Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hawaii pt. 2

okay. So i'm in hawaii... as most of you know already.

Two things... well, two for now that will most likely morph into much more.

#1. I LOVE MY FAMILY!!! Particularly my niece. she is so sassy and cute. I took these pictures of her today. the first one is her being 'angry' and the second is her impression of falling asleep at the wheel. No worries, as a responsible aunty, i told her not to do it in real life. :) 



#2. I've been sleeping on a futon, and needless to say, I am SO grateful for my bed!!! I've been in back ache city for the past week. I love being here, but my back hurts like a monkey.

overall, i'm  really happy to be here, but rest assured, I'll be glad to go back to utah (i know, right? I even surprised myself!) 

Friday, November 21, 2008

In Hawaii

So, I am currently in Hawai'i Nei... It is SUPER nice to be able to be near family... and to see my brothers and parents again. :) I guess you don't really know how much you miss home until you've been away, and get to see it again! :)

Even though my whole family is now majorly located on O'ahu... (I am originally from Big Island) I think it's mostly just the general 'feel' of the Islands that makes me feel at home. If I went back to Big Island, I think it would have been a more emotional homecoming for me, but being here is surreal. I never feel fully 'in reality' when I'm on any of the other islands. Is that weird?

So, my friend Susi FINALLY has begun a blog. She really is a great writer, so go read it! :) (susibell.blogspot.com) 

Tonight we're going to Twilight. I hope it's good. I REALLY disliked the 4th book. Which made me never want to read them again. SOOOO, we'll see how I like it. I have no preconcieved notions, so it won't be a disappointment like Eragon. Seriously, Chris... you should have been more aware of the movie and it's progression. :S

Okay, I have to go make dinner... I'll blog more later! ALOHAS!

Monday, November 17, 2008

8 and Great

Okay, I know its another Tag, but I really liked this one... And, I think you can leanr a lot from people from reading this kind of stuff.

8 TV shows I love to watch:
1. Bones
2. Pushing Dasies
3. House
4. How I Met Your Mother
5. Project Runway
6. That 70's Show
7. Arrested Development
8. Jon & Kate Plus 8

8 favorite restaurants:
1. Hayashi's "You Make the Roll"
2. Hawaiian Style Cafe
3. Don's Kitchen
4. Mitsuba's/Mitsu Ken's
5. Player's Sports Grill
6. Makino Chaya
7. Benja Thai & Sushi
8. Gun Barrel (Velvet Elk...)

8 things that happened yesterday:
1. Church
2. Tithing Settlement
3. Cleaned most of my bathroom
4. Finished 2 books
5. Ate dinner with my uncle, aunty, and (best) friend Susi!
6. Watched the Blue Collar Comedy Group for the first time
7. Got complimented by 3 people
8. I woke up late

8 things I'm looking forward to:
1. Going to Hawaii
2. Getting old. Like 80 and still kickin type of old
3. Getting married. I decided that while I'm not really ready for it now, that It will be totally rad.
4. Buying another vehicle. It's in the cards...
5. Sleeping... I am SUPER tired right now
6. Watching Twilight (I know, I know... but it looks really interesting. I hated how the books ended, but I think I'll like the movie. Weird, huh?)
7. Thanksgiving! It's only the best holiday ever
8. Visiting my grandma when I get back from Hawaii

8 things on my wish list:
1. To be debt free
2. To have a new(er) truck in REALLY good shape
3. A Mac Pro
4. A new awesome uke
5. Brisingr
6. A Dyson Vacuum
7. Beretta Model 87 Target
8. A new iPod

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Funk

So, I've been in a funk. I don't know why or how to snap out of it... but, there you go.

Writing this blog today, I find myself thinking about Hawaii and feeling homesick. I MISS HAWAII... so much. I miss the ocean, the mountains, the beach, the plants, a cool ocean breeze... and the people. I miss fresh fish and rice at every meal. I miss taking walks along the ocean front and being able to go to the beach whenever i want to. i miss feeling a connection with the land around me, and feeling the aloha that seeps out of the people. i miss the music... and the feeling of belonging. I'm going home in 6 days and I can't wait. I want to see my mom and dad. I want to see my brothers and their families. I want to see my little bro Sean, who gets home from his mission in Japan tomorrow. I CANT WAIT TO GO HOME!!!

Some people may see this and wonder: Why dont you just move back to Hawaii? (Then you wouldn't miss it! DUH!)

A simple question with a complicated answer. St. George is a protection for me... a way to not only keep out of trouble, but to stay away from the people who I allow to continually hurt me and be-little me. Hawaii is beautiful, but rest assured that there are bad people there. Just because its paradise doesn't mean that there isnt DRAMA... boy is there drama. I know there is drama... if i moved back today it would be counter productive to me 'getting over' a lot of the crap that happened before i left. so, a visit is good enough.

My dad (who is AMAZING) keeps pressuring me to move home, but i don't think he KNOWS how bad things were for me before we moved. I just handle going back for good right now. Eventually i WOULD like to go back and live there, but until i feel ready, i'll be in the mainland. (aka the continental united states...)

Anyways. can't wait to go home. :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Protesting

I know this might be a little late, but I need to get some stuff off my chest regarding the protesters on Prop 8...

I am NOT one to force my beliefs on others, or to discriminate against people for beliefs they have or choices they make. You want to be gay? Go for it. You want to worship Buddah, do it. HOWEVER, If you want those things, be EDUCATED about it. Don't be ignorant. Moreso, don't be ignorant if you are going to hold a prejudice against a group of people who are supporting their beliefs and lifestyle.

Okay, you're gay... or you want gay people to be able to get married in CA... great. vote for it. Get your friends to vote for it. Don't be upset that an institution (who isn't alone in supporting traditional marriage) supports something against your lifestyle. If you're wanting everyone to agree with you all the time and never be opposed in anything, you're living in the wrong country.

You want equality? Do it. But don't disprespect MY church. Don't deface my temples and just all around grind my beleifs under your foot. Freedom of speech dictates that you can protest whatever you want to... but do it with a little EQUALITY. That's what you want, right? Well, what about every other church and institution that supported Prop 8? Why don't I see you protesting them? defacing their property? (not that its right... you'll probably hear from me later on on my stand regarding people in crowds)

If you're going to protest Prop 8...Okay, theres nothing I can do to stop you. But do it equally. Don't use the LDS Church as a scapegoat for your frustrations.