Cabo Day Five. In Which We Eat Fish And Then Drink Like Fish. And Then Buy Tiny Sombreros For Our Dogs.

Hey blogstalkers!

Sorry for the temporary MIAness but days three and four of Cabo we didn't do much or really take any pictures and if I posted about those days you all would have been like "Ugh this is SO boring, why am I even reading this?  Why do I even read this blog?  I'm never reading this blog again."

And I can't have that happen.  So I didn't post those days.

Also, I was trying to take a small break from the web because when my husband was filling out customs forms on the plane he first wrote "She lives on the internet" for my address.

My sister and my best friend made me this shirt when I got engaged.  Because when I was still in the 'pestering Ryan to propose' phase of my life, I had a shirt made that said "Currently Filing Single.  Looking To File Jointly."

But anyway, day five was the complete opposite of days three/four.  Because we became a group of seven and sort of went a little crazy.  No judging blogstalkers.  It was St. Patrick's Day.  And even though the man I married is a big Jew, his name is somehow Ryan Patrick Gallagher and he thus must celebrate St. Patrick's day with enthusiasm.

If you haven't read them already, you can find Cabo Day One HERE and Cabo Day Two HERE.

I'm going to do this post in two parts, because there are one million pictures.  And Day six is looking a little boring (I am currently sitting inside covered in aloe, eating kiwis and listening to Jimmy Buffett music.)  So it'll give me something to post about tomorrow.

But I'll start with dinner on Day four.  We went to a place called Las Mariscadas.  It was SO good.

Right away they brought us chips and three different salsas: Mild, Medium and Hot.  Danny took a big scoopful of the Medium and immediately got the hiccups.  I smelled the Hot salsa and burnt the inside of my nose.  Seriously.

Can you see the beginnings of what will soon be a sunburn of marvelous proportions on my face?
To begin, we had ceviche and 'Sopa De Los Siete Mariscos.'

"This is the best soup I have had in my entire life.  And I have had some truly excellent soups.  Don't tell your mom.  I don't want her to stop making me soups."  Guess who said that.
The best part of the soup?  I'm seriously sitting here squirming because I am so excited to post this.

Tentacles!!  Ryan can no longer fault me for having brought all of my tentacles to Mexico because they clearly belong here.  Even if the customs person who went through my bag was somewhat confused.
Then Ryan and his sister Katie split a gigantic seafood platter.

There were tentacles on this platter too. 
Ryan wouldn't let me get close enough to take a good picture of the tentacles because  "Having a wife who is a hypochondriac and who travels with a noodle and always has Cheetos in her purse is quite enough crazy for one fellow without adding a tentacle obsession into the mix."

And then I was like "I do not ALWAYS have Cheetos in my purse."

And Ryan was like "Prove it."

And I was like "Not right now thank you."

But moving on.  Sean made friends with a fish.

And then Sean ate his friend the fish.  But not before making its dead fish mouth talk to us all even though we asked him to stop repeatedly.

We just headed home and to bed after dinner.  Danny and Katie had to get up early to head back to the airport and collect his girlfriend and her BFF.

Meet Girl Ryan.  We sometimes also call her Decent Ryan.
And Elyse.  We make her ride in the trunk.  She is a very agreeable person.
Once everyone was all settled in, we decided to head to town (which is walking distance for us) for lunch.  It was a good thing we walked because "lunch" soon turned into "Oh Right...It's St Patrick's Day."

We started at Happy Endings because Ryan liked the name.

And yes those are double shots of tequila on the table.

Ryan liked the name because he and I have a reoccurring discussion in which he presents the idea that it would be cheaper for him to fly to a Las Vegas massage parlor once a week for the rest of his life than to have a wife.  And then I present the idea that he "shut up."
And we had a liquid lunch.

And then Katie made a fort out of our empty beer boxes.
And then the bartender took this picture of us.

And then Ryan bought a tee shirt with the girl behind us on it.  Because "she looks like you."
The face that Ryan is making in the above picture became sort of a theme of the afternoon.

For example.

