President Obama gives a “shaka” gesture while greeting people at Island Snow near his vacation home in Kailua, Hawaii December 31
/hands over *my* eyes/
Who has the most firsts at TOD? Congrats Chips Shaka!
On my way to Watch Night Service. Just dipping in to say Happy New Year! In 2014, may you continue to be Blessed with love, peace and joy! I love my TOD Family!
Happy New Year to you too, Alycee! Can’t tell the last time I’ve been to WNS; have fun.
I didn’t know it had a name.
President's motorcade snakes along the Eastern side of Oahu after he snorkeled with the fam (on behalf of WH Pool) http://t.co/5eaVCG19SG— Maeve Reston (@MaeveReston) December 31, 2013
Since Chips is blocking the gate again, I’m taking my ball and going home. Good Night, all.
Someone has been working out! 2014 here he comes.
Someone has been working out this holiday season while in Hawaii. Looking good, Mr. Commander-In-Chief. http://t.co/ddyJRtsVOj— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 01, 2014
President Barack Obama at Island Snow, rocking a stylish yet comfortable vacation attire. (h/t @IslandSnowHi) http://t.co/THRuah2QWt— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 01, 2014
President Obama does the shaka.
"Mr. President you're fantastic" a woman shouted.
kitv.com/news/hawaii/pr… http://t.co/MsjjbDTnGa— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 01, 2014
President Obama does the shaka.
"Mr. President you're fantastic" a woman shouted.
kitv.com/news/hawaii/pr… http://t.co/MsjjbDTnGa— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 01, 2014
O, and Chips, I like your memories. I really do. Kudos also on the excellent idea to end the year on such a terrific note (in your face, MSM)!
Hugs, love ya VC!!
He looks so thin! Somebody better be watching out for his health..
HUh? He looks rather healthy, and has ALWAYS been slender. There’s nothing unhealthy about his appearance.
Exactly. I saw him in person in Reno Nevada and he’s just naturally slender and very healthy. And in terms if how he looks well he is Mr. President to me so all I can say God is sssoooooooooooooo Good. I cannot thank Him enough for my President I love my President. And please, please, please Chips could you just post it one more time to celebrate the dawning of the New Year – Damn, You’re Beautiful, which is my favorite vid of PBO and FLOTUS.
My favorite video of POTUS and FLOTUS also idon.
Woot, these pics surely make up for my not seeing Mr. Pres for a couple of days!
Chica, this is what I mean when I say *sometimes* you are a dear!
On occasion? Once in a blue moon? When turkeys fly?
When she doesn’t steal 1st?
PBO just looks so good, so rested, and so much like he is. He just is. The fact that what you see is what you get with this man, anyone would have to be pretty stupid to try to read him any other way. On that note, I’m off the air, enjoy your evening, however you choose to spend it. New Moon at 10:57 Capricorn, 6:13amEST. There you have it! Goodnight!
Happy New Year Mighty Pamela. I think I’m turning in too.
The women and men in my timeline and mentions are gladly heading for naughty mat country. President Obama’s pictures are thrilling Twitter.
Someone, who goes by the name President Barack Obama, has been working out. Look out, GOP. 2014, here he comes! http://t.co/cGae2xCRRO— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 01, 2014
@NerdyWonka @islandsnowhi Yes, Lawd— OliviaMC (@oma0977) January 01, 2014
@NerdyWonka he is so hot— (@liberalease) January 01, 2014
President Barack Obama – rocking some cool shades – receives a warm welcome outside Island Snow in Hawaii. http://t.co/ECSloJRug0— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 01, 2014
@brownsugar7878 @NerdyWonka Mmm hmm, that arm and shoulder are looking mighty fine.— Firestarter in Chief (@docrocktex26) January 01, 2014
and the smile
so, where are the girls?
This for you amk. . .
How are ya'll tonight? http://t.co/FvU2dUlOVN— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) January 01, 2014
well played, young woman
Now we’re talkin’!!! Untucked polo!!!!
