11.22.2008

Hawaii | Day One

Have you ever seen the movie Just My Luck? The one about a girl who always has absolutely everything go her way and the guy who if something could go wrong it does to him?

When I lived in Provo, Adam and I would joke that he was like the girl and I was like the guy. Everything good came to him and all minor and major mishaps came to me.

My roommate, Amy had an epiphany about this one day. She decided that all the lucky people in the world, like Adam, had soooo much luck because they were luck-suckers. They just sucked it right out of everyone else {like me}.

Well, with that in mind ... I will document my oh-so-fabulous trip to Hawaii!

It was pouring rain the day before I left for Hawaii. So much, that I figured I should get new windshield wipers for the drive to the airport ... Windshield wipers. How complicated can they be?
Evidently, very. It took myself, one roommate, and two people of the masculine gender {one of which was employed by the Checkers}, and a partridge in a pear tree to replace them. But with such a team, you'd think I would have no problems. You'd think.

Now, I am no windshield wiper engineer ... But, when this began to happen on I-15, I strongly felt something was wrong with the windshield wipers ...


I honestly couldn't be bothered with pulling off the freeway to attempt to fix it ... So, I didn't. I just hoped it wouldn't fall off. If anything, I am sure it was an entertaining sight for other drivers on the freeway to see. And while in all honesty, it didn't really affect the trip one way or another, it of course was only natural that my brand spankin' new wipers fall apart. I affectionately call this: Mishap #1.

Another story of note: on the flight to Portland I was sitting to this cute gal in her early 20's, clearly a college student. I began chatting to her {because as a Mormon, that is what you are supposed to do on airplanes} and found out that she was from Salt Lake and just heading to Portland to see some friends. She then asked me, "Are you from Oregon?" I told her I wasn't. She said, "Good, because you have so much pink with you that I wondered if they dressed differently there and I didn't bring anything pink!"

In my defense the only pink items I had with me were: my pink cell phone, my pink iPod, my pink carry on, and a pink hoodie. Oh, and a pink undershirt. And a pillow case with multiple colors in it, but including pink. Hmph.

Now, on the six hour flight ... What did I do? I am not sure! But I didn't do a darn thing anyone you suggested! No pun intended when I say those six hours flew by!

I arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii to be greeted not only by my luggage {Yay! Being a non-luck-sucker, I was worried!} but by Erika Annemarie Johnsen!

As we headed back to her home in Laie, we drove along the Kamehameha Highway which follows the shoreline. Oh, my word. So beautiful! At this point I would like to insert a photo.


Yes, you literally drive right along the shoreline and see uber-cool things like this random island, Chinaman's Hat. Which, at this point I'd like to add that Erika plans to swim to it one day, climb to the top and be King of the Island.

On the way home we stopped at the most perfect Hawaiian-shack place for dinner ...


Bad picture from my phone, but it kind of gives you an idea. We got to eat outside on this little patio/walk-way surrounded by all the Hawaiian goodness of greenery you could imagine. Inside all the workers were sitting around a table chatting away while they made one guy do everything else.

Afterwards we made our way back to Erika's and she prepared me for breakfast the next morning by watching Fifty First Dates. How did that prepare me you say? ...

5 comments:

Adam R. said...

I love Mindy and I love Amy. I tell people about "Just my Luck" all the time.

Krystal said...

I have wanted to try banana pancakes ever since Jack Johnson sang about them... yum...

Mike Lundberg said...

I always get stuck next to old men on airplanes. I would love to be next to a early-20s college girl.

Adam R. said...

Mindy, yesterday in Church, I mentioned the movie "Just My Luck" and how my friends would call me that.

Bradley J said...

Mindy! I just noticed that you found my blog! Thanks for leaving a note. I am not great at doing it, but try to get a post every couple of months. I hope everything is great for you! Take care.

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