Stay Safe, Kids

Day 2 of 2 in the office this week and a strange one at that. It got off to a half-assed start when the bus broke down and we had to add 20 minutes to our commute. That made me more than a little tired after my already-stupendous struggle to rise up from bed this…

Tuning It Out

UH Manoa today for work with the King Tides initiative, which has an event this weekend (remember, they’re bi-annual crazy high tides) so hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot of pictures on the app after the 4th of July. We were pretty motivated through the day until it got to lunchtime, which was ~15-20 minutes…

Mhmmm, Mango

Back in the office, day 1 of 2 there this week. Isa finished digitizing fires for the Guam mapping project, meaning that we’re done with it! Ross, our GIS self-determined boss, said that we “burned right through the project”, a pun cornier than Kansas that I’m willing to bet he’s been saving up for weeks. That…

From Mauka to Makai

ture Was today the weekend? No. Did it feel like it was? Heck yeah it did! On this magical Monday morning I was off to visit the three sites of He’eia that maintain the traditional Hawaiian model of sustenance. The idea is in the post title, from mauka to makai. In english, the phrase is ‘from the mountains to…

Up To My Knees In Trees

Sunday, sweet sweet Sunday. A day to relax at last. After waking up wiped from our hike/time in the sun yesterday, Isa & I took the morning for ourselves. I had a leisurely time making crepes and web-surfing before we decided to go out. Here’s my wanna-be chef picture of it, plus a sneak-peak of my…

Pour One For Steve

I saw tidal pools today – and hiked to & swam in them!!! Doug picked us up today around noon for a long day at Makapu’u, where we were meeting Runj & Jeremy. Now Doug said it was an easy hike, but his easy and my easy are vastly different, so I didn’t quite know what to…

Rockin’ Out To Rudd

It’s Aloha Friday! Everyone was out of the office yet again and finally so were we – out and off to Chinatown! Now while I would like to say that this was my first time in a Chinatown, the only thing we did there was go to Walmart. It’s pretty messed up, I know, but…

BRAKE FOR PEDESTRIANS

This lovely slogan is how my morning started. Riding along on the bus to look outside and see a handful of cops propping up those signs. Are the police bored? General public safety announcement? Is there a sudden spike in walking folks as target practice? No clue, but it was a nice morning sentiment. Not…

I <3 GIS

Late wake-ups are the worst man, god I need to make sure I get enough sleep. I stayed up late uploading all these blog photos though, so it was okay for this once. We still got to work earlier than expected so no biggie. Today was pretty chill, I finished scanning Guam for fires and…

Bummin’ It At The Beach

My spices came today! I ordered a few spices (5, to be precise) from this online store called Season With Spice, which has bunches of interesting asian spices & is going out of business soon (so hit ’em up quick!). Here’s my order, I’ve been pining after these for so long that this was a…

Coral the Coral

No one was in the office today, except for the skeleton head left on Isa’s chair this morning. There were about 5 people in the cubicles but since we only really talk to Ross, I’m going with just 1 person. It was oddly quiet without the normal goofing around, which did not help with my…

Try Everything

I woke up this morning to udon & a papaya smoothie for breakfast. I’m getting used to this whole living-in-Hawaii thing right about now. Today brought an impromptu trip to Maunawili Falls, which had trails as muddy as heck and was an absolute mess. My shoes are wrecked and need a trip to the beach hose,…