K’s nephews are amazing, and one of them gifted us our very own comic book story line before the wedding. Now showing for the first time, we present Ty’s amazing gift of story telling paired with images from wedding day!
Ginger beer has quickly become a favorite drink of mine. While ginger ale is said to be sweet soda with a hint of ginger, ginger beer is said to be ginger with a hint of soda. In any case, the ginger taste in ginger beer is a lot more intense than ginger ale that I’m accustomed to but the kick is amazing. The best part for someone like me who can hold not one iota of alcohol, this drink is alcohol free despite the name.
Found this store next to Post Alley at Pike’s Place right next to Pike’s Place Chowder and it’s a gem of a place. I read up a little after visiting and Rachel’s story is pretty cool (link). Only 4 ingredients…I’ll be trying my hand at some home brews once I’m back home!
The classic goes down smooth like lemonade and is really refreshing but immediately follows a super spicy kick that warms the throat instantly. It’s a chilled drink that warms. Great stuff. Had to come back and try their other specialty flavors. Ended up with guava which had strong fresh guava taste and a slightly less ginger after kick. Great great stuff!
Naval Logistics Precision
“J says 7p works for her. How about you guys?” (civilian #1 referring to civilian #3)
“i have something until probably 8:30pm. Can we meet later?” (me: civilian #2)
“Ok no prob. does 9:30 work for everyone? If not, please propose another time.” (civilian #1)
“Silly civilians, 09:30pm rdvz time when I have a 0600 liberty expiration? Negative.
Recommend the following timeline:
0700: J, J, and I rdvz for dinner..
0830: J,J, and I depart restaurant and relocate to J’ Residence ETA 0845.
0845: Recover LHui at J’ Residence. L finds own dinner prior to arrival. LOL
0900: Commence Pax transfer to LTJG Wang’s Residence
0945: Group prayer
10:00 Taps (silence on deck)
0450 Head Call
0500 Morning Chow
0515 Depart LTJG Residence
Enroute to USS Peleliu ETA 0545
0600 Liberty Expiration
Prior to deployment, a brother from church invited a few of us on board his naval carrier for a “open house” of sorts for friends and family. We asked for the full naval experience and we got it. Starting with a 4:45 wake up call. Sleep deprivation seems like a common thing both in training and in deployment. 4 hours of sleep of night is a great night, 4 hours of continuous sleep makes it an amazing night.
In the pics below you see just how compact things are. There is no real private space and there isn’t much room in general. In the officer dining hall the ceiling was ~6 inches above my head. As we were eating we spotted a 6’10” naval officer. It was painful to watch him duck everywhere.
For the rest of the day we shadow LTJG Wang around USS Peleliu as he shows us his living quarters, explains to us the differences between an officer and an enlisted, and demonstrated some naval ops. He patiently answered all our questions despite the constant urge to say “silly civilians”. We even got to go into the combat and bridge room (where navigation and missile commands were…no pics) and see Wang in action as he navigated the ship through the San Diego harbor.
Near the end of the day, we’re sitting in on the flight deck watching the SD skyline in all its glory and he finally mutters “no more questions”. We’ve broken our host.
So much happened throughout the day that it’s hard to recap even a fraction of what went on. A little snapshot here and there only tells part of the story but there’s no mistaking it; these guys and girls are sacrificing a lot to fight for our freedoms. It was a real honor to see a side of things I’m quite ignorant of and want to thank our host and the Navy for giving us a glimpse of their world.
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Tamron 17-50 2.8mm
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Another year of comic con craziness. After going last year and feeling entirely overwhelmed by the sensory overload of the glitz and the glamor, this year was much more manageable. Over the last few years my interest in comics have steadily risin and since last year’s comic con has expanded from web comics and graphic novels to tv shows.
It’s definitely more fun to attend comic con with a few things that you really want to see but the real joy of it all is seeing such excitement and passion. Granted, sometimes it overflows into weirdness but on the whole a lot of these people are really super fans. the most enjoyable part of comic con has got to be people watching and the costumes.
Thanks Dex for hookin’ it up again this year!