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    surlygirl, i want to give you a really big cyber hug for that absolutely charming post. i hadn't known until reading this post that you really didn't want to come here and that, after your experiences, you really didn't want to leave. i hope you are able to come back sooner than you think.
    superbia (pride), avaritia (greed), luxuria (lust), invidia (envy), gula (gluttony), ira (wrath) & acedia (sloth)--the seven deadly sins.

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    nothing humiliates like the truth.--me, in conversation w/mixedplatebroker re 3rd party, 2009-11-11, 1213

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    Felt the same way when I moved to Mountain Home Idaho. The first few months totally sucked big time. But after appreciating what that small town had to offer (it was a small town back in 1979) and hooking up with a few locals there, I enjoyed my time there so much that after almost 4-years of living there I had this apprehension of moving away from it...to of all places back home in Hawaii.

    If you let the area grow on you instead of trying to kill it off, you'll have an appreciation for anywhere. Mountain Home was no paradise and far from the beauty of Hawaii, but it had something to offer that made me a more complete person.

    Because of that I embrace that motto: Home is where you hang your hat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cynsaligia View Post
    surlygirl, i want to give you a really big cyber hug for that absolutely charming post. i hadn't known until reading this post that you really didn't want to come here and that, after your experiences, you really didn't want to leave. i hope you are able to come back sooner than you think.
    Thank you, Cyn. I really needed that hug.

    Being able to post here and read all the day-to-day makes me feel closer and it helps. A lot. I'm having a horrible time finding a job right now and don't have the tuition money to finish my last semester of school, so things are kinda grim around here. It's so nice to be able to come here and just decompress for a while.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    SG - I hope you can accept a "hug" from me too. I didn't really appreciate what you went through in coming here and just thought you were one of those arrogant mainland folks who just didn't "get it". Seems you did get it after all. Hopefully, you can come back someday.

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    Hugs are always accepted! Looking back, I can see how I might have come off as arrogant mainlander. I apoligize for that.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by surlygirly View Post
    Hugs are always accepted! Looking back, I can see how I might have come off as arrogant mainlander. I apoligize for that.
    I still like chicklets....DOH!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    I still like chicklets....DOH!!!!
    i'm sure you also enjoy the thought three HT chick(let)s cyber-hugging.
    superbia (pride), avaritia (greed), luxuria (lust), invidia (envy), gula (gluttony), ira (wrath) & acedia (sloth)--the seven deadly sins.

    "when you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people i deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly..."--meditations, marcus aurelius (make sure you read the rest of the passage, ya lazy wankers!)

    nothing humiliates like the truth.--me, in conversation w/mixedplatebroker re 3rd party, 2009-11-11, 1213

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    Quote Originally Posted by surlygirly View Post
    Hugs are always accepted! Looking back, I can see how I might have come off as arrogant mainlander. I apoligize for that.
    I don't have any memory of you sounding like an arrogant mainlander. Without going thru your early posts, I do remember you complaining about the traffic out of Ewa. But complaining about traffic isn't unusual on HT. I have a fond memory of you and TG meeting, becoming pals and exploring the island. I thought it so cool that 2 malahini met on HT and became friends irl. The best use of HT, afaic!

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    ooh! if i weren't coming back to tha 808 for a long long long long looooooooong while, i would miss the wings at duke's waiks.

    eric and i just polished off a po'dukewings wings & the fish tacos
    and it was yum!

    woo drunken post!
    superbia (pride), avaritia (greed), luxuria (lust), invidia (envy), gula (gluttony), ira (wrath) & acedia (sloth)--the seven deadly sins.

