Aloha Las Vegas

ZIPPY : Maybe da net was turned ova . LEE : No , I did it right . I did my job . ... I should've stayed in bed . What a dumb idea . ... LEE : About what ? SHIMA : The crabs . Not his fault . LEE : Yeah , he means well . Maybe I ...


Author: Edward Sakamoto

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824822765

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 956

Edward Sakamoto is one of Hawai'i's most popular playwrights. His skillfully constructed depictions of "local life" and command of stylized narrative devices have earned him recognition and acclaim both in the Islands and elsewhere in the U.S. The three plays collected here present an expertly dramatized panorama of life in Hawai'i from 1959 to 1994. A'ala Park explores a working-class milieu with honesty and humor in this gripping study of a young man stunted by a slum environment at the time of statehood. Stew Rice, juxtaposing the hopes of the late 1950s with the realities of the late 1970s, charts the fortunes of three highschool buddies and the consequences of their individual decisions to leave or remain in Hawai'i. Aloha Las Vegas centers on a retired baker, land rich but cash poor, who wrestles with the decision to relocate to Las Vegas in 1994. Sakamoto is quick to challenge easy affirmations and identifications. Beneath their feel-good humor and celebration of local language and culture, the plays have a depth and an unpredictability. As Dennis Carroll observes in his Introduction, all of them center on the theme of "Hawai'i versus the mainland" and the challenges of relocation--the ambiguities of the definition of "home" and whether it can ever be recovered or regained--and the special qualities of local life that can or cannot be transplanted. This theme is relevant to all Americans familiar with the immigrant experience, not only those living in Hawai'i. A glossary of pidgin words and terms is included. Edward Sakamoto's trilogy Hawai'i No Ka Oi is available from Lightning Press. Booksellers: To order, please contact: Ingram Book Co., P.O. Box 3006, La Vergne, TN 37086. Phone: 888-884-6472/Fax: 800-876-0186. Individuals: Please order through your local bookseller.

Poor Little Bitch Girl

He'd always felt guilty about taking off, because who was left behind to console her when he was gone? ... “Maybe it is,” she said, sitting up and dabbing her eyes. “Maybe I should've stayed and forced her to take notice of me.


Author: Jackie Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780731808533

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 476

First there's Denver Jones, the hotshot attorney working in L.A. and Carolyn Henderson - personal assistant to a powerful and very married Senator in Washington with whom she is having an affair. Then there's Annabelle Maestro - daughter of two movie stars - who has carved out a career for herself in New York as the madame of choice for discerning famous men. The three twenty-something women used to go to high school together in Beverly Hills and Denver and Carolyn have always kept in touch, but Annabelle is out on her own with her cocaine addicted boyfriend Frankie. Bobby is Frankie's best friend - Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, that is, Kennedy-esque son of Lucky Santangelo and deceased Greek shipping billionaire Dimitri Stanislopolous. Now he owns Mood, the hottest club in New York, but back in the day he went to high school with Denver, Carolyn and Annabelle, and hung out with all three of them. Which means that Bobby knows everyone's secrets - and he has some of his own, too.

Rules for Dating your Ex

That's the only reason I kept my true feelings to myself—because he's the kind of man who would've honored my wishes and stayed. “Maybe I should've gone with him.” I lift the bottle to my lips again. “Stop torturing yourself.


Author: Piper Rayne

Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.


Category: Fiction


View: 998

**Now a USA Today Bestseller** If your ex arrives in your hometown eighteen months after you walked out on him while you were eight months pregnant, follow this short list of rules before you give him a second chance. Rule #1 – Don’t stand in the way of your brothers who want to rough him up. Rule #2 – Don’t meet him for coffee and agree to allow him to meet your daughter. Rule #3 – Don’t drool when your daughter falls asleep on his chest for the first time. It’s just your ovaries talking. Rule #4 – Don’t let him hold your hand. While we’re at it, no hugs, no kisses on the cheek… just no physical contact in general. That only leads to remembering better times. The last one is the most important… Rule #5 – When you find yourself needing someone’s help and you’re tired of always asking your family, don’t let him be the one who’s there for you. Because all those good qualities of his will suck you right back in and you’ll have no chance of fighting your feelings, especially now that he’s ready to be a father to your daughter.

