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More from San Fran

Last batch of pics from a weekend in San Fran. Met up with friends living in the city for a mini reunion. Good to see everyone again and Happy Birthday Kim. That cake is a fire hazard! On the way out of San Fran, went for dim sum at the Koi Palace in Daly City. […]

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Weekend in San Francisco

Had a short getaway from the Armpit of Cali and headed to San Francisco for the weekend. The drive was longer than normal due to road work, but luckily my iPod was fully charged and loaded with tunes. First, we headed to the Apple campus on 1 Infinite Loop and bought some stuff from the […]

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Starbucks Drive Thru – I Get It

Now I understand the point of Starbucks featuring a drive thru window. You got a car with one or more kids strapped in on your way for a long (or even short) ride. You see a Starbucks drive thru right before you hit the freeway. No need to get out and unstrap the kids, delaying […]

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Running in 90+ Degrees…

… is a killer! Very hot and dry in the Armpit of Cali with recent temperatures above 90 degrees. I think I sweat more in Hawaii, or maybe the heat here dries me up quickly. Shade from trees helps a bit, but when the sun’s ablazing, you can’t hide for long.

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Word of the Day: Suzerain

Suzerain – a sovereign or state having some control over another state that is internally autonomous. Example. Would passing the Akaka bill create a suzerain for Native Hawaiians in the State of Hawaii? Kau inoa!

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Almost Got Pink Kicks

Yes, dear readers, I almost picked up a pair of pink kicks. Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the freedom of being on vacation, or maybe I’m just addicted to kicks, but I almost succumbed and bought a pair of Nike Shox TL2 running shoes from discount store Marshalls, here in the armpit of Cali. […]

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Coffee in the Armpit of Cali

Coffee in the Armpit of Cali is pretty similar to the coffee scene in Hawaii. Starbucks is just about everywhere, but their prices are way cheaper. For comparison purposes, I got a iced grande, non-fat caramel macchiato which came out to $3.45 in CA. In HI, the same drink costs $4.11. About a $0.60 price […]

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Word of the Day: Sangfroid

Sangfroid – composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances. Example: The Tabasco Man demonstrated his sangfroid when asking for the highest compensation during his annual work evaluation.

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