Not quite the same…or at all.

February 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm 7 comments

Yesterday my good friend sent me a link to a blog with one of the most incredible images on it. I’m a huge animal lover…with dolphins being some of my favorite. I couldn’t help but stare at the image for a few minutes. It’s so joyful and surreal! So then another friend gave me the idea of recreating it.

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DONE.

That’s what I was going to do once I got home with my all-time favorite animal. As you can see I failed epically. I blame some of the failure on Alex who was unable to get Saci to stand on the correct side of the glass sliding door. I also blame myself for not looking more like the aquatic creature who is featured in the real image.

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Yesterday was also the first day that Saci realized she was cooler than me. She was inconsolable for the rest of the evening. Perhaps a piece of bacon or fresh salami will put me right back on top. She’s a slave to treats.

In case you’re wondering about the origins of the awesome dolphin/zebra image you can read about it here.

It was taken at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. Beauregard, an 8-month old Grants Zebra takes daily strolls around the park. On this particular day he was greeted by Brandy, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.

Who names a zebra Beauregard? I can think of a number of infinitely cooler names on the spot. Like Moose or Zoolander. uhhh yeahhhh

It’s images like those that reaffirm that my true calling is to be a dolphin trainer. I’m making dolphin noises RIGHT NOW…in my head. If I were to do it out loud I think I’d frighten a few people, but only a few.

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  • 1. Alec  |  February 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Yesterday was also the first day that Saci realized she was cooler than me.

    AHHHH! I just lol’d. And you actually do look like a happy aquatic creature in that picture. I can almost hear you going “mrehhhH!”

    As for Saci, she’ll just have to deal with the burden of being awesome. It’s not that bad… I should know.

    P.S. Bacon is on the “not for dogs” list of food. I believe Town would agree, as he read the entire list to me when I visited.

    P.P.S. I love your shoes.

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  • 2. erynchandler  |  February 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    haha. after a second glance my hands could be interpreted as little raptor-esque fins i guess!

    also no worries, i never give Saci bacon. EVER. it’s just a popular dog treat so i threw it in there for relatability!

    thanks for the shoe compliment…i got them a few years ago for $19.99. schwing!

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  • 3. Leah  |  February 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    hilarious – esp the part about your dog realizing she’s cooler than you. :)

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  • 4. Brian Kirk  |  February 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    nice grill :)

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  • 5. erynchandler  |  February 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    leah: she’s def cooler than me

    bk: we love the grill…it’s pretty much all we’ve been cooking on lately. me gusta grilled corn on the cob. and part of the reason we didn’t get a better picture is because alex was hurrying us along…he had sausages grilling.

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  • 6. erin :: the olive notes  |  February 13, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    i love that photo! (I’ll keep you guessing which one I mean!) ha :)

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  • 7. Monika  |  February 16, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Erin, what is your email address? I have to send you a photo :) I love dolphins too!

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