Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Test Pitz

While not as exciting as pictures of me losing 5 liters of water from my body in a period of 5 hours, I thought pictures of what test pits actually are might interest somebody. Here you go:

Yup, It's a hole in the ground that was dug out by a backhoe bucket. I take a shovel and fill a 5 gallon bucket with a sample of the dirt (or rock), write down what I see, then move on to the next one.

So for example, in this one there is: reddish brown silty clay with coral gravel to about 1', then coral underneath it. Very exciting. Yes, I had to do this 40 times, but luckily none of them were deeper than 3 feet so it only took 2 days.

apples and... peanut butter?

Have you ever wondered why apples and peanut butter taste so good together? When I think about them separately, I just don't think, "hmm.. I bet if I started eating those two together I wouldn't want to stop.."

Monday, August 29, 2005

Test Pits - AKA - good god I need a shower

So I promised test pitting pics for anyone who want's to see me actually working, but it didn't really turn out to be that kind of a job today (perhaps tomorrow). So I give you "This is how dirty you can get at work on a good day" pics instead.

Note the happy expression of a job well done. Yeah, I know this is a really flattering picture..

Layer of dirt on the arms..

And finally, your favorite and mine... the caking of dirt in the neck folds. I couldn't wait to get in the shower!


Ok, first of all, I just got off the phone with a Subway survey about one of their new sandwiches... it was rather amusing. And now I get a free sandwich. It's soooo easy.

Last night Emily found a baby gecko on her and Dan's bed and demanded it be taken away. No problem! They are the cutest little tiny things I think I've ever seen. I'd never held one before and I was a little scared that it was going to die when I touched it like the one Brian caught, but it didn't and I scampered upstairs carefully to make Dave take some pics... CUTE!!

He's so little!!!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Coming Soon....

I will be doing test pits for work next week (yippee), and for all of you who wonder what it is that I do here I'll bring my camera and show you how glamorous field work really is.. As just one of the many jobs I have to do.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

yuck and yum

So I'm assuming that not everybody is into Tom Robbins or has even read any of his books, but I think he's hilarious. After reading my previous post about Steve and me going to the bar and getting lycheetini's and the big "YUM" after, I couldnt' help but think of Robbins' book Still Life With Woodpecker and the mantra of the Woodpecker being a simple statement of yuck or yum in regards to a situation. It works so well! I love it! Plus it's just funny for some reason. I don't know, maybe it reminds me of little kids because it's so simple and to the point.
Anyway, if you're looking for a good laugh, interesting ideas, and some weird story lines that may make the people around you slightly uncomfortable you should check him out.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Bye Steve!

So I took Steve to the airport last night and it wasn't without some excitement.. I almost had to go back and get him cause I didn't give him enough time to catch the plane. Now, I've flown out of HNL enough times to know that I've never needed more than an hour to check in, go through security, and get to the gate - especially at night. But when I dropped Steve off, apparently there was a line of 200 people not even into the airport yet and they weren't moving very quickly either! What's that all about? Luckily, his flight was delayed and he made it home safe (without some luggage, I hear) although mildly irritated.

Before the airport, we happened into the Diamond Head Grill for a drink and found they had lychee martini's. I've never actually had a martini that I though was tasty enough to finish before, but this one was great! A little lychee syrup in with the vodka - not enough to be sweet, but just enough to give it a nice flavor. YUM. Steve had some clams and I got some creme brulee.. they have way too big of dessert servings there. I had a stomach ache from finishing it. But that martini... I'll have to figure that one out!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

I'm misty foooorrrr Bean-er... =)

So yesterday at Sunset Beach we wished Claire a nice fare-well, complete with morning smashing by a drunken Japanese.. it was hard not to tear up with the last hug, but it was so much fun having her around I didn't want to spoil it with sadness so off she went to the airport with Sean. Steve, Emily, Dave, and I went back to the sand and water to try for a little more sleep (thanks, hiroshi), this did not keep me from grumping.
And, after a tasty sandwich from Paradise Cafe it was back to the house for final cleaning and nap time. ohohohohhh... nap time....
Now I can't get my computer to see my hard drive. which sucks for many reasons, but mostly cause I wanted to add some more pics to my NZ stuff and I can't. Dave's computer also won't see it. I'm blaming Mike and his dirty hard drive for all my troubles. So there. Damn computers. they're nothing but trouble.

Sunday, August 7, 2005

Kualoa Beach Park

Today was spent at Kualoa Beach Park, we played with kayaks, watched Andy paint, drank, and in general, got silly =)..

Saturday, August 6, 2005

North Shore Weekend!

Steve, Dave, Claire, and I had a nice Friday and Saturday house sitting for Billy. We made green curry tofu for dinner, woke up drove to Kaena, snorkled, had a Monkey's Lunch at Turtle Bay, and finished the night making saffron sundried tomato bread.. YUM!

Steve, Claire, and monster truck

awww.. dave's so cute

Steve and Dave walking from 3 Tables/Rubberducks

Me and Steve in the kitchen at Billly's

Me and Claire in the kitchen

Sneak attack!

Dancing in the kitchen

Claire and the DnA mobile (end of the road North Shore)

Wednesday, August 3, 2005


So biopsy results came back good!! I dont' have to get my cervix cut off!!! Weeeee!