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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Aloha oe; farewell to thee, mainland

I know a lot of you come over from Deadspin and Gawker in general to read my self-indulgent little blog, and I haven't updated for some time. I'm trying to remedy that, but I haven't really had anything exciting to write about since I saw that photo of Antonio Bryant's tuchis. (Was that really almost four months ago?)

Now that Valentine's Day has mercifully ended, everyone in my immediate family can breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to vacations--for my parents, a trip to Myrtle Beach, and for me, only three weeks until I visit H-bomb and Kyle in beautiful, sunny Hawaii! So very excited. Ten days of sun, black sand, orchids and fruity, twee drinks full of rum.

This was the scene in Hilo earlier this week.

Originally uploaded by richardsullivan.

And here's a shot from my bedroom before I left work this morning.

Sad, isn't it? You can see why I'm so excited to get the hell out of dodge.

Now I want to solicit the Gawker brain trust for their advice:
I need ideas for what to do in Hawaii. Big Island in particular. I've got a AAA book (too like my dad), and I've perused Lonely Planet (too crunchy). What's fun? What's overrated? Kyle kindly offered to come to Oahu to escort me back to the Big Island, but he's not too interested in some of the touristy things on Honolulu. I am not spending 14 hours on a plane NOT to go to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona.

So comment away with recommendations for things to do, places to visit, places to eat and drink, and anything else you think I need to know.

(And thanks for reading!)


  • At 1:34 AM, Blogger K Ronan said…

    Girl, we got plenty to do when you're on Big Island! Don't you worry your pretty head bout it.

    A) Snorkling!
    B) Sunbathing!
    C) Boogie boarding!
    D) Kona coast sunset dinner cruise!
    E) Gourmet Kona coffee tasting tour!
    F) Lava spotting/hike!
    G) Geothermically heated hot ponds!
    H) Geothermically heated steam ponds!
    I) Volcano crater hike/tour!
    J) Lava tube walk!
    K) Nude beach going!
    L) Manta ray dive!
    M) Captain Cook monument!
    N) Mauna Kea observatory stargazing!
    O) Rainforest hike!
    P) 400 ft waterfall gazing!
    Q) Waipi'o valley tour!
    R) Helicopter rides!
    S) Luau hula show!
    T) Mad fresh sushi!
    U) Tchotchkes/souvernir shopping at the farmer's markets!
    V) Eating fresh fruit off of trees in the yard!
    W) Drinking!
    X) Karaoke every night!
    Y) Hippie-watching in Pahoa!
    Z) Whale watching!


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