Boni says that I have to say something nice about all of the bloggers.
Harry: You take brilliant photos of sea slugs...plus you are the best media personality on Saipan. (That's two, Harry...and when I'm not joking about midget pirates and identity theft, I actually have nothing but good things to say about you.)
Jeff: You personify "Don't tread on me."
Bruce: You have a nice wife.
Boni: You read to your kids. Might not seem like a big deal, but it is.
Brad: When it comes to karaoke, you win.
Bree: There are a million things I could say, but I bet you weren't expecting me to say that you have the two healthiest looking dogs on Saipan. Good job.
Cinta: No one has made me feel more welcome on Saipan than you. Thank you.
EJ: Again, there are a lot of things I could say. I really like your blog. Wow, that sounded lame.
and then just for good measure, some of the people I have mentioned on this blog:
Tina Sablan: You really helped Beautify CNMI get started. Thank you.
Tina Sablan's supporters: Some of your posts about me are pretty funny. My favorite one is, "he picks up cans and girls."
Wendy Doromal: This one I'll skip.
Dengre: You point out things that have been swept under the rug. Thank you...and if you'd drop the snark you might find that you have a lot of allies out here.
That was harder than I thought it would be. Sarcasm comes much easier.
All right, here are a few more:
Melissa Simms: You are a lawyer and a Republican...but none of that matters because you are a Disney fan. One of these days I am going to challenge you to a game of Disney Trivia. You will lose.
DC: I think we've met in person no more than 5 times...and that includes the time at the bank...so I don't know you too well. Even so, you seem like the type of girl that every island mom wants to see her son marry....just don't tell your husband I said that. We all know that he could snap off my arms without breaking a sweat.
Diana: I admire your thumb war skills
Gus: Everyone loves Gus. If you don't like Gus, you hate life.
Bev: I trust you.
Marites: If you are not a blessing from God, then there is no God. You are humble, giving, and consistent. You are not just a leader in the Filipino community; you are a leader for all of us. Thank you.
David: You have a way of seeing the big picture while the rest of us are still asking for directions.