A Most Hokey Update, or: “All I hear is Burn…”

Well, Howdy Doughnuts everyone! It’s been about two and a half weeks since I last surfaced, but don’t think for a moment that I’ve forgotten about you. Almost the opposite, actually. While it’s true that my four-part Disneyland recap kind of blew any remaining writing instincts clear out of the studio, there’s been a metric… Read More »

Race Review: 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon (8/31/2014), or: “If you’re in the swing, run run away…”

The 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon was not only my 18th Half Marathon, but the 3rd time I’ve run that race. By my calculations, that means that, as of this writing, I’ve participated in this race more than any other Half Marathon. Three years in a row, three years running, therefore I must really love this… Read More »

Race Review: 2014 Disneyland 10K (8/30/2014), or: “Double up or quit, double stake or split…”

I was lucky enough to run the inaugural Disneyland 10K in 2013, which is an impressive achievements for obsessive egocentric runners, just for the bragging rights alone. And if the phrase “obsessive egocentric runners” seems a tad redundant, then you’ve been reading this blog for far too long. We just LOVE talking about ourselves and… Read More »

Race Review: 2014 Disneyland Family Fun Run 5K (8/29/2014), or: “Where I can see it all, find out who ya call…”

The 2014 Disneyland Family Fun Run 5K occurred on the morning of August 29, 2014, and you really couldn’t have picked a better looking morning for any kind of race, really. I mean, a morning in the low/mid 60s with low humidity — at least from my South Florida perspective? Listen, after three endless months of… Read More »

2014 Disneyland Half Marathon: Arrival, Expo, and Happy Fun-Times, or: “When the sun went down, the rapid tempo of the music fell…”

Hi gang! At long last, that magical hour is upon us, as we launch the first installment of our four-part, in-depth discussion of the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend — Hokeyblog’s third consecutive year attending this celebrated race event! Yessiree Bob, we have got a bushel of stuff to dive into — race reviews, dining reviews,… Read More »

Yet another midflight update post, or: “In the name of God my father I fly…”

So ahh… yes. I’m on my way back from six fun-filled nights in sunny, beautiful, humidity-free Southern California. Naturally there will be a host of updates, reviews, recaps, pics, and the like to come over the next few days. Huzzah! In the meantime, here’s my annual tradition that absolutely nobody asked for: pictures from midflight,… Read More »

Outta here once again, or: “Her bikini – small; heels – tall. She said, she liked, the ocean…”

Hi gang. Well it’s that time again… time to pack up the gear, lock up the homestead, and hit the road. But before I do, here’s some notes of community interest. I gots me a new pair of running kicks! These are my new Hoka Conquests. Bright citrus yellow because I got them at a… Read More »

Product Review: Pimsleur French Level I Language Course

I’ve never been great with foreign languages. There, I said it. It wasn’t supposed to be that way, of course. I was raised in Miami, Florida, with a Portuguese/Cape Verdean mother who speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and a Dad who speaks English, French, Yiddish, and was extremely conversant in Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, and… Read More »

Album Review: “Honky Château” — Elton John (1972)

Honky Château could almost be described as the quintessential album of Elton John’s “early” period. It retained the classic line-up of Sir Elton on vocals and keyboards, Davey Johnston on guitars, Dee Murray on bass, and Nigel Olsson on drums/percussion. That core group would contribute music and backing vocals to almost every track, along with a few… Read More »

Disney Running Logo for the 2014 Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, or: “Why don’t you tell me what’s going on…”

If you’re a longtime reader of this blog — and by longtime I mean about 2 years, because that’s as far back as we go here at Hokey Industries Intl. — then you’ve done this dance four times with me now. So why not a fifth? And to you newer readers, welcome to our Run… Read More »