The Sparky Duck Show

April 28, 2007

I’ve seen this interview meme going around but tried to avoid it for as long as I could. I finally decided to give in and Sparky Duck was kind enough to give me some mellow questions. For those who know him, you understand why I was worried, right? LOL!

We have heard all about how great your husband is. Now come on, tell us all one thing/habit that he does that drives you batty? That’s an easy one. The one thing that drives me crazy is that he takes so long to get ready to go out. This doesn’t even have to be for a special occasion, we could just be going out to the shopping mall. I’m able to get myself and both girls ready, pack the bags, lock up the house, load the car, and we still end up having to wait for him. What’s up with that?

You live in paradise. What are three things that are bad about living there?

  • The main one would be the high cost of living. Gas is still over $3/gallon and a 3 bedroom house with 1400 squarefootage living space is going for about $600,000.
  • In the Continental US, you can get in your car and just keep driving. Eventually you’d end up in another state. In Hawaii, if you wanted to go on a road trip, you’d end up just driving in a big circle around the island or into the ocean. Not very fun.
  • Some people still don’t know that Hawaii is part of the United States. That really bugs me!

I give you a spell, that allows you to change one thing in your life since you turned 18. Would you use it and what would you use it for? I wouldn’t have gotten that awful perm in college. I looked like a poodle. No, really — I honestly can’t think of anything I’d change. Even the bad experiences have led me to where I am today. I’m happy with the way my life turned out.

You win the lottery. But the lottery that you win is not enough to retire, at least not yet. But it is enough for you to change careers. Would you? And if you did, what would you change to? You all know how much I love my job. Even if I won enough to retire, I wouldn’t. Going to work is like a mini vacation. It’s my time to socialize and be with my friends. And besides, I only work 2 days a week. How could I give that up?

Come on, tell me the truth, Mahalo means thank you and is also a expletive in Hawaiian, isnt it? You know I can’t divulge that kind of information, I’d be kicked off the island. However, I can tell you this . . . a majority of the trash cans in Hawaii say “Mahalo” on it - thanking people for not littering. I know people who tell the visitors that Mahalo means trash. So whenever people say Mahalo to them, they’re left wondering why they’re being called trash. It’s pretty funny.

Thank you Sparky Duck for these insightful questions. I bet you were just dying to ask me that last one! LOL!

If there is anyone left in the blogosphere who hasn’t done this one yet and would like to, let me know. I’d be more than willing to help you out!

Mahalo :-)

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Aloha from Scone, TopChamp, Sparky Duck, Groovyoldlady, Christine, Amy, Janice (5 Minutes for Mom), Sugarmama, Desert Songbird, Grace, Rach, Michelle, Rosemarie, SeaBird, Momto3cubs, BeachMama, Renee, Pamela, Mary (mert), Carey, and Karen

24 Comments on “The Sparky Duck Show”

April 28, 2007
11:04 am

Karen said:

What is it with men? The stereotype is that it takes women a long time to get ready. The same thing happens here as happens at your house. My dh thinks it’s perfectly fine to show up somewhere 5-10 minutes late….even doctor’s appointments. My theory is you should be there 5-10 minutes early. Oh, that causes some friction around here!

Whoa, can’t believe that people don’t know Hawaii is part of the US. Are they also surprised to find out you speak English?

Funny about the Mahalo/trash thing. :)

April 28, 2007
12:19 pm

Carey said:

Thats funny that it takes your hubby so long to get ready. They just dont get it i guess.
I got gas yesterday here in NY, and it cost me 3.09. Its crazy. Thank goodness there are alot of places i could walk to if i need to.
Youve got a pretty cool job, i woudlnt quit it either.
Hope you have a great weekend.

April 28, 2007
3:30 pm

Mary (mert) said:

I’ve been putting off this meme too! I have had so many blogging buddies do it recently, I was having a hard time thinking of who I should pick to interview me.

Sparky did an awesome job on the interview!

So, are you telling us you hubs is a little high maintenance? ;)

April 28, 2007
4:03 pm

Pamela said:

I laughed at question no. 1 My eldest daughter has the same problem Her husband just can’t get from point a to point be without intersecting point c. He is easily distracted from his quests.

Gas is expensive here, too. I don’t go driving much anymore — and my kids live 5 hours, 7 hours, 17 hours from me. I’m a lonely grandmother.

April 28, 2007
4:12 pm

Renee said:

Love the Mahalo/Trash thing. On the mainland (trying to not incure the rath for saying “in the states”) the trash cans say either Trash or Thank You. So I can see how someone could be easily confused. I wonder if foreigners think that Thank You means trash?
When we went to Hawaii, it was on our way home from being stationed in Korea. And you know how the person at the ticket counter asks “What’s your final destination?” Well I answered “Back to the US!” mostly because I was happy to not ever have to return to Korea. I got a small earfull that Hawaii IS part of the US…but that’s not what I meant. Oh well.
I don’t get tardy DHs either. Mine does the same thing. Only here’s how it goes at my house. DH calls MIL and arranges that we will be going there on Sunday after Church. So we get home from Church and I make lunch…we eat, I clean up and tell DD to get packed up (she takes some toys to play with there) I get all my stuff ready…DH is sitting at the table reading. I go hop on the internet, about an hour later, DD has pulled out all her toys to play with them and DH is still reading. I say “arent we going to your mom’s?” DH is like “Oh Yeah!, let me get ready.” *sigh!* Oh and while I am chronically early (have to be early or I’m in a panic) Dh thinks that we should be just on time or a minute or two late…he does this just to annoy me because he knows I’m ready to kill him.

