Sunday, October 21, 2007

The 3 Envyings



  1. 1. House Envy: I've discussed this with several friends at some point or another, but now I've got it bad. I'm not even envious of a specific person in relation to this subject, but I'm coveting a house. Although right now the possibility is based on a number of ifs, we've walked through a house which is semi-close to our price range. I know, amazing. Most people who know anything about Hawaii realty would probably say do it, but it's more complicated than that. We've made lists of why and why not (long lists) and I don't really feel any closer to a decision. Again, we're still riding a lot on the scientific principle of guesstimation, so we may be spinning our wheels a lot for nothing. Well, not for nothing. A whole lot of stress is something I guess.

  2. Since I've had Amaya I've been envious of women who say things like, "I still weigh 5 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight, and it's been 2 weeks since I had my baby!" These same women (seemingly) do not exercise regularly, eat chocolate, and have babies who sleep through the night. These women also tell me: "But you look fine, really. I just can't believe this gut that I'm still carrying around." I do eat chocolate, at least, to keep my mouth busy instead of screaming at these women.

  3. This is probably why #2 exists. I'm envious that Bekah can go to the local "Family Mart" and buy soft serve. 'Hokkaido milk' flavor is my favorite, followed by 'sakura'. Japanese people know how crucial it is to have a bakery, a cake shop, and soft serve available on every street corner. Genius.

7 comments:

Damaris said...

My huge envy right now is my friend who keeps telling me that I am so lucky to just have 1 kid because she has 2 dogs and that takes up way more time. (I wish I was in that ignorant is bliss phase of my life, also she has more time)

Sienna said...

Tony has major house envy. Every time we go over to someone else's house he is always like, "wouldn't it be awesome to have so much space." We live in a studio. I have to remind him that we have only been married 4 months and we have to start somewhere. I guess he feels like since he's 28, he should get to settle down. But I love the studio, it is so easy to clean.

Mariko said...

I also love the studio. It forces you to be together, even if you're mad at each other. It seems like a bad thing at the time, but when your house gets bigger, you just naturally spend more time apart. And you have to have less stuff. Less stuff is important.

Bekah said...

Don't be jealous of Tokyo. Sure there is a bakery, a cake shop, and a family mart close by, but the family mart is the only thing on our street we can afford to frequent. the bakery is for doggies and the cake shop runs into the triple digits for a cake. We have two chocolate shops, but mostly we just try not to drool on the windows as we walk by. Bekah has house envy too. Someone in the ward was telling me about 300 dollar meals they'd eaten, for business. So I stopped feeling bad about not paying for the tolls on the way home from surfing.

Sienna said...

I do really like not having to have a lot of stuff. The kitchen isn't too small except for the old gas oven that is half the size of a regular oven. I can't figure out the temperature. After destroying three batches of cookies last night, I decided never to bake again.

Melinda said...

now that we have a house, we can spread out more, but i feel obligated to start a garden in the "yard" and fill the storage room with stuff. fortunately cuz we're renting, we can still expect someone else to fix things for us...eventually.
i'm definitely envious of the soft serve down the road.

Masayuki said...

Why did you remind me of Hokkaido Milk? American milk still tastes funny to me...