The ebb and flow of business was great last night. From 7:00pm to 2:00am we all kept moving. Very little downtime. And none of the drunks were obnoxious, thats rare.
Tips were OUTSTANDING!!! My two smallest runs were $5.30 each and both gave me $15.00!! The long runs tipped over 25%. The biggest tip was $25, on a run of $15.
Some nights it just pays to be "lucky" rather than "good."
I wish all nights could be like this one was.
FAVORITE TRIP OF THE NIGHT
I had just cleared a run at "White Rock", a beach about 1/2 mile south of the KEA LANI and was dispatched to make a pickup at MULLIGANS, just around the corner. Destination: unknown?
As is par with pick-ups there, the people did not immediately appear. I was just about to call a "10-13" (no show/no load) when three lovely young ladies started down the steps. Just a wee bit tipsy.
These lasses were on holiday from Vancouver, BC, Canada, and were looking for some fun and MULLIGANS was not THAT place tonight.
I suggested that they would have better luck at "The Triangle" and off we headed.
They are here for the rest of the week and hopefully I'll have contact with them again. They are really fun.
p.s. they also tipped very generously
I heard on the radio last night that gas prices on the mainland could easily top $3.00 per gallon and might even reach $4.00. If that happens then we will be paying over $5.00 and probably close to $6.00.
This may put a bit of a damper on my vacation plans to take my grandsons to Yellowstone, Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon this summer.
LATE NIGHT RADIO
Since I am not a big fan of the business of sports, I do NOT listen to sports talk radio. Since most radio stations today are just programmed computers, with mp3 music and mp3 announcers, and play the same 40 song playlist continously for a month, I get bored. When I do listen to the radio at night, it is usually Coast-To-Coast AM with George Noorey weeknights and Art Bell on the weekends. I don't believe any of what is said there but it can be an enjoyable way to pass the night. I know it is a favorite of a lot of truckers on the mainland.
TWO - COUNT 'EM - TWO NEW VIDEOS
Both of these videos were made in the pre-sunrise hours and are a bit on the dark side.
The last video shown here was of the "low road" (Kihei road) entrance into Wailea.
This one brings you into Wailea on the "high road" (SR-31, Pi'ilani Highway)
This is Maalaea Harbor.
MY FRONT YARD
Nothing special. I just thought the tree with it's yellow flowers looked pretty in this morning sun. And, no, I do not know what kind of tree it is. My knowledge of trees is limited to knowing that some have leaves that fall off and others have needles that fall off.
The loss of the "TITLE" feature was not BLOGSPOT's fault.
And I have learned not to drink and blog. I sure hope MADB (Mothers Against Drunk Bloggers) doesn't get all over my case.
DON'T DRINK AND BLOG! THE BLOG YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN!
I discovered that the problem with the "Alt-Key" symbols is located within BLOGSPOT's programming on their server. Hopefully they'll do an upgrade about that somewhere down the road.
Also, the way that MSIE displays certain blogs (mine, among others) is not the result of a HTML coding error. Its just their old, wornout brower program. As I mentioned earlier, just download (see prior post) the Mozilla FIREFOX browser and enjoy the real internet. IMHO
"Let's all be careful out there!"