One down millions to go

28 10 2007

Before the year is over I am crossing off one more thing on my “Things to do before I die list. . ”

Spending New Years in New York. I bought me and Short Stacks tickets a few days ago and will be staying with my son’s Godmother in Albany. I’m excited. It’s also going to be Short Stacks first time in the snow and by far his longest flight. The only other place he’s traveled to is Oahu and California.

I’m not too worried though. He’s generally pretty good traveling. I’m going to be stressing our stop in Phoenix to Philadelphia. We have 45 minutes between landing and taking off. So we leave for NY Dec. 27 and come back January 5, 2008.

Whoa! 2008! That’s crazy.

Sadly, Beau won’t be coming with us. He didn’t want to. That party pooper. More so he couldn’t afford it on his end. But he wants to take Short Stack to Oahu the beginning of December for Hot Import Nights, again. Beau took Short Stack for his 3rd birthday last year and they both loved it! So Beau wants to make it a yearly event for us all.

So one things for sure Christmas budget for everyone else is going to be tight. Sorry guys, but my family festivities come first, lol.

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The Irony Called My Life

26 10 2007

 Below is a very long story. My story. My dreams. My hopes. You are more than welcomed to read it. I figured I’d leave the option for more because I didn’t realize what it would turn into.

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Thursday Thirteen #2

25 10 2007

 

 

13 Things You should do when visiting Hawaii.

 

1. Spend the day at the beach. I’ve met tons of tourists that come for vacation and didn’t spend a single day at the beach. Plan for a whole day at the beach. Nothing beats relaxing to the sound of the crashing waves, the feel of the warm sun on your skin, taking deep breaths of unpolluted ocean breeze, and watching girls/guys run around half naked.

 

2. Go snorkeling. You can do this on almost any island, but Kauai is known best for its off shore snorkeling on the South Side. You really don’t have to go out far and its simple. Within 100 feet of any beach in Hawaii there is a snorkel gear shop. It’s cheap to rent and its really relaxing too.

 

3. Try local restaurants. Please you can get your McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc back at home. You go to a new place try NEW foods. Yeah, it’s nice to eat out at the nice big restaurants here, but it’s no different than any other 4 or 5 star restaurant back at home. Eat some Lau Lau, Kalua Pork and Cabbage, Loco Moco, any fish here because it’s caught right here at home off the shores of the islands, Poke (Ahi or Tako).

 

4. Go to a Luau. Sure they can be over hyped, but its great entertainment. Practically every hotel in Hawaii offers a Luau and if they don’t then your hotel can refer you to any great Luau on the island. It also give you a great chance at doing #3, new foods.

 

5. Fish for your own shrimp. If you love shrimp you’ll love the North Shore of Oahu. There is a giant shrimp farm in which you can go pick your own shrimp, yes it’s alive still, and bring it over to the restaurant and have it cooked to your order. Now that is Fresh!

 6. Watch the sunset and/or rise. It is absolutely beautiful to watch that beautiful sun rise and set on the horizon. With the ocean and the sky it looks like time goes on forever and it’s just you in the world. Absolutely peaceful.

7. Go hiking through the trails and/or to a waterfall. You can do this on any island, but Kauai has the greatest trails and the most beautiful waterfalls. Kauai also has the waterfall where Jurassic Park was filmed on the East Side.

8. Swimming with the Sharks. On the North Shore of Oahu at Haleiwa Boat Harbor you can take a boat ride about 3 miles off the shore and jump into the clearest ocean and of course swim with the sharks. Granted, there is a cage protecting you and very qualified people to take you out. I’ve done and I loved it.

9. Mardi Gras of the Pacific. If you are here on Halloween then Maui is your island for partying. Take a drive to Lahaina and experience the party of the year.

10. Go ATVing in our backyard. Nothing beats some mud, the wilderness, and mean ATV between your legs. Kauai is the real country backyard of the Pacific. I took my boyfriend for his 22nd birthday and he loved it.

11. Feel the different energies of each island. If you are really in tune with yourself, enjoy meditating, yoga, and very spiritual each island holds it own energy. When you stand on the beaches barefoot and just focus on your surroundings you can feel the different energies of each island. It can be very a powerful feeling.

12. Look at the stars. Of all the places I’ve lived, out of Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, and Vegas, Hawaii is the only place that no matter where you are at at night you can see the stars as bright as day. It’s truly one of the most beautiful things here. At least that’s what I think.

13. Slow down. I know that sounds weird, but in Hawaii they have this weird saying “Hawaiian time.” It’s totally weird, but makes absolute sense. People here are very relaxed and kicked back. There’s no need to rush anything, just cruise. Toss the cell phone, forget about work, screw the people that are dragging you down. Just relax, don’t rush everything. Because it’s rushing that you forget to stop and take in the true beauty of Hawaii.

