Have you ever tossed and turned at night, not because your mind is full of wonderful ideas to implement tomorrow, but as a result of the heat? Of course…we all have. I hate it when I have to get up early the next day and I haven’t gotten my full eight hours. There is a reason they say this is required for maximum productivity. If you want to be alert and at your best, you must clock in the time. It is best to make it a regular routine. You might go light once in a while with few ill effects. However, when it is hot inside the house, I suffer. I can turn on the air conditioning, but I find that while it cools the room off, it is also an annoyance. I can’t seem to get just the right temperature. Now I am too cold. You can’t win!
I had to find a solution. After coming up with some ideas, let me share what finally did the trick. At first I tried leaving the windows open but disliked the morning noises they let in. It seemed obvious but was ineffective. Meanwhile, the sleepless nights were wearing me out. I found myself nodding off during the day, even in the middle of an important business meeting. It was mortifying. I ended up sharing my plight with some friends and one suggested I go online and find a nice, reasonably-priced ceiling fan. He even sent me this link – https://www.ceilingfanchoice.com/best-flush-mount-ceiling-fan/.There are loads of choices to suit every taste. It wasn’t a matter of décor for me and I selected a basic low-profile model. This means that it is mounted close to the ceiling, or as the ad says, it “hugs” it. I love that description.
The fan is so unobtrusive and is so easy to operate by remote control. You can lie in bed and adjust it as you want according to the room temperature. It also has a nice central light fixture that I can use as basic illumination or ambiance lighting when dim. The fan is an all-purpose marvel and the ideal solution for my problem. No expensive air conditioning with all its chilling presence. I can have a gentle breeze or full gust of wind. Ha! I have to give my friend full credit for the idea as I might not arrived at this remedy on my own. You won’t believe how many websites sell them, so apparently others have sweaty, sleepless nights as well. Now I know what to do and just had to share. I know you will like the appearance of the modern design. The one I bought is perfect for a contemporary room. The cylindrical motor housing sits atop the wooden blades, stained in the color I ordered. For refreshing circulation that is energy efficient and quiet, I suggest you get one today. I sound like an ad because I am so thrilled that I can sleep soundly again.
I like to help my friends and willingly offer to do errands or take care of their house when they are sick. I am grateful to get the same treatment in return. I don’t draw the line at most any chore but recently I found out that I am not cut out for pet sitting. I thought it would go well and didn’t expect any problems. While I love my friend, I didn’t know the little chihuahua for long and knew there would be an adjustment period. It is a skittish breed known for flighty antics, but I came prepared to sit with toys and treats. I got the run down on Facebook before my friend left on vacation. I would follow a feeding schedule, provide water all day long and take the little creature for two walks, one in the morning and one at night. He liked to sleep on the bed which was fine with me. I was staying over night for the weekend and wanted her pet to feel that nothing had changed.
Everything was hunky dory at first until it was time for a walk. The dog had been cooped up for hours and I expected him to run free. He scampered in front of me so that I would not rein in him, but he was always in sight. At one point before I realized it, he was rolling around in the dirt in a flower garden. It was damp, and the dark soil clung to his short fur. He tried to shake it off to my amusement, but it did little good. I decided that the damage was done and that he could go about his business at will. This mean a few more times in the dirt; the little devil was showing off.
I was a bit in a panic when we got home, trying to prevent him from tracking the dirt inside the house and onto the white carpet. Yikes. Who has a white carpet with a dog! I grabbed him from the center of his tiny body and ran to the kitchen to place him in the sink. He was small enough so that I didn’t have to mess up the bathtub. Now that would be a task to clean up. He squirmed for a while, sending sprays of soaked soil onto my clothing. I immediately turned on the water and let it warm up for the impending bath. I covered him in suds and scrubbed gently. He didn’t move a muscle. He actually loved the massage. The Moen faucet could be adjusted to different levels of spray. Finding the right one was easy at Kitchen Faucet Depot. These new high-tech faucets are simply wonderful, plus they are beautifully designed.
My concerns about my friend finding out about the session in the dirt were unfounded. The chihuahua was clean as a whistle and the sink was rinsed down in a few seconds. I had the only telltale signs on my clothes. When she returned from her trip and asked how it went, I replied with a smile, “he was an angel.”
