Month: January 2005

makiki fire

looking.jpg I was on the phone with my buddy Derick talking about buying used cars. Honda good, toyota good. Ask to see maintenance receipts, that sort of thing. A lady outside says, “call 911″. She doesn’t sound very serious, and we start unlocking the…

don’t let go

Tenacious little fellah, isn’t he?

a happy surprise on moving day!

We found this on our door when we moved in yesterday. The landlord has offered to go with a month-to-month lease or a reduction in rent, but at the end of the day, we’re probably movin’. We spent today looking at places… again. The…

pics of the new place

It’s been exactly one week since we arrived. Wow. It feels like we’ve been here a month. We have an apartment, a cellphone, a landline, food in the fridge, cable internet is coming in tomorrow, we know the lay of the land and we…

petty theft

Hawaii has more crime than you would expect, but that’s reasonable considering all you see is Fun In The Sun marketing. There are bad apples everywhere, right? The warning everywhere is not to leave anything of value in your vehicle, and this is the…

another day

Costco here sells surfboards. :) Most of the little cultural differences are quite enjoyable but some aspects of the culture here are suprisingly backward. Helmets are optional, and rarely used on bikes or motorcycles. Not good. Recycling is pretty new here too, which is…

north shore

We drove to Sunset Beach on the fabled north shore today. Ummwow. It’s everything it’s supposed to be. I played in the biggest waves I’ve ever seen up close, and these were tiny. Maybe 7 feet high. Nobody even bothered surfing them… I’ve heard…

found a place

Cool bike lockup huh? Pretty sure we missed many call-backs for apartments because we had to give a long-distance number. Not so much because it’s long-distance, but because people would rather rent to someone local. Fair enough. We saw a few more places today,…

looking for a place

Jogging in the morning, then a wade into ocean while it’s still cool. Top priority – find a place to live. We don’t want to live in Waikiki as it’s not a real neighborhood. Like living on Government st in Victoria – there’s no…

arrival

Very little time, gonna have to take notes brain-dump style. :) Today’s actually the 18th, but the first few entries will be backwards date-adjusted so they show up on the right dates. Leaving: up at four, snow on the ground. flights delayed, it’s perfect….

arrival

leaving.jpg Very little time, gonna have to take notes brain-dump style. :) Today’s actually the 18th, but the first few entries will be backwards date-adjusted so they show up on the right dates. Leaving: up at four, snow on the ground. flights delayed, it’s…