The women's winner was second time champ, Miki Sudo (left), beating Sonya Black Widow Thomas, 38-31. She also weighs 120 pounds, before the completion, that is.
Why thank me? So you won't need to watch the re-runs, the most nauseating evidence of American decadence. Anyone who throws up is immediately disqualified.
Continuing from my story yesterday about the Royal Hawaiian Band, I should mention that it is the only full-time municipal band in the USA, and will become 200 years old in 21 years. One of the earlier bandmasters, Henri Berger (left), an officer of the Imperial German Army, collaborated with King Kalakaua (right) in creating Hawaii Ponoi, our official state song. A bit of Hawaiian history:
- The main avenue through Waikiki is named after King Kalakaua, who lived an exciting, but mostly tragic life, passing away at the age of 54 after signing away the Hawaiian Monarchy. He built Iolani Palace as his residence, and his wife (her second marriage), Queen Kapiolani, also had a boulevard, park and more named after her.
I added a soup, potato chips and Castello blue cheese, but had some leftover cheap red wine instead of the Chardonnay. Lunch here was Pancit Noodles, with Roast Turkey for dinner, not among my favorites. I've got to figure out how to get credit for meals I miss.
Hawaii also has fireworks displays, six, in fact, but they pale next to the above.
Wimbledon, and American Denis Kudla (ranked 105) still is alive, while Venus and Serena are soon to meet. If you're into the Women's World Cup, at 4PM EDT, England plays Germany for third place, and tomorrow, Japan vs the USA at 7PM EDT, both on your FOX channel. Japan beat America in the previous 2011 World Cup Final, but the USA prevailed over Japan in the 2012 Summer Olympics to win the Gold.