 

 





My heart.

24 10 2007

It hurts today.

No reason in particular. It’s just a Wednesday.

It’s not the beginning, Not the end. It’s the middle. Where we are all stuck at. I think I just have heart burn. lol.
But it’s also the last night I see Short Stack before he goes to his dad’s house tomorrow afternoon. I won’t see him till Sunday. I hate that the most 3 out of the 4Wednesdays in the month.

On the bright side of everything, there’s always a bright side, one week left till Halloween. I like dressing up with my son. Plus I think we are taking Short Stack’s Escalade with us. Seeing that the last time we used it was his a month after his 2nd birthday.

But I’m coaxing The Beau to pick it up from my Daddyhead’s house so I don’t have to pus him around in a stroller or carry him. Short Stack can drive himself and his girlfriend. lol. Big pimpin’.

Not much to update. I finally signed the paperwork for my promotion which amazingly was effective on the 15th. HR is a bit slow on processing paperwork, but it’s forgiven.

Seeing that I hardly ever see my family and the fact that they live as far as New York I’m going to make a blog for Short Stack. But I don’t know what to call it just yet. The Beau chose nablaze, which is nice because outsiders will be completely clueless what the hell that means, where family will know exactly what it means. Granted they respect my wishes and keep that private. But hell family screw up and let things slip, I should it is my family after all.

Till it’s final though I’m going to let it sit and brew in my mind. See how I feel about it by the end of the week.

Now I need to run, take a quick shower and put Short Stack to bed. The Beau wants to play some Samurai Warriors 2 Dynasty before we head off to bed.

Nothing beats pillaging a country side before bedtime. lol.





My First Thursday Thirteen meme

18 10 2007

 

 

13 Things I Say Everyday

 

1. “Please don’t stick your fingers in your mouth. I know your hands aren’t clean.”

 

2. “For Pete’s sake please wash the dishes already!”

 

3. “I wonder what will happen if I. . . . . “

 

4. “Please take your hands out of your pants.”

 

5. “No sweetie that’s not what she said. . . . “

 

6. “Please stop licking me I’m not a (insert something you suck or lick)”

 

7. “That is so not kosher.”

 

8. “Honey, please buy me (insert some ridiculously expensive item here)”

 

9. “No we aren’t gangstas we’re ninja pirates.”

 

10. “Uhhhh, No.”

 

11. “I don’t care about the 10 second rule, don’t eat the food off the ground.”

 

12.”I don’t care if so and so has it, I already said No.”

 

13. “I love You.”

 

You’d be surprised who I say these too. Believe me it’s hardly ever my son. Except for the last one. I tell him that nearly ever 10 minutes.

 

 





Time, never enough of it.

18 10 2007

If there is one big difference between childhood and adulthood it’s most definitely time.

When you are younger it feels as if time is infinite. Time never really stops, but it feels pretty slow most of the time. Like weeks feel like months. And quite literally you fee like you have all the time in the world.

But here I am on a cloudy Thursday afternoon in 2007. I was just thinking about how my weeks, quite frankly the last 4 years, have gone by so quickly. I’m sure I have stopped to smell the roses every once and a while here and there, but my time is flying by so quickly I’m not quite sure if I’m getting the most out of my 24 hours a day.

I remember the feeling of time from 18 years old and below it was the feeling of forever. The feeling of time never really seemed to have a value. I could put everything off till the next day and not have to worry if I had time to finish or start whatever it was. I remember sitting in school and wondering when it was ever going to finish because I just wanted to play with my friend. On the weekends out side in the driveway or yard playing with my friends we would skate, ride bikes, build tents, play pirates, run around playing tag, go through at least 6 games on my SNES and Sega, hang out at the park, and then relax eatting some ice ceam all within a 5 or 6 hour period. But it felt like we were at it for the ENTIRE day.

Now within 5 or 6 hours I’m lucky if I finish cooking dinner, washing 3 loads of laundry and sweep up my living room. It’s insanity, lol.

But 4 years ago I was 19. I think that’s when I really grew up. I just had my son, I was going to school for something I actually wanted to do, I worked part time and I was learning to be a wife. From then it seems like time was put on permanent fast forward. It’s weird.

You don’t realize how fast time has gone until you step away from it for just a moment. I did that today. I’m sure I’ve done it before, but today I was reminded again. I see how much my enviroment has changed, my friends, my family, my son, and myself. It’s amazing how much time can change everything around and you don’t notice it.

I love how much my friends have grown, how much my son has grown and matured, how my enviroment is changing with every passing wind, and best yet how much I have grown into the person I love today.

So I end this waiting. Because I can’t wait for another 4 years to see where I, we, are at.





Growing up with my son

15 10 2007

This is a test, Hope I got it right.

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