Just need to fix the spelling on hawaiian Phrase to Imou ka kou or Imoukakou.
Hello to all of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans.
This week on the show I was out of town for Spring Break in Hawaii. My family was with me and a few friends who came to visit us in our favorite place to vacation. Hawaii is such a wonderful, healing place for me. I feel so at ease with the natives and love the tranquility of the islands. It is a place to find inner peace and be one with nature. I love paddle boarding. It gives me that feeling of peace as well as an opportunity to enjoy nature's true beauty. There are so many other wonderful things to enjoy in Hawaii, but this trip was not all about pleasure.
I planned this trip to coincide with an event that is very near and dear to my heart. The "Cheers 2010, Imua Kakou (which means "moving forward together," in Hawaiian) This event is a to benefit the North Hawaii Community Hospital. It was very important to me to lend my support to this event for two reasons. First, a good friend of mine, Thea Johnston, was the organizer of this event. Second, when Kelsey had his heart attack in Hawaii, I became acutely aware of how important it is for hospitals in Hawaii to have what they need to provide excellent emergency care. I am quite happy to report that over 1.4 million dollars was raised at this 200-person event. I had hoped that the show would have spent some time highlighting the event, but sadly, this did not happen. I am hoping that some attention will be given to the event in the bonus footage aired on Bravotv.com.
This week on the show you also get to meet two people in my life.
Carl, who is a childhood friend of Kelsey's. They have know each other virtually their entire lives. I, myself, have know Carl for many years and always appreciate his support.
Dedra, who is my best friend. We have know each other for 20 years. Her friendship is very important to me.
Now that I am talking about a friendship with a woman, I think now would be a good time to clear some things up.
I think some people may have misunderstood me when I said that I am more comfortable around men. When I said that I did not mean that I do not have close relationships with women. I do have many close girlfriends; these relationships are paramount in my life. I was just saying that it takes longer to get to know what woman are really about. Men are much more up-front with their friends. There isn't as much maneuvering, back-stabbing and covert campaigning. It is what it is at face value.
This brings me back to the situation with Kyle. I think, as with all human communication, there is a lot of room for misinterpretation. This is most pronounced, with two people who have completely different styles of communication. Kyle can come across as aggressive, snarky, and sometimes abrasive. I think that she leans toward the bulling style of communication that I try not to subscribe to. I have to say that I do not feel that I "snapped" at Kyle. I do believe that I have tried my best, thus far, to take the high road and tune out the negativity that has been hurled my way. I do believe that everyone eventually reaches their limit. I will not go out looking for a fight, but you better believe I will defend myself.
Sometimes when communication goes awry, it can be corrected and fences mended. Only with time, will this story play out to it's appropriate end.
Until next time,