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TV Aunty and Monster Houses

Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather - KITV Channel 4 (Aunty on TV at the 2:30 time frame) Some things really bother Aunty.  Some are small kind stuff, like personal issues such as age spots on her face. One big thing that really bothers Aunty is when our Hawaii paradise is under attack.  You know the words to that song by Joni Mitchell, "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've go ...

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How to win in Vegas

Aunty just got home from a 5 day Vegas trip - for the 15th (and last, boohoo) Clay Carnival.  It was outstanding and Aunty is all-in to start playing with her polymer clay again. The Clay Carnival was held in the Linq Hotel, on the Strip.  It was always held at this location, though the names and ownership have changed over the years, for it was originally the old Imperial Palace (dinky but charming), then ...

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Angels All Around You

Do you believe in angels? Aunty kind of did.  Some friends knew they were real, even saw them and heard from them.  But Aunty wasn't sure - until meeting Estelle Small at a recent "Angels, Intuition, and Making Sense of it All" talk, and then a subsequent private consultation ($95) to learn the particulars of the team (!) of Aunty's own angels that help fulfill Aunty's purpose in life. Some people have 1 or ...

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Beautiful thought

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson Not sure who Nelson Henderson is, but isn't this a beautiful thought? ...

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Aunty’s Googling day

Firstly, Aunty wants to share her current favorite granola bar - 18 Rabbits.  This bar has been in Aunty's purse for ages - carrying it around in case of hunger attacks while away from home, but never trying it - yet.  During the very (very) long car ride to Google's Mountain View corporate offices, Aunty needed something to eat and opened this stored bar without any expectations.  It is rather flat (thus b ...

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Aunty is now old enough for Zippy’s!

Aunty has been waiting forever to be eligible for Zippy's Senior Discount Card.  Last week, on her 65th birthday, Aunty got her card!!!  Woohoo! With photo ID and an annual fee of $20, Aunty gets 10% off all food and drinks - dine in, take out, bakery, and free parking!  (Actually, parking is free but it was a good way to end the sentence.) Happy Birthday to Aunty To tell the truth, Aunty really doesn't lik ...

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Aunty’s war on slugs

Aunty has been trying to grow vegetables from seeds.  Carefully planting Manoa lettuce seeds, Chinese parsley, and red lettuce in small raised beds.  Watering gently and keeping the surface moist.  Looking for sprouts that haven't shown up.  Failure! The next strategy was to buy starter vegetables from Koolau Farms for $1.49.  Carefully breaking up the clumping sprouts and transplanting them in the formerly ...

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How to pick a good ripe watermelon

Amy Lynn Andrews is a blogging guru that Aunty follows.  Sometimes she has excellent non-blogging tips. Recently, she shared Shareably.net's article about picking the perfect watermelon.  This was great for Aunty who usually doesn't buy watermelons because of the risk of getting a lemon - a non sweet or juicy bulky green globe that nobody wants or eats. The 5 key factors to picking, according to Shareably, ...

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