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    Sophomore Annie McCarthy.

    Sophomore Annie McCarthy.

    April 3, 2009

    Day 0

    --Mama Stromberg cooks us the most delicious Chinese meal we have ever experienced.
    --Dave locks turtle top keys in the turtle top.

    Day 1

    --Mish and Tina get $100 big bucks to switch airplane seats with former Jets, 49ers football player.
    --Football player then proceeds to stand for entire 9-hour flight, not using the seat he paid 100 dollars for.
    --Milk costs $10

    Day 2

    - Practice uno
    --Team split into two challenging rivals, the orange team, and the blue team.
    --Orange team: Leigh, Mish, Annie, Kristina, Chelcie.
    --Blue team: Christine, Shivani, Megan, Amy.
    --Orange team takes its first and last lead of the trip
    --We walk the beach and hit up the pool.
    --Practice dos
    --We count 12+ speed bumps en route to the courts.
    --For those of you who have followed my blogging career from the beginning and have read tale of me being terrible at Jump roping, I take great pleasure in announcing that I jumped rope for 5 minutes without missing. I know, I'm still shocked too.
    --We take surfing lessons from a man who calls himself "Savage"
    --Savage tells us 4 simple steps that will keep us from "sucking"
    --Savage calls out Michelle multiple times for talking
    --Everyone stands up at least once, and rides at least one wave
    --I ride 6 waves completely disregarding steps 1 through 4 and then spend the rest of the time watching Dave get angry and punch waves when he falls.

    Day 3

    --I wake up with massive bruises all over my body from prior days surfing extravaganza.
    --Looks like I got into a fight--kind of cool battle wounds
    --Practices 1 and 2 fly by
    --Dave tells us we are going hiking up Diamond Head Mountain
    --We are excited
    --Dave informs as at mountain that by hiking he meant running as fast as we could up the mountain
    --We are not excited
    --Signs tell us it takes 1 and 1/2 hours round trip to walk the mountain.
    --We get up and down in 25 minutes.
    --We get many comments from passerby's who are smartly walking up the mountain, taking in the scenery.
    --""You're my heroes"
    --"Watch out for the able bodies!"
    --"You're too young for this" and
    --"C'mon, you're friends are ahead of you" to which I responded, "Yes, and my friends are in better shape than I am"
    --Business center at hotel charges $6.50 for ten minutes of Internet.
    --At dinner, Christine makes a deal with Dave to give him some of her food if he takes it slow going over the speed bumps.

    Day 4

    --I begin to resemble a lobster
    --Dave does excellent job driving slowly over the speed bumps to hold up his end of the deal.
    --Practice one
    --Watch Cash cab
    --Practice two
    --Blue team leads by a good 40 points, Orange team clinically depressed.
    --After dinner we walk the streets of downtown Oahu and observe the various street performers
    --Magician catches our attention
    --Magician turns inappropriate
    --Kristina gives Magician fake name
    --Magician levitates

    Day 5

    --We wake up early to go to Pearl Harbor
    --Dave informs us the drive is 5 miles
    --45 minutes later we arrive at Pearl Harbor
    --At practice we play a new game we dubbed "Hot Spot" in which you stand in a circle and throw a Frisbee and a football around trying to get other people to drop them.
    --Michelle is first one out
    --Michelle is enraged
    --Shivani orders pizza for dinner, and we force her to eat the whole thing.
    --Shivani eats the entire pizza and uses all of her might to not throw up on the walk home
    --Mish tells waiter she is from Guam
    --Megan upset with the slow process of her tan, buys a shirt that reads "Pale is the new tan"

    Day 6

    --Match against Washington
    --Crazy winds knock over things that are normally used to hold down things that fly away in the wind
    --Amber/our trainer/Cha-Cha has 4 cups of coffee and begins cheering and making sound effects
    --The team loses in a 4-3 heartbreaker to Washington

    Day 7

    --Match against Hawaii
    --Cha-Cha drinks 4 more cups of coffee
    --The team redeems themselves with a 5-2 victory
    --On the walk home from lunch, Mish and Leigh pull their pants up as high as they go
    --Mish and Lee go to pet a dog (with pants still worn high)
    --Dog pees on Mish
    --We are scheduled to take the red-eye home
    --Shivani creates 14 checkpoints that we must pass in order to arrive home
    --We are at checkpoint 7 as I write this sentence.
    --A lot of people are unhappy with the checkpoints.
    --We are getting threatened to never again use the word checkpoint.

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