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December 31, 2006

Trip


Bottle of cheap champagne: $17.99. Jar of black whitefish caviar: $8.59.
Brie: $6.49. Carr table water crackers: $3.59. Spending New Year's in
rainy, cool, sleepy Hilo? Priceless. Happy New Year (Hau'oli Makahiki Hou),
everyone!

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. As Jen prepped the kids for
bed, I ran out for some last minute supplies. Smoke had already started to
fill the streets. At 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve, most stores (including
Wal-Mart) were closed. Safeway was open, though... and the booze aisle was
packed.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner with mom at Happy
Valley Seafood Restaurant at Hilo Shopping Center.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner with mom at Happy
Valley Seafood Restaurant at Hilo Shopping Center.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner with mom at Happy
Valley Seafood Restaurant at Hilo Shopping Center.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. A stop at Hapuna Beach.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. A stop at Hapuna Beach.

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Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. A stop at Hapuna Beach.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We lunched at a place called
Sushi Rock in Kapa'au, which has become quite the little hip enclave of
artsy shops. The sushi was very... trendy.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We lunched at a place called
Sushi Rock in Kapa'au, which has become quite the little hip enclave of
artsy shops. The sushi was very... trendy.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We lunched at a place called
Sushi Rock in Kapa'au, which has become quite the little hip enclave of
artsy shops. The sushi was very... trendy.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We lunched at a place called
Sushi Rock in Kapa'au, which has become quite the little hip enclave of
artsy shops. The sushi was very... trendy.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. The Kalahikiola
Congregational Church in Kapa'au, where my mom went as a child, severely
damaged by a recent earthquake.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. The Kalahikiola
Congregational Church in Kapa'au, where my mom went as a child, severely
damaged by a recent earthquake.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. The Kalahikiola
Congregational Church in Kapa'au, where my mom went as a child, severely
damaged by a recent earthquake.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. The Kalahikiola
Congregational Church in Kapa'au, where my mom went as a child, severely
damaged by a recent earthquake.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Good morning, Hilo! A gentle
start to the end of 2006.

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December 30, 2006

Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Stealing away after the
family went to bed to jump online from the hotel lobby (after my attempt to
get online at Starbucks failed).

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo's
struggling mall. Here's business on Saturday night, on a long weekend.

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Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo's
struggling mall. This was a Coldstone Creamery last time we were here. Note
the "ice shave," a sure sign you're in Hilo.

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Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo's
struggling mall. Yi Qin's Gifts has... a lot of inventory.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner at Don's Grill, tucked
away on Hinano Street. We haven't been here since we lived here over a
decade ago. I had the chili burrito. It was the weirdest "chili" I've had
in ages. Very sweet, no cumin or chili powder that I could detect, a stong
tomato base. It was closer to Prego, frankly.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner at Don's Grill, tucked
away on Hinano Street. We haven't been here since we lived here over a
decade ago. Jen had the deluxe saimin (which I guess adds teri chicken and
tofu).

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner at Don's Grill, tucked
away on Hinano Street. We haven't been here since we lived here over a
decade ago. Kids meals come with a... parrot on a stick?

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner at Don's Grill, tucked
away on Hinano Street. We haven't been here since we lived here over a
decade ago. Kids meals come with a... parrot on a stick?

Posted by Moblog at 5:37 PM | Comments (0)

Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner at Don's Grill, tucked
away on Hinano Street. We haven't been here since we lived here over a
decade ago.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner at Don's Grill, tucked
away on Hinano Street. We haven't been here since we lived here over a
decade ago.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Dinner at Don's Grill, tucked
away on Hinano Street. We haven't been here since we lived here over a
decade ago.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. The view from our hotel room.

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Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. The view from our hotel room.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting the volcano, Katie's
favorite spot.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting Rainbow Falls. I've
never seen it so small.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting the volcano, Katie's
favorite spot.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting the volcano, Katie's
favorite spot. Nene crossing.

