15 February 2009

“Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went” *

Back on the mainland. I ended up liking Hawaii...it kind of grew on me, like the mold that would certainly grow on my sloth like body if I lived there for an extended period of time.

I just crapped out a particularly horrific paper on the NARA for my class. It is good to see that I am holding on to the whole procrastinate until the last minute paper writing technique I perfected in my undergrad years. Hopefully I will get an email from my professor telling me what she wants so i can make some changes before class. As it stands now...pretty sad.

I missed Darwin Days while on the island. February 12th is the birthday of Charles Darwin and since this would have been his 200th birthday it was kind of a big deal. Not here of course, since we are a country of believers and Darwin is persona non grata but in the UK it was a big deal. Enjoy some Richard Dawkins if you swing that way.

Not much else to share. The Happpy Cynic asked if I had more photos of Hawaii...sadly, only things like this



and this

video

Pretty sad eh? I didnt step foot on a beach or visit any shops or restaurants. Oh wait, a nice coffee shop very early the morning that I left and that is about it. Well, what can you do eh?

Hope your new week treats you all well.

~birdy

* John Updike

3 comments:

The Happy Cynic said...

You've captured the true spirit of the island. Good work.

(And nice tribute to Mr. Updike)

But did you at least get to Leonard's for a malasada?

Bird said...

I did not. In fact, i didnt eat out a single night I was in Hawaii. I did have an excellent lunch (though heavy on the poi) the first day I was in town. Other than that I was cooped up at the rental house working and eating whatever i purchased from the foodland. Fresh pineapple was good....and did i mention the coffee and bagels?

So sad i know.

Hercules Rockefeller said...

Shaddap, Updike!