Thursday, June 18, 2009


I'm almost half way done with my time here in Maui.  38 days.  It's a long time to be this far away from home.  I'm getting to the point where I have nothing to say but "I miss you" to everyone.  It's hard to even get excited about going home cause it's still 3 weeks away.  Being 5 hours behind everyone doesn't make it easier as the only time I can actually talk on the phone is when most people are already in bed.  So I've been feeling incredibly detached from everyone.  I'm feeling better this evening because I finally got to talk to Adina.  It's been WAY too long....but as we discussed, whenever we'd have like 10 minutes, we wouldn't call each other because we knew our conversation would take a lot longer than 10 minutes.... We were right, we were on the phone for over an hour.  :-)  I also briefly talked to Mom, Katrina and Matt today which really helped me feel more grounded.  Life really is about the people in your life and the joy they bring.  I miss everyone so much.

In other news, I didn't work out today.  Wompwomp.  I'm getting shin splints which are not fun, and I'm planning (almost certain that it will happen) on going swimming tonight (not in the ocean, silly, I don't want to be shark-bate ("ooh-haha") hahaha sorry, Finding Nemo reference...) which will hopefully alleviate my pain and be a workout in itself.  

Work is dull, but a little frustrating.  I feel like there's so much I could be learning but am not.  I'm not sure if I'm just not retaining information or if I'm not being taught it or if I'm just so uninterested that it doesn't matter?  That would be terrible, but it could be true.  I need to start learning fast as according to my schedule I'll be the lead in a month....on my own...wowzers.  Work has kept me busy during the week...and I haven't had much time after working out and cooking dinner.  The exploring happens on the weekend, and this weekend we have a crater of a dormant volcano to visit!  (possibly even bike down into!)  Best news is that Mom is coming to visit in 2 weeks and we're going to go snorkeling and get massages and then when she leaves, I'm leaving the same day and coming HOME!  Sorry if that was a crazy run-on sentence but I'm really excited about that whole thing.  So really, I only have 2 weeks of misery :-P

I'm trying to decide how to spend my money here in Hawaii.  2 things I really want to do are:
ziplining (flying over the mountains/jungle) which is about $150 
visiting Pearl Harbor which with air fare and all that would be over $200
I'd rather do Pearl Harbor, but the logistics with it are so up in the air and I've heard it actually is really disappointing cause you can't actually see much....but I feel like 150 is a lot to spend on one afternoon.  Any opinions?  I might just do neither and pay off more student loan debt...which seems to be a good idea.  I don't know...I already finished one book while being here, I'm going to keep reading and I NEED to make myself do some illustrations and hopefully finish my tattoo design for application when I get back :-O

PS if you're ever up late, please call me.  Please.  Thank you. :-)  Love.

-------------------edit later that evening--------------------

1 exciting thing and 1 disturbing thing.  Starting with the disturbing, as many of you know, I've been taking Zicam with much enthusiasm for months now because it's really helped me stay pseudo healthy through all my bronchitis and strep and other colds.  Now it's rejected by the FDA for causing permanent damage to your sense of smell!  EEEEK!  I just spent 20 bucks on a new pack here in use or not to use....  
Exciting thing: I was walking to the pool tonight (yes I swam) and I saw a shape about 10 feet ahead of me that looked like a huge frog.  I figured it was a leaf casting a shadow or something and then it hopped away!  So cool.  Then as I came back, the little guy (well, big, he was about the size of two fists put together) was sitting on my front stoop!  Exciting and lovely.


  1. don't let the frog end up like the gecko, or you'll really be depressed.

    is the volcano you're going to called Mt. Wannahockalugie?

    I miss you a ton and can't wait to see you, but I definately think you should enjoy your time in Hawaii and zipline. Just DO IT!

  2. I love your run on sentences : )