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Think you have a tough job?   From the website of the  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS): Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists get fresh lava samples as close to the vent as possible. Once the sample is scooped from the pāhoehoe lobe, it is quickly quenched in a bucket of water to stop […]

Kiku Becomes a Champion

Regulars readers of this silly dog blog (“poor lost souls” in the vernacular) will remember that we have been tracking the career of one of Max’s boon companions, a sweet little Yorkie named Kiku. See here, here and here. Well, recently we got the great, good news that Kiku, whose name […]

Works For Us

Both the AJF and I were pleased to read today’s Honolulu headline: The annual Emerald Ball, featuring Irish food and entertainment, happens March 17 at the Japanese Cultural Center. I get my Guiness; she gets her green mochi cakes.  

MaxMax Visits Chinatown

Honolulu’s Chinatown is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States and it has an interesting history. The AJF and Malt thought a ramble through Tánxiāngshān (the area’s Chinese name meaning “Sandalwood Mountain”) would be interesting, so off we went. In ancient times, before there was a town called […]

He Gets No Respect

Our favorite Malt has been complaining of late that he does not receive the respect to which he believes he is entitled by the accident of his birth. The problem is that he has been condemned to a short stint in the Cone of Shame due to excessive ear scratching […]

Max Visits The Queen

The majestic cruise ship Queen Victoria arrived for a one day port call in Honolulu enroute to the South Pacific and a continuation of its around the world voyage. Max and I invited the Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) to join us on a walk down by the docks to take […]

Max Visits Sandy’s

To get to Sandy’s we first have to get past the lady parts. See, the road from Honolulu to the popular bodysurfing beach known as Sandy’s takes us past Koko Head Crater, a dramatic volcanic tuff cone whose name in Hawaiian is Kohelepelepe which means, uh, cough, “labia minora.” In […]

Max the Catfish

Urban Dictionary: A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances. Example:”Did you hear how Dave got totally catfished last month?! The fox he thought he was talking to turned out to […]

Bruce, I Feel Your Pain

Again the Fates conspired to mock what little dignity remains in my life. Here’s what happened: The Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) was scheduled for one of those regular check ups of female plumbing parts about which we males know little and want to know even less. It was gynecology time, […]

Max Visits The Pali

In Hawaiian, pali means any steep slope or cliff but when folks on Oahu talk about the Pali they refer to a very specific spot, a small saddle of land on the crest of the Ko’olau mountain range that separates the eastern, windward coast from the rest of the island. The […]