Tuesday, September 29, 2009

i miss rocket...

rocket was my chinchilla (or as my good friend, chris krey, affectionately called him-the chimichanga) that ran away. i want to get another one, because they are so freaking cute!!!!!!

i mean, really, how can you resist this face?
if this little nugget isn't a tiny fragment of perfection, then i don't know what is...

i found this little guy listed on craigslist...so i hope a good family adopts him.

Monday, September 28, 2009

can this be real?!!!

dear hawaii,

hi, it's your friend october. i know it's been a while since we've last seen each other, but i thought i'd pay you a visit the day after tomorrow. i promise to bring with me some fall swells and more temperate weather. i'm just hoping you have time to squeeze me in for some quality time before the impending holidays. cause once i'm gone...we all know it's a landslide into the new year.

looking forward to the triple crown...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

in honor of wet wednesdays...

in addition to being one of my favorite artists, jason mraz has an amazing blog on his website. he's a very talented writer, and a big advocate for living green and water conservation. lately, i've really been enjoying his 'wet wednesday' entries. they're dedicated to educating people on how we can do our part to save this precious resource.

so buy local.

conserve water.

remember: "the constant dripping of water wears away the stone" -sufi proverb

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

this might be too hard to resist...

so i occasionally cruise craigslist (who doesn't) looking for useless things to waste my money on. and i found this advertisement...

are you kidding me?! a german shepherd. in laie. it's so tempting...

i might have to go and check it out after work...

here's the day i hoped would never come...

my macbook is dead...well dying. it froze yesterday and then when i tried to re-boot it it would only make the welcome noise, and then go to a gray screen. i tried EVERYTHING to try and fix it, including doing a 'safe start' and going through the 'fsck' thing where you manually enter the code commands into the computer. hopefully i'll be able to take it to the apple store, and they can at least get the contents of my hard drive off of it. she is three years old, and i guess i'm due for a new computer anyways.

in the meantime, i have been sublimating my anger towards the computer gods with these:

they're called veggie straws and they're delicious.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

somebody to love...

ever since we had to return our little friend back to her owners, i have been craving some puppy love...so can someone please talk some sense into me, and tell me why i can't get a dog right now?!!! to be truthful, i have always been a cat person, but not opposed to dogs. i think the only reason i might not have cared for them is because once my mom got one, she tended to treat it slightly better than me. the best part about it was that she would tell me, to my face, why she loved and preferred the dog over me. but seriously, at the risk of turning into my mother, i want one!!!!

i was thinking maybe a border collie would be fun...

or possibly a husky or malamute...

but i think i'll probably go for a german shepherd. i mean who can resist a face like this?

plus, they're really smart and beautiful

and who knows? they might end up liking indy this much:

Monday, September 14, 2009

'what makes us different makes us beautiful'...

i heart this movie a whole lot

well mostly james mcavoy, who plays, in my opinion, the perfect man.

witty. musical. passionate. humble. charming.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

my roommate, the beauty queen...

here is an excerpt from an actual conversation i had yesterday with one of my lovely roommates:

her: so if you could be from any country in the world, where would you be from?
me: south africa
her: (rolling her eyes) no, no, i said what country
me: south africa
her: that's a region. i meant what country in that area...
me: again, south africa, you know, where the next summer olympics are going to be held? apartheid, cape town, johannesburg, amazing surf, is any of this ringing a bell?
her: wait, that's a country?

i won't give you the pleasure of divulging which roommate i had this glorious conversation with, but needless to say that we all had a good laugh over it.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

just when i thought i was free...

today when i was getting out of the water at puena point and i heard these magic words:

'excuse me, is this where you can see the turtles?'

it's been over a year since i stopped working at ola at turtle bay, and i have to admit, sometimes i miss it. BUT i do not miss constantly having to answer an endless amount of mindless questions from innocent tourists.

now let me explain something to you non-hawaii dwellers:
turtles are wild animals, and go where they please. therefore it is hard to pin point their exact location and predict where they will be at any given time. asking about where you can see turtles is about as useless as me coming up to you, while i'm on vacation on the mainland, and asking where i can see a squirrel.

so please stop asking when they come out, how many there are, and if the chicken sandwich is served on bread....sorry, i digress...

but seriously, just let these little guys be...

Monday, September 7, 2009

would you rather?

would you rather have a roommate who wears fake hair extensions and hangs them out to dry, after washing them, on the towel rack in the bathroom


would you rather sit next to a girl, in relief society, who is ripping out her hair extensions and trying to discretely place them in her purse

sadly, i have had to live through them both.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I have a stalker...

so i had a little friend follow me home on my walk the other day, and we became insta-friends:

don't worry, i still love indy. however, i have a feeling he is somewhat less than amused...