Things have definitely been coming along. Our apartment is so awesome, and homie. The neighborhood is so great, there's so much so close! We have a local bank account, and new fancy checks. My car is registered, and has Hawaii tags might I add...if that's not a sign of "holy shit I live here" I don't know what is! We have monthly bus passes! We walk or take the bus almost everywhere! We've gotten several job call backs, and have had interviews, or have upcoming interviews! Life is definitely happening.
|watermelon snow ice|
And of course we have made time to enjoy the fact that we live on this beautiful island. We finally made it to a place I read about in the Hawaiian Air magazine on the plane called Frost City. It was so important that I did not forget about this place that I ripped the page out of the magazine! They serve something called snow ice there, they explain it by saying it's ice cream + shaved ice...and may I say it's like a little slice of heaven! I have no doubt we will be frequenting that place. We also made a trip to the notorious north shore to enjoy the beach...which will be followed by many more I'm sure. We went to a small local bar just around the corner from our apartment named 8 Fat Fat 8 where they sing karaoke and everyone was crazy friendly, including the bartender and servers. I beat Jas at pool for like the fourth time...but who's counting! We went to a pretty awesome gay bar in Waikiki (did I mention my roommie's gay, not that that matters, but gay bars will definitely be in our social scene so get used to it!) where we met Nick and Keith the bartenders, and I had a completely random conversation with a completely random tall fella named Blake whom I loved, if only because his name was Blake and I love me some Blake Shelton! I also was pretty much the only one dancing in the bar and got a shout out by our new buddy Nick! This was also where Jas hit a bull-eye playing darts and got extremely hype. I should mention that that was on a Monday, and was followed by my first Hawaii hangover Tuesday morning. We went to a local park and enjoyed a beautiful day while reading a magazine sitting on the grass. We also went to a free day at the Waikiki Aquarium, my second visit and Jas's first. And we went to our first film festival, which I will be posting about separately because it deserves its own post. And may I say I'm still cooking, and better all the time!
|lettuce & carrot salad; parmesan & bacon penne pasta|
|roasted potatoes, pork chop & lettuce and carrot salad|
|french toast bacon & potatoes|
|french fries and chicken strips|
|after run smoothie|
Life is not perfect, but it sure is beautiful.
And the adventure continues...