These Are A Few Of My Favorite Blogs

Holy smokes, Auntie Lynn, how do you do it?!

I had to write something, quick, lest I slip into a second non-posting day. I started this blog mainly to see what it was like. I’m “Podagee.” I can talk, and write, to the point where people usually have to tell me to shut up already! But this blogging thing is pressing me.

I have been a longtime reader of blogs.

First and foremost is Albert the Panther (Now at, a personal friend who used to work with my wife. I used to buy Albert surpirse lunchtime beers at Gordon Biersch back when he used to run across the street for “lunch” at Aloha Tower Marketplace. I used to grab a table in the restaurant, eat my lunch and keep an eye on Albert sitting at the bar. Just when his glass was nearing bottom and I knew he would be heading back to work, I’d send the waitress over with a big, fresh glass and he’d have to stay! Then I’d go over and talk to him for a while before we both went back to work, all buzzed.

I’ve also read Ian Lind since the day he started his blog. I worked with him at the time at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He would write about the “inside story” of the impending closure of Hawaii’s oldest daily newspaper due to corportate machinations. He eventually lost his job because the new management didn’t like the idea of Ian expressing his opinions about the newsroom goings-on to the public. They simply didn’t offer him a job with the new owners once the paper sold. He still updates daily with news industry tidbits, historical tidbits, beautiful Ka’a’awa photographs and, of course, his cats!

Then there’s Auntie Lynn of Chinatown. What can you say about Auntie? She started her blog one year ago, just rambling on about herself and the people that move in and out of her day-to-day life. Sometimes Auntie Lynn is sweet, vulnerable, loving, hurt. Other times, she’s explosive! She often portrays herself as “Auntie Pupule,” referring to her bi-polar disorder. I cracked up at one exchange she wrote about where she went and stood in the “disabled” line at a “food for the disadvantaged” event. The lady in front of her turned around and point-blank asked, “Eh, what are you doing here?” (in the disabled line). Auntie replied, “‘Cause I f***in’ nuts! Why? Bodda you?” Hilarious! While Auntie Lynn relishes her title of “Auntie Pupule,” I don’t think she’s crazy. Like a fox, maybe. 🙂

These are a few of my favorite blogs. One thing I notice, when I step back and look at these things, is that my favorite bloggers tend to be people who wear their hearts on their sleeves. That would seem to describe me, as well, at least in the “analog” world. I am a person who has a hard time hiding his feelings, and really would prefer to just tell anyone who will listen just what is on my mind.

Maybe that is a prerequisite for being a blogger?