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    never in my life have I contemplated suicide (hyperbole, chill fam) until this frickin' vog is causing me to gag (and sometimes vomit)

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    i dunno mike? they can keep the 8% ge. looks like our beloved mayor wants us taxpayers to cough up 4 million to keep "the boat" afloat. think i heard about that on the news the other day? or, did i read it in the paper? sorry, i'd post the link but my brain is a wee bit "voggy" at the moment.
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    We keep a steady supply of albuterol, loratadine, and beclomethasone for miserable times as these. I take beclomethasone every day for asthma maintenance, but the albuterol inhalers dot the house, about as much as my reading glasses do! Before she took her 4th-grade Big Isle trip last week, Kid 1 was suffering from the vog. I was amazed that it caused her eyes to get bloodshot. The doctor is having us give the girls the albuterol and the loratadine twice daily through the vog times.

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    Tradewinds are back (albeit somewhat light) here on the windward side, and most of the vog has vanished already.
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    a big mahalo to the wind god/goddess. sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but them meterologists seem to think that the tradewinds will be short lived and the return of the VOG is in our very near future. cough!
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    Lesse, if I sold A/C units for a living, now would be a very good time to go a prospectin' at the hospitals/medical centers and lookin' for people with asthmatic/respiratory conditions. $$$$$$!

    J/K!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    Lesse, if I sold A/C units for a living, now would be a very good time to go a prospectin' at the hospitals/medical centers and lookin' for people with asthmatic/respiratory conditions. $$$$$$!

    J/K!
    j/k indeed. i had quite the laugh when i imagined that scenario to its likely ending. code gray, anyone?
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    From my perch, Manoa Valley is almost clear. Green prevails; white, fluffy clouds, too! Still a little haze but not enough to be lethal like this morning...couldn't see Manoa Valley AT ALL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynsaligia View Post
    j/k indeed. i had quite the laugh when i imagined that scenario to its likely ending. code gray, anyone?
    It was just another morbid joke I threw out there. Fits right next to doing a job hunt by going through the obituaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    It was just another morbid joke I threw out there. Fits right next to doing a job hunt by going through the obituaries.
    funny. before i met & fell in love w/eric, that's how i used to look for dates.
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    It's funny how a small hole in the ground can spew that much smoke as to blanket the entire island chain. I work out in Kapolei and get a wider view of the island's land mass. It's just amazing how much crud is coming from this volcano.

    Anywayz, I've had this sinus thing for over 1 month and have been seeing the doctor. Still can't figure out if I have a chronic infection, of if it's the vog. Antihistamines provide some relief, but it's never gone entirely. Darn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobinator View Post
    It's funny how a small hole in the ground can spew that much smoke as to blanket the entire island chain. I work out in Kapolei and get a wider view of the island's land mass. It's just amazing how much crud is coming from this volcano.

    Anywayz, I've had this sinus thing for over 1 month and have been seeing the doctor. Still can't figure out if I have a chronic infection, of if it's the vog. Antihistamines provide some relief, but it's never gone entirely. Darn!
    the holes are huge, dude

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    Took this "wide angle" photo (actually 4 shots "stitched together) yesterday...


    Koko Head and crater on another voggy day, taken from Kuliou'ou Beach Park, Thursday, May 22, 2008 @ 5:30pm.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8sDIbRAXlg

    Bobinator, you might need a neti pot. Or some such cleansing. My dad had chronic sinus problems, and the ENT doc did something like this in the office for him. Now I guess you do it yourself.

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    so long VOG. i wonder if it's actually called LAZE? lava haze? the trades are back and it's just gorgeous in kailua today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kani-lehua View Post
    so long VOG. i wonder if it's actually called LAZE? lava haze? the trades are back and it's just gorgeous in kailua today.
    Volcanic fOG vs LAva haZE? Same-same, me thinks!

    It sure is overcast in town but at least I can see the green cliffs of Manoa Valley!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Volcanic fOG vs LAva haZE? Same-same, me thinks.
    me thinks the same. whatever it is............i feel LAZy today.
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    It seemed clearer (albiet cloudy) today in Waikiki but my roommate and I have both been having problems. I've got a nice scratchy throat at the moment, think I'll go make some tea..

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    Red face vog lifting here in honolulu

    hi this is sansei and soon the vog is lifting here in honolulu and this make's me :O) im glad since this vog make's me sneeze and sometime's wheeze and i dont think im allergic only it would have this affect on me at time's when we have vog.

    well thank's for your time

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    I find the best place to be on voggy days like these is at work where there's air conditioning! I have asthma, and I'm glad to be there where I can breathe freely (when my colleagues aren't immersing every square foot of their body with scent).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavagal View Post
    I find the best place to be on voggy days like these is at work where there's air conditioning! I have asthma, and I'm glad to be there where I can breathe freely (when my colleagues aren't immersing every square foot of their body with scent).
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    Sorry to hear about every who has respiratory issues with the vog

    On the plus side, the vog plus a full moon reflected over the ocean makes for a beautiful blue night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyopicJoe View Post
    the vog plus a full moon reflected over the ocean makes for a beautiful blue night.
    I refuse to believe this statement, until I see visual proof in the photo-sharing thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    I refuse to believe this statement, until I see visual proof in the photo-sharing thread.
    Haha. I sense an ambush at Blowhole.
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    here in kona... the officials seem to be doing nothing to inform us of the health hazards associated with vog....somedays it is horrendous.....cant see more than 1/4 mile...mixed with rain clouds.....it really seems to be changing the weather patterns here...flowers and vegetable growers have suffered heavy losses...so far the coffee seems unaffected......for those that are at resperatory risk there seems to be little being done......they say they are studying it....in ,my experience, expensive studies usually confirm the obvious and put roadblocks in the way of logical solutions....Ted Hong a senate candidate on hilo side has proposed creating places of refuge.......a shelter that is air conditioned with powerful airfilters and backup generators....at somne central location in each community here on hawaii.......i think this is a good idea...those at risk will have an option...elderly and the young and those with asthma.....and in the event there is a major eruption event we could all find shelter there........the most recent deaths from the volcano have all been breathing related...toxic low lying gasses that catch people by surprise...this could happen on a larger scale......it happenedto a large group of hawaiian warriors out on th a kau desert ...it could happen again
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