@NerdyWonka @PragObots @islandsnowhi He quit tucking in the polo!— Michelle Pool (@mlp69) January 01, 2014
Shave ice is a little bit of heaven in your mouth! Places here on the mainland, try to duplicate it, but it doesn’t taste the same. It’s like buying pineapple and bringing it home, and being disappointed because it doesn’t taste like it does in Hawaii.
Once we discovered shave ice, we had it every day….so refreshing and delicious.
Glad for him…….if anyone ever deserved a “hang loose” vacation, he is the one.
Happy New Year Mr. President……blessings on you.
Supreme Court justice blocks implementation of portions of health care law involving birth control: apne.ws/1he7yJV— The Associated Press (@AP) January 01, 2014
What up with this??? GRRRRRRRRRRRR!
The GOP would like to welcome you to 1914.
good grief he’s so nice to look at… cannot help myself
Happy New Year to all those who’ve reached 2014 !!
You are grounded on the naughty mat FOREVAH!
wellll I won’t be alone, judging by the long line of commentary here tonight Happy almost New Year Hopefruit… 2014 is gonna be awesome!
What a man, what a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man – Mmmm-mmmmm!
I can hear that now, mary1.
Maryl, I’m helping Mr. Yardarm with the naughty mats. We have one with your name written all over it.
Well, I was a little late coming back to the party, but I will be happy to take that mat, because, oh my, the power does not diminish upon second viewing!
This fireworks in Dubai tonight was insane! We gotta step up our game here!
No, come on, seriously, *this* is our President – how flippin' awesome is that?? Happy New Year! http://t.co/YxJHaBKWTN— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 01, 2014
Chipsticks, you read my mind!!!!!
truly the best photo of pbo ever. ever!
Yummy photos——I’m talking about the shaved ice, of course.
Coming out of lurking to wish everyone a happy, healthy, peaceful 2014. It is already 2014 in Trinidad & Tobago.
Happy New Year to you and yours socasweet!
Thanks for sharing, socasweet, According to Ms. Chips geo-trek, Trinidad and Tobago are some of the biggest supporters!
All the best to you and yours!
Happy New Year socasweet
I’ll share my New Years resolution: to organize an intervention for Chips to help her overcome her FIRST needs. Whaddyall think? Is it a worthy cause? Is there HOPE? No on in my family has suffered from this so I have no “first” hand experience dealing with it.
I must chime in here! Wow. Mr President is looking amazing! I am so happy to see him on vacation and looking so healthy, relaxed and also I must add stylish too!
Happy New Year TODers!
The untucked polo and those stylish shades are a great combo!
We started this year, O’friends of mine
With hugs all around, even an Auld Lang Syne
We’d won an election and been through so much
The feel of victory, so victorious to touch!
Chips made us laugh and gave us a haven
And UT became our second blog maven
TOD added hits and gathered new O’friends
But all of us know that’s not where it ends
Because in 2014, the year that’s ahead
None of us can rest, so get outta that bed
Register some voters, send in some cash
Tell RWNJs to kiss your Democratic a$$
Tweet and email and blog about our Prez
Talk to our neighbors, and take down the press
Stand up for our rights, and our social causes
No time for apathy or mid-cycle pauses
I’m supportin’ Obama and ridin’ with Biden
It’s time to take action ~ there’s no time for hidin’
But tonight, take a sip of your favorite drink
And help me celebrate how like-minded we think!
Love all you TODbots! Happy New Year! Thanks, Chips!
Great poem, JOB. You end 2013 on a high note. Have a terrific 2014…supportin’ Obama and ridin’ with Biden.
All the way, jackieG! Happy New Year.
That was excellent! ! !
Thanks! Happy New Year.
And to you too!
Outstanding JoB – you are really really good at this !
Thx so much! Happy New Year.
Thanks for the lovely New Year’s poem, JO’B!!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Right back atcha, HF2!
