Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Random Wednesdays...the last of '08.


What a year.!

I can't believe it's the last day of '08.

Of course I decided to let my last post of this interesting year be my becoming normal Random Wednesday.

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Me and my mommy friend took our daughters to the zoo today. They were insane! But the most interestingly strangest thing was seeing all the turtles "doing" it AND making grunting noises. I guess why wouldn't they make noises. Right? And then I thought one guy was gonna flip backwards cause he was getting a little crazy...turtle style. Seriously their were 7 turtles (I think Galapagos LARGE turtles), and 6 of them were getting it on. I felt kinda bad for the loner guys. It's like he was the third wheel turtle.

Hey, at least his friends are going out with a bang.....Ba-dum-bump-bump :)

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I followed a man up an escalator the other day and he had shorts on that had cigars all over it. The funny thing was a bunch of the cigars seemed to be pointing (and burning) toward his butt holeio...The thought made a snicker come out and I of course told myself to not forget to blog about this one on RW.

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My manager friend and I went to a hotel bar in Waikiki for one drink to "market research" for our bar menu.....it was so nice to sit there and stare at the ocean and enjoy a good "market research" cocktail. They made pineapple juice ice cubes so my white wine sangria drink turned from clear to a yellowish color during the course of the "market research".

Sigh....you gotta love "market research".

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It's been pretty cool having President Elect Obama here in Hawaii.

And for me a proud feeling knowing he comes from the Islands!

My stepsisters mother had to do police duty for his home on Christmas day.

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And I will end this with a bit of reflection on the year we call 2008. A lot of great things have happened for me.

  • In April I visited with my FLS and met my new niece Vai and for the first time in a really really long time I connected with my sister. A wall I had built up preventing the forward movement of our relationship came down. She's an amazing, spiritual, beautiful woman that I am so proud to call my sis!
  • I restarted this blog after many attempts and finally this time it took. I'm thankful for the many new bloggy pals that have come into my world and have allowed me into theirs!
  • A new President was elected!!!
  • My husband and I have also finally learned to be best friends again. We've veered off the path a bit being new parents and I'm thankful. We also just got the news that he did get his promotion at work. In this day with the economy the way it is, I am beyond thankful. Our goal to one day owning a home of our own gets closer and closer.
  • And finally I feel I am in a better place as a mother. This time last year I felt confused and convinced I was doing a horrible job. Too much of that or is it too little of this. But I guess this and that is part of the deal. Getting used to the new mother skin and allowing yourself to be OK with this role.
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Happy New Year Everyone!

Or as we say here in Hawaii....Hauoli Makahiki Hou....(BFF & Krissy are snickering now...cause I'm the whitest Hawaiian they know:)

14 ramblings of your own:

The Bush Family said...

Happy New Year!!! I did a ba-da-bum-bum on my blog too..I swear I hadn't even read yours yet..hehe..bloggy minds think alike :) Hope 2009 is all you hope it will be!

Rhaingel said...

Happy New Year, too! I was surprised to see that we've got the same picture for the end of the year. What you had was not just a random Wednesday. It was very interesting, I might say and about your realizations and recap about the past year, I was glad to read about them. Have a good year ahead! :)

Tooj said...

The zoo - in December? You stink. LOL I'm happy to hear the turtles were productive...always need to have some love going on! Happy new year.

Teti Family said...

Happy New Year!

Shorty said...

Your year definitely sounds like it has been a good one, full of great developments. Glad to hear the positives about you and your hubby & sis. It's always good to reconnect on a deeper level with those you love. And, I'm glad you're still blogging! Looking forward to all the great posts in 2009!

Sherendipity said...

Happy New Year!!
I need to do some serious "Market Research". Sounds divine.

Lady with a View said...

Happy New Year! I hope the coming year brings as many blessings as last year - and have I told you how much I enjoy your random Wednesday posts?

They rock.

Kim

Word Verification: Pluffir - one who pluffs other people up in order to get a desired result - can also be an adjective - Pluffiry.

kels said...

pineapple juice ice cubes sound phenomenal!

Krissy said...

actually, you're the whitest Samoan that i know. it's the hair. =) HAPPY NEW YEAR RAMBLER!!!

Katy said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!!
Thank you for the sweet comment you left me about my wreck. :0)

The Blonde Duck said...

The cigar shorts story made me giggle!

the RaMbLeR said...

Ok, don't be feeling sorry for the turtle...you never know, he may prefer to be a 'loner'! *wink*

Were the 'cigar shorts' really boxers? WHY would he be out in public like that? LOL... at least he made you snicker.

Is it time to do some 'market research' in OK? You might learn a lot.?. Right? I would even sacrifice and help you out!!

I am beyond excited that you came back to bloggy world or I would've never met my twin!!

Congrats Hubby!!

I bet you are an awesome mother...relax and enjoy! (by the third, like me, you don't worry about that and know you just do what you do, love 'em, and have faith everything will be fine.)

Happy New Year!! *raising my glass to you* Here's to getting to know you better!!

Becky said...

Congrats to your hubby on his promotion -- that's great news!

Just to see the look on his face, I'm going to ask Ted if we can do it "turtle style." :)

Anonymous said...

Guy
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