Aloha from Kaneohe Hawaii!

Aloha from Kaneohe Hawaii!  I’m sitting on the back patio at Patty’s mom’s house in my shorts with no shirt, watching the rain pour down.  It’s kind of cold for here – probably around 72 (weather on iPhone says 73 – so that was a pretty good guess).  I was sent here for work, which rented me a cheap room in Waikiki, but when invited to stay here, the choice was simple.

I’ve been meaning to start writing again, but just haven’t got myself to do it up until now.  I worked a Vitamix show at Costco in Waipahu for 17 days that ended the day before Memorial Day.  It was definitely tough working before open to close for 17 straight days and sales were not close to what I was hoping for.

I have a few days off before starting a short 4 day inline show at the Costco in Hawaii Kai on Thursday.

It’s been great to be able to spend time with my friends Ray and Patty.  As always, they show me an uncalled for and unfathomed amount of love and Aloha.  I am greatly humbled and at times have a difficult time understanding their kindness.

I’ve been to Hawaii many, many times in the past – but just on this trip am starting to ‘get’ the real meaning of Aloha.  Learning, feeling and living Aloha really has me wanting to move here more than ever.

Been writing and thinking way too much of myself – my beautiful wife Stacia is pregnant!  Our baby girl Ava Kalea Kennedy is due to arrive in September – and I am super excited!  I know Stacia is too!  It has been difficult to be away from them – and Makaya too!

Life is not without it’s hardships – and one of the hardest things that I have ever experienced is being away from and not being able to talk to Jacqueline, who is now going by the name Nataliya.  Not sure if she realizes it, but I actually gave her that part of her middle name in honor of the Nataliya who introduced Jackie’s mom and I.

Yesterday we visited Ray and Patty’s friends Mark and Michelle who were stay-cationing at Koolina resort with their daughter Mia and Michelle’s parents.  They are super nice people and Mia is 12 just like Nataliya.  I could not help but think that they could be great friends.  If only ….

I know Makaya doesn’t want to move here, but it would be really cool if we could.  It looks like I may have a chance to work more shows here with Vitamix (but I really need to do better with sales to make it work).  I’m also looking for other opportunities here on the island (and in San Diego) as well, so my options are open at this point.  I’m feeling very drawn to starting some kind of business – but at this point, I just don’t know which direction to go.  I guess the universe will point me in the right direction when the time is right ….  until then, I will just try to keep writing.

Not sure if anyone reads this stuff, but if you do, please leave me a comment and let me know where you are in the world and your life journey – and if there is any way I can be of assistance.


Mission Brewery Announces New Premium IPA – “Plunder,” Coinciding With Opening of 5,429 SQ. FT. Tasting Room Expansion

Mission Brewery San DiegoMission Brewery continues to grow, putting their best foot forward with their 9 hop Premium IPA “Plunder” and doubling Tasting Room and Private Event space

Mission Brewery has announced the release of their new premium IPA “Plunder,” adding to the award winning collection of beers they produce. The beer features 9 different hops, while being extremely well balanced and drinkable with a 7% ABV. Continue reading “Mission Brewery Announces New Premium IPA – “Plunder,” Coinciding With Opening of 5,429 SQ. FT. Tasting Room Expansion”

Fitbit Flex Review: What I Like About Fitbit Flex

Fitbit Flex Review Activity TrackerJoe Abs Fitbit Flex Review

Here is my initial Fitbit Flex review:  A couple of months ago, my wife and I attended a Fitbit Local event here in the San Diego area.  It was a really cool session on the beach in Solana Beach, one part yoga and one part bootcamp style exercise.  The Fitbit Local trainers were stellar.  The next day, I ‘borrowed’ my wife’s Fitbit Flex activity tracker to see what Fitbit is all about.  She’s pregnant and isn’t using it anyway, but I think she was a little bummed that I took it over.

It was super easy to create a Fitbit account online and then download the Fitbit app for my iPhone.  There are options to log your exercise, your water intake and what you eat.   Continue reading “Fitbit Flex Review: What I Like About Fitbit Flex”