www.thegardenisland.com

Follow by Email

Monk Seal and Me...

Search This Blog

Monday, December 30, 2013

"Happy New Year, you sure look healthy..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen

Happy new Year to all. My dog Obama the day she adopted me.

Aloha, Check out my column in today's Kaua'i Garden Island news; "You sure look..."If you like it please click on recommend on the top right or bottom of page. The link is below. Enjoy! Happy New Year!Hauli Makhiki Hou! James "Kimo" Rosen 

P.S,. My title was, "You sure like healthy," they changed it to plump? Who do you think had better title?

http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/guest/you-sure-look-plump/article_b3e7712c-7107-11e3-bc89-0019bb2963f4.html

P.S. I am OK, this column is tongue-n-cheek!


"You sure look healthy" can mean many things. It might mean it looks like you've been working out,doing yoga, swimming,hiking, biking, playing basketball, football and  baseball or even running marathons and triathlons. It might imply you've been eating right, or that mentally you have your act together.

I thought I was getting compliments from the few  friends and neighbors that  still speak to me. They were  saying, "you sure look healthy!" I took it as a compliment, although I really don't feel that healthy. Then I realized they were trying to tell me in a polite way, wow you sure have gained a lot of weight, you look fat . What happened?

Many people including myself seem to gain weight during the holiday season and winter months. There are shorter days, parties and  free samples in the stores. Friends and family will send expensive  fruit cakes, cookies and alcoholic beverages as gifts which contain mega calories.  Not being as active will also lead to added pounds. Winter time also brings on healthy appetites which all contribute to tight shirts and larger belts. I like to  use the excuse that the dryer must be shrinking my clothes, however the scale and camera phone selfies don't  lie.

Friends  will give that same compliment to my dog, "boy your dog sure looks healthy!" I was always so happy and proud when people would say that.  I thought they were telling me subliminally that I really take good care of my dog. I take pride in my dog and my dog is my best friend. When someone compliments my  dog and says your dog sure looks healthy,I become a beaming proud dad.To my disappointment, just as with myself, they were telling me your dog looks pleasingly plump and  fat, what happened?

I will tell you what happened, we both like to eat and although I never intended to spoil my dog with human food I just can't resist feeding her what I eat,  especially when those innocent eyes are staring  straight into my soul the whole while I eat .

 I always feel uneasy during the holidays when people that normally aren't nice, are all of the sudden  nice and saying things like, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy new Year and my obvious favorite "you sure look healthy." I am thrilled the holidays are over and people can get back to being their normal selfish selves. 

...And now with a new year upon us, I plan on  shedding a few pounds. Hopefully next time someone says, "you sure look healthy," it's because I'm strutting a new  six pack, and I'm not talking about Budweiser,  but then again maybe I am?



P.S. Please click on enclosed link and click recommend!
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/guest/you-sure-look-plump/article_b3e7712c-7107-11e3-bc89-0019bb2963f4.html

Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared from Facebook...







25 comments:

Michael Herr said...

via email;

"I would have used the title "For Healthy, read Plump"

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Mike,

That is a good title, however i think the word plump gives out the punch line before people read it? Doesn't rally matte, I just got back from the pedestrian trail and some stranger on a bike bleeps out, "You sure look healthy!"

Michael Herr said...

via email; "And your reply? "Up yours, Mate"?

KimoRosen said...

LOL! Actually I just smiled...

Linda Meyers said...

via email,"I like your title better, theirs sort of spoil the 'surprise'.
I'm too healthy, time to get out and walk {but oh my stars its COLD out there!}"

Anonymous said...

Fun read, but yeah, their 'plump' is totally out of flow with the way your article was weaved. Someone made a bad decision.

KimoRosen said...

Same article as my column, with a different title, Happy New Year, You Sure Look healthy! Which headline do you like more, You sure look healthy or You sure look plump?

Ami Thea said...

Awwww... Baby Obama! ... My dad is convinced this one was about him, since he commented on Obama's "healthy" weight recently...

Thomas LaVenture said...

Obama as a pup?

KimoRosen said...

Ami, your dad is right, it's about him and 10 others! ;D) and Tom , yes Obama 5 years ago as a pup!

Thelema Mary said...

Haha...saying healthy is the worst! Why even say anything? My girlfriends and I recently had this discussion about the "you're looking healthy" comment...lol

KimoRosen said...

I guess it's better to look healthy than look unhealthy! ;D)

Thelema Mary said...

I love looking healthy

KimoRosen said...

Thelema, I agree! ;D)

Thomas LaVenture said...

Very nice article. Lots of truth in the holiday spirt. Never mattered much when I was younger and my metabolism let me eat and drink to heart's content. No more!

KimoRosen said...

Tommy,same here, when i was in my early 20's, i could eat a whole pizza before going to bed and only weighed 135 lbs....

Pete Antonson said...

I remember that pup!

KimoRosen said...

Pete, you talking about me or the dog?

Pete Antonson said...

I remember both those pups!

Karen Janik said...

Awwww Happy New Year to you both! Many Blessing for 2014!

KimoRosen said...

Karen and everyone on this thread Haouli Makahiki Hou! (Happy New Year!)

Rick Scoville said...

Happy New Year, James.

KimoRosen said...

Happy new year Rick!

Deborah Morel said...

Isn't that the truth! Enjoyed your story, got a few laughs. Spot on journalism!

KimoRosen said...

Happy new year and Mahalo D- Did u read my Channeling Andy Rooney article i sent you?