Friday, August 29, 2008

Closet Whale Rider

Have you seen Whale Rider? I have. I own it, I love it. There are two main things that I love about Whale Rider. The first one being that it's my favorite movie to act out in charades. (Remember that ELK?) Ask me sometime and I'll show you. You'll never forget it.

The second and most important thing is that I have secretly wanted to be a whale trainer my whole life. What's that? Yes, I am a closet whale rider. Except that I've never actually ridden a whale. So I'm a closet whale rider hopeful. My family used to go to SeaWorld a lot when I was young and I fell in love with Shamu. I was also awed by the fact that those lucky trainers in whale suits got to swim with her. Maybe a little jealous too. I have a secret fantasy that whales are drawn to me and if given the opportunity to bond/train with one, I would be like the boy on Free Willy or the girl on Whale Rider. My Shamu would love me, do anything I asked, and we would do things that trained whales have never done before. At least that's how it goes in my fantasy.


So, Casey had a volleyball tournament in San Diego in July and I found out that he had never been to SeaWorld. WHAT???? How is that even possible? So I took it upon myself to remedy that right away. Luckily our friends Mark and Janean have season passes, so Casey was able to fulfill my childhood wish for free!!! (sidenote: I am obsessed with theme parks and adventure parks. Casey cannot stand them. He goes only to make me happy. So when I told him he was going to love SeaWorld, he was like, yeah okay Lex. Surprise, surprise. Casey did end up loving SeaWorld because there were no rides to make him sick, he didn't have to walk very much or stand in lines, and he just had to sit back and watch animal shows all day. For Casey that equals a fun day at an adventure park.) The best part of the day was of course, the Shamu show Believe. That was when Casey truly found out about my secret whale trainer fantasy. All he said was, "Cute kid." How patronizing. I guess he just doesn't understand my true passion and gift. Whales are drawn to me. He just doesn't see it.


12 comments:

Lindsey said...

Girl next time you are here in Utah, let's hit up Lagoon. My husband gets sick on rides too, so we can just run around the park and ride rides!!

One day you will get your whale Lex, I believe it!

Katie said...

You are so funny Lexi! I just love reading your blog...Miss you guys! When are you coming to PR again?

trent and kim said...

That was only the best game of charades in my whole life. I can't believe you are just coming out of the closet with this aspiration. I thought that your fear of sharks/water would transfer over to whales/water but boy was I wrong. I believe you can become a whale trainer, you can do anything Lex. I really miss you. When will I get to see you again? I love you 4 Life!

Lindsey said...

Whales, glimpses into the future, it's been a busy couple weeks for you. That's awesome about Casey and the AVP. I will be proud to say I've met a pro in 2012. Love it, miss you, you should come visit Utah soon!

Hawk said...

I never knew! lol, I feel a drawing coming on ^^

Pilch Construction said...

oh.my.gosh.
How have we never talked about this?!!! Working at Sea World has always been my dream job! Every time I go there and watch the whale show I start to fantasize about working there and swimming with them. Wow. We are soul mates.

Russell, Julie & Sadie Holmes said...

i defintitely think you should run with that dream... we will bring sadie to see you when you are in the Believe show with shamoo! kristin has been here with tyler & she is the cutest girl! we were talking about ANTM & agreed you need to try again... i am dying to know someone on that show!! xo

Morph This said...

seaworld virgin here. i'll wait til you are there.

Katie said...

I love your new header! Awesome picture!

Ryan and Bethany said...

Someday you'll get your whale riding dream. . . You and the whales are meant to be together. :-)

The Batistas said...

hey there neighbors! Good to see what you are up to! Take care!

diana said...

I just went to Sea World last week and had to force myself not to bawl through the Shamu/Believe show. I would be a closet whale rider hopeful too except that since I can't swim (remember our conversation of the 4th of July) there's no way I can even hope for that. So I decided that Marley is going to be a dolphin trainer and swim with killer whales when SHE grows up.