Archive for April, 2009

Survey Thursday - The Story Behind Your Nickname?

April 30th, 2009
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* What's the story behind your online nickname?

Creating an online persona is fun for many of us and our online "name" is just one part of that fun. Some of us use our real name as part of our "handle" or screen name (e.g. frankie, Kel. Sr., rayboyjr.), while others go with something totally off-da-wall (e.g. MoOgooGuypAN, BananaFysh, S Ticket). This blog is meant to uncover the mystery that is your name, while giving you a chance to share a little more about yourself to the WWE `ohana. And no worries, even if your name is pretty straight forward (e.g. NeedaHobby, HNL2LAS, hemajang) we wanna know the real meaning and why it's significant to you. Dig down deep folks. :)

Speaking of hemajang, he recently asked this question to me:

The big question for me is...how come WWE when most of your posts are local specific?

Which prompted me to dig this one out of the idea box and post it! So here we are. Check out the meaning behind my name below and den post yours k? Shoots!

World Wide Ed was actually a nickname I had back at UH (that, and sedward, the UH email account name I had at the time). I was a columnist for the Ka Leo O Hawaii student newspaper and wrote a column under the same banner (World Wide Ed), for its similarity to the phrase World Wide Web, a topic in which I covered. That's pretty much it. Kinda boring, but I'm sure the stories behind your names will be much more interesting. Share share!

P.S. To make things even more interesting, try and take a stab at guessing the meaning behind someone else's name too. *grin* Or what about explaining your "other" nickname(s)?


Results from last week (Do You Facebook?)

  • Yes: 12 (DA WINNAH!)
  • No: 11

Hooo! Talk about a tight race!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - April 29, 2009

April 29th, 2009
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Supah big mahalos to all of you for your kind words on yesterday's bloggy blog and for telling me that WIH was one of your favorite blogs. To show my appreciation, I will special post your favorite Where In Hawaii blog on this non-Wednesday. Oh, it's Wednesday? Oops. At least the thought was there right? ;)

Last weekgetITon got the place correct, but the dish incorrect. But since this is WHERE in Hawaii (and not WHAT in Hawaii like NeedaHobby suggested) (let's)getITon is da big winnah! Congrats yo!!

If any of you know anything about me, this one will probably be pretty easy, as I go here often. That's all I'm-a-gonna say. Ack, I said too much. Go!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - April 29, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - April 29, 2009

Hint: Burgers? Really? Hmm...


 

Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle!

Talk to me!
* Whose getting peaced out this week for American Idol?
* Tuesday Dancing With the Stars dish?
* Tuesday Biggest Loser dish?
* Tuesday earthquake rainstorm in B.I.? Hope you guys are ok!
* Excited for X-Men Origins: Wolverine this week?

MMA Dish (some of you mentioned an interest in MMA so I'm putting a feeler out there. :P )
* Anyone heard of this Fedor vs. Shinya Aoki matchup? Can't find it anywhere on TV. Not even HDNet. Are they airing it? I know it's interesting for the fans, but isn't this just a lose-lose situation for Fedor?
* Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin has been booked for the UFC 101 card. Picks? Thoughts on Silva's last performance?
* Thoughts on Michael Bisping's cocky attitude on this season of TUF?
* Thoughts on Tom Atencio's (Affliction's President) upcoming MMA fight?
* Predictions for Evans vs. Machida? Brown vs. Faber 2? Nate Diaz vs. Scott Smith? Overeem vs. Brett Rogers?
* Interested in seeing the new movie Fighting?

Happy Hump Day Where In Hawaii Wednesday y'all. :) Shooooots!

Happy Birthday to WWE-eeeeee!

April 28th, 2009
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A year ago to the day, the world was fortunately unfortunately exposed to the mind of me, and I hereby apologize.

You see, the peeps at the 'tiser opened thangs up for me in the backend *snicker* and shortly thereafter, the first ever World Wide Ed blog (to the Advertiser community) - simply entitled "Aloooooha!" - was born (in the USA)!

Things were slow at first, as I tried to find my place amongst the big dogs *woof WOOF* like Stephen Tsai's "The Warrior Beat," and Catherine Toth's "The Daily Dish," but eventually, I found my virtual footing and carved a cozy little niche out for myself and you fun, faithful readers.

Hoooo! I can't believe it's already been a year! *wipes away Visine induced tears* As some of you mentioned in yesterday's blog, time really does fly when you're having fun eh? It still amazes me that there were THAT many topics to write about on the daily. Sure, I did miss a few days here and thurr due to travel, holidays, and a little thing called a wedding, but for the most part, I was pretty on top of it wouldn't ya say?

In fact, if my math is correct (and don't truss' me 'cause I suck at math), I probably wrote about 261 posts, give or take a few.

365 (days in the year)
- 104 (weekend days)
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= 261 actual week days of possible WWE blogs

OK, I checked out our backend *snicker* and saw that I actually posted 200 fitty blogs! (I tol' you my math sucks!) Either way, I think that's quite a feat if I do say so myself. *bends over and waits for a pat on the back* (*snicker*) In theory, if I continue this blog on that torrid pace for the next 30 years of my life, I would've bored you to tears with 7,500 posts! Seventy five HUNNY!

