Vacation Day 4&5: Gutting the Home

   Yesterday and today made for an amazing thing- wait. Yes. Though in very different ways.  Yesterday we ran errands, played games, cooked foods, and hung out with some friends. A great, relaxing day. Really quite nice after the garage sale.  Today was a great/hard first (more like 23rd) step in this home remodel. Today…

Vacation Days 2 & 3: Garage Sale Complete

So it’s done. It never ceases to amaze me just how cheap people are at garage sales. We sold a speaker system that you can buy new for $1500, used for $50. Why? Because it was less of a hassle than dealing with Ebay. As a seller, I refer to eBay as “Fucking eBay.” As…

Vacation Day 1: Finding Time

Literally and figuratively I don’t think it’s possible for me to have found a worse time to take a vacation. But perhaps that’s when you most need one. The walls are mostly faded yellow. With trim of dusty, iron-red and green kindergarten trees and golden stars painted on the random joists. The wood floor is well worn…

Day 102: Vacation Recovery

If there’s one thing you can say about Oahu is that they LOVE their sugary drinks. Oy.  I’m pretty much on detox for the next week to flush out all the sugary and carby food from my diet.  I mean, all things considered, I made sure I had as many leafy greens and as little…

Hawaii Vacation Days 5-7: You Don’t Always Sleep Well on Vacation

The strange thing about most trips I take is that I never sleep well. Pretty much ever. I like my bed soft and cold, warmth should come with from a person and/or a set of blankets.  Hawaii? No Exception. “You’re in paradise!” “At least you’re in Hawai’i” Bull shit. What’s so great about being in…

Hawaii Vacation Days 1-4: Or to Kill your Feet in Hawaii

Aloha mi amigos! Genkidesuka? Pacific Sunset en route to Oahu. A post shared by spizer (@spizer) on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:19am PDT Haha, American-Hawaiian, Spanish, and Japanese…  These are the three languages I’ve heard almost constantly over the past 4 days.  Anywho, Salutations from Oahu. The land where Tourism was wrought.  And man is…