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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.

My Baby Our Baby launches. It actually launched last month so this post is a little late. Ray’s been working on this project for, well, since we’ve lived in Oakland. After coming up with the designs he was ready to get this site up and running. Along the way he had to deal with flaky programmers that would basically dick him around. Finally, after wasted, antagonizing months, money, and time we just wanted to deal with someone who knew what they were doing, were professional, and affordable. We’ll as you all know, we packed up and moved to Hawaii. Ray quit his job. The lead developer of and our very talented friend, Beau quit shortly thereafter. Somehow Ray convinced Beau to adopt this project. With Ray’s creative talent and Beau’s geeky brain MyBabyOurBaby.com was finally born.

MyBabyOurBaby.com is like an online baby scrap booking site. It’s a place where you can share and show off how cute and adorable your little one is. But it’s different because as you as the parent build a networking site around your baby by inviting everyone that’s involved in your baby’s life to the book either as a contributor or a reader. Let’s face it, at this day and age everyone has a digital camera. If your baby’s around, someone will be taking a photo of your baby sooner or later, locking in a very special memory. Chances are you will never even get to see these photos and they’ll just be stored away in the back of some hard drive or camera disc never to be seen again. MyBabyOurBaby will let you and anyone you allow to upload these photos, write a little story about it, share it with everyone you invite so they can see how your baby is doing, growing and is connected to. Basically the book of your little one will grow even if you don’t have the time to write just as long as someone is writing. Just think, birthdays, holidays, babysitter, etc. There’s memories of your baby out there waiting to be cherished. Also, another cool factor is that the site will upload the photos in chronological order so you can read it in the order that it all happens. It’s super innovative, different, totally easy to use and beneficial.

As you can tell, I’m super proud of my honey. I’ve been there since day one, acting as a right hand man, if you will. I’ve seen his enthusiasm, passion, losses, disappointments, and avid determination he has to see this through. I can’t tell you how proud of him I am. Since it’s launch it’s been written about on several sites and currently has about 300 members. Here are some links.

Crunch Base

Mashable

Killer Start Ups

Gen Beta

Toph Speaks

Discovering Dad

808 Talk

Baby Roadies

Publisher Blog

Matt

Honolulu Advertiser

Also, Ray made the front page of the local paper and with it he brought his niece Sianna.

How cool is that? Congratulations honey. I’m so proud of you.

Yesterday was a really good day. A lot happen that I think ya’ll should know about. First, it was Valentines Day. I use to hate hate this day because something really bad happen to me on this day years ago. But, like I said, that was years ago, I’m a different person now and I’ve learned to not dwell in the past. I love Valentines Day because I love romance. Romance doesn’t always have to involve red roses and candles, not that that candles and red roses are bad but it’s so cliché. For Valentines Day this year Ray and I decided to make it fun. We had a $25 dollar limit, which means honey that you can’t spend over $25 dollars, not that you have to spend all of it. Ray went over the limit and then gave me shit for spending under $25 dollars and buying some chocolate for myself afterwards. Anyhow, we drove to the mall and split up. I wanted to be a little creative and with only $25 dollars it was a bit of a challenge. The next day, Valentines Day, we went out to breakfast at Mac 24, a restaurant located in the Hilton that we’ve been meaning to try about two blocks away and exchanged our gifts there.

I got a 10 pound chocolate bar. No that is not a miss print it was really 10 pounds. Like every other female I too love chocolate .

 

I got Ray a small silver trinket container with a love letter inside listing the top 8 reasons why I love my baby and a really small photo of the two of us wearing mullets wigs on Halloween inside. I picked this photo because I’m looking up at him like a adore him, it’s really cute.

It’s suppose to be two peas on a pod and the peas roll around. Ray, being the pervert that he is pointed out that it looks like a vagine with two clits. Now that I look at it, he’s absolutely right.

Another big event that I had planned was my hair cut. Now, if most of you have not yet noticed, or was not informed, I now have black hair. This is crazy because I haven’t had black hair since I was 18 and it was literallly blue black because after dying it blue black I dyed it again with blueberry kool aid. Yes, kool aid and yes it’s was permanent.