This is lovely Mrs. O’Boomer. Happy New Year.
Happy New Year, COS! We’ve been through a lot together, haven’t we!
We sure have. We go way, way back. 2024 is going to be a fantastic year. I will on,y think positive thoughts and make sure I do my part in giving PBO a Democratic congress. Let’s drink to that. 🍹🍹🍹
COS – I’m already “drinking to that” but I don’t think you meant 2024 or else I’ve been drinkin’ way too much. Ha! I toast you, O’friend!
LOVE everything about this JOB! Thank you for your talent! I want to relish in ‘how like-minded we think’, but know I have to move beyond to where ‘none of us can rest’.
Awww, thanks! None of us can rest, but we can still relish the other part!
Awesome poem JackieO
Thanks and Happy New Year!
P.S. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!
superb ode to tod and the year ahead! happy new year to you, job, and to all our o’friends everywhere.
Thanks so much, and HNY!
Wonderful poem for the New Year! Yes we can!
He looks so good.
You said it all. Where’s yardarm! I’m gonna need more than one mat.
Thank you for being our future, collegekay!
Be back before midnight, CST! Just a few minutes and it’ll be a New Year for our East Coasters! Ring it in, y’all.
It has been hard for me to catch up on all the reading. My husband and I are just watching an old movie and the game between Duke & Texas A&M. Having a wonderful quiet evening. We had our wonderful party Sunday afternoon. Had 35 people over for a Holiday Celebration. Now it is time to relax.
Chips, These posts of the Most Memorable Moments are so touching. I remember when I first found you thru BWD. There were so few of us. Little did we know how this would grow and how we would depend on you to for the true news. You are the best. And all the blog tyrants are the best too!!!
Cool, I found Chips through BWD as well. I LOVE this place.
I’m gonna hang with all you wonderful folks until midnight…..
My New Years resolution………..encourage the Blog Mistress and her posse to continue past Jan. ’17.
After all, this IS the Obama Diary and does anyone doubt this man will have a global future?
I totally agree with you – President Obama’s destined for even greater heights!
Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year! TODers…so grateful for all of you and I wish you the best for 2014! (((((((((HUGS)))))))))
Happy New Year to all who frequent the TOD Village!!!!
Wishing you and yours love, peace, hope, health, and happiness in 2014 and the years to come.
To my East Coast TOD family HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!!
Happy New Year, Hope!! Happy New Year Everyone, although New Year’s still an hour away for me.
Happy New Year to all you fab folks!
Happy New Year TODville. Thank you sooooooooooooooo much Chips, UT and ALL the blog tyrants. Greetings from Georgia-2014!
Happy New Year. The President Approves! #2014 http://t.co/56bnKssWCA— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) January 01, 2014
I'd be remiss if I didn't note that millions of Americans now have health care thanks to Obamacare.— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) January 01, 2014
Millions of Americans now have health care thanks to President Obama, and others who fought for it too..
Happy New Year Everyone!
Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year! TODers..So grateful for all of you and I wish you the best for 2014!
De Blasio, officially. http://t.co/dkITuPASj3— (@Azi) January 01, 2014
I got three more hours to go and I might not be awake when it arrives here on the West Coast, so I’ll catch y’all next year, 2014
Look at that well toned arm.
TOD is the Place to Be for TRUTH.
Wishing all the best to this amazing family.
Ms. Chips started it. UT became a partner
and we have all benefited from their dedication.
And they are not selfish. (of course the rubber
chicken/danny thing did have a moment)
Just had my half glass of champagne–my limit–and am feeling loopy. Didn’t get a chance to say how terrific and touching Chips’ memorable moments was. You are so loved Chips and we are so grateful that you’ve persevered and kept us together and sane. And thanks to this year’s other ‘savior’ UT and all the magnificent contributors. May the New Year bring us our heart’s desires–especially a US Congress that actually supports our president. I am drifting off to slumberland. Bless everyone.
