Jan 162018
 
So, What If It Had Been The Real Thing...

The dust has settled.  The kids are out of the sewers.  Everyone has clean underwear again.  Hawaii is back to normal, sort of. The official story is someone, a person who has yet to be identified so as to protect his ass, pressed the wrong button, made the wrong selection from a drop down menu, […]

Jan 142018
 
The Day After, Hawaiian Style...

After yesterday’s kerfuffle I spent the rest of Saturday and the evening scrubbing the skid marks out of my shorts and binge watching Mad Max movies, you know, for survival tips.  Trust the ol’ Captain when I say the last thing you want to wake up to is an alert on your phone telling you […]

False Alarm…

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Jan 132018
 
False Alarm...

How nice.  Around 8:00 this morning, Saturday, Hawaii time, my phone went off with an alert notification.  Most times these alerts are for weather or missing kids but this one sounded different.  I finally crawled out of bed to check and lo and behold, this is what it said: Needless to say, it definitely woke […]

Jan 122018
 
Great Darwin's Holy Beard! I'm Becoming A Hipster...

I made my first foray into the local Whole Foods this week.  I was expecting the worst.  High prices, smug people strutting up and down the aisles, electric cars parked in the lot getting charged up.  Well, two out of three happened. Actually, I was quite pleased with the store.  Well stocked, nice variety, a […]

About 30 Seconds Of What Civilized Weather Looks Like…

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Jan 112018
 

No ‘bomb cyclones’.  No ‘polar vortex’.  No mudslides.  No weather bunnies in tight t-shirts standing in hurricane force winds.  Just sunshine, a nice breeze, and in the low 80’s. How is the view from your cubicle today?  Can you even see outside?  When is the last time you felt some warm tropical air on your […]

Jan 062018
 
The Crossing...

If you ever wondered what it was like to cross the Atlantic in a 37′ catamaran, here you go, courtesy of Julia.  If you haven’t frozen to death take a few minutes and enjoy a life’s dream by someone who had the fortitude to say, “Screw the corporate world.” and went off on an adventure. […]

Jan 042018
 

Or polar vortex.  But, ‘bomb cyclone‘?  This is what happens when you let the advertising department run your media.  They make up fancy terms for the weather so the weather bunnies sound smart.  Here’s a word for what is coming… Winter. The same thing which occurs every year from Dec.21st to March 21st.  Just like […]

The Minimalist Budget, Hawaiian Style…

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Jan 032018
 
The Minimalist Budget, Hawaiian Style...

It’s time once again Fritter fans to take a look at how expensive, or inexpensive, a minimalist lifestyle can be, as viewed from a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  A few years ago I did an economic experiment where I endeavored to live in the Florida Keys for under $50 a […]

Jan 012018
 

2017 is over and done with.  It was without a doubt one of the most bizarre years in recent memory.  A madman took over as ‘leader’ of the U.S.A.  His policies have been nothing short of scary.  The environment, once on the road to being protected is now being open for corporations to plunder to […]

Xmas Pickle…

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Dec 232017
 
Xmas Pickle...

An old post but still fun, for those of you who were not around way back in 2011. As I was out and about today I stopped in the Dollar Store for a couple of things. As I was walking by the Xmas decorations, amidst all the bows, tinsel, and garland, I noticed…pickle ornaments. I […]

Dec 202017
 
So How Has Your Holiday Season Been?...

What wonderful and brave things did you do this month? Fight a mob of shoppers to get a deal on $5 waffle makers? Work extra overtime so your boss can afford to go to Aspen skiing for the holidays while you stay and work? Shovel a foot of snow from your sidewalk and driveway so […]

Dec 102017
 

My semi annual cold from hell came for a visit last week.  It’s been 7 straight days of runny noses, coughing, sneezing, hacking, and generally feeling like shit.  Not sure if it came because of the cool air during the evenings or from riding around in the bus with strangers from other lands, but it […]

Dec 042017
 

The owners of the this fine old mansion decided it was time to upgrade the ancient pipe and faucet set up so we are in day 2 of having some plumbers completely repipe and fixture the house.  They come in bright and early and wake up everybody, clanging pipes, drilling, digging, and whatever the hell […]

Nov 292017
 

While you will be spending the next month running yourself ragged with shopping for useless junk, dragging dead foliage into your house and covering it with lights, fighting with sales weasels who would give anything to be anywhere else than behind a sales counter dealing with your shit, arguing with relatives during dinner over the […]

Crap, Not This Shit Again…

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Nov 272017
 

If you followed the Fritter back in the days when I was living in the Florida Keys, slowly making my way down from Key Largo to Marathon, and eventually Key West, you well know I had one ongoing battle which about drove me crazy.  Everywhere I lived, be it marina, rv, apartment, trailer trash, I […]

Nov 232017
 

Enjoy your holidays. Eat too much. Don’t go shopping. Don’t ring up any debt.   Stop wishing and start doing. Did you expect anything but this? “As god is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly” And the legendary Alice’s Restaurant.  50 years old and still going strong. Capt.Fritter I’d still take Bailey over Jennifer […]