1. It was cold.
2. I got sick. And remained sick until a few days ago. (This is why it took me an extra week to get back to blogging.)
3. We accidentally went to Honolulu during Pro Bowl weekend, which meant sharing the city with literally thousands of douchebags who had traversed an ocean to see a football game. Seriously, if there were a standardized douchebag test (surely Obama could institute this with a No Douche Left Behind Act?), the hulking, cat-calling, baggy boardshort-wearing men wandering the streets and beaches and bars last weekend would have scored in the 99th percentile. They were the cream of the crop.
Katelyn and me. I know what you're thinking--is that blue suit an Esther Williams? Of course it is!
So yeah, the fact that we still had an awesome time speaks volumes about the awesomeness of this trip--we went snorkeling in a frigid bay, cried in the back of a creaky bus as it careened up (and down) a mountain, and walked along rocky beaches until our feet were cracked and bloody and god this sounds horrible but I swear, somehow, it actually was awesome.
Speaking of awesome, I was so excited to see the enthusiastic response to my meme. Thanks so much to all who have participated thus far, and I hope to see many more of your Blog Spots in the coming weeks!
p.s. Please check out my latest post for National Geographic's blog--a synopsis of boy bands from around the world (the Pakistani Jonas Brothers lookalikes are my personal favorite). And click here for something my brother said about those Jonas Brothers earlier tonight that totally cracks me up.