    "when you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people i deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly..."--meditations, marcus aurelius (make sure you read the rest of the passage, ya lazy wankers!)

    nothing humiliates like the truth.--me, in conversation w/mixedplatebroker re 3rd party, 2009-11-11, 1213

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynsaligia View Post
    i'm sure you also enjoy the thought three HT chick(let)s cyber-hugging.
    Now that's a thought
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    Oh my EVERYTHING! Well except the traffic and the parking. And maybe the B-52's. But all in all I would take the Hawaii Traffic over the mainland mess in a heart beat!
    Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

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    Aaargh! I'm in LA for 4 more weeks, and I'm dying to come home to Hawaii!!! Every morning I put on 105 kine online, and read the Advertiser. That helps. Sometimes I have to turn it up really loud to hear it over the traffic noise. I can't wait to be back home, complaining about the noise from the chickens!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlegirl View Post
    Aaargh! I'm in LA for 4 more weeks, and I'm dying to come home to Hawaii!!! Every morning I put on 105 kine online, and read the Advertiser. That helps. Sometimes I have to turn it up really loud to hear it over the traffic noise. I can't wait to be back home, complaining about the noise from the chickens!!
    How's your skin? At least you have some home comforts with the online
    radio and paper! The humidity is at epic proportions! I just walked M&K and
    feel like the blood is boiling inside my body and I was completely coated in
    sweat! YUCKO!!!!!! You'll be here soon enough!

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    Everyone here is griping about the 45% humidity and I'm like, "Really, guys? You ain't seen nothin'!" But I think I am getting beach withdrawals. This may be a medical condition yet to be diagnosed. So I think I miss the beach the most. And being close to nature. Here is just concrete and buildings and fields of burnt, dead corn.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    I was up in Waimea (Kamuela) visiting HPA (Hawaii Prepatory Academy). The weather was a bit warm for that area with temperatures hovering around the upper 70's. The office staff there was complaining about the "Hot and Humid" conditions. Stunned, I asked what they consider good weather? Normally around this time of the year (August) at 2PM, the temps are in the lower 70's to upper 60's.

    I was up there to check out a room my wife will be using for some training in a couple of weeks. They told me if we're using a PC to bring an adapter for the video projector because they use Macs. When I looked at the projector's video connection, I noticed a Mac adapter on a standard VGA connection. So they want me to adapt to their adapter? I simply pulled off the Mac adapter and ran it directly to the PC...much simpler...how ironic
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    Quote Originally Posted by leashlaws View Post
    How's your skin?
    OMG! My skin is finally back to normal, thank heavens!! The first 2 weeks in california, my throat closed up, and all the skin on my face and hands flaked and peeled off. My face didn't stop flaking the whole time i was there - I just had bad skin days, and worse skin days. I missed humidity sooo much. and clean air, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlegirl View Post
    OMG! I just had bad skin days, and worse skin days. I missed humidity sooo much. and clean air, too!
    Oh, wow, TG. That's what's wrong with me... I have 40 years of adult acne/bad skin from not being in Hawai'i. No joke. My face was clear my entire time there.

    Lolz, just one more reason I need to come back. Thanks. That explains a lot. So Cal sludge air is no good for anyone. Glad you're home safe.

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    I returned last week from a trip to my 40 year high school reunion in suburban Chicago (the film director, John Hughes, RIP, was a class ahead of me and married to a classmate of mine), a week in San Diego and a few days in Las Vegas. Even though the weather was great in Chicagoland and San Diego (and like an oven in Vegas), I missed the warm tradewinds, the beautiful blue ocean, the drive through the Ko'olaus, the daily windward rains, the people (especially of the upper Windward coast), and the warm spirit that fills me every time I return home. I must say that I DID feel a lot more warmth and friendliness from people in general in my visit back to Chicagoland than I had in past times. Even my first night there...I was craving a Chicago deep dish pizza and was blown away when the place that I went to (Lou Malnatti's (sp?)) gave my cousin and I a free large pizza and drinks just because they messed up our order and got it out late to us...that had NEVER happened to either one of us there before (and we hadn't ordered a large pizza...but it was great to take home extras for the following day!). At my reunion I was hugged and thanked over and over again by classmates who I had contacted (I was on the planning committee) who had said that that this was their first reunion EVER and that they wouldn't have come if I hadn't located them and encouraged them to come....after all these years!
    Also saw squirrels in Illinois...rabbits in California...both in people's yards. Too cute! So good to be home!

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    oops,posted by mistake
    Last edited by tikiyaki; September 25th, 2009 at 06:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikiyaki View Post
    oops,posted by mistake
    Are you back on HT for awhile or just making a pit stop? Either way, nice to hear from you again! How's the band doing? [/off topic!]

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