We went to a great restaurant tonight, where I had some fantastic seafood jambalaya. Every fork full brought up a new taste sensation. If you're ever out on Whidbey Island in Washington State, and missing New Orleans, go to Gordon's.
On the not so good news side, this little ditty showed up on today's news. I hope the old adage that things come in 3s doesn't hold true this time...
Norwegian Cruise Ship Hits Iceberg in Antarctic
Dec 29, 2007
ANTARCTICA FUN FACTS -- Salt water with a salinity of 35 ppt (parts per thousand) freezes at 28.5F. As it freezes, the salt becomes more concentrated in the remaining unfrozen water. This makes Antarctic water extremely salty, more so than most of the world's oceans causing it to freeze at a lower temperature. Marine invertebrates in the Antarctic have the same concentration of salt in their bodies as the water. Antarctica has a surprising variety of invertebrates. Many grow to gigantic proportions. The giant Antarctic isopod Glyptonotus antarcticus is 4 inches long. A giant Antarctic sea spider is the size of a human's palm. Both the isopod and the sea spider in other seas are easily-overlooked specimens no bigger than a fingernail. (Source: Salt Concentrations)