September 14th, 2006
|03:07 pm - aloha mahalo taco|
hello from sunny hawaii, which isn't quite the Pristine Tropical Paradise of popular imagination, but is still a lurvely place. if you want a play-by-play in great detail, pop over to leyse where lauri is writing up our adventures (and drunk phoneposting). last night we went to a luau, which was really wonderfully 50s I Love Lucy style cheesy rape of the polynesian culture, but all in good fun. and hot hula girls and a fire dancer and lots of colorful booze. today lauri and dennis are at pearl harbor, which i didn't have any interest in going to, so i am going to head to the beach and lounge and if i'm feeling badass maybe i'll rent a surfboard and crash into the rock wall and die. i think tomorrow we go to some museums or something - our plans change 6 times a day so i stopped paying attention.
oh and i got a call this morning from a job i'd applied to off craigslist - they want to perhaps maybe hire me to administer NCLB tests for 4-12th grade. obviously my overriding love for this law and standardized tests generally have excited me greatly over this opportunity. plus they will pay me, which is good since i quit my job friday. but the position doesn't start til january, so uhh maybe wendys is still hiring?
Current Location: alooooha oiiiiiii
You're in Hawaii? ZOMG JEALLLLLLouuuuusssss!! Have fun and don't let anyone throw you into a volcano.
to continue in the "cheesy rape" vein: be sure to sample some pineapple and drink at least one brightly colored alcoholic beverage with a small paper umbrella perched on it. Score more points if pineapple is in the drink.
As far as employment: do you like it in Hawaii? consider becoming a surf bum/gigolo HTH
way ahead of you! we had mai tais with little umbrellas and a whole fruit salad dumped in each drink, pineapple included.
i think to be a surf bum, i need to be able to surf. and to be a gigolo, i need to be hot. keep throwin ideas at me though!
How about a beachcomber!
From what I can see you don't need any money or particular talent so it's the perfect career for everyone.
this sounds ideal. i like finding stuff
uhhh why in the world are you in hawaii?
When I think "Dan" I think "Overriding Love".
i think you are the only person i know who when given an opportunity to say see pearl harbor, would say, "no thanks. i need to update my lj!" and that makes me both sad and happy.
i still don't see why i would've gone to pearl harbor. i've been to memorials, i've been on warships, i've read the history. i feel like i would've spent a lot of time reading plaques and checking my watch.
and i'll note that after updating lj WHICH WAS VERY IMPORTANT THANK YOU, i went to the beach, which is what one is intended to do on a hawaiian vacation. i even found a half-inflated blue floaty in the ocean that i got to play with. it was too deflated to quite support me, and had a leak so coudln't get much better, so every time a wave hit i would be flipped over and halftangled in it. fun!