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    Best part of today so far...

    I went to my Doctor for a complete physical.
    Did blood/urine tests the other morning.

    I hadn't been to see him since 2002!
    I passed with flying colors. Blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol all great!
    Liver, Kidneys, and other bodily functions working properly.
    Even my moles, dry feet and skin blemishes are fine.

    Time for a beer and smoke... HaHa!
    I gotta go to work soon, so no can.
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    Good for you, MM! Everything in moderation, huh?

    Best part of my day so far? Still working on it!

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    Best part? I avoided an accident by inches. Some idiot pulled out of a condo parking lot and headed left across oncoming traffic without looking or stopping. I was already directly in front of that driveway, saw him coming straight for the passenger side of my NEW car , and quickly accelerated into an oncoming traffic lane which forced me to aim for a cross street due to an oncoming car. What an adrenaline rush...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    ... and quickly accelerated into an oncoming traffic lane which forced me to aim for a cross street due to an oncoming car. What an adrenaline rush...
    I guess that answers anyone's questions about a hybrid's ability to accelerate quickly enough...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nords View Post
    I guess that answers anyone's questions about a hybrid's ability to accelerate quickly enough...
    Kinda reminds me of those feats of unexpected power like when a mother, single handedly, lifts a car off of her child. It can't be repeated under normal circumstances. I think my car got a shot of my adrenaline!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyleet99 View Post
    Good for you, MM! Everything in moderation, huh?

    Best part of my day so far? Still working on it!
    That's funny cyleet99!
    Moderation and Menehune Man don't mix. HaHa!
    Yeah, I'm glad the doctor liked all my numbers, sounds(inside me), and answers to his questions.

    Bet you found found some laughs today too?!
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    Best part of today was buying veggies from the Aloun Farms stand by Costco. Yummm!

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    Being asked to fill in on bass with some of the best Hawaiian musicians in the Puget Sound area, at a local weekend festival - afterward, the band leader sez: "you're on my list now, I'll be calling on you again soon."

    I'm floored. I don't think I'm particularly good, but I guess I provide what is desired. (I like to say I put the rude in rudimentary playing.)

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    Going to church. Especially today. I donated a HTPC (Home Theater PC computer) to our church's new digs for their AV media presentations. AMD Athlon Phenom i3 Processor running 4-GB of RAM and Windows 7 Professional.

    This computer has a HDMI output so their media presentations are in High Definition. Before they were running an old Dell desktop so the video and scripture overlays weren't running smoothly and sometimes their computer would completely crash because the software they were using required something more powerful. Not good when you're in the middle of a sermon and the projected scriptures don't show up on the screen or are delayed because the computer can't decide what to do next.

    Now they are up in the 21st century with a smoking fast computer.
    Life is what you make of it...so please read the instructions carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Being asked to fill in on bass with some of the best Hawaiian musicians in the Puget Sound area, at a local weekend festival - afterward, the band leader sez: "you're on my list now, I'll be calling on you again soon."
    Same festival, today I led a band of local amateur uke players (mostly haole, mostly lifelong mainlanders, though not all), and one of the finest Hawaiian singers in our area says of us: "it takes a lot of courage for a group like that to sing Hawaiian songs in front of an audience of Hawaiians --- and they've gotten pretty good!"

    Thanks, SUPA, for a fine show.

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    Church then lunch and being here with Manele & Koele!

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    We celebrated Kiana's 4th B.D. at a Private Lagoon at Hickim complete with our own Life Guard. The theme was Pirates. The children had so much fun walking the planks, hitting the pinata, swimming and yes...so much food! I sat and gazed at my grandchildren. Soon Ulandria and Kiana will be leaving to their new home in Alabama. Daddy's getting relocated. It's near to Uncle Conrad in Kentucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    Soon Ulandria and Kiana will be leaving to their new home in Alabama. Daddy's getting relocated. It's near to Uncle Conrad in Kentucky.
    Oh, my. I predict more Mainland travels in your future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Oh, my. I predict more Mainland travels in your future.
    Looking forward to them.

    Picture taken at Kiana's BD Party.
    My grand-children: Amar, Devyne, Ulandria, Antonio, and Kiana. Missing Bayle 6 months. (Picture by Parish Kaleiwahea)
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    I actually got a day off...but then I was hard at work on all my Lion stuff and for some reason, it just doesn't feel like a day off anymore...hmmmm....
    Life is what you make of it...so please read the instructions carefully.

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    Best part of today was hours and hours and hours of playing live Hawaiian music.
    First was a special slack key guitar event up at Waimea Valley. At one point there were 17 (yes, 17) guitarists, two uke players, one steel guitar player, and yours truly on bass. Amazing. One guitarist has won a trainload of Hoku Awards over the years and he and some of the others asked me to join them in the future. Sweet.
    There was a problem with the sound mixer in the beginning and volumes were all over the place, but it got straightened out and the rest of the day went fine.
    After that event finished, it was off to a party at another musician friend's house and I played 12-string for almost 3 hours there.
    My fingers are killing me, but it was all worth it.
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    Today (Sunday) it was church in the morning, beach in the afternoon and a visit to my dad's grave, then a drive home and mowed the lawn.
    Life is what you make of it...so please read the instructions carefully.

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    Enjoyed a very interesting conversation at work...started out with a discussion of dietary guidelines for certain conditions, and ended up with a deep discussion of Jook! The ladies broadened my culinary horizons...anyone have a turkey carcass sitting in the freezer? (In reality, I think they were surprised I knew what it was!)

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    My boss told me I did a great job today...even though I didn't sell a single car today. He even bought me lunch! Now that made my day A little kindness and a lot of encouragement from the higher ups really mean a lot.
    Life is what you make of it...so please read the instructions carefully.

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    Okay, it wasn't today, it was actually last week, but. I had to go out to Kapolei two days for seminars on another accreditation for my career. Both days I drove by the Wendy's out there around noonish, and both days there were at least a dozen classic cars lined up in the parking lot right next to the main street. Great looking cars! Apparently it's just a bunch of friends who hang out there every day.
    If you're in the area, check it out, and take a camera.
    (And yeah, I got the new accreditation.)
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    God blessed our family with the healthy birth of Ezekiel on August 25, 2010. He weighed 7 lb, 2.8 oz and was 19 inches long.

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    Ooooh, Grandma Lynn...you just can't beat that. A new baby. Congrats.

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    Congrats, Grandma Lynn! Ezekiel looks happy and healthy.
    And he'll never have to worry about having slippahs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Ooooh, Grandma Lynn...you just can't beat that. A new baby. Congrats.
    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Congrats, Grandma Lynn! Ezekiel looks happy and healthy.
    And he'll never have to worry about having slippahs.
    Mahalo to you both!

    And Happy Birthday TutuSue! =)

    Love and ALOHA,

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    Being able to relax at home today - for the most part (except for a doc appt & a radio meeting) - after spending the weekend at the Nisqually Reservation for the 6th Kalama Festival. It's a weekend-long celebration of Hawaiian & Indian cultures, in honor of John Kalama (Kanaka who married into the Nisqually Tribe nearly 300 years ago) & his descendants. I was again the primary emcee, as well as organizer of the Friday night kanikapila, and I got to play music in about five bands. It's always a treat for me to be able to play with really good musicians; I learn so much from them.



    Congratulations, Lynn! Another child decides to join your wonderful `ohana, and everyone is the better for it!

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