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Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting the volcano, Katie's
favorite spot.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting the volcano, Katie's
favorite spot.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting the volcano, Katie's
favorite spot.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting the volcano, Katie's
favorite spot. Lava tube!

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting the volcano, Katie's
favorite spot.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Visiting the volcano, Katie's
favorite spot.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Alex naps as half the 2004
St. Joseph basketball team looks on.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Ken's House of Pancakes.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Next stop, fuel up! Ken's
House of Pancakes. I expect we'll eat here almost every meal.

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Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. First stop? Stock up.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Our chariot for the next
three days.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. Ah, Hilo!

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We're flying "go!" this time.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We're flying "go!" this time.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We're flying "go!" this time.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We're flying "go!" this time.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We're flying "go!" this time.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We're flying "go!" this time.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We're flying "go!" this time.

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Trip


Family trip to the Big Island for New Year's. We're flying "go!" this time.

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December 29, 2006

Aloha Graphics


Burt picks up some custom designed 2007 calendars from Aloha Graphics at
its new location at 64 S. Hotel Street. It took Burt a while to find it.
Manager Mark Merriam is an Iolani classmate.

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Aloha Graphics


Burt picks up some custom designed 2007 calendars from Aloha Graphics at
its new location at 64 S. Hotel Street. It took Burt a while to find it.
Manager Mark Merriam is an Iolani classmate.

Posted by Moblog at 1:22 PM | Comments (0)

December 28, 2006

Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street). The grand opening is the week of Jan. 8, 2007. Proprietor
Jong Ho Kim offers the usual Aloha Sushi fare, but has several items with a
Korean twist. Kim chee maki, bulgogi soba, and unusual additions to the
sushi palette including cream cheese and hot sauces.

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Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street). Here's Jamie "jdub" Winpenny, Helen Rapozo, Mitchell
"scrivener" Dwyer, and Fran "anapuni808" Orian.

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Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street). Jamie mixes some wasabi shoyu for his ebi sushi.

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Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street). Jamie tells tall tales as Fran listens intently.

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Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street).

Posted by Moblog at 2:05 PM | Comments (0)

Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street). Jamie "Jdub" Winpenny orders his usual, ebi sushi.

Posted by Moblog at 2:02 PM | Comments (0)

Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street).

Posted by Moblog at 1:48 PM | Comments (0)

Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street). Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer.

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Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street). This is the Kuhio Platter ($12.99).

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Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street). Jong Ho Kim, proprietor.

Posted by Moblog at 1:33 PM | Comments (0)

Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street).

Posted by Moblog at 1:31 PM | Comments (0)

Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street). This is Fran, celebrating her birthday.

Posted by Moblog at 1:28 PM | Comments (0)

Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street).

Posted by Moblog at 1:26 PM | Comments (0)

Zen Sushi


A HawaiiThreads lunch downtown, called by Mitchell "scrivener" Dwyer, at
the new Zen Sushi (Korean sushi) at the Remington College Building (1111
Bishop Street).

Posted by Moblog at 1:01 PM | Comments (0)

December 25, 2006

Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. A clear Christmas sunset.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Dad grilling at sunset.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Some 16-20 tiger shrimp.
Mmm.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Miso marinated petite
filets from Y. Hata and portabello mushrooms. Mmm!

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. This is Buddy, dad's dog, a
sharpei, pitt, shepherd mix.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Alex surveys the water as
the sun sets.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Katie struggles to save her
new Cinnamon Girl dress from her ocean-loving spirit.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Dad and Zac have a heart to
heart.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Dad preps the grill for
some juicy steaks.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Young Alex the lifeguard.
The sky is so bright, the camera on the Treo makes everything blue.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Katie tries to resist
cracking a smile.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Zac and his new toy.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Dad insisted on a family
photo in the backyard. Zac wasn't happy to interrupt quality time with his
new toy helicopter.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. My brother Eathan and his
new BlackBerry 8100 phone.

