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  • Mike_Lowery
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    Re: Introduction, some "backstory" first!

    Originally posted by Merely Malihini View Post
    Not sure if I need to move "travel" to another topic but many people from out of state enjoy discovering the "Joie de Vie" (the joy of life!) in Cajun French areas of south Louisiana, centered in Lafayette or more specifically in Breaux Bridge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaux_Bridge,_Louisiana



    I was there for a while. During stay at local B&B until I rented place; met a couple from PA who got so taken with place...they eventually moved there! Local dining place with good reputation has popular breakfast each Saturday...with dancing! http://www.cafedesamis.com/ Note this is 2+ hours away via interstate from New Orleans. As in Hawaii, history has made different areas/islands unique. Here its north vs. south and then to itself, New Orleans!



    Now, if someone were fans of UH Warriors football, they might want to coordinate a visit with the farewell WAC visit to my alma mater October 1. (I think everyone is ready for this one particular "long distance relationship" to come to conclusion! Someone told me Tech's travel expenses will drop by 50%!)


    I always thought that there'd be some extra interest generated for when these teams from such divergent backgrounds came together but no...mostly it was just the game done and get back on the plane!


    I listened/read some of the Honolulu media via Internet about their opinions of our area...boy do we come off quirky! i.e. Bobby Currin talks about the "critters" we have. I have personally seen centipedes there and been very impressed!

    (Do know that many UH fans/media do like to do the casinos over in Shreveport, though! BTW the team has usually stayed in Monroe where no casinos operate.)

    Well, Mike, how was that for a start?
    I like, I like! Thanks for these tips for starters...I'll PM you should I have any additional questions

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  • Merely Malihini
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    Re: Introduction, some "backstory" first!

    Originally posted by Mike_Lowery View Post
    I don't think I could live in a country area, but I sure as hell love visiting them! What's a good "country" place to visit/stay while on vacation in The Lou?
    Not sure if I need to move "travel" to another topic but many people from out of state enjoy discovering the "Joie de Vie" (the joy of life!) in Cajun French areas of south Louisiana, centered in Lafayette or more specifically in Breaux Bridge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaux_Bridge,_Louisiana



    I was there for a while. During stay at local B&B until I rented place; met a couple from PA who got so taken with place...they eventually moved there! Local dining place with good reputation has popular breakfast each Saturday...with dancing! http://www.cafedesamis.com/ Note this is 2+ hours away via interstate from New Orleans. As in Hawaii, history has made different areas/islands unique. Here its north vs. south and then to itself, New Orleans!



    Now, if someone were fans of UH Warriors football, they might want to coordinate a visit with the farewell WAC visit to my alma mater October 1. (I think everyone is ready for this one particular "long distance relationship" to come to conclusion! Someone told me Tech's travel expenses will drop by 50%!)


    I always thought that there'd be some extra interest generated for when these teams from such divergent backgrounds came together but no...mostly it was just the game done and get back on the plane!


    I listened/read some of the Honolulu media via Internet about their opinions of our area...boy do we come off quirky! i.e. Bobby Currin talks about the "critters" we have. I have personally seen centipedes there and been very impressed!

    (Do know that many UH fans/media do like to do the casinos over in Shreveport, though! BTW the team has usually stayed in Monroe where no casinos operate.)

    Well, Mike, how was that for a start?

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  • Mike_Lowery
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    Re: Introduction, some "backstory" first!

    Originally posted by Merely Malihini View Post
    'Lo Mike! Oh, no much here! But still kicking! (Just that naggin' muscle in lower back this morning...(again)!)

    BTW Garden Isle's island I've visited the most.

    That's the thing, you make the turn off the road near the hospital to see the falls and next thing you're driving across open fields alot like where I am from...only there's more different than the same!
    I don't think I could live in a country area, but I sure as hell love visiting them! What's a good "country" place to visit/stay while on vacation in The Lou?

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  • Merely Malihini
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    Originally posted by Mike_Lowery View Post
    what up? My name is Mike, and I love fried rice.
    'Lo Mike! Oh, no much here! But still kicking! (Just that naggin' muscle in lower back this morning...(again)!)

    BTW Garden Isle's island I've visited the most.

    That's the thing, you make the turn off the road near the hospital to see the falls and next thing you're driving across open fields alot like where I am from...only there's more different than the same!
    Last edited by Merely Malihini; June 18, 2011, 05:20 AM. Reason: add info

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  • Mike_Lowery
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    what up? My name is Mike, and I love fried rice.

