Wednesday, December 19, 2012


north shore staycation

north shore staycation by mostlyglasses featuring denim jean shorts

Excited this week because for once I'll be playing tour guide! My younger sister is coming to hang out for Christmas vacation, and I can't wait to circle the island a few times, go to my favorite beaches and do some stuff I've been too broke/too lazy to do and just hang out with someone that looks like me and is super cool. A staycation in Oahu is pretty sweet if I do say so myself.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Yesterday, I woke up at 7AM (on my first day of vacation from work) to go get my Hawaii state ID, AKA my kama'aina card. The office opened at 8 AM, and I thought I was doing pretty good when I got there at 8:15. If 'doing good' meant being #176 in line, then I did excellent. I am some sort of fool because I thought I would be in and out in an hour, so I didn't eat, didn't charge my phone and didn't bring anything to read or do while I was waiting.

Here's a few thoughts I had while sitting amongst a few hundred of my closest friends for 4 hours with nothing to do but creepily stare and get really annoyed and hungry... Why do people put their little girls (~3 years old) in high heels? They look like baby prostitutes. Don't get it. Why do people insist on playing games on their phones in public places really loud? Why are these people almost always adults? Why, when people listen to dubstep and other such terrible types of music (without headphones, of course) always say things like "can you feel the bass?"Yes, yes I can. Can you feel the daggers that are shooting out of my eyes? Thought so.

Four hours of sitting on a concrete floor in a dirty, dity government office and $36 in parking fees later, I felt like I wanted a TB shot (and a tequila shot) but I got my ID. Finally! Discounts on pretty much everything, here I come! Also, more importantly, my CA license picture (taken when I was 15 and had hot pink hair and a mega grumpy face) will no longer be my primary form of identification and therefore will no longer questioned by every bouncer and checkout person. WORTH IT.

My question for myself is... when did I change what side I part my hair on?! How does that just happen in life without me knowing it?

Monday, December 17, 2012


The recent events in CT have really had me thinking about kids, and the kids in my life that I love and miss every day. I can't imagine the pain that the families of the victims are going through and can't believe that people are capable of doing such terrible things, especially to children. Like everyone else, I'm in shock that these kind of events happen and can't stop thinking about it. One of the hardest parts of moving away from home for me was leaving my niece and nephews, cousins and all my friends' babies. I'm so lucky that when I go home to visit, I still have the chance to see all these little faces <3

Sunday, December 16, 2012

rockin' roxy

roxy stripes

roxy stripes by mostlyglasses featuring roxy dresses

Roxy is my all time favorite brand and lucky me got hooked up with a gift card to their store as a pre-deployment gift from the mister. Hush money, if you will. It didn't hush me for long, but I'm pretty excited to go set myself up with some new beach wear ASAP. Thanks, babe :]

Saturday, December 15, 2012

day 3 of deployment.

The day I've been dreading finally came on Thursday... my boyfriend deployed. For six months. To Japan. In terms of being a military girlfriend, I actually got a pretty sweet deal. He's not in combat, it's a short deployment and he will soon have regular phone and internet. In terms of a being a normal girlfriend, I got a totally crappy deal because, well, DUDE IS OFF MY ISLAND FOR SIX MONTHS. I have to keep reminding myself that plenty of people have it much worse than I do and to just take it one day at a time, but it still sucks. It really, really sucks. He's not only my boyfriend, he's my best friend and my partner in crime and him being gone leaves a huge void in my day to day life. I'm so lucky that I have such awesome friends here (and at home, thank you iphone for keeping me connected to my people) that keep me entertained and laughing during the day. I'm lonely at night and still accustomed to waking up at 4:30am to beep him down to the parking garage, so I've been watching episodes of Home Improvement when I wake up to distract myself. Man, is the intro to that show crazy or what, even 15 years after it came out.

We said a really sad goodbye at 5am on a street corner in Waikiki (in typical nighttime-in-Waikiki fashion, surrounded by hookers and drunk peeps) and then he got into a taxi and drove off while I sobbed in the street. And then it started raining. He said it was like a Humphrey Bogart movie, but that  scene was terrible and I would never want to watch something so crappy, haha.

I pack this much just for a weekend away
things that have made me cry in the last 3 days:
-a Navy lady in cami's in line at Starbucks
-half the songs on this play list of island jams
-'boyfriend" by Justin Beiber ...

If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go
 (But you did! You're gone!)
I can take you places you ain't never been before
(You are currently at a place I ain't never been before... without me!)
Baby, take a chance or you’ll never ever know
(But I did take a chance and I do know!)
I got money in my hands that I’d really like to blow
(I have no money to blow, so that just makes me sad in general)

things that have kept me sane in the last 3 days:
-finally having 2 weeks off of work!
-my little sis coming to visit this week!
-'indie dance radio' on Pandora
-constant calls/texts/fb messages from both of our families and friends. I <3 technology.
-ice cream...kind of a lot of ice cream
-Animal Planet shows about puppies [you win Sam, we can have a German shepherd one day]

So... 3 days down, 196 to go...