Saturday, August 29, 2009

Always thirsty and nothing to drink...


I am always thirsty and yet I never have anything to drink.

On the cruise ship you have to make an effort to get a glass of water.

The cafeteria is only open during certain times and its a little difficult to get water elsewhere.

I mean you could buy a bottle but its literally $6.

Plus I'm usually in my room and don't want to leave just to get some water.

It's annoying lugging bottled water onto the ship because its such a hassle to carry it around all day and its heavy.

I also don't like buying water from the crew bar where its cheaper because there is so much pressure to tip the crew bartender and I get so worried I end up tipping $5.

So basically I am constantly thirsty.

I will say that I have been this way pretty much my entire adult life.

I sometimes go 12 hours without having anything to drink solely because I don't want to get up and get a drink.

In college I would wake up get dressed walk 3 miles to the drama building then grab a coffee or something.

But for those first 4 hours of the morning I wouldn't drink anything.

Same with work life.

I would wake up, get dressed, get on the "L", get to a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts close to my work and eventually drink something.

At work I would sit in reception and usually not want to get up and get a drink of water from the break room because anytime I was in the break room someone would ask me to do something inane for them.

Or people would come up with new inventive ways I should fix up the break room which were so annoying that I found myself avoiding it all together.

Side note: I actually found out that due to the recession my old office has stopped providing snacks, coffee and drinks to its employees. I was thrilled to hear that. People drove me so insane over that break room that I wish I had been the person to say "Oh I'm sorry didn't you hear the news....we aren't stocking the break room anymore." That would have felt great.

Anyway.

Back to my point.

I apparently find it hard to get a drink inside of me.

I don't like tap water and I only like freezing cold drinks.

I don't like carrying said drinks from grocery stores to my apartment or work or cabin on the ship because I think carrying drinks is annoying.

So I don't know how to fix this problem.

All I know is that I had something to drink last night around 8pm, woke up walked 2 miles and felt like I was going to pass out then I realized I hadn't drank anything for 14+ hours.

Wow I think this posts just sums up my laziness.

Kathy from Big Love: SPOILER ALERT!!!

***SPOILER ALERT***

I can't believe Kathy is dead!!!

I am so very sad.

She was my new favorite actress on the show.

I loved her and now she is gone.

Perhaps her twin sister will still be around?

I hope so because I miss Kathy so much.
I just imdbed Kathy and her real name is Mireille Enos.

Apparently she was up for a Tony in 2005 for her portrayal of Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe.

I saw that production on tour!!!

I just turned to Jeff in Starbucks and started screaming "Jeff did we see Kathy? Do you remember?"

We both remember that we saw an understudy and that she wasn't that great.

Oh Kathy, I hope to see you in some production someday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Independence Day





There are certain movies that my brother Bud and I cherish together.

None of them are good, they just hold a special place in our heart.

Because even though we were young we recognized how bad they were.

Till this day Bud and I talk shop about Independence Day.

We saw it in the theatre together I was in 7th grade which means Bud was in 3rd.

I remember everyone in the theatre cheering and laughing at everything Will Smith said.

I specifically remember not laughing and looking around at everyone thinking "Are you people crazy this movie is horrible."

Independence Day however is one of those movies you end up watching a lot as a kid.

I mean once that movie started playing on TBS and TNT Bud and I must have watched it a million times and by that time characters and catch phrases start to grow on you.

We have narrowed down our favorite moments to those containing Harvey Fierstein and Judd Hirsch.




I didn't realize anyone else shared this fascination till I found this:

Coraline, Big Love Season 2 and 3, Update on Ramen Girl


I love Coraline!

They show it every morning on the ship channel and I enjoy watching it every day as I get dressed.

It's a little scary for kids but I love the whole concept and its so well done.

I think I want to buy it so I can watch it in 3-D.

In other news I am all caught up on Big Love.

Boy seasons 2 and 3 get insane.

At points this show can be terrifying as well.


Lastly I finished Ramen Girl...you may remember my earlier post on it.

The movie staring Brittney Murphy who plays a woman who's boyfriend drags her to Japan then dumps her forcing her to find employment in a ramen shop.

Yeah...the movie was bad.

But I still enjoyed it.

I love all the locations in the movie.

The ramen shop itself is super cozy and it made me want to learn how to make ramen.

In fact Jeff and I are going to an authentic ramen noodle restaurant this Saturday in Honolulu.

If the movie taught me anything it's that ramen is a work of art.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Fall of Theatre Etiquette



What do all these movies have in common?

Take a guess.

No, still can't figure it out?

Then let me tell you: People talked throughout the entirety of these three movies when I went to see them in the theatre.

I am actually at a loss for words.

For the last 4 years I have been mentally tracking poor theatre etiquette and its gotten so bad.

People crunching on loud candy and talking very loudly in act II of Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe at the Shubert Theatre, people coughing up their lungs during 4 different visits to the Chicago Symphony, countless improv audiences crossing the line from participating audience member into annoying drunk guy, and now PEOPLE TALKING DURING EVERY MOVIE I SEE IN HAWAII.

I'm a big Tarantino fan and have been waiting for his new film to come out for a year.

Two men sitting directly behind me talked during the entire film:

"How do they keep that milk cold?"

"What kind of a pipe you think that is? Elephant Tusk?"

"They are going to kill him. Well they better. Wait they didn't kill him? Well they should have. Oh wait did they kill him?"

