Thursday, July 19, 2007

Flaking out

So you know how you get a sunburn on your head and eventually it peels? Well, I got sunburned last week a little. I didn't realize my head was burnt. I knew when I brushed my hair it kind of hurt, but didn't think anything of it. I mean really how often does your scalp burn?So a few days ago I noticed a pretty big flake in my hair. I was like oh great, that's embarrassing. However, I didn't realize anyone would call me on it. So I went to my mom's workplace and met an older lady. After introductions she goes, "What did you get into honey? There's something all in your hair!" I thought to myself, " Oh thanks, I really wanted to be reminded of my head flaking off." And it just keeps getting worse. I hate sunburns. It sucks because I can't tell everybody that I had a sunburn and that's why my hair has white things all in it. I'm just surprised no one's handed me a bottle of Head & Shoulders yet.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

8 Random Facts

Okay so I've been tagged and now I have to come up with 8 random facts about me. Oddly enough this isn't too hard for me. I have many weird things about me. Ha ha. So here goes:

1. I have to have my closet both color coordinated and done by which type of shirt or pants they are. I am not sure when I started this, I think sometime in high school. I really want it that way always, if it gets out of line I can't handle it.

2. I don't really like talking on the phone. Now anyone who knows me may not know this because if someone calls or if I call someone I do talk for a while, but really it's not my thing. It used to be when I was a teenager but now I find myself putting off calling people and sometimes I do that with emails too. I don't like writing emails either. Geez!!

3. I have become a flip flop fanatic. I used to hate flip flops, I didn't like the way they felt between my toes. I guess living on an island has changed me to an official beach bum. I dress down and wear flip flops. Comfort is everything to me.

4. I hate being the center of attention. I don't like compliments because I never know what to say. Of course I say "Thank You" but it makes me so nervous. I never look the person in the eye when they compliment me. The funny part is I like being complimented but not face to face. I know I am weird!!

5. I am terrified of raising children. I love children, but I just don't know how well I am going to do raising one. My husband is sweet and says I will be the best mother in the world, but I have my doubts. I could list several reasons why I believe this. For instance, I like to sleep, who with a baby can really sleep? I loose my temper at times when I am annoyed with my dog. I scream like a mad woman. Am I going to be like that with a baby? I have so many insecurities. Let's hope my motherly intuition will kick in when the time comes.

6. I pine over things. I worry too much. Hopefully one day I will get over this.

7. I eat M&Ms and Reese's pieces by the color. I don't eat one color until the other color is all gone. Not sure why I do that, I guess I find it entertaining. LOL

8. I like to make all the baby toys sing and talk when I go down the toy isle anywhere. My favorite is the little Elmos I like all the different ones. When I do have a kid, we will have Elmos everywhere. :)

Okay so now that I have proved what a crazy person I am I think I will go now.

Florida will always have a piece of my heart

Okay so here I am in Florida after a year and a half of living on the tiny island of Okinawa. I was so glad to finally get here after 5 long days of travel. Sure I got to go to places I've never been (Guam, Hawaii) but dang it took forever. I was glad to get back to Walmart, Cato, and the restaurants. The money I have already spent is crazy. I bought almost a whole new wardrobe, but if you could see the options I have over there you would know why I have to buy so much here. I have at least one more trip to Old Navy before I leave. Love that Old Navy!! So I have already been here for a week and a half. It has flown by. I feel like I am running out of time and am not going to see everyone that I intended to. Sure I could be visiting with someone now but here I am blogging in a quite house alone (my mom is at work). My cousin, Jessica, and I were discussing last night how we have become more of loners now that we are older. I still like to be around people but I don't do the whole social scene like I used to. I guess I could blame that on my husband, but that would be wrong. I choose to not be very social, I have no one to blame but myself. My reasons for that would be a whole different blog in itself. So anyway back to FLORIDA, coming here is both happy and sad for me. Too many memories. Being in Freeport I find myself remembering my grandparents and it kills me. Thinking of them still makes me tear up and in this town they are everywhere to me. I find myself remembering when my family actually hung out as a family and didn't have fights that weren't over in a few hours. I'm not saying we didn't have our problems, but things were just easier then. I guess that could be because I was younger and oblivious to it. Who knows? I remember the friendships I had that are over now. So as happy as I am to be here, I can't help but feel depressed. It's bittersweet I guess. Being in Crestview was a bit happier for me, but only because I still talk to those friends and met my husband there. However, there were sad moments there too. I hate that coming back to Florida has to be somewhat negative for me. I have had so many good times here that I will always remember, I guess that's what makes me sad. I don't know if I will ever live here again, due to Nick's job, but I do know I will always have to come back every once in a while. My son is buried here and that alone will always have me running back.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Shurijo castle

So I always wanted to go to a castle, favorably one in Europe. However, now that I reside in Japan I was left with Surijo Castle. It doesn't look like your ordinary castle, more like a large building with cool stuff painted on it. It was very, very red!! I did love that. Getting to the castle was another story. We had to take so many steps, it was insane. I thought that my friend, Tangela was going to pass out. She and her husband James went with Nick and me to see this lovely castle. It was an interesting trip since the argued the entire way there, if it wasn't over the radio it was her driving, or how he wouldn't just shut up while she drove. Nick and I were like the quite children in the back that were listening to every word. Nick of course added in things to make them go at each other a little more. So we got to the castle and saw some ladies in Komonos (being in Japan, you would think that's common, but it isn't). So you could get your picture taken with them, I was all for it until they gave us the price: 3000 yen!! What? That's almost $30. So we opted to avoid them after that. I had my own camera that takes just as good pic for free, thank you very much!! So we went and saw the castle, took pictures, and were done. It was a nice trip, but I don't really desire going back there. But the pictures were nice.