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Couch Surfing with friends in Hawaii

12/15/08


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While I was riding my skateboard around Waikiki today, I ran into my buddy Rocky. Rocky is the captain of one of the catamarans that pulls up on Waikiki and takes folks out for sunset and blue water cruises. If you make it to Waikiki, his catamaran is the one right behind the statue of Duke Kahanamoku. Rocky and I became friends when I was working as a casting assistant for a reality show that was trying to find Hawaii people for their wife-swap show.
Rocky used to be a professional wrestler in the 1980’s. He wrestled under the name Aboudeen, mostly around Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. If you meet Rocky on the beach, tell him that the Vagobond sent you and if he looks puzzled just say, the guy who wrote the vagabond book. He will know who you mean right away.



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Staying with my friend Gavin Goon this evening. He lives right next to the Ala Wai canal in Waikiki in a deluxe big building. Tonight I am feeling totally relaxed after utilizing the the furo bath, the sauna, and the pool.

Yesterday was equally enjoyable as I had dinner with Jaida and Trisno and we hung out enjoyably and then had breakfast with friends this morning.



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For some reason, the video where they give answers has been stubbornly refusing to load to my flickr account, so I will put a link to it here.

At the end of the interview, Jaida starts talking about the Antikythera Mechanism. Here is more info on that:

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In 1901 divers working off the isle of Antikythera found the remains of a clocklike mechanism 2,000 years old. The mechanism now appears to have been a device for calculating the motions of stars and planets by Derek J. de Solla Price
From June 1959 Scientific American p.60-7

I went back and asked Big Mike the questions yesterday. Maybe I can get interviews with all of my hosts.



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I surfed my buddy Hunter’s couch last night. For those of you who pay attention to this blog, you may notice that I asked Hunter the same two questions in the video I asked Norm. I am going to ask all of my couch surfing hosts these questions in the future.The questions are:
1) How can we save the world? and
2) What is the coolest technology out there?



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Hunter is a permaculture instructor and you can check out some of the cool stuff he does at thegreenhousehawaii.com



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The great panoramic view from Norm’s couch (sic) floor.

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Vago Damitio

Damitio  (@vagodamitio) is the Editor-in-Chief for Vagobond. Life is good. You can also find him on Google+ and at Facebook

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