Friday, July 28, 2006

Hi! & Aloha!

Remember me? I am the girl in Hawaii, not at Blogher... I have however, just spent a good half and hour linking 'round the blogosphere at all the various stories and photos of the women whoopin' it up in San Jose... and not one person has mentioned that it would all be perfect if only Kristin from Eva Las Vegas was there.

Bitches.

Actually, after stalking through a mass assortment of Flickr photos, I feel some relief at not being amongst the beautiful and talented. I am with my mom. Who always thinks I am pretty. Except when I wear that one skirt with the sparkly thread.. then she tells me that, the tiered effect does nothing for me and haven't I worked rather hard to slim down those hips?

So. Hawaii. Let me say, being here is great. The weather is nicer than CA right now (pay no mind to those hurricane reports) and I like just hanging out. After what can only be summed up as, the busiest year of my life, (yes, I still calendar my years on the 9 month school schedule) to just relax is amazing. And hard to do. The first day the kids and I are all, "Whoo! nothing to do!" and then we all squabble for the next 2 days as we progress through the shock and adjustment of not spending a lot of time to-ing and fro-ing from various activities, not needing to have a cell phone wireless headpiece stuck to my face at all times like some crazy ass fast food clerk, not having various and sundry playdates/appointments/schedules. We seriously freak out a little and then, on day 3, we wake up and it takes us about an hour and a half to eat a bowl of cereal and we realize that we have fully switched to "holiday-mode".

In fact, we just spent the last 2 days out at the beach house where all we did was: go out to the beach, come in a nap, go back out to the beach. We also woke up early and drank guava juice and watched the A Team. My children and I are finding a great bond in mid-eighties television. We also like, Knight Rider and Hart to Hart. And, seriously, I wanted to be Jennifer Hart... I think I still do.

We are back in town and are going to go crazy and see a movie tonight. My mom is staying home with Eva and so I secretly want to go see Pirates, but I would then have to lie (and make the children lie as well) to Hugh because I stupidly promised that we would wait until he arrives on Thursday to see it.

Speaking of Hugh, 10 days is a long time to be away from him. For me and the kids. We miss him.

On the good side however, he has totally taken command of the house and the paint looks great and the floor demo starts on Monday and the man has motivated the action!

Hope you are all well... I am off to scour more blogher blogs.

I would post photos, but the laptop that I am using is possessed by the devil (as evidenced by the large gap between title and actual words) and, apparently, the devil wants nothing to do with my happy shiny pictures.

Also, I am probably not going to be able to comment all that much... the whole devil-in-the-computer thing is frustrating... but, check your site meter people, I am reading!

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omg... i get internet out on the beach... i have a drink and satan's computer and the beach! hooray for dumbass neighbor who doesn't password protect his wireless!

34 comments:

Michelle said...

Hey, sounds like a great time. Ahhhh..Eighties television. Brings me back to lazy summers long ago.

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Aloha! Don't forget to have 10n drinks for me! I was invited to Blogher, but had another commitment...
Lisa

Bonnie B said...

Any Greatest American Hero? Dallas?
Falcon Crest? EIghties TV -- just don't go nuts an dcome home with shoulder pads, puff bangs and a poodle perm.

Ann said...

sounds like a perfect vacation, sleep, beach, nap, beach...whew...try not to do too much...:0). Sounds like a great time!! Enjoy...I'm so jealous. I love Hawaii.

Heather said...

So jealous. We're totally saving for a late honeymoon to Hawaii, it's just not in the cards this year. (and may actually quiz you about where to stay when there)

Joannah said...

I could tell you were checking in because I've got a red dot there on Hawaii on my ClustrMap! I'm such a dork, but I think that thing is really cool.

It sounds like you and the kids are having a great time.

Aloha!

Stephanie said...

Do go see Pirates with your hubby - it was really good.

mollymcmommy said...

80's tv, oh sigh bring on my childhood! :)
i'm wanting to see pirates too, we have no sitter so i told tim we should go seperately! LOL! he said he doesn't want to be that loser sitting all by his lonesome.....me, well i'm so secure in myself don't bother me none and more popcorn for my ass! LOL!

hawaii.......ah kristen i'm still jealous, i'm still trying hard not to be! :)

m

J.D. said...