Montezuma Strip

No need to. Maybe. Come in, close the door behind you. If I'd sealed it you would've gone for help. This way I only have to ... Cardenas kept his hands in view, his movements slow and unambiguous. ... “You should've stayed in bed, man.


Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759526242

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 896

The ultimate maquiladora. Montezuma Strip: First world tech and Third World wages, sprawling from L.A. to East Elpaso Juarez, Guyamas to Phoenix; a thousand gangs, a million locos; and a few wealthy beyond the dreams of god.

I Probably Should ve Brought a Tent

He offered to let us ride in the back of the truck in the open bed, a decision that probably made sense, as we had slept in the woods and smelled like it. We threw our packs in and clambered into the bed. “Have you boys been saved?


Author: Erik Shonstrom

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493060573

Category: Nature

Page: 234

View: 546

The author once fell backwards, on skis, at night, into a latrine during a snowstorm in the Rocky Mountains. That’s just one of the stories in this 20-year tale of wilderness education. This book aims to entertain and edify, captivate and compel. It’s also laugh-out-loud funny, with echoes of Patrick F. McManus and Bill Heavey. Combining anecdotes of over two decades of outdoor education experience with thoughtful narrative context, the author offers tales of adventure that both experienced mountain guides and armchair enthusiasts can dig into with abandon. From the swampy backcountry of Florida to the soaring Sierra; the chilly gray waters of Puget sound to rocky scrambles in the Green Mountains, this book takes the reader on a hilarious journey through epic landscapes guided by a hapless outdoor teacher. No matter how suburban or urban our upbringing, we’ve all experienced the fear of strange noises in the night, inedible food cooked outdoors, and surviving when the nearest flush toilet is miles away. We can all relate to the mishaps and exploits experienced in the great wide world.

Playing for Keeps

Maybe he was wrong. Maybe nothing did happen, and coming here was a stupid move. He's making an ass of himself, he knows it. He should've stayed in bed. He should've never said anything at all. Just as he's about to say forget it, ...


Author: J.M. Snyder

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 9781611529043

Category: Fiction

Page: 77

View: 648

Shy, soft-spoken clarinet player Thad Archer tours Europe over spring break with his college marching band. He's lonely so far from home and everything he's ever known, but at least he has his friends -- Mark, Peter, Seth, and Jamie. Thad has had a secret crush on sexy drummer Jamie McIntosh since they met but has never managed to pluck up the courage to confess his feelings. Could Jamie be as lonely and homesick as Thad? Confident and cocky, Jamie is Thad's opposite in every way, but something about his quiet friend sets his heart aflutter. Unfortunately, Thad's deep in the closet, while Jamie is much more secure in his sexuality. Jamie doesn't want to rush Thad into anything he isn't ready for, but hopefully at some point in their friendship, they can move toward something more. But any romantic hopes the pair have are frustrated by Mark, the band's drum major, who has his sights set on bedding trombonist Seth, or flutist Peter, or anyone, really. He isn't too picky. If he can't get into the pants of his straight friends, he'll settle for whoever he can get. Thad? Jamie? The band will be flying back to the States in a couple of days. Thad knows once they're home, he'll have missed his chance with Jamie. Can he be satisfied just being friends? Or has Mark conducted his way between them?

Blerwytirhwng The Place of Welsh Pop Music

pop music must necessarily be sung in the Welsh language. ... 10 For an account of the development of contemporary Anglophone Welsh rock music and its chronological pace, see Deke Leonard, Maybe I Should've Stayed in Bed?