Happy New Year to everyone in the Eastern time zone. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🙏😆☔️🎩
Happy New Year TOD! Thank you Chips for creating such a beautiful place!! Thank you to the blog tyrants for all that you do to uplift our spirits with positive news about our First Family!!
Happy New Year to all TOD east coasters. Do not know if I can hang with the west coasters. Your midnight will be 4am for me so all my best wishes in advance to you. Thanks for the kind wishes Forus50, Lynn and Hopefruit 2. Thanks for this site Chips and UT and the others who assist Chips.
Happy New Year to each of you. This site is a treasure chest of love and info.
OT, Ms. Chips. Isn’t there an old Irish proverb to the effect: “May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you’re de.ad.”
A happy, prosperous and peaceful New Year to Chips and the entire TOD family. May the God of heaven and earth enlarge your tents and bless you all with wisdom, love and compassion. May this light ensuing from this blog grow brighter in 2014 and may it illuminate the path to phenomenal success for President Obama, his presidency and all his supporters. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to my TOD family. This website is a tremendous source of comfort for me. I love you guys so much.
We stayed in tonight and brought in the New Year with Patron and not Champagne
Happy New Year Ms. Chips and everyone who comments here on TOD. Luv you guys. May you have a healthy, wealthy and loving new year.
Oh yeah, President Obama is as fine as “frog’s hair” and y’all know how fine that that is :D.
Happy New Year!! So glad to ring in another I offer zero wisdom~ just happy trails to us all ~
This is the “Happy Trails” song of my generation, sherijr!
me too! i used to watch their show after school, flopped on the braid rug, in front of the teevee box. til we meet again!
Me too! Remember when families only had one teevee box!
Ha! I remember helping my Mom braid the strips for the rugs, and she taught me how to stitch them together! Maybe I’ll make one this year!
Happy New Year, MP!
mine too! I admit- I watched mainly for the horses though
Happy New Year JoB ~
Oh, JOB, you are bringing it back!!
Ha! (And I used to dream that The Lone Ranger rode me to school on his horse, and all the other kids were cheering!)
Have a Safe, Healthy, Happy & Joyful 2014. Chips & TOD Gang; Thanks for all of the great updates, news & humor.
Belated Happy New Year in your world TODers – had to go out and about. Hope you are all celebrating the beginning of another year of the Best President ever
Not belated for the Midwest or the West Coast, 99ts, but late for you – so may I wish you a Happy New Year 2014!
Almost 24 hours of New Years JoB – may I return the wishes to you and yours – especially the little ones that bring us such joy.
I’m a little jealous of the President’s ability to get down on the floor with the little ones – One of Pete Souza’s wonderful pics had the President and PM Cameron talking to the children – I look rather like Cameron – trying to bend to their height – my excuse is – I’m older than both of them – I don’t think the Prime Minister had ever thought about such things before that day.
Happy New Year, everybody at TOD!!! Love that poem, JaquelineOboomer.
As for the jeans, the muscles, the rugged look…oh well, sigh.
Yes, sigh. I.Am.Old. but still sighing!
Happy New Year!
well, see what happens when i go away to cook? what beautiful photos of our president (and i do mean beee-uuu-ti-ful!!) so glad to see him relaxed and enjoying a shave ice. he’s a local guy, just home for the holidays, like so many who have left hawaii to find their fortune. you can just feel his ease in this setting. lovely!
I love that he is left alone to enjoy his holiday – no wonder he keeps coming back to your part of the world. Happy New Year susanne
happy new year to you, 99! i love that he keeps coming back to his home, too. he needs the rest and the reminder of who he is– a hawaii kid who’s done very well
May the Lord Almighty be with you in this day and always. And may He protect, bless, and defend you and your loved ones. May He protect our dear First Family and the administration.
Thank you Chips for the lovely picture. I fainted when I saw POTUS and his shades. But I have recovered within a few minutes.
Bonne et heureuse année 2014!