We all have hobbies. If you don’t, you may want to leave now. I believe in personal pastimes as a way of life. It isn’t hard to find something enthralling these days. For me it is Delta Goodrem, the singer, songwriter and actress; Bambi; and the stellar British author, Enid Blyton. Surely you have your own list. I adore fan listings that coincide with my interests. If you aren’t into something exciting, you are missing a lot. There must be something wrong with you! Aren’t we all obsessed with the Internet and spend hours online. In fact, I just found a fan listing dedicated to people who make a profit off hobbies like metal detecting, panning for gold, and even blog writing. That caught my attention. What fun to go out looking for gold with a metal detector from https://www.findingafortune.net/, for example, for fun and at the same time find profit. It could fuel all your other hobbies. If you struck a lode, you could fund your friends’ hobbies, too. I may be getting a big farfetched, but it is a thought rambling around in my head.
I know people who make a living off their hobbies, and I don’t mean panning for gold. Just kidding. They make jewelry, handmade clothing or handbags, sell jams in mason jars, create fabulous candles, scented soaps, or bath oils. You see them at farmer’s markets all the time hawking their wares. They can also bake bread, make soup, cookies and cakes, or crepes (I love those vendors the most). I see them selling the fruit and vegetables from their gardens. I love natural products and frequent these markets when I can. If anyone likes to pan for gold, they would surely keep it for themselves. There is an off chance that they fashion it into jewelry. Gold always fetches a high price. No wonder artisans are sticking with silver. Panning may be the road to another kind of hobby that is lucrative and rewarding.
I can’t sell any of my hobbies, and certainly not my blog. I can give advice on books, movies, music, and some food. This is as far as it goes. Who knows, someday someone may pay for this counsel if I write an e-book. Right now, I am happy to connect with as many readers as I can. I hope we share many passions. Blogs are the best way to find out. Sometimes I think the best part of blog writing is finding fellow travelers. It is encouraging to know you are not alone in the world. Life is all about human relationships and many are based on hobbies. Since this is my topic of the day, I must praise anyone who has found their soul in something other than work. We can get so absorbed by everyday demands, that we miss out on so many joys. It is time to enliven your life with special pastimes and interests. This is what I mean by profiting from your hobbies.
I love to collect things and right now I am into Disney trading pins. No, it didn’t start as a child even though that was the first time I encountered Bambi in the wonderful film. Most of us remember crying our eyes out. Since that time the deer has become an emblem to me and a symbol of childhood freedom and fantasy. This little creature, a naïve denizen of the forest, has become a kind of mystical charm in my life. He is my good luck amulet on a gold chain bracelet. I have personified Bambi and made him my confidant, speaking to him in my pillow at night as a child. I also talked to Thumper and Flower. I became part of an animated dream.
As I grew up, Bambi remained by my side. Now he is everywhere in my life in jewelry, images, on video and more. I like the vibe he creates of childlike wonder, of discovering the world anew everyday as you encounter new situations. I love his relationship with his mother. So, the pins came along time later when the collector bug hit me. Why not my favorite cartoon character? It was a waste keeping them in a box in my drawer even though I would sort through them from time to time. Now they decorate my backpack, the one I take to work. It is not for camping or hiking so my precious pins will not get lost. It is my every day go-to bag for any purpose day or night. The Disney pins are wonderful and colorful on the soft suede bag. The Bambi pins are the most visible as they exist in a fair number. Each one is unique as I find them in antique stores or online. Getting the really old ones is very hard and you pay a hefty price. If it is in good condition, it goes right on the bag. Imagine someone’s business bag covered in Bambi pins. It is an attention grabber!
Pin collecting is very personal. If you don’t want to display your stuff while you’re moving, finding the right business backpack is important. Your pin collection may be travel souvenirs from the countries you have visited. They can be friendship pins given to you by friends. Some people like dogs, cats, owls, or mice. To each his own as they say. Men and women are both collectors in equal numbers. It is by no means a girl thing (although I suppose Bambi is).
I often see cars and truck pins or motorcycles and bicycles. Like me, these people go for the old ones that have real value. It is the process of finding what you want that is exciting. I would never buy a lot of pins all at once. The collection should grow slowly over time. You have to savor each and every find. Besides the fun of the search, it is also most enjoyable to show your array. Hence, the backpack. Try it for your favorite pins.
I love my new shoes. I sound like a five-year-old. Ladies, remember when you got your first pair of Maryjanes. They were bright and shiny and fit like a glove. If you were lucky, your mother let you have one-inch heels. It was a real big girl feel and you were proud as a peacock to strut about. In fact, thinking back, I wore them so much that my feet were killing me most of the time. Guess what? This is happening to me right now. I have new shoes that I bought online so I didn’t get to try them on. They are gorgeous, a hot style, and at a great price so I couldn’t resist. They arrived and look as good in person as on the website. Plus, they had good reviews for style and comfort. I could never send them back. I wasn’t even tempted when I found that they were a bit tight. Maybe I needed a larger size but then I would need a padded insert if they were too big. Like most new shoes, I figured that they would loosen up in a short period of time. Meanwhile I would have to suffer. As you can see from this blog, it is not in silence.
