Monday, January 30, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

Well, I went to see this film tonight. And, I cried a little. And wanted to kill the LARGE woman sitting in my row who kept making comments in her pidgin English. Honey, you're in a THEATER, with other people, who can hear you and don't want to. Please to shut da fuck up, eh? Mahalo.

As for the movie, I was very happy that it even came to Kona. I guess I have Oscar to thank for that. It's a quiet film with beautiful cinematography. Being a 2 hour film, it was more than the original short story, more fleshed out. Mostly, it worked. But, I loved the sparse power of Annie Proulx's story. Still, the film was touching and sad and beautiful. I wish I could say these unrequited, closeted relationships were a thing of the past, but we all know that's not true.

So, be nice to a homo/bi gal or guy today. Buy 'em a Coke or give 'em a smoke. Spread the love, my friends.

Aloha nui loa.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau

It's a Place of Refuge and it has palm trees. Basically, if you break the law and can escape your enemies and make it to a pu'uhonua without being killed, drowning, getting eaten by a shark, etc., you can take part in a ceremony and be completely forgiven of your crime.

Thus, I am now cleansed. You may call me the Spotless One.

Monday, January 2, 2006

January: The Glorious Month of My Birth

In less than two weeks' time, I'll be "officially" one year older. Although, Buddha knows that this past year has put more than one year on the odometer of my life. On a lighter note, I've decided that this is the year to start turning the clock backward. I mean, why not? If the 90210 "kids" could pull off highschool, then I can surely pass for my early 30s a little while longer.

January in Hawaii is turning out to be pretty nice. We've had some overcast weather recently and really high surf, but today was sunny and the sunset was beyootiful.

My sister will be here in eleven days, so I need to start preparing for that. Cleaning, figuring out where she'll sleep, what she'll eat, and, more importantly, what we'll do on my birthday.

Personally, my only goal for the day is to wear shorts all day. Hey, I'm in Hawaii and I want to say I wore shorts on my birthday. For someone who spent 20 years with snowy, icy birthdays, it's a worthy, perhaps religious, goal.