I haven't even been in Hawaii for 24 full hours, but already I have tidbits to share.
1. It took less than three hours from the time my plane touched down for some man twice my age to hit on me. At 38, I'm no spring chicken, myself, but I have to wonder what a man who looks 70 thinks he's going to get out of chatting me up. Seriously. He was polite and nice enough, but really, now.
2. The first thing Diva Mommy and I did upon my arrival was hit the patio at Duke's Canoe Club. I landed at 3:15, and we were seated at Duke's with lava flows in hand by 4:45. Plus, our very favorite Waikiki live musician was playing. Yay! He played "Beyond the Sea" for me, even though he doesn't really know it. It sounded good to me; so I was happy.
3. Later in the evening, the Diva and I found ourselves at another beachfront bar/restaurant, and the musicians there treated us to a rendition of Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him" between Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Diamond covers. I didn't know whether to be happy or horrified at the inclusion of Joe Jackson, but I sang along. (Besides, "Is She Really Going Out With Him" is being used in the commercials for a really terrible-looking Patrick Dempsey movie. So if I'm going to be horrified, I should probably start there.)
4. Diva Mommy has found me some Waikiki karaoke! Oh, little does the sweet Diva, who was a professional singer in her day, know. It was getting kind of late by the time the karaoke began, but not too late for me to warble through "Different Drum" and make a whole bunch of friends in the mere three minutes it took for me to sing it. Don't think I won't be back there for a few hundred more tunes.
Okay, that's all for now. I have my new bathing suit on, and the beach awaits....