i gave my pops an early fathers' day gift before we went to california: his first digital camera!
when we got back i set him up with a flickr account, here are somethings he shot:


^ we are on the matterhorn bobsleds


^ we are made of Legos!


^ Paradise Pier
two days later, he discovered the camera could zoom. @___@



^ tea anyone?


last thursday i met up with the great and infamous sau again! (our last encounter: )
he was taking pictures of my red bicycle which i guess is actually a "frankenbike".  i had an idea it was cobbled together from other bikes since it came from a used bike shop but apparently it is a truly crazy mash up!  :D  it goes without saying, i love my bike, but now i know i truly did buy a "codi special" (as the shop owner said to me when he handed it over) because there isn't another like it!  for better or worse, i suppose. ;)
we went to makiki park in the early hours of the morning, and i was coerced into minor acrobatics- climbing the play structure that was intended for energetic 8 year olds.  hard work!
sau was off to teach kids about the scientific method through paper airplanes (how cool is that?!) but not before he showed me the secret bike lair in his garage and issued me a challenge... to bike to hawaii kai!  it was a very convincing mandate.  and if i say i'm going to do something, i MUST do it.  i can't go back on my word!  so i set out on my farthest ride to date...

and made it!

HEADING EAST: Hawaii Kai Library

really proud of myself!  and thankful for the friendly nudge to even make the journey.  :)

when i got to the library i found a batman trade that i hadn't seen before- it had a batman/zatanna team up post identity crisis!  leave it to paul dini to fix their strained trust. friends can't hold grudges forever!

on my way there, i had a few nice pit stops

HEADING EAST: Kawaikui Park (Puuikena)

HEADING EAST: Wailupe Park

HEADING EAST: Kaimuki Park

and on the way back i stopped for lunch at kahala mall.

when i got home from my bikeventure i indeed enjoyed "the smooth russet color of rest; the silence which follows the completion of some arduous but necessary task" before heading off to work later that night.

i would like to note that when i did get to work, every bit of me aching, i was thinking "wow, i know i had camera, U lock, library books, water, etc. in my back pack but i didn't think my shoulders were going to be so upset from just bike riding..." i completely forgot until the next day that i was also climbing the jungle gym in the morning, haha!  8D

thankee sau, hopefully we can ride together sometime!

it could've been would've been worse than you would ever know... 


Here's my f.riday5!  it's the scattegories edition which is always a challenge.
get a letter and answer for yourself- or see others' answers here:
  1. What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator? (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions)
    I got J!
    last year i got X so this is a huge improvement. ;)
  2. What geographical location, whose name begins with the letter, would you most like to visit someday?
    hey, that's an easy answer- i'd love to visit japan!  mostly for the food, but also for the culture.

  3. What’s a yummy dessert whose name begins with the letter?
    Jello!  although i admit i prefer it's cousin agar agar.

  4. What’s an annoying or unpleasant task whose name begins with the letter?
    jogging.  i haven't done any athletic jogging in a long time.  i would rather just walk or even better, bike!

  5. What implement, whose name begins with the letter, would be good to take on a camping trip?
    can't go wrong with a jacket!  being warm and/or dry goes a long way in making a bare tent feel more like home.

  6. Which of your body parts, whose name begins with the letter, needs some attention or maintenance?
    my joints!  i got a bruise on the top of my foot.  it caused fluid to go to the joints between the metatarsals so it makes a small bump (if you've ever seen a bunion it's like that but on the top of my foot).  and whenever i wear shoes now, it's tight so it perpetuates the fluid.  i had this many years ago and was told to tape it down so the fluid reabsorbs and wear slippers when i can so there's less shoe pressure during this time.  but i have to wear shoes for work everyday so it's taking a while to go away. 


did you notice i was gone for a week? 8D


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had a nice vacation, will have more adventure photos soon...


le boyfriend recently showed me this "interesting" game: PAPERS, PLEASE
you play as a border guard checking passports and letting in the people who qualify.
i don't know if you would call it... fun... but it's addicting.  maddening brain reflexes!
starts off simple then soon you are checking for country seals, work visas, expiration dates...
i wonder if its like this in real life for people who work in immigration offices.
i also wonder about the creator of this game... disgruntled office worker perhaps?

here's the trailer:

and here's some funnier gameplay by the ever vigillante, yogscast!

available mac, pc (steam!)... and is in beta!  hopefully more will be added.

ever since i discovered this game, i have meadowlands stuck in my head.

i played this in band many years ago (under the tuttelage of the great sage L. Hasuko) and the tune has stayed with me since.  when you think of songs that get stuck in your head on repeat... this is one of the top five that i always have. /weirdo

another russian tune that i get stuck in my head is the tetris song (sounds similar to meadowlands, don't it?  probably no coincidence...).

everyone familiar with tetris, right?  here's a twist for you: FIRST PERSON TETRIS
i can't describe it... takes the fun and surprise out of the game.
go on, try it in your browser, it's free


and once you've gotten your fill of that, try it on "existential crisis" mode and watch your brain explode.


here's a yucky, messed up version of the tetris song... but the cardistry is good!

you can learn most of the moves here (i see marbles, splicer and fontaine) from zach mueller:

here's my version (lousy) of marbles:

marbles a video by NO NYME on Flickr.

now how did we get here?

oh right, following my chain of thought, haha.

following my thoughts, it's a dangerous thing to do.  now, don't dwaddle, leave this treacherous path, and be on your way!



^ rivers of weezer x scott of allister = fun pop music!  
reminiscent of the weezer i used to know and love obsess over.  i hate to be jaded or a music snob but i went from mega weezer fan to complete disinterest after maladroit.  (yes, *after* maladroit. i know most people dislike this album too.)  make believe had a few good tunes. red album, meh.  raditude, better.  hurley, i barely listened. death to false metal, i don't even own.
i can't tell you how many times i've played green album on repeat in my cd player- it was my daily bus routine.  i know every word to blue album. i think i wrote every high school english paper with pinkerton in the background.
i'm really digging this single, i'm excited again for more rivers- even if it's not weezer related!
PS- i have 2 allister albums too, this is a perfect duo exactly my taste in music. :)

^ fleet x emily haines for HEARme = classy utility jewelry with a message!
funds a studio and music software for orphanages in the name of metric
pricey for me but a great message.

^ timbuk2 x bianchi = too expensive bicycle bag!
but the colors... T____T they are so pretty! 

^ UO x Tavik = glamorous swim!
sooooooo cute! but also expensive... and i would need a neck or shoulder straps due to gravity and lack of boobs.  but in my fantasy fashion world it's perfect!




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