Saturday, January 5, 2013

You know you live in Hawai'i when....

I couldn't resist from writing this. Here are a few of the things I have noticed about Hawai'i that are a little different than Bountiful, Utah!
You know you live in Hawai'i when...
  • You hang your clothes on a clothesline to dry because its so windy...constantly
  • You can't walk around the streets or campus without seeing 40 stray dogs that like to follow you everywhere....
My main squeeze, Jiffy
  • end up going to the store and buying dog food for the doggies.....
  • Everyone you see in public is barefoot. At subway, the store, walking down the road, getting their hair cut, ect.
  • You never start a meeting or class without everyone yelling "ALLLLLLOOOOOOOOOHA!!"
  • You fall asleep to the sound of the drums and chants at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
  • You can't go on a nice run around the neighborhood without getting attacked by a herd of freaking chickens
  • destine to become a chicken slayer....
  • You have no idea how to describe directions because everything is in Hawaiian.
  • You are 2 minutes away from a white sand and turquoise waters.
  • You have classes held at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
  • You get wonderful 20-30 foot waves that bring our every beautiful surfer on the island.

  • You have coconuts laying on the side of the road..
  • Every bird you see looks like something from Avatar.
  • You are weird if you get ready for the day/wear lots of makeup (best thing ever)
  • You get into bed and there is sand in it
  • Its beautifully sunny one second, and windy and pouring rain the next.

  • You crave POG (passion, orange, and guava juice) like a mad pregnant woman.
  • Going on dates doesn't mean going to a movie and dinner at a nice restaurant , it means you are going surfing on the North Shore and eating shrimp out of an old van.
  • You see people carrying pounds of bananas on their shoulders.
  • No one owns a bike that ISN'T rusty!
  • You add boys that go to your school on Facebook and see this-
  • Basically every boy you see makes you want to cry they are so cut and beautiful.
  • The wind is so strong it blows through your dorm..
  • Your attire consists of flip flops or bare feet, shorts, and a baggy t-shirt.
  • White people become the minority...

  • You always wear a swimsuit underneath your clothes.
  • You see a sea turtle almost every time you go out to the beach and it isn't that big of a deal..
  • The bottom of your jeans get crusty and stiff from the salt water.
  • Your campus store carries 90% ethnic food.... 10% American food...

  • There are always boys singing and playing their ukes outside your window.
  • Everyone is beautifully sunkissed... except for me of course.
  • Everyone has gardens full of extremely gorgeous and exotic flowers
  • No one needs a car... all you need is a bike or a longboard and your set!
  • You have freaky looking Hawaiian dishes... but they actually make you cry they are so delicious..
  • Fresh pineapple is always on hand.
  • If you don't get a Melona (melon or mango flavored ice bars) at least once a day you are nuts.
And most importantly..
*You are EASILY the happiest person because you live in pure paradise.*
Even though things here are completely different than my little bubble in Bountiful, Utah... I couldn't ask for a better place to live. I love every weird, interesting, and beautiful thing about this amazing island!
Except the chickens... i'd be fine without the chickens....


  1. Love this post!!! Livin' the dream girlfriend. Love you!

  2. I love the picture of the chicken you found. Haha sick.
    Sounds like a lovely life. It beats 10 degrees here! Love you!!

  3. WTF haha! I miss you in pump! Glad I get to follow along here with your new adventure.. enjoy the rain. Think.. you could be here with the rain that freezes and has laid a whole sheet of ice all over.. Seriously, its bad today and effing cold to boot.

  4. Great post! You sure are in paradise!