Movin’ On

Bye Nella!

This past Friday, I posted a cryptic message on Facebook saying “Momentous day. It’s a good thing. More, soon.”

Of course, this created a small firestorm of demands for more information. My apologies. I had news that I wanted to shout to the hills, but all the affected parties had not been properly informed, yet.

Then, yesterday, I posted this picture of my cubicle area, with the explanation, “Decided to clean up the cubicle, today. Bye, Nella! — with Nella Kauwenaole.”

Bye Nella!
“Bye, Nella!”

Which garnered some unexpected responses!

  • Nella Kauwenaole · 6 mutual friends
    OMG! Can’t believe you still have that up! Too funny. You probably have some wierdo pics of me in the DHHL photo archives. Delete all of them…lol. I know your news too! You go get um! Big hug to you , Ohana and my DHHL ICRO peeps!
  • Blaine Fergerstrom – Nella Kauwenaole · I only charge to delete. VISA or MasterCard? 🙂

Oh boy, looks like my stealth plan fell apart. So here’s my cubicle, today:

Nella gone!
Nella gone!

And at work today, with all my coworkers returning from Hawaiian Homes Commission meetings in Kona, the word spread around the office like wildfire: Blaine is leaving DHHL! Coworkers have been stopping by all day to slap my head for daring to leave them, and to congratulate me on my good fortune.

My last day at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is Friday, May 29, 2015, and on Monday, June 1, 2015, I start work for the Office of Information Management & Technology ( as a Technical Analyst with the Center of Excellence for Project Management (formerly Project Management Center of Excellence PMCE, nee the Enterprise Project Management Office EPMO/SURF). I’ll be using my ad agency production manager background and skills in project management to help the state develop a project management methodology for use by all state agencies.

Whelp, that’s about it, folks. I’ll be over at OIMT, Alakea St. downtown in a couple of weeks. But no matter, you guys all know where to find me, right? 🙂