Tweet, Tweet, Rockin’ Carnival! Blue Bird

I know you must recognize this little guy.  If you don’t, enjoy the Carnival and get ready to sign up!

Welcome to the latest chapter of the Carnival of Aloha.  What’s the mode of transportation for the Carnival?  We’re going on the wings of this very bright, adorable, blue bird!

Don’t worry, this bird gets all around the world without any trouble at all!  He is a tiny little thing so we might need to have several of them.  Don’t worry about that either, I see them everywhere!

Pua is the one who “flew” the blue bird to our Carnival by saying, Twitter about Hawaii Join Us that she posted over at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog.  Pua’s message said, “Let’s get our Hawaii blogging community even stronger! Our Hawaii mybloglog community and Evelyn’s monthly hosted Aloha Carnival – much mahalo Evelyn for doing this – are places which unite us Hawaii bloggers in our passion for blogging about Hawaii. How about ‘Twitter’ about Hawaii? I am ready. Are you?”  We all need to go leave a comment on Pua’s blog with our Twitter name — @Who?

As we gather all of our blue birds together, this is a rockin’ ride so we need to be ready for the trip!

Angie tells us how to Prepare for the unexpected over at True Aloha, saying, “Hope this helps some people with their travel plans! It gives us some peace of mind! Also, this carnival is a celebration, it me and the hubbs 13 year anniversary!” 🙂

We do need to hold on tight to those tiny wings so we need someone to tell us about fitness and staying strong!

Ryan Suenaga does a good job of this with the Ford Island Bridge 10K posted at The Athletic Diabetic.  I’m so jealous!  I really need to focus on getting signed up for that run!  I’ve never been out there.  Thanks for sharing this Ryan!  Hope you stay in top shape with no injuries!

While we’re up in the air with our little bird friend, let’s check out our celestial surroundings!

Sheila helps us out with a Stargazing Q&A With Hawaii Astronomy Expert posted at Hawaii Vacation Blog –, saying, “Before I took my first trip to Hawaii, I didn’t realize what a special place Hawaii is for stargazing. It was on my trip when I noticed the amazing number of stars I could see compared to home. This article is meant to help the novice (like me) enjoy Hawaii’s night sky.”

Ahhh, the night sky.  Andrew at A Darker View usually takes care of the night sky for us.  Andrew?  Hey, where’s Andrew?  Oh!

Andrew Cooper is talking about Digital Hawaiian – A Darker View posted at A Darker View.  This is great!  Thank you, Andrew, for the markup needed for those letters!  It would have taken me forever to find any of those and I’m probably going to be needing them soon too!

While Andrew talks about trying to assimilate the culture and language, let’s go get knee-deep in one of our favorite cultural events.

Kris Bordessa takes us to the Merrie Monarch 2009 in Photos posted at Big Island on the Cheap, saying, “Leslie’s view from the sidelines of Merrie Monarch.” I love this and it is so appreciated by people like me when we can’t get there ourselves.  Thank you, Kris!

Preservation of culture is so important, as is the protection of our wildlife.

GrrlScientist tells us all about Saving the `Alalâ posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “One of the rarest forest birds in the world, the critically endangered `Alalâ, or Hawaiian Crow, Corvus hawaiiensis, was awarded $14.3 million in conservation funding over the next five years, according to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).” Wow, this is great! I don’t think we would have known this if you hadn’t shared it with us, my scientific friend. 

We need to be careful with our little blue bird too so we’re going to take him with us on board a submarine for our next stop — I don’t think Atlantis Submarines will mind having him aboard.

Kris Nelson takes us on a whale of a sub, sharing some News: Maui Sub Spies Whales from Below posted at Ka’anapali Dreamin’ Blog.  You’ve got to check out this unreal video!  Oh, and don’t worry about our bird, Atlantis Submarines already knows our twittering blue friend!

Let’s go back to the surface now and take a political stance!  No, not standing on the water — standing at the Hawaii State Capitol! 

Mel presents Hawaii Tax Day Tea Party – a set on Flickr posted at Content from Hawaii Tax Day Tea Party, saying, “The taxpayers are angry – the politicians are clueless – read our lips: NO NEW TAXES! I also blogged this at: After the Tea Party What?”  As always, Mel, your photos and video are perfect and so very illustrative.

Things were just a little heated over there so let’s go back in the water!

Liza Pierce floated in a little late here but then, so did I!  Liza shares a heart-felt post about Paddling Out, Scattering of Ashes, Honoring A Loved One Who Passed Away that she posted at A Maui Blog.  There’s something so peaceful about this and it truly is a wonderful way to say Aloha to a loved one!

Evelyn (that’s me) was waffling about which post to share but Liza answered that question for me.  While we’re on the topic of deceased loved ones, I wanted to share a little story about a personal error that I made and that I beat myself up about.  Emotional reconciliation is such a wonderful thing and I made more than one Discovery at Mauna ‘Ala!

That’s it for this chapter! Submit your blog articles to the next edition of the Carnival of Aloha using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  • 1 Pua // May 5, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Amazing how fast that Twitter bird was flying from your ‘Carnival of Aloha’, Evelyn. His ‘tweet tweet’ could be heard everywhere in Hawaii.

    I found lots of new Twitter followers and great new Hawaii friends to follow. Much mahalo for this special Tweet. Pua @PuaHawaii

  • 2 Evelyn // May 5, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Isn’t he something? 🙂 Thank you for having him come over to escort us around and introduce everyone to each other and the rest of the World! Twitter rides are fun!

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  • 4 Ryan S. // May 5, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Thanks for including my post! Hoping more folks check out Athletic Diabetic.

  • 5 Evelyn // May 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Best advice I can think of, Ryan! It’s so important for diabetics to stay healthy and active! Please everyone, if you’re hear and you or your family have diabetes, visit Ryan’s site and sign up for the updates!

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