Saturday, December 30, 2006

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #9

Wow, I can't believe only 43 weeks before Hawaii!!!

This week is brought to you by the letter "t" which suffers from the same fate as the letter "r" So this week's word is TOGETHER (now everyone, say "aaawwww") which in Hawaiian is:

pū:This word has many meaninsg:
1. Large Triton conch shell or trumpet; wind instrument as horn, trumpet or cornet.
2. gun;
3 generic name for pumpkin or squash;
4; tree with cluster of several stalks like a banana tree;
5. together entirely 'O wa Pu (me too) THIS IS THE ONE WE ARE GOING WITH...
6; sluggish, inactive, quiet bored.

I guess it's all in your interpretation

So happy new year all, and may all your (good) dreams come true.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

That's why they call it Beta

I wonder if I'm not getting posts because I'm soo soo boring, or if because this new version of Blogger is so messed up that no one CAN post to me.

I just tried to post on someone else's account, and I kept getting redirected to Blogger hell. I could post on a different account however. Anyone else having problems? If so. you may have to actually e-mail me!! Ahhh, technology

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #8

Boy, I can't believe I'm already 8 weeks into my 50th year. And what a sucky year it's been so far. I've been cranky, irritable, and just plain unpleasant to be around. Hmmm. don't you want to hop on a plane with me now?

Your word of the week is brought to you by the letter "u". You may know that many a Hawaiian word starts with "u." I've even had to resort to using words that start with "u" because the letter of the week didn't play well with choosing today's word was a bit tricky. But I succeeded.


To glimmer, especially of a light through hole, crack or narrow opening to twinkle faintly. You know, like the light at the end of the tunnel.

I haven't seen it yet, but I'm hoping to really soon.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #7

Today's word is brought to you by the letter "L" which stands for Latke...of course, I am unaware of the number of Hawaiians who celebrate Hanukkah. But I bet they eat Potatoes anyway, and the word for Potatoes is :


Hey, I think one night of my birthday week we'll have a latke feast!!!

C'happy C'hanukah

Add together:
78 adults
+ 24 teenagers
+ 12 children under 11
+ general pot lucky dishes
- 30 lbs of shredded potatoes
- 10 lbs of onions
- 4 dozen eggs.
- 1 qt oil
- 2 18 lb turkeys
- 2 noodle kugle casseroles

And your total will be:


But a good time was had by all. My house never looked so festive, thank G-d for gay decorators!!!

The usual suspect were there, and some were suspiciously absent.

This was our 9th party for the lesser Jewish holiday, and it's HUGE!!! We put a lot of work in, and wouldn't do it any other way. We have so much fun introducing (and re-introducing) our non-Jewish friends to the foods and the story, and this year Little Brother did an impromptu encore performance of the Jive-talkin' Chanukah Story which I interpreted. Next year, we'll get in on tape, I promise. I think he and his homeys are planning a rap-underscore to go with--

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

CD Mix #3

I have to tell you that I have a Love=Hate relationship with these....I love getting everyone's collection. I hate trying to fit my favorite music on to a 60 minute CD. I know, I know, I can hear you saying...but if you convert it to MP3, you can fit more music. Well unless you get your little self over to my house when I am loading all these songs on....shutty.

My mixes went out in the mail on Monday, as ordered. I'm looking forward to my first receipts today....

1. First song (on the first side) of the first album you ever purchased. A Hard Day’s Night. Thank God someone bought me the anthology a few years ago….
2. Holiday song. Hanukah Blessings – Barenaked ladies,
3. Geographical location song—Rocking Chair in Hawaii George Harrison (need you ask why?)
4. A medley. Gospel Medley – Destiny’s Child Hey, it was in my collection…the harmonies are nice, even though the words kind of leave me, um empty…If only the synagogue had some well dressed lovely young women to sing….
5. A dance song— Dance of the Latkes Queens Klezmer Nutcracker…’tis the season!!
6. Song with a woman’s name in the title. Veronica --- Elvis Costello
7. Song you would like to have played at your funeral. More than my Share – Crystal Spring and Carter
8. Song by your friend’s band. Love is A Round – Tracy Spring (I’m so honored to be her friend.)
9. A drinking song. What would you say? -- Dave Matthews Band. I don’t know why. It makes me thirsty
10. Kickass cover song - with a twist! Boy, this was hard!!! I finally found “black Magic Woman” -- Fleetwood Mac. Who knew??
11. Song with a man’s name in the title. Tristan’s Moon – David Weiss (another friend)
12. B-side. Better Days – Men Without Pants
13. Song about the weather Here comes the Sun – The Beatles…as if Sun is Weather to you in SoCal…it’s weather here….
14. Musical question—Did I shave my legs for this? -- Deana Carter
15. Your Cheatin’ Heart—Don’t Do Me Like That --Tom Petty
16. Song about violence and/or death. Nicaragua – Motherlode. I think Flipsycab will like this one…
17. Song you like by a band or artist you normally can’t stand. Wake me When September Ends – Green Day
18. Song you like to play air guitar to. I had to have at least ONE Billy Joel song "Only the good die Young"…and I don’t play air guitar, I play air piano….
19. Amnesty Song—I am Not My Hair --India Arie
20. Last song (on the last side) of your favorite album of all time. OK, this just pissed me off. Like I could pick my “favorite” You mean my favorite today, right? This is like picking my favorite child…(but, as an aside, different from picking my favorite book, which would be way way easier…) So my favorite today, at this moment is my Barenaked Holidays, as they are leading me in. The last song on the album, ironically enough, is the last song of the year. And I hope you all have good, healthy and happy ones yourselves.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #6

Today’s word is brought to you by the letter J. I have to admit this was a difficult morning to choose for a variety of reasons…but here it is.

Huaka’I Journey, to travel. At this rate, I may end up in Hawaii by myself….

I'm too cranky to be around. Maybe I'll feel better after this week.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #5

This week is brought to you by the letter “k” which is, by far, the largest section of my Hawaiian dictionary. Today’s word is :

Kiko’ olā 1. sarcastic, rude, impertinent. 2. haphazard, here, there and everywhere; entangled or awkward shape, as a package.

OK. So these two definitions really don’t connect in my mind, but I’ll take it. Sort of the way this whole “project” has been going. This week my brother told my sister that he wants to go to Hawaii with “us.” Did I not make it clear, NO BOYS ALLOWED! It’s NOT that I don’t like boys, I just don’t want mine (or yours) to be in Hawaii with us.

So the big dumpage of snow is almost at a tolerable level today, and good thing too, I have along drive ahead of me on Monday for to see my gal Mel.

There was NO SCHOOL all week, we’ve got a bit of cabin fever going here too. But the BEST part of the snow was to really experience how well my little car Starla the Subaru handles in the snow and ice. I feel like a walking (or driving) commercial, but I’m good with that.

I’m working on my CD mix now, don’t bug me….