Planet Haolewood

A toolbox, a change of underwear, and a surfboard.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Happy Kamehameha Day! I’m sure you’ll all remember that I started this blog two years ago today! Perhaps I have not been blogging as much as I did at first. And perhaps I’ve run a little dry on material. But the surf on Kauai’s North Shore goes flat in the summer so I don’t really know what to say.

It’s been hot lately, which has got me to think about how much water I drink. Every morning I start my day with two big glasses of water about 16 oz each. I bring a half-gallon jug of water with me to work and if I’m working on the sunny side of the house as I have been lately, I’ll drink the whole thing. After work I paddle with the canoe club, which generally involves more profuse sweating and even more water. Despite all the water I’ve drunk, (over a gallon), I’m often still thirsty by the end of the day. I don’t pee any more than usual which means that most of that water is leaving my body through respiration or perspiration. That’s my little thought nugget for you to chew on today.

PS Check out the link on the right to my new Flickr page.