Howzit, peeps … wow, it’s Thursday already??  And it’s almost the middle of February too, which means Valentine’s Day is coming up, guys!  If you’re looking for something unique and special, drop by our IOLANI on Kona St. store and we’ll fix you up with something nice!  Valentine’s Day is extra special (or critical?) for me because it also happens to be my anniversary … you see, I got the bright idea that getting married on Valentine’s Day would “kill to birds with one stone”, ie, I would only need to get one gift instead of two. WRONG!  I forgot that women don’t think the same way as us men – you know, the old Venus and Mars stuff – so although it’s only one gift, it needs to be EXTRA special!  haha!  That’s fine with me, though, ’cause Carla is totally worth it …

And since it’s Thursday, that means I have my weekly afternoon round of golf with my buddies.  I hope the weather holds up, though, because we had some rain last night and there’s more rain in the forecast.  I have to be careful since I’m still fighting this cough and the boys and I are on the mainland next week.  And if that wasn’t bad enough, I think I may be getting a sinus infection from all the vog!  @#%&**!!

Went to Taiyo Ramen to pick up some take-out last night.  They’ve got a great chicken katsu curry plate which they serve local portion-size – ie, huge!  One order can probably feed two people, except for us locals where two orders can feed one!  I also love to shop at the new Nijiya Market located next door in the old Blockbuster Video space.  They’ve got a great assortment of lunch, dinner, and snack items so check ’em out.  These two places are located on the corner of Kona & Piikoi Sts. next to the Ala Moana Shopping Center (Sears side) and across from IOLANI (Kona St.)

Aloha, “D”