Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Ahhhhhh. Aloha from the Pacific Islands. The water is warm, the wildlife is amazing and the pineapple is like candy.

My entire family is here with me. We have been playing at the beach and laughing till our sides ache. In keeping with his track record, my younger brother ruptured his eardrum while diving. What can I say? It's the luck of the Scottish.

We celebrated Thom's fifth birthday with everyone today. I tell ya, he must be some kind of spoiled child to celebrate his birthday in a pavilion overlooking one of Maui's most beautiful beaches. We ended the day with a luau. It was too windy for birthday candles, but the fire dancing more than made up for that.

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a: The reef, rectangular, wedge-tail, or Picasso triggerfish, also known by its Hawaiian name, humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpua'a, or just humuhumu for short; meaning "triggerfish with a snout like a pig", is one of several species of triggerfish. Classified as Rhinecanthus rectangulus, it is endemic to the salt water coasts of various central and south Pacific Ocean islands. It is often asserted that the Hawaiian name is one of the longest words in the English Language and that "the name is longer than the fish."

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Fun! Looks like you guys are having a great time. Tell everyone hello for me.