Category Archives: Shopping and Dining

All we want for Christmas… Some really practical sh*t!

Typically for Christmas we have always bought ourselves one big gift which is generally something that we have been wanting but have not yet indulged in. Christmas provides a good excuse to just do it. This year, we got ourselves … Continue reading

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Blake’s iPhone Pics 12/12/13

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Damn Howellogans!

For those not already aware, Lynn and I finally got hitched on Thursday of last week. You see, we are extremely patient individuals who are also very risk adverse so it makes total sense that we decided to wait almost … Continue reading

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Off Da Rock: San Francisco Day 3

We sat down for breakfast at Lori’s Diner at 9:00 for sustenance and then headed over to Crate & Barrel so Lynn and I could do some shopping for things we can’t find on the island before heading back to … Continue reading

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Off Da Rock: San Francisco Day 2

The evening before we had decided to go to Lori’s Dinner for breakfast which was on the opposite corner from out hotel at Powell and Sutter. This became a daily event for us at 9:00 AM each morning and I … Continue reading

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Off Da Rock: San Francisco Day 1

After years of traveling to the Bay Area pretty much weekly I don’t know why I didn’t remember that it is always better to fly into San Jose or Oakland than to SFO. But I didn’t and that is where … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Night Out at Hotel Manago

Last Sunday we were at Long’s Drugs… you know…  for our weekly box of Merlot… when I got a text message from our next door neighbor. She said that our entire cul-de-sac was going to dinner and wanted to see … Continue reading

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Nom nom nom nom nom….

I was reading the Hawaiian Airlines inflight magazine (it’s pretty good actually) and there was an ad on the back cover for TS Restaurant Group. We are no strangers to TS but I didn’t realize just how familiar with them … Continue reading

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The Hawaiian Plate Lunch No Ono

I could be run out of Hawaii with a hot poker for saying this, but the so called Hawaiian Plate Lunch, well, sucks. Plate lunches are a very popular meal here in Hawaii. They originated in the 40′s and 50′s when … Continue reading

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Perhaps a Little Telling?

So I was going through iPhoto looking at pictures and videos for a project I was working on and I kept coming across photos that had something in common. Most of these were taken with my iPhone and most were … Continue reading

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Staying Pretty and Keeping it Slidey on an Island

One thing about our life here on Hawaii Island is we have had to make adjustments to what products we buy. I’ve blogged in the past about being unable to find this or that,  how we’ve identified alternatives or just … Continue reading

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When The Going Gets Tough…

Generally I keep to myself about such things but times have been a little tight for the boys. A new home purchase and related expenses including the landscape, a slew of unexpected car expenses including new tires for our car … Continue reading

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Blakey Quits Drinking!

You read that right, Blakey has given up the drink! LOL… Ya right! Whatever! If you believe that, and no one that knows me does, I would like to sell you a bridge from the Big Island to Oahu… Fact … Continue reading

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A Creative Solution for the Bar

We’ve been looking for a piece of furniture to serve as a bar since we moved into the new house in March. We found a sweet piece at Kaloko Furniture a while back but it was more than we wanted … Continue reading

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Welcome to Pier 1, How may I assist you?

As many of you know I have been very excited about the latest Hawaii opening Pier 1 in Kailua-Kona. I love this store and I think it is filling an enormous void here in Kailua-Kona and the entire Big Island … Continue reading

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