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Christmas


Christmas Day dinner at my dad's in Aina Haina. Football and and a sunny,
breezy day. Mele Kalikimaka!

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December 24, 2006

Mass


The Christmas Eve Family Mass at Sacred Heart in Manoa. Jen volunteered to
coordinate readers, ushers, and other participants as her contribution to
the church, and is herding folks around the church. I'm proud of her.

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Mass


The Christmas Eve Family Mass at Sacred Heart in Manoa. Jen volunteered to
coordinate readers, ushers, and other participants as her contribution to
the church, and is herding folks around the church. I'm proud of her.

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Mass


The Christmas Eve Family Mass at Sacred Heart in Manoa. Jen volunteered to
coordinate readers, ushers, and other participants as her contribution to
the church, and is herding folks around the church. I'm proud of her.

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Mass


The Christmas Eve Family Mass at Sacred Heart in Manoa. Jen volunteered to
coordinate readers, ushers, and other participants as her contribution to
the church, and is herding folks around the church. I'm proud of her.

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Mass


The Christmas Eve Family Mass at Sacred Heart in Manoa. Jen volunteered to
coordinate readers, ushers, and other participants as her contribution to
the church, and is herding folks around the church. I'm proud of her.

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Mass


The Christmas Eve Family Mass at Sacred Heart in Manoa. Jen volunteered to
coordinate readers, ushers, and other participants as her contribution to
the church, and is herding folks around the church. I'm proud of her.

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December 22, 2006

Puppy


A cute puppy at the little convenience store in Marin Tower, just off Smith
Street. It fell asleep in a coworker's hands.

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December 19, 2006

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

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Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 3:53 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 3:52 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 3:38 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

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Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 2:14 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

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Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 2:10 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 2:06 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 2:04 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 2:00 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 1:59 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 1:57 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 1:55 PM | Comments (0)

Lunch


Lunch at Brasserie Du Vin (1115 Bethel St.) with Gail (HawaiiDiner.com),
Jen and Alex. Dave Stewart (of Indigo and Bar 35) has created a charming
outpost tucked away in downtown Honolulu. We opened with the pomme frites
(french fries), then shared dijon chicken with greek olives, grilled
andouille sausage risotto, and a soft shell crab panini. For dessert, creme
brulee.

Posted by Moblog at 1:54 PM | Comments (0)

Construction


Construction of the 36-story, 225-unit "909 Kapiolani" condominium is more
than halfway complete. Standing at the corner of Kapiolani Blvd. and Ward
Ave., it overlooks the Neil S. Blaisdell Center.

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December 16, 2006

Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.

Posted by Moblog at 12:32 PM | Comments (0)

Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.

Posted by Moblog at 12:28 PM | Comments (0)

Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.

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Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.

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Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.

Posted by Moblog at 11:56 AM | Comments (0)

Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.

Posted by Moblog at 11:40 AM | Comments (0)

Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.
Dilophosaurus.

Posted by Moblog at 11:38 AM | Comments (0)

Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.

Posted by Moblog at 11:32 AM | Comments (0)

Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.

Posted by Moblog at 11:26 AM | Comments (0)

Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.
Anklyosaurus.

Posted by Moblog at 11:23 AM | Comments (0)

Dinosaurs Alive!


The "Dinosaurs Alive!" traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum. It's a small set
of animatronics on display only through mid-January. It isn't the "Sue"
T-Rex exhibit from a few years back, but the kids are more than satisfied.
Triceratops.

Posted by Moblog at 11:14 AM | Comments (0)

December 15, 2006

Dinner


Jen, the kids and I join Sue "Tutusue" Larkin and Mitchell "Scrivener"
Dwyer at Todai in Waikiki to celebrate Randy "Surfingfarmboy" Shaffer's
Honolulu Marathon run.