She looks surprised but really she's thinking "Hurry up and finish that beer and then drink another beer.  I need more boxes for my fort."
Happy Endings staples dollar bills that customers have drawn on to their walls and bar.  So we made this one.

YOLO is "You Only Live Once" which is Katie's current mantra and sort of the theme of this trip.  If you look closely we all signed the top "Lauren, Ryan (Boy), Katie, Elyse, Danny, Ryan (Girl)."
So look for it if you're ever in Cabo San Lucas and inexplicably feel the urge to go to a bar called Happy Endings.

Also, apparently when Girl Ryan was little she couldn't say "peekaboo" so instead she said "buckabee"which makes absolutely no sense but which has earned her the nickname 'Bucky'.

So when we saw this dollar, we got this picture for her to give to her parents.  They are going to be so pleased.

"And this is our second daughter, Fucken Bucky."
We left Happy Endings shortly after this photo was taken.  And went to another bar.  Forgive us our sins blogstalkers.  We've been very stressed.

I'll post the second half of our story tomorrow.  But here is a sneak peek.

He really really loves Clown Fish.  Seriously.  It rivals my monkey obsession.
Talk to you soon!!


I was all "To cool to smile for the camera fellows?"  And then Ryan was like "I really regret using the word fellow last night."
OH and for right now, if you're wondering, my noodle is named Ryan Patrick Gallagher.  Because then I can say things like "True story, Ryan Patrick Gallagher and I had a conversation by the pool last night about how it's totally time to have babies."  And person Ryan can't be like "That's a dirty lie."


Also, even though my last post was about starting to take paid endorsement, it is just a wild coincidence that on this post I would like you all to go check out the greatest blog in the universe: Bob The Water Cat
NOTE: Bob has not paid me to say that. (yet)

Seriously blogstalkers, his blog actually makes me laugh out loud.


51 comments:

  1. Anonymous3/18/2012

    Sounds like a blast! I want to tell my husband to take me to Cabo now "we have to look for the YOLO dollar! It's like a Blogger scavenger hunt!"

    This is Kat BTW. I'm trying to comment from my phone and its stupid. -_-

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    1. I think it's a perfectly valid reason to go to Cabo. Perfectly valid indeed.

      And yes we're having a great time.

      Well everyone else is. Ryan won't let me be outside in the sun any longer.

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  2. I just watched a tv show where a guy got killed by a ginormous octopus vampire monster. He had large suction cup scars all over. It reminded me of your lunch. You are very brave. I'm still scared of peanut butter and jelly...

    Glad you're having a blast!! :o)

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    1. Ok confession time. I didn't EAT the tentacles. Just played with them. I did eat the rest of the soup though. And everyone else ate their tentacles.

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  3. That soup seems kinda dangerous! I am imagining a live crab rising out of it with it's pincy claws snapping and clipping off my tongue. Of course this comment might be fuelled by the fact I watched a horror film before bed last night. Yes Simon, it's still a horror movie even if YOU are laughing.

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    1. So the picture can probably be misinterpreted. It looks like there's a whole crab just chilling in the soup but really it was only the claws. And they gave you claw cracker things to use when you immediately removed the pincers from the soup. Everything else (besides the octopus tentacles) was normal clam/mussel/shrimp type seafood.

      And I get the 'horror' movie thing. I still classify the Disney movie Snow White as a horror movie.

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  4. I agree with Abigail. I was expecting a follow up picture of the Lochness monster coming up out of the bowl.

    And also, I'm willing to bet that Ryan's very favoritest movie is Finding Nemo.

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    1. Someone needs to tell Sean that 'Fish are friends. Not food!' *snicker*

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    2. The soup does look scary in picture but in person it was super delicious. And we're somewhat adventurous eaters. I'll try anything once. Mostly just to say I've tried it. Not because I imagine I'll like a slimy tentacle in my soup from time to time.

      And yes, Ryan LOVES Finding Nemo. For a while after we saw it he was real annoying pretending to be the dumb seagulls whenever we ate a delicious dinner. He'd be all "Mine Mine" and then steal choice morsels from my plate.

