Spooky Time…


Halloween is a WEEK away!!! I enjoy seeing people in costume and stores and the office being decorated in orange and black everything, but I don’t participate in dressing up. I do, however, hand out candy to the kids on my street.

I don’t get excited for Halloween because I don’t like being scared. I’m a wimp when it comes to horror movies and haunted houses. But I do like reading about ghosts and other paranormal activities…when it’s daylight out. Makes the stories less terrifying if I read them during the day.

Anyone else like me?

Case in point, I was browsing Popsugar and started going through a slideshow titled 13 Iconic Horror Movies Inspired by Real-Life Events, and as usual I was fascinated–and a little spooked out! But what intrigued me was the story of Annabelle. You know, the doll that’s possessed?

The real Annabelle isn’t like her movie character, at all. And her backstory is gripping.

And it made me think to not go to Connecticut…(The Haunting in Connecticut, anyone??)

So, I guess I’m a closet horror “fan.” I find ghosts and things interesting, but will pass on the movies and houses. Does that make sense?

Do you like being scared? What’s the scariest movie, haunted house you’ve seen/experienced? Or, have you ever seen a ghost???


Another Cousin

Early Saturday morning my cousin, Josh, and his wife, Christina, had their baby boy, so I now have another cousin (I think he’s my second cousin).

I couldn’t believe the news! Same for when he announced that he was getting married!!

Because for as long as I can remember, he always had a girlfriend. Every time my family would visit LA he would tell us about another new girl. Not that he was a player, but I guess he was just doing what most people in their 20’s do, have a lot of relationships.

However, I always wondered if all of this was going to stop. When his wife entered the picture and I met her, in the back of my mind I thought that she was just going to be another ex.

Thankfully not.

I’m excited to meet the baby after he’s had all of his shots, and seeing my cousin in a new role as a dad.

Lane Aftermath

By the time Hurricane Lane “reached” Oahu and Kauai, it was drastically downgraded to a tropical storm. We experienced a lot of rain. Not a lot of wind, though. A friend was expecting to see high surf in Waikiki, but was disappointed when there was nothing.

But watching the flooding on Kauai and the Big Island from Lane is heartbreaking, especially for Kauai since the areas that are affected are the same ones that got hit with heavy rain and flooding in April.

My heart goes out to Hanalei, though. If anyone has been there, you’ve seen Hanalei Pier, Hanalei Bay, and the art galleries and shops. (I’m hearing “Hanalei” by Dennis Pavao in my head). I’ve only been there once and it was so pretty.

Kauai will recover. As will the Big Island. Mother Nature can destroy houses and ruin crops, but she can’t shatter the human spirit to move forward.

Unfortunately, we have Hurricane Miriam AND Hurricane Norman to focus on. Both are expected to go north, but it’s too early to tell, even with the hurricane models predicted paths.

Hoping for the best!