Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm sure I won't get lei-ed

This, is the normal view from my office.

This will be the view from my office for this next week.

Yes, my friends, I will be working from Waikiki Beach.

I know, it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. I am sacrificing myself for the good of the organization and oh-so-humbly accepted the invitation to participate in conference activities there. I know, I know...I am a martyr to be sure.
It will be a hardship. It will be time-consuming. It will be work, work, work the whole time we are there. You know how that is, you go to a conference and the only thing you see is the inside of the airport, the cab and the hotel. I'm sure it will be the same this week. Just absolutely positive. I am confident that I will not look once out of my hotel balcony over-looking Waikiki Beach or even attempt to dig my toes into tiny warm grains of sand anywhere. I'm quite certain I will not have a mai tai or participate in a luau. And quite honestly, I doubt that I will see even one loin-cloth clad Hawaiian male dancing and shaking and...oh my....

And I'd even be surprised if I got lei-ed.

But just in case, I plan to take pictures (of the scenery, silly!) so stay tuned....




Magdalena Scott said...


You are making it so incredibly difficult for me to feel sorry for you today.

Maddie James said...

Oh, but please take pity on me, my dear. I mean, this is such a sacrifice....


Anonymous said...

Maddie, I've been going to the wrong conferences.


Cheryl Norman said...

I hope you enjoy Oahu. I think I'll stay right here and dig my toes into the warm Florida sand. It's supposed to be 89 here Wednesday, and I don't even have to listen to uke music *LOL*

I do hope you get lei-ed.


Unknown said...

So did you get lei-ed? LOL

It's chilly this morning here...would love to get warm sand between my toes!

Hope you have a safe trip!