Last week Saturday, Bryce and I went to the 50th State Fair!  I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to go, but Bryce made it a point since he knew I really wanted to go.  Two words you guys.  Funnel cake.  Until then, I had never had some before.  I know right.  So I decided it was about time. 🙂  It did NOT disappoint!  Too bad I can only have it once a year…

The Fair is fun, but so expensive.  We spent $40 on rides, $30 on games, and I’m not even sure how much on food.  But it’s once a year, so we splurged!

On another note, I’m getting old.  No really.  When I was a kid, I would ride all the insane rides by myself because nobody else in my family could do it without barfing.  The exhilarating feeling of hanging upside down or spinning rapidly was just something I loved.  And now?  I still love them.  But I’ve noticed that I start feeling sick!  Not to the point where I need to vomit or anything, but I need to take a moment to steady myself.  Bryce and I make sure we go on an empty stomach and ride everything first before eating.  It’s to the point where I think about the rides we rode and start feeling sick haha.  How sad.

Anyway, we had a great time.  We even got to see a pig race!  And even though my pig lost all 3 rounds, it was super cool!

What do you like to do at carnivals/fairs?  Does anyone else have the same problem as me?


… my cough is still here, folks.  And I feel like beating it out of me!

… the song Little Bitty Pretty One by Bobby Day always reminds me of the movie Matilda.  You know the one.  She makes pancakes while it’s playing!  It also makes me want to get up and dance.

… tried a new Maybelline Falsies masacara and am actually impressed with how much thicker my lashes look.  Not loving how hard it is to get off though.

… I’ve been eating popcorn almost every night because my dad makes it and can’t finish (or shouldn’t finish) the whole bag.  I feel fat.

… thinking of starting up Insanity again.  Eek!  The one and only time I did it left me hobbling for like a week.  No bueno.

… I grew up watching the James Bond movies (you know, the good ones with Sean Connery and Roger Moore).  I was thinking of buying the set but holy cow it’s almost $200 for the complete collection!

… felt a little silly taking this pic of myself, but meh.  I’m happy it’s the weekend! 🙂

  1. This is by far the worst cold my throat has ever been through.  Until this morning, it hurt me to even swallow my saliva.  Eating was painful.  Thank goodness it’s finally getting better.
  2. Drool.  Good grief.  I’ve never drooled so much in my life before.  I’ve woken up a couple times with drool just hanging out of my mouth!  Ick.
  3. Tea and I have become best friends.  It’s the only thing that soothes my throat.  My mom tried to convince me to add honey to it, but hot sweet tea tastes funny to me.
  4. Props to my mom for basically feeding me when I don’t want to feed myself and always boiling water for my tea.  She’s sick too, so I’m lucky to have such a caring mom.
  5. The medicine my doctor prescribed to me is SUPER strong stuff.  I feel drowsy literally 5 minutes after ingesting it.  Truthfully, I was a little worried about taking it because it’s a narcotic.  It seems to be helping me though.  I’m just not used to taking such strong medicine.

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!






(Sorry it’s so tiny, just click on it to see the enlarged version).

Skyped with the sister again.  But Cola decided to join us.  What a silly dog. 🙂

Well it’s been a frustrating week for me.  I’ve been battling the weirdest cold I’ve ever had.  Seriously, I don’t even know what I have.  I’m constantly tired, my throat hurts on and off, and my nose runs whenever it feels like it.  Cold medicine doesn’t seem to help, but napping sure feels good.

But honestly, that’s not the most frustrating part.  Bryce started his bar prep class on Monday (yep, the day after graduating).  I know I probably complain a lot about not seeing him.  And I do realize that there are far worse situations than mine.  But I just miss the guy so dang much.  His class goes from 6-9:45 pm most days, and when he’s not in class he has to work on the assignments.  We haven’t talked unless he’s driving somewhere.  So I have to stay up late to talk to him (which has been hard with my cold haha).

I knew this was coming.  Really, I did.  I was going into summer thinking how little I’d see him until the end of July.  But it became a reality this week.

Apparently I have to put on my big girl shoes a lot sooner than I anticipated.  I’ll get through this.  My friends may just be seeing more of me than they want to. 😛

Congrats to my bubu (I’d be in so much trouble if he knew I said that) for graduating from law school yesterday!  It’s been three long years, but all his hard work has finally paid off.  And while he is still not done (he needs to take and pass the bar), I feel it’s a huge accomplishment.  I love this guy so much and I’m so proud of him. 🙂

My favorite picture of the day?

Him showing off his argyle socks. 😛

Before I start this post, I feel it’s important to let you know that I scare pretty easily.  My mind kicks into overdrive and my imagination runs rampant at all the horrors that could potentially harm me.  Scary hands reaching for me in the shower, people appearing out of nowhere, creatures coming to eat me — oh you know, the usual.

