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July 31, 2008

Hawaii Pics, a short travel note

View of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

It is likely unnecessary to note that Kristin and I had a great time in Hawaii.

The first week we were on Oahu, staying in a house with a bunch of people, doing group things, going to a wedding. Theft is rampant in Hawaii, we were on beeches a lot, and being in a group meant fewer things got done - so there aren't as many pictures of the first half of the trip.

This is Waikiki. Never go to Waikiki. It is hell.

Independence day fireworks.

After we got to the Big Island, the photos picked up a bit. We saw sea turtles on TWO OCCASIONS!

You can apparently die a lot of ways watching lava.

Cuz it's mean.

And glowing evil reds

And photogenic.

Here I am, practicing my "Barack Obama" pose.

Stocking up on food. We climbed a mountain. It was tall.

Very much tall.

Have I mentioned exactly how tall it was?????

13,796 ft, that's how tall.

It was also cold. WICKED cold. And windy.

Anyway, that's just a very small, non-representative sampling of the photos I've got posted on my gallery site. Check it out for more pictures of incredible natural beauty and me being ridiculous.

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July 29, 2008

"I have been thinking a lot about changing my life to a completely different era"

Listen to this description of the 1979 sensitive college student, penned by a man who had just bought a moped:

Occasionally crashing my Puch and throwing myself on the ground crying. Listening to My Aim is True and drinking cheap chianti as fast as I can so I can stick a candle in it to put on my board and concrete block bookshelves. Riding around on my moped and dressing like I was in a Wes Anderson movie.

Linked from a post on one of my favorite blogs, Dinosaurs and Robots.

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July 16, 2008

Quick Insightful Travel Statistics

Hello, everyone. Kristin and I are back from Hawaii. I've got a series of follow-up posts (with pictures) planned, so I'm not going to say much about it here. But while we were there, we spent all of one day hiking to the top of Mauna Kea. The Onion has, of course, already provided a wonderful bit of context for that trek with their recent article:

Going To Tops Of Things Still Favored By Nation's Tourists

Soo true.

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