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Look what I came home to!

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I’ve been waiting all winter to see what I would get in the mail when I got back home and I was very pleasantly surprised!

My condo management put a card on our door. Which ticked both Mark and I off a bit. It’s one of those signs that say, “HEY LOOK NO ONE IS HOME BECAUSE THIS CARD HAS BEEN HANGING ON THEIR DOOR FOR EVER!” But it was a nice gesture and no one broke in so I was happy.

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Tiffany drew me the most adorable winter scene! I was so happy to get her card!

She put my drawing on her wall so OF COURSE I’m going to put this card up on my wall!

I’m going to die it’s so cute!

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And my good friend Amy, who I miss terribly, sent me a Christmas card and an update to what’s been happening in their family!

They went to the 2012 London Olympics so that’s where they took their Christmas card picture! Haha cute.

It was a nice surprise though. Miss you Amy!

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My Japanese friend Kana sent over the cutest stuff from Tokyo Disneyland!

Apparently she went for Halloween but was just a little late in sending me a little souvenir.

I still love it though! I think there might be some chocolate inside the Minnie head. Yumm!!

I have to write her back soon too!

I love snail mail!

And what was the best gift I got in the mail while I was gone?

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Moustaches, a sombrero and a poncho!!! I told Twigg that that was what I wanted but I was half joking but he still sent them to me!!!!!

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I think I might have to take my poncho to school though because it’s been raining like crazy in Hawaii lately.

Just today it was bright and sunny when I started walking towards my car but by the time I got to the car I was DRENCHED!

It was just crazy. Bleh!

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PONCHO!

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Winter Time Fun Part 1

2012-12-15_18-01-26_527I think I’ve sent out about 30+ Christmas cards this year. By the end of it I got pretty tired of decorating the cards. I tried though…I tried.

And instead of staying in warm Hawaii for the winter we are now in Minnesota for the winter. Counterproductive right?

Mark’s family is from here so I can’t help it. Maybe they can just come spend Christmas in Hawaii next year. Haha. One can hope right?

It’s hard getting used to wearing so many articles of clothing though. And I lost one of my gloves just now even though I didn’t leave the car. You have no idea how stupid I feel.

MY $3 TARGET GLOVE! WHERE DID YOU GO?!?!?!

I’ve been killing time by wrapping gifts for everyone. I swear I’ve wrapped at least half of the presents under the tree this year. I’ll post a picture when all the presents are wrapped and under the tree.

2012-12-18_22-20-00_351Got some Peppermint Bark and it was DELICIOUS!!!!! Although I didn’t get to eat too much of it. Oh well. I’ll get some more while I’m here.

I really do love this time of year! Not the weather though. Any weather too cold for short shorts is too cold for me. That’s for sure.

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And here’s my little outfit for the cold. Not really staying warm but at least I’m staying cute. Haha. That’s all that matters right?

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And here are some pictures of the outside for those of you who are curious.

2012-12-19_11-29-05_358I’ll take more pictures when I get the chance to.

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Who doesn’t love getting mail?

I really do have the best friends in the world!

I got 3 things in the mail today! One I ordered for someone else but anywho…

First I got the Mr.Toast Art piece that I ordered!

Right when he posted a picture of it I knew I had to have it! My Mr.Toast collection is growing! Slowly but surely…

He framed it and everything for me too! I just need to find the perfect place to put it!

And then my awesome friend from New Zealand who’s living in London sent me some amazing stuff too!

The Earl Grey is so fragrant that I could smell it even before I opened the box! And I finally have Kinder Surprises and Marmite!!! Yum…And I’ve never even seen those fruit candies so I’m excited!

Boy am I one happy Panda!

Oh and last week Patty sent me a whole bunch of stuff too!

It’s all just cats! (And Astro Boy). LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I swear no one knows me like Patty does.

I have to go shopping so I can send everyone a little something back! Snail mail is the bestest! For sure!!!!

I love you guys!!!

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Retail Therapy

So it’s no secret that I’ve been a little homesick so when I asked my mother to send me some Trader Joe’s goodies she went out right away to get them for me! I had all but forgotten about Trader Joe’s while I’ve been here but I had a sudden craving for Caramel Waffles and everyone who knows knows that Trader Joe’s waffles can’t be beat! YUM!

