Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Fireworks Meetup, and a First Time IRL

A friend arranged for a picnic meet-up at Magic Island (Ala Moana Beach Park). Had the pleasure of meeting some online friends for the first time; always exciting. And now, I get to hear her voice when reading her posts, haha!

Nice meet-up. Some photo-geek chit-chat, general catchings up. Oh, and the Friday fireworks from the Hilton. It's summer; should do these more often.

And a lesson learned. Seems my body doesn't appreciate being chilled. It reacted badly. :/

Otherwise, a nice evening. :)

(The image is an iPhone image. ProHDR > Noise Master > Snapseed.)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Looking back at an pretty odd coincidence...

(A conversation with a friend made this memory bubble to the top...)

When I was in school, one of the classes was with Marion Kelly. She dragged the class down to Land Court, in the Kapuaiwa Building, look up our home addresses, get the tax map key, and check the history of the land that the house sat on. Our house was on former Crown lands, one of the royals being Princess Ruth Ke‘elikĊlani.

A few years later, I got my first job with the State of Hawai‘i. Wanna guess the name of the building? Weird, huh?

Monday, June 25, 2012


(2 posts in one day! World's gonna end!)

Had to get out of the "house," both for sanity and to check on the weather. Weather has turned out okay, by the way. Still blowing something fierce; watch out for wind tunnels in alleys and between buildings!

Anyway, lunch from Leo's Taverna (Bishop St., Union Mall). Greek food, by Greek owners; whodathunk? Anyway, been going here for years. Quality food, ethnic food Downtown prices. Got the Chicken Kabob; expect a wait, as it is cooked when ordered.

Followed that with an Almond-Peach tart from Downtown Coffee (Fort St, Mall, Pioneer Plaza); yummy!

Mandatory kanakatak after that...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Small-kine Status update

I had a sign yesterday that the body is not as "haddit" as it could be; I experienced a "normal" at-rest blood-pressure reading (averaged across 3) of 112/68. So the body is okay and capable of "normal." Just need a head transplant; make the neck bolts pretty, please.

For you regular/healthy people, this may be a "so what?" thing. For me, I haven't seen that low a reading in decades, so I am a bit excited. Of course, I woke up this morning with the usual "Ah cr*p, I have to go to work" reading :p My doctor will probably give me "the look" when he sees the June log readings, haha >.<

In other news:
Nikki Jennifer Photography is continuing their 2nd Anniversary Celebration with the Week #2 Giveaway. If you haven't done so, check it  out at the blog. If you meet the terms of the "fine print" (it is location-specific), please give it a shot. And keep up; it's a 4 week celebration, with a new week opening on Monday, and winner(s) announced Sunday evening; may wish to bookmark that blog link above. And there is a ticker on the response; don't respond in time, then a new winner will be selected (Please don't make her do that! It make's her sad! And more work!). Good luck!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nikki Jennifer Photography's Anniversary Celebration Giveaway has begun!

Nikki Jennifer Photography's Anniversary Celebration has begun, Week 1! And it's a pretty sweet one to start with; a gift certificate from Fighting Eel!

Go to her Blog, get to the Week 1 post. Read. Follow directions. We're all literate adults, right? Hope so, because disappointments due to not a paying attention are so...disappointing. :(

Note the dates! Note the limitations! Note the opportunities! Go get'em!

Nikki Jennifer Photography Giveaway Week 1

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Almost here: Nikki Jennifer Photography is ramping up the celebration!

Nikki Jennifer Photography is turning 2! Still a very young small business, and this amazing natural light photographer has survived another year! And to celebrate, she is running a 4 week Giveaway for her supporters. Head on over to her blog for details.

Note: be sure to follow directions. Note the disclaimers. Note the location! Leave comments at the the post. And be sure to follow her blog! Follow her Facebook Page for good measure! Most importantly, it is all fun. Be sure to take in that spirit.

Hurry! Giveaway starts this week (week of June 18)! Good luck! Have fun!