So I ended up with foot pain and it brought back childhood memories. I wasn’t going to put up with it this time. My mom rubbed my feet and I remember the good feeling. Why not get the best foot massager for myself, one that I could use anywhere I want as long as there is an outlet. As I usually do, I went to the fanlistings for foot massagers to make sure that I buy the right one. I have relied on public opinion for so long that I can’t make a move without it. I wasn’t disappointed. I got my answer.
I love my new portable foot massager as much as I love my new shoes. It makes the soreness disappear in minutes. Aching feet are history. It is a relaxing and enjoyable experience, the kind you get in a massage salon. It is cheaper and more convenient as you don’t have to get in the car. My unit has all kinds of settings from low to high to vibration and there are attachments to heighten the effects. (Some come with heat but I don’t live in a cold climate.) It is worth its weight in gold. I am touting a foot massager to all you out there who wear shoes. Ha! I amazed that it isn’t a billion dollar industry. Forget spraying your shoes to make them looser. It isn’t that effective. A foot massager is the best answer. Think about how it would feel at the end of a long work day, especially if you have been standing around. Those who walk a lot will also appreciate this gadget. Thanks to the fanlisting, I made the right choice.
There is a lot of interest these days in natural remedies due, in part, to the environmentalists who tuned us into all the chemicals and toxins in anything from face cream and toothpaste to scrubbing cleanser. All our cleaning products are off their list of acceptable household treatments. Fortunately, we can buy “clean” items for various purposes and save ourselves and our kids from poisoning. You can also go online and get recipes for stuff to try at home. Do it yourself is the order of the day as we revert back to simpler times when technology hadn’t gone rampant. New products are effective but they are also killers! There is so much to pour over on the Internet that I have to rely on friends or people in my group to clue me in. Lately, they have been touting apple cider vinegar as a remedy for high blood sugar and diabetes while it can also strip mineral or hard water residue from all sorts of items in your home, according to Home Water Health. It isn’t for salad dressing anymore! It is a new wonder worker. If it works on my hair, why not the laundry or the bathtub. I can mix it with other non-toxic solutions.
I had to try it despite the tart smell. I have to admit that it worked well, as most home remedies do. I think I will start collecting the best ones for an e-book publication. I will entitle it “Try this at Home.” There will be a section for self-care and one for the home and yard. You can make soap, candles, weed and bug killer, not to mention a skin exfoliator and moisturizer. You can whip up most things in the kitchen with a few ingredients bought at the local market. People sell their homemade wares so that will be a final section of the book focusing on publicity and marketing. Every town now has a street fair or farmer’s market offering fruit, vegetables, homemade jams and soups, plants, breads, sweets, and honey. Everything is beautifully packaged. The ingredients are on the label. Candles and bath oils sell well. The standard brands are jumping on the bandwagon and manufacturing their own lines that mimic these handmade items. They promise safety and purity even though they are made in the factory—just with better ingredients. The problem is longevity as no additives and preservatives are included.
It would be fun to have a contest for the best do-it-yourself products that don’t get much attention. They are rarely advertised. I would love to discover some new remedies, foods, toiletries, and clothing made in precious, small quantities. I believe it is entirely possible to make a living on something like apple cider vinegar turned into a hair rinse. Enterprising people with a gift for crafts are part of this self-made crowd. Check out your local farmer’s market and see what is offered. It is an enjoyable experience and you get to meet great people.
My friend and I had a bet that we couldn’t find a product, person, or subject on the Internet that didn’t have a fanlisting. We have these games where we challenge ourselves to do the impossible. We will take a card or two out of a full deck and then play to see if someone can win anyway. We have guessing games as to who is in this or that movie or who sang a particular old song. Our research ability is called into question when it comes to the Web. But, in general, our games are all about memory and not skill. You have to recall something in order to look it up. As for fanlisting, I fancy myself as a bit of an expert since I love to meet people from all over the world on them. What is better than finding kindred spirits in the far corners of the globe? As a would-be, self-proclaimed expert, I proposed the bet to see if my friend was as savvy as I am.
