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 morning. I don’t know, the first half of the day was just a sleepy blur of fuzzy screens & Isa and I cracking up too much to do anything.

Some group in the office was having a bake sale and wo-o-oah I was in love. It started when Elisa came around and gave me & Isa a brownie each because she’s a goddess. Then she said where she got them from, the bake sale being just around the corner in a conference room, & I was doomed. I went into the room with $5 and left with nothing, they just had such good options. Everything was just a dollar, I mean what more could you ask for? I got 2 strawberry mochi rhubarb, 4 biko and a strawberry cupcake with pineapple cream cheese frosting. Mhmmm, and that was just the first trip.

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Afterwards, courtesy of the generosity of others in the office and the group putting what they didn’t sell in the kitchen at the end of the day, I came home with an extra cookie, 4 more biko, a chocolate cupcake & 3 mangos. Oh yeah, and Jason, a local intern with what sounds like the Garden of Eden as his yard, brought in mountain apples that ended up coming home with us too. Righteous.

There was a staff meeting today, so guess who got to feel official? Yeah, not me, not so much. When Isa & I walked in a step behind everyone else due to a water/bathroom run we were faced with impromptu introductions to NOAA people overseas & over the phone. Only thing was I didn’t quite know that, so I ended up sounding like a dunce cap with my flustered “Hi, I’m Liz” to the open air. More awkwardness ensued but only for a short while, so it was chill. Whatever, I got chocolate cake out of it & a taste of fancy fed life.

Now there isn’t much to speak about for the night, seeing as we just stopped off to pick up some post cards & sake before heading home to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It’s still going on, but I really like it thus far. Anyways, last point of the day worth mentioning was Ross finding & bequeathing me & Morgan (if only momentarily) some hot neon hats for safe work tomorrow. We’ll be leveling in He’eia & making our way across the road to do it, so neon days it is. Just wait for the cool look I’ll be sporting tomorrow in this nice bright gear.

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  1. Patricia nagy says:

    Morning Elizabeth are you looking forward to the 4th of July. Those goodies sure looked good but be careful they can put on pounds ! Your lucky you have a fun office love grandma

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