Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Germaine's Luau

Bus 2 Plus 1

I was pretty miserable for a little while.  I didn't know that was possible in Hawaii.  I was ticked off that Wyoming was obviously not interested in hanging out with me but didn't have the guts to tell me - he just kept making excuses and let me figure it out.  I had one especially awful night in which I was missing my daughter.  I wanted to get on a plane and come home early.  But I came all this way and spent all that money - I was going to get out of my room and try to have a good time, dammit.  I went downstairs to the lobby to book some tours.

The woman at the activities desk told me I could save $100 if I talked to the gentleman at the next desk and agreed to take a tour of the Wyndham Properties.  "Are you employed full time?" he asked.

Avon.  "I'm self-employed."

"OK.  Do you have an annual income of at least $75,000?"
Uncle Sam said I earned $80,000 last year and taxed me accordingly.  "Yes, I do."

I signed a piece of paper and got a free luau plus $30 off a car rental.  "Make it a convertible."

I boarded Bus 1 to Germaine's Luau at 4:20.  You might think that would be a sign that I was boarding the party bus.  You'd be wrong.  Once I got to the luau, I looked around for a table that might have some fun people.  I chose well.  Bus 2 was the party bus.  They immediately introduced themselves and started talking to me.  The guy front and center in the picture at top volunteered for the men's dance-off.  They brought him on stage wearing a grass skirt and coconut bra.  I wish I'd recorded his dance.  He was hilarious.  He easily won.

The guys were so disappointed...


I wish I had my Flip before I left for Hawaii. The video would be in HD and I'd have the software to edit and rotate.

Bus 2 tried to adopt me.  They said they had some empty seats on their bus, but I wasn't sure how far I'd have to stumble back to my own hotel.  I should have taken them up on their offer.  Normally, the ride back to Waikiki is a continuation of the party.  On my previous trips, the guides taught us cute little songs and had people dancing and laughing...not bus 2 on November 20.  She turned off the lights and let all the wet blankets sleep.

Oh, well...at least I didn't spend the night miserable and alone in my room.


LL Cool Joe said...

Sounds, and looks like a great deal of fun! I'm glad you didn't spend a miserable night on your own.

Brian Miller said...

sounds like you had fun....

Slamdunk said...

Sometimes you have to make things happen--glad you are doing that.

Shionge said...

Glad you had fun girl "D

Kelly said...

Well I'm glad you made yourself get out and have some fun. Did they roast a whole pig at the Luau?

Oilfield Trash said...

It still looks like a good time.

Vince said...

I had to read this a few times, and I'm still unsure.
You went on a tour of properties for sale where they had a dance at the end ?. I've seen this phenomenon of the telly, but for Florida.

Anyhow I ever so delighted that you mounted the horse again. Way ta go woman.

Jen said...

@Vince: I went to a sales presentation for a timeshare property. In return, they gave me a voucher for a buffet breakfast, and $100 towards anything I wanted to book at the activities desk.

John McElveen said...

Sounds like a great Lay-au!!! :-)

You r the best!


gayle said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time!!

Rachel Cotterill said...

That sounds fun - and I'm glad you made the decision to enjoy yourself :)

Anita said...

I WISH I could spend more time at my computer keeping up with you! lol
But Mommy duty keeps me busy.
Anyway, everytime I check in, you've always got a good story to tell.
Hawaii? Wow!
What's next on your agenda? :)

Kitty Moore said...

Good for you!!

sage said...

Glad you got out and had some fun (even if you had to listen to a sales pitch)

A Lady's Life said...

Well you did it. You went to Hawaii lol

I have to ask you something?
Where is your Mother and Father?
Can they not help you get by at this difficult time?
So many people are suffering in the US.
So many jobs lost, it's scary.
It's time for family to stick together...No?
R you a total orphan girl?
Is there no social assistance that you can get?

Claire said...

sounds fun! (btw i'm confused at the above comment....maybe it's to early in the day)

AmyLK said...

Woo ho for getting out and having some fun. That's what Hawaii ia all about!

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