Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Today I found out "officially" that I am a blonde. Augggghhhhhh! I know that my hair has been bleaching in the sun but I was considering myself a sunbleached brunette. I ignored the first couple of blonde comments but today one of our guests (who is a hairdresser) informed me that I am, in fact, a dark blonde. Lord help me. I guess I will have to post some pics later and let the masses decide.

At Small Hope, we wear a multitude of hats...we are divemasters, instructors, captains, equipment techs, hosts, and bartenders. On our bar nights, we have to have a signature drink. Since I AM the Dive Bunny, I invented the "Bunny Hop." My only two requirements for my drink were that it include Jim Beam whiskey and that it be pink. I started experimenting and this is what I came up with:

2 oz Jim Beam Whiskey
3 oz ruby red grapefuit juice
1 oz pineapple juice
Amaretto float (1/2 oz maybe?)
twist of lime

It sounds a little odd...but it tastes GREAT! It turned out to be a hit. I get requests for it now and there are posts on the SHBL blog mentioning my drink. I am pretty stoked on it. You should try one!

Life here has been awesome as usual. Small Hope (the band) has been playing regularly and we are really getting our groove together. Our first single should be ready record any day now. Ash is getting his recording equipment together and then Dennis, Ash, and I will do the recording. We are getting three interns in during the next couple of weeks and we may wait to see if they sing or play instruments so we can flesh our sound out. We could really use a bass player!

We had a group of about 11 twenty-somethings in this week. A lovely couple from Amsterdam, Thijs and Fieke, who went out dancing with me on Saturday night. We went to the local bar, Hank's Place, where there is a great mix of Navy guys from AUTEC and local Bahamians. We got there around 10pm, started drinking Guinness and danced with the lightning striking onto Fresh Creek behind us into the wee hours of the morning. It was amazing.

The rest of the group are from the Virginia area and are a BLAST. They are total hams underwater and have created a need for shot glasses at the bar. We have been doing Kamikazes and Lemon Drops, listening to hip hop on the XM radio and all in all having a blast. I enjoy the mostly chill nights at Small Hope but this little change of pace has been fun.

The invitation for my 10 year high school reunion came. Loren and I are taking a week's worth of vacation to head back to Cali for that. I am looking forward to seeing a lot of people that I haven't seen in ten years. A LOT has changed in ten years besides my hair color! :)

I am sitting watching a heated game of ping pong and I think my attention is needed. New videos will be up soon, including an INSANE shark dive that I videoed today. The sharks were ALL up in my grill...just wait and see. :)


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