and the only reason i took a picture of this guy is so i had proof that they are just as nasty as i make them out to be. luckily for us...we killed this one. he was hanging out on the wall and about 10 minutes later was scurrying across the floor towards the bedrooms. NOT ok. it took us a good 5 minutes with a long broom, a boys shoe (we couldn't use our own...guts...hello!), and a lot of shrieking...but we finally got him dead and smooshed on the tile. just the way i like them. dead. but seriously they are NASTY! and i will scream, gasp, and shriek every time i see one. sorry...but not really.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
after the sunset we went to haleiwa eats and got delicious thai food. it was an all around great night with great people! happy 20th birthday colleen. i'm so glad you are here with me!!
-chris and i watched the bachelorette tonight and that kasey is crazy!! a tatoo on your arm about shielding ali's heart and you think you aren't going to get kicked off? nice try.
-the show that comes on after the bachelorette is pretty funny. its called "true beauty" or something like that and its sort of ridiculous but chris and i (probably mostly i) love it. its a show about inner beauty but all the contestants think its about outter beauty and becoming the "face of vegas"and there are secret challenges to test their character and its funny. they are all shallow and sort of get pissed when they find out the real meaning of the show as they get kicked off. hilarious.
-i got more hours at work this week. woohooo. downside...they aren't in the store i was hired to work in. oh well i guess. work is work. i realllllly need to get on the teaching thing.
-i found out my family is going to montana is august for a family vacation/little family reunion and i'm sad that i can't be there. i was the one who said we should all go to montana and be up there for the fair and the rodeo and now i don't even get to go.
-i need some retail therapy. its not like i even have money to burn a hole in my pocket but regardless i need to go shopping. i haven't been in weeks and a new shirt or new pair of shoes would be amazing right about now. its just nice every now and then to get something new to make you feel good about yourself.
-i want to get my hair done SOOOO bad but because i have no money (ok not entirely true, i just feel bad spending it on something so silly as getting my hair done) that i'm putting it off....but i really want to get my highlights spruced up. ugh. curse being poor.
-i can NOT eat popcorn. without fail every single time i eat it i get the worst stomach aches! two nights in a row i've had popcorn and both nights i have had such a bad stomach ache. stupid. especially because colleen makes AWESOME jalepeno popcorn. sad.
thats all for now i guess. just wanted to post some pictures that i promised my mom i would post. also. i need to take more pictures. i had to scramble to come up with the ones i did. i just hate being the annoying person that always takes out the camera. guess i need to work on it. especially since i don't have very many of chris and i. thats all.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
living in paradise does have its perks :] and yes the water was that color, if not prettier... jealous yet?
in oher news
-i have decided its much easier to spend a day at the beach instead of job hunting...so thats what i do. ev.er.y. day.
-i have also decided that i am going to be a teacher. whaaaat?? pretty much everyone that spoke to me after student teaching would say that i swore off teaching. well i'm kinda excited about it again...maybe its because i have forgotten how sucky 12 year olds can be OR i've realized that every education major i've talked to in the last month or so has said they HATED student teaching but LOVE being a teacher. also...i can make $160 a day as a SUB! maybe thats my main motive...but whatever it is...its getting me back in to teaching.
-junk food is gooooood and i need to stop eating it. but seriously if its not one thing its the next...like the melona bar (like a honeydew popcycle heaven in your mouth), and molasada (like a donut but better), and mochi (japanese ice cream with a outter layer of rice flour), and pizza that i had today. seriously? yeah seriously. that needs to stop.
-tomorrow is this pretty lady's birthday and she will be 20. and i'm SO excited because we are going to haleiwa eats for dinner. its the most amazing thai food and i loooooooooove it. pineapple fried rice here i come.
-i talked to my mom the other day and she tells me funny things that the kids are saying and doing right now and it makes me miss them soooo much. ry has started saying "oh dear" when something is messy or if someone gets hurt. she also said he woke up the other morning and the first thing he said was "i love mickey mouse". i love that boy. jordyn is starting to talk a ton too and the other day my mom told her to say "hi jessica" (uhhh i don't know why she said jessica instead of jess) and jordyn said my full name and it literally melted my heart. i'm SOO excited to be going home to see them in a few months! please stop growing until then little loves!
Monday, June 14, 2010
speaking of colleen. the other day we went down to waimea bay (probably my most favorite beach along the north shore) and we saw DOLPHINS! not only did we see them we swam with them, in the wild and it was AWESOME! seriously one of the coolest experiences of my life. we saw them out there quite a ways and we had been told previously that if you go under water you can hear them talking to each other. soooo colleen took off to go explore and shortly after i swam out to join her. remember how i'm semi afraid of swimming in the ocean? oh yeah. i am but i promise we were out there freaking far! and the fact that the surf is so flat during the summer helps...less scary with no waves!
there were definitely upwards of like 35 dolphins and at one point, while i was swimming out, one swam like 3 feet in front of me. yes i kinda got scared but the adrenaline pushed me to swim further out. they were SOOOOO pretty and graceful. they were spinner dolphins and were totally putting on a show. there were whole pods swimming right underneath us. i wish i could describe how beauitful and amazing they are! and i also wish that i had an underwater camera. note to self: BUY ONE!
other than that...things here in the land of aloha are good. its hot, i go to the beach everyday, i have tried to start running (but normally for short amounts of time due to my face feeling like its literally going to explode because its so hot so early), church has been good, there are lots of SCARY and creepy crawly bugs that i am growing accustomed to (i.e ants EVERYWHERE and nasty nasty cockroaches, and the occasional gecko that are freaking fast and initially scare the crap out of you when you walk into the bathroom).
here are some pretty pictures because i know thats the fun part about looking at a blog.
chris and i eating the famous north shore shave ice at matsumoto's shave ice in haleiwa.
colleen and i at matsumoto's. we also ate at this amazing teriyaki chicken place. mmmm so good.
a pretty sunset in haleiwa...ps i loooove haleiwa town!
Friday, June 4, 2010
-colleen got here on wednesday and its been SO fun having her here. this summer is going to rock
-i got fried yesterday at turtle bay. curse overcast days and me forgetting to put sunscreen on. the irony of that is i always tell chris to put sunscreen on even when its overcast because those are the days when you get burnt the most. touche i guess.
-i'm going home with chris on september 3-11 and i can.not.wait. its going to be so fun and now i have something to look forward to for the next couple of months :] yesssss!