So here’s an old picture of me with my blonde hair back in 2004. About two months ago I decided to go back to black. Ray, objected and as always I went against his wishes and followed instincts and went with black. There’s a picture of me up top with black hair in case you missed it but here’s another one. After a couple of days Ray was like, “Baby, I really like the black.”

Now it was time to cut my hair. Ray again objected and again I followed my gut and scheduled a hair appointment. This was pretty ballsy of me because I was planning on going super short. The shortest I’ve ever gone was shoulder length my sophomore year in high school and I swore I would never do it again. Never say never. The time has come for me to reinvent myself.


Before

 

After


I love it.

 

When the stylist cut my hair I was so nervous I cried a bit. It’s really nerve racking chopping off that much hair at once. The hair cut ended up being super cheap and I’m even planning on donating my hair. I was expecting to pay over a hundred dollars but it came out to only about $40.00. Isn’t that crazy? I gave the lady a $23 dollar tip for her work. Shane has a thing for girls with short hair so he supported, urged and even tried reverse psychology on me to get me to cut my hair so of course he was crazy about it. Ray also ended up loving my hair. He kept telling me how sexy I look and throughout the night I would look over and see him undressing me with his eyes. I’m just so happy that ended up liking my hair, because I really didn’t know and to get the positive feedback from Ray and Shane was awesome.

It’s crazy because last year on Valentines Day Ray and I were out here on vacation. Shane, Ray and I went out to what we thought would be a simple dinner but ended up being pretty pricey. This year all three of us planned a nice evening out at Tanakas of Tokyo. It’s one of those places where they cook your food right there at the table, pretty entertaining. I finally had a reason to wear heals again. Dinner was amazing. We all had a super great time.

After dinner I was going to have Shane escort Ray to the grocery store to get a bottle of wine so I could wrap up Ray’s birthday present and give it to him at midnight but I ended up going with them to the store. When we got home we all realized that we had Lost to watch on tivo. We were super excited about this. I swear, all three of us are crazy Lost geeks. I don’t know if anyone else would be able to handle watching it with us because we analyze the show show much that we constantly rewind to check for any clues. The writers of this show are super detailed oriented. I love Lost so much that I even called in sick once just so I could watch the last show of the season and I never call in sick, even when I am sick. I even requested Thursdays off just so I could watch Lost. We make it fun and turn it into a drinking game. Like whenever Hurley says, “dude,” when there’s a flashback or flash forward, etc. we drink. We have so many rules that by the end of the show we’re all drunk as hell.

I kept my eye on the clock the whole night and when it hit 11:59 I ran over to the closet because that’s where I hid his present. I got him the new iphone from the apple store after my hair cut. It came out at the perfect time because now he has the newest version. I had him close his eyes and I laid it on his lap unwrapped. He was so happy to see it and for the next hour he couldn’t stop messing with it. The only thing he said to me was, “we have to go to AT&T tomorrow,” oh and that I was the best girlfriend ever and that he’s crazy in love with me and he’s luckiest man alive. I’m gonna have to agree with him.

Oh I almost forgot, another great thing that happened, the baby site is up!!!! Ray’s been working on this baby site, MyBabyOurBaby.com for almost two years now. He’s been through a lot of ups and downs, heartache, frustration, aggravation with this and since I’m his woman I too had to deal with it in some way. He’s had to deal with shady programmers to lazy friends not holding up to part of the deal. Finally he got Beau to collaborate with him. Beau is a “Champion Geek” and a good reliable friend so we were both super happy about this. They’ve both been going at it night and day, day and night for a long time now and finally it went up on the 13th of February. I didn’t find out until after work that night so it seemed more like February 14th. So far the sites been written about in 3 popular sites and it’s been less that two days and we have about 75 people sign up. It’s so exciting. I can’t tell you how excited I am for my baby and how freaking proud I am of him. All I can tell you honey is to keep doing what your doing and be patient because it’s all gonna happen. I’m so excited.

As you can see yesterday was a really good day and today is too because it’s Ray’s birthday and we’re gonna go bowling today. I’ve invited a few of our friends to meet us at the bowling alley. Life is pretty good right now.