Saturday, May 31, 2008

MGs at SATC Movie!


MGs Starr, Melissa and Noreen went to see the highly-anticipated "Sex and The City" movie on opening night at Ward. They sat in the 3rd row of the sold out 7:30pm show which was filled with ladies looking like they were going to a club instead of the movie.







The movie was great and had many great SATC moments! Can't wait for it to come out on DVD!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Funny Ha Ha!

MGs Noreen and Fitha (with Aaron doing good-boyfriend duty) went to see the hilarious Kathy Griffin live at Waikiki Shell on Saturday. She went for over an hour and a half straight, only stopping when an unexpected fireworks show went off half way through. She talked about everything, from American Idol and Scientology to Barbara Walters and Oprah. She looked very petite and thin in person and I loved her hair! I'm such a big fan!

It's Official

Ladies...

I am so excited I can't think of anything clever or cute to say...

Aaron proposed to me last night! :-) Naturally I said yes. We're both very excited. Now I can actually plan a wedding and not a "Birthday"! He dropped down on one knee right before bed last night. He was very confident and not nervous at all. He actually made me nervous. It was all surreal and seemed to move in fast motion.

We'll probably get married in July and will have a small dinner party of some sort. The actual reception will probably be next fall, after he returns from Iraq. Probably in November or something like that. This gives me a lot of time to plan a wedding.

Anyway... it's 8:45 on Memorial Day Monday so I didn't wanna call anyone yet, but yeah... I am engaged! Enjoy the rest of your weekend ladies!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Who's Up for Sex?



Looks like it is just me and Noreen that are going to the movie next Friday. Anyone want to join?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ahh, the comforts of a sofa




You never know just how much something means to you until you don't have it anymore. That's the first thought I had when I sat down for the first time on my new sectional sofa tonight. It's been a long time since Dean and I have had a sofa to call our own. I can't even remember the last time I laid down on a sofa and not think about stains or making sure my feet are clean. ;)

What a sight it was to come home to have a place to sit my tired body and watch television in a relaxing and comfortable way. I must say, this sofa is super comfy. I'm in love with it. If I could just sit and work from it all day long, then I'm golden.

I can't wait to have my girls over so that they can enjoy it as well. Yay!!!

Here are some first photos. No more sitting on the ground to watch TV anymore. Let me know what y'all think.

Shameless Plug

I am soooo into this blogging! #1 - It's a great way to say what's on your mind, and #2 - It has the ability to make it appear like you're busy working!

Being that, I've created a new blog about my son! So check it out and post your comments!

Now, back to real work... *sigh*

Look Mom, I'm Blogging!

So I've never posted a blog before. Maybe I'm scared of it, maybe I'm too lazy to figure out the functions, or maybe I'm "too busy". I really can't chalk it up to a single reason. I just haven't.

I'm finding that I'm slowly slipping into the "technologically-impaired" side of life. It's really quite sad. I think this mental block against technology started when my neighbor's kid called me a "grown-up." Shocking excuse, I know, but that's what I'm going to blame it on.

However, I do have a few redeeming points to be proud of. I did get an iPhone (by protest), I do take full advantage of my company laptop and work from home when needed, and yes in my spare time I do watch YouTube.

But, i don't listen to podcasts, I almost never download songs from iTunes (mostly because I'm broke and ever $1 counts!). And up until this second, I haven't "blogged."

I think I'm also reaching a mental barrier because I know the big "30" is coming. Mind you - it's not this year... or next, I'm just pre-obsessing because that's who I am.

When do we start calling ourselves a "grown-up?" Is it paying taxes and bills? Is it marriage? Is it children? When am I supposed to officially feel like an adult?

So here's the sad truth: In an effort to stem my pre-30 freak out, and my techno-phobia/mental barrier, I am blogging. I think this depressing behavior (blogging in attempts to escape adulthood) officially makes me an adult.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Let's Go Fishing!

Thanks to Uncle Chris and Aunty Starr for Tyler's first boat trip!

Full of lots of "firsts," including Tyler's first catch (well, more like Uncle's catch... but Ty brought good luck) and first boat driving lesson. He can't stop talking about it and the lure will make a nice "Show & Tell" item for school.


Watch Tyler and Uncle Chris reel one in!

video



It was THIS BIG!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Work Perk, Kapalua Style

When you have a client on the neighbor island, you have to travel. I don't really enjoy traveling. First off, I don't do well on airplanes. Fortunately, neighbor island flights are short enough so I don't really get sick. Secondly, I don't like being away from my son. And third, I'd rather travel for fun than business.

But being in the travel & tourism business, sometimes business is fun. And while I'm here working and it took a lot of planning to set this meeting up, I get the perk of staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua hotel.
The suite is larger than my house. It's definitely more modern and cleaner! With killer views of the swimming pool and the ocean!

