Saturday, March 31, 2012

excuse me, that was my name first....

in trying to set this blog up i wasn't having a whole lotta luck. between the playboy bunny and the porn star my name was pretty much taken up. seriously, there is a porn star named kendra kay. greeeeeeat. what's really messed up is that some of you are probably opening up a new tab right now to google "kendra kay". really? can't just take my word for it?
ya back? cool.

about 6 or 7 years ago i dropped my last name on my business cards and just went with kendra kay. handing a client a business card had begun to turn into a 5 minute convo every time.

-"oh, cool name. is that uh, is that hawaiian?"
-"yes it is."
-they stare blankly at me until i say, "my husband is hawaiian".
-"ahhh...i was gonna say you don't look hawaiian." chuckle-(why is this always the next line and why is it funny?)
-"so how do i say this uh last name here" holding my card up to the sky as if that will be helpful in the pronunciation process
-"oh, it's actually really easy just sound it out like pa-hu-koa"
-"pakaloka-very cool." (here we go again)
-"no, no, pa-hu-koa. you just say it phonetically and its perfect."
-"oh, right, pahowkooa."
-"um, closer, but ya know, just break it down".....( did my husband explain this his whole life???)

get it now?
and i love my last name, c'mon, it is pretty cool sounding. i recall it was maybe my second year of marriage where this newspaper article came out about my husband shane and the headline read, "the one that beats the drum". I read it and was like, "ohhhh, cool but you don't play the drums, do they know that?" well, that's the day i learned what our last name meant. i couldn't believe i had never asked. all the books i had poured through in naming our firstborn and  i had never asked about our last name. every hawaiian name means something really beautiful and "the one that beats the drum??" how kick ass is that?!!

 if you close one eye, stand on your head and squint real hard don't 
 we kinda look like kendra and hank? no? nothing? dang- tough crowd.

so i may have to share my first name with a bunny and a porn star but i get to chill out next to this hot hawaiian man and share his slammin' cool last name for the rest of my life. whose complainin'?!
you are now free to go google the porn star but do come back and check in once in awhile okay?

Friday, March 30, 2012

aloha friday

awesome things about my week:

-i get to go to watch maile at her band concert-this is awesome coz she's just cute.

-the hunger games is in the theaters and i'm going tomorrow night-so 'cited!

-i finally ordered my kids personalized stacking rings-call off the dogs- that's not reeeeally shopping people!

-i switched to geico. the lizard is just cuter than dennis haysbert. oh, and we saved $.

-tomorrow is fun neighbors party. we have awesome new neighbors like the kind that ring your doorbell on a rainy sunday morning and are holding a box of donuts. plus they went and had a cute baby whom we lovingly call "tiny". he isn't tiny. but he is yummy.

-my skirt flew up as i was getting into my car outside of a busy coffee shop-wonder why this would be awesome?? well, considering about 12 people on the street could have seen my "ass-ets" only 1 guy (who should have looked away a little sooner in my opinion) was actually looking. i consider those odds awesome

-remember that important meeting last week....GREAT news! can't share yet. i know-i'm bursting at the seams!

-my brother and i actually saw a dude today with a barry manilow hair cut-are you a fanilow?

Friday, March 23, 2012

aloha friday

in honor of aloha friday here is my list of awesome things from the week:

-palm springs week end is all booked-ahhh...i am already poolside in my mind. now where is that cabana boy??

-the new 16 and pregnant season started! yea! love that show especially since it's not my 16 year old on there!

-we had boy band dance song day today (we tried to do boy band dance hour but couldn't last past 1 song so we compromised)- it's our new friday thing at work.

-i can see a difference on my crows feet with the new face creams i bought for a ridiculous amount of moolah. i can't share how much ridiculous amount was because then i would have to allow you all to sucker punch me one by one by one....

-decided on a real work out regime (this girl hasn't seen the inside of a gym since high school) and honestly these ass cakes are not getting any tighter with  my current regime of letting the seat i am roosting upon be the resistance.

-i have rediscovered the goodness of m street iced lattes. duuuuuude! m, you are my new fav alphabet letter. let's run away together....

-i am gonna continue this blog and figure out how to get that little box thingy that lets people follow. oh, you didn't know that shane nicknames me "super tech girl??" or simply "olsen" when i can't get technical equipment to work??
no i won't post outfits every day- that would be a real snooze fest but i will do other fun things...come on....drink the kool-aide!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

aloha friday

awesome things about my week:

-it's aloha friday yo! (it's real-google it)

-i made it through 2 very important meetings and didn't puke-not even a gag.

-i get to see my girl erin and her lovely fam at my casa for a shackoa throwdown (between her fam and mine we roll 10 deep so it's kinda always a throwdown...)

-my hershey cinnamon chips came in the mail-that's right i buy hersheys chips on amazon you don't??

-i forced my lil keala to read hunger games and she is hooked. movie date!!-and i do expect a kiss at the end of the night!

-i've perfected my cajun voice which makes my kids belly laugh. if you've seen swamp people i am troy-troy is me.

-i found my brothers lost dog after searching the streets in his hood-he cried-he DOES have a heart!

-the house we staged sold in 1 day-1 day! (makes me wanna moonwalk)