Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Lei Day!

Aloha Kakou & HAPPY LEI DAY to all!! May 1st is lei day in Hawaii & it's a rather well celebrated day there. Schools pick out a court to represent different islands or different districts of the island they are on & put on a pageant. Usually involves hula & stuff like that! They even drape the Kamehameha statue in downtown Honolulu with HUGE leis that hang from his's too cool!
(couldn't find one of the statue in Honolulu, but this is the original statue
in Kohala on the big Island...they also decorate both for Kamehameha day on June 11th...)

Anywho, just wanted to wish y'all a happy lei day, or just even Happy May Day wherever you are!

also something else I totally forgot about...I signed up on Sher's website about "Pay It Forward" it sounded really neat at the time, but sadly, I forgot all about it ( that's what I get for lurking on people's blogs...) Anywho, Sher pleasantly reminded me that I said I would do this, so I am ready to play ( EVEN IF I am a couple months late with it....better late than never & it is a neat idea....) ANYCRAP, I copied the explanation from her site & the person who inspired her to try this as well ( which both of these ladies' blogs are REALLY beautiful & hope you get a chance to check them both out as well....)

Anywho, here it goes:(from Sher's site...)

Here's an idea I picked up from
Deena: Someone will have a chance to get a surprise from me, on a surprise date, in the next 365 days.
Here are the rules:
1.~Leave a comment on my blog that says you want to play. First three folks to comment will get a gift from ME. (If I don't know it already, let me know how I can contact you, an e-mail is fine.)
2.~Do the same thing on your blog!The first three folks who leave a comment and commit to doing this on their blog, too, will get a surprise from YOU at a surprise time in the next 365 days!
If you've yet to meet her, treat yourself by visiting this extraordinary woman. Click
here to read her story.

so the first 3 people to leave a comment on my blog today, will get a surprise package from me! (so please leave your e-mail in your response as well, so I can contact you & get an address to send your gift....which is what I FORGOT to do with Sher which is why I forgot all about don't so what I did & please send me your e-mail ASAP if you want to play along...)

Then post this on your blog & get 3 people to play, etc, etc, etc...seems pretty simple & if you have any questions just holler!

Anycrap, that's all for Lei Day, things are going rather well today (not panic-ing about hula or anything like that...) I realize there's so much more that others have to struggle with EVERYDAY, that my worries seem rather minuscule compared to everyone else's, so with that in mind, I'll just keep on doing what I do & take baby steps & everything will work out fine in the end!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!! A hui hou,



Amanda said...

Ooh I'll play! This is Amanda at and my email is Thanks for posting about Lei Day, it sounds fun!

Sonya said...

I read about this first on Amanda's site. I posted it on my blog too. I'd love to participate too :). My husband and daughter are going to Hawai'i sometime this fall for a trip they've planned and she loved the lei pictures. I tried the hula early this year and it was embarrassing! I need to learn how to sway those hips LOL.