Hawaii Blog Blog

Island Hopping

Island Hopping

With a week to restore my soul between jobs, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take the family on a trip to the Big Island. So, it’s 3:25 a.m., and I’m about to drag...

Food Five

Food Five

1. What did you have for breakfast this morning? If you didn’t have breakfast, why not? I don’t usually have breakfast, though I should. Just a little while ago I bought a ridiculously cute...

Boing

Boing

Why does The Man Show have closed captioning? Captioning provided by the WGBH Educational Foundation, which touts “a commitment to be a trusted partner to parents and educators, providing programming and services that promote...

Media Illiterate

Media Illiterate

Ergh. For months now CNN‘s repackaged “Headline News” has been annoying me every which way from Sunday, from folding in live musical acts to the sad attempts at being clever with graphics and ticker...

Creepy

Creepy

The turkeys pardoned by President Bush today — the “First Turkey,” for the first time a female, and the backup (in case, I guess, the “First Turkey” bites the dust before the White House ceremony) —...

Simply Apalling

Simply Apalling

I agree with my wife in thinking the anti-Democratic automated telemarketing effort hitting Honolulu is terrible, and in Jen’s case, definitely backfired. (Although local reports have the Hawaii Republican Party disavowing any involvement, even...

Gone Writin’

Gone Writin’

Not that I’ve been a prolific journaler or blogger lately anyway, but in case you’re wondering why IMR isn’t going to see many updates for the month of November, it’s because I’m writing elsewhere....

The Power of the Web

The Power of the Web

The Internet can bring about many wonderful, magical things, but nothing is quite as heartwarming as when it facilitates the smackdown of a dumbass. The Story: A Ford SVT dealer technician takes a customer’s...

Open Letter to Casey Choi

Open Letter to Casey Choi

Dear Casey Choi, Candidate for Hawaii State Senate District 11: You don’t know me, but you wave at me twice a day. I don’t wave back, and feel a little bad, so I thought...

Bring Back Pie

Bring Back Pie

If a meme washes ashore in the uncharted backwaters of the Internet known as DIARY-L, then I know it’s being beaten to death. It used to be All Your Base. Now, it’s, “When come...

Improbable

Improbable

Or perhaps simply inevitable. My beautiful wife, who had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the world of web journaling (and now writes more often than I do), also now has a weblog....

Unglued

Unglued

Of all the… okay, now I know the record labels are really getting desperate. “Writers receiving review copies of two soon-to-be-released albums … are finding the CD’s already inside Sony Walkman players that have...

An Icon is Born

An Icon is Born

It’s been found. A cyber-archaeological undertaking that rivals any of the pick-and-shovel variety has struck paydirt: the first, honest-to-goodness appearance of the ASCII “smiley.” And you better get out those cards and cameras: his...

Splat!

Splat!

Like Roger Ebert, I’m a fan of Rotten Tomatoes. It’s like those little “major reviews at a glance” tables some newspapers and magazines compile, but fortified with the power of the web. You can...

Domain of Disappointment

Domain of Disappointment

You snooze, you lose, right? I already own far too many internet domain names (thinking right now, I can’t even name them all), but for ages I’d been meaning to pick up kilinahe.com for...

Finally

Finally

A little note to offer a great big welcome to Mitchell, who has, after incessant nagging and pleading, finally joined the booming ranks of escribitionists with his journal, “Chalkdust.” “I’m going to work myself...

U-Haul Does Hawaii

U-Haul Does Hawaii

Turns out the Aloha State was one of twenty-seven “Venture Across America” destinations featured recently by U-Haul. The Hawaii section — which, like all the others, features a pretty well-done Flash feature — includes...

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

The 2002 winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest — which recognizes exceptionally bad writing — were announced yesterday. I love these awards… the literary equivalent to Black’s “Worst-Dressed List.” While an Oakland woman (Ms....

Towers and Shadows

Towers and Shadows

Plans are expected to be revealed today that outline several possible uses of the former site of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. “The plans include from two to six office towers, some...

Overhaul

Overhaul

Well! Have a baby and you do all sorts of wacky things. You fall asleep standing in the kitchen. You come up with whole new measurement systems to make the amount of time slept...