2014 is upon us! Another new date to remember to write. When I worked at the bank, knowing the new year was required. Especially when depositing checks! So much has changed in the past few years. I remember when I used to play with both fireworks and firecrackers during new years eve. I can see why they need to ban it – the smoke nuisance can really affect anyone with asthma. I remember once when I was a kid, I was playing with firecrackers and it popped in my hand. My hand stung for like the whole night. I would freak out if it happened to a kid in front of me but for me, it was a cool experience to have. Hahaha okay sorry. Just reminiscing a bit. I hope you all had a great 2013 and I wish you all the best in 2014. I leave you with a picture I took during a trip to Hilo a few years back. This was like the calm before the storm called Saddle Road. I didn’t know I drove on that thing until afterwards, it was nuts. Happy New Year!