Bloggers Party on Sunday


Pictured here are the guests of honor:  LOCAL BLOGGERS – Top:  Cloudia (Comfort Spiral), Ian (Hawaii Monitor/, me (gigi-hawaii), Art (Marathon Maniac).  Bottom:  Kay (Musings), and Burl (Honolulu Agonizer).  Missing were Charlene (Quilly) and Charley (Amoeba), who experienced car trouble on Salt Lake Blvd.  We missed you!  See my Blogroll for links to these bloggers.


Cloudia lives on a boat and published a novel, “Aloha, Where You Like Go?”  Art and Kay lived in Chicago for 34 years before returning to Hawaii for good.


Meda  is a University of Hawaii professor.  Her husband, Ian, should collect his poignant blog entries about his dad and Alzheimer’s and submit the manuscript to Bess Press.


Mary and her husband, Burl, both work for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin as editor and reporter, respectively.


We sat at two tables, expecting eleven people. 



THE FOOD, lovingly prepared by yours truly:  Tossed Romaine Salad.


Chow Mein.


Baked Salmon-Mayo-Panko.  Since Meda and Ian don’t like mayo, I baked the top left two pieces without it.


Chilled Shrimp Cocktail.  Greek and Black Olives.


Passion Fruit Chiffon Cake.


Ted’s Chocolate Cream Pie.

Surprisingly, this party did not stress me out, because Kay and Meda gave me a hand.  Thanks, folks, I truly appreciated your help.  Although it seemed odd to dine at separate tables, we did come together in the living room before and after lunch.  It was just a simple, relaxing party.  Mahalo for coming, friends, and mahalo for your entertaining blogs!

16 Responses to “Bloggers Party on Sunday”

  1. Mar Says:

    Visiting from quilly’s because she mentioned your gathering…didn’t know she couldn’t make it!! it seems like a great party!!

  2. musings Says:

    I loved looking at your photos and reliving the great time we had. I especially loved seeing your food photos. 🙂 Yummmm! Thanks so much, Gigi and David!

  3. Quilly Says:

    We are so sorry we missed you! We stood by the side of the road (Salt Lake, west bound between Peltier & Arizona) until 2:15 p.m., when the wrecker showed up. He towed the car to Lex Brodie and we had to go with to pay the bill. By then it was 3:00 o’clock and I just called our neighbor and friend (and other blogging buddy) Thom to pick us up and we came home where, we unwound for 40 minutes before we had to leave for church because I was delivering the evening message.

    Our buddy Thom is such an incredible friend that after picking us up, he just gave us his car to keep until noon tomorrow — (he wants it back then so he can go to work). That means I can take Amoeba to the airport in the morning (he’s spending the day in Kona) and stop by Les Brodie’s to talk with them about fixing the car.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      I keep seeing Thom’s name in yours, Amoeba’s, and Susan’s blogs. What a great pal! You are truly blessed.

      Hope the car is fixed post-haste.

      • Quilly Says:

        Gigi, Thom can be a little rough around the edges sometimes, but his heart is pure gold. We are blessed to have him both as blogging friend and neighbor. (We met online even though we only live 3 blocks apart.)

  4. DrumMajor Says:

    Looks like a lovely time with tasty food. Maybe Cloudia needs to resume her taxi driving career, or pick up the stranded on her motorcycle on the way to Gigi’s Restaurant!
    Why is there a “Salt Lake” road in Hawaii?
    I thought every street in Honolulu started with a “K”.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      Salt Lake subdivision was built around a salt lake, located 3-4 miles from where I live. The street runs from Salt Lake past Foster Village past Aloha Stadium and then ends at Kam Highway.

  5. kavita Says:

    Had a look earlier at KAY’S…you are an amazing host Gigi!! The food looks so good specially the chowmein and the passion fruit cake…..yummsss .It was nice to see other friends too.I am glad that it turned out GREAT….sorry that Quill and Amoeba were not able to attend it.

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Oh, I’m so envious! Would have loved to be able to meet and visit with all of you! The food looks heavenly and love your photos! Such fun to see everyone together enjoying the day!

    Have a great week, gigi!


    • gigihawaii Says:

      Yes, since there are so many Hawaii bloggers, it seemed obvious that we all get together and meet one another in person. It was a good decision, after all.

  7. cloudia Says:

    Thanks for a great party, Gigi!!!

  8. gigihawaii Says:

    Cloudia, I think your novel will be a hit with Meda and Mary. Thanks for coming!

  9. Burl Burlingame » Blog Archive » Lunch With Blogtalk Says:

    […] Sunday that was quite a soiree, considering she made everything herself. I could describe it, but she does a much better job on her own blog. And, true to form, pictures of each dish. That band of Internet ruffians in the […]

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