Thank you, Dad

All the news and commentary surrounding Ivanka’s new role at the white house triggered a memory of a conversation that took place when I first moved to Hawaii.

A old coworker of my dad’s asked where I was going to start working. When I named a company that wasn’t the same place that my dad worked at for 30+ years (and became well-known), that coworker was shocked and said, “why didn’t you get her a job at our company?” My dad put on his proud dad smile and said, “I would never do that to her. She’s a hard worker and would deserve any promotion or accolades that came her way. And if she worked at our company, everyone would just assume she got the job and the promotions and the accolades from me. I’m too proud of her and the career she worked hard to achieve to ever do that to her.”

I never really understood why he felt so strongly against me ever even applying at his workplace until now. I’m thankful that I have a father who thought so much of me that he didn’t want his name overshadowing me and all that I wanted to achieve.

So thank you, Dad.

 

 

 

 

Although as it’s my third month of working past midnight each night in order to make my own name in the world, maybe nepotism isn’t always so bad.

I kid. I kid.

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You know you are living in Hawaii when it’s March and you jumped into your car barefoot and realized when you got to work that these were your only two shoe options. Thank goodness I have no important meetings today!

You know you are living in Hawaii when it’s March and you jumped into your car barefoot and realized when you got to work that these were your only two shoe options.

Thank goodness I have no important meetings today!

I am trying to keep my absolute disgust of the Orange dictator and his band of followers to a minimum on here but the new boycott that the MAGA peeps are doing is too hilarious not to address. You know, because according to them Hawaii, being so far...

I am trying to keep my absolute disgust of the Orange dictator and his band of followers to a minimum on here but the new boycott that the MAGA peeps are doing is too hilarious not to address. You know, because according to them Hawaii, being so far away from NY and the incidents of 9/11, does not understand terrorist attacks and should have no say in the travel ban. So I’m just going to leave the result of googling 1) the definition of a terrorist attack and 2) the overthrowing of the kingdom of Hawaii here.

“Type of: act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act. the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear. coup de main, surprise attack.”

“The overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii began with a coup d’état against Queen Liliuokalani on January 17, 1893 on the island of Oahu, largely at the hands of United States citizens already living in the Kingdom of Hawaii and backed by an invasion of U.S. Marines under John L. Stevens.”

Also, Pearl Harbor.

Sigh, I just can’t – but yeah pass the bubbly!

Disney princesses Easter pic at 9 months and 2 years 9 months. Picture not purchased included Emma trying to lift her dress over her head. (at Kahala Mall)

Disney princesses Easter pic at 9 months and 2 years 9 months. Picture not purchased included Emma trying to lift her dress over her head. (at Kahala Mall)