Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday's Gondola

No doubt, the Ala Wai canal's version of the Salahi's, the couple who crashed the White House reception. As far as I know, the Ala Wai canal is off-limits to motorized watercrafts and has been off-limits for a while now. Otherwise you'd see and hear an armada of jet skis, etc., plying their sport on the waterway to the dismay of the adjacent neighborhood. It might not be the case for long, though. That is, the State is so hard up for revenue, that they might just allow motorized access to the municipal canal for a fee to offset our $1.2 billion budget deficit. To be fair to our couple, they were probably unawares of the long standing maritime rule and were simply enjoying their time together oblivious to woeful rate of the nation's foreclosures, bankruptcies, Sarah Palin, and ignorance is so bliss if not convenient. Whoops, left out health care reform.

The couple's saving grace was that the outboard motor that powered their dingy was whisper quiet. So while the boat's wake might have disturbed the talapias in our city's unofficial talapia wildlife refuge, if you didn't happen to be looking down on them from the lanai (balcony), you wouldn't have heard or known that they had passed by at all. For all anybody knows, their second boat might be a luxury yacht docked at the yacht harbor situated at the ocean outlet of the Ala Wai canal. Speaking of too loud noise, there's a new law in the works that will disallow tv stations from raising the volume during commercial breaks. It might be only me, but in anticipation of the new telecommunication edict, commercials have been only sounding noticeably louder than usual. I barely watch network tv at all, but instead, CNN or Fox News Network. I dunno what's the situation on other tv stations.

6 comments:

Cloudia said...

I've never seen that boat go out!


Aloha, neighbor



Comfort Spiral

RONW said...

Cloudia- odds are them people is from your side of Waikiki. I been yell to them from my lanai, "Cloudia, howzit! Where ya going?" But they never wave back. just kiddin.

Kay said...

Where is this? Is it on the Ala Wai? Looks like a lazy day.

RONW said...

Kay- read on. I just finished the post.

Rowena... said...

In view of the title, and the appeal of Italy's suave gondoliers, I respond with this....'O sole mio..la la, la la...

Not sure if they charge extra for the crooning though.

RONW said...

Rowena- pardon me for forgetting all about them Italians. Tie up their hands when they talk with people.