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Last Morning

August 25, 2015 at 6:50 am | No Comments »

Final morning of our Oahu break. Four days turned out to be the perfect amount of time. Some last glimpses of Waikiki beach then checked out of the hotel and explored the Bishop Museum before heading to the airport. Flight home went by fast. Alaska Airlines proved great on both legs. Don’t take us as extravagant either. First class out of San Jose actually turned out cheaper than coach from SFO. Now back to our regularly scheduled vlogs.

In Honolulu

August 24, 2015 at 6:38 am | No Comments »

Day 3 of our Oahu break. Spent the day in Honolulu. Started with an early morning swim at Waikiki. Then hit the Aloha Tower, the Iolani Palace, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the Museum’s Spaulding House. Finally had dinner at Alan Wong’s Honolulu. Went in with high expectations and they blew us away.

North Shore

August 23, 2015 at 7:44 am | No Comments »

Day 2 of our Oahu trip. We headed to the North Shore. Saw coffee growing. Had an obligatory shave ice. Decent lunch at Turtle Bay. And marveled at the lush beauty of Oahu’s windward side.


August 19, 2015 at 10:58 am | No Comments »

Day 1 of a quick Oahu getaway. We lucked into a nice last-minute fare and decided why not. Monday was all about getting to San Jose airport, flying to Honolulu, seeing Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona memorial, and checking into our Waikiki digs. Then a gorgeous sunset capped the day off nicely.


August 18, 2015 at 11:15 pm | No Comments »

A catch-up video. The end of July and early August turned out quite busy. We had a steady stream of visitors. And I landed in the ER again. Never fear though, the issue proved very temporary. Finally we discovered that you can get great parking at Muir Woods with an EV.

Get On With It

July 23, 2015 at 6:09 pm | No Comments »

Too cold. Too hot. A weird weather week. And food. Lot’s of food. Oh cute cats, too.

New Neighbors

July 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm | No Comments »

Weird week. It rained. Yes, in July. I did a photo lineup trying to identify the cretin who robbed our HOA. Don’t think I was successful. Got a new haircut and continued the Puck duties.

Back Into It

July 9, 2015 at 6:53 am | No Comments »

Holiday weekend seemed like a good excuse to relapse into the vlog. Rich and I spent the 4th at home in traditional San Francisco style—foggy and cold. Took on Puck duty. Cooked a lot. Then caught up with long-time pal Vince and got to know his boyfriend Scott over a boozy Sunday brunch.

Look at Me

July 4, 2015 at 9:30 am | No Comments »

Got behind on editing so I’m combining most of June into a single video. Highlights include a lunch with the very cute Justin, summer classes start, a robbery at our complex, and a bad lunch plus tacky car on the peninsula.

Travel Etc.

June 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm | No Comments »

Took a long weekend and went to see my family in San Antonio. Back-to-back pleasant flights on United. Maybe the merger issues are in the past finally. Once back in San Francisco, I tried to get back into the swing of daily (more or less) recording. Feeling pretty good considering, a rough day or two along the way notwithstanding.