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Hookena Beach, Big Island, Hawaii [Oct. 1st, 2005|10:48 pm]
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I'm sick. I'm meant to fly to New York tomorrow, but I may have to call in. =(

A few days ago I did a 50-hour layover in the Phillipines - nice! - and before that I laid over in Rome. Wow, Rome is pretty. My colleagues and I drank Sicilian Nero D'Avolo by the astoundingly pretty Trevi fountain and strolled around looking at these famous ruins of all kinds. Then we had pizza and were serenaded by two pre-teen boys playing accordians!! They were so funny, I kind of wish I'd kidnapped them.

Between those trips, Don and I gave Fujairah another try. Turns out it's a wonderful place for snorkeling. Lots of big turtles, weird crustaceans, millions of colorful fishies and coral and anemones... and the sea is totally calm and clear. Did I say the UAE wasn't paradise? Well, scratch that. I'm in love.

Speaking of paradise and snorkels and stuff, here are some pictures from Hookena Beach in Hawaii - the quiet, sandy spot where Don and I tried snorkeling for the first time, and where Jeremy, Josh, Beth, and Clay went camping during part of their stay.


Josh and Jeremy are cooler than most people.


Pictures of Susan talking... yeah, those always turn out well.


This little lizard loved crawling all over Beth.


The little gecko "skink of some sort" (thanks, Shane!) leapt from person to person. Seen here on Josh's shoulder.


More of the local wildlife, which also included cats and mongeese.


With Canadians: Clay & Beth, Don, Matt & Kae, Jeremy, and Josh.

Also speaking of Hawaii, have you been watching LOST? I'd love to get to Oahu where it's being filmed. This series is getting more and more fun (though I sense terror is around the corner).
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[User Picture]From: scottks
2005-10-01 02:21 pm (UTC)
I love LOST. Plane crash, pretty girl(s), closet survivalist, weird underground guy, pirates, beautiful scenery, and the OTHERS. Can't get any better . . .
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[User Picture]From: s1m0n
2005-10-01 03:46 pm (UTC)
Brad and I watched this season's two shows last night so we're caught up
(not that we'll ever actually be able to watch it when it's on tv).
That show creeps me out... and yet I can't get enough of it.
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2005-10-01 06:13 pm (UTC)
No matter how pretty a lizard is, it's not going anywhere near my eye! *shudder*
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-07 08:06 pm (UTC)

Cute Lizard

The lizard on Beth's face looks to be a skink of some sort :)

BTW this is Natas (Shane) and I never see you on IM anymore so email me! natas@spamcop.net
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[User Picture]From: antivert
2005-10-07 08:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Cute Lizard

Sup Shane! Long time no see :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-07 08:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Cute Lizard

Hey man! Shoot me a email with your IM information if your on right now...we should chat.

Or go to my site and PM me (natas) at http://www.bsdgangster.org
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[User Picture]From: krissychicks
2005-10-07 11:13 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm new to your friends list and I'm absolutely fascinated that your a flight attendant. Is there anytimes where you really get scared to be in the air?
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2005-10-30 12:33 am (UTC)

Skink

I thought skinks were more snake-like, but I don't REALLY know. I'm not a zoologist of any sort.

We had a lizzard colored like a baby copperhead, in our house at one point.... and some baby copperheads in the back yard. Interesting coincidence. *rubs chin*
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