Testing Blogsy

So I saw this iPad app called Blogsy in the App Store. I just wanted to try it out and see how easy it is to post to my blog with it, even though I don’t ever post to this blog ever. Wow, the last time I posted was almost a year ago. Hmm… Well maybe I’ll post more now. Yeah, I doubt it too.

Anyway, here is a picture from our last trip to Hawai’i.

Last Night in Hawai’i

It’s funny that I would wait until our last night in Hawai’i to write a blog post. I barely ever write in this blog anyway so I think I’m ok.

So I’m sitting here at my sister’s house on our last night here thinking about the two weeks Vicki, Ella, and I have been here. It was really good to see my family again. It has only been 8 months for me but for Vicki, it’s been 5 and a half years. And Ella has just met her grandma and aunties and uncles for the first time. I wish we had more time to see more of my aunties and uncles and cousins and friends too.

I’ve learned a couple of things on this trip also.

– Traveling with infants is hard. Not just the plane ride either, which actually wasn’t too bad until the end of the second flight. But also the logistics of having an infant with you when you want to go places and do things. Ella has learned to hate her car seat and going anywhere in the car. She wasn’t a big fan of the ocean. She wasn’t too keen on meeting new people, at first. Our days needed to be planned well enough to accommodate feedings and naps and, of course, bed time. Suffice it to say, we are hoping she enjoys these parts of the trip next year when we come back.

– Living on the mainland for so long, I’ve become spoiled with air conditioning. Growing up in Hawai’i, we never had a/c. If it got too hot, we would just turn on the fan and open the windows. Or just sit outside in the tradewinds. After living in Florida for so long, I feel like I need the a/c running in order to be truly cool, even though the weather has been pretty nice here these last two weeks. Thanks Ku’ulei and Donald for letting us turn it on at least a couple times.

– Being away so long, I find myself craving food from places that my family probably never go to unless I’m here. One of my aunties today said something about how they never go to Zippys. I’ve been three times. My sister commented on how she never eats at Big Kahuna Pizza unless I’m here. I guess because I can’t get these things in Florida, it’s all I crave when I’m here.

By this time tomorrow, we’ll be halfway to LA on our way back to Florida. I always hate the last night in Hawai’i because I hate hate hate leaving, every time. I already have that Na Leo Pilimehana song stuck in my head. Even though I know this time that I will be back in a year, I can’t help but be sad to have to go back.

Wow I’m a slacker.

So Katie posted something on her Facebook about looking at old versions of her web site on archive.org.  I thought it would be cool to see if there were any archived versions of the web site I used to do for the radio station at Riddle, which there aren’t.  So I decided to look up this web site.  Yes, my own blog.  It was cool looking at the old versions of this site, but probably more fun actually reading the stuff I used to post on my blog.  Then I realized: wow, when’s the last time I actually posted on my blog?

Apparently, the answer to that question is longer than 7 months!  Geez, the last thing I posted was that I was setting up a blog for Ella (which also doesn’t get updated nearly as much as I thought it’d be.  Well, Vicki has added a couple of posts recently).  So yeah, I am a slacker.  Also, while I was looking at this site again for the first time in months, I forgot that I had actually archived my original blog at http://archive.werureo.com/.  So I guess I can stop reading all the old posts on archive.org and just enjoy the earlier designs I had for this blog (back when I actually designed it myself instead of being lazy and using a pre-fab WordPress template).  Oh, that also reminds.  Remind WAAAAY back in like 2002 when WordPress was still called b2?

EDIT: omg I just looked at the date on the last post and it’s been over a YEAR!!  Sheesh.  I blame Twitter and Facebook. :P


Alright, I’ve created a blog for the baby.  It’s called Islandcub.com.  If you’re wondering why the name, you can check it out there.  Suffice it to say, it’s a Scrubs thing… :)

First Ultrasound!

Our baby!So Vicki and I just got back from our first ultrasound!  It was very cool to see our baby for the first time and hear its heart beating.  At one point, the baby even squirmed around!

Here is a picture I took of one of the ultrasound pictures.

Vicki is going to scan them in and post them on her Facebook account.  I’ll do the same when I get home from work.

Good news!

So everyone that reads this blog has probably already heard the good news, but I’m gonna post it anyway.  This is kind of a week late, but it doesn’t matter.

So anyway, Vicki’s pregnant!  She took a pregnancy test last Friday and it was positive.  Before we told anyone, we wanted to go to her doctor to make sure, and they confirmed!  She is going on her 8th week now and is due probably sometime in November!  We are going to do her first ultrasound on May 1st.

We’re both really happy.  We’ve been trying for a long time now.  Vicki had started seeing a fertility specialist and we were actually getting ready to try insemination.  Luckily for us, it wasn’t necessary!

Anyway, that’s it for now.  I think Vicki and I are going to start a blog for baby.  Keep posted here for that. :D

Happy New Year!

It’s not quite midnight yet but I’m gonna post this now. Vicki, Brittany, and I are in North Carolina right now visiting Vicki’s family. We’re sitting in front of the remnants of a fireplace fire waiting for the clock to strike twelve. So I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

And if my mom reads this before I get a chance to call her (sometime tomorrow probably), I would call right now but this house is a giant dead zone and it’s too cold to go outside to use the phone. :)


Rock Band 2 vs. Guitar Hero: World Tour

So I’ve been meaning to do a post like this ever since Guitar Hero: World Tour first came out.  I, of course, have both of these games and play them all the time (well, when I’m not playing World of Warcraft, of course).  I’ve loved Rock Band since before I even bought an Xbox 360, and I became addicted to Guitar Hero 3 when we first got our Wii, so when I heard that Activision was doing GH:WT, I was instantly excited.  I love playing drums on Rock Band, so I couldn’t wait to try it out on GH:WT.

Of course, the two games, while similar, have many differences.  Some are good; some are not so good.  Not only are there differences between the two games but also between each game and their own predecessors.  There are things that I personally think are improvements in both games and also some features in each game that make them each more fun.  So let’s dive in!  But one quick thing to note.  I didn’t get any new hardware with these new games.  Basically I use the Les Paul wireless guitar controller and the RB1 drum set, so I’m not able to talk much about the new guitar and drum controllers for each game.

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So I’m bored at work, as usual, and decided to check out the App Store on my iPhone.  I just spent $12.99 of a $15 iTunes card I had to buy the BeeJiveIM app (which rocks btw).  Anyway, I click on the Top 25 link and notice that right now, the #1 paid app on the App Store is something called iFart Mobile!

Seriously, I’m curious how they come up with the rankings for these apps.  Number 2 on the list is EA’s SimCity for iPhone, which was number 1 the last time I checked.  iFart Mobile is only $0.99, but it still seems strange that this would rank so high amongst paid apps.  I suppose if they base the rankings on number of downloads, I could see a bunch of people downloading this…