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  • Merely Malihini
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    Mahalos all! Re: Introduction, some "backstory" first!

    Three more welcomes... so need to repeat "Thank you!"

    To Matapule, salmoned, Pohaku, ...along with TATTRAT, Amati, tutusue, and Kaonohi from before... Mahalo!!!

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  • matapule
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    Originally posted by Merely Malihini View Post
    Aloha! (Usually whenever I've gone to a big event out there or similarly to the Alohafest down in Houston, they want big greeting back from everybody! So I start off with that thought in mind.)
    Originally posted by Merely Malihini View Post
    Ah heck! Came back to fix this and "edit time" over/gone I guess...
    Ah, forgetaboutit. You have the pidgen part of down pretty good already!

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  • salmoned
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    Wow! Quite a few rear-enders there, girls and boys!

    May as well just out with it - GOOD LUCK, Sahka!

    [Edited for whit.]
    Last edited by salmoned; June 6, 2011, 11:20 AM.

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  • Pohaku
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    Hello and welcome and aloha, Merely Malihini!

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  • Merely Malihini
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    Re: Introduction, some "backstory" first!

    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    ...For the most part, we put the "fun" in dysfunctional! ...

    Welcome to HT, Merely Malihini.
    Mahalo to all for the greetings (and advice)! I've been sampling some of the posts and while I see many some show real diversity of opinion, others definitely demonstrate concern for well being for others, where ever they may be. A true global community--nice to think about in these times.

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by Merely Malihini; May 31, 2011, 08:58 PM. Reason: add thought

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  • TATTRAT
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    Welcome to HT!

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  • Amati
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    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    For the most part, we put the "fun" in dysfunctional! You'll quickly figure out those who don't! Welcome to HT, Merely Malihini.
    And, there is always the "ignore" feature, to keep your own world fun from unwanted outside influences.

    Welcome Merely Malihini!

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  • tutusue
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    Originally posted by Kaonohi View Post
    [...]
    You will find us a varied group, as much as anywhere else. We have our wiser, quieter members; our know-it-alls; our alarmists; our flakes; and everything in-between. We mostly do try to behave and get along, but we are human. Welcome to Hawai`i Threads.
    For the most part, we put the "fun" in dysfunctional! You'll quickly figure out those who don't! Welcome to HT, Merely Malihini.

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  • Kaonohi
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    Re: Introduction, some "backstory" first!

    Originally posted by Merely Malihini View Post
    Aloha! (Usually whenever I've gone to a big event out there or similarly to the Alohafest down in Houston, they want big greeting back from everybody! So I start off with that thought in mind.)

    Most residents are a bit more subdued, if I get your meaning right.
    An exchange of big "Aloha" shouts is more associated with Waikiki tourist promotions than with local folk. Still, any aloha is welcome. And BTW, aloha - welcome to HT.


    Originally posted by Merely Malihini View Post
    So no travel or relocation plans for me now but will be trying to spread some parts of aloha locally if able, paddle in hand. Hope to learn a little more and maybe share an observation or two.
    Many of our members live on the mainland, some live in Europe and probably other places as well. What we have in common is Hawai`i, either as where we live, a place we love, a goal to reach or something to learn about or emulate.

    You will find us a varied group, as much as anywhere else. We have our wiser, quieter members; our know-it-alls; our alarmists; our flakes; and everything in-between. We mostly do try to behave and get along, but we are human. Welcome to Hawai`i Threads.

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  • Merely Malihini
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    Re: Introduction, some "backstory" first!

    Originally posted by Merely Malihini View Post
    Aloha! (Usually whenever I've gone to a big event out there or similarly to the Alohafest down in Houston, they want big greeting back from everybody! So I start off with that thought in mind.)
    Ah heck! Came back to fix this and "edit time" over/gone I guess...

    Realized later that this might be misunderstood. Above is actually me responding to the welcome from the administrator with the email letter that "green lights" activity on HT and not me acting "big shot", okay?

    I should know better! Getting "green light" in Honolulu sometimes means that going blindly into intersection is an invitation to be a speed bump for that guy in the jacked up pickup with big tires coming other way! (Or is that more likely on Kaua'i?) Mahalo.
    Last edited by Merely Malihini; May 31, 2011, 11:43 AM. Reason: add word and correct grammar! (a little bit!)

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