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ohana means farmily

i processed kava for the first time today. i got to let out what little frustration i have here by weilding a mean machete. totally fun! then i got to powerwas the roots. i think this is my new favorite job. my least favorite job is getting the air out of the ziplock bags we store the kava paste in. shit! i hate that job so much. grrr...

we've also started a "farm"-ily dinner tradition here at the farm. it's awesome. i really feel at home here.

i couldn't be happier.

well, maybe if the mosquitos left me alone and my foot healed up nicely.

tomorrow is thomas' birthday and we will be going to waipio valley, weather permitting. everyone says i'm going to totally trip out when i get to this place. it sounds amazing. rumor has it that it's the "dry land" setting from waterworld.

well, everything is good here except i've totally lost my once keen sense of direction and i couldn't be more frustrated by it.

also, today i had the best burrito of my life, followed by the best second helping i've ever forced myself to finish. mmm mmm good.

the german left today, and we are now down to a great crew of hard workers. i'm excited about getting down to business.

xxx

about the cell phone. maybe i only get service when the sky is clear? to be honest, i'm boggled by this damn thing. so, whatever. i'll get back to you when i can.

kisses.

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gygaxis
May. 17th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
glad you're having fun
and lilo + stitch == win
stewbot
May. 17th, 2006 07:32 am (UTC)
ROCK
god... why don't you just go shark around already! HIP!
shakewell
May. 19th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
Re: ROCK
dude. i'm SO trying.

if someone could put that on an audio (not mp3) cd for me, i would totally love to play it for the pu'u'ala crew!
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shakewell
May. 19th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
i was introduced to this kid (nokolai) by seeing him in the (outdoor) shower and sean telling me "there's the german." so, i've always known him first as the german and everytime i have to talk about him i say "zee german"! i loved it.
mdelamer
May. 17th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
glad everything's awesome!
'scuse my ignorance, but what is kava paste??
and were there issues with the german? cuz i'm having issues with the german language. fucking germans. and their language.
shakewell
May. 19th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
no need for excuses
i dunno if it's really a paste but we process the kava roots by chopping them up and then grinding them in a big dough mixer. then we stuff the gloopy paste like stuff in ziplock bags to be frozen and stored. from there, people buy it to be strained through something like a cheese cloth into warm water to make a disgusting dirt-flavored drink that makes your mouth tigle. lol.

the issues with the german were that he was kinda goofy, lazy and maybe stupid. he always needed to be told what to do, then he would totally do a half-assed job of it. also, there was a lot of explaining/translating that needed to be done with him and it was a HUGE pain in the ass.

sorry about your german issues. i never came close to mastering that language. and not just because of herr keach (keech?). good luck! you're a smart girl, i know you can do it.
beatfreak
May. 17th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
Waterworld is an awesome movie; I don't care what anyone says. Cheeah!
shakewell
May. 19th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
not awesome. but it's not the horrible flop that i'd heard it was.
alli26152
May. 17th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
glad to hear you are having fun and enjoying yourself :)
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