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June 30, 2005

Hawaii Recycles

I take a couple of bags of bottles down to the neighborhood recycling center. The whole system could be better, could be worse. Music is "Ones" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/98MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 27, 2005

Takeoff

Since I work near the airport, I sometimes take my lunch out to the end of Lagoon Drive and watch the airplanes take off and land. Seeing the humongous Japan Airlines jumbo jet rise impossibly into the clear Honolulu sky always takes my breath away. Music is "Leaving" from Timecode by MRDC (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/72MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 24, 2005

Alex and Zac

Zac (age three) discovers his brother Alex (age 10 mos.) can now crawl. He's excited now, but little does he know it signals the beginning of the end for his reign over the Toy Empire. Music is "Stream" from iDEOLOGY by iNTROSPEKT (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/36MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 22, 2005

50th State Fair

Summer means the 50th State Fair, one of several annual carnivals to hit Honolulu. The family is joined by Nathan, our neighbor's son, as we see what there is to see. Young Zac, sadly, finds he's not much of a fan of rides. My longest entry to date, but if I'm going to blow $80 on one outing, you bet I'm going to vlog the heck out of it. Music is "Our Song" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune). You can download a larger version (320x240/133MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 20, 2005

La Mariana

A workday lunch with some net friends provided a chance to check out La Mariana Sailing Club, a gem of a hangout tucked away off Sand Island Access Road. It's not easy to find, and the food is only so-so, but the ambiance is one of a kind (and I'm told the place is really rocking at sunset). Music is "I'm Troubled" from Juke Joint Boogie by Jag (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/100MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 17, 2005

Katie and Zac Walk

Katie, age seven, and her brother Zac, age three, take a frantic walk around the block, collecting flowers along the way. Music is "Tumbleweed" from Juke Joint Boogie by Jag (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/58MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 15, 2005

Pearlridge Monorail

We may never see rail transit in Honolulu proper, but there'll always be the monorail that runs between phases of Pearlridge Center. For my kids, it's the top attraction at the mall. Music is "Boogie in A" from Juke Joint Boogie by Jag (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/31MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 11, 2005

Taiko

As part of the Pan Pacific Festival, a Japanese cultural exchange held in conjunction with the King Kamehameha Day holiday in Honolulu, a visiting women's taiko drum troupe from Japan performs at Ala Moana Center. Sure looks like great exercise. You can download a larger version (320x240/98MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 8, 2005

IABC Lunch

Today, Burt Lum, Roxanne Darling, Peter Kay, and I were invited to talk about blogging and podcasting by the Hawaii Chapter of the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators). If you'd like to hear the whole presentation, download the audio courtesy Burt's "Rough Take" podcast. You can download a larger version (320x240/152MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 7, 2005

Chuck E. Cheese's

My son Zac celebrated his third birthday at the Pearl City Chuck E. Cheese's, every parents' nightmare of perfectly engineered overstimulation. I decided to spare you the animatronic band (the lighting was awful back there, anyway). Instead, the games! You can download a larger version (320x240/70MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 4, 2005

Strange Signs

Last month, when I was walking around downtown on "Towel Day," I got the strangest feeling someone was trying to tell me something. You can download a larger version (320x240/38MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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June 2, 2005

Hale Koa Hotel Pool

My in-laws left Hawaii weeks ago, but I only recently stumbled across an old SD card with some clips from an afternoon visit with them on April 24, when we took the kids down to the very crowded pool at the Hale Koa Hotel. Music is "Helium" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/57MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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