Monday, November 24, 2014

The new "Corridor"

Well, we are getting some people in the new Corridor interested in the floors we dance on. Laminate flooring can be installed over many existing floors, including wood, tile, vinyl, and linoleum. This corridor is just going there by itself. Barber's Point to Ewa Beach and straight up to the North Shore. And we can all avoid the Rail Catastrophe.

"If the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body - then
that means that only left handed people are in their right mind?"

Portable Dance Floor: Most laminate flooring systems are floating, which means they do not fasten directly to the plywood subfloor (or existing flooring material) with nails or glue. Rather, they utilize an interlocking system that is held together with an adhesive. The adhesive holds the flooring material together, while allowing the subfloor below to move independently of the laminate. The adhesive also helps seal off the core material from surface moisture. I don't know of any on Oahu, perhaps someone out there can enlighten us.

"Golden Tango" by Barney Ross

Many manufacturers now offer glueless, snap-together systems that require no fasteners or adhesives. These can be installed temporarily, in a cafeteria for instance. Perhaps even over the weekend and used on a couple of consecutive nights. Kalealoa seems to be looking better all the time.

Kapolei Dancers will achieve these things overnight? Not likely.

We are due for chilly weather shortly so it will not be such a pressing need until next year. The means of getting the warm air that is in the top layers in our present dancing locations, removing it from the top of the room and allowing the cooler air to come in at the bottom.  The air outside remains pretty cool. There are some smart people out there that will figure how to do this.

The new Corridor reader/dancers are gradually feeling their oats. They are beginning to realize that they are members of a very good group of human beings who also happen to be dancers. It has just been overlooked for too long. In Kapolei the Rail Fiasco has reinforced the need for Second City and the thinking with it. A place nearby to work and I coulda been home in 20 minutes.

"The Following Sea" by Don Ho

Have you read the mess the Fat Cats in Honolulu are making in Kakaako? They don't worry about the increase in traffic jams. It's the money, Sonny. It's the bread, Fred. Millions and millions of dollars in pure profits. Lucky the taxpayer can afford it. The price of milk, eggs and bread going up? Of course.

"Tomorrow is simply an extension of today, and likely won't be any better
or worse than today, unless we make it so,"