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Dinner


Jen, the kids and I join Sue "Tutusue" Larkin and Mitchell "Scrivener"
Dwyer at Todai in Waikiki to celebrate Randy "Surfingfarmboy" Shaffer's
Honolulu Marathon run.

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December 14, 2006

Peacock


Alex stalks a peacock at the Waimea Valley Audubon Center as the boys and I
wait for Jen and Katie to return from a Girl Scouts nature outing.

Posted by Moblog at 7:19 AM | Comments (0)

December 13, 2006

Laie McDonald's


If you must eat at McDonald's, the Laie McDonald's (55-400 Kamehameha
Highway) is among the chain's more interesting Hawaii locations. Formerly
the Laniloa Lodge restaurant, attached to what is now the adjacent Laie
Inn, this distinctive building became a fast food joint in 1984. With
McFood within and a gas station on the front lawn today, I'm bummed I never
visited the original tenants. But I'm still delighted by some of the
character that remains.

Posted by Moblog at 7:47 AM | Comments (0)

Laie McDonald's


If you must eat at McDonald's, the Laie McDonald's (55-400 Kamehameha
Highway) is among the chain's more interesting Hawaii locations. Formerly
the Laniloa Lodge restaurant, attached to what is now the adjacent Laie
Inn, this distinctive building became a fast food joint in 1984. With
McFood within and a gas station on the front lawn today, I'm bummed I never
visited the original tenants. But I'm still delighted by some of the
character that remains.

Posted by Moblog at 7:45 AM | Comments (0)

Laie McDonald's


If you must eat at McDonald's, the Laie McDonald's (55-400 Kamehameha
Highway) is among the chain's more interesting Hawaii locations. Formerly
the Laniloa Lodge restaurant, attached to what is now the adjacent Laie
Inn, this distinctive building became a fast food joint in 1984. With
McFood within and a gas station on the front lawn today, I'm bummed I never
visited the original tenants. But I'm still delighted by some of the
character that remains.

Posted by Moblog at 7:43 AM | Comments (0)

Laie McDonald's


If you must eat at McDonald's, the Laie McDonald's (55-400 Kamehameha
Highway) is among the chain's more interesting Hawaii locations. Formerly
the Laniloa Lodge restaurant, attached to what is now the adjacent Laie
Inn, this distinctive building became a fast food joint in 1984. With
McFood within and a gas station on the front lawn today, I'm bummed I never
visited the original tenants. But I'm still delighted by some of the
character that remains.

Posted by Moblog at 7:41 AM | Comments (0)

Laie McDonald's


If you must eat at McDonald's, the Laie McDonald's (55-400 Kamehameha
Highway) is among the chain's more interesting Hawaii locations. Formerly
the Laniloa Lodge restaurant, attached to what is now the adjacent Laie
Inn, this distinctive building became a fast food joint in 1984. With
McFood within and a gas station on the front lawn today, I'm bummed I never
visited the original tenants. But I'm still delighted by some of the
character that remains.

Posted by Moblog at 7:39 AM | Comments (0)

Laie McDonald's


If you must eat at McDonald's, the Laie McDonald's (55-400 Kamehameha
Highway) is among the chain's more interesting Hawaii locations. Formerly
the Laniloa Lodge restaurant, attached to what is now the adjacent Laie
Inn, this distinctive building became a fast food joint in 1984. With
McFood within and a gas station on the front lawn today, I'm bummed I never
visited the original tenants. But I'm still delighted by some of the
character that remains.

Posted by Moblog at 7:36 AM | Comments (0)

Laie McDonald's


If you must eat at McDonald's, the Laie McDonald's (55-400 Kamehameha
Highway) is among the chain's more interesting Hawaii locations. Formerly
the Laniloa Lodge restaurant, attached to what is now the adjacent Laie
Inn, this distinctive building became a fast food joint in 1984. With
McFood within and a gas station on the front lawn today, I'm bummed I never
visited the original tenants. But I'm still delighted by some of the
character that remains.

