Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The other night I left the house to go to my anatomy lab where I would turn my brain to mush learning over 60 muscle names for the week that sounded like gastrocnemius, abductor hallucis, peronues tertius, and my all time personal favorite the flexor digiti minimi brevis. Yeah... Why can't we just know that we have calves and deltoids?
When I came home completely brain fried an hour and a half later I found him like this. Cute, right?

Folding the laundry while gossiping on the phone with his brother Dan, and watching a documentary.
My eternal boyfriend is a freakin' stud.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Few Changes

There have been a few small changes around our home this past week. The first...
Our living room became our bedroom for a few days. We were watching a documentary on the History channel about sea monsters (okay we're dorks) and then on the craziness between South and North Korea which has become my new interest. The couch is not comfortable for two people to lay on... no matter how many times you try. Trust us! So, we brought our mattress into the living room and it stayed there for quite a few days.

Next up...
We finally decorated for Halloween. Woo hoo!! I know it's pretty lame, but what else do you do with a door and window.

And last but not least, I am husband-less for five days. He is in Chicago where he brought only a sweatshirt and insisted that "it really wasn't going to be cold there". Okee dokee! He's going on a school/business trip. It's a great opportunity for him to get experience working with a big company and just something cool to put on a resume.

And until he returns home, the cockroaches will stay under the cups and bowls they are trapped under around the house.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Role Reversal

   Most people who know me, know that for the most part, I am not very sentimental... at all. And I don't remember those important dates that girls do. Like when Jake and I went on our first date, he remembers. I don't. Most girls would have this information tattooed to their brains. I, unfortunately, do not have this gene. Maybe it will develop as I grow older. Not only that, but I hate surprises. I don't like being told that something is going to happen but I can't know what it is. I blame it on my being a Taurus that I am impatient and curious. However, Jake does remember these things. Not only that, but he loves to surprise me. That should be me, isn't that how girls are?
   Three days ago, Tuesday, I was on my way home from working at Surfin' Tacos making gourmet burritos, quesadillas, and scooping sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole for sun burnt tourists. I was telling Jake on the phone about the Polynesian girls that I work with who are mostly rude to the haole mainland girl as I pulled up to a dark house. hmm. Through all my fantasizing of snide remarks I could have said back to my delightful co-workers, I had completely forgotten that Tuesday was our one month anniversary of being married. I know, I know! How could I, right? Well, my romantically inclined husband had driven to Kahuku, a nearby town/village/ghetto, and picked up dinner as well as a ridiculously delicious chocolate-coconut pie, lit a candle on the table and put a rose by our meal.
Ready now... on the count of three
one, two, three
   Now what can we learn from this ladies and gentleman? I should really start writing these things in my planner.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Married Life

I frequently get the question "So how is married life?!" Well... to give you an idea, here are some of my favorite highlights from the last few days:

1.   Looking like a domestic violence victim after my husband rubs his prickly, unshaven face on mine.
2.   Watching my husband flex in front of the mirror and then listening to him brag about his 37 pull ups... ahem excuse me. Chin ups.
3.   Watching a few episodes of The Office every night in bed and singing the them song as loud as we can.
4.   Coming home from work and Jake showing me his "crustacean trap" he spent an hour making. And which he now checks rather frequently (no luck so far).
5.   Becoming a chef at Surfin' Tacos. Okay, more like a line cook that puts the most beautiful dollops of sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole on the side of Mexican food.
6.   Watching Jake cook dinner, biscuits and gravy, in a flowered apron.
7.    Having my oh-so-loving-husband lick my face while pinning me down, then threatening to push me off the couch.
8.    Discussing with Jake about Nissan X-terras, Pathfinders, and other various SUV's and trucks.
9.    Being paranoid about getting pregnant; hence telling Jake every time I get hot or tired that I'm pretty sure I am (and in honor of my mother-in-law Alexis, our first daughter will be named Jessica).
10.    Having to listen to Jake sing or play "Afternoon Delight" every 28 seconds.
11.   Watching Jake rock out on his acoustic guitar to Pachelbel's Cannon in D... in his underwear.(note from Jake: Erica originally spelled Pachelbel ...Paco Bell.....luckily I corrected her)
12.    Insisting that we go to town to see a movie, but then not wanting to go after eating a "quick bowl of cereal before we leave".
13.   Listening to the door move because of the wind. SO much creepier in real life. In the middle of the night.
14.   Almost being asleep and then feeling Jake twitch his whole body jolting the entire bed.
15.   Moving to the couch because my husband doesn't know how to sleep still.
16.   "Convincing" Jake into running strange intervals of speeds to help me get lab results for my Exercise Physiology class.
17.   Rolling over in the morning to have a piece of gum put in my mouth... not by choice either!
18.   Turning on my camera and realizing that it is full due to all the videos of Jake and friends surfing... because of course no two look the same.
19.   Forgetting to brush my teeth and put on a bra before I rushed out the door for a doctor appointment this morning.
And probably my favorite

20.   Using Jake's deodorant and toothbrush... I ran out of deodorant that morning and the batteries in my toothbrush are dead! Whatever... we're married.

So much more has happened as well but we'll keep the list down to 20.

Jake Cooking.

 Jake and his crustacean trap!