Happy New Year from the Land of Lincoln!
I’m here!!! Not Happy New Year for me yet, but wanted to wish everyone a very happy, healthy, forward moving…New Year! Love all of you…thank you Chips and all the BT’s here that keep the rest of us happy, informed, humored and civically active.
I’m on the mat…might STAY on the mat….going to make myself a quick drink, take out the dog, and see if I can stay awake to actually ring in the New Year in my own time zone:) Never usually make it…. Happy New Year everyone!!!
Must be getting close df – I’m having a New Year’s Day afternoon wine – drinking in your New Year – easy to see I am of Scottish/Irish descent Wishing you all good things for 2014
It’s getting close, 99:) It’s 11:17 pm in my world right now…I think I can hold on for a few more….the dog is staring at me, but I’ll try to hold her off for a little while ….(waaaay past her bedtime!) Enjoy your New Year’s Day afternoon wine…hey, nothing wrong with drinking in my New Year! I think 2014 will be amazing….all good things to you as well!
We all need something… http://t.co/jncxNM4OiR— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) January 01, 2014
Happy New Year everyone and thank you Chips for having TOD for having us here and all those who have created posts this past year, thanks
to all who have commented and to those who just lurk sometimes. This is a special community and all who come here lend something to it
by their presence.
My personal testimony…….HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE…
Happy New Year Yardarm.
HAPPY NEW YEAR Carol…..Prosper!
yardarm756, I love that song.
Can’t remember witch song this now. My mind is going. . .
Think y’all know how much I love all animals.
thank you carol mae…love this! you had me at ‘i love animals’!
Happy New Year MST. To Colorado we go. . . Just kidding!
I see Chips is doing her best to ensure enormous ‘naughty mat’ sales on New Year’s Day
Wishing all of you an outstanding 2014 and look forward to doing everything possible to contribute to that outcome.
GOP has always played fear game! Reagan, Bush #1 & Bush #2, YEP, #2 favorite word post 911? TERROR! NOW? http://t.co/MBTVSDqgEs #Uniteblue— John Foster Way (@JohnFosterWay) January 01, 2014
Yes We Can
You too Bobfr. Have a Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to Chips and the entire TOD family. Enjoy each new day that grace your space. ((((((((((((((((( Love to our fine President and First Family.))))))))))))))))))))). We have the best representing us all over the globe. HZ
Good Morning TODVille!
A very Happy New Year to all.
hey hey hey! still 11:30 pm of 2013 here! and since i have the president of the united states in my time zone, i’m just gonna claim it’s not the new year yet!
you wouldn’t know it from the sound and scent of fireworks, though. folks have been celebrating for hours, and unless i’m getting dotty (okay, i am) most of what’s being exploded is illegal. only firecrackers are allowed, but lots of pretty starbursts in the sky tell me there was some hoarding from before the new regs went into effect. and no, it’s not commercial displays–we are many miles from all that. if this is like other years, tomorrow we’ll hear strings of lady fingers crackling for most of the day. very festive!
time to get out my pots and pans– 2014 will arrive with no pesky demons slipping in!
woo hooo!! we banged all the demons away! happy new year todville, and to all a good night.
Happy New Year, Susanne!
Happy New Year, TOD! I’ve been happily ensconced in Netflix watching “Breaking Bad”, but emerged to make sure I got my greetings and well wishes for the New Year in – and so glad that I did… that is one very fine-looking President…
Feliz Navidad and Bonne Année, everyone. I’m very much looking forward to 2014!
Happy New Year to our President, First Lady, and their family.
And to you guys also, I wish you a Happy New Year. And let’s keep our love, support, and prayers for our First Family.
Happy New Year annieb! Wishing you and yours the best!
Happy Neeeeeeew Year!
#ObamaCare reforms come into effect today.
Happy & Healthy New Year To All.— (@amk4obama) January 01, 2014
HooRay! 2014 is here. Happy New Year.
It is best to be celebrating with TODbots.
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