Scurred?

Don't be.

It'll be all good in the 'hood going forward. Trust.

I think I'm finally getting the hang of this. No more posts about nails, my broken mandible or MMA. I heard you (or rather, I didn't hear you at all in the comments) loud and clear. Jeez, and it only took me a year to finally get it! Ha!

Mahalos to each and errry one of you for reading. E Komo Mai to those coming by way of seeing my spooky face in today's paper. Whether you're new and this is your first hit of WWE, or you need to be sent to WWEA pretty soon, I send mad love to you! Please continue to read and post your feedback in the comment area. That's really what keeps me going. I love reading and interacting with the `ohana we got goin' on here. You guys are the ones who make this blog fun for me! Keep it up yo!

Talk to me (Help a brutha improve WWE)!
* What was your favorite post?
* What was your least favorite post?
* What do you want to see more of? Less of? (Be honest, I can takeum!)
* What's missing?
* How can I improve?
* What prompts you to want to comment/participate?
* Hints for future posts?
* Some of your favorite WWE memories/highlights of the last year?
* What's the biggest thing that happened to you in the last year?
* What do you hope to do in the next year?

Here are my answers. Post yours below k?

* What was your favorite post? - The Fun Day Monday: You Know You're Local If... post cause we made triple digit history with that one son! LOL!

* What was your least favorite post? - The MMA Television Programming posts because it took like FOREVER to put together and nobody ever commented on it. :(

* What do you want to see more of? Less of? - More comments, less low comment counts. ;)

* What's missing? - Guest posts. Will try to get more of y'all involved with posts of your own for us to dish on.

* How can I improve? - I'm all ears!

* What prompts you to want to comment/participate? - ditto the above

* Hints for future posts? - Yes please. 8)

* Some of your favorite WWE memories/highlights of the last year? - the appearance and disappearance and reappearance of Chicken Grease (he was actually my first ever commenter, and it was a positive one at that. In fact, it was so good that it jump started my drive to make this place good), giving away free movie passes to readers like JMAW, Miss Priss, and liane, talking high school supremacy shmack with frankie, celebrating the Phillies' World Series victory with uncle jimmy, starting and growing the Where in Hawaii series (and being flattered by a few copycats 8) ), scratching my head at Helen's ridiculous comments, the funny wedding jokes and videos like the Best Man Blunder Video, making up nicknames for all of you, the thank yous for my periodic PSA posts, the turning point from single digit daily comment counts to double digit daily comment counts (woo hoo!), assigning roles (hunter, chef, law enforcement, etc.) on our desert island, the birth of Scott's boy, standing up to tita leerz (and getting pwned! in the process), brightening the start of your work week with Fun Day Mondays, getting my blogs hijacked for totally unrelated topics :P , the moderation bot's strange rules/flags, kuya.d's successful "Prom Songs" guest post, the "Good Morning"'s from M, the lowdown from the female perspective from snow, NeedaHobby, skycastles, kako_mochi, kate, YN and mcat, the sage lecturing advice from hemajang, MakiSushi, Coconut Willy, Kage and Kel Sr. (and jr.), the humor of Ynaku, bB, and rayboyjr, the periodic appearances of Dave, Syxx, BananaFysh, S Ticket, che, zzzzzz, Lose Money, soogs, miLL-viLLe, EMM386, HNL2LAS, Paco, Takeshi, MoOgooGuypAN, L, and Bre, being the first 'tiser blogger to break the Susan Boyle story, collecting names for our future WWE Fantasy Football league, seeing new faces come out of lurk mode, learning what VHO7V meant, and much more! Keep the memories a-comin'!

* What's the biggest thing that happened to you in the last year? - Hands down, da big dance, fo shizzle.

* What do you hope to do in the next year? - Plan and take an RV trip, interview more Hawaii celebs (BJ Penn, Shane Victorino, Colbie Caillat, holla atcho boy!), etc.

Thanks again for sticking with me for the last year. Here's to another 7,250 or so y'all (yeah, I used a calculator for that one... whut!?)! Hehe, Shooooots!

Why Men Don't Live As Long As Women

April 27th, 2009
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tita leerz is responsible for this one... that jerk. Hehe, nah! She wen forward me this to post for you guys. Enjoy!

Standing on a bucket on TOP of a ladder, brilliant.
Standing on a bucket on TOP of a ladder, brilliant.

That CAN'T be right.
That CAN'T be right.

Ummmm at least someone's holding the ladder steady
Ummmm at least someone's holding the ladder steady

Isn't this a violation of the seatbelt laws?
Isn't this a violation of the seatbelt laws?

Shouldn't he be wearing a lifejacket?? (Also fits under you might be a red neck!)
Shouldn't he be wearing a lifejacket?? (Also fits under you might be a red neck!)

Wonder what HE makes an hour? It can't be enough.
Wonder what HE makes an hour? It can't be enough.

