Sunday, July 03, 2011

Wiping my dusty screen off and spray canning the keyboard with that crazy cold air stuff ....

The last two weeks, I've been toying back and forth with starting, restart, re-restarting blogging again.  (Really Rambler, we are going HERE again?)   The keyboard and screen are beckoning me in an intense way.  And annoying.... like your little sister saying...."I'm not touching you, but I'm touching you with my mind"...OK, maybe blogging isn't that annoying.  And I say annoying because until I post something, I keep nagging myself.

My answer to all of that is simple.

I love writing.

I love telling stories in my Rambler way.

And I miss it. 

Sadly, sometimes we all don't have the time to pursue the things we love.  To cultivate it and maintain it.  We just put it in the back corner of our mind and retrieve it when we can reach our virtual hands back there.

I thought to myself, what should be a first post after months of nothing? I'm a funny gal, and you that have read me know I"m good for a laugh.

And then I thought, eh, I'll be a little patriotic and make this a "PROUD TO BE AMERICAN" post.  And I will quickly share with you a moment I had at work.

I work a lot.  Like a lot that my family or friends wonder if I moved out of the country.  The restaurant I work for is one of the busiest on the island.  So having said this, the people at my job have become my pseudo family.

Our BIG BOSS was in town to check on his Hawaiian location.  He's been running restaurants in the US for about 15 years, while making visits back home to England to visit his mum (giggle, imagine Rambler with an English accent).

He finally took his US Citizenship test and became an official bonafide United States of America citizen.   So to honor that we surprised him with a cake and about 25 employees on a back loading dock, we celebrated and impromptu-ly (is that even a word??) did the Pledge of Allegiance.

I hadn't done that since being a young kid in Elementary school.

I'm not gonna lie.

It was the coolest most American thing I'd done, with my staff of varying ages, that moment, reciting OUR Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.

So with that Bloggy land....Happy Fourth of July.

12 ramblings of your own:

Funny in My Mind said...

I am glad you decided to come back! I adored our trip to your state! I seriously talk about it every day. A teacher at our elementary school just moved to Honolulu last month and I am so envious.
I don't remember what restaurant you work for but we ate our way through Waikiki and enjoyed all of the food. I still dream of the banana macadamia nut pancakes at Hula Grill!!
Hope to hear from you soon.
Have fun with your beautiful princess!

Mighty M said...

That is awesome! I don't think I could ever forget the words to that pledge! Thrilled to see a post up from you!! Aloha!

Krissy said...


Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

OliveStreetStudio said...

I love this post! What a nice "Independence Day" story.

Glad to see you're back! Hope you stay and not beat yourself up about postings. What gets posted, gets posted....I've come to relax myself about postings bc sometimes, I just can't get to it.

My daughter just finished pre-K and at their show, they all recited the pledge - I too was brought back to grammar school days. Made me smile.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Yay! You're back!!

Very cool post - loved it!

You know, when I'm done terrorizing Italy....I might be going to Hawaii next! So...fair warning, lol!

blueviolet said...

I have to say that reading that gave me chills, so I totally get why that was a huge moment for you.


Unknown Mami said...

Missed you.

Sapphire said...

Blowing the dust off my laptop too, Rambler. I'm thinking of making a comeback...two years later. Good to know I'm not the lonly one that loses it every now and then.

MammaDucky said...

Miss you.

Kalei said...

for one thing....I am not annoying. I am touching you "with my mind" right now and I am telling mom! =)

For anyone reading this, I can confirm that she works A LOT! I am actually surprised when I get a call from her, and if you miss the call by a second and call her back, she has already moved on, and you are left leaving a message.

This is a pretty awesome thing to do for you "Big Boss".

Love your WAY YOUNGER sister,
(3 months later)

Mammatalk said...

I've been a terrible blogger, too, But, you know what? It's always here waiting for you floating on the bloggy seas. It doesn't matter if it's been months. It's still here!

Kinda scary!