Last Day In K-Town, Hawaii Soon

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Well, I’m shoving off for Toronto in close to 9 hours, so the crunch is on. Soon, I will be in Kahului, and then Kihei (where I’m staying).

Please comment with regards to the following things:

  • What you want me to bring back for you, if you want anything

  • Any pictures you want me to take
  • Photocomic ideas from the GW folk
  • Items I should take for comfort / self-preservation, if you’ve been to the “tropics” before and have specific insight which I do not
  • Books I should take, for the plane and for reading on the beach (Rev, what would you suggest for someone who’s never read anything about philosophy? Lang, any interesting history texts? Tavis, anything about electrical engineering? jokes, that last one was a joke, electrical engineering is lame :)
  • Things I should see
  • Random bits of information about Hawaii that you think are cool.
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  • http://www.muonproof.com Femtosecond

    Bring me back a Mongoose plz.

    p.s: Philosophy is retarded, at least electrical engineering is practical. I can build amplifiers. SO THERE NYA NYA

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    Don’t you hate your job?

    NYA NYA

  • http://www.muonproof.com Femtosecond

    no my job rocks because all I do is post on the internet and get paid $18.77 an hour OH YEAH.

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    Fine, I’ll remind you of that the next time you whine to me about being bored.

  • http://www.muonproof.com Femtosecond

    Oh god I’m so bored

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    Instead of complaining you can answer my list

  • http://www.muonproof.com Femtosecond

    what list

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    Please comment with regards to the following things:

    * What you want me to bring back for you, if you want anything
    * Any pictures you want me to take
    * Photocomic ideas from the GW folk
    * Items I should take for comfort / self-preservation, if you’ve been to the “tropics” before and have specific insight which I do not
    * Books I should take, for the plane and for reading on the beach (Rev, what would you suggest for someone who’s never read anything about philosophy? Lang, any interesting history texts? Tavis, anything about electrical engineering? jokes, that last one was a joke, electrical engineering is lame :)
    * Things I should see
    * Random bits of information about Hawaii that you think are cool.

  • http://www.muonproof.com Femtosecond

    no

  • The Rev

    Right, the limits I’m placing on my book recommendations:

    1) I’m erring on the side of interesting writing over profundity, without going too “pop” either.

    2) I’m only recommending stuff that I’m fairly sure you can get in Kingston on short notice (though I am including the Queen’s bookstore as a valid source)

    With those in mind:

    - The History of Philosophy volume 1 by Frederick J. Copleston S.J.

    -The Pre-Socratic Philosophers edited and translated by Robin Waterfield

    - The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein

    - Irrational Man by William Barrett

    - Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

    - History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

    - The Analects of Confucius

    - The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

    - Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes

    - Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings ed. by David Chalmers (this is available in the bookstore if you’re lucky)

    If you’re going to the tropics bring Immodium. You don’t want the runs, and adjusting to foreign bacteria in the food can throw off your digestive system. Calamine lotion in case you get sunburned is valuable as well.

    As for pictures, you know we all want teh nekkid pix, LOLOLOLOLOLOLZOR!!!!!11111ONEONEONE!!!!!111ONE

  • Fraser

    -I want blog updates.

    -N’oblier pas les updates de blog.

    -Bloginmintarian shosh date-up nine-kranken.

    (Alright, I just made that last one up…)

  • Lang

    HOBOY, I hope this gets to you in time!

    well, not really, it’s not that important.

    but I really enjoyed reading a book called RedRum: The Innocent the last time I was on a plane. It’s about Guy-Paul Morin. It’s not a history text (UNLESS YOU LIKE HISTORY OF DEATH!) but it’s damned entertaining. Helter Skelter is also awesome for travel! Have fun girly, and see if you can find me any nice-lookin’ rocks.

  • Fraser

    Be weary of reading philosophy on a plane. There’s a psychological quirk of humans that they tend to susspend critical analysis while traveling great distances.

    The mind compensates the expectation of new experiences by easily beliving what it is exposed to.

    There’s cases of people reading diet books and then completely, wholeheartedly assimiliating the diet books into their lifestyle.

    This is why crazy religions tend to reruit in airports. So be extra critical against anything you read while on vacation.

  • The Rev

    Yet another reason to hate travel.

  • http://www.muonproof.com Femtosecond

    Proper beach reading is pulp mystery and sci fi books, not philosophy. You’re on vacation remember? Also it’s Hawaii, which is a first world country, so don’t worry about any of the typical tropics stuff.

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    Fraser: You don’t get to say anything because you totally dissed me in a previous post.

    Rev: Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll see what I can find.

    Lang: Ditto!

    Femto: Way ahead of ya. I have Mash and MASH goes to Montreal in the suitcase, as well as two teen girl books from Shashi (the Princess Diaries and Bridget Jones’s Diary). Ryan suggested a book about spies that he read in Costa Rica; I can’t remember what it was called.

    Oh man, I should bring Our Man in Havanna. Good ol’ Graham.