We started with a bunch of mundane topics or obvious celebrities that we know have fanlistings. After this warmup, we wanted to make it harder. The bet was for dinner at our favorite restaurant. The loser treats for drinks and a lavish meal. I didn’t care if I won or lost as long as we could go and have a good time. However, we couldn’t come up with a bet that would be really painful to lose. To continue the game. I had a list for her and she had one for me. At the top was the Dyson vacuum cleaner brand. She wanted me to prove that it had more fans than the Shark. Frankly, I had no clue so this time, it was a challenge. I couldn’t say that about Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, the USC Trojans, or skiing in Aspen. These were no brainers. Of course, there were tons of fans. I had no idea there were so many categories such as music, food and drink, travel, famous people, hobbies, sports, animals, books, and TV shows.
We gave ourselves one half hour maximum so the game would have an immediate end. We didn’t want to do searches long into the night. The Dyson is certainly popular but it came in second to the cheaper and powerful Shark on this web site. I suppose half the world has one and the other half has the other if the fanlistings were any indication. These companies should blog about it as it is great publicity. I guess I have unintentionally done their job. Fanlists are like a popularity contest and everyone has their two cents. Fansites are the ultimate in admiration and devotion. The Dyson and Shark sites were full of testimonials and praise for superior products. Most people had had it with their old vacuum and were pining for something better. Alas, they found it.
I am on so many fanlistings that I have lost count. I know some of them quite well, however, as they include my absolute top-tier favorites: Delta Goodrem, Bambi, and Enid Blyton. Then there are others like my birthstone – which happens to be the lovely crystal blue aquamarine – and backpacks. What you say? Why backpacks. Aren’t they simple canvas or denim mundane totes preferred by high school and college students, and adults who want to be like them? Yes, I had one as a kid even before I was a teen. We all had customized totes that we decorated to express our nascent personalities. I kept my schoolwork tucked tidily inside so I could take it home to show mom. Dad got a look later after she had given me the appropriate accolades.
I have met others on the fanlisting who like the same thing and are as nostalgic as I am. While some “fans” are beyond college, many are students trying to make their first purchase and want to be sure they select the coolest one. They get a lot of help from the old timers (ha! that means one or two years older). I thought the hand adorned versions we had as kids in my neighborhood were the best ever, and I have yet to see new ones as good as ours. We put jewels on with a little machine and sewed ribbons and charms that represented our interests. Some of the more talented girls did beautiful embroidery. I had to buy pre-existing patches at the fabric store. Nevertheless, our cute looking backpacks were glorious examples of youthful creativity. While I expressed my opinion to a young high school graduate in search of the perfect bag, others went beyond reminiscing and mentioned some available models on line. Only those in the “cool” category were cited.
I had a look for myself and was more than impressed. Yes, today there are great bags in various fabrics and styles. If you want “cool” you can get it. To me this means contrasting stitching or piping as well as straps. Boring denim or canvas is not enough these days to get any attention. You have to go with hot colors and eye-catching contrast. The inside is as bright and cheery as the outside. Then there must be all the requisite pockets and pouches to protect and house your stuff. The more the better is the motto these days. We all carry so many gadgets—necessities of life we can’t do without. For one person, it is an umbrella and fold-up rain poncho, for another it is a Swiss army knife or flashlight. My backpack is laden with protein bars (I am always hungry) and bottles of water. We all have car or house keys, a cell phone, a laptop or tablet, and assorted wallets or money clips. Health fanatics even carry vitamins and supplements. To each their own, as long as it is in a “cool” backpack.
The first of Delta Goodrem’s songs that I heard was “In This Life.” I didn’t know anything about her at the time but I knew I liked the song. So I bought the album, and decided she was my favorite singer! Since then, I have heard a lot more of her music and learned a lot more about her. I thought today I would share some of my thoughts!
First of all, I think she is so talented! She started as an actress on Neigbours in 2002, playing a student and aspiring singer named Nina. The role allowed her to showcase both her acting and musical skills. It even helped launch her first successful single, “Born to Try.” The song was a big success in both Australia and the UK. She also received a Logie award for her portrayal of Nina. Pretty great for someone who was only 18 at the time, right?
The following year, her debut album, Innocent Eyes, was released. And this is where she gets a lot of respect from me. At this point, you would have thought Delta had everything going for her: after paying her dues for years, she finally had a successful album and some well-received singles that were spending lots of time at the top of the charts.
Unfortunately, just as her career was taking off, Delta was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Everything in her life came to a screeching halt while she underwent treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation. This poor beautiful girl – at an age where your life is really just beginning, and in her case, her star was finally on the rise – was being pumped full of toxic chemicals, losing her hair, and bravely fighting against the cancer that was trying to destroy her.
