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MisterFungi posted to the Folly in Hawaii board. 4 hours ago

Waimanalo Restaurant

We ate at Sweet Home Waimanalo yesterday. Ono grinds! It's on the makai side of Kam Highway, next to Mel's Market. Parking is limited, but you can park on the street alongside McDonald's ... or even in the back of the McDonald's lot, we were told.

Wed Dec 24

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 2:51 PM

Re: Always Love Hawaii

Count, we would love to see you and the Countess again! As far as I know, we'll be here when you're here. (The time horizon for our planning when we are in Hawaii rarely extends beyond the coming week.)

Tue Dec 23

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:57 PM

Re: On one foot

My wife (age 63 next week) was a ballerina. I asked her to stand on one foot while I counted the seconds on my watch. After about a minute, she said she needed to walk over and stir the pot on the stove. She stood on her left foot, which is her less [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 6:36 PM

Re: Always Love Hawaii

Bob, you're right: we arrived here (Waikiki) on morning of Dec. 16. One of my cousins and his wife are visiting with us now. I was 6 when I last saw him, at my uncle's home in The Bronx. This is the third cousin and family to visit in the past year. [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 12:15 AM

Re: Always Love Hawaii

Flew to Oahu and stayed at what is almost home to us the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

You were, like, two blocks from me! Please holla next time!

(Very happy that you had a great time!)

Fri Dec 19

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MisterFungi replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:37 PM

Re: OT: Where'd you go to high school

Anyone famous graduate from your high school?

Ted Williams (Hoover H.S., San Diego)

Thu Dec 18

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:40 PM

Re: An Alienated Working Class

But it is the floods of labor, not business wage policies (like Wal-Mart) that have really topedoes the wages of the working class.

We've been over this ground before, many times. There is a mountain of research on the impact of [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:13 PM

Re: An Alienated Working Class

Fungus:"Furthermore, evidence reveals that a lot of what passes for working-class "social conservatism" is merely gussied up racial and ethnic animosity -- the old Know-Nothings, Archie Bunker mentality."

Playing the
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Wed Dec 17

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:47 PM

Re: An Alienated Working Class

Just another example of someone who has identified the political phenomena I've often described here, but which my liberal friends deny.

Just for the record, I don't deny it.

I do deny, however, that socially conservative [more]

Tue Dec 16

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:15 PM

Re: What were the best books you read in 2014?

Alice Goffman, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City.

Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs.

Juliet Macur, Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.

Martin Wolf, The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned - and Have [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:06 PM

Re: blood pressure

120/80, no drugs.

I'll be 66 in a few months. I retired this past June. In addition to my regular job (university professor), I took on some major responsibilities (and stresses) starting a nonprofit organization of homeless and indigent [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 9:11 AM

Re: Musing on hotels

We just checked out of a Hampton Inn @ PDX an hour ago. We stayed the night before in a Hilton Garden Inn downstate. We stay at these or other Hilton mid-level hotels whenever we can, because not only do they offer free wifi (to everyone) but also, [more]

Mon Dec 15

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MisterFungi posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:36 AM

Abundance without attachment

"'There is nothing wrong with money, dude. The problem in life is attachment to money.' The formula for a good life, he explained, is simple: abundance without attachment....

"In the realm of material things, attachment results in [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:32 AM

Re: OT: Where'd you go to high school

Where'd I go to high school? Good question.

If we count high school as beginning in the 9th grade, I started at Charleston (SC) H.S. Then I went to Boston (MA) Technical H.S. for about 2 months in that same year. I then transferred to Mary [more]

Sat Dec 13

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:17 AM

Re: What I'd Like To Find...

Well, I guess that depends on what one considers to be cold. For a Michigander, average Jan and Feb lows of 35 degrees is quite nice.

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MisterFungi replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:31 AM

Re: Planning for health issues

Assuming fair health, with Medicare and perhaps a Medicare supplement, what might be a prudent amount to set aside to cover unexpected health expenses?

With a decent Medicare supplemental insurance plan or enrolling in a Medicare [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:08 AM

Re: What I'd Like To Find...

My daughter and her family just bought a house in Cottage Grove, OR and love it there. We visited Cottage Grove with them in September and walked the entire length of downtown, which is three blocks from the house they've purchased. Lovely. Their [more]

Wed Dec 10

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MisterFungi replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 7:42 PM

Re: mlp commentary

"...market has already priced in..."

Experience has taught me to run in the opposite direction when I hear people say that.

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:38 PM

Re: OT: Retirement Planning

Medicare Part A (which covers most of the cost of hospital bills) costs nothing to you, and in general your (or your wife's) health plan will coordinate with the Medicare Plan, lowering any contribution you pay (or your wife pays) for [more]

Sat Dec 6

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 9:21 PM

Re: What to do along route - Dallas to NYC

Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, also Little Rock Central H.S., site of the historic school desegregation showdown and a U.S. National Historic Landmark. I visited there some years ago, and was quite moved by it. [more]

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