Aloha, everyone!

It’s Thursday which means an afternoon round of golf with my fellow degenerates.  And why I’m bragging about this to you guys is because it’s the first thing that I’m actually looking forward to this week!  Things should start picking up tomorrow with the Punahou Carnival, KKPG on Saturday, and the Super Bowl on Sunday.  I’ll be rooting for the Giants to beat the Patriots.  Why, you ask?  Just ‘cuz … plus the fact that I bet an IOLANI shirt vs. a bottle of wine with my buddy Rob in L.A.!

As I said before, this week has been a weird one for me … not really boring but with lots of little things going on – both good and bad.  I’ve had weeks like this before, but for some reason this one really stands out and I’ve been in a mild funk for the last couple of days (as you can tell from my blogs).  No worries, though … you gotta go through this once in a while in order to appreciate the good times.  I did receive a bit of good news – my friend and fellow degenerate, Les, made it through his heart surgery yesterday.  It was touch & go for awhile and there were doubts as to whether he would survive the operation – but he did and he’s now recovering nicely!  Heal quickly, brah … we need you back on the Thursdays!

We had a nice visit at IOLANI from hula sensei, Yoshiko, and several of her haumana who are here visiting from Osaka.  We had met her several years ago when ManoaDNA started over at the E&O Trading Co. in the Ward Centre … man, that seems like such a long time ago!  Anyway, it was great to see her and I hope we see them all again soon …

We had a surprise dinner last night – Alex came over and made us his special fish tacos!  He grilled corn tortillas and added sauteed mahimahi, his own homemade coleslaw, and liberal amounts of Cholula hot sauce.  Along with one of Side Street’s farmers salad with shrimp & avocado, it was just what the doctor ordered!  And as always, I ended up eating way too much (burp!) …

Aloha, “D”