Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hale Craziness in Crazy Weather!

I've decided that this rainy weather is not very good for my physical well-being. I frequently slip and catch myself and luckily I haven't completely wiped out yet...until today. Twice. hahahaha

I was in my room when I noticed that an army of ants were attacking my desk. I have no idea where they came from and I dont have food in my room so I was confused. I decided to take action and become Tia the Bug Slayer for the night.

As I was walking down to the RA office to get some bug spray, I walked past the recycling area and put my hand out in the rain . What I didn't realize is that I stepped in water. OUCH! I completely tanked it on the sidewalk and my leg fell into the gutter area. hahahahhhaha

It was so funny, but it hurt and now I have a brush burn on my knee!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


So....I started a new job a month ago as an RA in the hales. Because of our wonderfully planned out schedule, I have the opportunity to get up for one week out of the month and turn off the alarms at 6am. This week is my rotation week so I've been getting up at 5:45 every morning to turn off the alarms.

This past week has been crazy busy and I've been getting hardly any sleep. It's kind of funny because I've developed this weird twitch in my eye and I think it's because my eyes are tired. Last night I talked to my mom and she told me that I needed to get 8 hours of sleep (yeah....well that's unrealistic) and that I need to minimize my computer time (also unrealistic).

I ended up going to bed last night....after my mother's sound 2:30 am. Mostly because I got on my blog and was slightly addicted for a few hours doing updates and such.

So I'm on alarm duty this week, been going to bed obscenely late, and have a twitching eye. All caught up? GREAT!

Alrighty, back to the alarms. This morning, I got up as usual and went down to turn off the alarms and unlock the lounges and such. It usually takes 15 minutes to do everything so by the time I come back to my room it is always a little after 6 or so. I came back up this morning and I looked at my alarm clock and it said 4:15am. Was my clock messed up again?

It was two hours ahead a few days ago by some weird coincidence and now it was two hours behind. SO WEIRD. Then I decided to go look at my trusty cell phone to get the exact time so I could set my alarm ahead. I looked a my phone and it said 4:15am!!!!! YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! hahaha took another stroll downstairs at 4:15am in the morning to go lock up again. Glorious! I have no idea how I magically made up an alarm in my head because my cell phone alarms were still set for 5:45am. hahahahha

I've concluded that not only does sleep deprivation make your eyes twitch but it also makes you delirious. Lesson learned: GET MORE SLEEP. I guess my momma does know what she's talking about after all.

After all was said and done, I got up again at 5:45am at the right time and turned off the alarms again. I think my commitment to the alarms should win me the RA Alarms Dedication Award.

Just a little side note: This morning I went to breakfast and told Kent and Irene about my lovely alarm mishap. Kent commented that my story was "BLOG WORTHY." YES! I have a blog worthy story. I was so excited that after my morning class I created this post. Mahalo Kent....I think it's blog worthy too. :)


The past few weekends have been exceptionally awesome so I thought I'd write a little about my wonderful SUPER DUPER SATURDAYS! haha. Two weeks ago, after breakfast, my friend Kalie and I decided to go to Haleiwa to explore the town and shop around a little bit.

We ended up at M. Matsumoto's Shave Ice because I've never been there and I really wanted to try this ULTRA wonderful shave ice everyone talks about. After Kalie and I got our shave ice, we sat down on the bench outside to eat. It was sooooooooooo good!

(My FIRST shave ice at Matsumoto!!!)
After a few minutes, we noticed a guy taking pictures with a few tourists....COULD IT POSSIBLY BE MATSUMOTO??? Tell me what you think....we got a picture!!! hahaha

(Mystery Matsomoto with the tourists and Kalie in the corner of the pic...btw she is diggin' his mustache! hahaha)

We're still not positive if he's the owner or not but he looks pretty LeGiT to me!

After shave ice, we went down to the harbor and took some pics by the harbor and decided to goof around a bit....well maybe a lot.

