Thursday, July 20, 2006


One of the hardest parts about returning from a trip is looking through the hundreds of pictures I've taken. I was in Portland and Los Angeles the past couple of weeks and got to take some pretty cool shots, but decided to sort out only my favorite ones tonight.

Some of you might know how I love to play with snakes and have been deprived of the pleasure because Hawaii has none, with the exception of a sad little legless worm. I haven't had the chance to handle them in years, so this was definitely the highlight of the whole trip.

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Korea's missile aimed toward Hawaii??

Yikes, first we're being warned that California is long overdue the "big one" (hopefully not when I'm there later this week) and now it's been reported that the failed North Korea missile was aimed thisaway:

By Ruth Mantell
Last Update: 8:28 PM ET Jul 6, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- North Korea targeted waters near Hawaii on Wednesday when it fired a long-range missile, according to a media report Thursday evening. Defense officials in Japan and the United States have concluded that the Taepodong-2, one of the seven missiles fired Wednesday, was targeted near Hawaii, according to the Associated Press, which cited a Japanese newspaper. Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, a spokeswoman for the Department of Defense, declined to confirm the report, but said: "We are monitoring the situation closely." Officials decided that the missile was pointed at Hawaii from the angle of its nose cone immediately after its launch and the altitude it reached before falling into the Sea of Japan, the report indicated.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Half over

Not that I'm complaining (what other profession gets weeks off each summer), but this summer break is the shortest yet, and half of it has flown by already. But the best is yet to come: Butch's new CD comes out next week, and as Rock Star: Supernova's album producer, he'll be making more guest appearances on the show. I'll have to miss some episodes and will catch up later, but that's OK, because I'll soon be having a great time on vacation from my vacation. So no more blogging for a while, like I do much of that anymore, anyway :)