Thursday, March 30, 2006

Seal Cruise

Sorry, John Fogerty, I'm gonna mess up your "Sea Cruise" song! But every time a tug boat pulls a log jam past our house, the lyrics and music of this song go through my head---only with the words changed slightly.

Now Old Man Rhythm is in my shoes, it's no use sittin' here singin' the blues,

So be my guest, you got nothin' to lose, won't you let me take you on a seal cruise?

Ooowee, ooowee baby, ooowee, ooowee baby,

Ooowee, ooowee baby!
Won't you let me take you on a seal cruise?

So at 7 am this morning, a seal cruise went by my breakfast window. Actually, as a result, my daughter was late to school because I was looking with binoculars and taking pictures of a few seals enjoying themselves while cruising north in Puget Sound. She wasn't even bugged at me because she knows I'm crazy when it comes to these things. Ooooooh, they are so cuuuute jumping off and taking a swim and then crawling back on deck.

Usually, I help her get out the door with her lunch and backpack and socks and glasses and keys and we talk about what she has on her schedule for the day.....and next year, she'll be in charge of all of these things herself and without mom....and I'm gonna have to get a job because she's been accepted to Oberlin at $40,000 a year.....and oh, man...

it's no use sittin' here singin' the blues, because seals are goin' by on a seal cruise!

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courtesy of Celebrity Seal Cruise Line

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Plenty of space on deck for enjoying a little sun!

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Ooowee baby!!