Sunday, May 25, 2008


I've been inquiring as to what certain people would enjoy as souvenirs.

JOE - Pretty easy. Wants ONE golf ball.
JANIS - Pretty easy. Wants a shot glass from Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.

Then comes my children:

ANA is keeping it simple. She'd like a t-shirt.

I suggested maybe some jewelry, too. A SEA TURTLE! Now she'd like a sea turtle, too. This one is nice, but at $1995.00, a little more than the budget for gifts for 14-year-olds allows.

And then we come to Sam. Some of you know Sam, so this won't surprise you in the least. For the rest of you, well, what can I say? It's Sam.

Sam: Mom. I want a tiki.
Mom: You mean like the little statue?
Sam: No. Like the torches on Survivor.
Mom: Oh! I can't really bring a torch on the airplane. Is there anything else?
Sam: A wand.
Mom: A wand?
Sam: You know? Like Harry Potter.

This is where I left it. I didn't want to get into Harry Potter never having been to Maui as far as I know. That's when I suggested that maybe I could have a tiki torch shipped to him.
Sam: But Mom! How will they fit it in the mailbox?

This is not my problem, but I did find this website, which seemed to fascinate him.
For all of 30 seconds...

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