Archive for July, 2008

Photos for the Slideshow?

July 31st, 2008

It was recently suggested by C. (to-tha) G. that I talk more about the wedding stuffs since I am (as many of you may be) going through it at this very point in my life. So I thought I'd feel all y'all out and give it a try.

As somewhat of a computer guy, now is the time when things start getting interesting (I'll explain below). We're down to the wire, and up until now, I've pretty much been a spectator/supporter. The lady has been taking on a lot of the load (props to her!). Things like flowers, centerpieces, her wedding dress, the bridesmaids' dresses, cake selection, tsuru (crane) folding, etc. I'm your typical guy: "anything is fine." (Notice how I didn't say "I don't care" future husbands to be? *grin*)

In any case, why am I now starting to pay attention? It's getting to the juicy portion of the show. With a decent amount of computer skills, I can come in handy when it comes to things like the customization of the invitation, or the slideshow. Verrrry interesting. *rubbing hands together*

Hence this post.

How does one narrow down the photos for the slideshow?

I was told that 30 per section is the norm:
* 30 for you (which includes individual shots growing up, with friends and with family)
* 30 for the lady (ditto)
* 30 together

How the heck?

With this age of digital photos, I must have like a billion photos to choose from for the slideshow. It doesn't help that I'm a slight (ok mayjah) ham when it comes to making faces in photos. And since the idea is to entertain your guests with funny/memorable photos, how on earth are you supposed squeeze these in?

Talk to me!
* Anybody have any tricks up their sleeves on how to select the right photos?
* Got any funny wedding slideshow stories to share?
* Got any wedding slideshow horror stories to share?
* As guests, what kinda photos do you like to see?

Help a brutha out! Or the following may have to make the cut! 😛

Rear Naked Choke!
Rear Naked Choke Son!

(the sister's gonna kill me! *grin*)

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 30, 2008

July 30th, 2008

OK, so you figured out my photo from last week (see zoomed out photo below) before the week was up, so I'm here to present an all new one this week. Even more challenging than ever before. Scurred? You should be. But knowing you geniuses, someone will probably get it fast kine, which will make me cry like a lil' baby. Das ok, one of these days I will stump you Muhahahaha! Could it be this week? You decide!

 Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto?
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 30, 2008

Post your guesses below holmes. This time, no soup, er hints for you! You guys are too akamai for dis. *grin*

Just FYI, here's the answer from last week's contest, even though you already got it. Congrats to MoOgooGuypAN and Coconut Willy's wifey for the brain power!

La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 23, 2008 - Answer
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 23, 2008 - Answer: La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls

Happy Hump Day y'all. See ya!

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FREE Movie Pass Giveaway: Pineapple Express - WINNER!

July 29th, 2008

Congratulations goes to liane for being the lucky winner to my FREE Movie Pass Giveaway: Pineapple Express contest for her hilarious stoner story.

i never got stoned, but my friend did when she was in high school… she did it that one time and never again since. five years later, i’m pregnant at her house and dying for snack. and i find brownies she made. knowing she hasn’t done weed in YEARS, i still was ultra paranoid to eat them, more so because i was pregnant and didn’t want to have stoner baby. i spent 20 minutes trying to wake her up to find out if the brownies had weed in them. she thought i was crazy and ON WEED myself to even believe that she would make those kinds of brownies. i thought she was on weed b/c it took me 20 minutes to get a straight answer out of her. it got to a point where i was yelling, “is there weed in the brownies!!! i’m hungry for a snack but i don’t want to get high!!!” maybe that’s lame, but it was hilarious to me.

She joins JMAW and Miss Pris as the 3rd winner to these oh so exciting giveaways:

Please help me congratulate liane y'all!

Oooh, is tomorrow Where in Hawaii Wednesday awwwready? *grin*

Hilarious Sights from the MMA Weekend

July 28th, 2008

OK, so if you're an MMA fan, you probably already saw the weekend's action, so I won't go into it in much detail, but there were a few things I saw that just cracked me up! And I just gotsta know if the following were just as amusing to you as they were to me.

