Best Mom!!

My friend Ally, mom extraordinaire, is entered in a mother's day contest. Please take a second to vote for her...Those of you that know her know what a good mom she is. Those of you that don't, trust me, please vote for her.
Hello All,
I have been entered into a Mother's Day contest and I really want to win! But I need votes. Each person can vote once a day, so please do!

Here's what to do:
Go to www.movin1075.com
Click on the "Mom's Day Give Away"
Read my entry (I'm 6th down - Mom Story: Regurgitated Food)
ANd then vote at the bottom of the page (Preferably for me!)
Like I said, Voting can happen once a day.

Thanks so much,


Maui Trip

Maui was awesome. Enjoy.

Starting things off right - Bloody Marys in LAX at 9am.

Our first beach venture, 2 hours after we arrived. This is Baldwin beach in upcountry Maui.

Our cute little appartment in Haiku

Night out at Charlie's in Paia - Avoided a cover at a reggae show

Kapalua bay on the West side of Maui, near where Rachel lives in Lahaina

Dinner at Rachel's workplace, Lelani's in Lahaina

Sunset Booze Cruise...whales, sunset, pupus, and all you can drink coctails...

Toe Rings

Hiking/Camping on Haleakela, the volcano

Bamboo forest on the Hana Highway

Turtle Town


They found me.

Checking my email this morning was mostly uneventful...one from Liz about meals for the cabin, some REI specials, a blog comment, and a whole slew of myspace comments and invitations.

Then I read one of them more carefully.

A former student has invited me to be her myspace friend.


Thoughts passing through my head:
1. This child is in 5th grade and on Myspace?
2. Thankfully, my profile is private and can't be read unless she is my friend
3. Thankfully I changed my profile picture from the one where I was drunkenly swaggering while holding a PBR can (see my blogger profile)

Goodbye, Internet anonymity. Hello, heightened security in what is already a pretty private life.


Happy New Year!

A lot of these pictures are Keta's, but I had a hell of a time finding one that she was actually in. Here's one.

Michelle, Joe, & Scott, our fabulous host.

My friends like hats.

Hellooo, boys.

I wish I could be as cool as Chris Moore.

Is Tim groping Sami or holding her up? Inquiring minds would like to know.

Cute one of Val and me.

Karaoke was in full effect.

Look at all the red cups.

Brenden's fancy lipgloss, courtesy of Val.