Clean Slate

September 10th, 2014

Each morning, I start my day with a clean slate.  As I drive in to work, I clear my mind and prepare myself for the day ahead.  I try to purge my mind of any "ugliness" of the previous day and start fresh.  Put on some good sounds, (usually it's Billy V and Mele Apana on 105.1)...and plan my day out.  Sometimes the ride in will involve talking to myself about this, that or whatever.  My job has a lot of dramatic goings on so I have to talk to myself about the various scenarios at times for sanity sake.  LOL!

I say to start out with a clean slate...purge yourself ~ Let go of yesterdays ugliness.  Don't stay mad at something that upset you yesterday.  Seriously, it's not worth it.  Life is just too short.  I have family members that literally stay pi$$ed off for years.  And what?  Grandma ends up not seeing the mo'opuna, aunty ends up not seeing the nieces and nephews.  Nobody sees nobody.  WTH.  Like I said...move on.  Life is too darned short.

Same with work.  You have a problem with a co-worker, talk it out.  Nothing can be so bad that you can't talk about it right?

Can't we all just get along?  :)   Sheesh!

Na'au Therapy

September 5th, 2014

If ever you are driving next to me on my morning trek to work, you will undoubtedly see me laughing (all by myself, mind you) and think that I'm some kind of crazy woman gone wild.  I am, but most times ~ in the morning, it's because I'm listening to Billy V and Mele Apana on Hawaiian 105.1 and their Na'au Therapy.  They just crack me up while they talk stories about the funniest things!  I can totally see myself just hanging with dem problem.

 Photo courtesy of Hawaiian 105.1 website 

Each morning, Mele shares her Mento Mana'o...she shares a Hawaiian (sometimes pidgin) word and provides her meaning for the word ... usually, it's something based on her personal life adventures...

Overall, just listening to these two is like listening to really good friends that are just so comfortable with one another.  No false airs about them...I love it!  That's why I gravitate to their morning show...I like genuine people...and in my books, they are about as genuine as you can get.  My kind of peeps!

On another note, don't forget to get out there and support our University of Hawaii Warrior football and volleyball teams this weekend!

Photo courtesy of UH website

Heck, I'm ready for a weekend...aren't you???  :)


Show Your Support

August 29th, 2014

First game of the season tomorrow!!!

Yeah, I know...we didn't have the most stellar season last year.  HOWEVER, being the diehard supporters that we are...we'll be there!  Back up our team no matter what.  We cheer loud and proud.  Wear our green with pride!  What?  You only come out when we win?  Aiyah...what kind of fan is THAT!@!

  Shonaline & Lauren in their Colt lovin' days...

 Me and Gladys...SHE is undeniably the diehard fan in the family!

I was listening to Coach Chow talking to Billy V and Mele on Hawn know, he always says, it's not about him ~ It's about the team...they put themselves out there for us.  They represent US, the University of Hawaii...the Big 808!  In the stands, the fans can get pretty brutal when things aren't going our way...I know we all want "the win" but really!  Sometimes you just want to crack some of these peeps when they start getting obnoxious!   Shaddap already!  Paul and I now have grandkids in the stands with us.  Jaymes is an old pro at the games...this will be Brayden's 2nd football season!

I missed the interview with Coach Shoji, but I know everyone is excited for the volleyball season to start as well!  So what?  Is THIS going to be his last season?  Can't even begin to imagine UH Women's Volleyball without Shoji on the sidelines!

Get out and support our teams!!! 


Ya Meet the Nicest Peeps

August 22nd, 2014

Last weekend, we attended the Made in Hawaii Festival at the Neal S. Blaisdell along with thousands of others!  Paul, myself and our granddaughters, Jaymes and Kylia figured that we'd brave the crowds and check out the happenings.  We're glad that we did, as we were able to find not one but TWO birthday presents that we were shopping for!

AND!  We were able to meet some really nice people which made it an even more worthwhile adventure!  While meandering the aisles, (and I say that tongue in cheek because you do NOT meander in the aisles since it's always so crowded) I came across a booth with really cute Baby Items which immediately caught my eye especially since she had a baby futon on display similar to one that my daughter Megan has that she TOTALLY loves!   Anyways, Chloe (my 11 month old granddaughter ~ yes, another one ~ we have many  :))...loves her is THE softest futon EVER!  I want one of my own please!  Here's the link to Me&U... .   In speaking with them, I found out that the shop owner also teaches sewing ~ I love it!...we were talking about how as I was growing up, girlz our age attended the mandated summer "Singer Sewing Class"...nowadays, no one does stuff like that.  My sister used to be the instructor at the Singer sewing class in Hilo that I attended, and whenever I would get stuck (which was a lot), she would help until this day, I still don't know how to sew zippers (or sew that well for that matter)!  :)


Image of Sariah Keiki Futon

While at the festival, we also purchased a couple of Forbidden Island Flutes.  What drew us to that particular booth was the melodic sounds coming from the wasn't a shrill whistle as one might was actually quite a soothing sound!  After checking out the various offerings of flutes, we selected one for our grandson and continued on our merry way.  After walking around the festival for awhile, we then decided on purchasing a honu flute for another birthday present and felt quite satisfied that with our shopping accomplished, we could treat ourselves to the rest of the festival offerings.


That said, we had a great time at the 2014 Made In Hawaii Festival!  After that, we took Jaymes and Kylia to sing karaoke for the rest of the afternoon!



Attitude of Gratitude

August 12th, 2014

People oh my gosh ~  we just dodged a couple of pretty big bullets ... let's display an attitude of gratitude PLEASE!  There are people on Hawaii Island and Maui that are still dealing with the blow dealt by Hurricane Iselle.  We should be VERY, and I mean VERY thankful that it wasn't worse than it was, because we all know that it could d@mn well have been.

  • So you have a couple of cases of water that's taking up floor space?  You DO know that hurricane season runs through November?  Don't be ugly and make scenes trying to return the water you no longer want.  If you REALLY don't want it on your floor or in your pantry take some to work everyday.  Buy some flavor enhancers and drink healthy!  Yay!  Heaven forbid that we have to go through this fire drill AGAIN and you have to go out and buy water cause you returned it all!  Aiyah!


  • Stop making fun of the meteorologists!  They are doing their job.  Although we have some awesome technology, they do not have a crystal ball that can show them EXACTLY what's going to happen.  Easy to blame stuff on someone else...auwe!  Shame on you.  And stop making fun of Guy Hagi...geez, he wasn't even here to defend himself!  WTH!  Really?


I personally am very thankful that we were spared the wrath of Iselle and Julio.  My family is safe.  My home is intact.  Life is good.  We are truly blessed.

Have a wonderful day everyone!  :)


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