Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Pumpkins

My family has this tradition that for Halloween rather than carving pumpkins we make vegetable pumpkins! It's different, kinda wacky, but definitely less messy! This was the first year Cameron has made a vegetable pumpkin but I felt he did a wonderful job.

Cameron's is on the left and mine is on the right!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Last night Cameron and I went to see Thriller! It was so much fun! I was even lucky enough to see Matt Dorame from So You Think You Can Dance so, that was pretty cool! The dances were all really good and it made me miss dancing but, it was still loads of fun!!!

Also, Hafoka sent Cameron this photo from the mission... I have the wackiest husband!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My 50 things

I am following in the footsteps of my cousin here. His list was 100 things, but im younger so ill see if i can fill 50.

1. I am a realist.
2. Cassidy is an optimist, which I think makes us the perfect compliment to each other.
3. When I was in elementary school, without provocation, I got beat up by a special ed kid. In my defense, it was a blind attack, but it still hurt my street cred.
4. I cry every time I hear Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb". I can't help it.
5. I love Shasta creme soda.
6. We were so poor growing up that we would steal toys from our Mexican neighbors, until they put a cactus by the hole in the fence to keep us out.
7. If I were a girl my name would have been Kamela.
8. I love being a male.
9. The driving age should be raised to 18.
10. After you're 65, you should have to retest every year to keep your license.
11. I drink tons of water, I always have a big nalgene bottle with me.
12. I learned recently that excessive thirst may indicate diabetes, more on this as the story develops
13. I'm part Samoan, though I try to not bring it up because it always leads to, "no way, but you're so white".
14. Because of my grandparents, I didn't like Tongans. Until my mission where I served with a lot of Tongans. Now I like them more than Samoans!
15. On the last day of high school, I recited the lyrics to "If you don't know me by now" over the PA system.
16. I love america's funniest home videos
17. When I was in 2nd grade, I won the San Francisco fleet week poetry contest. I got $200.
18. I still write poems sometimes but only for my wife
19. My parents left the Bay because they thought me and my brothers were going to join gangs. I never told them the bloods were hecka recruiting me in '93 haha
20. Elvis is overrated
21. My theme song throughout high school was "Enjoy the Silence" by depeche mode.
22. My motto throughout high school and to this day is "who cares what people think, screw em'"
23. Tipping is the worst idea ever. It's ok if you earn it but it shouldn't be expected
24. I have basically the same wardrobe that i had since I was 15.
25. My official stance on politics is, "Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss".
26. Life was better before cell phones.
27. I love babies, I was the kid in the ward everyone had babysit for them.
28. I feel like I was born in the wrong country and 60 years too late.
29. I haven't puked since I was 7.
30. If the wind and the waves are right, I could live on a beach forever.
31. People think because I'm tall I play basketball. But I play soccer, and basketball is my least favorite sport.
32. I'd rather ride a bike or walk than go by car.
33. Once in Nicaragua, I saw an old man riding a schwinn around town, sweating and exhausted, but happy. I remember thinking "this guy should be in a cadillac". I decided then that I needed to rethink what it meant to be happy and successful.
34. There are no moral dilemmas
35. I love 80's movies
36. I don't like money, earning or spending it.
37. I own multiple Michael Bolton and Neil Diamond shirts. Cassidy hates them
38. For senior prom, my friend TJ and I singlehandedly got the whole school to vote for Peter Gabriel's "in your eyes" for the last song.
39. I'm afraid of the dark
40. I've never owned a good pair of jeans.
41. I'm 95% sure that I will die in a drowning accident.
42. When I was in boy scouts I thought that all boy scouts were LDS. It led to some awkward conversations
43. During the mission i'd take notes everyday of new words I didn't know or random thoughts. I still do it to this day
44. I think reality tv needs to die a horrible death
45. I don't know any of my family member's birthdays, just Braeden, june 19th.
46. Once at a party, somebody was DJing with their ipod and I put mmmbop on repeat. It was an hour before anyone even noticed.
47. Professional athletes should have a salary cap of $15 dollars an hour. No pay for time-outs.
48. I eat lots of weird foods, due to my Samoan-ness. Cassidy tries to pretend she doesn't mind.
49. When hiking in Havasu Pi, an Indian confronted me alone in the woods. He was convinced I was Andrew McCarthy and wanted my autograph. And that was the closest i've ever been to being raped.
50. I could live in shorts and jandals. The first 13 years straight of my life were in jandals

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So, since gas is so expensive Cameron and I have decided to ride our bikes anywhere and everywhere that we can. About a week ago I was riding my bike to my class and I had to cross a parking lot exit. There was a car waiting to turn right. A truck was coming so the car had to wait to turn. I assumed that the car saw me so I started to cross the street when all at once the car started to pull forward and next thing I know, BAM! the car's front bumper hit my leg and luckily I managed to use my crazy skills to stand up so the bike fell and I was just standing in the middle of the road shocked that I had just gotten hit. The man driving the car kept asking, "Are you ok? Are you ok?" I said yes and quickly got out of the road. Long story short I was 20 minutes late to my class because I had to walk and the back tire of my bike is now bent. Don't worry I'm ok I just thought it was a funny story.

Friday, October 10, 2008

OK so we are determined to figure this whole blog thing out!! HAHA

We felt like we should post some pictures and fun from our honeymoon. Since I have the greatest parents, we were able to go to this freakin sweet resort in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. We had kind of a crazy experience and we were a little nervous when we saw the billboards advertising the resort. They said things like, "I want to make her blush." and "It's time to heat things up." When we finally pulled up this is what we saw...

Good times! HAHA so yes, this resort was somewhat of a "Sex Village" but, it turned out to be way nice and we had a ton of fun!! We were able to go hot tubbing, canoeing, swimming, play pool and lots of other things! It was great!!