31 May, 2010

Holy Blog Post, Batman!

"Robin, there's no need for harsh language. It's only a blog post."

"Sorry, Batman. I was just overwhelmed." =)

Well, I have been gone for about a bazillion blog-years!!! It's been weird not blogging every day. I've been reading and commenting some, but it's totally not the same. We had about the craziest week EVER. Tuesday, Joe had to go back to work. And, let me tell you he was ticked. He was supposed to get day passes while his brother was here, but due to certain circumstances he couldn't. Then, he was told that he could take PCS leave?? It doesn't really count as leave...supposedly you get it when you move, and it's supposed to be used for house searching. Well, he didn't take it when we got here because - hello - we didn't have a car!! So, they wouldn't let him use it. He had to go back on Tuesday to fill out paperwork for leave and a bunch of other junk. *sigh*

Then, he was told he had to go back on Wednesday because some of his paperwork wasn't filled out or signed properly. About 2 hours after I'd dropped him off at the company, he calls me to come get him because - guess what - his paperwork was already signed and filled out properly!!!! Go f'in figure!!! After that lovely fiasco, we took the car to the dealership to get fixed. It was supposed to take an hour. We got there at 0830 and left about 1230. They had to search for the part for an hour, realize they didn't have it, tell us, wait for the part to get there, fix someone else's car while waiting for our part, and THEN they fixed our car. I. Was. Pissed. During the getting-the-car-fixed adventure, we went to eat lunch down the street. In ghettosville, Hawaii. I kid you not. There was a Chinese place nearby, and I love me some Chinese food. Apparently, BIL does too. So, off we went. We walk in...and the entire place is full of either Chinese-speaking people or Hawaiian-speaking people. There were FOUR white people in the entire place. Most of the signs were in Chinese or something. Seriously, not even kidding. It was awkward and the food was not good. We got the heck outta there as soon as we could.

Once we had our car back (with one shiny new headlight and an old yellowed one...), we went home, changed into bathing suits and hit the beach! That's the best way to forget about a rough 2 days, I think. =) We went snorkeling at Waimea and a beach near Hale'iwa that had a ton of sea turtles. And let me tell you, the sea turtles are entirely too friendly for my liking. I just wanna look at them, not touch them, but apparently they wanted to touch me!! Here I was minding my own business and Mr. Sea Turtle comes swimming up behind me and pushes me with his leg!!!!! I totally yelled! =) I know they're harmless, but they're huge!! Anyway, we saw a lot of cool fishies while we were snorkeling. I had issues with my mask and had to call it quits early. I guess that's what happens when you don't spend a bazillion dollars on snorkeling gear. Oh well. It was fun anyway. Even though I got a wicked sunburn...on my shoulders, neck, and left calf. Seriously. No idea how these things happen. And, I reapplied my SPF 85!! *sigh*

Thursday, we went to Margaritaville and The International Market near Waikiki. Here are some of the pictures from that day.

Cool lookin' fish in the pond.

Joe and his brother. =)

My BIL opened one of these for his fiance.

And he got this out of it. Totally jealous.

We were headed to the car when we saw these guys...

And their owner practically shoved them in my hands. Awkward.

Me and Joe.

He was totally loving it!

I interrupt this post to be incredibly ticked off. Blogger is giving me fits!!!! I'm trying to upload all my glorious pics and it keeps crashing my browser!!! Grrrrrrrrr!!!! Maybe it's because I just upgraded my Mac OS from Leopard to Snow Leopard? I'm seriously ticked.

So, since I can't load anymore pictures for fear of my browser closing for the 5th time, I'll just tell you about the rest of our week and hopefully upload pictures later. Or, you can check them out on my Facebook page. {You may or may not be able to see them without adding me. If you'd like to add me, just send me a message letting me know who you are. I don't accept requests from random people...who don't stalk my blog. ;-)}

The day with the parrots was pretty much that. Friday, we pretty much did nothing. We went to the ITR to get tickets to Germaine's Luau in Barber's Point. Joe was skeptical of ITR, but he was signing my praises when the lady we talked to told us it would be $31 cheaper through MWR. Ha! In your face, hubby! =P The luau was amazing. I took a bazillion pictures, but only a few of them turned out. Most of them were incredibly blurry because those chicks can shake their hips like nobody's business! I took some really good videos that I'll try to post later as well. The food was decent, the drinks were wonderful (mainly because we got 3 free...), and the entertainment was fantastic! I highly recommend you go if you're planning to come to Oahu anytime soon. 

Well, that's it for me! Hopefully I'll be back later with a cooperative browser. =)

Hasta luego!
P.S. This post was scheduled, so don't go thinkin' I'm some crazy insomniac. ;-)


Jenn said...

I'm enjoying reading your posts! I followed your blog at the suggestion of Rebecca D (during your campaign for new followers)...and I know Joe from OBC in WS, NC! :) You are such a cutie! Thanks for the pics...this is probably as close as I'll get to Hawaii in my life!

Anonymous said...

I hope you keep posting pics and stories about your adventures! I'm totally living vicariously! LOL! We've been there for vacation a few times, and I think we're going back when my husband gets home from deployment. But I love, love, love Hawaii and am so jealous you get to *live* there!

And since it's Memorial Day...just wanted to say thank you for everything you do to support your husband and our troops!

JG said...

Well, if you have to deal with bureaucratic army crap, might as well deal with it in Hawaii! ;) But really, that's stupid. The luau sounds great, though. When I went with my family back in the day we didn't get to do a luau (basically they didn't want to pay for all 5 of us to go) but I really want to go to one!

Chantal said...

What? ITR rocks! (I work there, I'm biased). Anyway, you can find great prices there. I love it here in Hawaii :D

JessRaquel said...

I haven't been to Hawaii in years but the one thing that I loved the most was swimming with the sea turtles! I wish I had the option to do that every day!

Jenn said...

I think the birds would have freaked me out. You are a brave woman!!!! :)

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Sounds like you're having so much funnnn!