Friday, September 29, 2006

Snorkeling and SCUBA Diving

My cousins was in town this past week so we did some tourist stuff. We went to Hamauma Bay (a popular snorkeling spot) to go snorkeling. The image is a picture of the bay. It is a nature preserve so you have to pay to get in the park (unless you have a local ID) and they make you watch a dumb 10 minute video basically telling you not to be an idiot. I heard great things about the bay but honestly I wasn't that impressed. I thought Kona was much better snorkeling. It was still fun.

Yesterday I went on my first boat scuba diving trip. We did a two tank dive. The first dive was great and I went down over 100 feet which was super cool. There was a boat that we checked out under the water. The second dive was not that great but still fun. We took some pictures on an underwater camera and when my cousin gets them developed I will post them.

As usual our schedule is busy for the next few weeks. Next week Jon is flying to New Jersey to spend some time with his family. He is also going to drive down with his brother to go to an Alabama Football game next weekend. I will be spending a few days in Kona next week visiting some of my family who live there. Then on October 12 we will be meeting in Washington to pick up our stuff we put in storage last year (everything we left behind when we moved to Hawaii last year). We will then drive our stuff down to California and move into our new apartment. It will be so nice to have our own place. We have been living out of our suit cases for the past 13 months. It will be nice to have a home base even if it is LA.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Just call me Job

Work went great on Friday. I will let you all know when the episode of Monk airs that I am in so you can watch if you want.

I flew back to Hawaii on Saturday. About an hour and a half into the trip I started to not feel great. I went to the bathroom and got sick aka I threw up. I spent the next three hours in the airplane bathroom throwing up every ten minutes. It was AWFUL!!!!! I was so sick. I had food poisoning and bad. The worst part was that I was stuck on an airplane and couldn't go anywhere. Once we landed I was so weak and tired I needed a wheelchair to take me to the baggage claim to meet Jonathan. On the way to baggage claim I threw up in the airport. That was super embarrassing but I was so sick a I didn't even care.

Once we got home I continued to throw up, however I was able to go to sleep. I slept for a few hours and woke up and continued being sick. I couldn't keep anything down. I tried to tough it out before I ended up going to the hospital. It had been 24 hours since I had eaten or drank anything and I was so weak and so dehydrated. In the hospital, they gave me IV, medicine to help me to stop throwing up and pain medicine because my muscle were so sore from not having any fluid in them. It really really sucked. They sent me home last night and I was able to keep some chicken broth down. I think I am finally over it but it was hell. Food poisoning is so violent. I am on the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce and tea) for a few days while my stomach recovers. At least I am in Hawaii and I can go lay on the beach while my stomach heals. What a crazy experience. Not only did I have food poisoning but I had to have the worst part of it on the airplane.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Flying back to LA

I am headed to the airport today to fly back to LA for work. I am working tomrrow on the TV show Monk. I fly back to Hawaii on Saturday. I am getting a ton of frequet flyer miles. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Another One Bites the Dust...

Last Sunday our last and final car aka Grandma's car broke down on the side of the road. That makes three cars down in two months. Grandma's car transmission went out and it is going to cost more to fix the car than the car is worth so it will be taken to the car graveyard. We are having the worst luck with cars. I guess all you can do is laugh.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Our weekend in Colorado

We arrived in Hawaii today. It is so nice to be back. I really like it here. We will probably be here for a few weeks, but we really never know what the heck our schedules will end up being. For now, we are here and I am going to relax and enjoy all Hawaii has to offer.

We had a great time in Colorado. We flew there for our friends weeding. We got to see a lot of college friends. It was a wonderful time. One of the nights we stayed at the Stanley Hotel, which is where the movie the Shining was filmed. It was kinda spooky.

On the day of the wedding (Saturday), we started off the morning playing some good old flag football. Except it wasn't ordinary flag football it was raining/hailing and about 40 degrees which when you live in LA is really really cold. Once we all were sick with pneumonia we went to get ready for the wedding which was...also outside. It did stop raining for the wedding however, it was still in the 40's with the wind chill making it somewhere in the 30s. Yeah it was really cold, but super beautiful. The reception was great and we danced until the wee hours of the night.

I want to take a moment to mention how fantastic the cake was. Sean's mom made the cake and spent 14 hours frosting it. Way to go Judy! We had a great time and can't wait to get together with our college friends again.

Friday, September 15, 2006

R.I.P. Two Acuras

I am still in shock that we got our brand new car stolen. Here are two sets of keys that need a car to go with them. I can't bring myself to get ride of the keys to both our stolen cars. It is just so sad.

We flew to Colorado today for a wedding Jon is in on Saturday. Our buddy, Sean, from college is getting married in the mountains of Colorado. He has a lot to live up to because we also got married in Colorado and it was a pretty sweet wedding if I do say so myself. We are here until Sunday morning. We fly out at 6 am Sunday morning back to LA because Jon has to work at 8:30 am (he is the stunt coordinator of a short movie). When he is working I have to move out of the apartment we are living in and store our stuff at our buddies house until October 15th when we move into our new apartment. On Sunday night, Jon has a hockey game and on Monday morning we fly out to Hawaii because Jon has to work out there for a week. I am tagging along because I can and heck it is Hawaii. It will be a busy few days for us. I just hope I can sleep somewhere in the next few days.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


I am not kidding when I say this, we had our band spanking new car....STOLEN!!!!! last night. I went out to where the car should be this morning and the car was gone. We searched the neighborhood just to make sure we didn't forget where we parked it and yes it is gone gone gone! We just filed a police report and filed our claim with our insurance. I guess it is back to the humble-mobile, grandma's car. I will keep you all updated. I just really can't believe it. Oh for those who don't remember we just had our last car stolen only two months ago and this new car was the replacement for the last one we had stolen.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Apartment Shopping

We have spent most of the week looking for an apartment. It is so time consuming. We are having a heck of a time finding a place and what makes it really hard is we don't know the area very well. Area is so important because you may find a nice apartment inside but there could be bullets whizzing by when you step out your door. What I am finding out is just a few blocks can be the difference between a good area and a bad area. Plus rental prices are really high right now. Even landlords are telling me that. There is an apartment for rent in the building where we are staying that is exactly the same as the one we are in but they want $500 more for the same place. It is just crazy. I really hope to find something soon. I feel like the last 6 weeks of my life I have spent looking for a new car and now a new apartment. I need to free up my time so I can focus on work and training.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Working on Transfomers

I spent the past few days working on Transformers. It was so much fun! I met so many nice people and some old friends of my dad's. I was really hoping to go to my home town for the annual Rodeo but it didn't happen. I will defiantly go next year. However, work is always better. Jon flew back from working on Lost in Hawaii last Friday. He had a great time. I can't wait to go back to work in Hawaii. I am not sure when that will be but hopefully soon.