Kauai!

so last saturday my boyfriend and i flew to kauai for spring break! it was both our first times there. after living on oahu for 3 years, the city life starts to get old. its way too crowded here, the drivers on the road are CRAZY, and i definitely feel trapped. we went to maui 2 years ago and it was nice to be away from the city. same thing with kauai, so peaceful, not many crazy drivers, the local people are more friendly, no one is really in a hurry (except some locals) we had an amazing time! they dont call it “the garden state” for nothing!! its so beautiful, and i swear the colors of the plants, flowers, even the red dirt are so vibrant. its like your pupils have some sort of saturated lens on them. we were only there for 4 nights, 5 days and it went by wayyyy too fast😦 leaving was really sad for me at least because the thought of coming back to the craziness that is honolulu, just doesnt sound good anymore.

anyways, here are some photos from our trip! enjoy❤

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and I love him…

I feel like no matter how many times my boyfriend and I have horrible arguments where we throw things, he storms out, and tensions are high I still love. Even when I threaten to move back home and he threatens to leave me, I still want to be with him and will fight for us to get better! I’ve only known him for 5 years, but I refuse to believe that he was brought into my life for no reason.  Why are relationships so hard. Especially the good ones. I feel like they are the hardest to work at. The crappy ones are easy to put aside and not care.

I am not the easiest person to deal with sometimes. I have a short fuse, I say things I don’t mean, I say mean things, I get over things too easy (why can be good and bad) and I have anger issues. Yet through all of that he still loves me. Sometimes I don’t feel like I deserve a man this wonderful in my life. However I am blessed and I will always be thankful we met and are in each other’s lives!

evolution of a tattoo

i got my second tattoo in february. i decided i was gonna go big or go home, and even though its not huge, it def was not cheap! i love it though!

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line drawing

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maybe an hour in….first session was about 5 hours

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peely mc peelerson

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healing after the first session

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completed tattoo. second session took 2 hours. she changed the shape of her face and her nose and lips which still bothers me. lol

New Law Requiring Businesses To Make Employee-Only Bathrooms Accessible for Crohn’s Patients

this to me is extremely important for someone who has crohns or colitis. my flares have been the worst they have ever been and if i need to go to the bathroom…..I NEED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. lol. there have been instances where i asked to use a restroom at a public place and they told me no, or they were out of order….knowing they had an employee bathroom. in the mind of a person with crohns and colitis, being denied to use a bathroom or knowing there is not one around when you need to go can start panic attacks and result in worse symptoms than what you started with. i did see a card you can print out and carry with you that states you need to use the bathroom whenever, wherever. i think its on ccfa’s website, i just need to look harder for it!

 

October 22, 2012- Needham, MA- On October 30, 2012, the Restroom Access law officially goes into effect, which will require all businesses in Massachusetts with at least three employees to allow inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) sufferers to use an employee-only restroom if public facilities aren’t available.

“Anyone who suffers with these diseases knows firsthand how difficult and traumatic it is to be denied access to a public restroom when they need it,” said Richard Geswell, President of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “Companies that enforce this law are doing a simple gesture that can make a big impact on someone’s life. It should be looked at as more of an act of human decency than an act of legislation.”

The law is designed to provide relief and ease the fears of people who suffer from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and other bowel diseases — painful chronic conditions that cause inflammation of the gastro-intestinal track, which cause severe abdominal pain and diarrhea, resulting in an urgent need for immediate access to the most conveniently located bathroom.

As the leader in IBD patient support services, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) have provided tips to help businesses prepare for the Restroom Access law:
1. Make employees, particularly managers, aware of the new law so they are prepared if an IBD patient comes to their establishment. Failure to comply with the law could result in $100 for the first violation and $200 for a second violation.
2. Patients with IBD need access to your bathroom for a medical emergency; it is not a matter of convenience.
3. Be sure your bathroom is well-stocked, clean and safe.
4. Make sure all personal and pertinent company supplies are not visible and are safely secured away from obstruction.
5. Be sure your bathroom is easily accessible.

Approximately 1.4 million people nationally — 30,000 of them in Massachusetts —suffer from IBD, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, which estimates that approximately 10 percent of IBD sufferers are under the age of 18. This past August, Massachusetts became the 13th state to pass the bill into law. CCFA is working to have the Restroom Access law passed in all 50 states. IBD patients are advised to contact CCFA’s Massachusetts local chapter or their gastrointestinologist for a copy of a patient card to show as proof of their condition.

Additional requirements of the law include:
•   The customer must suffer from an eligible medical condition or use an ostomy device and must provide documented evidence of the existence of the condition from the customer’s physician. Eligible medical conditions are Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or any other medical condition that requires immediate access to a restroom facility.
•    The law only applies if 3 or more employees are on duty at the time of the request.
•    Access need not be provided in areas which would create an obvious health or safety risk to the customer or an obvious security risk to the establishment.
•    An establishment shall not be civilly liable except for negligence.
•    An establishment is not required to make any physical change or improvement to an employee restroom facility.
•    Access need not be provided if there is an immediately accessible public restroom.
About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 80 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (Charitywatch.org). For more information, contact the New England Chapter at 1-800-314-3459 or http://ne.ccfa.org, join CCFA NE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccfane, or follow CCFA NE on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ccfa_newengland. Also visit the National website www.ccfa.org.