Posted by Moblog at 7:34 AM | Comments (0)

December 10, 2006

U2


And with three encores, including jams with Billy Joe (Green Day) and Pearl
Jam, U2 ends its 18-month global "Vertigo" tour with "All I Want Is You."

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December 9, 2006

U2


"Sunday Bloody Sunday" is mashed up with "Rock the Casbah"... and a
soliloquy honoring the armed forces. "Coexist," Bono says, "You don't have
to become a monster to defeat a monster." No more!

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U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. The long-delayed last stop on
the year-and--half long "Vertigo" tour, the 134th show, the final big show,
and they're in top form. Bono even gives taiko drumming a shot.

Posted by Moblog at 10:24 PM | Comments (0)

U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. The long-delayed last stop on
the year-and--half long "Vertigo" tour, the 134th show, the final big show,
and the international audience is so ready.

Posted by Moblog at 10:19 PM | Comments (0)

U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. The long-delayed last stop on
the year-and--half long "Vertigo" tour, the 134th show, the final big show,
and the international audience is so ready.

Posted by Moblog at 10:17 PM | Comments (0)

U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. Every stadium needs a beach
ball.

Posted by Moblog at 9:31 PM | Comments (0)

U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. The long-delayed last stop on
the year-and--half long "Vertigo" tour, the 134th show, the final big show,
and the international audience is on fire.

Posted by Moblog at 9:27 PM | Comments (0)

U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. Rocko finishes with "I Wanna Be
Sedated" and the lights come up for Pearl Jam stage setup.

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U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. Opening act Rocko leads with
"Eleanor Rigby."

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U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. Before the show.

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U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. This is theline for the ATM. A
tiny First Hawaiian Bank unit. Hope it doesn't run out of cash.

Posted by Moblog at 6:33 PM | Comments (0)

U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. Against all odds, we bumped into
several friends. Here is Donica and Jason, and Mio and George. We haven't
seen the latter pair in over five years. We also ttalked to Josh Cooper,
just in from Geneva, doing his thing for Amnesty International and the ONE
movement. Insane!

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U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. We met this woman in the ATM
line. She's getting married in Georgia, but is having her bachelorette
party here in Hawaii. She was showing off her veil and T-shirt to everyone.

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U2


The Pearl Jam/U2 concert at Aloha Stadium. Jen and I before the show.

Posted by Moblog at 6:24 PM | Comments (0)

December 7, 2006

Lost


ABC's "LOST" returns to the YWCA on Richards Street in downtown Honolulu.
It formerly served as Sayid's mosque and Hurley's mental institution. Lots
of vegetation has been brought in, some bags of ice (craft services or
something else), the lower sports court is filled and a couple of guys were
choreographing a fight sequence near the pool. The second half of season
three can't come soon enough.

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Lost


ABC's "LOST" returns to the YWCA on Richards Street in downtown Honolulu.
It formerly served as Sayid's mosque and Hurley's mental institution. Lots
of vegetation has been brought in, some bags of ice (craft services or
something else), the lower sports court is filled and a couple of guys were
choreographing a fight sequence near the pool. The second half of season
three can't come soon enough.

Posted by Moblog at 1:29 PM | Comments (0)

Lost


ABC's "LOST" returns to the YWCA on Richards Street in downtown Honolulu.
It formerly served as Sayid's mosque and Hurley's mental institution. Lots
of vegetation has been brought in, some bags of ice (craft services or
something else), the lower sports court is filled and a couple of guys were
choreographing a fight sequence near the pool. The second half of season
three can't come soon enough.

Posted by Moblog at 1:24 PM | Comments (0)

Lost


ABC's "LOST" returns to the YWCA on Richards Street in downtown Honolulu.
It formerly served as Sayid's mosque and Hurley's mental institution. Lots
of vegetation has been brought in, some bags of ice (craft services or
something else), the lower sports court is filled and a couple of guys were
choreographing a fight sequence near the pool. The second half of season
three can't come soon enough.