So anyway, you know how I only see Bryce on weekends?  Well, it’s turned into a Saturday to Sunday kinda thing.  It was hard at first, but I adjusted surprisingly well.  It actually worked out well in part due to the situation with my dad.  (Update on that by the way: he’s doing well.  We send him to a day-care while we’re at work and I think he’s adjusted to the new situation pretty well.  Of course it’s still a lot of work, but it’s better than having to visit him at the care home.)  Anyway, all that to say that I’m basically alone on Friday nights since my mom works.

To keep myself entertained, I’ve become accustomed to watching Ghost Adventures every Friday night.  Have you heard of it?  I can’t explain why I love watching it.  The show keeps me riveted in my seat as I long to snuggle my dogs for comfort who are always either off doing their own thing, or sleeping on the other couch or floor.  And once I turn it off, the images and sounds still follow my lonely self into the bathroom and when I turn the lights off to go to bed.

So there you have it.  I scare myself and yet I can’t seem to stop!  It’s a problem.  Anybody else have the same problem, or am I just weird?  Maybe you shouldn’t answer that. 😛

Skyped with my sister yesterday!  It was the first time seeing her face since she left.  We were really excited to finally get to speak to her.  Emails just don’t cut it.  Plus, it was proof that she’s alive!  You know, for my mom.  Who asks me every so often if I think she’s alive.  For reals.  Isn’t technology wonderful?

She’s doing well!  Still adjusting to the colder weather (it’s constantly in the 50’s, which is cold for us Hawaii peeps).  Her host mom is really nice.  And luckily, they have a cute dog named Choco!  She’s having some camera issues, so I’m thinking I may need to get a camera for her (I can’t stand the fact that she’s abroad with a dysfunctional camera).  However, hearing her stories and all the fun that she’s having was awesome.  I’ll just share one of them.  When she arrived at one of the train stations, she couldn’t find an elevator so she had to lug her big suitcase and carry ons up the stairs.  Apparently an old man with a cane helped her up the stairs (and even carried the huge suitcase!).  Randi didn’t know how to react because she didn’t want him to strain himself.  Ok, that may not have sounded as funny through text, but I promise when she told us the story it had us all cracking up!

Anyway, just wanted to share that she’s doing well.  I make fun of my mom, but I have to admit it was nice to see her after so long.  I knew she’d be ok.  The big sister in me is so proud!

This weekend was kind of a doozy in the sense that Bryce and I weren’t able to do much.  He got food poisoning on Thursday night, so Friday and Saturday were spent mostly cooped up at home.  We made the most of it though!  Here are some weekend snapshots:

My new favorite Starbucks drink – iced green tea lemonade!

Played some Jenga.  The fastest way to raise your blood pressure! Also, worst first move ever. Sheesh.

We managed to walk around the Koko Crater Botanical Garden.

I bought a new candle to try out! It has 3 scents and makes a marvelous crackle sound while lit.

And finally, we had lunch at CPK and tried their new Lemon Cake! It is SO good. Try it!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!

Ok guys, here’s my first vacation recap!  Warning: this is going to be a picture filled post.

This was our longest vacation together (it beat out Disneyland), but it actually felt like it went by really fast! Day 1 was the worst.  I was adjusting to the cold (ok, I never really did get used to 50 degree weather), we walked ALL over the place after arriving in the early morning since we couldn’t check in, and got back to the hotel late.  By the end of the day I could barely walk!  Anyway, to give you an idea (if you know the area) our hotel was close to downtown and we walked through Union Square, up through Chinatown, and all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf.  Google it.  It’s a lot of mileage.  But here are the pics to prove we still had a good time!

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Only 1 in 3 people can roll their tongue!                                              3D walkway

Bryce and Optimus Prime                                      A wedding dress made out of toilet paper!

Bryce is tall…                                                                …and I am short haha.




Entrance                                                                Tea shop where you can taste for free but buy in bulk

Fisherman’s Wharf



The only day I ever wore sunglasses…                                                  There was a merry go round!

Which we totally rode with no shame 🙂


Seal lions at Pier 39! They were fun to watch.



The sunset from Alcatraz was so pretty!  We were able to see the sky turn so many colors.









We were so cold after our Alcatraz tour that we had to get chowder!  It totally lives up to it’s reputation.

Crab spinach and artichoke dip w/ toasted sourdough bread! Their famous chowder in sourdough bread bowl. Delish!


That’s pretty much day 1!  I know, we did a LOT.  Believe me, my feet remember it well.  Hope you enjoyed looking at these!  I’ll post the others slowly. 🙂