Monday, May 28, 2007

You weren't supposed to see this yet...

Blast! I was waiting to post this until I got some more pictures from other girls but thanks to nosey Abbie its already starting to spread. So in case you haven't seen it yet, here is an unfinished version...

Sunday, May 27, 2007


Friday night a big group of us drove down to Waikiki to stay in a hotel. We ate at Cheesecake Factory and then walked around the strip and ended up playing games at a grassy knoll of a different hotel. I think we ended up craming 15 people into one room that night.
Then Saturday morning we got up and rented scooters to drive around for the day. We had them for a total of 6 hours and just drove around to some different beaches, Hanauma Bay, and to Diamondhead Crater.

That night I had my first experience eating sushi... not too bad... When we got back to Laie, everyone was just so worn out by the long day in the sun that all efforts to hang out failed and everyone ended up going to home to sleep.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Waimea Bay

Today's adventure started with a stop at Waimea Bay.

It wasn't a long stop, just maybe an hour long because everyone started to get hungry for lunch. A couple of us jumped off the rock and others just laid out.

Then Erik, McKay, Levi and I went over to Haleiwa to eat at Cholo's restaurant. Its probably the only Mexican food place close by.
The trip home ended with McKay entertaining us with some hilarious freestyle rap. That kid is truly amazing. Later on that night we had a little game night and then took a freezing cold dip in the ocean. All in all it was a pretty fun day.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I can breathe clearly now

They other day I got my nose hairs waxed! I have never even heard of doing that before but one of my friends here, Beana, offered to do it and I accepted. It truly is amazing. You don't have any little creepers sticking out or buggers that hang out accidentally on the end. She heated up Brazilian hard wax and put it on a stick and then up my nose. You lay down and wait till the wax hardens and then yank it out... I let Erik pull mine out.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Chinaman's Hat

Today we went on a hike called Chinaman's Hat.

To get to this island you first have to swim out to it and then hike your way up to the top, and in some points you're basically rock climbing. I was smart and bought some water shoes right before and was able to walk most of the way on top of the corral in waist to chest deep ocean. On the way back I had to do a little more swimming because the tide had come up. The whole voyage took us about 2 and a half hours to complete. There was quite a bit of resting on the island though, so that we could enjoy the view from the top of Chinaman's Hat.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Say NO to Humidity

This is my hair...

This is my hair on humidity...

Any questions?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

No wireless

I haven't had wireless internet access since I've been here so I haven't had a chance to post anything yet. I've talked to a girl in the next apartment over so that she can hook me up tomorrow and then I can post pictures and adventure stories from Hawaii. I've miss you all!

Monday, May 07, 2007

I Passed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did it! I passed statistics. I needed to get a 65 on the final exam to get a 'C' in the class so I went one step ahead of that to earn a 66. Now this may not seem like something to praise over but there was something about that class that didn't click in my head, not to mention the boring teacher with a monotone voice. I felt like everyone around me was understanding and as much as they tried to help me, I just couldn't comprehend.My heart was literally pounding every time I checked my grades this weekend to see how I did.I'm relieved that I never have to take that class ever again.

3 finals down, 1 more to go. Wish me luck and pray for me on this one because I'm in almost the same situation. For some reason I kind of checked out in the middle of this semester and I'm definitely paying for it now with 2 of my classes totally relying on finals. If all goes well with my last test I'll have earned two A's and two C's. Not my best work but its not the end of the world.

Ps... I leave for Hawaii on Thursday!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I'm going crazy!

The semester is winding down and finals are now at hand. I normally go to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays but this week was a little different. Tuesday was the last day of classes and I have two finals on Friday. Today (thursday) I woke up 2 different times in a complete panic thinking that I was going to miss my first final. Normally on school days I am out of the house by about 7am to get to my 7:40 class. This morning I woke up at about 7:30 and knew that it was Thursday and panicked thinking I was going to be late to take the final and thought that I wouldn't be allowed to take it at all. I then got ahold of myself and remembered what was going on and went back to sleep.

Then when I got home from work this evening I ate dinner and decided that I needed a little bit of down time before studying. So I went downstairs to watch one tv show and ended up falling asleep on the couch. I woke up at 7:45pm and looked at my phone thinking it was morning. I panicked yet again and made a mad dash to my room jumping over whatever objects were in the way. I got to my room in a frenzy not knowing what to do first to get ready when it hit me again that I was making a mistake.