Tuesday, May 8, 2012

guess i'm moving to ft. lauderdale...

I think I've mentioned this before, but I really love manatees. Like really really. Like I beg Matt on a weekly basis to dig a saltwater pond in our backyard and get me a pet manatee. What kind of jerk husband is he that he hasn't rushed to do this yet? Beats me.

Anyway. I am content to spend hours of a beach trip manatee-searching. I consider it a great and successful trip if I can just barely see one...the top of their back, or a flip of a tail. 

If I ever saw something like what happens in this video in real life, I absolutely might just stroke out and die on the spot. I'm not sure my poor heart could handle the happiness.

You lucky, lucky people of Ft. Lauderdale. I'm so jealous of you I can almost taste it. You stupid hoggers of cute manatee moments.

Ft. Lauderdale is now on the top of my list of places to maybe move. I forgot to list it as one of my place-to-live must-haves, but obviously a happening manatee scene is of utmost importance. And the scene at this beach absolutely qualifies. 

Feel free to thank me for making your life better by sharing this video. Appropriate ways to express thanks include (but are not limited to): digging me a saltwater pond in the backyard and putting a manatee in it, giving me a large-denomination Sephora gift card, and buying me a house in Ft. Lauderdale. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.


  1. Very cool time at the beach. I must say my vacations never have cool sightings.

  2. Love your blog! This reminds me of a video I saw on Ellen of Kristen Bell when she got to see a real sloth! She was obsessed with them and the video made me laugh SO hard! You should definitely look it up! It's hysterical! Maybe you will get your own moment like this soon! :)

  3. Umm, I think I need to go there. Now.

  4. I will totally come visit you if you move there and we can visit the manatees together!

  5. Wow...I think I would have thrown up my lunch! That's just amazing! Thank you for sharing...hope you get an up close and personal chance to meet a manatee!

  6. This is more proof that you are my skinny soulmate. Manatees?? I FRAKKING LOVE MANATEES. I dream about owning a manatee or swimming with a manatee or getting a classy manatee tattoo but I'm afraid of inviting the comparison. IF you move there, can I visit you and we can stroke out together about the frakking manatees???

  7. Umm...we are moving to ft lauderdale! Well...actually pompano but it's pretty much ft lauderdale. It's just north. So come visit and we will go on a manatee search. And you should move here...I would love that!


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