Tuesday, December 1, 2009

you think you know but you have no idea

I went to miami this weekend and it was the best weekend of my life. I love Miami. It has all the best places i have ever been combined in it: tropical climate, cleanliness, city-feel yet mysterious-foreign country feel, men with flaavvaa (color), and the beach. The best part though was the fact that I had some serious mother-daughter time. That's what I'm talkin about. When I'm 80 I might not remember where we shopped and ate, or what we talked about, or even everything that annoys eachother but I hope i will always remember the things we do have in common... like the fact that we both think that it is socially unacceptable to wear a speedo in public.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Just call me Samantha Brown...

Upon graduating from high school (june of 2008) I have lived in:

Dallas, Texas

Provo, Utah

Laie, Hawaii

the beautiful city of
HOTlanta, Georgia

I have visited
Antigua, West Indies (Caribbean)

Lake Powell... Page, Arizona

and I just found out that this weekend My Mother and I are driving to....

drumroll paleez


Chicago, Illinois

Home of her

and other favorite celebrities such as Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Chris Farley and Bill Murray. And other celebrities that I refuse to talk to such as Kanye "ruin Taylor Swifts precious moment" West.

Anyway, just call me the next Samantha Brown. Not because I AM brown, but because I'm pretty sure I can keep up with her and I want her job so bad. If you don't know who she is by now you better google her because you're missing out my friend. My mom and I are driving tomorrow morning to Chi-town and its an 11 hour drive. I get to drive through Tennesse, Kentucky and Indiana to get to our destination.


You tell 'em sir.


Also I'm trying this "One Week Challenge" to stay off Facebook for a week, so I will probably be blogging more. So far it's pretty hard, especially since I can see who has written me through notifications on my e-mail. Meh. oh well. Anyher, I still miss Hawaii so bad and can't wait to go back in January.

Man being with my Mom since being away from her for so long has made me realize exactly how much we are ALIKE it is crazy. More to come I just have to remind myself what my next post will be. signing off.... your brown skinned Samantha Brown.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

That's it.

Im doing it.
I'm creating my first blog post. After a series of false alarms, and me 'just waiting for the juice to come' I decided to jump up and JUST DO IT better than Nike ever could. I thought of things that happened within the past 24 hours and decided that I needed to 'wake up and pay attention' to the things going on around me. I know I can be observant at times, but the commentator inside my head needs to be organized and put down on paper. (or blogged) Useless? maybe. Entertaining? definitely. So as I venture forth into this blogging world I ask of you to please show some patience as I try to commentate my life from a computer screen. Not solely for 'entertainment' purposes, but as a way to express myself in a creative effort.

The only thing on my mind right now is how much I miss Hawaii. Yes, I am in Tyer Perry's stomping grounds, and have the access to malls, concerts, black people, and southern deep fried deliciousness at my fingertips, but I really miss the island--or as my friends from New Zealand would say, the Oi-land. There's something about the simplicity. Yes, in the island life it absolutely bites when everyone thinks they know everyone's bid-ness and how it's considered 'exciting' to go to a gathering of 3 people or more, but the sunrises (the 2 that I was not in a coma for), landscape, ocean, and spirit of aloha make up for that. Living in the beautiful land that Heavenly Father has created in the Pacific Islands makes up for any bad that anyone might experience there for whatever reason.

Yes, being in the ATL you are in the home city for many celebrities such as Whitney Houston/Bobby Brown, Gladys Knight, Michael Vick, Elton John, Julia Roberts, Ludacris, Lil' Jon, Usher, Ciara, Monica, TLC, Evander Holyfield, The Dream, Keri Hilson, Akon, Outkast, and the muppets ETC. (WHEW!), But if it weren't for their music they would be dead to me. I'm fine with watching them from the TV screen, or listening to them on the radio.

Some people might need the hustle of the city-- and it is fun for awhile might I add, but I have realized that I don't need many things to be happy. Just a community to serve, a family to love, and the chance to express myself.