So, if I'm not back in Honolulu tomorrow, you'll know where to find me!

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Flirting Monk


For Mother's Day, we took my mama to the Bhutan exhibit at the art academy. The religious artifacts were so beautiful and intricate. We also got to make our very own prayer flags, watch a prayer ceremony by Bhutanese monks and watch one create a mandala out of different colored sand!

A funny thing happened during the prayer ceremony though - I had my eyes closed during the ceremony because I felt uncomfortable to stare at the monks, and it also helped me get in "the zone." With my eyes closed, I didn't know that one of the young monks was staring at me, according to Chris. Chris said he was trying to stare him down, and the monk would notice Chris staring at him staring at me and would stop, but only for a while. Chris ended up leaving towards the end of the ceremony to go to the bathroom. When the ceremony finished, I opened my eyes to find the monk staring at me smiling, making me blush because it seemed strange. Could he have been checking me out? Or maybe he was impressed I kept my eyes closed and held the same position for an hour fighting back and leg cramps? Or, maybe my aura just happened to look pretty good to him! ;-)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hats off to all Mean Girl Mommies!

Mother's Day Graphics

Friday, May 9, 2008

Countdown to Sex and The City!


They say nothing lasts forever. Dreams change. Trends come and go. But friendships never go out of style. - Carrie Bradshaw


To celebrate our friendships as MG's, let's all go see the Sex and The City movie May 30! Just three weeks away! So far, only Regal has displayed their movie times - playing at Dole 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Yes, it is a Friday - so maybe we can all try and get out of work a little early and go to the 4? If not, can the MG mommies make it to the 7?
To wet your appetite, http://www.sexandthecitymovie.com/.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pretty Purses


Here is a website I thought you girls might enjoy. You can design your very own handbag! The purses are a bit pricey for me, but I like looking through the different fabrics and seeing how the colors and patterns I choose work together, or not! http://www.1154lill.com/.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Beach Day for MG Mommies!

The Mean Girls mommies got their little boys (and dog) together for a day of fun in the sun at Lanikai Beach! Kailoa, Ayden and Tyler enjoyed the sand, playing with toys and were amazed by a sand crab!


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Love Is In The Air

Ladies, I'm back!!

I missed you.

So, shall I dare to say that Carrie Bradshaw has finally found her Mr. Big. Yes, ladies, you heard it here first. Someone call the doctor (a hot beefy one, hopefully!!) ...I may be ill!!!

He's absolutely "Incredible," and I'm just in shock!!!!

Well, it's time for me to go shoe shopping...

Enjoy the evening!

Go Syesha!! Represent the ladies!!

Only In Hawaii!


I got this as a forwarded email and it is still cracking me up! This actually happened!

This is how the conversation probably went -

Costco Employee: 'Hello dis Costco, how can I help you?'

Customer: 'I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week.'

Costco Employee: 'Wot you like on da cake?'

Customer: 'Best Wishes Suzanne' and underneath that 'We will miss you.'

In Need of a Laugh? Watch this!

I love this show! Especially #4 and #6 make me laugh!

Monday, May 5, 2008

An Unhappy Florist - Didn't Know There was Such a Thing!

My sister-in-law Stef, who is a florist in Utah sent me flowers last week with good wishes for last Friday's procedure. The Honolulu florist, Howard's Downtown Florists, delivered the flowers on Thursday. They called from their shop to see if I would be at home. I said I was and that we had a gate and dogs and to call when they got there. The flower delivery guy called and said "I'm outside," so I said I would be right out. I went outside and no one was there. So I called his cell phone and he didn't answer. I called back 30 seconds later and left a message that he must be at the wrong address. I then call the shop to tell them and to see if they could contact him. He calls me while I am on hold with the shop and says immediately with attitude, "I'm STILL waiting outside!" (who says that?) I reply that I am also outside and that he must be at the wrong address. He says again with attitude, "I am at the address that was given to me!" (again, who says that?) He then goes on a rant about dogs barking at him and being in the hot sun. Apparently the wrong address given to him accidentally by my sister-in-law, dogs that don't belong to me, and the weather that I can't control, seem to be my fault! (who does that?) I tell him the correct address and he still goes on his rant. I tell him that I called his cell phone twice within 1 minute and left a message. He tells me that that was his daughter who left a message on his phone. I finally lose my temper with him and say, "Look, just deliver the god damned flowers and get the fuck out of here!" (a Mean Girl says that!) Yes, not my finest moment, but I reacted to his horrible tone. He gets to my gate and of course it is an unfriendly exchange. He says that next time my mainland relatives wants something sent last minute to call another florist. I tell my sister-in-law all of this and she calls the store the next day. The delivery guy is the owner! She apologizes to him for accidentally giving them the wrong address. He rants at her for the hot sun, the barking dogs, not having his cell phone on him when he was waiting outside at the wrong address (in the same "it's your fault" attitude that he displayed to me). Turns out that he didn't want to do the last minute order, which he could have turned down, but didn't (not that that is an excuse for his bad attitude). He then asks her if I told her that I swore at him. She replied, "Yes she did. And if you were talking to her then like you are talking to me now, I would have too!" I love her (she would be a perfect addition to the Mean Girls!).

