And Somewhere a Mullet is Vindicated 5 comments

Posted by grampa in random shit (Friday November 16, 2007 at 11:08 pm)

Right, so I just got back from the little store up the street from my house.  I’d like to tell you that I didn’t buy a pack of smokes, but that would be a lie.  I’ve been trying to cut back, cause my room mate moved out, and the bills are killing me.  Anyway, I bought some smokes, but that’s not the story.

The story is that when I walked into the little store, Dio was playing on the speaker system.  And it was loud.  I was all like, “Dio! Holy fuck, it’s all like 1987 up in here.”

Now, I should mention that the little town that I live in, Honoka’a, is not really a Dio kind a town.  I mean, this is an old sugar plantation town, more apt to have cowboys or paniolos, as they are known around here, than metalheads.  And, in my vast, worldly experience, I’ve not known too many cowboys who rock the Dio.

Anyway, I’m all like “Dio! Holy fuck, it’s all like 1987 up in here.” And, here’s the kicker, the guy at the counter, a customer, who was buying toilet paper and beer, was like, “Yeah, I love me some Dio.  Have you seen that movie The Pick of Destiny?  He’s in it and it fuck’n rocks!” (I’m paraphrasing here)

So dude and I get into a conversation about the greatness that is Ronnie James Dio and a memory swims up from the murky depths of my psyche and I say, “Dude, I remember this concert that I saw at the Nautica Stage in Cleveland. Man, I don’t even remember who was president then, but I’m thinking it was Bush the Elder.  It was Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen and Danzig.”

He was like, “I bet that was a great show.”  To which I replied, “Yeah, that’s what they tell me.”  Cause, let’s face it, kids, not only was that like 1989 or something, but there is a strong suspicion that I may have been chemically altered.

Shocking, I KNOW. 

Still, it coulda been possible.

Anyway, that’s the end.  He left, I got my smokes, got in my car, keyed up Rainbow in the Dark on my I-pod and rolled down the road.

But, still, it’s nice to know that it’s not all Paniolos and hiphop chicks around here.  There’s still a couple of old school bros that worship at the alter of darkness and rock out with Ronnie.

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Busy People, I’m Just Busy 15 comments

Posted by grampa in random shit (Monday May 21, 2007 at 1:34 pm)

Look, at lot’s been going on lately.  I’m hip deep in different internet spawned relationships, my mom is visiting from Pennsylvania, we’re preparing like crazy for my cousin’s upcoming graduation luau and I re-injured my sprained ankle.

Add all of this into the fact that I’m still trying to exercise daily, make it to work, and preparing for next week’s campout (I’m the registration chairman, Friday night main speaker and top chef for our campsite), and I’m just busy as hell.  I’ll get back to writing as soon as I can.

Sometimes blogging is fun, but sometimes you just have to live the experiences that later end up becoming blog fodder.

Right now, I’m living.  And doing quite well at it, thank you very much.

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A Long Overdue Farewell 1 comments

Posted by grampa in grampa's handy-dandy rules for living,random shit (Thursday April 26, 2007 at 8:58 am)

One of my favorite bloggers ended his reign not long ago.  Let us say farewell to Joshua Norton, the Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.  Go read his last post here.

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Sweet Merciful Crap 5 comments

Posted by grampa in random shit (Wednesday April 25, 2007 at 10:37 pm)

Man, life has just been busy lately.  I’ve been running ragged at work, cause one co-worker is out sick and one is on vacation and it’s just sort of me.  The equation looks like:

3 person office – 1 sick – 1 vacation = 1 screwed

I guess this makes up for the time I missed last year while I was out so much for my treatment.

Anyway, the point of this is, I’ve worked late the last several nights and I really, really don’t want to be looking at a screen when I get home.  I’d rather be exercising.  And let me just tell you that my thighs are raging balls of fire right about now.

Stupid squats.  Oh, well, perhaps I’ll be able to build an ass.

Of course, maybe I’m just aimin’ high.

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Four More Years 16 comments

Posted by grampa in random shit (Thursday April 19, 2007 at 8:19 am)

I turn 35 today.

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Just One Of Them Days 5 comments

Posted by grampa in I am full of love,random shit (Monday April 16, 2007 at 9:37 pm)

Once again, wordpress is fucking me in the ass.