The end of 2003 brought some good news: Delta was in remission. Some people might have quit after the cancer diagnosis, or taken some much deserved time off to reevaluate where they wanted to go in life, but not Delta! She started working again, becoming a spokesperson for Pepsi. She even recorded a new album, Mistaken Identity. Songs from the album were certified gold and platinum! Cancer may have slowed her down but didn’t rob her of her talent or prevent her success!
I think that is pretty amazing, don’t you? On my bad days, when I am having a really hard time or I don’t have the motivation to do anything, I think of her with cancer and writing songs. It really puts things in perspective for me and I don’t even know her!
2004 brought even more success for this talented star, and has showed no signs of slowing down since. Sold out tours, top singles, hits in countries around the world, a judge’s chair on The Voice and The Voice Kids, and even a wax likeness at MadameTussauds. She even does loads of charity work!
Yup, in terms of role models, I could have done a lot worse!
I know, most people like the internet. We like it because it makes life so much easier. There’s so much information at our fingertips. We can get information so quickly. It makes life so much easier when you can just type something into your search bar and get an answer. The internet helps us find places, too, and helps us get to where we want to be. TBH, when internet connections go down, people start to panic. It’s kind of funny if you think about it. And sure, I like all of the typical things that people like about the internet. But I also like the internet for another reason: fanlistings.
If you’ve never heard of fanlistings, you are really missing out. They are essentially what you think they are: a list of people who are fans of a certain celebrity, musical group, tv show, or topic. There is a webmaster who keeps the list updated and who can put out relevant information to the people on the list. The great part about this is that as a member of the fanlisting, there isn’t a lot for you to do.
I know there are all kinds of sites out there for specific interests. There are lots of postings and interactions. But for me, it is less about the topic of interest and more of a popularity contest. You are always trying to be funny, relevant, or clever so that people like or vote up the things you say. And then there are the mean trolls who attack you and want all kinds of awful things to happen to you just because you have an opinion they don’t agree with. Or you state a fact that they don’t like. Doesn’t matter how true it is or how wrong they are.
I don’t like all that drama.
A fanlisting, on the other hand, is really just a bunch of people who like the same thing. I don’t have to interact with anybody if I don’t want to. I can give as little personal information as I want. For example, on the macaron fanlisting I am on, all you need to be included in the listing is your first name and the flavor of macaron you like best. People can’t even get in touch with you if you don’t want them to—but you can include your email if you choose. I have a separate email that I use for all my fanlistings and I keep it separate from the ones I use for interacting online.
Some of the fanlistings I belong to are for Delta Goodrem, macarons, Hawaii, the Nancy Drew books that I loved as a kid, and dream Hawaii vacations. If I become a member of any others that are interesting, I will write about them here. You should take a look around fanlistings to see if you are interested in any of them. You might be surprised!
I spent a lot of time reading as a kid. It was one of my favorite pastimes. My mom would take me to the library once a week in the summertime and I remember walking out with my arms full of books every single time. It was also my favorite day of the week at school, going to the library. I read just about anything that I could get my hands on. Didn’t matter if the books were fiction or not, whether they had photos, illustrations or if there was just text. I wasn’t picky as long as I could either read or look up the words!
I did have favorites, though. I liked mysteries – I really enjoyed figuring out the puzzles before the solution was revealed in the book. And my all-time favorite mysteries were none other than the Nancy Drew, Girl Detective series of books. You probably know who Nancy Drew is, she’s a pretty well-known character.
The books have been around since the 1930s or something. There are a bunch of different variations and titles. I guess it got updated from time to time. However, the Girl Detective books were the ones I enjoyed most. I liked these because she is a little different in them. She isn’t obsessed with solving mysteries like she is in some of the other versions of the series. She also has friends that appear more three-dimensional, who have interests and backgrounds and families as well. When I read them, they felt like people I knew and would want to be friends with.
Some of the older Nancy Drew books felt like she was a little too good and a bit too perfect for me. Like she wouldn’t have wanted to be my friend anyway because I often made mistakes and didn’t always do the right thing. I read them more for the mysteries than for the characters and being able to relate to them in any way. I guess it helped that the other books were more contemporary but even so, the characters were way more relatable.
I really liked the double books Lights, Camera… and …Action! One of my other favorites was The Orchid Thief. I remember reading it in the library and then begging my mom to take me to the bookstore. I bought a copy for my very own using some birthday and allowance money. I thought I was so great!
