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Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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The best part about Christmas

When Aunty was a youngster, Christmas was magical, Santa was real, and the best part of it was opening presents on Christmas morning. Now that Aunty is an oldster, Christmas is traffic and madness, Santa looks different, and presents are opened early so they can be returned before the after Christmas rush.  Bah! Humbug! Well, actually, there are some things to look forward to besides the yule tide songs and ...

Read more = Shopping nirvana

!!!!Update added at end of this article. Ever since Aunty turned 55 almost a decade ago, Tuesdays at Ross Dress for Less became her favorite shopping excursion because they gave 10% off to seniors. Pal Jim turned Aunty on to and Aunty could buy Ross (and other) gift cards at 20% savings.  However, over time, Cardpool offered less and less of a discount, and recently Ross cards, if available, we ...

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Aunty’s review of Hawaii Gas

Aunty has gas, always has and probably always will.  Stove, water heater, dryer.  Since global oil prices have come down, our gas bill has dropped from $70 to $40/month.  We also have solar panels that save us big bucks on electricity every month. We could switch completely to just electricity since new appliances are now more energy efficient, but cooking with gas is quite nice, our gas dryer works on a st ...

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Aunty and the formerly Famous Amos

A fun quick post about people you meet at Costco.  Aunty took a celebrity shot with Wally Amos who used to be known as Famous Amos and then of subsequent Uncle No Name fame.  He is still Mr. Aloha - and his cookies (now called Cookie Kahuna) reflect it for they are "Baked with Aloha". Back in the 70's and 80's, Famous Amos was famous.  He came to Hawaii in 1977.  Aunty used to like the Famous Amos cookies a ...

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Whole Foods is da Bomb!

Way back when, in Kahala Mall, Star Supermarket used to be located where Whole Foods is today.  It was a good supermarket but not too busy.  So when Yen King (now dba Maple Garden with great lunch buffets) and Star Market got pushed out and Whole Foods came in, Aunty was a little huhu (mad) just because it was a change of out with the old and in with the new. However, the Whole Foods move in turned out to b ...

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Hawaiian good stuff to sign up for

An almost freebie News flash for those who like to get Hawaiian Miles:  Signing up for a new Hawaiian Miles credit card will get you 50,000 miles after you spend $1,000, but this is for a limited time.  Even my friend at Bank of Hawaii (who also issues this card) didn't know about it. An easy way to get this deal is to go to or click on the Hawaiian Airlines ad to the right of this colu ...

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Night Leg Cramp Reliever

Winnah update:   Aunty has been sorting and clearing piles of papers and books, determined to tidy up.  One of the booklets that will go into the donate pile was from Bottom Line Publications in 2000 - "Retirement Secrets - What They Don't Want You To Know".   Aunty skimmed through and was under-impressed, BUT found an interesting solution to leg cramps. The source was from a former US Olympic team doc ...

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Aunty is da Winnah!

Jalna is a photo/stories blogging delight that Aunty visits daily to get a nice lift to her day.  Some days she posts pictures and recipes of tantalizing dishes that her baseball fanatic recently retired husband whips up in the kitchen.  Some days it is of adventures and treasures with her sisters at the swap meet.  Some times she shares her photo shoots for lucky friends - and she is a dang great photograp ...

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Aunty is a wannabe de-clutteree

Each time an email arrives with clutter-free info, Aunty's antennae perk up, and then wilts because most of the time it is the same tip - sort by Keep, Toss, Donate. Sounds easy and makes sense, but it is not simple enough to get Aunty moving in the neatness direction. A recent email from (good for home search/info, and has evolved into something like Better Homes and Gardens) was about the ...

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Miss Granny, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Aunty must admit to being a Korean drama almost addict and has upgraded to being a Premium member (at $5 per month).  The advantage of this is zero commercials and having access to some exclusive shows. Some movies have been really good, and not all of them are Korean.  The Chinese "Ocean Heaven" starring Jet Li was an excellent one about a father's love for his autistic son.  It can also be viewed on YouTu ...

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