Saturday, January 19, 2008

Whale Watching and Malibu

Today Glenn and I went whale watching in Oxnard, California. Our boat left from Channel Islands Harbor and took us out about an hour from the Harbor. The coolest part of the whole thing was when we passed through a pack of dolphins. They were everywhere as far as the eye could see! They estimated that there were thousands of them! So amazing! We then continued further into the ocean to a spot where the female Grey whales were known to be migrating through. We found one and followed her for a while. We had a great time and I tried to capture it the best I could using my new camera! Check out the video!

After the tour was over, we headed to Malibu where we had made reservations to eat at "Paradise Cove" the only restaurant in Malibu that is on the beach. It is kind of like a non-chain Joes Crab Shack. In fact, it has been there for years and the owner's name is "Papa Joe" so we wondered if it might have been an inspiration fro Joe's Crab Shack.

We had our biggest celebrity sighting to date at Paradise Cove! We saw Ian Somerhalder and Maggie Grace who played step brother and sister on LOST and are dating in real life. I recognized him right away as an actor that I had seen A LOT, but could not place him. I didn't recognize her at all, but we googled who his girlfriend was when we got home and it turns out that she is a prety big actress also. They both have been on law and order, and other various movies and TV shows...pretty cool. They did not get star treatment fact they left b/c they didn't want to wait an hour for a table. (they should have made reservations like us :-) ) Meanwhile, on Malibu Pier (which you could see from our table) they were filming Edward Norton, who was narrating some kind of documentary.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Reality star sighting!

Most people probably have forgotten about Meredith Phillips from the Bachelor and then the Bachelorette in 2005. All the girls in the Theta house circa 2005 religiously watched the Bachelorette, so Meredith's face was burned into my mind. I would recognize her anywhere. ...And I did at Barnes and Noble at the third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. She was very tall and prettier in person. I think she might have noticed that I recognized her and suddenly looked uncomfortable. I would have never approached her though...she shouldn't flatter herself haha. Or maybe that's just how she always looks...

I wish I could see a real celebrity!