Friday, January 30, 2009
Aloha oe, aloha oe---Farewell to you, farewell to you
E ke onaona noho i ka lipo---The charming one who dwells in the shaded bowers
One fond embrace---One fond embrace
A hoi ae au---'Ere I depart
Until we meet again
We are on our way back home to Hawaii tomorrow morning --If you look good at pic below you can see me waving from our hotel balcony..
I will try to post while I am home but hubby didn't want me to take the lap top...so its a bonafide vacation..... Aloha!!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Cazwell In Hawaii..Looks like we timed this good-- Will go and check out Cazwell at Hulas when we get into Hawaii this weekend....A few trips ago we were able to go to the Dantes Peak Wrap party at Hulas and had a great time and got to meet all the stars-- like Charlie David!! And have drinks!! Only 2 more days and we are off to Hawaii!! :-)
My New Guilty Pleasure
The Doctors.....Have you seen it yet? I have to admit I am liking it...I have been really getting into this show lately...I start watching it when I get home from work and then get sucked into it and end watching the whole episode....It has all kinds of crazy and educational stories.....the hubby says it is because of Travis Lane Stork and I just have a big old crush on him...Well I have to admit--he is very handsome and I guess I do have a thing for doctors...Who doesn't like to play doctor? Here's a few shots of Travis below-
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hawaii Here We Come!
We are going to what we both consider our other home-or hope to call home one day soon in the future! So its booked and we are very excited! We leave next Saturday the 31st and will be flying back the following Saturday on the 7th! We are so very happy to be going back home to Honolulu! This will however be our shortest trip back home and we both are a little sad about it only being a week, but its still going to be great to get away to get some beach in along with some R and R and also great island eats! We usually stay at a beach house and partial time at a semi-upscale hotel- but this time we are trying to be more frugal and found the air at a steal and the hotel we booked has some good reviews a good rate and a super location so we booked it- it is called the Waikiki Circle- the arrow on the pic above is the property. Pretty good eh? We don't have alot of time on this trip home but of course will squeeze in seeing the family as well. Ours days are usually spent 1/2 day at a beach somewhere on the island either in the am or pm and then the other 1/2 doing our running around and doing visits.... Here are some of the things we will be doing....
One day we will take a drive around the island-- Stop at Chinamans Hat at Kualoa Point....if you look in the distance you can also see turtle island.... This is one thing we do always....Take a drive and circle the island stopping at favorite places and such....I used to do this with my family growing up....good times!
We will also spend a day at our favorite beach- Waimea Bay-- Unless of course the monster surf is in...then we will be watching the surfers....I know the last few weeks have seen some big ass waves! Like 30 feet and bigger! YIKES!!! No boogie boarding for me here....
So we will have to make sure to take long walks and such on the beach as food consumption is quite high when I go home! I will need to diet when I get back!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Obamas Dance at the Ball
Watching our new president dance with his wife Michelle last night was magical wasnt it? I am happy that we have some style and class back in the White House. It was so sweet how they whispered and twirled on the dance floor. Barack had some moves too! He had some nice leg action and later he was doing the bump! You go boy!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
1. Where is your cell phone? My Man Purse
2. Your significant other? Jeff
3. Your hair? Brunette
4. Your mother? supportive
5. Your father? cool
6. Your favorite thing? Travel
7. Your dream last night? wet
8. Your favorite drink? vodka
9. Your dream/goal? Comfortable
10. The room you're in? Work
11. Your fear? Rodents
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? beachhouse
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? Rich
15. Muffins? Cranberry
16. One of your wish list items? Yacht
17. Where you grew up? Hawaii
18. The last thing you did? Pee
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? Sony
21. Your pet? kids
22. Your computer? Mac
23. Your life? Good
24. Your mood? horny
25. Missing someone? nope
26. Your car? Altima
27. Something you're not wearing? Jock
28. Favorite Store? Neiman Marcus
29. Summer? Sun
30. Favorite color? Blue
31. When is the last time you laughed? Last night
32. Last time you cried? Last week
33. Who will re-post this? not sure
34. Four places I go over and over? Work, Liquor Store, Costco, Home
35. Four people who e-mail me: Jeff, Arnie, Mark, Matt
36. Place I would rather be right now: On a Holiday
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Thought I would show my versatility in men today....something about this boy says he would be quite a good time eh? Sorry about my post being kinda scarce these days....Sometimes I am just not in the mood or time is not on my side-I have been good about going to other fave blogs...just bad about posting in this one....I think I may need a blog break soon which should help. Work has been very busy which is good as the days fly by and I love that. We found out yesterday that our office is moving. We are currently in downtown Seattle and we will be moving out of the city and some in the office are up in arms over it but I am happy over the move as its close to home for us and we wont have to deal with the city and its parking and such. The new office is much nicer than our current office and it will save the company so much money to move out of the city and the amenities are much better. It is in a really nice area with trails to walk, jog or ride a bike on and the building has large windows and a new fitness center. It is surrounded by trees and a few cafes and a major mall is less than a mile away...so its a good change. Home life has also been just as busy as we are getting the house in order for the new year with cleaning and downsizing our stuff--so much stuff!!! And spending time with friends and our kids. Having 3 dogs with one of them being a rambunctious puppy takes some play time each day. We did not like many get on a new fitness or diet regime for the new year and I think we will wait and really get into this when the move to the new office happens--it will be a perfect time to start. We are still making plans for a quick getaway next month as a beach is still calling our names! I think Hawaii is calling us back home. While there we are going to check out homes and jobs as we are actually thinking about maybe just maybe making the move that we have wanted to do for a long time and move back to the islands. It would be the hardest thing to do but we have to think about where we are in our lives and if we should do it now or keep putting it off....Will see how this all plays out..... Please keep us in your prayers..as you are in mine...among other things! he he he....xoxoxox
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Last night went out with my sisters--I have 2 sisters--I am the eldest and then we are all a year apart so we are very close as we grew up together and all was in High School and such together....We went bar hoping last night the old neighborhood (the suburbia of Renton) and since we all LOVE to dance we ended up going to a casino and had the greatest time dancing and this was the band that played....Hubby wants me to hire them for our next function LOL! So we are Recoupin today -we got home at 200 am!! As my mom would say....we really cut the rug last night!!! Here is a clip I found on you tube of the 4More band---they are pretty good for cover band and the lead singer Jennifer Newberry and the rest of the band was cool and very friendly! They came up and chatted and danced with us...Now excuse me as I go take a tylenol.....
