04/24/06 04:42 - 47ºF - ID#22272
Of Mongeese and Men
Just to let cha'll know. I've decide to take most of the advice I was given (in retrospect). I think we're through the worst of it by now, and things will only get better, but I"ll be damed if I ever go on a trip with her anywhere ever again, (there goes Cancun). And to be a little less vague about the last bit. I think Jenny's great for the most part, but she lives in LA, and she's really finicky, and she's done some stuff that I could never forgive her for, so I will only ever be her friend, though she's been hinting at other things lately. I just hope that this trip hasn't put a big fat bent on our friendship.
Getting back to enjoying my self, I've been avoiding talking about anything with her really and enjoying my self with my other friends who came on this trip, and some new acquaintances. To speak of them, we went to Haneuma Bay this morning, which is this really sweet coral reef nature preserve today. This trip to the bay will make 3 times on this trip, but I figured since I bought some snorkel gear I'd better get full use out of it. We have 4 underwater cameras full of shots that I promise to put some good pics up from. I got a shot of a sea turtle, I hope it came out OK, but even if it's blurry it was sweet to see him doing his thing right before I nearly drowed in the ocean.
Yeah I freaked out when I was on my way back to shore. Apparently swmming with the current is more easy than swimming against it, and when you're 30+ feet out to sea...ok bay, with huge scary fish and really sharp coral reef with cute but poisonous little sea urchins in it you um...well you freak out.
My freak out didn't last long, some surfin rescue dude came to save me, I felt like jabronie, but it was to be expected and no one really gave a poop, so now I'm telling all of you people....so don't laugh. stop. stop now. The bay is not super touristy, and it will never be over crowed cause they stop lettin' peoples in when the parking area is filled up. It's only a dolla to park, and 5 bucks to get into the preserve, but you've never been on a cleaner beach with clearer water and with more to do besides volleyball. It's really easy to get there you just take the H1 east out of Honolulu and there's signs right away, but like i said, get there early (like 7am, which is 1pm Buffalo time, but you know what i mean).
Right after we came up from the bay we saw bunch of mongeese stealing crap from the trash. There are no indigenous fuzzy mammals on Hawaii, but the mongooses were brough here to take out the snake population, and they went crazy, and now Hawaii has a mongoose problem. But they are super cute. Nope no squirrls (werid huh?), they do have geekos however. Apparently a gecko will steak out a tree or some such (even if it's fake) and live there for a grip. We stopped for ice cream and there was one lampin on this fake bush outside of a curiosity shop next to the ice cream parlor. I like the lil lizards, but um I don't have time for animals what whit my workaholism. But, If I did ever get an animal I might get a gecko and I would call him george and he'd be my friend.... uh, here's that shot of the leezard...check him out...
He's concerned about your car insurance premium
We still have the illegal "Stairway to Heaven" hike to do, and some parasaling if that'll ever happen. I guess there's this moutian with so many thousands of stairs in it so it's kinda easy to hike since the trail is a buch of stairs, but it's tough cause there's a friggin' thousand of them. The view is supposed to amazing, and if it is I'll be sure to get a lucky shot.
Ooh, one more animal story before I bust out. The first day we got here we were targeted as tourists (how'd that happen) and this really friendly local weedled 5 bucks out of us. She wanted 5 buck per person having pictures taken with her brids, but um...well she was a schist-er so we only gave a five spot even for all of us Here's one of the photos we took...
A happy Jenny, being ripped off
OK you (e:strip)pers I have many many many more photos but I won't over do it. Hmm... here's one more for the road, a really rare shot of the Hawaiian tree sneaker.
Not even a pun, but just as bad
Location: Buffalo, NY
04/23/06 05:39 - 47ºF - ID#22271
Complications with the Moon
I'm sitting here deciding on whether this will be a post about my trip that, amazing setting besides, is getting frustrating because of the company I'm in, or to finish wrtting the first chapter of my Star Wars story (yes I write Star Wars stories, I'm a big fat nerd and I love it).
Ok, I guess this posting getting done while the events are still fresh in my mind would help. Really peeps, I just need to let off some steam, and getting some answers wouldn't hurt either. I amost had the vacation of my life and the moon had to go and throw a huge monkey wrench in it.
Really this post will be more of a series of questions. If you feel that you can do so legitimately please answer any one of them.
1. How does one deal with a girl who is in her um...cycle. Since it seems if you're too stand offish they are moody, and if you're too involved they are pushy. Ok, I know that saying that a girl could be either of those during her time to her is tantumount to suicide, and that that both of those statements are generalizations... but if you can answer that question it's a valid one.
2. I have sisters, ok, and as far as I know women know when (generally) this sort of thing is going to happen (ie every 28 days). They also must know that they can be a bit more irritable when it does..., so why the hell would any girl ever book a vacation with just friends, or even some girl friends, or whatever on or around that time? Is being in your cycle ever something that would stop you from oh say going vacation where you'll be kooked up in a room with other people that you are certainly not accustom to dealing with on a day to day basis.
3. Do you think that the way someone behaves during that time is a accurate depiction of their character? Like I said I have sisters, and they can be tough to handle around then, but things typically clear up by the time it is over. It's not to entirely different than when someone gets drunk and loses control. It just seems a lot more directed, and vindictive. I understand that they just had a rough time with their emotions because of the changes that is going on in their bodies, and after years of expiring this second hand I like to think I kinda understand, but do I? Is it them who's acting that way, or is it their condition that's making them something that they are not ....exactly?
Ok the next few questions will be more about me than my curiosities about women and their biology, and more about something I posted about before. Jenny.
4. If you had a really close friend that you dated once before end up being probably one of your best friends ever do you think that that's
a. A pathetic excuse for hoping for something more
b. Something that's normal and that happens all the time
c. the plot of a sappy romantic comedy
d. none of the above, please supply an explanation.
5. If you think that beyond knowing that your friend could never be more than a friend to you because of things that happened in the past, in the present, and because there's really no hope for a future would you on a trip where you were stuck with them for at least another week where you might have to rely on their hospitality explain to them that you could never be more than friends, or would you wait until you were safe at home and give them a call?
Location: Buffalo, NY
04/22/06 01:54 - 58ºF - ID#22270
:Here's some fun facts: anyone can say hawaiian words. it's really easy. Just never pronounce two vowels at the same time, yes the words are as choppy as they seem. So that Likelike sounds more like leaky leaky, than like like). The apostrophes I think are there to help seperate the vowels when they get too friendly. So, I didn't spell Hawai'i wrong, most Americans do though. Those tacky hawaiian shirts (which are locally know as aloha shirts), are considered bussiness causal. Oh..last one, there is a palace where the king and queen of Hawai'i once lived on the island of O'ahu ...but now their kindom is a friggin' state, a very pretty state I must say.
I still have so much fun ahead of me on this vacation. When I get back into LA we're going to Magic Mountain, and then Coachella on the weekend . I'm really excited about Gnarles Barkely, which you can hear a track for on my myspace page...oh wiat I told you about that already.
Here's more pictures:
Buhddist Temple on O'ahu
This was next to a bathroom at a reststop
Location: Buffalo, NY