He is my friend.
He studies neuroscience, and political science books.
He makes me laugh every day.
(And he doesn't even have to try)
He shops for designer clothes on eBay, and he plays on a football team.
He tells me stories in Spanish, and plays truth or dare with me even though we're far apart, and listens to my long stories.
He volunteers at a hospital where he plays with little kids.
He is so cool like that.
Someday he is going to be a doctor.
(And I really really like him)
Like, a lot.
And I just wanted you to meet him.
- Swimming a quarter mile each way through coral
- Rock climbing cliffs in flip flops and a swimming suit
- Balancing on life-threatening rock bridges
- Sweating in mid-day Hawaii sun
When this is the view from the top.
Aren't you lucky?
I saved you all the work.
Mostly because I wanted a change.
I am learning a lot of things out here.
One of them is not letting yourself get talked into body-surfing by boys at Pounders beach.
Appropriately named Pounders (pictured above)
Another thing is learning how to kill spiders, lizards and giant moths without flinching.
Another thing is missing your friends and family so much your heart hurts.
I am learning that I love palm trees and sunshine and fresh fruit stands.
And that reading Tennyson on the beach is extremely pleasing.
And that hearing a loved ones voice on the phone makes everything better.
And that adventures like this show us who we really are.
I saw this little bicycle group yesterday and fell in love with the different colors of cruisers.
So the assignment was to make up a paragraph story using as many of the words as possible.
I have to admit, some of the combination's made me blush - but I wrote the following story using all of your beautiful and incandescent words as well as your vulgar ones.
It is pretty gothic-romantic, so hang in there.
"Shimmering blossoms swirled around the maiden who inevitably would be wed. In this
I told you it was lame, but I still felt like sharing.
Did you find your words?
Want to help me with a homework assignment?
Please tell me what you feel is the most beautiful word in the English language.
Alternatively, please respond with your least favorite.
And please, don't be shy.
Well, I am putting together a portfolio of photo shoots I have styled in case I decide to get my graduate degree in fashion.
This talented photographer took the shots, while I styled the outfits.
I also modeled with 4 of my favorite people, including her and her.
If you are in the Hawaii or Utah or the Connecticut area and are a photographer looking for a stylist, let me know.
I am kind of all over the place.
And there are so many more photos, that I can't even wait to share with you.
I might just do it.
I have wanted this dress for months and months, waiting for it to go on sale.
I look at it every time I get on the internet, hoping that someday it will be mine.
I would wear it with a black headband and red shoes.
Am I pathetic?
p.s. this is the best blog post I have read in awhile.
p.p.s thanks for being my friends.