04 June, 2010

A Little Bit of Randomness

Since we're staying up late and I'm kind of bored. =)

I realized that staying up late in Hawaii is pretty much the equivalent to getting up before dawn in OK or NC. Which is actually kind of an odd time to be awake. Half the world is probably starting their day, and I'm just ending mine. Weird.

We went to the DMV yesterday and today. Yesterday, we got Hawaii plates for our car. So sad to see the NC one be taken off. =( At least we get to keep it, though. I was absolutely thrilled that they didn't charge us an arm and a leg. I don't know if it's actually policy or if the lady was being nice, but she told us she was giving us "credit" for our registration [and tags] because we'd recently renewed our NC registration. Woohoo! Wanna know how much I paid? It might hurt your feelings.... $5.50. No lie. I wanted to hug that woman!

Then, we went back to the Midas shop that had done the safety inspection on our car. This is where we hit a wall. Hawaii requires that you have a license plate on the back AND front of your car. Not a big deal...if your car has a place for a license plate on the front!! And guess whose car does not have one of those handy-dandy things? You guessed it. Yours freakin' truly. *sigh* In order to get your inspection sticker, you have to be able to attach both plates to your car. Luckily, Mr. Mechanic was nice enough to tell us that law doesn't specify where or how the front plate is attached. So, our front plate is currently attached to the bottom part of the grill with zip ties. Heck. Yeah. The only way we'll be able to put the plate on there permanently is to go to the dealership (of course) and have them put one on. Only $77, which I thought sounded pretty good compared to the hundreds of dollars I'd calculated. So, we gotta get that taken care of soon.

Today was a day of epic FAIL for me. We went to the DMV for driver's licensing where we stood in line for at least an hour in a hot, crowded, poorly ventilated room. We got there a little before 12. {Have I mentioned I'm hypoglycemic and if I don't eat every 2-3 hrs my blood sugar plummets? No? It does...keep that in mind.} After waiting in line for what felt like a bazillion years, it was finally my turn! Yippee! Everything is smooth sailing, and the written test seemed pretty easy. Much like ones I've taken before. One problem: right before the test, I felt my blood sugar dropping. I knew it was because I hadn't eaten lunch yet, but I felt certain I could make it. 3 minutes into the test, I'm hot, sweaty, nauseous, dizzy and I can barely focus. I pushed through, finished the test and stood in line. Biggest mistake: not checking my answers. I failed the test...by one question. Only because I'd marked 3 answers (that I definitely knew the answers to) incorrectly. FAIL. Literally! So, now I have to go back next week and wait in that ridiculously long line - by myself! And to top it of, my brainiac hubby passed with flying colors. Of course. Mr. I Don't Have to Study for Anything and Still Pass did it again. In order to relieve my DMV-related stress, we retreated to the beach for the afternoon. =) Tomorrow, we gotta go register the car on post. I'll be so glad to get that done!

Next on my list of random news, is about my bestie!! She's been keeping a secret [not from me, of course], but has decided it's time that everyone in blog-land  knew..............................................about the little one she's been so desperately praying for!!! She and her hubby have been trying to have a cute, cuddly, baby for a while now and finally - thanks be to God - she's pregnant!!! =D So, please, please, please head over to her blog and give her some love!!! And if you were wondering, she is still coming to see me for my birthday so I can buy things for "little bit"! She may or may not have promised me that "little bit" will call me Auntie Sarah. Hehehe. =) {This totally does not help the baby fever. Oh well.}

Monday is our 2nd anniversary. =) We are going to celebrate this weekend, since Joe has to work on Monday. I've decided (yes, me...he let me pick...probably because I bought him a blu ray player..) that we're going to tour this place where several movies and one of my favorite TV shows were filmed. All you LOST fans (*cough, cough* JG) stay on the lookout for pictures!! I'm sure I won't disappoint!

By the way, does anyone else have pre-deployment emotional breakdowns?! Because it's totally happening to me at very random times. Like, say, while watching a movie. Is this normal?

Alright, that's it for me, y'all! I think I'm gonna call it a night. =)
Just in case you were wondering, my very Oklahoman accent appears most often when I'm tired... ;-)


The LT's Wifey said...

I used to love living on the east coast- it made me feel ahead of the game, here in Hawaii, I feel left out. :(
My friend's hubbie is leaving soon, also. I have gotten a few very emotional calls late at night as a result. Panic attacks, small arguments-- every emotion is magnified. Don't worry, we all go through it. Hang in there.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, I'm sorry that the dmv trip didn't go well but at least you guys got off pretty cheap on the tags! That's great!

Enjoy your tour! That sounds so fun!

JG said...

Ha! I was thinking last night, if we DID get sent to Hawaii, it would be too late to catch any LOST filmings, and I was way too bummed out for a normal person! :)

So you have to get a new driver's license? Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. Have I mentioned that taking my driver's test sent me into panic attacks? I don't think I want to go through that again...just the thought is making me tense....

Yay for your friend! That's so exciting :)

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

Wooo! Yay for your bestie! How exciting! Yay for being able to go to the beach to relieve stress. I feel you on the hypo-glycemia, its a pain in the ass. Lovesss!

annoyed army wife said...

Yikes about the DMV! That sucks. Congrats to your friend! I love your blog and look forward to reading more!

Chantal said...

I've been to a bunch of Lost sites :) Oh, and I did Kualoa Ranch today. That was cool!

We ended up drilling holes in my bumper to put our front plate on...

I have hypoglycemia too! It sucks!! You should have seen me about half an hour ago because I hadn't eaten anything substantial since lunch at noon. Yikes...

No pre-deployment breakdowns yet... but mostly because I'm willing myself not to. I don't want to ruin our last few weeks together by being emotional. Oh, ok, I had a breakdown a month ago driving home from a class I was taking. The song I was listening to made me cry! Haha.

Blessing said...

Awwww!!! Dont worry about the pre-deployment break downs...it just creeps on you. But make the most of the times you are spending together now. Love your blog! Stay blessed.