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...