Lunch this week?

OK, MGs -- just experimenting to see if this works better than our million emails. Anyone free for lunch tomorrow?

My Bimbo


Okay - so I proudly declare that I have never lived a bimbo lifestyle - never was interested in fashion, shopping for clothes, having boyfriends give me money everyday, working as a hairdresser, etc. NOT that there is anything wrong with any of those things. But, I have been enjoying taking care of my bimbo - Starica (named after me and my coworker Erica) at www.missbimbo.com. I feed her, send her to the gym and to the library (I'm making my bimbo smart!), flirt and get boyfriends that give her money daily, get different jobs, new hairdos, coloring, makeup, etc. depending on the various goals to get to a higher level in the game. There are games where you can win Bimbo Dollars, Bimbo Attitude and Bimbo IQ and you can challenge other bimbos in fashion and attitude duels!! I love my bimbo because when I feed her steak and fries and she weighs over her ideal weight (of 127 pounds) her happiness level goes to 104%! I like that she is happy when she gains weight and eats steak because that is how I am! Anyway, right now she is a healthy weight of 155 pounds because her goal this level is to be a plus-size model and she is 185% happy now!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Moani's Halau Concert

My halau, Halau I Ka Wekiu, is celebrating our 10-year anniversary this year. We'll be having our 10-year anniversary concert on Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m. at NBC. Tickets are $35+applicable charges. Some mean girls are going to come and watch...and I would love to see all of you there if you can. If you want to go, I'm going to buy the tickets this weekend so please call me ASAP and let me know how many tickets you want. Hope to see you there :-)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Congrats to the newest MWC SAE!

Congrats to MG YankeeGal! She got promoted after one year at MWC to senior account executive! And she got a raise!

Woo Hoo! Time to celebrate!

Meet the Mean Girls!




Book Swap!

Calling all literate MGs! Let's get together and do a book swap! From horror to romance to fantasy, we all have books that we can share with each other. So instead of reading the same ones over and over again (SwissMiss!), we can loan them out amongst each other!

Disclaimer -- This is not a book club. But whoever gets my books will have to report to me what they're about, since I'm the type who buys books and never reads them. Something about purchasing them and then having them stack up in my house makes me feel good! Somehow I never get around to actually reading them... too much tv watching.

So, who's in? And when should we start?

Shameless Promotion - Kama‘aina Special at JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa



Instead of sending Mom flowers for Mother’s Day this year, how about sending her on a little getaway? For the month of May, Mom and the rest of the ‘ohana can relax and enjoy the luxurious 387-room JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina with a special Kama‘aina Mother’s Day package.

Starting from $278 per room per night, the Kama‘aina Mother’s Day package includes a mountain view guest room, self or valet parking for one vehicle, and 15 percent off spa services. Valid for the entire month of May 2008, the package is offered to Hawaii residents only.

The award-winning Ihilani Spa is also offering a special treatment package for Moms. Its Love for Mom Program includes a stimulating 25-minute Ihilani Sea Salt Glo and a relaxing 50-minute Milk and Honey Moisturizing Wrap. Plus, Mom will get all-day access to the spa, including the relaxation lounge, dry cedar sauna, eucalyptus steam room and Roman pool. The “Love for Mom Program” is only $157.00 and is valid through July 31, 2008. Reservations are highly recommended.

For reservations, please visit www.ihilani.com or call 808-679-0079. To speak to a spa concierge, please call 808-679-3321.

Dare to be judged by strangers...


So I hate being judged. That's why I never became a reporter. Afraid random strangers would be sitting at home and saying "What's up with her hair?" or "What is she wearing?" or "Boy, she looks tired today." (Hey, isn't that what we say when we watch tv???) That's why I remained behind-the-scenes. Better to not be seen, I say.

But a co-worker led me to this web site, www.facestat.com, that lets you be judged by random strangers. This seems like the worst idea, but peer pressure (and curiosity) made me do it. So I uploaded what I think is a cute picture of me to this web site (that's me on the left with the co-worker who forced me to do this!). For a day, people from wherever judged me on things like weight, wealth, age, humor, etc.

The results are:

  • Sad news - Majority thinks I'm chunky.
  • Bright side - Majority thinks I'm 28 years old, attractive and funny!
So I'm looking at the bright side! I may be chunky, but at least I'm about 7 years younger than I really am! And as I approach 35, that's more important to me.

Now... where's my cookie???

 
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