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  • When the astronauts flew in to Cape Canaveral on duty assignments, which was constantly, austere bachelor quarters were provided in NASA buildings, but they preferred the livelier scene at Cocoa Beach, twenty miles to the south, and if they brought their wives along, which they often did, it became the custom for them to take rooms at a new and glossy motel called the Bali Hai, a name borrowed by many joints across the country from a popular song that was supposed to be tropical and sexy.


  • I don't want to deny her her Italian carbs, her Indian oms or her Bali Hai beach romance.

    Sandip Roy: Eat, Pray, Love: aka I, Me, Myself

  • And Bali Hai, I didn't answer every question, but I really went off on the ones I did!

    What's Groovy/Coming Attractions

  • In between bottles of Bali Hai, she sent email messages to UFO sites asking if anyone had seen Bentley.

    Archive 2006-04-02

  • I ran late to Bali Hai for lunch today because, although I had left with adequate time to drop my flat tire off at my mechanic's, I had not planned for the mechanic to have enough time to offer to fix it while I waited.

    Moog wants all my money

  • Other than that yesterday, I had a phone screen in the morning, started a new course, had lunch at Bali Hai and returned z_kungfu's borrowed dehumidifier that I've been using in the library (thanks, btw, it's been a help), read Gaiman's new book (done, anyone want to borrow it?)

    Local 506: Clang Quartet, Torch Marauder, The Human Marvels

  • Today: went to Bali Hai, then took car to shop to drop off and get the interior of the door replaced, he's been promising for months it'll take about a half-hour.

    last couple of days catchup

  • Today: After playing schedule tag with my mechanic for the fourth day in a row about finishing the interior work on the right front door and determining that today was not a good day either, Bali Hai for the first time in a very long while, then house things.

    mauve scorpions, making short-term plans

  • Today, Bali Hai, shopping at Home Depot (to replenish my cartridges for the Kleer Drain), a little shopping elsewhere (oops).

    catchup: drains, movies, boom, dreams of fire, ihsp

  • Sawyer when she worked for us taking Michener back to Bali Hai, to the house where he wrote a lot of "Tales of the South Pacific" and found it had burned down and sat in front of the house and cried.

    Tell Me A Story: 50 years and 60 Minutes in Television


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