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Monday, January 18, 2016

"Happy birthday to me! Skydiving and Pizza on my 60th..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #108)

James Kimo Rosen is the Blogger-n-chief
of dakinetalk blog and lives on the cosmic
island of Kaua'i with his spiritual advisor
Obama Da Dog!  

Kimo's World #108
My friend Ken Landfiled  from
Alaska enjoying Skydive Kauai
on his recent sojourn...
Photo courtesy, Ken Landfield

Happy birthday to me, Skydiving and Pizza on my 60th...

This week I will turn the big  6-0h on January 23rd, wow!

I started out wanting to host a surprise  Costco pizza party for all my friends, both real ones and local kine Facebook friends.  I even reserved the community center where I live for the big day. I later decided I didn't want the stress of hosting a party for myself on my Big six-oh birthday.  I also realized, it wouldn't be a surprise if I hosted it?

The idea of skydiving came up after a friend from Alaska recently made a trip to the Garden island and couldn't stop raving about the adrenaline rush and the fun of being a kid again. I thought OK , 
even though I hate flying I would skydive
 for my big 6-0. After-all it's events like this are suppose to be on one's bucket list. 
They say my great
looked exactly
like me?  ;-)

(Awesome Youtube, Skydive Kauai)
I realized it would  dry up my pocketbook , unless of course somebody gifted it to me  for my birthday-- no such luck.  The Kimo in me said yes, but the Rosen in me kept saying no,
 if you know what I mean.
The people who created me,
 Mom and dad.

Then it dawned on me that people are now  saying,  "60  is the new 40?" The people saying that are the same people like myself, that have a hard time realizing they are now into their golden years and the winter of their lives.  Although it is politically correct to insist 60 is the new 40, I have come to realize at least for me that 60 is the new 70.
James "Kimo" Rosen
with nephew Jason Gross

I remember my father was 70 years old when  he passed away. He said in his mid and late 60's  that he had martial relations almost every night with his new wife. "Almost on Monday, almost on Tuesday, almost on Wednesday." I  now understand Dad!

My father also said when asked when how he was doing, "Doing great, nothing that 6 pallbearers couldn't take care of!"
Visiting my dad in Florida 1982

For my Golden years I am hoping I can still blog. It's getting  harder and harder coming up with  material as you can obviously see from this blog.

My bucket list now consists of of reading the obituaries and hoping to not see my name. 

Happy Birthday to me! OY!
Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook


Bettejo Dux said...

You're just a child. Wait'll you hit 80. EEEKKK

Judith Whitehead said...

However you celebrate...make it a memorable one and big wishes to you!!!!

Ken Landfield said...

Pizza is good.
Skydiving is...insane(ly good).
Be with your people, and do something that'll put a smile on your face.
Happy upcoming birthday!

KimoRosen said...

Ken, Mahalos for sharing your skydiving experience! wink emoticon

Glenn Mickens said...

Happiest birthday to you, Kimo and many many more. You do an amazing job with your blog and your readers and contributors sincerely appreciate it. Keep it going. Oh yea, let Bush be the skydiver and you and Obama keep your feet on the ground!!
Glenn Mickens

KimoRosen said...

Mahalos Glenn,
Keep those submissions coming, you always bring in good numbers with your excellent subject matter.
Aloha, Kimo

Leon Rossen said...

I remember you in a crib. I am amazed that 60 years went by. Let me know if you plan to visit Miami. Always my best wishes to you.

Kit Ellison said...

Happy soon birthday!!!! You need a new mind set for your birthday. Find something to look forward to like me! I plan on living long enough to be a burden on my children!!! My husband hits the big 80 on the 24th and, like you, as healthy as a horse. Age is only a number it's our mindset that says how old we are.

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Kit, appreciate the kind words. Much of this blog was tongue-cheek!

Kit Ellison said...

Careful of biting down. LOL

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Dear Rabbi Kimo :-*

Happy Birthday Young man,Growing old is a GIFT,LUCKY YOU :-)

UNC:-D >:D< :-*

JoAnn Yukimura said...

Happy Birthday, Kimo! Best wishes for a happy day and year!

Linda Gross said...

Happy Early Birthday baby brother!! If you're old what does that make me󾌩 - LOL? I totally agree with what your fried Bettejo Dux said - your still a kid !!! May you have another 60 years!!! Love u !!

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo sister! And Happy early 44 th Anniversary!😎

Linda Gross said...


Janet Weller Maslow said...

How can you be my Much Older Cousin, we were always the same age!!! And wow are you brave skydiving!!! xo

KimoRosen said...

No, The Jimmy in me says yes, The Rosen says no! (Meaning, it's very expensive--with photos of which you need it would cost over $350...). smile emoticon

Mel, John and Max Kontos said...

Jim!!! My friend forever and the coolest student at KE!!!

Melinda Kontos said...

Happy birthday, Jim!! Have a great day..skydiving?? hmmmm. Pizza's safer!

Harmony Bentosino said...

Don't worry, Kimo, your sense of humor is improving with age! Very funny blog. Have a happy big 6-0 whatever you do.

KimoRosen said...

Harmony, I think you get it! Mahalo

Richard D. said...

Happy Birthday Kimo!!

Looks like it will be the best one ever!!