Saturday, August 28, 2010

Big (and I mean BIG) news!

So like the title says, I've got some big news, but I think I'll save the biggest for last. So first off, we made it to Hollywood. We saw a lot of lovely and gorgeous things along the way. I'm always amazed by God's creations (like Zion National Park). Thankfully we only encountered one problem, which is now just hilarious. NTP's car got a flat tire on the very last day only two hours away from L.A. We were stuck in the middle of the desert and the temperature coming off the pavement was a toasty 136 degrees while him and his dad put the spare on. We managed to get the car to the nearest town (Barstow, CA) and into Walmart. The auto people at Wally World informed us it would be about two hours before the car was done. So we wandered around for two hours and then went to check on it. They had JUST gotten it down off the lift when the power went out. Apparently a little rain in the desert is a big deal and shuts the whole town down. So they kicked us all out of the store and locked it up. With NTP's car in the garage. Then started sending workers home. To make a long story short we finally did get the car and made it to L.A. five hours after we planned on getting there. Frustrating then, funny now. But anyway, we're working on getting settled in and I'm trying not to hyperventilate every five minutes.

Next on the news agenda... I'm about to revamp the ol' blog. I'm continuing to write (and maybe SOMEday I'll actually finish), but I think it's time for a new theme. So since I uprooted from the South I love so dear and moved to Hollywood, I think I'm going to share my adventures in figuring out how to be an adult, finding a job, and bringing a little of the South to this town.

And now for the biggest news. Drumroll please... MY BEST FRIEND IS ENGAGED!!!!! I'll let her tell ya'll all the adorable details on her blog Have Your Cake and Eat It Too. I'm so so so incredibly happy for her. She's marrying a wonderful man that takes very good care of her and I'm so excited to see what the future brings them. I'm also very sad that I can't be there to share in this with her. Lord knows I love throwing parties. But I'll find a way to help and share in as much as possible with her. She's the greatest friend a girl could have and I love her very much. Ok, I promise I'm done with the sappiness now.

Stay tuned for the Hollywood adventure!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hawaii Recap!

Aloha! We got back from Hawaii yesterday after a very, very long flight and a little incident of missing luggage. However, I have now had plenty of sleep, sweet tea, catfish, and cheese-grits (and a lazy ride down Turkey Creek) so I'm doing good, except for the terror of driving across the country (starting tomorrow). But I'm not going to get into that right now. How about some beautiful pics of Hawaii instead!?

We started the vacation with mai tais and strawberry daiquiris and boyyyy were they tasty!

The sunset the first night in Waikiki :)

This is a waterfall on the North Shore that we hiked to and went swimming under. The water was soooo cold but it was so worth freezing for!

This is at Kaolua Ranch where they filmed tons of movies, including Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Godzilla, and LOST!!! Look familiar?? :)

And for all you LOST fans, this is Hurley's golf course! :) (Can you tell I love LOST?)

Ok I won't bore yall with any more pictures. Tomorrow I embark on the long road to Cali and I will try to document the adventure as best I can to share with ya'll.

Time to bring some twang to Hollywood!

Love, hugs, and embracing my adventurous side...