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Now that 2009 is here I want to take some time to reflect on 2008. I always knew 2008 was going to be a good year. I remember looking forward to it because it was 08 and 8 is just a good fucking number. It was only a year ago Ray and I were living the good o life in the rainbow state, Honolulu Hawaii.

It was almost a year ago that I started my first post on this blog, January 9th 2008. Since then I’ve written 121 post. I don’t really know who’s all reading it, but it sure has made my hand written journaling take back seat.

I cut my hair super short for the first time ever. It was kinda cute wasn’t it?

Ray got a new iPhone.

Ray and I ran in The Annual Great Aloha Run, just a little over 8 miles, and we all know eight is a good number to start with.

We voted for our first time for the Democratic Party. But just for the record, once Hillary was out of the election Ray and I voted again for our first time for President for Obama of course.

Ray bought me my first brand new computer. Mac 4 life baby!

MyBabyOurBaby Launched.

We finally found the dock where Lost, our favorite television series, was filmed at. We searched the island for it forever.

We went camping at Melekahana, our first time camping in Hawaii and Ray’s first time ever. He’s not a fan.

Rocked out at the Kokua Festival, a festival Jack Johnson puts on every year in Hawaii.

CheapPlacesToEatInOahuHawaii.com, my blog had become a major hit and one of Hawaii’s most popular food blog websites.

I called some lady a cunt on my last day of work, because she was.

We got to swim with dolphins.

We moved back to the main land, California first.

Ray got to meet some of my extended family.

Tried wake boarding for the first time.

Got to ride dirk bikes again.

Moved to Austin

Where we met the Semmlers, Shane’s older brother and his family and now mine.

Kidnapped Kuya Ben’s dogs.

Found the Agave Homes and fell in love.

Ray introduced me to Marcos. He works for NASA.

Went to our first roller derby.

Spent Bachelorette week in Florida with my best bud Jack Mother Fucking Dogg with a double G.

Got married, 080808.

Got my first tattoo with my old crew from V-Town.

Traveled to New York, but just for a couple of months.

I stopped eating meat.

Met Guav Mom and the Roses and I have to tell you I’m a fan. Hope we get to see them again soon.

I got to freelanced at Jimmy Z’s, thanks to Bea.

We got to be extras in Friday Night Lights.

I almost died from pneumonia.

I met the Semmler’s, the rest of Shane’s family, and now mine as well and went to my first professional basketball game. Go Mavericks!

As you can see I love recording my life and 2008 was a year worth recording. There was a lot of cherry popping going on and I got to meet a lot of people that will be in my life for the long haul. We also moved around a lot, Hawaii, California, Austin, New York, Dallas. Things are just never boring with us. I’m looking forward to a healthy, happy and prosperous year for 2009. I know great things are to come.

I miss my family.

Alright just so ya’ll know, I’m not in New York anymore. Ray and I left just in time to fly to California for Thanksgiving. I’ve just been so busy that blogging had to take back seat. Anyhow, here’s a quick recap of my crazy life in New York from where I left off.

A lot of random events took place when we got back from Syracuse. Luke, from Poland came to visit for about a week. Cloe dropped in from Brooklyn one night and we all had game night.

Jenga, Jenga, Jenga . . .

Chinese checkers is boring.

I got to work at Jimmy Z’s as a free lancer.

I got this fortune on my first day of work. Crazy.

Kola was fucking adorable in his superman costume.

Cloe was a sickle cell, I was a slutty rag doll and Bea was a naughty nurse for Halloween.

The boys were stealth ninjas.

With some of Bea’s friends from work.

It was a fun Halloween.

Ray and I went to Wall Street.

I got to touch the balls of a bull and absolutely loved every second of it.

Ray needs to learn how to do this. That’s the money pose.

We had lunch at the pier.

Got to see more of New York.

The next day Ray and I went to Bryant Park. They put up an ice skating ring there.

Went to F.A.O. Schwarz.

Went to Serendipity and had some dessert. Serendipity is one of the first movies that Ray and I watched when we were first dating.

Chris flew in.

And he brought Chip. Awesome.

Pigs.

Watched Obama become President. Fuck Yeah!

Damn I have a sexy husband

Went to a billiards with Spencer, Aaron and Vicki and then went out for pizza and garlic bread afterwards.

It’s the weekend and now it’s time to spend our money frivolously on things we don’t need. First we headed to the mall in Jersey. Bea and Guav have been in the market for a new bed for quite some time now so when passed by a bed store we had no choice but to stop and check things out.

Um . . . yes I did say Guav and Bea, not Guav and Ray.

Dun da da dunnn . . . Fuck Yeah, we’re GAY!

The next day we decided to make our way to the city.

