What Melts In Your Mouth And Tastes Like A Sun Tanning Hottie?

So Hawaii just keeps on giving.  When I started unpacking my bags yesterday I discovered the M&Ms I had purchased on the last day that Rick and I were wandering around Waikiki.  Now these aren’t regular M&Ms, and that is what makes them blog-worthy.  They are Coconut M&M’s, as demonstrated in the following mirror image…

Somewhere, Out There, A Fat Lady Is Singing. Damn.

And with that, Dan & Rick’s Excellent Hawaiian Adventure has come to a close.  I just left1 Rick in San Francisco so that I might board my flight to Toronto.  His flight to Calgary was leaving 18 minutes after mine.  Truth be told, I miss him already.  To say that the trip wouldn’t have been…

Nothing Says Adventure Like Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany: the scientific study of traditional knowledge and customs of a people concerning plants and their medical, religious, and other uses. Ya, I didn’t know what it was either. Thursday Rick and I continued our Hawaiian adventure by hiking to Manoa Falls, and the nearby Lyon Arboretum.  We were both hoping for a challenging hike,…

Adrenaline Smells Like Awesome

This morning started in the same way that most of our mornings have begun.  We woke up with the sunrise, made coffee, showered, and readied ourselves for the day.  But today was different.  It could be because this was our second last day in Hawaii (we leave late tomorrow night).  It could be that we…

Ah Lamentably No – My Gastronomic Rapacity Knows No Satiety

A special thank you to Homer J. Simpson for the title to this post. While Rick and I have spent much of our time enjoying the land that is Hawaii, we have not in fact spent much time sampling its culinary wares.  We corrected that this evening in a style that could only be described…

Mmmm, Hot Koko

Our Hawaiian adventure continues. Monday Rick and I travelled to Hanauma Bay to go snorkelling. Hanauma Bay is an ecological preserve. I can understand why. The coral and fish that live in these waters are incredible. Fishing is prohibited at all times. Sea turtles, an endangered species, are often found in the bay. Rick spotted…

Want To See Something Gross?

You may recall that I recently damaged my beautiful, beautiful face when I inadvertently, accidentally, and without the assistance of booze or drugs, fell on it. It was, by all accounts, an introduction between face and floor that was a long time coming. As promised in a previous post, I am uploading several videos of…

My Not-So-Bucket-List List

Well over a year ago (August 15th, 2009 to be exact) I decided that I would pilfer an idea from one Dr. Beth.  That idea being the creation of a list of things that I wanted to complete.  The concept of making a list certainly spoke to me; especially to that part of me that…

My Hawaiian Adventure With Rick – The List

So several months ago (probably September or October of 2010), Rick and I decided that we needed a vacation.  After several emails back and forth, we eventually decided on a trip to Hawaii.  Initially, a third body was to join us, but sadly they weren’t able to make it.  Undeterred, Rick and I set to…

Yoga – A Contact Sport Between My Face And The Floor

Last Friday I ventured off to the Big Island of Hawaii.  The intention: hike, swim, tan, hike some more, see some lava fields, climb a mountain or two, play on cliffs, and get as many awesome photos as possible.  While all of those things have occurred to varying degrees, this particular post relates to my…

My First Post (a.k.a. Worst Blog Title Ever)

So this is going to be my first official blog posting.  Why did I decide to write a blog?  Mainly it’s a way for me to keep track of the ridiculousness that is my life, but also to keep in touch with people who I don’t get to see on a regular basis, who might…