Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas is coming...

...need gift ideas? Then check out my new Etsy shop featuring my handmade jewelry and accessories! Click on the link below or check out the previews on the sidebar!

Check it out!

Friday, November 7, 2008

May I introduce you...

...to the best dessert/snack/beverage known to man. It is neither smoothie, not ice cream, nay not even snocone. And you can't have any. Unless you live in Hawaii, that is. I am talking about none other than the magnificent Shave Ice. (oooooh.)


But this is a mere sno-cone you may say. Nay. This is pure awesomeness poured onto snow. Not blue syrup squirted onto chunks of ice similar to gravel. This is pineapple, mango, and exotic flavors that I can't pronounce combined to form a slushy treat that explodes into little mini dessert-gasms in your mouth. (Flower cup only 25cents extra).

It's really good.

Monday, November 3, 2008

and now...







And the lady on the right we call "Miss Tinsel"

Aloha!


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Happy Birthday to me!



For my 21st birthday, my husband took me and a couple of friends to a real Hawaiian (touristy) luau, and it was amazing! Here's just a few of the photos and videos I took with my new Sony Cybershot camera (another of the many awesome presents I got), including the obligatory "coconut shot" (coming soon).


The whole evening was a series of events signaled by some dude blowing on a conch shell, which was really cool.


There was a demonstration of the ancient Hawaiian tradition of dudes in sarongs climbing trees for coconuts. I really wished that my camera zoomed in a little bit more!





Then they showed us how to fish the old-fashioned way, which made really good use of the "paparazzi mode" on my camera, but the series would make this post really long. I totally felt like a press photographer or something.

And of couse, there were hula dancers!


Videos and some more photos next post!