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    3. And I just made Sean read your comment Abi. So you just did.

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  5. "...if I posted about those days you all would have been like 'Ugh this is SO boring, why am I even reading this? Why do I even read this blog? I'm never reading this blog again.'"

    Never going to happen.

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    1. Haha thanks, nice to hear.

      But seriously Day 3 would have been like "And then I painted my toes pale pink but didn't like it so took it off and painted them hot pink and then added a top coat and then read my book - which currently is a fictional book set in the times of the Civil War, sort of like Gone With The Wind but not nearly as well-written."

      See? Totally would have scared you away.

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    2. Day 3 sounds much more fascinating than my days ;-)

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    3. Haha Jessie, it was way more fascinating than my regular days, but pretty tame for Mexico I suppose.

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  6. Guns of the South by Turtledove perhaps? Or could it possibly be Newton's Cannon (which is set in the Revolutionary War, not the Civil War but still a fun read with magic and native americans and Blackbeard the Pirate!)

    Also, it try to reply to your reply but my work computer is, as the kids say, lamesauce.

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    1. Not either of those books (I honestly can't even remember the name right now) but I am adding those to my list of things to read. It is a very long list.

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  7. It looks like you all are having so much fun. I really wish you would have brought me as your carry on instead of Ryan Patrick Gallagher.... (aka the noodle). I can't wait for part 2. Does Katie complete the fort? Does Sean's fish friend come back to haunt him? Does Lauren turn into an octopus after eating tentacles?! The suspense is killing me! Miss you guys, hope you have a blast these next couple of days and looking forward to seeing you when you return :-)

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    1. Actually Vanessa, Ryan Patrick Gallagher took Ryan Patrick Gallagher as his carry-on because my carry-on was filled with books and aloe.

      And I'm a bad blogger and still haven't even started part two. But we've been busy the last couple of days.

      Also, I didn't eat the tentacles, for reasons you understand I'm sure.

      Miss you too!!

      We'll be home Friday evening if you want to stop by!

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    2. Two words.... Flat Top and soft shell crab. Only fake tentacles are good in your book :-)

      I'll definitely stop by on Friday. Text me when you are home and settled in!

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    3. I really am surprised sometimes that we're still friends after that FlatTop squid debacle...

      But yes stop by Friday! Should be home and settled by around eight.

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  8. First, might I just say that you look adorable in those pics? I guess I just did. Cabo looks good on you!

    Also, am I the only one who sees tentacle and keeps thinking testicle? Just me? Ok, then.

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    1. Nope not just you Misty. I was actually just mentioning my tentacles in an email I sent TheBloggess and accidentally typed testicle like three times. I caught it before I sent it luckily. She probably would have blocked me from her blog for life and that would have been heartbreaking.

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  9. That seafood platter looks amazing. And I'll bet the tentacles were yummy. I love calimari and one of my favorite things to do is to jiggle the tentacles (not testicles, although I'd jiggle those too, if squid had them. do squid have them?) at squeamish people eating with me before nomming them all down.

    Going out to eat with me is always a fun time, I promise.

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    1. I really think you and my best friend Vanessa would get along. I am incapable of eating things that actually resemble the real life animal (like soft shell crabs and the calamari that actually looks like baby squids.) But she's fine with it and just LOVES to put on a show with baby squids whenever we order calamari. It's horrifying.

      If you two ever become friends I am never going out to dinner with both of you.

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    2. Right up until we trick you into with promises of browsing pool noodles and rubies. And then SURPRISE! Calamari for dinner!

      Or shrimp. Or head-on shrimp, like they serve in the fancy places. And lobster. We'll make the claws talk at you.

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    3. Hmmm trickery IS right up Vanessa's alley. I think it's best if the two of you never meet.

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    4. Hey Lauren, want to go shopping for rubies this weekend?

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    5. No Vanessa I do not, but thank you for asking.

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    6. Hey Lauren, wanna go looking at new pool noodles? Ryan Patrick Gallagher needs a friend!

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    7. Hey Vanessa, wanna be friends?

