Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cat or Dog?

My friend Carol is one of the best communicators I know. One of those people who can get to the crux of the matter in a few simple, eloquent sentences. So much so, that my secret nickname for her is the Oracle. I can't tell you how many times we've been in a meeting, when I've been tempted to say "yea, what she said".

Today she informed me that people are either like cats or dogs, explaining that her daughter just happens to be a cat person. Why didn't this occur to me before? What a wonderful way to look at life. Once you figure out if someone is cat or dog - you pretty much know everything you need to know.

Today I've been thinking of my family and friends, even imagining specific breeds in some cases. Here's what I'm thinking:

Tom - dog person (granted he's not trained - bad dog Tom!)

Tyler - a strange mix of cat and dog. Social like a dog, independent like a cat.

Josie and Chris - even though their nicknames are big cat / middle cat, don't let them fool you. They profess to be cats, but they're actually dogs, put on this earth to serve the needs of the little cat.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rock On

This week marks the 4oth anniversary of Woodstock - an event that has come to symbolize the 60's for many of us. For some reason, this has left me with an urge to pick up the phone and call my son in Thailand - but how does one describe the importance of the decade of peace, love and great music?

My beautiful child has no fear. A true explorer, who's embraced the challenge of moving to Asia and learning a new culture and language. Lucky boy - he's always lived in a world where he has the freedom to do his own thing - where his options are not limited by his gender, faith or sexual orientation.

I want him to understand and appreciate those who paved the way. A brave generation that raged against the machine, questioned authority, and opened the door to a world of possibilities.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tom Unplugged

Poor Tom - somebody should have told him that unlike Vegas - what happens in Maui doesn't always stay in Maui. A behind the scenes look at Tom unplugged.

Monday, August 10, 2009


We truly loved our time in Maui, including our time at the beautiful Fairmont resort. Here are a few highlights.

Friday, August 7, 2009

House of the Sun

Okay, so the audition for Animal Planet didn't exactly pan out. I'm thinking with a little creative editing on my end - Tom might do better hosting a travel show. Surely there's a need for good content targeting off beat, germaphobic men who are lactose intolerant?

Enjoy the view from Haleakala, House of the Sun.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Road to Hana

Kauai is usually my island of choice - one reason I really wanted to come to Maui this time, was the road to Hana. Rated as one of the most beautiful drives in the world, it doesn't disappoint.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Quest

Tom has always said I can plan a holiday around food - guilty as charged. One thing I know for sure (sorry Oprah), the worlds best eats are often found in the most unlikely places.

Talk to the Animals

My honey, he's one with nature. Since we're on Maui, we thought this might be a good time to make an audition tape for Animal Planet. Enjoy!