Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Guavalicious Contest Rules

As many of you know, I grew up in Hawaii, in the quaint little village of Laie.

Many of you also know that I have been working away at my version of the Great American Novel for the last little while. Due to a bout of homesickness brought on by a cruel Utah winter, my story is set in (surprise) Laie.

It was also in Laie that I learned to love the great taste of guava - the same taste I am about to share with a few lucky people in the form of my Guavalicious apple butter.

To enter the contest, simply add a comment to this post that completes the following sentence: "A story set in Hawaii simply has to include _____."

There are no right or wrong answers. I'm just curious to see what everyone has to say, both "insiders and outsiders". I also think it could be fun to try and use as many of these suggestions as possible. You can make as many as you want, but your name only goes in the hat once.

I will add a jar of Guavalicious to the prize pool for every four entries received before 8:00 pm Central Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 10th. I will then have my daughters draw names at random, and post the winners on June 11th.

In the event that less than four people enter, my fragile ego will be crushed and I will take a spoon and eat the prize myself.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

... simply has to include the Pali Lookout, blue bubbles, rain, and The Bus.

Anonymous said...

my FAVORITE sister, Karra!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

A story set in Hawaii simply has to include the humuhumunukunukuapua'a just because the word is so cool and I finally know how to say it.

berlinwritergirl said...

Don Ho or Mango Pie

Anonymous said...

A story set in Hawaii simply has to include a luau!

Anonymous said...

A story set in Hawaii simply has to include a ukelele!

Anonymous said...

I mean, ukulele!

Tevita and Liz said...

A story set in Hawai'i simply has to include Ted's Bakery, Giovanni's Shrimp truck, and the Mary Monarch!

Jewel Allen said...

Hi! New poster here by way of...I can't remember now, but I've seen you around. Anyway...

I am from the Philippines, so I TOTALLY dig guava. If I don't win this, I will cry in my soup. :-)

A story set in Hawaii simply has to include a shark attack.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Poi.

Although I way dig Jewel's answer, too.

kamewh said...

A lei and a luau! Thank you for the giveaway!

ababe28 said...

Simply has to include the history behind how they got to be called howlies and pineapples...
ababe28(at)hotmail(dot)com

PS...this is something I really want to know, ever since a friend visited and heard people calling each other this.

Dan M said...

A story set in Hawaii simply has to include getting blown off your feet by tne wind at the Ioa Needle. Also a wedding in the fern grotto with Hawaiian wedding song sung by Don Ho. (This is probably the typical tourist idea.)

Anonymous said...

A story about Hawaii has to include a hula dance. I was going to say poi, but someone beat me to that. I was also going to say a luau, but someone also mentioned that. Then pineapple came to mind, but alas someone beat me to that. So, the hula dance is a must.

So glad Kara is feeling better--what a blessing to your family.

GG

Anonymous said...

Beach babes in bikinis! Woo-woo-woo!

Candace E. Salima said...

A story in Hawaii absolutely has to include a volcanic eruption and stupid tourists standing on the crater looking into it, despite all the rumblings, when it explodes.

Anonymous said...

It would have to include your ABSOLUTE FAVORITE sister, Marri!!! It would also have to include body surfing, rain, spam and rice, panipopo, slippah's, and some da kine pidgin.
:)

Serious Sam said...

Well we can't have YOU eating YOUR prize!

A story set in Hawaii simply has to include a reference to the massive size and volume of mosquitoes!

I definitely like the funny visual of dozens of stupid/rude tourists looking over the edge of an erupting volcano
... if they deserve the Darwin Award.

Howard H. said...

...simply has to include a day at the beach with family and friends and good food.

Howard H. said...

very cool blog Don. Great to hear that Kara is doing great. - Howard