As a big Nancy Drew fan, I really enjoyed the 2007 movie. I thought they did a good job casting Emma Roberts. She was a very believable Nancy. I also liked all the references to the books as well. At the beginning, you see a bookcase and they’re all Nancy Drew books. Another nice touch is the titles of the DehliaDraycott movies were actually Nancy Drew book titles. The end credits in the film had drawings that looked a lot like the early illustrations as well.Those were all nice touches. I was so glad that the books and movie went so well together, sometimes they really screw things up, don’t you think?
So those were my favorite childhood books. Did you read them too?
If you don’t already know, a macaron is a sweet cookie type of dessert. It originated in France. It’s made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, ground or powdered almonds, meringue, and sometimes flavors or food coloring. The food coloring allows these sandwich style cookies to appear in a rainbow of colors without changing the taste. I think it makes them look gorgeous – almost too good to eat! Notice how I said almost! I never pass up a macaron.
Fortunately, there’s more to good macarons than just beautiful colors. You can also find these beautiful treats in a variety of flavors!That is part of what I like so much about them (the other part is that they taste soo good, of course). I can always find something I am in the mood for or a new flavor to try. There are traditional flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. There’s also fancy flavors like champagne or maple bacon! My favorite traditional flavor is vanilla but I do love to try just about any other type offered.
Macarons belong at just about every type of celebration or get together. They are just the right combination of flavor and sophistication. They look irresistible in a display case at a bakery, of course. But they look just as amazing as a dessert treat at a birthday party, or stacked in neat tiers instead of a cake at a wedding. They are the perfect treat, as simple or sophisticated as you want them to be.
Making them, unfortunately, isn’t always easy. As with almost anything French, there’s a lot of hard work and technique involved to achieve that airy texture. Home cooks might even have to heat theirs for 2 hours just to get that same consistent, light texture that a professional kitchen can accomplish much more easily. I’ve tried making my own a few times but with no real results. I am hoping one day to be able to take a cooking class that will teach me the best way to do it. For now, though, I have a great bakery nearby which has no problem providing me with a good supply of macarons!
I even loved them as a kid, mostly thanks to my mom, who was also a fan. I thought they looked like little cookie hamburgers (I still do, actually). My birthday is in March, and so is World Macaron Day! On March 20th, bakeries often give out macaron samples. So if you’ve never tried one and are interested, that is the day to do it. Traditionally they also offer sales on this day or raise money for charity. Delicious treats at a discount and helping a charity? What’s not to like about that?
I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. I don’t know why. I’ve just been in love with the beautiful scenery, the friendly people, and the volcanos. Definitely the volcanos. It is hard to wrap my brain around the fact that there is this fiery black rock and all these lush tropical plants in the same place.
I haven’t gone yet, for a few reasons. The first is that it takes a long time, which is a bummer. So it isn’t somewhere that I could go for a weekend or something. Not that I would want to go there for only a couple days anyway! The second reason is that I am still saving up money to afford the trip. You know sometimes how you want to go somewhere but you want to do it right? That’s how I feel. I don’t want to stay in a hostel or in a tent on the beach or something. I want to stay at a nice place and be able to afford to do all the fun stuff I want to! I know that Hawaii is expensive so I want to be prepared. Lastly, I would like to have someone to share it with. I don’t necessarily mean that I need to have a significant other to take me but even a friend who wants to make the trip would be great. But my friends have the same issues I have: being able to take a good chunk of time off of work and also having the funds to do it right.
I want that whole experience. Getting off the plane and having somebody in a grass skirt or a Hawaiian shirt giving me a lei to wear. I want to hike to the top of a volcano. I think that would be great! I want to take pictures near the top, and watch the steam come out. I’m normally not a hiker but I think I could do it with such a great reward at the end. I also want to fly in a helicopter between islands. This would give me another great view of Hawaii and the pictures would be awesome! It is probably a good thing that I am not afraid of heights with these being the top two things on my list, huh?
I also want to see a traditional luau. I am sure that these are really done up for the tourists but I just feel like if I am there, it is something I should see, you know? Maybe I could learn a little hula dancing or fire breathing or something, too. Not enough that I would be brave enough to really perform in front of anybody, just to have the knowledge that I could do maybe one cool trick or something.That would be fun!
Another thing I want to do is try a little surfing. I probably should practice that one before I go, so that I can really spend time out on the water instead of taking lessons or just face planting all the time.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Want to come with? Maybe we can all get a group rate!
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