(We are VERY least to us we are! hahaha :))

to be continued.....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Love Bug

It's amazing what you can learn in one semester of college about love and life. You meet people and date people (woops, I mean "hang out" with people) and start realizing what you really want in life. Why is it that life is so confusing? Why is it that people in general are confusing?

I know my problem is that I over analyze everything. I just don't understand why people can't be honest...especially in relationships. I have a friend who is really into this guy who is gorgeous, friendly, and INTERESTED back in her. Problem is, they haven't been completely open and honest about their feelings for each other.

Flirting is fun, but after 3 months of it, it's time to make a move already. Maybe they're both afraid of losing the friendship or taking the risk that things might not work out, but what if it did work out? I guess you could say that the love bug gives us opportunities. The question is though, will we act on it?

By the way, what happened to the good old days when guys actually asked a girl out on a date and planned it ahead of time? Classy guys are hard to find these days. If you are lucky enough to be married to a classy guy, then I envy you because there are far and few inbetween like that.

Remember in old black and white movies when the guy goes and asks the father's permission to take out his daughter. Guys today should be thankful. They only have to take the risk of getting rejected by the girl. Imagine having to worry about getting rejected by her father! LOL

On the other hand, there is always that annoying situation where the love bug only strikes you. Time and time again I've seen it happen to myself and my friends.

I started playing tennis with this guy at the beginning of the semester, and I instantly was drawn to his personality. When you click, you click. As our friendship and flirting progressed, I thought that something could potentially come out of this. You always try to look at the dating glass half full...even if the situation is really half empty.

Eventually, I realized that I was in denial and that if he really was interested in me, he would have made more of an effort to spend time with me. I guess playing tennis together doesn't constitute a potential relationship. It just constitutes playing tennis...unfortunately.

So when does the love bug bite two people at the same time exactly? I'm thinking that it's not really a LOVE BUG, but instead a quality deductor. It helps you realize what you do and do not want in a potential mate. Then, when you meet the right person, you'll know.

Until then, I guess my friends and I will just have to heal our bug bites with chocolate, bubble baths, and some Frank Sinatra.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Irony At Its Best

I've had many ironic experiences in my life, but I never thought I would have one about a blog page. First and foremost, I'd like to say that blogging is LAME. Well, at least as of yesterday.

What's the deal with blogging anyway? Hmmmm.... I think it's the fact the people everywhere around the world can write endless amounts of posts about their seemingly exciting lives...or not so exciting.

Funny thing is, blogging in the past...well five minutes...seems like it could be fun and potentially a little addicting. Little addicting? Okay maybe huge addicting since I have a professor who is
O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with blogging. Actually she is the one who got me interested in blogging. So, thank you Sister F. for helping me become another obsessed blogger on the world wide web.

Now I come to another dilemma about blog pages. I have a blog entitled
Paradise and Palm Trees. Catchy, right? I thought so too. Then I realized that it is the Christmas season and that I should probably create a page that emulates the spirit of Christmas. I figure, what's wrong with Christmas in paradise anyway? People pay good money to leave the snow during Christmas time. I'm keeping the paradisaical Christmas blog page as is.

So, back to my professor who is obsessed with blogging. I'm thinking that the smart thing to do would've been not to convince your students to spend anymore time on the Internet than they already do. Lets be honest here. We all know that everyone from age 5 to 105 spends most of their life on Facebook these days.

Life is becoming a vicious cycle of Internet blogging and facebook.

We wake up and get on computer, go to work and get on the computer, and then come home and get on the computer again. What is wrong with this picture? I'm thinking that being sucked into the black hole called a computer screen seems pretty messed up to me.

Anyway, that is life for you.
Messed up. If your life isn't messy....then I would have to say that you are in denial...which means you're messed up like the rest of us anyway.

Isn't life wonderful though? Usually the big messy things in our life are the
BEST learning experiences and help us to become better people. Kind of ironic, huh? I think so too.