I did a bad, bad thing. I fell out of my ivory tower. I succumbed to the cable company's temptation of free installation and a reduced price package. And I'm already fascinated by Dog: The Bounty Hunter. Ha!
Anybody else watch this thing? These people are characters! If you tried to write it, no one would believe it was real.
I've lived on this island for 2 years and never seen the guy. I'd remember him if I had. Who could forget him, huh? Now I'll be on the lookout when I go downtown.
In one of the episodes I saw, he snagged a woman right next door to my friend's house. LOL! My friend's car was there and everything. I don't remember him mentioning it so I wonder if he even knew when it happened. Now I'll have to ask….
Kills me how they subtitle the locals when they speak. Is it really that hard to understand?
Anyway, company arriving later today. This visit's short though, so I should be back in a day or two. 🙂
“Kills me how they subtitle the locals when they speak. Is it really that hard to understand?”
Well… when we first moved to Maui, it did take us awhile to get accustomed to the rhythms of speech, there is a beautiful musicality to the way locals speak. And of course the Hawaiian mixed in with English. The first time someone gave me directions using mauka and makai, I had to have our kids translate as they’d been in school for a month and they learned real quick how to speak local to avoid being teased unmercilessly. (mostly good natured teasing though.)
Not to mention there is a whole new food language to learn; musubi, kulua pork, lau lau, just to name a few.
But it was all good… as we made friends… we were often teased about how hard it was for them to understand our Canadian accents.
I’m getting used to it. The amazing thing is that I was able to understand the two gentlemen who moved my furniture in, way back!
I know someone who could introduce you to Dog. 😉
Hey, Lynn. Glad you enjoyed your holiday cruise. Don’t worry about the cable: it will give you opportunities to see classic shows with great plots and dialogue, like Northern Exposure (and if you miss Lee Majors, circa 1968, The Big Valley-cough, cough). Speaking of locals/subtitles, are you acquainted with Rap Reiplinger’s “Poi Dog”? He was SO FUNNY. I love “Chanting”, “Loving You is Surfing You”, “Room Service” and “Japanese Roll Call.” He’s listed on iTunes. You should give him a listen if you’re not familiar w/him. Things here are great. Oh, & you were right–I do have a patriot in my family. Hee, hee, hee.
Hey, y’all! Thanks for commenting. Sue, yep, it is hard at first. And the foods. You’re right about that. Now, I know what long rice, poke, manapua, and all that stuff is. When we were on the Big Island, our bus driver spoke pidgin. The couple behind us said they couldn’t understand a word. 🙂
Mark, I know how to meet Dog. Get arrested, get bailed out, skip my court date, and voila! Ha! So, who do you know who knows Dog?
Patricia! Wonderful to see you here! And no, I don’t know Rap Reiplinger’s stuff. I’ll have to look for it. I need to call you. It’s been too long since we’ve talked. 🙁