Na Hoku Hanohano tonight ….

Aloha kakahiaka, peeps!  It’s a typical Sunday morning here in Manoa … rain mists coming down the valley along with cool breezy tradewinds, the smell of bacon and pancakes on the griddle, and me with my steaming mug of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee!  Trust me, it doesn’t get much better than this, my friends!  Oh .. and I almost forgot, the local gang of rowdy fuzzballs (aka puppies) are running around the house looking for trouble.  We now have 4 dogs since we’re babysitting Carla’s niece’s Boston Terrier, Lola, so we definitely have a full house! 

Went out and played some golf early yesterday morning … why, I don’t know since my game is so bad.  My shots are so inconsistent – good drive, bad 2nd shot .. bad drive, good 2nd shot – mix that in with an assortment of lousy sand trap play and 3-putts and you can see why I hate my game!  I did find one solution, though … after shooting 47 on the front nine, I grabbed a beer at the turn and ended up shooting a 40 on the back!  Hmmm … beer = good golf … now that’s an interesting concept, huh?

Today will be a busy Sunday … I have a squash game at 9am, a birthday brunch after that, and then I have to start getting ready for tonight’s Na Hoku Hanohano music awards banquet.  ManoaDNA’s “EVOLUTION” has been nominated in 3 categories so Alex and I plan to attend with family and friends.  It’s always fun to get dressed up and party with all of our entertainer friends .. this is probably the only time when we can see everyone all together … sort of like a high school reunion!

And finally, tomorrow is Memorial Day, a day to remember all our loved ones who’ve passed on.  Did you know that Memorial Day was previously known as Decorations Day?  I didn’t know that until a Facebook friend informed me of that yesterday .. and she’s from Japan (I guess she knows more about our history than I do – pretty embarrassing!)  Anyway, I plan to go up to the Punchbowl National Cemetery tomorrow to visit my Dad’s gravesite ….

Well, I gotta get going … have a great Sunday, everyone!     Aloha, “D”