Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Gledilegt Jol or farsaet nytt ar!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I doubt we will do another garage sale for awhile because they are a little scary but now we know, maybe its just a crazy Guam thing though.
On a crazier note, 4 people kept asking if they could buy the GARBAGE CANS. But apparently Daniel sold them to the nutter early bird people. Oh and they wanted to buy all the plants which are ugly and gross in my opinion but I guess people like plants.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
As some know my goals are high when it comes to my education. I want to become a history professor and reach tenure. Thus I must read. This new reading schedule will rejuvenate my mind. I am going to start in the new year. The only problem is finding the titles. When I look back on my short life I see different parts of it that were major turning points for the path. I can specifically remember all the crucial decisions that have brought be to this exact spot
If this post is really weird I must say that I wrote this post to clarify my thoughts. I am excited for the move back to the mainland specifically because I am going to start looking into Masters programs. I gave myself (in my mind) a two year break before I would start my masters. So I better get on it.
All this takes me back to a time when I used to thrive on five and ten year plans. I have yet to fail to accomplish anything on these lists. Although in 2003 I made the goal on my 10 year plan to be published within 10 years. Not a book necessarily but an article at least. I don't think this goal is unrealistic I just need to continue to work on it.
When I look back at the books that made me love the escape or reading the specifc title that comes to mind is King Arthur. I must have been a nerd my entire life. I remember as a child I loved everything medevil. It started in second grade when the theme of that year was the medeval era. I remember when we first moved to the United States when I was in fourth grade my obsession for the kind Arthur story started. There were only 5 different stories for king Arthur in that library and I remember I would borrow them over and over again and just reread them. They all had rather drastic differences but I loved it. I think I will start collecting King Arthurs now. How thankful I will always be for king Arthur (that sounds absurd but I don't care).
For those who took the time to read this I would deeply appreciate a list either commented or emails with your top ten or however many you want to put. I loved to read and I believe a persons taste in books is a great indication of their personality. So either comment them or email them to me so I can have some titles I can trust.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
If you aren't a fan of the books this post ends here.
I really enjoyed these books. They are the first in a long time that made me want to reread straight away to get the whole perspective. I must say I loved Twilight but then New Moon put me in a foul mood until the end parts. Then I enjoyed eclipse until the end when she loves them both. GAG I don't believe in two loves sorry. But then after Breaking Dawn it all made so much sense and everything clicked. There were no problems with continuity so I loved it. What a fun bunch of books. Oh and I also read the portion of midnight sun on her website. I enjoyed it so much. I don't know why it was leaked. They should have known that when a ruin an authors mood on a book they wont write more and whats the point of half a book.
I was so stressed reading parts of the books because I was sure someone would get killed and die because most authors love that kind of drama. So in the end I was so happy and in a good mood. Yay for this series. Now I want to go back and watch the movie again. I don't think the movie did Edward justice when it came to his lines but it would have been an 18 hour movie otherwise. I liked the actor they chose. Very handsome and the hint of his British Accent helped convince me of his 1918 life. It would have been difficult with a typical modern American accent. Those are my thoughts. Go read it but only if you have time to enjoy it. I would have been so frustrated if I didn't wait for all 4 books to come out. Especially if I would have had to wait after book 2. I think I will wait until the end of all series before reading them. I waited until book 5 was out with Harry Potter and waiting for the last two was frustrating.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Oh a random annoyance again from Guam. We paid lots of money to get Eva's passport expedited. They said they would call us as soon as it got in. So I had Daniel call today. It has been 2 weeks they said 3 but passport people need to be called a lot from my previous experiences with them. So they kept saying call back in 5 minutes. Then they asked the date on the receipt. We told them we dropped off the application and paid on the 10th and they wrote the 12th on the receipt and they yelled at us on the phone for about 5 minutes on how they told us 3 weeks like we shouldn't be bothering them. Well I paid for 2 weeks. ANYWAY so then after all the hassle they say "oh its here we found it, but you can't pick it up until tomorrow because today is a drop off the application day and tomorrow is a pick up passports day" so instead of calling us when it actually got there or just telling us its here get it tomorrow, they yell at us and wow its retarded. What irritated me the most was that they had it so it most likely got there before the weekend and they didn't even tell us. We didn't pay more so we could wait the regular waiting time. Sorry I had to vent that.
Is it Thanksgiving and christmas like over there?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I would say Edward with the Eward Jacob thing but I have only seen the movie
Monday, November 10, 2008
actually sat still (not usually the case with her) Anyway wish us luck on getting the passport by the 1st when they promised it.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Daniel wants her to be the sheep because they are cute. What do you think?
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Just sitting in the ocean relaxing
Daniel, Kathryn and Ralph going out for a snorkel
The day we were going to try to save face from the day before so we woke early and went to the swap meet/flea market. It was kind of fun. We bought crocks for Alexander and a new swimsuit for Eva. They had fresh crabs for sale (all still alive) and the fish were still flopping around. Daniel hates flea markets and any kind of shopping so we were out of there fast and decided to try to catch a dolphin tour boat ride. So we went down to Agat. Not too far away about 40 minutes or a half hour. So off we went. It started raining really badly. We got down there and found out we had to charter a boat. We were thinking about it but then it just wouldn't stop raining (when its raining you can't see much in the ocean here, you need the sun out) so we decided not to go and as I was trying to reverse my car (the murano) wouldn't gas. It moved but wouldn't respond to me pushing on the gas. So I went and parked and called Daniel to
come back. He tried to drive the car and turned it off and it wouldn't turn back on. So we called another tow man (30 minutes away) He came and tried to revive the car but forgot his jumper cables (he was the car help person our insurance provides) we found out nothing was working so he had to tow the car to Tamuning (20 minutes away from our house, 30 minutes from Agat). Augustine came and rescued us. We were there for about 2 hours so we looked up and down the marina and saw angel fish and a squid or octopus.
Daniel went to the Mechanic and he said the alternator and battery needed to be replace. 500 dollars. But Augustine has the same car as we do but in black and told me the alternators were recalled back in '05. So as soon as I got home I googled it and sure enough the alternators were all recalled for our car. So I called the Nissan Dealership and sure enough they are going to replace the alternator for free. Our day was all gone by the time all this happened. As soon as we got home Alexander laid on the floor and fell asleep (those are the new crocks he got that morning).
So Daniel and I got home and got ready for Rachel's baptism (I spoke and he said a prayer). We went and got some special brownies (not from that 70's show) and some Hawaiian food but everyone was exhausted at the end of the night. So our last days were not that great but I hope the majority of their stay was fun.
The blessing which I already blogged and Kathryn and Ralph left. They are off to Tokyo they should be landing in an hour or so. I hope they see a lot and take pictures.
Alexander is still really sad. He knows they are gone and keeps expecting them to come through the door.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
There she is posing for the camera again
After church before Ralph and Kathryn left
Alexander was holding her, he wasn't too happy about it but she didn't seem to mind.
Family Portrait at church
Father and son and granddaughter
Grandparent portrait, everybody is happy
We are really sad they are gone and I will do another post as a tribute to their visit with some more unseen pictures.