My mother also sent other cookies and goodies that I love! And some Yerba Mate tea that ALWAYS makes me feel better when I have a stomach ache. You guys should try it some time when you aren’t feeling well. Yes it has caffeine but it does wonders! All you need is Yerba Mate with a lot of honey and it’s like you’re all better again!

She also sent me wafers which I absolutely detest. She always forgets and sends them to me anyway. *Shrug* It’s the thought that counts. I’ll eat everything else and leave the wafers for someone else to devour. I need to remind my mother about the biscotti too next time.

I’ve also been hitting the gym since I’ve been feeling a little pudgy lately and I feel great! It’s hard when you don’t have your gay best friend to go with you  but I’m trying my best to be consistent.

I’ve also been spending too much money since Mark’s been gone. But like the title says, it’s retail therapy. I’m trying to cope being alone and it’s going pretty well. I’ve made some friends and I’ve been going out so I’m doing better than I thought I would be.

Look what I got today!

I bought my little nephew (in-law) this rad Spiderman shirt so I can give it to him when we go visit during Christmas! Spiderman is EVERYTHING to this kid. Literally. Just hope he doesn’t outgrow the shirt TOO fast. And then before we go I’ll stop by Target again and get him some action figures. It’s hard when you don’t know what they have or don’t have but I’m sure he’ll be happy either way.

I also got myself the next Tokidoki Planner. 3 years strong!

I’m pretty sure I left the 2011 back home in LA.

And the only reason why I bought this one now is because in my 2012 planner there’s a page in there that says “IT’S ABOUT TIME TO ORDER YOUR NEXT PLANNER!” but then it also said “CONTINENTAL US”. Go figure.  So I decided it only made sense to just buy it when I saw it.

I also mailed out presents for my friends and family today which I hope they’ll enjoy. I just love sending mail! I really do. If anyone wants a new penpal let me know! Hahaha.

And more sports blog posts coming soon! I promise!

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I also bought these off ebay yesterday. I just couldn’t resist! They just screamed ME!

Aren’t they just adorable! Can’t wait to get them in the mail!

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Did you see me on TV?

I actually look okay in the episode. Phew. Thank god. I’ll put up some screenshots when I get them. And for those of you who don’t know what I am talking about, (Yes I am guilty of selfless self promotion), I am on tonight’s episode of Bizarre Foods America on the Travel channel. Go check it out if you haven’t already!

But otherwise, today’s been a long day but a good one for the most part. My headache and semi-cold are a little better too which makes things a little easier.

And since I don’t have pictures of me in the episode I’ll upload these pictures of Tony Parker in the Olympics that Mark found.

Priceless right?

Well back to what’s been happening lately. My family left on Friday but we ended up having a lot of fun with them. We ended up going to the North Shore like EVERY SINGLE DAY but all in all we all had a great time. Lots of good food and relaxation time, just what the doctor ordered.

And then yesterday it was Mark and I’s 1 month marriage anniversary! We only realized it after our hike but that’s okay. We went to Manoa Falls and it was such a fun little outing together. I really enjoyed it and we’re going to go hiking again next weekend.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures! A lot of people were hiking in flip flops and barefoot… There was so much mud and rain and slippery rocks that I don’t know how those people survived. My cowboy boots, on the other hand, took me there and back just fine, especially with the help of my hubby Mark being there for me when my shoes didn’t have any traction.

Yay! Fun times. We also ended up going to Costco and Walmart that day and making care packages for family. I love making care packages and sending mail! Who WOULDN’T want a bunch of goodies in the mail??

Look what they had at Costco though… WANT! Only is the cat is included…OMG Maybe this is the perfect Christmas present for Rolf! Who wouldn’t want to see cute pictures of Rolf in this little cat bed. Which reminds me…my mother sent me more pictures of my little babies so I’ll upload them soon!

Speaking of what I saw at Costco, look what else I saw at Walmart!

Vintage-y looking Cracker Jack boxes! I wanted a box but it only came in a set of 3 so I just took a picture instead. *shrug* Good enough for me.

Oh, not to mention we got Saimin for the first time. Noodles were so so but we had Sweet Potato Tempura and they used Okinawan Purple potatoes and they were delicious! Just like the ones you get at the country fair that just MELT IN YOUR FUCKIN MOUTH! UH! It was ORGASMIC!

I also got some delicious strawberries from Costco! Growing up I’d always eat them with sugar so that’s what I’m doing now. Yum!

I love our Sundays off together!

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