Saturday, March 31, 2012

No Words Needed

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Afternoon At the North Shore

Spent some time yesterday with two great gals at the North Shore. 
It's been a while since I've been there and it was like returning home. 

The first two images show the beach where a good deal of "Lost" was filmed.  I never did get there during the time it was being produced, but it sure is a beautiful beach.

Tori and Leah

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hot Hula

A friend of mine has been taking Hula lessons for the past couple of years and she recently got hooked up with an exercise group called Hot Hula.  For lack of a better way to describe it, it appears to be aerobic Hula.

Last night they performed at a venue that I won't even try to describe.  Let me just say that I couldn't get out of there fast enough.  I was mortified and embarrassed the entire time I was there waiting to photograph the performance. (I don't think my
friend had any idea of what the venue was going to be like)

Anyway, the dance was great to watch and they certainly looked like they were having a fun time. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Macro Assignment

The photo group I belong to in NY is meeting Tuesday afternoon and the assignment is macro.  I put this off day after day until one of the members gave me a figurative kick in the pants to post some images so the group could look at them when they meet.

Sometimes a kick in the pants is all you need.  Thanks, Trish!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Miscellaneous and a Dilemma

Our church meets in an elementary school cafetorium. This past Sunday I noticed this little guy sleeping on one of the tables in the back after the service.  His siblings had put the toys on his forehead and the church bulletin in his hands and he continued to sleep through it.  I couldn't resist the picture.  He's one of 9 children and, as my daughter conjectured, when there are that many kids in a house, you learn to sleep anywhere/anytime.  He cracked us up.

This morning my friend, Betty, my daughter and I went to Disney for breakfast. 
 I think you can probably tell from the look on her face that it was all good.

Goofey goofing with the kids.  (I want that photographer's job)

Crab etched into the rock.

Now for my dilemma.  Yesterday I spent at least 2 hours on the phone with tech support and the virus removal tech to get a Trojan virus removed from my computer for the third time in 18 months.  And yes, I do have virus protection.  A lot of good it's doing me though.  Each episode costs $90.  I'm beginning to wonder if it isn't a conspiracy between the sickos who spread the virus and the Anti-virus companies.  Do I sound just a little lot cynical.

Anyway, my son has been trying to persuade me to get a M...M....Ma.....Mac (there I actually said it, and it wasn't easy, believe me) computer for a couple of years because they are virtually virus free. 

But I'm a PC person and I'm brand loyal.  You know, kind of like Canon (which rocks) vs Nikon, Lays Potato chips vs any other brand, Saab cars vs any other car, Hawaii vs any other state. 

Well today I actually darkened the door of an Apple Store.  It was tough, I almost turned around and walked out, but I persevered.  Then I saw the prices.   Oh.     My.     Gosh!!!  Still, I persevered.  I asked my questions (at least the ones I could remember, because, after all, I totally forgot to write them down as I thought of them beforehand), and I watched as the gear-head showed me a few things on the machine.  I'm still not sold. 

So, what do you think?  I know what one of you will say, but what about the other few who might read this blog.  What's your opinion?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Wedding

So.  I'm back from the cruise and finally connected to the internet again.  It's not that I was dealing with "internet withdrawal".  It's just that I was surprised and a wee bit annoyed that there was no free wifi at LAX.  Really???  No free wifi at an International airport.  Oh well.

I'm back home in Hawaii, and even though I should be heading to bed, I wanted to get these photos posted.  The Mexican cruise was pretty amazing.  I had a very difficult time wrapping my brain around being so pampered.  For example--at dinner, the wait staff came around to each person to put the napkins on our laps.  Seriously? 

More about the cruise in subsequent posts.

The wedding in Cabo San Lucas was a hoot.  There were only 8 of us. It took place on the beach of an absolutely gorgeous restaurant.  Honestly, doesn't this look like a photo from a travel poster?  (I'm not bragging about the photo--but the place was amazing!!)

Scott and his bride, Sybil, with the pastor looking on.

Me, Amanda, Leslie, Sybil, Martha

Scott had Mojitos delivered to the beach after the ceremony.

While we were eating dinner, I looked out over the water to see this beautiful full moon rising.

Friday, March 02, 2012


My friend and I paid a visit to the Kri Dewaruci, an Indonesian training ship docked in Pearl Harbor for a few days.  The assignment for the day is "up". When I saw that and knew that I was going to visit the ship, it was definitely serendipity.

Take note of the Skull & Crossbones flag.  We couldn't quite figure out what that's all about.