"That's Brad Pitt."

"Red Dress? Interesting choice."

"I don't know what's happening."

"What's happening?"

2 and 1/2 hours of that nonsense back and forth back and forth.

Not whispering. Full booming voice. And if there are loud action moments in the films I have seen the people start shouting over the action.

I almost cried.

I turned and shushed them and the woman next to me jumped out of her skin and gave me a dirty look and told her husband I scared her.

That's another weird thing about Hawaii: NO ONE SEEMS TO MIND THAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING????!??!?!?!??!?!!

It's insane.

Jeff proceeded to shush them two more times and people gave US dirty looks!

The Hurt Locker was my favorite movie of the year and it was RUINED by 5 guys who talked not only during the whole film but during all those great quiet sequence shots.

I don't know what to do.

It doesn't look like this behavior is going to end anytime soon.

Any ideas?

And don't say "Tell the workers" they don't do anything about it either.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Moon Chocolate

Debating if I should eat this now or save it for later.

Either way Twilight Saga Candy always makes me laugh.

Neckline Slimmer: Does it work?

I have been thinking about ordering this.

I know its an As Seen on TV product...however I believe it should work.

If you can work other muscles in the body then I think you should be able to work out your face right?

If this were true however I would think a lot of people would be using this product.

Double chins are the worst.

Sometimes they only come out when you smile or laugh too hard.

Also I see lots of skinny people with double chins.

Double Chins and Cellulite: We must find a cure.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hair Revival and Caissie Levy



I am always upset that I never get to see broadway shows.

So instead I youtube clips from the shows, read plays and download musicals to stay in the loop.

I have always loved the music of Hair.

I used to sing it in the car all the time.

Its just so good.

Well I started youtubing the show and I pretty much found my favorite singer ever.

Caissie Levy.


I can't stop listening to her she is unbelievable and phenomenal.

I have no idea how she can belt so high and so loud for so long.

She sings Defying Gravity better than Idina.

Anyway here are two videos that at least Molly Wilbanks should watch!


If you need a good laugh...




http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/

About three years ago I came across the above website at work.

I was the new girl in the office and hadn't really made any friends yet.

This website made me laugh so hard that I called the other two HR girls to my desk to take a look.

We laughed so hard we cried.

We printed out our favorite pictures and hung them in our cubicles!

It was a very hilarious bonding moment and from that point on we were inseparable.

I'm not kidding we are best friends till this day....and it all started because of this website.

Real Housewives ATL: NeNe

Just when I thought I had my fill of Real Housewives.....I started watching Season 1 of Atlanta.

I'm hooked.

It's my favorite show to watch while working out.

I love NeNe and laugh at everything she does and says.

I cannot stand Kim.

I find it so interesting how all these Housewives go about "helping" charities.

They spend like $30,000 just to throw an event in which they hope to raise money.

Why don't they just donate $30,000 to charity in the first place?

I will never understand this.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I made friends with a turtle yesterday!

He even stuck his head out of the water so Jeff could take a good picture of him.



I never thought I would like turtles but I do!


Night Hawkers

We chased the sun in hopes of catching the sunset on Hale a Kala Volcano.

We barely made it to the top.

Someone gave us the nick name Night Hawkers because we hung out on top of the volcano for a few hours watching the stars.

I even saw my first shooting star!

I wished to change lives with Jeff Griggs (ala Freaky Friday) for a day.





Twin Falls

Well its the start of another contract which means our friends (and bosses) Hovde and DuFort are onboard.

Sunday we went waterfall jumping at a place called Twin Falls.

I think its called that because as Jeff mentioned on podcast 22 "All waterfalls in Hawaii look the same".

I did not jump off a waterfall I did however jump off a rope swing into a waterfall.

As promised a picture of me in a bikini has been posted in the hopes of getting more readers to my blog.

I know its only a half body shot but I'm a work in progress.



Here's a video of Jeff doing the rope swing.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hale a Kala Volcano









Go See: Julie & Julia

This movie was great.

Meryl Streep had me laughing so hard!

Pretty sure she'll be nominated for an Oscar.

I'm normally not a big Nora Ephron fan but this movie is worth seeing.

Now I can't stop doing my Julia Child impression.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

MacBook Pro

I am a Mac now.

I love my new MacBook Pro courtesy of some birthday money from Dad, Hawaii's 4% sales tax and my Military discount since I had to go through all sorts of crazy training to work on this ship.

I'm pretty sure I will be a Mac for life.

Their products are just so streamlined and I have had the best customer service in every Mac store I have ever been in.

I have never been so on top of the world in terms of technology.

I even have an iphone with 3G.

Look out world!

Ramen Girl

I have wanted this movie for forever!

It's about a girl who moves to Japan with her boyfriend and then he breaks up with her so she starts working at a ramen noodle restaurant.

I am obsessed with Japan and ramen.

Every time I pick up the DVD to buy it I talk myself out of it because its $20.

Today however Jeff found it for $9 and bought if for me.

I am so happy!

I think I'll watch it and eat a bowl of ramen in its honor.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Puka Dog


Anthony Bordain visited this place when he did his episode on Hawaii so I knew I had to go too.

Delicious!

Polish sausage perfectly grilled then stuffed in a toasted bun that surrounds the whole dog.

Garlic, lemon sauce, mango relish and Hawaiin mustard then squirted into bun.








All the different sauces.



How they cook the buns.




My combination.

I ate the whole thing.


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