, holy Blackfish. This is some seriously sad business. If you like to visit aquariums, you should watch that movie. Also, someone sent me this video of Kuroshiro Sea tank with good intentions, but literally the first three seconds had me in tears. If you watch this and you think, “wow, what beautiful majestic sea creatures”, please watch Blackfish at the link above. When I watch the Kuroshiro video, I see sea creatures swimming aimless circles in a bathtub. They do not belong in captivity. This is how sea creatures are meant to be viewed. You go to them. They do not come to you and live out their days in a shitty tank for your convenience.
In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been around here much lately. I could tell you why, but the charming Alex from Alex in Wanderland has already gone inside my head and written a beautiful and honest post about it so just read hers instead for now. I’ll be back soon.
1. Gratuitous diving photo:
Part of some big changes at work lately have left me out of the water. I’m digging deep for some diving photos I haven’t shared yet… either this section of the roundup is going to change, or I’m going to have to figure out a way to go diving more often!
|i’m in the front… thanks capt. veroba for the great shot.
2. Posts from the last month:
I’ve failed miserably on my ‘be a more active blogger’ resolution. Dang.
- I entered the 2013 Expat Blog Awards and won silver for Honduras. Which was actually last since there was only two of us who entered 🙂
- I shared my experience of my first real expat Christmas.
- I took a little break from blogging and came back to tell my readers, no, I didn’t leave on a megayacht again, I am still here – and shared some new diving videos that I made.
3. The coolest thing I found on the internet this month:
This kid who is seriously just so rad for not only being such a competent and calm diver at age 13, but also has the skills and fearless attitude to let cleaner shrimp into his mouth on a dive!! I let them give me manicures sometimes, but I’ve never let them in my mouth. This wins for hilariousness and awesomeness and I’m giving that little dude an internet high five.
Adios, month seventeen.