*Crash!* We’re Bursting into November!

Hawaiian Airlines was awarded $80 million and Mesa Air Group, the owner of Go! Airlines must pay up! The bankruptcy judge was obviously no admirer of Mesa Air Group’s cutthroat tactics. Hawaiian wanted $120 million but I’m sure they’re just as happy with what they got! I, for one, appreciate the message sent by this decision: we don’t like ugly business practices and we won’t tolerate it!

Aloha Airlines is also going to take legal action against Mesa some time in the spring. They have different issues than those of Hawaiian Airlines, but there are issues nonetheless.

I know, I know, the airfares are going to go back up and the airlines need someone to keep them honest, etc. BUT, that’s okay… the Hawaii Superferry is back in business as of earlier today and they will give them that competition! The Hawaii Legislature voted 39 to 11 to pass a bill that will let the Alakai run while the environmental study is in progress. Of course that bill will now go to Governor Lingle for approval but I think we all know it’s a done deal!

At least with the Alakai, we get a company with a little more respect for the law and more open lines of communication. They’re not out to undermine their competition, they’re just trying to make a living and provide some jobs for Hawaii residents in the process. After a two-month delay, the Hawaii Superferry is back in the water and their management says they should be running again in another couple of weeks — another November event!

No Plot?  No Problem! Book Did I tell you I’m writing a novel? In November? Tick, tock… tick, tock… tick, tock… *Gasp!* The writing frenzy that is NaNoWriMo begins at 12:01 am… in just a little less than two hours. I’ll keep you guys posted on the progress throughout the month. Maybe once a week or something I will try to share some of the chuckles as we move through November. It’s going to be a busy month!

I can’t wait to share some of Chris Baty’s wisdom. This book makes me smile and has even made me laugh out loud. So far so good! 🙂  Did I mention that Borders in Ward Center said they had five copies coming in?  If you need or want to get one, you might wanna get down there and put one on hold, or grab one off the shelf quickly if they’ve come in already! Otherwise, click on the book pictured above; Amazon is very good about getting things to us in the mail these days!

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  • 1 pehea 'oe? // Nov 3, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Good Luck with NaNoWriMo. I actually got to meet Chris Baty when he did the tour for this book. It was pretty fun. Too bad my November is super busy. I usually end up doing it on my own in January… just it time for NaNoEdMo.

  • 2 Evelyn // Nov 4, 2007 at 7:08 am

    Really? Did he actually come here or did you meet him elsewhere? He cracks me up! He’s creative about putting things into words. I’m not doing very well with it so far but, there’s always the rest of the month. 🙂

  • 3 pehea 'oe? // Nov 5, 2007 at 9:21 am

    I met him in Elliot Bay Books in Seattle. He was touring with this book, and with published NaNoWriMo participant Lani Diane Rich. This was two years ago I think. They were both funny… and inspiring.

  • 4 Evelyn // Nov 5, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    I’m enjoying the book, that’s for sure. I think it’s cool you were able to him in person!

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