Saturday, April 25, 2009

Why Thank You

Aloha Welcome!
Click on photos to enlargeResidential Kapahulu
"I lift my eyes unto the hills"

Yellow Hibiscus, State Flower of Hawaii

"Famous are the flowers of Hawaii"

Look, I won an award!

“I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, (sic) but to my work -- a life's work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. So this award is only mine in trust.”
William Faulkner

The lovely blogger, AKELAMALU of Everything and Nothing has granted me the award above!
Why thank you, Ake.
Though I am honestly rather scrappy, I'll play by the rules by posting ten things about me that you may not know. Then if you remain awake, you can visit my gal pal Ake at:

And now for our game,
10 things about me that you may not know:
  1. I worked overnight for years.
  2. Bad aloha wear can make me somewhat nauseated.
  3. Though I adore my home, Hawaii, I miss snow, blizzards, and ice storms, and can watch them on the weather channel for hours with the air conditioning on HIGH.
  4. As a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer, I will be tapped to assist in any major disaster or pandemic.
  5. I left home at age 14 to hitch hike around and experience life for a summer month or so. My parents weren't happy but acquiesced when I explained that I was a writer, and moreover could easily run away.
  6. I had an apartment, and a job, while attending secondary school at age 16.
  7. I was at Woodstock.
  8. My first drivers license (age 16 again) was for motorcycles; I only obtained a car endorsement years later.
  9. At first, I hated Hawaii and wanted to leave. 22 years ago.
  10. A "near death experience" in 1997 taught me things that influence my life to this day. I don't fear death. . . or life!

A L O H A! Cloudia