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Floating in the harbor, being an octofish [Aug. 5th, 2005|04:34 pm]
susan smitten
Three things I never knew about snorkeling:
*It's easy to breathe.
*You can see really well.
*If you hold hands with somebody, you'll feel like Superman and Lois Lane over an underwater Metropolis.

ただいま, we're back from our Hawaiian wedding and island paradise party! They say Hawaii is the #1 place people go on holiday and then start trying to figure out how to get a job there. It was definitely more than I imagined - not your ordinary beach resort. Big Island is a special place, and being there with my family, Don's family, and most of our favorite people (we missed some of you) made it more magical.

First a welcoming party for all our guests. The next day there was the wedding; that was pretty cool. A wet and crowded luau - too funny. The rest of the week was open for us (six friends) to look for hidden beaches and swim around looking at the ocean floor. I had thought snorkeling was a sport for strong swimmers, but it turns out floating is easy and you don't have to waste any energy, so you can go a decent distance from the shore. You can also dive a meter or five if you need a closer look, and resume breathing when you surface. I'd do it everyday if I could. (...or can I?)

The six of us (Don and me, Beth and Clay, Jeremy H. and Josh Fox) shared a villa in Waikoloa and slept as little as possible. We explored the island and hiked up the active volcano to watch the oozing lava run into the sea. The rest of our party made Hawaiian friends and did some camping (Don and I didn't do any camping, as the night we planned was canceled by some food poisoning on my side, but after a week in California sharing a twin bed we were happy enough to sleep in our big honeymoon suite bed) and I just heard from Beth that Clay swam with dolphins in the big, open ocean. We also got in some good evenings with my brother and his friend Marti, a lunch with my folks, and an encounter in a steakhouse with Don's folks. Everybody got Hawaii fever; in fact, I just decided only to wear Hawaiian shirts from now on. Aloha!

I'm sure I'll have more to say (and pictures!) in the next few days - stay tuned. I got my roster, by the way, and I'll be in Osaka on the 25th and New York on the 31st. If you're there, are you free?
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[User Picture]From: veranationgirl
2005-08-05 08:30 am (UTC)
damnit!!! I so requested off for that week :(. I hate work!!! But I am glad that you had a wonderful wedding ;-]!!! Give me your address (again lol) and i'll mail you two your gifts.


If your ever in South Carolina; Atlanta; L.A.; or the Denver area...let me know!!!

love ya!!

Abs
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[User Picture]From: givethesignal
2005-08-05 08:53 am (UTC)
That sounds fantastic! Glad your wedding was as fantabulous as it could get <3 おめでとう!!
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From: kailorien
2005-08-05 09:16 am (UTC)
Congrats Again! Sounds like you had a hellofa good time (apart from the food posioning of course!) good to see you back :)
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From: shmaitlyn
2005-08-05 01:13 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Sounds like an amazing time. I'm really happy for you and Don.
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[User Picture]From: mymichelle
2005-08-05 01:18 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I can't wait for the pictures!
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From: yukosugar
2005-08-05 01:27 pm (UTC)
Image hosted by Photobucket.comSounds great about Hawaiian wedding!! :)(Actually we're also planning to have the wedding there too!)Image hosted by Photobucket.com
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[User Picture]From: starkodama
2005-08-05 02:19 pm (UTC)
That's so awesome!!!! :OOO
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[User Picture]From: piyokun
2005-08-05 03:08 pm (UTC)

Congrats!

Congratulations! Say hi to Don for me. Cliff "piyo" - Reading you from Bloglines and Kobe, Japan.
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[User Picture]From: po0rnima
2005-08-05 03:24 pm (UTC)
congrats!
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[User Picture]From: obsessical
2005-08-05 04:25 pm (UTC)
i'm glad you had a great time :)
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[User Picture]From: capnlevon
2005-08-05 05:42 pm (UTC)

monaliki hai wahani

hey, congrats! again! so glad you guys had a great time, it sounds fabulous. always wanted to go to hawaii. come back to germany! we miss you!

that subject sounds pretty hawaiian, huh? means absolutely nothing, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: razormaid
2005-08-05 07:12 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you had a fabulous time. I can't wait for pictures!
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[User Picture]From: plumb76
2005-08-05 09:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, a BIG congratulations to you and your new hubby!!!! I must have started reading your journal after you guys had gotten engaged... i was wondering when you two were gonna get hitched!! good luck in your life together!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-08-06 02:36 am (UTC)

WELCOME BACK!

Hey Susan!!! It's Justin. WELCOME BACK!!! I thought you didn't wanna blog anymore cuz you haven't updated in a very long time. :( Well it's very nice to hear from you again!! HAPPY FLYING! :)
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[User Picture]From: pajamasaurus
2005-08-07 02:19 am (UTC)

Aloha! Mahalo! Aloha! Mahalo!

Congratulations again, most beautiful people! I'm still trying to shake a nasty bout of Hawaiian fever. What was it you prescribed? A trip to Dubai? OK! (Do you know if there's a low-cost generic?)
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[User Picture]From: readherring
2005-08-07 06:37 pm (UTC)
Hau'oli male'ana haole!! Congrats on your Hawaiian wedding!
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[User Picture]From: capnlevon
2005-08-07 08:17 pm (UTC)

Don rules

Hey don, it's Erik. Haven't talked to you in so long. I just wanted you to know that you rock and you are awesome. Drop me a line sometime.
peace and love
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[User Picture]From: antivert
2005-08-14 09:39 am (UTC)

Re: Don rules

Hey! It's Erik! Sup man! I don't know if you saw that I tried to get to the songs on your myspace thing but I couldn't find the music! I'd like to hear it. :)

Well, back to working on some stuff for some clients, I should be more free later this month once I start getting some stuff done! Talk to you soon!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-08-14 06:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Don rules

Hey man. You can get to my music by making a myspace account, and doing a music search for Be Like Water. or something in the psychedelic genre/jam band genre. once you get to my page, the music should just play by itself. i just finished the drum track to a new song, and will be working on the guitars and bass in the next few weeks. it will take a long time b/c it's a 9 minute song that is mostly just jamming and improv. well, glad to hear from you. peace and love.
Erik
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