Last week I told you my girl Noni (and yes, we're back to the original spelling) was on Maui. Sigh. She posted pictures of beaches and sunsets and swimming pools, the brat. One picture showed a table in the sun with a
She emailed me last night in a panic because she hadn't helped me pick a Friday Fun video. It was okay, though, because I had two in mind. While she was working on her tan, I spent the week keeping the kids pointed in the right direction, getting to work on time, and oh yeah, visiting Honolulu my own way.
I worked on the X-teenth revision of a short story I call Honolulu City Lights. It's about a girl and a boy and a beach - well, and this iteration had a hula dancing doll in the mix. It's a fun little read, if I do say so myself. And in honor of sending it off to see if it finds a home, I'm posting Bing Crosby's version of the song the doll dances to, The Hukilau Song. This particular version works for me on a couple of different levels, and I hope it makes you want to jump on the next Hawaiian Air flight out of town.
Oh, and for good measure, here's the song that inspired the title of my short story...