Hope you're having a good trip! Do one of those "beach/nap/rinse and repeat" routines for me next time. I need to vacation vicariously through you.

Jessi said...

Sounds like you guys are having a great time. We're still in the Little House on the Praire phase. I can't wait until we move up to the cool stuff like A-Team.

Andrea said...

Sounds like a great time! Have fun and wear your sunscreen!

Moobs said...

And when they got together it was MOIDUH!

Ah bliss

Angry Dad said...

Sounds like you're having a fantastic time. Make sure you see Pirates as it is fantastic. I'm so envious that you're livin' it up in Hawaii.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Your vacation sounds wonderful so far. The beach and Hart to Hart? Sounds perfect!

Sandy said...

Oh, I remember Jennifer Hart and also wanted to be her! At one time I even named a dog "Max" after the Hart's butler! Sounds like you are having a fab time - keep up the relaxation mode as long as you can because the next school year is right around the corner!

Nikki said...

I knew it was you when I saw Hawaii.

You're the only person that loves me there. LOL

mamatulip said...

I'm not sure who I am more jealous of -- you or the girls at BlogHer. It's a tough call.

carrie said...

Knight Rider was my fav tv show as a kid, I would beg my parents to let me stay up late and watch it!! Glad you all are well and have fully immersed yourselves in the island way of life!

I would totally rather be in Hawaii!

Carrie

Damselfly said...

Wow, I'm jealous. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii. I hope you can exorcise your computer and put up some cool aloha photos soon.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Hey, good to hear from you! Enjoy Hawaii and glad the house is okay.

Lisa

Mel said...

Heh. I was wondering about the scary gap between title and post...
Well, it sounds to me like you're having a ball. Am simultaneously glad for you and ready to scream in jealousy. ;)

hautemama said...

I can hear the Hawaii 5-0 theme song playing. . which isle are you on? Spot any speedos?

Our clans going to Waikiki for xmas-kah, can't wait!

Shelley said...

Glad you're having a great time with the kids and your Mom. Enjoy Kristin. Sounds like the house is coming along great.

Have a drink for me.

Mahalo,

Shell

Kathryn M. said...

I hate you. (Just joking)

mrsmogul said...

guava juice and the A TEAM go hand in hand! I rather go to the beach than attend a conference. NO CONTEST!!

Jenny said...

Aloha sweetie!

God I wish I was there. And now the blogher people are exhausted and jet-lagged and you're still tanned and gorgeous out on the beach.

Of course I'm up at 4 to get ready for work...sigh.

Pattie said...

Wow! What is better than blogging on a gorgeous beach? Sounds like heaven to me. Glad you are having a great time out there...

Becky said...

yay i'm so glad youre posting! we miss you!

Kristi said...

Jealous! As if I don't have enough to be jealous of now I've got to envy you and your Hawaiian vacation. Why don't you tell me about your great sex life and awesome family relationships as well, why don't you?

Just kidding. I'm not bitter. This is what you get when you have a morning reading about BlogHer shenanigans.

Lisa & Jeff said...

Sounds like fun! I am TOTALLY jealous, ya know.

Recovering Wino said...

Yeah, well, you didn't say it would be better in Hawaii IF ONLY Jen was there...so there..

bitch..:)

Oh, well, I get to go next month, and stay on the west side of Oahu. Need to get away...as you well know. Hopefully the trolls won't follow.

Lisa said...

Um you are in Hawaii! I'd pass up Blogher to be there!

Hope you all are having a blast!

jennster said...

but but but.. we DID talk about you and a whole group agreed that we wished you were there!

Kevin Charnas said...

I think I officially have a crush on you now, because I have ALWAYS had a crush on Jennifer Hart...ALWAYS! The way that she looks over at Robert Wagner when they're pretending they don't know each other while they're both driving their convertibles??? Her auburn hair blowing (perfectly) in the wind as she looks over seductively???
She's coy, she's strong, yet sexy, full of purpose and an air of elegance...wait a minute...maybe I want to be her too.