First off, I have to thank the Destructoid community for everything you are about to read. Without you guys this never would have happened, so � thank you from the bottom of my heart. <3
As some of you may know
, I got to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine this past Saturday: swimming with dolphins.
A few months back
a large handful of Destructoid community members chipped it to buy me a birthday present in the form of an Interactive Dolphin Program at Sea World in San Diego.
It was the greatest experience of my entire life.
But let�s start at the beginning.
Honestly, everything from the minute I woke up until I arrived at Sea World was a giant OMG
blur. It goes without saying that I was in an extremely happy mood.
But don�t take my word for it. Let these pictures speak for themselves:
The dolphin is making the Chad face. My God, could this day have been any more amazing?!
And now for some of the highlights (well, the ones I remember/were conscious for):
-I got to train the mother and daughter dolphins on my own once. Using a simple hand motion, I instructed them to swim to the other end of the tank and return to me �walking� on the water with their tails. Yup, doing that made me cry again. :/
-Every time you kissed the mother dolphin on the head it would make this ridiculously cute sound -- kind of like a baby laughing. It was amazing.
-One of the guys in my group contacted the Sea World people beforehand and had them put a note in a giant plastic bottle that the dolphins use for a toy. During the training, the dolphin brought the bottle to this guy�s girlfriend. She opened the bottle and read the note. THE NOTE ASKED HER TO MARRY HIM! There was even a ring attached! You better believe I cried after this happened! Note to whoever is going to propose to me someday: this
is how it needs to happen.
I obviously don�t need to say that Saturday was the best day of my entire life. I truly feel like my life changed after the experience of swimming with the dolphins. Call me overdramatic, I don�t care. You can call me anything you want! I got to swim with dolphins and I am so freakin� happy!
Thanks again to the people that made this happen. There aren�t enough smiley face emoticons to express my eternal gratitude. :)
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