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    8. You two had better stop it right this instant.

      It's starting to actually scare me.

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    9. Lauren! I made you a welcome home meal! Wanna know what's in it?

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    10. No I do not Laura. Not even a little bit.

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    11. It's really really good. You'll like it I promise!!

      But uh, you might not want to go poking around in it too much. That is definitely not a tentacle.

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    12. Does it have cheese in it?

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    13. Three kinds!

      Cheese is a fabulous addition to tur... uh, any meal!

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    14. Have you not read my most recent post? I like things with FOUR kinds of cheese. Three kinds is for amateurs.

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  10. I would tell you that you need to come home because I'm insanely jealous of your time south of the border, but I'm enjoying living vicariously thorough your updates and photos.

    So I'm a jealous enjoyer. How's that for split personality?

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    1. Haha. Totally get it though. I'm very split personality in many aspects of my life. Happy you're enjoying!

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  11. In the time honored tradition of misquoting Hyperbole and a Half, Read ALL the books!

    I can list more literary awesomeness if you'd like. We could make a game of it...:D

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    1. Sure list as many books as you like, I'm always up for suggestions! And I read EVERYTHING. Like recently I've read Anna Karenina and Pride & Prejudice for the thousandth time but I'm currently embroiled in The Maze Runner (adolescent post-apocalyptic stuff) and I shot through The Game Of Thrones saga earlier this year. Oh and I just read a biography of Abraham Lincoln because my dad wanted me to.

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  12. Melissa3/22/2012

    You're witty, cute, and love books. That's fun. Hop on Ryan naked & demand a baby. However, if that's not ok right now, have fun on your vacation. You deserve it.

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    1. Hey thanks for calling me witty!

      And I would do as you suggest but I'm very sunburned and doing hopping of any sort hurts like heck.

      The good news though is that showers are unbearable, so I don't have to take them anymore. I just gingerly step into the pool.

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  13. I am so jealous of your vacation right now. But I live in Phoenix, it's hot and sunny all year so I shouldn't be jealous of people's vacations.

    By the way, your new tag line....shouldn't it be Dependant? Dependent means it depends on something. DependAnt is a person.

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    1. My sister lived in Tempe for years so I'm all about Arizona's weather and the idea that it is possible in some places to be in an outdoor swimming pool in February. Jealous.

      And the tag line, yep you're totally right. I've actually been trying to figure out how to fix it for like two weeks (I didn't design the site and I can not find where it's shown in the HTML.) So I'm waiting for my site designer to have some time to make the fix.

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  14. Anonymous3/22/2012

    We need a monkey update!

    xoxo!

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    1. I know I know! I'm terrible.

      Here's the monkey update: No monkeys dammit.

      But a whale update is coming, and it is awesome.

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  15. Seriously? Your husband's name is Ryan Patrick Gallagher, but he's Jewish? That cannot be! :) Did he convert or did his parents forget they were Jewish in the delivery room? (By the way, you're just so cute and funny - I'm glad I stumbled onto this blog!)

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    1. Actually Ryan is Jewish because his mom was 100% Jewish (and mothers determine religion I guess.) His dad though was super Irish Catholic, hence the last name Gallagher. So his parents just gave all of their kids names that 'sounded nice' with Gallagher. But they're all Jewish.

      (And by the way, thanks! Comments like that both freak me out and make my day.)

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  16. I'm a little bit slow on the uptake but I just discovered your blog (which I LOVE by the way). But also I got insanely excited about the picture Girl Ryan took with the dollar bill. Unless I'm horribly mistaken (I am most of the time so it wouldn't be surprising) it says Fuck 'Em Bucky. Bucky is the mascot for the University of Wisconsin - Madison, which is my alma mater. It's a cheer and it can be found on all sorts of Wisconsin garb! But I have to say, as an alum I do love the idea of naming my second child Fucken Bucky :)

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    1. Welcome! So glad you've found my blog! And yes I do think the dollar actually said "Fuck'Em Bucky" and not Fucken Bucky. Very interesting to hear where that comes from.

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