1. Chris Maukonen
    May 18, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    My cousin from NC and my brother from Florida are coming up to got to the Geauga County Fair this year, end of August. Wee are all going to stay at the Red Maple INN B&B in Burton Ohio for it.

  2. TalkingWarrior
    May 18, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    That looks like that’s one heck of a county fair! Any particular reason for the family get-together, or just because?

    I hope they’re predicting great weather.

  3. Andy_Lewis
    May 18, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Welcome back, guy.

    Just A Song Before I Go

  4. jo6pac
    May 18, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    As some one that lived on planes during this time Thanks. Great crews, fresh air, and on time.

  5. Chris Maukonen
    May 18, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    It’s just a good reason to. When I lived up here as a kid, we all went to it every year. Kind of renewing a tradition.

    But getting reservations at the local B&B..OY all booked up already for it. Could only get Sun and Mon. But sent email to it just in case there is something their online system isn’t showing.

  6. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 12:01 am
  7. Chris Maukonen
    May 19, 2015 at 12:03 am
  8. Chris Maukonen
    May 19, 2015 at 12:07 am
  9. Chris Maukonen
    May 19, 2015 at 12:10 am
  10. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 12:12 am
  11. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 12:16 am
  12. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 1:10 am
  13. May 19, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Aloha, y’all…! I’m back home, safe and sound, with all my baggage…! 😉

  14. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 1:27 am

    you carry around a lot of baggage?

  15. May 19, 2015 at 1:30 am

    *heh* The Army taught me to travel light, however, the Better Half needs everything, including the kitchen sink, when she travels…!

  16. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 1:32 am

    aha… where wuz youse?

    didja have a nice time?

  17. May 19, 2015 at 1:33 am

    In local news a Marine V-22 Osprey crashed on Oahu last night killing one and sending 20 others to the hospital…! I swear they’re flying deathtraps…!

  18. Chris Maukonen
    May 19, 2015 at 1:34 am

    My favorite song by Joan.

  19. May 19, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Flew to Oahu for my Eldest’s wedding, dub….! It was a great ceremony and reception, but, Oahu(Honolulu) has way too many people, in way too small an area…!

  20. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 1:36 am

    how lovely.

    best wishes and blessings to your entire and newly enlarged family


  21. Chris Maukonen
    May 19, 2015 at 1:37 am

    My mother was like that. We had a tradition of going camping in the summer but even when were did not camp she still packed like it.

  22. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 1:44 am

    one of my favorites from her as well, but she has such a lovely voice and she’s recorded so, so many fine songs that I probably couldn’t pick a single fave.

    this was my wife’s favorite

    (though I don’t know why)


  23. May 19, 2015 at 1:44 am
  24. May 19, 2015 at 1:49 am

    One of my fave Gordon Lightfoot songs…

  25. May 19, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Why is still showing the Wedding song…?


  26. May 19, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Technically, my Daughter was the groom during her nuptials, She was the one wearing the pants when she married her bride…! 😉

    They pretty much paid for it all, by themselves, I only had to come up with the airfare and hotel costs for the Better Half, my other Daughter and my Son., bb..!

  27. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 2:00 am

    chicken cutlets are $1.99/lb but sometimes a nice kid is worth paying extra for, biggie.


  28. May 19, 2015 at 2:11 am
  29. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 2:15 am

    so clothes really DO make the man

    or is a fine pair of slacks just a part of good grooming?


  30. May 19, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Friday nite I’ll be back slinging hash, bb…! But, It’s always great to be back here in laid-back Hilo town after the rat race of Honolulu…!

  31. May 19, 2015 at 2:29 am
  32. AKBob
    May 19, 2015 at 2:30 am

    So Mr Tut the hitch went without a hitch. I understand what the big I, must be like to you as i dread going to Anch….just get me the fork outta here!! Again glad it all went well.


  33. May 19, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Mahalo, homer…! I’m definitely not a fan of the Big City…! 😉

  34. May 19, 2015 at 2:41 am

    One thing that I found interesting was the large volume of Chinese tourists, they even outnumbered the Japanese tourists…! That’s certainly a new wrinkle and indicative of the rise of the Chinese economy…!

  35. dubinsky
    May 19, 2015 at 2:49 am

    they might be getting ready to claim that it’s within Chinese territorial waters.


  36. May 19, 2015 at 2:59 am
  37. AKBob
    May 19, 2015 at 2:59 am

    I expect to see the same. With all the different dialects, how would i start to learn even some basics. I will hope they can croak out something that i can decipher. Working 7 daze a week i dont really have time to learn anything.
    We have navy,marine,army training this summer which should put a ship of thousands in our port in some days. I have driven hack a couple times before when this happened. Fuck me runnin, they let the officers out in the day and the rest of the rifraf come out later. I tell ya in this little hamlet it is a sight to behold. But i will say mostly harmless save a few soiled cabs and bars.

  38. May 19, 2015 at 3:05 am

    I totally agree with ya about all the different dialects, learning some basic Mandarin terms would be your best bet, homer…! That’s pretty much their official language which they all know…!

  39. May 19, 2015 at 3:16 am
  40. May 19, 2015 at 3:52 am

    That I shall, bb…! I’ll check it out tomorrow and I’m gonna hit the hay…!

    Btw, yesterday was Jerusalem Day, so a whole slew of Zionist bigots marched thru the middle of the Palestinian Eastern half of the city, hurling insults and racist slogans as they went…! 8-(

  41. JamesJoyce
    May 19, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Leaving On a Jet Plane!

    The theme is still the same almost 50 years later. The landing strips are different, that is all. Back in 1969 is was SE Asia and the “Domino effect.”

    Today it is wherever cheaper labor and or and the black gold is found in abundance with low extraction costs along with the “Nuremberg Effect.” Looks like a 30 years oil war?

    I have this tremendous feeling of Deja Vu as I scroll down these comments with youtube links…

    I guess it its good thing that local law can no longer look like the 101st BoB on the Streets of America. Where I come from the folks of the 101st protect Americans opposed to pointing weapons of war at unarmed citizens expressing contempt for systemic corruption. Speaking of corruption…

    Leaving on a Jet plane for many, resulted in coming home in body bags…. How soon we forget!