CBS had its second major event on network television on Saturday, which featured the Lawler vs. Smith rematch. The formula was pretty much the same for the event, which included an unpolished (as usual) Frank Shamrock behind the mic, but the more distracting thing about him was his BRACES! Did anyone else crack up with me when they saw that??? I must admit, he is getting a little better at making it seem like he's not reading the prompter word for word, but the braces and his inability to speak normally just threw everything off for me completely.

In the Jake Shields / Nick "The Goat" Thompson Welterweight title match, Thompson's repulsive beard made me laugh as well. He really did look like a goat with that thang. A billygoat.

Lastly, though aired the night before, Friday's edition of Inside MMA cracked me up the hardest so I saved the best for last! Co-host Kenny Rice had a progressively worse sweatfest as the show continued. At the top of the show, he mentioned that the A/C in the Osaka-Jo Hall (the site of this week's show) had been shut off. In the beginning you could see Kenny and Bas start to glisten with moisture. As the show went on, Bas kept his relative cool, while Kenny kept a' drippin'. His forehead started to bead, his neck collar started to drench, and at one point, he pulled out his handkerchief and wiped his face mid-question! In the closing segment of the show, they cut back to Kenny and Bas and it looked like he was drained and ready to faint. His hair was drenched, collar undone (with tie removed) and eyes barely open. It looked bad, but I couldn't help but laugh my butt off. Poor, poor Kenny... I hope he's ok.

P.S. Congrats to "Goose" Gossage for his recent induction into the baseball Hall of Fame!
P.P.S. Don't forget to comment for your chance to see Pineapple Express for FREE! 🙂

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FREE Movie Pass Giveaway: Pineapple Express

July 26th, 2008

Well, I'm back at it again. Doing the 3rd FREE Movie Pass Giveaway for all y'all. From the guys who brought you Superbad, it's Pineapple Express, starring Seth Rogan and James Franco.

Since Pineapple Express is a stoner movie (which I don't condone *grin*), how about posting your favorite stoner story below? (it doesn't necessarily have to be about you! ;P ) The best one wins the pass (good for two)! If you don't have a stoner story, just post why you wanna see the movie.

Da Details:
WHO: You and a homey
WHAT: FREE Advance Screening Movie Pass (good for two) to Pineapple Express
WHEN: Monday, August 4, 2008 at 7:30PM (opens to the public on August 5)
WHERE: Ward Theaters 16 - 1044 Auahi Street, Honolulu
WHY: Cause you read my blog brah!
HOW: 1) Post your favorite stoner story or 2) why you want to see this movie. Best one wins!

Ed's Easy Rules:

  • I will pick da lucky buggah by next week Friday (08/01) or earlier.
  • Once the winner is selected, I'll contact you via email so we can coordinate a time and place to give you the pass, OR, if it's easier, I can leave it here (at Oceanic) for you to pick up (during normal business hours).
  • Please be sure you are actually able to attend (or know someone who can) because I'd hate to pick the winner, only to find out that you can't make it.
  • Acceptance of the pass means you will not hold me or Oceanic Time Warner Cable liable for anything whatsoever.

The Official Rules (fine print on the pass itself):

  • Please arrive early as seating is limited and on a first-come, first served basis. This pass does not guarantee admission, is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash. Screening is overbooked to ensure capacity. This pass is the property of Columbia Pictures who reserves the right to admit or refuse access to the theater at the discretion of an authorized representative. No one will be admitted after the screening begins.
  • This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending this screening, you consent to surveillance by security personnel. By attending, you agree not to bring any recording device (including certain types of mobile phones which have recording capability) into the theater. By attending, you also consent to physical search of your belongings and person for recording devices. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device, you consent to your immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device and its contents. Unauthorized recordings will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.

About the Movie:
Lazy stoner Dale Denton (Seth Rogan) has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver (James Franco): to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop (Rosie Perez) and the city's most dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole), he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him. And it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia; incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express.



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