 

 

 

Dear Prudence

meet our furbaby!

Prudence is a 2 year old long haired Abyssinian Guinea Pig. As you can tell shes black and white and we call her a little oreo cookie, ice cream sandwich, etc. Guinea Pigs make awesome pets and are very low maintenance. she is spoiled though….she eats lots of organic fruit and veggies! carrots, lettuce and bell pepper are her favorite veggies, and blueberries, apple, and strawberries are her favorite fruits!

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The Beginning

just an excerpt from (and only what i have written so far) the most epic story of my life.

chapter 1: how we met

weds, September 21st, 2011
today was just like any other day. she woke up in the late morning, early afternoon. did not much of anything till it was time to go work. a few weeks before her roommmate told her that a friend was gonna come stay with them. he used to live in az, and work at sprouts, now he lives in oahu was in town on some business things. “ok, yeah thats cool” she said. today was that day, but by the time she had gotten home from work she had completely forgotten about it. hours later her roommate called her to ask her to go open up the gate so they could all drive in. not knowing what to really expect she played it cool and kept to herself and continued with her nightly surfing of the internet. they all walked in and her roommate was really drunk….not surprising. this guy introduced himself as nick. “hi nick, im ali,” she said, and she went along with her business. her roommate asa started to get all silly and crazy with her boyfriend neil, so naturally they called it a night and went into her room. so her she was left alone with this guy..nick whom she didnt even know. she didnt know what was gonna happen. “was he gonna talk to me?” she wondered. she noticed him kind of sitting on this chair across the room. but then he got up and walked over to her and asked “could you give me directions to this place?” of course she couldnt say no. she wouldnt have said no. “sure, whats the address she said.” he gave her the address to the phoenix municipal court. millions of things were wandering around in her brain, but she didnt feel comfortable enough to ask why he was going there. but she didnt have to because he explained that it was something with a previous job and that is his whole reason for being back out here in az. he told her how a few days ago one of his best friends got married in coronado in cali. she told him how she was from san diego. naturally the convo decided to just go in that direction. now she knew that nothing would prob happen. she was in some weird kind of relationship….if you could even call it a relationship. not really it wasnt anything but she kind of did like the guy. but here in her living room was this super attractive, funny, interesting guy and she was intrigued. they started talking about everything. he told her how when he was in san diego he stopped by this monastary and he got out his camera to show her the pics of it along with some pics from hawaii of an adventure he had had with bike and getting locked out of a park or something. he seemed a little tipsy but she didnt care. she was enjoying his company. as he was showing her the pics of the wedding, and then the monastary she asked him if it was “deer park monastary in escondido.” “yes” he said. right then and there she knew something had to have been up. he had literally been 5 mins from her house, and as she told him that, it baffled him. as the night went on…and roommate and boyfriend were in her room doing god only knows what they got into talking about movies and tv shows. and she brought up tim and eric and the room and of course he just happened to know and love them. no one in the entire world unless your a super nerd(which she would admit she is) or just into weird things knows about tim and eric or the room. so now she was even more inrigued. they stood in the kitchen going on and on about that as well as some other things too. then for some reason or another he decided to hit her with a pillow. catching her off guard she turned and looked at him and exclaimed “did you just hit me with a pillow?!” “yes” he said as he took another swipe at her. totally not knowing what to say or do she grabbed a pillow from his makeshift bed that asa had set up for him and decided to fight back and defend herself. never had she done anything like this ever before in her life, but she didnt hate it! in fact she loved it! so again she questioned “who is this guy?!” the tone had changed and she really wanted to know more. the pillow fighting went on for maybe an hour. and then it turned into jeet koon do and her telling him she could punch him and him telling her to do so, but she knew she didnt want to hurt him. she did like where this was going and in the back of her mind she wanted to see how far it would go. after hours of doing this asa never had woken up. she thought for sure she was gonna come out of her room and at least ask for them to shut the hell up or something. he also did have to be up in a few hours but its like they couldnt/didnt want to stop. she had never had this much fun in a long time and she liked it. there were moments when he would randomly pick her up by her waist and spin her around in the air and then throw her down somewhat gently on his bed. when he did it the first time she was surprised but then she liked it and thought to herself “what can i do to get him to keep doing that without it being obvious that i liked it.” but sure enough he did it a couple more times. then they realized the he definitely needed to go to sleep and she was getting tired so they went their separate directions, and the thing in her mind was that she hoped she hadnt kept him up to late and she didnt want him to be late for his appt. but she did have a great time. not knowing what was gonna happen that day when they saw each other un normal light and time made her curious but she desperately wanted to know.

Anything I can do she can do better

this has been on my mind for a long time.

What do you do when someone you know thinks they are better than everyone else, and they go out of their way to flaunt it all over social media. Everything you love to do they do it somewhat better which makes you hate the things you love to do because they ruin the moments.

narcissism at its finest folks 👎🏻