The North Shore!

What would a trip to Hawaii be without seeing surfers?

It was our last day and on the tour one of the stops was the North Shore. I would have loved to sit and watch the surfers all day. It’s amazing what they do and looks like SO MUCH FUN!

Beautiful day but definitely did not have enough time there. When I go back I’ll spend a whole day!
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The Oscars!

I love the Oscars, I look forward to them every year.

Seth Macfarlane did a pretty good job I thought. I wonder if Chris Brown and Mel Gibson are going to hold a grudge. Few could throw the jokes like Macfarlane did without fear of retribution. Although I agreed with William Shatner Tina and Amy should host everything!

The dresses were as always beautiful, loved Jennifer Lawrence’s and Halle Berry OMG she is just amazing. Charlize Theron with the short hair, love. Although I hear a little crazy. Clooney always a handsome man and is it just me or is Stacey looking less trashy these days?

The Les Miserables song one of my favourite parts, partially because I love Helena Bonham Carter, she’ll always be Lucy Honeychurch to me. Also confirmed that Russell Crowe really can’t sing.

I don’t really care who wins and there were no big surprises. Anne Hathaway’s acceptance speech was much less annoying than I thought it would be. If she could just learn to cut it off just a moment sooner. Anybody else find the darts on her dress really distracting? Loved her hair though, really suits her.

Really liked Adele, loved her dress. What a voice it must be amazing to be able to sing like that. I’m more in the Russell Crowe category of please, please don’t sing, you’ll upset the dog. Love Adele accepting awards, seems like the kinda gal that would be fun to hang out with.

Barbara singing Memories, that song always brings back the memory of my Mother bawling during The Way We Were. My Mother was pretty much inconsolable when watching that film from start to finish just hand her a box of kleenex.

Chicago was ten years ago? Really? I feel old.

Jennifer Lawrence! Happy for her but that was a tough category, lot of great performances this year.

DDL great acceptance speech. Would love to see DDL as Maggie Thatcher.

Is anybody cooler than Jack Nicholson? Michele Obama, really? Love that Jack called her Obama “Obama do you have the envelope?”

Argo best picture, best thing that ever happened was Ben not getting nominated for best director. With best picture we George on stage as well!

So for the next week we get best and worst dressed, reactions from the winners and losers. Very unproductive couple of days at work coming up. Then the race starts up again for next year when maybe Tina and Amy will host!

It Fell From A Tree

I saw this tree in Hawaii, a very pretty tree:
Cool Tree Hawaii

Then under the tree this is what they look like open and dry, which I thought was pretty cool. Not sure what kind of tree or what they are but for a moment on that day they made me happy:
Cool Pod Hawaii

This Is How I Feel Today

Stormy Hawaii

Still Hawaii, a black and white shot from the boat.

Is it a storm coming in or just leaving? Are the clouds coming or going?

There is something happening but the light is still coming through. I can see the light….. I think. It’s been a long week with work being super busy and a bit of the unknown. A meeting tomorrow with my boss, concerning some performance issues from the beginning of last year. At the beginning of last year I fell apart and I can’t believe we’re still talking about it.

Also had a session with Rita, a 3 in 1 practitioner who I call my counsellor. Found at the beginning of the year and she has been such a great help to me. Such a contrast to the first counsellor I sought out many years ago, there is a story I’ll tell one day. Slowly I’m understanding so much of what motivates me and what holds me back. More importantly I’m learning why. Today was a lot to take in, it is a process and now I’m feeling like I’m getting somewhere. I’m feeling drained, still processing everything that we covered.

Also it must be something in the air because I know another who is having a hard time. All things will pass, they will get better, I believe.

I also believe this time next week I will be in San Diego soaking up the sun, today just a memory.

What A Beautiful Cock

(sorry couldn’t resist, I found him in a park in Honolulu)

But he really is beautiful:
Rooster (cock) 2

Seems to have many friends:
Rooster (cock) 4 Rooster (cock) 3

Then walked away when he was done:
Rooster (cock) 1

Today This Is Where I Wish I Was….

On a beach in Honolulu, playing in the surfing and soaking up some sun.

Honolulu Beach

Instead I am at work having to deal with a situation that I thought was over. On the bright side I get recognized at the company town hall for fifteen years of service. I can’t believe I’ve been at the same company that long (well April 1st is my anniversary date) and with that comes mixed feelings. On the one hand I’m proud of being there so long, on the other I wonder what happened and when I will decide what I want to be when I grow up.

If the situation turns messy I’ll just close my eyes and think of the beach.

Beautiful Scenery

On the ship heading back towards Honolulu we passed some amazing scenery.

Sitting on the balcony watching it go by on a beautiful sunny day, life was good.

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Hawaiian Sunset

How about a sunset picture from Hawaii for a Friday.

Wish I was there now enjoying a cocktail, relaxing and forgetting about the chaos of work.

Hawaiian Sunset