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Hawaii followup, more pictures, fun.

Posted by james on Sept. 5, 2005

<a href="pictures.php">More Pictures</a> of the Hawaii visit posted. It was lots of fun, crazy (trying to work and be tour guide, hard), tiring, fun. I loved it.

Lauren made me a scrapbook with pictures from lots of my friends. Awesome. I got to eat great pizza, ok fish, bad poi, and cockroach covered lau lau pork.

We didn't get to do the <a href="http://gohawaii.about.com/od/oahuactivities/ss/outrigger_sail.htm">sunset cruise</a>, Hanauma Bay, or the <a href="http://www.polynesia.com/">Polynesian Cultural Center</a>, but we got to do a lot of other stuff that was ok. Lots of beaches, a cheesy luau, lots of laughing.

They left wednesday, same day my dad moved to Guam. So now it's just me, alone on my new adventure in Hawaii. It's not that bad; just hearing from other people, messges, emails, makes me feel more connected and hopeful. Plus, I'm starting to hang out more with my here-friends which always helps.

So I'm going to start going to a bible study, visiting starbucks to be one of those "Reading by myself all pensive and mysterious"-type peoples to do my devotionals. I just bought a book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0830734902/qid=1125888521/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-5704634-3653537?v=glance&amp;s=books">Seeking Wise Counsel</a>. I really want to learn more about this whole counseling thing, I'm fascinated. I find myself intimidated at the array of books available at the bookstore. Christian Counseling vs. Traditional Psychology? Are they mortal enemies? Complements? What am I looking for? Who knows.

Doing alright. It's not a bad time of life.

Hawaii visit #2

Posted by james on Aug. 30, 2005

Oh yeah, they're here. I managed to go through work, drive home in a hurry with 3 leis tucked in my backpack (which needs replacing as it's not very business-like), and rush to the airport to wait for another 45 minutes. And then they're here!

<img src="../share/hawaii-hula.jpg" align="right">

We've gone to north shore, bellows beach (the best so far), gone to a fakee luau with a talkative singer (we don't pay you to talk, singer man!), gotten shave ice, hung out at diamond head lookout (and fed the cockroaches with authentic hawaiian food), almost saw a movie (but didn't see it), went shopping, almost got sprite slushes (but no get), fed a naked man cheeseburgers, and met a cousin and his florist wife.

<img src="../share/hawaii-bathroom.jpg">

They got to see giant turtles come up on the sand. I got to go to work and wait for meetings that never happened. They got Pineapple pancakes! Pineapple juice! I got to stay up late doing more work. We took a billion pictures, listened to a whole lot of In Sync and 98 Degrees.

<img src="../share/hawaii-tikis.jpg">

They got to meet my here-friends, and my here-friends got to meet my there-friends. We all had fun together.

I got my new helmet and jacket. I'm so much closer to looking like a robot when I ride my bike, it's great.

<img src="../share/hawaii-turtle.jpg">

My dad's leaving soon. I'm staying. I'll be here a while, I figure, unless something pulls me back. I don't know what that'll be yet.

Meanwhile, I'm still fighting the good fight (resist turning into a business-zombie). What are *you* doing?

And

Posted by james on Aug. 24, 2005

They're here!


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