Who needs a truck?
Who needs a truck?

Oh yeah, THAT's safe!
Oh yeah, THAT's safe!

HMMM, maybe he couldn't see the huge yellow sign that said CLEARANCE.
HMMM, maybe he couldn't see the huge yellow sign that said CLEARANCE.

Hey, I strapped it down!
Hey, I strapped it down!

Hey, he has a special license to drive that truck.
Hey, he has a special license to drive that truck.

No problem, I can see through the holes.
No problem, I can see through the holes.

It starts at a young age and men just get worse.
It starts at a young age and men just get worse.

You hold it while I whack it with this hammer.
You hold it while I whack it with this hammer.

A new OSHA approved substitute for ladders.
A new OSHA approved substitute for ladders.

Ropes are for sissies.
Ropes are for sissies.

All I wanna know is, HOW?
All I wanna know is, HOW?

In a hurry?
In a hurry?

I can cut it down AND load it in the truck!!
I can cut it down AND load it in the truck!!

and finally...

Why Men Shouldn't Take Messages

Why Men Shouldn't Take Messages
Why Men Shouldn't Take Messages

Pretty funny yeah? That last one is da bes'!

In our defense though, it's not very clear who is driving in some of those car ones (gas tank, bridge, etc.). Right fellas? *grin* Not pointing any fingers, but perhaps it wasn't actually the male species behind the wheel? I'm just sayin'... :P

Talk to me!
* Which pic is your favorite?
* Ever seen or heard of any of the above happening closer to home?
* Men: sound off (defend our honor)!
* Women: add fuel to the fiyah (give it to us)!

It's WWE's 1st birthday party celebration tomorrow yo! Yeah YEAH! We're gonna be promo'd in the physical paper too! Awwwright!

Support the paper and pick one up and then come back here to join the party online a-ight!? Shoots! :)

P.S. Check out my Spam Jam article just posted today!

Spam Jam Thank You Ma'am!
Spam Jam Thank You Ma'am!

Fave Five Friday - Drinks

April 24th, 2009
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Buy me drinky drinky?

I could've sworn we covered this topic already in a previous Fave Five list, but looking back at the archives, I don't see it, so hurr we goooo!

Personally, I'm-a-gonna have to make separate lists 'cause my favorite drinks differ based on when and where I yam. OK, let's do this!

At the crib:

  1. Water - We filter ours using one of dem Brita water pitchers from Costco. Now that's what I call high quality H2O. ;)
  2. Apple Juice - Those 1 gallon, two-packs, again purchased from Costco. YUM!
  3. Vitamin Water - We used to tank these often, but it got expensive real quick. Speaking of which, aren't their new commercials just hilarious! They even have a fake microsite! Classic!
  4. Calpico - Pops won a whole case in a golf tourney so wifey and I took a bunch home with us. The Aloe flavored one is not as bad as it sounds and is actually pretty good, FYI.
  5. Primo - She go with poke right after work!

In the Club:

  1. (Almost) Anything on draught - Can't go wrong with the stuffs straight from the tap
  2. Heiney - I used to like it better when I was the only one in the club green bottling. Now, errone is doing it which kinda sucks. :( Gotta switch it up now. Good thing I hardly go clubbing anymore. Ha!
  3. Orange Juice - when I don't feel like boozing it up, I go O.J. Figgah it's cheap and somewhat healthy (good way to get my Vitamin C).
  4. Jack and Coke - anything with Coke is a go.
  5. Bud Light - tastes like water, but when there's nothing else... Can't forget to send a shout out to Corona for nostalgia's sake. Makes me remember back to a time when drinking it with the lime wedge at the old Oceans on Thursday nights was cool. LOL!

Dining Out:

  1. Water (with a straw) :P - sometimes the taps/pitchers/cups at the joints I go to are questionable.
  2. Coke (with a straw) 8) - I usually get this when I go to the places above. Figgah, they can't contaminate the Coke dispenser too can they? Hehe! Coke goes well with burger and fry kine places no?
  3. Asahi - any time I go to a Japanese restaurant, this is a guaranz ballbaranz! Just goes with the food. Oh, and green tea too.
  4. Authentic-tasting Nippon Green Tea - see above
  5. When in Rome... - I like to change the brand of beer I drink, depending on where I am. Tsingtao at Chinese restaurants, Corona at Mexican restaurants, Singha at Thai restaurants, Moretti at Italian restaurants, etc.

Sum'more:

  1. Pocari Sweat - drink of choice when walking/running around the muthaland.
  2. Anything Hawaiian Sun - pretty much everything in their lineup is onos.
  3. Ito En Natural Fruit Teas - Mmmm, but kinda expensive at Stan Sheriff! :(

So what say you? Post your list(s) below a-ight? Happy VHO7V Friday folks! Be safe and have a nice, fun weekend k? Shoots!

P.S. Any kiddies out dea reading... remember... no drink until you stay of age k? 8)
P.P.S. Any social drinkers out dea reading... remember... drink responsibly... no drink and drive k?