Friday, January 09, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Please Let this be a hoax!!!
Looking to enjoy a night out grabbing drinks with friends? Great! Live in Seattle? Not so great. That's because at least 11 bar owners have received threatening letters saying patrons will be targeted with ricin poisoning. Ingesting ricin generally isn't fatal (but it can be, especially if inhaled), but the castor bean concoction doesn't go well with a dirty martini, either.
Eleven gay bars in Seattle received letters today addressed to the "Owner/Manager" from someone claiming to be in the possession of ricin, a deadly poison. "Your establishment has been targeted," the letter begins. "I have in my possession approximately 67 grams of ricin with which I will indiscriminately target at least five of your clients."
"I felt sick when I read it," said Carla, the owner/manager of Re-bar. "It's so vile. It's just hatred. It made me worry for all the other bars, and for my bartenders, and our clientele."
According to the CDC's website, someone who has ingested "a significant amount" will develop vomiting and diarrhea within the first 6-12 hours; other symptoms of ricin poisoning include hallucinations, seizures, and blood in the urine. There is no antidote for ricin but ricin exposure is not invariably fatal.
"I just had the police come pick [the letter] up," said Keith Christensen, the manager of the Eagle, when reached by phone. Christensen had already heard about the letter from other bar owners and managers, and so he didn't open it. "It's probably nothing," Christensen added, "but the economy is really screwing all the bars right now, and the last thing we need is something ramping up the not-go-out mode people seem to be in right now. It's really freaky that someone would do something like this at a time like this."
eagle1-6-09.jpgChristensen says he's posted signs at the Eagle advising patrons not to leave their drinks unattended.
It gets sicker:
A letter also arrived in The Stranger's offices, addressed to the attention of "Obituaries." The letter's author said the paper should "be prepared to announce the deaths of approximately 55 individuals all of whom were patrons of the following establishments on a Saturday in January." The listed bars are: the Elite, Neighbours, Wild Rose, the Cuff, Purr, the Eagle, R Place, Re-bar, CC's, Madison Pub, and the Crescent. "I could take this moment to launch into a diatribe about my indignation towards the gay community," the letter concludes, "however, I think the deaths will speak for themselves."
WTF is going on! This all I guess transpired yesterday....so sad!
Monday, January 05, 2009
Can you believe the hubby and I met 12 years ago this month!!!! Golly Gee Willikers!!!! We were friends for a few months and then did the nasty later and so we actually celebrate our anniversary in March. The picture above was taken on I believe our 3rd anniversary while on a Caribbean cruise in Barbados. Ahhhhhh such good times! We were in the South Pacific last year for our 11th anniversary and it was a biggie since we skipped our 10th. We really have been trying to be good and frugal and very sensitive to the/our current economic situation and such but we are so wanting and due for a vacation! We have been pretty good about spending and I think we should do it as rates for travel are quite low right now so we have decided to maybe just maybe if the stars and moon and such line up correctly. We just maybe able to head out for a beach at the end of the month. We being the beach and sun gods we are think our second home Hawaii and or Mexico sounds perfect right now for a quick beach/sun getaway....Plus with these destinations we wont be pay a bundle to do so.....Pray for us that it all works out! We need to get the hell out of this snow and rainy dodge! I am going to work on it and see if we can swing it.
Friday, January 02, 2009
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole- Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Great song as we head into another year---Another year over the rainbow. I hope its a good one for all of us. This song hits you doesnt it...I Love my Iz! We saw MILK yesterday and was moved with so many emotions and I dont even know where to start, I just hope it takes many awards and thus alot of folks go and see it who normally would not go and see it.... Today is a day of rest....well sort of ....take down the Christmas decor and give the house a good New Year Cleaning....much like spring cleaning......New Linens and all that! Nothing like a clean fresh house with new linens! Also woke up to snow AGAIN today! I am so over the snow but at least it was just a dusting....so it is pretty! Hope you enjoy the song....His music has become so universal......so great for a Hawaiian artist...He is in our Hawaiian hearts.....Check out his music sometime if you havent already done so.......and skip over the Don Ho......he is what real Hawaian music is all about....He does covers yes......but ALOT of Hawaiian as well ---his music is truly SPECIAL.