April 28, 2007
4:13 pm

Renee said:

you can interview me if you want to.

April 28, 2007
9:22 pm

BeachMama said:

My hubby is the same. I think he is always behind because he thinks he has all this time to get ready, so he waits until the rest of us are ready before starting.

At first I wanted to pass out at $3 a gallon, then realized that I pay $1.06 a litre, which works out to $4.24 a US gallon, so I guess we are paying more than you still, just doesn’t seem as bad until you actually fill the tank.

April 28, 2007
11:20 pm

momto3cubs said:

LOL, that is funny about Mahalo meaning trash!

The high cost of housing is about the only thing that stopped us from moving there.

So, really, how do natives like you afford housing?

April 29, 2007
1:15 am

SeaBird said:

I sympathize with you on the husband and cost-of-housing-on-islands issues!

April 29, 2007
1:45 am

Rosemarie said:

Hi! I just gave you a shout on today’s post “Random Thoughts.”

Voice on Miscellaneous Matters

April 29, 2007
6:48 am

Michelle said:

I love Maui, but after a while I would get a little tired of such a small area. I like bigger, more open places. And winters in Maui. :)

April 29, 2007
8:31 am

rach said:

What a nice interview. I enjoyed reading it and learning interesting things about you. I think your number 1 is my husband’s complaint about me. He is always on time especially with his appointments. He doesn’t like being late even for a few minutes. When we’re late, it is often because of me. *wink* :)

April 29, 2007
10:38 am

grace said:

I know some people think that Hawaii is not part of the US. Funny really bec they think that Guam is!! I know what to give them for Christmas — a world atlas or a globe. I like the question and answer part, wouldn’t mind answering some myself =)

April 29, 2007
2:45 pm

Desert Songbird said:

If I had agreed to be interviewed by Sparky Duck, I might have been nervous as well! He did pretty well, though, and you had great answers.

I just did this meme last week, and I only had one taker on it. I need to get her questions to her now!

April 29, 2007
3:52 pm

sugarmama said:

lol…im always somewhat afraid of these memes, but I’m at lost lately on what to write so I’m all game….ask me any question…hehe…any

Your answers were funny!

April 30, 2007
3:48 am

amy said:

Good answers to the questions! I can’t believe people don’t know that Hawaii is part of the US. Really???? That’s very interesting! Good interview :)

April 30, 2007
4:35 am

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said:

That is a riot! My husband would say taht it how long I take to get out of the house that drives him crazy. He is soooo fast!

I LOVE Hawaii - and I wish I could live there at least a few months of the year. But the one thing that freaks me out are the bugs! Where I live we don’t have many cockroaches or scary spiders. That is definitely the draw back for me!

April 30, 2007
12:56 pm

amy said:

I tagged you on my blog…check it out!

April 30, 2007
3:07 pm

Christine said:

Sparky did a fantastic interviewing job!
I’m with Janice, my husband would say it takes me forever to get ready (getting the 4 kids ready isn’t just it) I always have to have a cup of coffee before I go anywhere. Drives him crazy! Gas is around $3 a gallon here too, but WOW on the cost of living in HI! Living in HI, I’d get Island fever. I love to GO and road trips, so I’d REALLY enjoy being a Flight attendant. Your answers made me laugh.

April 30, 2007
3:21 pm

groovyoldlady said:

My man is always ready first, but then he thinks of six extra things that he NEEDS to do just before we go - like washing both of our cars or playing drums through an entire Boston album.

April 30, 2007
3:23 pm

groovyoldlady said:

Btw, I got my Grisham book. THANK YOU! I’ve already been sucked into the plot. When I’m done with it I may set it free on .

April 30, 2007
7:31 pm

Sparky Duck said:

Well, you are such an easy person to ask questions too, how could I resist? I swear the Mahalo thing did have me curious, because you hear it in the airport. They say, plane 816 to San Antonio is now 3 hours late, Mahalo! Like that makes it all better :)

You were a very good sport

May 3, 2007
11:08 am

TopChamp said:

they’re good questions and funny answers. I really like this meme!

May 5, 2007
3:58 am

Scone said:

Sometimes I’ve regretted not buying the $120K condo while I was there; I knew a lot of people who bought houses there that weren’t much more expensive than the ones here, and I felt kind of stupid. I feel more stupid now that I hear how much the prices have jumped.

So now that we’ve established my intellectual level, maybe I shouldn’t agree to be interviewed. But I will anyway. I

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