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Happy New Year from Maui January 1, 2013

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, General.
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No chilly New Year’s Eve for us!

The view from our room

The view from our room

Happy new year from a sunny, warm location. Back to colder weather tomorrow, at which point I’ll think about what passes for new year’s predictions around here.

In Kaanapali, Nobody Can Hear You Kvetch January 22, 2010

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, In Person.
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It’s rough being you, Wilhelm.

Xyd, in a comment this past week

I’ve known Xyd for something like 18 years now.  We used to work together here in Silicon Valley.  He is the one that got me playing Sojourn MUD ages ago.

He opted to return to the place of his birth, back in the mid-west, a number of years ago, muttering something about home prices.

He now has a much nicer house than I do, but I don’t worry about snow during the winter or humidity during the summer.

So his comment was mildly ironic in that not only is it warmer in Silicon Valley, but that I haven’t even been in Silicon Valley for the last week.

I’ve been in Hawaii.

Which is why posts here have been rather sporadic.  I wrapped up a few posts that I had in my queue, set them to automatically publish every day or so, and flew off to the tropics.

We went to visit my mom, who lives on Maui and to bask in the warm weather on the beach in Kaanapali.

On the beach in Kaanapali in January

We stayed at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel.  While it is about the same age as me (and we’re both starting to show our age) it is still nice, reasonably priced (relative to other places in Kaanapali), and is walking distance from most everything we want to do.

We hung out at the beach, went whale watching (February is better for this, but it was still good), saw the magic show at the hotel, consumed many a tropical themed drink, and ate too much.

But all this laying about on the beach in the warm Hawaiian weather means that I did not spend much time with video games.  I did moderate comments on the blog via my wife’s iPhone, but otherwise was limited to playing DS games on the plane and in our hotel room.  We don’t bring laptops on vacation. (Though I wasn’t above bumming some time on my mom’s laptop.)

So I am completely behind on whatever has been going on in the world of MMOs.  I’m patching Star Trek Online even now.  I will have to see how much has changed there.  There isn’t much time between now and launch.

I will have to find some time to catch up this weekend.  As for the last week when I was in a tropical paradise, it is hard to beat that.