Friday, May 30, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Memorial day weekend has started off awesome! I had a 3 hour session at Hau Bush with Gene, then came home and then took the kids out for a fun afternoon while Sue snorkeled the north shore. In the evening Anastasia came over and sat the kids while we went out to see the new Indiana Jones Movie and then ate at the Japanese restaurant, Ushio-Tei, in the Ko`olina Ihilani Marriott.
Here's a picture of Sue and I sampling from the two "flights" of sake we ordered with our meal. We don't know rice wine, and couldn't decide, so we basically had to try them all. Each flight had three samples, delicious!
Sue and I had plenty to talk about over dinner because the movie really was laughable. It was fun to see all the old Indiana Jones Gimmicks and stunts, but the rest was pretty much plot-fodder.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Went surfing at Sunset Beach... after work until about ..sunset. It was scary, big and sloppy but I found a space out about half a mile out where you could catch nice long rides on the shoulder. I think I got my biggest drop ever today, it was at least 15 feet. I was up so high I felt I was looking at the world through a fish eye lense. Only two other people were out so there wasn't even a crowd to compete with. I sketched this picture up a few days after the post date.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
A company co-worker invited myself and others out for dinner Phuket Thai and a play at The Yellow Brick Theatre. The play casts another Referentian, Theresa Shelby, who has a dual role as both a legal clerk and nurse. The Shadowlands, is a play about the romatic life of C.S.Lewis, and how he wrestles with his own theological doctrine in the face of turmoil. The theater facilities were small and stuffy but the performance was personal and thought provoking.
I got to be a daddy super hero today, I love it when that happens. The gray transaxial gear on Thomas' back wheel (right) cracked and was spinning freely without providing any torque to the axel (left). Poor Thomas was chuffing away but going no where. Members from Thomas' fan club were dispatched to daddy's fix it shop for a resolution. I am a pack rat, not only that but I take apart anything I can't fix so I had a box of gears lying around in the garage. I found the blue gear (center) in my cache. The stalk of which was a perfect match for the gray gear. Using a jewler saw I cut short length from the blue and secured it on the axel. Within 20 minutes Thomas was back in action!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Nate was monkey-hugging me all the way to the school bus. When I said its time to go he held fast. Finally I stuck my arms straight out and said to Pebbles, the bus driver, "look! no hands". She said "Dats why we call em Opihi".
Later Nate's teacher at school called and said there had been a mix up with Nate's backpack on the bus. Apparently another kid has the same one.
When the bus returned later to drop him off. Pebbles volunteered that "if we jus put one Opihi on his backpack -- we neva mix em up". Big laughs.
Milling around the house before bed this evening I happened across an Opihi shell on a knick-nacks shelf. I drilled out three small holes and stitched it on. Great idea Pebbles!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Stacia came over and sat the littles while Ben and I went out and saw Iron Man. The movie was stuffed with technobabble, gadgets fight scenes and guns, but I don't think it was overdone. It was a good movie, Ben laughed a lot too. I love it when he gets going, its contagious. I'd recommend it. I'm not sure how close it follows the Iron Man comic, but I wasn't a fan for those titles.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Nate had his elementary school Spring Program at Holomua Elementary this morning. He and his class did the "Peppermint Twist", Nate also announced for the class and got his name in the in the printed program. I was able to dash home from work see it and then head back in.
Late that evening after work, Sue brought the whole family out for a 5:00 dinner at Sam Snead's Tavern. Afterwards we took her off to the airport for her special trip home.