Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I have always said that Hawai'i is a Polynesian Montana. Obviously, the spectacular mountains play into that observation. And the quirky, adorable people fold into that, too. But Hawai'i, like Montana, has a culture that is highly definable and unique only to them. Last night, at dusk, on the way home, there were Donkey Crossing signs. Apparently, they have feral donkeys in Hawai'i. Didn't know. Never been anywhere in the world where they have and warn you about feral donkeys.

About 10 years ago, you started seeing little tiny golden flip flops on chains for sale in the jewelry stores here. Now flip flop jewelry lives in a highly evolved state, crafted in platinum with diamond and ruby hibiscus flowers adorned with pearls. Paris has the most beautiful shoes of any place I have ever been, yet in Paris, they do not put beautiful, finely chiseled renditions of the world's most beautiful shoes on chains around their necks. They just don't do it. Here in Hawai'i, they do.

Last night, at the cash register at the Union 76, they had a little basket with little eggs, maybe hen's eggs, that were stamped with a letter configuration. You can get an egg at the cash register at the gas station in Hawai'i. Where else in the world, I ask, where else?


Aloha nui loa.

JBelle
On Assignment
Waikoloa Beach, Hawai'i

11 comments:

Miss Melly said...

In Westport, Ireland there was a road sign with a car driving off a ledge into water.
Watch out for ferrel cars driving into the water in Westport!

toadman said...

Please get a picture of that sign! HA!

MarmiteToasty said...

oh tiny flipflops on a chain..... now thats ruined me vision of a huge rubber flipflop dangling down the front of me chest on a loo chain lol.....

Jebus JBelle.... I close me eyes and Im almost there with you....

x

JBelle said...

yeah, that sounds exactly like Ireland. Feral cars.

JBelle said...

Toad: Stay tuned. Your happiness means everything to me.

JBelle said...

Mel2, Bot U a tiny flip flop on a chain as the market yesterday and will mail it out of here before I am through.

MarmiteToasty said...

*Stern look* I need to be having a quiet word with you dear lady..... hands on hips...

I live and die in flipfloppy sandals in the summer, well not last summer cos we didnt have a summer, but other summers lol....

Ive never seen a little flipflop on a chain :) - I WILL wear it......

ps.... the postie came today with a box - more hands on hips.... email soon....grrrrrrr :)

x

JBelle said...

You WEAR flip flops?! I will buy you some at the market today. Goin' back. ;)

hey, what size?

MarmiteToasty said...

LMFAO....... English Size 7s :) - laffing here so hard...

x

JBelle said...

English size 7. Like I'd have a freaking clue about that.

(muttering)
(talking to the wind)
(throwing up arms)

MarmiteToasty said...

*Checking the label inside the tongue of me Etnies..... ok - European Size 41 (English 7) OR dooble size 9.5 HAHAHAHAHAHA I have big feet if I lived in America hahaha to dam funny.... if I had Size 9.5 feet here I would be in a baseball team lol

x