Grab your shades everyone and lets get going.

On our way to the Light Rail Bea kicks Guav’s ass.

Right on Bea.

Waiting to get on the subway.

I have no idea of what Ray is doing. None whatsoever.

For brunch Bea and Guav took us to a yummy vegan dim sum restaurant.

It was delrishious.

After lunch we just roamed the streets like fearless rebels without a cause.

Ray was on a mission to find this painting by Banksy, some graffiti artist he really likes so he could take a photo with his camera.

I took this photo on the way to the airport when we dropped Ben off at the airport. Pretty bad ass.

He wasn’t able to find it but to his delight he did stumble upon the other one of the two.

Right on!

Chill.

Guav is waiting outside.

Love is in the air.

Bea – “Guav I really like this couch.”

I like it too.

It’s so comfy.

Guav – “Bea is buying a lot of stuff.

I don’t know if this constitutes as a hat, it’s more like a scarf for my head.

On our way back home.

Now that Jackie’s gone we could start having some real fun. See, Bea’s having lots of fun here.

We scurried back to the city because this was suppose to be Ben’s last day so we wanted to make the most of it.

I think Bea’s talking to Guav. He’s been working late.

Um, Kuya Ben, I’m kinda busy.

Hey he’s Philippino

Close up

New York is pretty.

Checking out Rockefeller Park.

Close up.

Subway Gangstas.

Grabbing dinner at cute restaurant called Republic.

I won’t hesitate to bust a cap in yo ass.

Bea’s bad ass. This is actually Ray’s new wallet that Bea design, but Bea’s still bad ass.

Checking things out.

Catching a flick in Time Square where Guav will be meeting us.

Tasty treats and I didn’t even have to sneak em in.

Hey the whole family is here now, it’s a gorgeous day and the weekend just started so ready or not New York here we come.

At the start of our commute, waiting for the Light Rail.

The Light Rail took us to Hoboken where we stayed a bit to strike a pose.

While others took the time to relax.

Jackie just makes me happy.

Siblings, I love that they love each other.

Bad Boys . . .

Lip gloss rocks!

The Path took us straight to Ground Zero. You can check it out through a mesh screen.

Escalator fun. Wake up Ben.

I was trying to get everyone to pose like they were in a boy band.

As soon as Ben saw the first food vendor on the street he went straight for it.

He’s in the zone.

Jackie int the Big Apple.

Steps have great potential for a photo shoots.

It’s music band cover time.

Boys waiting for the girls to finish shopping, and waiting and waiting and waiting . . .

Look, Guav’s pooping out a pole.

We ran into a art show in an open building. I absolutely love this one. Ray make me a duplicate now.

I love this one too because I have hard nipples for Barack Obama.

I believe this piece was found walking the streets but I love it just as much.

Ray loves burgers.

It’s like looking through window blinds.

Jackie is pretty.

This is where Bea got her tatts.

We make a great team, and we’re cute too. It is about the time Bea and Guav ditched us for a wedding.

Close up photo time. Me.

Jack Mother Fucking Dogg with a double G.

Kuya Ben. Kuya is Filipino means stinky big brother.

He’s even adorable when he doesn’t smile.

After sushi we went across the street to a cute little bar where they were having a two for one special.

We stayed a bit.

And had some drinks.

Usually when Ben disappears it’s because he’s on the phone with Mabel.

After drinks the three of them shared an ice-cream cone. I wanted some but I’ve been going strong with not consuming any dairy and I’m not going have a little delicious ice-cream fuck it up for me.

Ray found a sad bike on the way to Aaron and Spencer’s house so we took a photo so Guav could mourn. Um, a moment of silence please . . .

Jackie found a happy bike and she was drunk so she tried to talk me into getting inside the basket. Your tactics won’t work on me Jack, besides, I’m not drunk yet.

It’s a good thing that bike is locked to that meter, otherwise you might of had an accident.

Skipping is always so fun after a few drinks.

Ask Ben, he knows.

Ray’s pizza.

Me and Jack

Sexy people smile.

We made it to Aaron’s house. I don’t know him but he’s not very good at pushing. Aaron use to be Ray’s neighbor in Dallas. It’s a small world.

They look so intrigued.

This is Aaron and Spencer’s first photo together and now it’s on the internet for all to see. Awesome, never trust the Chinese guys. Look guys, he’s got 60 bucks.

At the bar.

Whoa, slow down Ben.

Sexy ladies should never have to pay for drinks.

Seriously Ben, what are you doing?

We’re not drunk at all, swear.

She likes kisses.

So does Ray.

After drinks we went out in search for ice-cream. We love ice-cream.

Yay! Bea’s here.

On the way home we stopped to get some delicious fries; they make great drunk food.

Good night.