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Saturday, August 26, 2006


and Murphy was an optimist.

Three times last night I came across visually interesting scenes. And three times my little Sony "Cyber-Shot" would only give me a screwed up screen. Reminded me of an older TV set with a blown cathode-ray tube.

Since we are entering our traditional slow period, money is going to be a bit tight until winter tourist season begins. Get home and turn the camera on and viola, the damn thing works perfectly. I give.

I have no idea why it quit or why it began working again. But I ain't looking no gift horse in the mouth.


The night started at less than a snails pace. I had the phone and had nine cabs hibernating around Wailea. Until about 9:00pm, the majority of the calls I fielded were for reservations today (Saturday). Over that 2 hour period, three of the dayshift cabs gave up in defeat and scooted off home. A night driver packed it in at 10:00pm. Then the phone started ringing. Our resources were never taxed but the five reamining cabs stayed relatively active. Auntie Susan finally wore out a little after 1:00am and the final three cabs were gone by 2:30am. Nothing major, just a couple of pu-pus, during my solo hours. The meter total was okay but not impressive. Take-home beat minimum wage, in Hawai'i ($5.15 per hour).

Had one interesting incident during the shift, but the story isn't short and I am too danged tired to relate it this morning. I'll save it for my days off. MEMO TO ME: "MIKE", "ELEVATOR"

Business is definately on the downhill slide into autumn.

Anyone for golf?

Keawakapu Beach
Kihei Surfside (near)
Mana Kai (far)
This is the beach that the Mana Kai webcam captures a limited view of.

Okay, this one is actually a sunrise

Oh, I forgot to mention it yesterday, but there are only 4 shopping months until Christmas. Actually saw my first Christmas ad this past week. A local business's TV ad inserted on a couple of the national cable channels. Made me want to start singing "Deck The Halls"........



"Let's all be careful out there!"

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