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

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.


* John Updike


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!