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Do you know the feeling?

photo cabineDo you know the feeling when as you’re driving you round a corner, pass a building or crest an overpass and all of the sudden the sun is blinding you. And for a few seconds you can no longer see the road ahead of you. My heart sinks every time and for a split second—even when I am all too familiar with the road I am traveling—I question if I am going to drive into a ditch or cross the lane into oncoming traffic. Have you ever had that feeling?

I just had that feeling this morning. I was coming home from getting coffee after pulling an all-nighter trying to fix my computer. Being a graphic designer, my computer is practically my life. It’s my income, it’s my muse, it’s my baby. Well, two days ago my baby decided to have a fatal error and refuse to run my operating system. boo! I had that same sinking feeling when I realized it was something more than a mere glitch. But I refused to be intimidated by the temper tantrum. This time it wasn’t going to be a total freak out moment. For one, I had partitioned my hard drive into to 4 different disks, and after starting up from the OS install disk and running disk utility, I found only one partition was damaged. More importantly, at the time, I did have all my data backed up on my terabyte external… or so I thought. It seems through an innocent mistake, after backing up the damaged disk, I managed to reformat my external thinking it was my startup. I know.. I know… a total amateur move. I promise, I really do know what I’m doing.

Long story short, I was able to recover most everything—thank you DiskWarrior. It took me a complete day and night to straighten everything out and get this contraption running smoothly again. It won’t ever be exactly the same as it was, but I can now breath a sigh of relief, at least. And as I am constantly learning, change is one part of life you cannot change.

I’ve taken a bunch of pictures over the last two days, though. I have a butterfly report—with some gorgeous closeups of the two butterflies that hatched in my studio—and a crochet reef update (I’m making pretty good progress on that project too). I took pictures of our BLT lunch and I have some recent found images that inspired me through my debacle. BUT! Posting them will have to wait until tomorrow. Because right now… I am going to go to sleep. I want to hit up my knitting group tonight, to work on the crochet reef, so I’d better get at least a few hours in—minimize the mistakes in my stitches. ;)

Hope this photo strip makes you smile… it’s my delirious-sleep-deprived-self trying to show you some of the faces I wore over the last two days. The second face lasted by far the longest and the last face is me right now—headed off to bed!


Bum Eyes
December 16, 2006, 1:05 pm
Filed under: Lost

I just have to say that eye infections suck… and if that is only stating the obvious, well then i said it. I’ll save you the details, I just had to get that out.

College Ball : UH vs. Oregon St.
December 9, 2006, 10:29 pm
Filed under: Lost


So I tailgated for the first time this past Sunday, woo-hoo! University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Oregon State’s Beavers. A friend of ours, Jason, grabbed up some tickets for their last game of the season. A madhouse. A sold out crowd converging upon Aloha Stadium, all at once vying for their very own $5 plot of parkingland. The game was a good one though, lasting up until the very last second, and although the Warriors were defeated in the end they did grind on the Beavers…

With a looming storm all day…


the three of us grilled some brats, burgers and beers. Believe it or not it barely rained a drop, a total tease. We even bought some UH plastic ponchos from the “Rain-boutique” (cute). It was pretty breezy, and I thought mine kept me kinda warm, but the boys finally gave up on having to decide when to put them on and take them off.

Hawaii rocks forsure… They gave the first however many fans Ti leaves to cheer with. They were quite possibly the coolest thing ever. After shaking them around for a few the ends began to fray making these groovy organic pom-poms. We still have ours in a vase with water, ha haa… they look more like corn stalks now

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