Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lights Out!

What are the chances that everyone (well, nearly everyone) on the island experiences a power outage all at the same time? Well, that's what happened last night. It was around 6:30 p.m. I got off work early, in hopes to make it back in time for the wedding dance for two friends that were getting married the next day. Gas was low, and instead of filling up at the Chevron gas station in Sunset, I thought it would be more convenient to fill up in Kahuku since I needed to make a deposit at the ATM at my bank. So I go through the normal routine of my daily deposit, and just as I'm waiting to get my card back, ALL THE LIGHTS GO OUT!!!

Yup, so I'm standing there in the dark in disbelief with what just happened! The freakin' power went out before my card came out of the dang machine!!! Luckily, I had my cell phone handy, and was able to cancel my card. They told me that I would be able to get my card from the branch the next day they're open, which would be Monday. Unfortunately I would be on a plane headed to Maui by then. Just my luck.

There were weddings, and not to mention it was the last day for the temple to be open so you can just imagine how crazy things were there. But luckily for them, all went well. The power came back on at around 2:30 the next day, and all went as planned. Just include this on the list of crazy natural disasters in Hawaii in '08!

One of the first things that came to mind was...

Friday, December 19, 2008

A Thousand Splendid Suns

I was given this book as a Christmas gift from one of my friends in an effort to share his favorite story with me. Definitely in my top ten. Inspiring. Riveting. Beautiful. That's all I have to say.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sickness and Goodbye's

I've been hit by the icky-yucky-blah-blah-blah sick bug!!! And of all the sicknesses I could have inherited, I got the "puke-your-guts-out-can't-stand-the-smell-of ANYTHING" kind!!! Ugh...I hate it when my stomach gets sick. So, I spent all day Sunday and half of yesterday stuck at home sleeping and reading the Twilight series....AGAIN! Hahahaha.

Well, late Sunday evening, I got a call from Greg. I thought he was gonna try to get me to do a Zippy's run with him, because he thought I was lying when I told him I was sick. He was heading to California the next day for Christmas he wanted to do one last run for the year. Sadly, that has been our late night habit for the past few months....running to Zippy's. How pathetic! Hahaha. Anyhoo, imagine my surprise when he told me that he would be MOVING back to California!!! My initial reaction was to just laugh because this guy has been living a vacation lifestyle in the past 4 MONTHS!!!! So I thought it was pretty funny that he only NOW decided that he should actually go home to start working! Anyhoo...that's another story that I'll let him blog about.

So...the next day Ane and I took him to the airport. It was a little sad, but not really cause I know I'll see him again. I've come to the realization that I am officially the President of the "Farewell" committee considering all of my close friends all end up "leaving" me on this stinkin' rock. Talk about drowning in island fever!!!! But I know my time will come soon. So until then, I have yet to find someone to hand over the torch. Lol. *Sigh*

Friday, December 12, 2008

Rain and Books

"It rained" would be an understatement to describe what happened yesterday. More like the heavens opened up and someone forgot to turn the tap off. I think within a matter of hours, most of the island was flooded. It's amazing how a whole community comes together to help each other in the midst of a crisis. While I stayed home to watch the sister, her husband and their two older boys went out helping other families whose homes were knee high (some waist high) in water. Kaloz. Boy was I thankful I didn't have to work that day.

So, besides watching movies, and stuffing my face with anything warm. I snuggled up in bed with my latest reading project, "My Sisters Keeper" by Jodi Picoult. From stem cell research, to leukemia, to family relationships, this book really makes you think about life decisions. I won't say anymore in case you plan on reading it yourself. Made me better appreciate my family and my sisters.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Chelsea Lately

With the school semester winding to an end, I have found myself distracted by youtube. It all started by looking up interviews with Robert Pattinson a.k.a. Edward Cullen. Yes...I admit...I am OBSESSED with this movie and its characters. Anyhoo, as I was googling everything about Twilight, I came across a funny little show called Chelsea Lately. It's a late nite t.v. show on E! This lady is freaking hilarious!!! Here are some of my favorite clips. Just wanted to share cause she had me laughing for days. These have definitely helped with the fanatacism of Rob. Enjoy!!!

*WARNING: If you're a fan of Tyra Banks, you may get a little offended.

Wait til the end of this clip. It's freakin' hilarious!!!!!