Friday, June 5, 2009
I went to Hawaii once in Middle School. It was nice. I like Hawaiian music and I think the native language is beautiful. Like every little girl, I had a grass skirt at some point. I have a few Hibiscus plants in my yard. All this to say that I think of Hawaii as much as the next person. I'm not hankering to get there. It's not my mental happy place. Hawaii, just Hawaii. Whatev.
Yesterday, though. Damn! I couldn't get away from it. Weird Hawaii happenings in chronological order: 1) I bought Storm the next book in the Magic Tree House Series which happened to be High Tide in Hawaii. 2) Storm and Faith's dad sent a box of souvenirs from Hawaii where he had recently been on a training exercise. Faith was covered in hibiscus themed jewelry, and Storm was fabulous in a new t-shirt that read, "Hang Loose." (This saying always makes me think of going commando.) 3) On the way to an evening spent playing in the public fountains, we stopped to get a bottle of wine at Aloha Wine World. 4) When we pulled up to the fountains, there was an old car with a sticker on the back window that read, "AlohaWinds.net" 5) On the ground next to where we parked was a tag from a beach towel covered in hibiscus flowers. Isn't this weird?
So I've decided to try out "Aloha" for a while. I'm going to answer the phone with it. Annoy drive-through tellers. Sign emails. Confuse my neighbors.
It's good both coming and going. Aloha!