And not even in a good way.  Like me being tied to bed and being grudgefucked by this chick with a strap-on.

Anyway, I’m still at work and will probably be here until at least midnight.  Gotta love them deadlines.

Speaking of grudgefucking…

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Third Time’s A Charm 10 comments

Posted by grampa in random shit (Sunday April 15, 2007 at 10:48 pm)

[This was my post from yesterday]

So, it occurs to me that I’ve been carrying around some baggage from my last two relationships.

And I’m not speaking metaphorically, either.  I mean serious baggage.

You see, Girl 2006.1 (for those of you following along at home, this is the one that I tried to have the long distance relationship with on the mainland) gave me this wonderful little black travel bag for Christmas in 2005.  I think that she gave it to me in the hopes that I would travel more.  Alas, that was not to be the case.

That bag, however, has come in mighty handy.  In fact, I use it almost every single day.  Last year, when I was doing that crazy chemo thing and I had to cart about 15 different medicine around with me wherever I went, they were in that bag (much like that old black doctor’s bag that I used to carry all my drugs in back in the day – Yow, Neck you know what I’m talking about – except that this time all the drugs were legal.  And they sucked).  Now I use that bag to carry my shampoo and stuff when I go to the gym.

Girl 2006.2 gave me an Addidas Gym bag, because, well, I think that she gave it to me because she hated the site of it.  Apparently the brother of one of the guys that she prosecuted found out where she lived and broke into her house and stole all of her stuff.  I came to find out that house burglars generally don’t carry bags into your house to steal your shit, they use your own luggage to carry away your things.  Fuck’n genius.  I’ll probably use that later. 

Anyway, the police were able to recover some small fraction of her things before the crackheads smoked them all, and one of them was this bag.  Everytime she looked at the bag, she thought of the robbery and got pissed.  Now, while this led to some great grudgefuckin’ for me, she decided that she needed to get rid of the bag and thus it became mine.

I use that bag everyday when I go to the gym.

Both the girls are long gone, and I don’t know what baggage of mine they might be carrying, but I think that I probably made out in the deal.

Right, so that’s that.  My ankle is much better, I had a great weekend and was able to get back to the gym, on the elliptical (thanks ankle brace) and burn off 900 calories before 9 yesterday morning.  I went to the incindiary hell that is Kona for a friend’s wedding reception and saw a bunch of really good friends.  My college roomate Stuttering John the Baptist called me, told me that his sister has spun out into a crazy crackhead mess and other wonderful things about the life I left behind.  Then I washed my car and did all my laundry. 

After that I had pizza with my current roommate, who was losing his mind because he can’t rid himself of the crazy woman and her baggage that he’s been carrying around for so long. 

I laughed at him and found complete joy in the fact that I was single. 

Today I had coffee this morning with MadMartigan, went to the AA meeting, came home and lifted for two hours.  I had a meeting for the Big Island Gathering and then I came home and cleaned my house. 

I just had a cheesburger and now I’m gonna pass the fuck out.

All in all, a typical weekend.  My foot still hurts and it’s still purple, but it can’t keep a good Frenzy down.

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Fuck Modern Technology 1 comments

Posted by grampa in random shit (Saturday April 14, 2007 at 11:47 pm)

I just wrote a nice little post, twice, and fuck’n wordpress crashed on me both times when I tried to publish it.

It’s been a long day and I don’t really have it in me to try again.  Maybe I’ll remember it tomorrow.

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Tonga’s Finest Hour 5 comments

Posted by grampa in random shit (Friday April 13, 2007 at 12:32 pm)

My friend King Tonga is truly one of the most amazing artists I’ve ever seen.  This is my favorite piece of his (created, of course, at my request):


[Click to enlarge images] 

Though, he really outdid himself for this year’s Big Island Gathering T-shirt design:

2007 flyer print (3).jpg

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The Ghost Of Nineties Past 18 comments

Posted by grampa in random shit (Sunday April 8, 2007 at 11:05 pm)

Right, so the Dear Sweet Wook has discovered a picture of me from back in the mid 90s and he has used it to salute me as one of the men that he loves.  You can see me in all my acid laced madness here.

I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.

Here is a recent picture of me and my cousin at his birthday last weekend.

I told the girl that was doing the face painting to make me look like Gene Simmons on acid.  I guess something got lost in translation there.

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