Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Let's go Buffalo...

Was at the Sabres game earlier this evening... they were playing against the Boston Bruins and Sabres won 4-3!!This was an esepcially exciting game.. cause a bunch of us friends get to meet up... it was the usual happy hour groupie together with a few friends I have not had the chance to hang out with lately.

Thank you for making it to the game Jana... I miss hanging out with Ms. Czech Rep. And I am glad that everyone was able to make it!!! I'm not Miss-Get-Tickets-for-everyone-no-more!! :P

Friday, March 24, 2006

Hau`oli lā hānau Laurence

Happy Birthday to...
Laurence a.k.a. Cornbread / Captain 'L'

Michele and I wished we could have stayed in Honolulu an extra week to celebrate your birthday. Nonetheless, we are back in NY (EST) wishing you a (HST) HAPPY birthday! !
lotsa love...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A hawaiian get-away...

Have not quite uploaded all the pictures from Hawaii... apparently I have maxed out my month of March Flickr picture upload quota limit. Peter said it wasn't worth getting the Pro account.. therefore people, bear with me as the month of April is not far away. I did manage to squeeze in like 12 pictures nonetheless... maybe I will upload more pictures using the old Hello method.

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The girls from the Comparative High Ed. department by Waikiki - Sher, Mardiana, Mary & Qian. Chele and Sher in their itty-bitty bikinis at Hanauma Bay.

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Mary & Sher ready for their presentation at the Hawaiian Convention Center... and night out with Laurence.

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Hanging loose at the Polynesian Cultural Center..

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Pictures taken from Diamond Head.. we made the hike up this past Saturday morning with dearest Laurence @ Captain @ Cornbread... long story with regards to the nicknames!!~ :P

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Here we are - Chele, Laurence and Sher... with the lovely sun shining upon us and a beautiful snapshot of Waikiki from the top of Diamond Head.

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Beaching out by Ala Moana Beach Park.. where the locals hang and away from the throngs of tourists.

*More pictures to come... gotta wait.. until then, you can always email me for more!~!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Aloha 'oe... it's spring break!


I've got a few hours left before I board my flight to Honolulu. Getting my stuff packed, presentation all done and ready to go, and all the little ittie-bitty loose ends to tie up. Good news for the day was that I got my baby Cougar back... all fixed-up with a new front bumper and it also came back washed and interiors cleaned.

Gotta get back to packing... now, which bikini for which day??!
Aloha 'oe for now from Kelene (Sher's hawaiian name) :P

*Enjoy my favorite island favorite songs from Keali'i Reichel

Friday, March 10, 2006

Birthday shout-outs...

Happy birthday to two amazing guys...
Alex Beasley & Trevor Torcello

Alex: Hope all is well with you in San Antonio.. or where ever you may be. Chele & Sharon sends their birthday wishes and regards as well. We miss yoU!~
Trevor: So what are our plans tonight? How we celebrating the birthday?! :P

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Baby Cougar strucked!!

It's about 7.10 p.m., I just got out of class... walked Mary to the bus stop and I went along my way to Jacob's 'A' - faculty parking lot to my car. It was already dark and the street lights were on and there sat on the third row of the semi-filled lot was my white & gleaming baby Cougar. I just had it washed yesterday.. getting rid of all that salt from the snow.

As I got closer... my Baby looked a bit odd.. something was out of place... something was not right...

There was a note sticking to my windshield wipers from the University Police and a little handwritten section that read,
" Your vehicle was struck by another vehicle call ###-@@@@ for info!"

I think with my front bumper not being attached to the body of my car was obvious enough that someone or something struck it!! The person who struck my car called campus police and reported everything, a witness was there too, so thank goodness for civic minded people.

I was in class.. so I had no clue this was all going on. They tried calling me on my cell and at work... thanks to Amy who was still in the office and tried to get a hold of me!!

Chele was at the gym, so I called Sharon over with the camera to take plenty of pictures. I packed shoved stored the front bumper in the trunk of my car with Sharon's help and then attempted to drive home. Byes to my dear sister Sharon... so off I go... driving home.

Needless to say, I did not get far.. at all... after like a few hundred meters... I did not make it out of campus at all, loud weird noises can be heard and driving the condition was flappy / bumpy?! Hazard lights turned on and I pulled over... not a flat tire but some parts from the left-over front bumper is flapping wildly against the undercarriage of baby Cougar.

This time I called AAA to come and tow it to a fix-it shop and called Chele to come and get me.

Mr. AAA - our savior for the night was a very pleasant guy... we didn't have to wait long... say about... 10-15 minutes. We trailed behind him with Baby Cougar in tow to a fix-it shop. Notice.. yours truly still very active in her photo-snapping moments.

Baby Cougar being lowered back on the ground... and here's a shot of the front of the car.. minus the front bumper.

Oh, look... I need to refill my windshield-wiper fluids soon, can you see it? It's getting low.... and doesn't my car look so... eer... naked without its little front bumper on?! Will get to the fix-it shop early tomorrow to fill whatever paperwork that needs to be done and give them the official nod in mending my Baby. Not to mention, gotta get a rental car from them to get myself to and from work.

*sigh.. the hassle of calling here and there, towing, fixing, repairing, car rental, etc... just the plain inconvenience of it all. But most important of all, no one was hurt.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Chele's Birthday Dinner...

Not much time to rest and after a quick unpacking session which I did and a mini Tae-Bo session for Chele, we got ready and headed out to dinner at Carrabas with Lori, Chee Ming & Scotty.

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Chele's birthday....

Happy Birthday to Chele... it's her day!!
Many happy returns of the day girlfriend / house-matey / sister / triplet / lush buddy / low-cardio impact partner, etc.
It's been a relaxing three day celebration of Chele's birthday together being with family in Rochester.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras

Collecting beads and bar hopping on a weekday... crazy!!

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Steve looking festive with his beads and jester hat on... the guys just being themselves...

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Marcus, Wojtek & Sharon... Boris & Slavena...

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The sisters... taking their turn taking pictures with the rest of the guys... (Wojtek, Nasr, Chee Ming, Wnyx & Dave)

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The housemates vs. the Sisters...