Posted by Moblog at 1:23 PM | Comments (0)

Lost


ABC's "LOST" returns to the YWCA on Richards Street in downtown Honolulu.
It formerly served as Sayid's mosque and Hurley's mental institution. Lots
of vegetation has been brought in, some bags of ice (craft services or
something else), the lower sports court is filled and a couple of guys were
choreographing a fight sequence near the pool. The second half of season
three can't come soon enough.

Posted by Moblog at 1:17 PM | Comments (0)

Lost


ABC's "LOST" returns to the YWCA on Richards Street in downtown Honolulu.
It formerly served as Sayid's mosque and Hurley's mental institution. Lots
of vegetation has been brought in, some bags of ice (craft services or
something else), the lower sports court is filled and a couple of guys were
choreographing a fight sequence near the pool. The second half of season
three can't come soon enough.

Posted by Moblog at 1:10 PM | Comments (0)

Marathon


The Honolulu Marathon is on Sunday. Signs are going up, hotels are booked
solid, and the streets are filled with fit-looking folks. My online friend
Randy (Surfingfarmboy) is in town to make the run.

Posted by Moblog at 11:43 AM | Comments (0)

December 6, 2006

Lunch


Lunch with Peter at Canton House restaurant (162 N. Hotel St.). "Village
style" Chinese menu plus dim sum.

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Lunch


Lunch with Peter at Canton House restaurant (162 N. Hotel St.). "Village
style" Chinese menu plus dim sum.

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Lunch


Lunch with Peter at Canton House restaurant (162 N. Hotel St.). "Village
style" Chinese menu plus dim sum.

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Lunch


Lunch with Peter at Canton House restaurant (162 N. Hotel St.). "Village
style" Chinese menu plus dim sum.

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Lunch


Lunch with Peter at Canton House restaurant (162 N. Hotel St.). "Village
style" Chinese menu plus dim sum.

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Lunch


Lunch with Peter at Canton House restaurant (162 N. Hotel St.). "Village
style" Chinese menu plus dim sum.

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Lunch


Lunch with Peter at Canton House restaurant (162 N. Hotel St.). "Village
style" Chinese menu plus dim sum.

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Morning


Left for work at 5:45. Arrived downtown at 6:20. Realized something was
missing at 6:21. Returned home at 7. Now entering the hellacious traffic I
leave early to avoid.

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Morning


Left for work at 5:45. Arrived downtown at 6:20. Realized something was
missing at 6:21. Returned home at 7. Now entering the hellacious traffic I
leave early to avoid.

Posted by Moblog at 7:50 AM | Comments (0)

Morning


Left for work at 5:45. Arrived downtown at 6:20. Realized something was
missing at 6:21. Returned home at 7. Now entering the hellacious traffic I
leave early to avoid.

Posted by Moblog at 7:19 AM | Comments (0)

Morning


Left for work at 5:45. Arrived downtown at 6:20. Realized something was
missing at 6:21. Returned home at 7. Now entering the hellacious traffic I
leave early to avoid.

Posted by Moblog at 7:10 AM | Comments (0)

December 3, 2006

Play


Alex sets the table for a family celebration at the Children's Discovery
Center.

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Play


Katie does some weaving in India at the Children's Discovery Center.

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Play


Alex harvests some pineapple in the fields at the Children's Discovery
Center.

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Play


Alex is ready to check into the hotel at the Children's Discovery Center.

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Play


Katie treats a turtle with a cold at the Pet Clinic at the Children's
Discovery Center.

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Play


Zac re-enacts his favorite scenes from Disney's movie "Cars" at the
Children's Discovery Center.

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Play


Zac and Alex play cars at the Children's Discovery Center.

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Play


Alex conducts a train down the track at the Children's Discovery Center.

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Play


Alex rotates some tires at the Children's Discovery Center.

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Play


Alex rings me up at the Children's Discovery Center supermarket.

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