Tie-ny bubbles…

I don’t know if it’s a Hawai’ian tradition to honor a celebrity 3 years, 4 months and 24 days after his or her death, but doesn’t Don Ho deserve that from us? Here at 100 Days, 100 Ties, we will not rest until the randomly famous, like the Ho-Meister (as his Ho-Posse called him), have their day in the sun, or, in this case, in the ground. I was just discussing over the weekend that there should be a website solely for asking that immortal question: Is [insert quasi-famous person] dead?

The dead people montage is my only must-see-TV moment on Oscar night; well, besides the who-can-fake-laugh-the-worst/best contest that I’ve been running for a few years. Every year, I exclaim, “Ohhhhhh (the number of h’s depends on how long it takes to remember the name…if I do at all), so-and-so died.” This vivid memory helps in future discussions of deadness.

So, rest in peaceful tiny bubbles, Don Ho. I loved you on Brady Bunch (“Don WHO?” exclaimed Bobby) and maybe Sesame Street.

Enough of death. Onto the Tie du Jour.

Tagless, but not lifeless, is the order of the day. My TdJ is black and purple (which, on closer inspection, maybe a very dark hot pink), with alternating patterns of pinstripe and some sort of bubble formation (thus the Don Ho tangent…by the way, no photos of that dude in a tie anywhere online). Like Friday’s strip, this one could have been in the Mad Men Week celebration, but it had fallen down into the corner of my closet. Yay, cleaning!

Today is somewhat bittersweet. After a month-long visit, my parents headed back south. They’ve done this for years, but it’s a lot different, obviously, now that I’m in an apartment as opposed to a house with an in-law apartment. They know I love them dearly (plus they read the blog), but they also know it was time for me to get my fall/school routine down. It’s so wonderful for them to spend so much time with Julia, and I hope that her uber-enthusiasm during their residency remains just the way it is. She knows that August belongs to her, and that’s the way it should be.

Thanks for reading…Brooke


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