It's the 50th Anniversary of Hawaii becoming the 50th State in the Union!
Ok, I realize that most Hawaiians aren't really down with this holiday. Word on the street is they weren't too keen on joining the U.S. And my idea of worst vacation ever would be a trip to Hawaii (it's nothing personal--it's just that I hate the heat. Why the hell would I want to vacation somewhere hot???).
But as an Alaskan, I feel a kindred spirit with my Hawaiian brothers and sisters.
Only they, (and the Puerto Ricans) know the annoyance of the phrase:
Offer not valid [ or Prices may vary] in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
I even baked for the occasion.
I'm bringing this (and another cherry-less pineapple upside down cake) to work today.
The idea to celebrate Hawaiian Statehood Day was born last week at work.
Remember the creepy panda/bear thing I knit for the attorney having a baby girl in August?
Well we had his Man Shower (that's what we call wedding/baby showers for the dudes in the office...) last Thursday.
He was at the hospital where his wife was having the baby on Thursday.
The Cake Boss cake we had for him HAD to be eaten as he wasn't coming in on Friday and the cake wouldn't keep through the weekend.
So we had the Man Shower and ate the cake without him.
Inspired by this cake-without-the-intended-recipient around, we decided we needed to celebrate Hawaiian Statehood day as no one in the office is Hawaiian.
Happy la ho'omana'o Hawaii!!!!!