The bikini has been acquired; the vacation days have been approved; and last night, the airline tickets were purchased. All the pieces are coming together for the Grand Sassy Return to Hawaii.
Believe it or not, last September was the first time I had ever paid the Hawaiian Islands a visit, and I started making plans to return as soon as I got on the plane back to San Francisco. In just over a month, I again will be taking residence on Waikiki Beach for six glorious days. I'll pull myself away from the sand and surf from time to time for exercise, snacking and other sight-seeing purposes, but in general, if you need me... look on the beach.
My life is not terribly taxing, but I nonetheless will welcome a vacation. Plus, I'll get to see the lovely and talented Diva Mommy, and my sister, Fabulous Patti, will be joining me a couple of days after I arrive. Sadly, we'll miss my friend Tom, who will be on the North Shore for a wedding about five days before my sojourn. He and I had talked about coordinating our trips, but that didn't work out for us. However, perhaps I can make some new friends while I'm there. Diva Mommy is already talking about setting me up with some guy named Kenji. I have to admit, that prospect is a little frightening, but heck, Kenji lives in Hawaii. How bad or boring could he really be?