Author: Sarah Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351573450

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 494

In the 1960s, Welsh-language popular music emerged as a vehicle for mobilizing a geographically dispersed community into political action. As the decades progressed, Welsh popular music developed beyond its acoustic folk roots, adopting the various styles of contemporary popular music, and ultimately gaining the cultural self-confidence to compete in the Anglo-American mainstream market. The resulting tensions, between Welsh and English, amateur and professional, rural and urban, the local and the international, necessitate the understanding of Welsh pop as part of a much larger cultural process. Not merely a 'Celtic' issue, the cultural struggles faced by Welsh speakers in a predominantly Anglophone environment are similar to those faced by innumerable other minority communities enduring political, social or linguistic domination. The aim of 'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop Music is to explore the popular music which accompanied those struggles, to connect Wales to the larger Anglo-American popular culture, and to consider the shift in power from the dominant to the minority, the centre to the periphery. By surveying the development of Welsh-language popular music from 1945-2000, 'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop examines those moments of crisis in Welsh cultural life which signalled a burgeoning sense of national identity, which challenged paradigms of linguistic belonging, and out of which emerged new expressions of Welshness.

The Insulin Express

As I lay in bed, trying to feel better—or at the very least, less worse—I kept hearing my dad's words. ... He was right before, and he was probably right again. ... Maybe I should've found a job and returned to a normal routine.


Author: Oren Liebermann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510718494

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 509

A travel memoir through thirty countries, a thousand insulin injections, and one man’s journey from despair to confidence. With tips and information from the American Diabetes Association. In the middle of a yearlong backpacking trip around the world with his wife, Oren Liebermann is teaching English to young Buddhist monks in Pokhara, Nepal, when his body begins to fail him. He is constantly thirsty and exhausted, and by the time he steps on a scale, he has lost forty-five pounds. At a local clinic, a doctor gives him a diagnosis that will change his life forever: “I’m sorry to tell you, my friend, that you are a diabetic.” Devastated, Liebermann is trapped in a freezing hospital room, trying to recover enough to fly home. His friends and family urge him to call off the rest of his trip. He had quit his job as a TV news reporter for this dream-come-true journey, but the nightmare diagnosis has thrown his world into disarray. However, Liebermann and his wife, Cassie, make a decision. They have an adventure to finish, and he has the rest of his life to live. Bold, raw, and poignantly candid, The Insulin Express tells the story of what happens when the best-made travel plans are subject to the ever-present chaos of life, and how a major setback can turn into the opportunity of a lifetime. Despite struggling with a chronic disease that almost kills him in the Himalayas, Liebermann hikes along the Great Wall of China, conquers the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and sips cobra whiskey in Laos. What begins as a travel chronicle across thirty countries transforms into a single journey of resilience and self-discovery—going from hopelessly lost and then wonderfully found.

Foreign Bodies

... eclipse the old love I associated with the body and face she wore. She left an hour or so later, and I rolled over and was trying to sleep when I heard the yelling. Mueller. Shit. I should've stayed where l was, and maybe I would've ...


Author: Stephen Dedman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466838291

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 210

When Mike Galloway, a regular sort of guy for San Francisco, 2014, descends into the nightmare world of poverty and joblessness, he finds he must face more than starvation and homelessness. He's now at the mercy of a deadly world of political intrigue...from the future. He awakens to find his mind has been slipped into the body of a homeless woman, his body taken over by a man from the future, and nothing can ever be the same. Now, to survive, he must combat neo-Nazi forces from the future who are desperate to mold the world to fit their own twisted vision. Galloway might not have thought the world perfect as it was, but these men will stop at nothing to make it a living hell for everyone but their chosen few. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rorey s Secret Country Road Chronicles Book 1

Most days we were so tired when we went to bed that we couldn't do anything but hit the pillows and go to sleep. But that night was different, and neither of us had a thought of sleeping. “Maybe I should've stayed down there,” I ...


Author: Leisha Kelly

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1585586242

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 635

The Worthams and Hammonds are as close as two families could be, sharing almost everything on their Depression-era Illinois farms. So when a raging fire breaks out and threatens to destroy the Hammond farm, both families are affected by the tragedy. But how did the fire start? Several of the kids know the truth, but no one is talking. As the families try to overcome aching loss, misplaced blame, troubled relationships, and an upsetting secret, they once again find themselves clinging desperately to their trust in God. In this compelling tale of faith, hardship, and community, acclaimed author Leisha Kelly continues the much-loved story of the Wortham family, who with courage and determination discover the power of forgiveness to restore and heal.