These are all the pictures I took while in Hawaii

I went to Honolulu for a work trip recently. I had oral arguments to give in court. Before and after that we enjoyed the island and even went to kona on the big island in order to check out the Ironman village.
I’ve only been to Hawaii for work. I’ve never been anywhere for fun until recently. It’s been really something to actually see what it’s like to travel. I haven’t been bitten with a travel bug or anything like that but it was amazing to go and I will definitely look to travel somewhere again soon.

Ok. No more stalling, here are the pictures.

Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves airport garden. You’re still an airport

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Well well well, it looks like we meet again…

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Good local food.

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Mexican restaurant in Hawaii? Idkkkkkk…

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Light sushi before tomorrow’s long run.

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I did not buy this. Sure did not.

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Plants at this wedding place behind where we are dinner. But we didn’t get married though. Yet.

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We told the guy not to bring us bread because we are trying to look sexy in our Halloween costumes.

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Last minute note to self.

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This is a beach.

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Mexican food truck in Hawaii. Nope I just can’t bring myself to do it.

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Beautiful #Hawaii scenery.

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Because Team Bad Decisions Needs a New Captain…

The lady pictured above, Marie Holmes, won a lottery and got a bunch of money.  She indicated that she was going to pay her tithes with it and take care of her family which includes a young child with cerebral palsy.

One of the three Powerball lottery winners has already decided what she’s going to do with at least part of the $188 million she won earlier this week.

“First I’m going to pay my tithes because I wouldn’t have none of it if it wasn’t for God,” Marie Holmes toldWECT 6.

The news of Holmes’ win is certainly an inspiring one, as the 26-year-old single mother of four children, one of which has cerebral palsy, revealed that she previously worked at McDonalds and Walmart, but had to quit in order to care for her children.

“I was currently looking for employment, and then God brought this along. I’m grateful. I’m grateful.”

While she admits that the reality of her win hasn’t fully set in, she’s ready to embrace her new life.

“I’m ready for it. I’m ready to embrace the change. I’m very grateful for what’s about to happen for my family,” Holmes told WSOC TV.

In addition to cutting her church a hefty check, Holmes’ plans for the money includes putting money aside for her children’s college tuition and buying a house.

“I’m thankful that I can bless my kids with something that I didn’t have,” she expressed. “I’m going to set up accounts for my kids and when I figure out where we’re going to live, I’m going to buy a house for me and my kids and then I’m going to make sure my family is good.”

What makes Holmes’ story so heartwarming is knowing how much she has struggled up to this point.

“I have four kids, one boy and three girls. I’ve been struggling since I had them, but I wouldn’t trade nothing because they’re a blessing. I’m just thankful that I can actually do it for them without anybody’s help, without anybody telling me that they did this or that. I don’t have to worry about the word ‘struggle’ anymore and neither do they.”

The entire jackpot was for $564.1 million. The other two winning tickets were sold in Texas and Puerto Rico

That’s real nice.  That’s a good story.


I don’t put a lot of feel good stories on my page, so you probably could figure out what happened next.

Shortly after she won the money, Holmes posted $3 million bond for her boyfriend Lamarr McDow. McDow was in jail, facing heroin trafficking charges. McDow was implicated after an investigation unearthed more than 8,000 bags of heroin.

But Holmes found herself behind bars too recently. Last month, police came to her home to arrest McDow who had violated conditions of his parole by missing curfew. When officers searched the house, they found McDow had a .45 caliber pistol and there was less than a half an ounce of the drug and paraphernalia in Holmes’ Brunswick County home.

She then spent an additional $6 million to get McDow out of prison. He was released with a GPS monitoring device.

Two other people in the house were also charged with simple possession. Three children were present at the time of the arrest, McDow said they were his children.

According to WWAY, Holmes and McDow are engaged.

Hold on a second, I need a gif that appropriately expresses my feelings.


Now I feel better.  Wait a second…

McDow, who goes by the street name “Hot Sauce” was one of three suspects arrested in November 2014 as part of a year-long investigation.

I have so. many. questions.

  1. How is it possible to run up a bond of 6 million dollars?  Who did you piss off to get a bond that high?
  2. What happens to the original 3 million dollar bond?  Did he lose it?
  3. What’s up with this lady?  How did you pick this guy?  How many bad decisions does it take to get here?  How did we get here? Can I get a couple hundred bucks on these student loans?  It wouldn’t even be one million.

This is a bad decision.  No, this is THE bad decision of the year.  This lady is the captain of team bad decisions.  She’s the captain Team bad decisions deserves AND the one that it needs right now.

Commissioner Gordon's going to be really upset about this one.

Commissioner Gordon’s going to be really upset about this one.

I really hope things work out for these two.  I actually do.  because if not it’s going to be more proof that we don’t deserve nice things.

story via Madame Noire, Madame Noire again, WECT, WSOC and WWAY

…And Some Days the Bear Gets You

So what happened here, probably, is that some attorney sought an appeal.  Then his argument got ripped to pieces because of a Supreme Court decision.  He’s trying to work his way through that, but it ain’t happening.  You know what?  I ain’t even mad about this.  Sometimes it happens.  Not this bad, but it happens.

This Rowdy Court Brief Wins the Internet for the Week, Possibly All-Time

So I’ve been doing a thing where I show some web thing that “won the internet” for the past week, which basically means that it was awesome.  But every now and then something comes along that is awesomer:

Clark, a Pensacola woman who identifies as “Flordian-American,” was arrested in 2010 for conspiring to break the father of her child out of prison, and was found in possession of “a cocked and loaded AK-47 and .45 caliber pistol” as well as wilderness supplies. But she was never prosecuted of any crime, and little did authorities know, they had arrested someone who “once aspired to study international law before becoming disillusioned with the legal system after seeing the 1999 movie The Hurricane.

Clark decided to sue the cops for violating her civil rights over being held and interrogated without charges being brought (presumably possession of an AK-47 isn’t against the law because Florida?). When Judge Willis B. Hunt, Jr., (who Clark identifies alternately as “IMPOTENT geezer,” “old man,” “B*TCH A*S,” and “a*shole”) dismissed the case, Clark sat down to write and legally file a notice to the court, titled: “Notice to Fuck This Court and Everything that it Stands For.”

Death and Taxes

Hmmm.  Sounds intriguing.  Good thing this is the internet and we can find things.

Fuck This Court by Sarah Jeong

I really wanted to post what my favorite portion of this was, but it’s so profane that I can’t even.  Just look for the “Lol” in the brief.  Because that’s scholarly and belongs.

I’m not sure if this is the best thing ever or the worst thing ever.  But it definitely wins the Internet for the Week and is on par for a lifetime achievement award.  There might have been runners up, but IDK who they were.

Featured image via Death and Taxes.