Monday, February 2, 2015

Second Maui post

So my brain isn't working yet this morning and I hit the send button a little early on that last post. I've been wanting to make new blog post since I got here to Maui but as you can imagine, I've  been busy trying to get on my feet. I now have a job, a car, and I'll be moving into my place with a roommate on Feb 5th. This place is expensive..... why? you ask. Cause it can be. Everyone wants to be here. I've met so many cool people since I have been here. The scenes out here are amazing. I feel like I live in a tropical rain forest. So far I love this place. The main draw back is I want to jam to Machine Head sometimes and this place is so serene much of the time that it feels weird to listen to something so dark and heavy. I'll try and put together much of the video I've taken and post it here soon. When I move into my place I'll have better electricity and wifi to post more. Here's some pics I've taken in the meantime.
Chillin' on the beach in front of our camping spot in Olowalu.

 Honolua. Great tourist spot. It's some driving to get to but worth it. The spots in the water are people swimming.
One of the views from the road to Honolua.
 One of the many fat JJ Abrams Mantis' outside our tent.
 Fisheye view from the parking lot of our camp ground.
 New beach we'll be camping at in Kahalui / Wailuku.I like the algae on the rocks.
 These are like pine trees but the needles hang,are soft and resemble segmented bug legs up close. From this distance it looks like someone smudged the foliage in photoshop. It's not moss.
Biggest snail I've ever seen out in the open. If you are viewing this on a pc monitor then it is probably close to life size.

First Maui post

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Driving range with Brandon

Went to driving range with my brother Brandon. I discovered why golf is so interesting to old guys. Golf is so very difficult to master. It's nice not being so well informed on an activity, kinda makes you feel young again. When you get a hold of one of those golf balls though and drive it into the stratosphere with the satisfying CLANK of a good driver....god damn that feels good. Not many lessons in life have such a gratifying reward.  My brother's swing is so much more fluid than mine. Gotta work on my swing. Less power, more control.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fucking Down

Went to see Down on the 29th in Metarie. Really good show with top notch musicians. A les paul guitar through a cranked Marshall half stack will always grab my attention. I've been a big fan of Pepper Keenan from Corrosion for a long time and this is my first time seeing him live, he was awesome. This is my first time seeing Down live and despite father time kicking Phil Anselmo's ass, he still delivers a really solid performance. Phil is just a bad ass front man, period. Glad I decided to go. Just what I needed as a good parting gift from the main land. Thanks Down, you're swell!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fire Sale!

Everything must go! Louisiana, you suck a fat dick! I'm selling my rv. The money I get from that should allow me to survive long enough in Maui till I find a job. I suspect I have cancer. I really hope I'm just being a hypochondriac. My boss got upset with me yesterday because I said "What the hell!" when they pulled our shop fan. She fired back with "that statement should never be directed towards me." When you do cunty shit, a lot worse should be directed at you. I wanted to punch that cunt right in the throat.
This is just a rant. I get so sick of stupid fucking people. Soldier worship, praise god, lowest possible price, flashy, dumb as a bag of hammers, yes sir, may I please have another fucktards.People in Louisiana are ok as long as you allow them to trade their life for a good paying job. Nevermind the air is some of the worst in the country, quality meat and vegetables would be non existent if not for Whole Foods. The capitol of Louisiana, we'll give you alcohol, bars and fishing, just give us your life in a chemical plant. Can't wait to leave this shit hole.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Laura Erato passes May 31st 2014

1969 - 2014

Thank you for spending so much time with me and being so patient with me as a friend. I will miss you so much. You showed me a life of great possibilities. You shared so much wisdom with me. I remember having so much fun with you during Hurricane Katrina when the power was out. Thank you for always being there for me at what so far was the most pivotal time in my life. You made a real difference in me as I'm sure you did in your many students. You will be happy to know that I am fighting the good fight. I am not taking the easy path of a guaranteed paycheck and a life of compromise. Like you, I am fighting for my life in a very real way and I will bravely fight till the end.
Domo arigato Laura Erato!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dad's camaro

I was going through my file folder box and I found these two pics in my important documents folder. My mom gave me these a few years ago while going through old family photo albums. This car was important to me because one of my first memories of being with my dad was formed in this car. My dad was taking me to daycare that morning and I remember him push starting the car to get it going. I thought that car was so damn cool.

You're still cool as shit to me dad. I love ya.