Archive for August, 2009

Funday Monday: Women Make It Better

August 31st, 2009
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Happy last day of the month y'all! :)

Imma gonna be pretty slammed today with all of the end-of-the-month deadlines, but I wanted to post a quickie quote I got the other day in an email from my friend Joanna.

It's borderline risque (1st and last sentences), borderline sexist (3rd and 4th sentences), but all for fun. So no get your panties in a bunch k?

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, you better be ready to receive a ton of shhh."

Talk to me!
* Let's make a fun little game out of this shall we?

- If you're a man, fill in the following blanks: If you give a man a __________, he'll give you __________.
- If you're a woman, fill in the following blanks: If you give a woman a __________, she'll give you __________.

In fact, for kicks, fill in the blanks for either sentence. That should make for an interesting conversation down below don'tchathink. :P But remember... PLAY NICE! Well... relatively... ;)

Since I have to fo sho play nice and be politically correct, I'll start with my tame/boring one:

- If you give a man a remote, he'll give you peace and quiet for hours on end.
- If you give a woman (at a club in Hawaii) a look, she'll give you nothing. At least they did to me back in the day. Ahaha, nah! :P

Your turn! Fill in da blanks!

Fave Five Friday - Hawaii's Worst Parking Lots

August 28th, 2009
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This one's been on my "to do" list for quite some time, but I just never got a chance to get around to it. A recent visit to Mililani Shopping Center refreshed my memory.

We've all experienced it. Bad parking lots. Whether it be too few parking stalls (for the demand) or just plain poor architecture/engineering, some of Hawaii's parking structures are pretty horrible and it's time to call them out on it. Not necessarily to make them do anything about it, but more just to have a friendly monku session amongst family. 8) Y'all ready? Let's do this!

  1. Pearl Kai - I have just 4 words: REE-DON-KU-LOUS!
  2. Hyatt Waikiki - this was suggested by a co-worker. Talk about narrow and dangerous. And on top of that parking is supah rare. Then again, it is Waikiki, so...
  3. Discovery Bay Center - recent trips to Bombay and Buffalo Wild Wings made me learn more about why I'm not very fond of this structure. The stalls are insanely packed (tight) together and at the weirdest angles. Not to mention, they share the lot with some rent a car place. Just weird.
  4. Mililani Shopping Center/Costco - there is like NEVER any parking here, which I guess is a good thing because bidness is going well. But still... I sometimes avoid going here because I know what the parking sitch is gonna be like. :\
  5. Anywhere with dumb drivers- drivers who don't know how to stay in their lines! Ho da irraz!

As I was putting this list together, I was like WTH!? These can't be the worst. I know I'm missing some. Ah, I'm sure your lists will refresh my memory. Holla atcho boy!

Happy VHO7V Friday and have an awesome weekend k? Shoots!

WWE Fantasy Football Draft Results

August 28th, 2009
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Another quality post that I'm sure will get 1000s 100s 10smaybe 1? comment below... Riiiight? :P But seriously, it's Friday, so I thought I'd give y'all a break from thinking and send those of you - who are remotely interested in Fantasy Football - into the weekend with some mindless giggles. As you may or may not have known, we've started our inaugural WWE Fantasy Football League draft with 10 brave participants...

1 - che
2 - bB
3 - Coconut Willy
4 - S Ticket
5 - kuya.d
6 - World Wide Ed
7 - NeedaHobby
8 - BananaFysh
9 - soogs
10 - mypassionbucketisfull

and in that order, we've been drafting aimlessly (or at least I have). You can click on the link below to watch the results in real time, or as often as we can get to it.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Ammhi5mKNsw7dE1rSmxWV2RDRDFBT3MtWHJVNUlEX0E&hl=en

Check out how the teams are starting to stack up below. In the comment area below that, feel free to laugh, cry, yell in anger or otherwise harass us with your tips, advice, words of wisdom, or silence. Hopefully, not the silence part though. :P And WWE playaz, feel free to trash talk up in hurr as well.

che
QB Peyton Manning
RB Adrian Peterson
RB Ryan Grant
WR Desean Jackson
WR Santana Moss
R/W Felix Jones
R/W 
TE Tony Gonzalez

Bench Ben Roethlisberger
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF Pittsburgh

bB
QB Matt Ryan
RB Michael Turner
RB Darren McFadden
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Greg Jennings
R/W Derrick Ward
R/W Braylon Edwards
TE 
K Stephen Gostkowski
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF New York Giants

Coconut Willy
QB Drew Brees
RB DeAngelo Williams
RB Thomas Jones
WR Steve Smith
WR Roy Williams
R/W Willie Parker
R/W Julius Jones
TE Antonio Gates

Bench Hines Ward
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

S-Ticket
QB 
RB Matt Forte
RB Clinton Portis
WR Wes Welker
WR Bernard Berrian
R/W Marion Barber
R/W Beanie Wells
TE Dallas Clark

Bench Matt Schaub
Bench Lance Moore
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

kuya.d
QB Tom Brady
RB Maurice Jones-Drew
RB Kevin Smith
WR Dwayne Bowe
WR Vincent Jackson
R/W Joseph Addai
R/W Steve Breaston
TE 

Bench Kevin Walter
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF Baltimore

World Wide Ed
QB Jay Cutler
RB LaDainian Tomlinson
RB Brandon Jacobs
WR Marques Colston
WR Brandon Marshall
R/W Terrell Owens
R/W Knowshon Moreno
TE 

Bench Jamal Lewis
Bench Carson Palmer
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

NeedaHobby
QB Philip Rivers
RB Steven Jackson
RB Ronnie Brown
WR Larry Fitzgerald
WR Anthony Gonzalez
R/W Santonio Holmes
R/W Reggie Bush
TE Chris Cooley
K Jason Elam
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

BananaFysh
QB Donovan McNabb
RB Frank Gore
RB Pierre Thomas
WR Andre Johnson
WR Reggie Wayne
R/W Chad Ochocinco
R/W Ray Rice
TE Greg Olsen

Bench Domenik Hixon
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

soogs
QB Aaron Rodgers
RB Steve Slaton
RB Marshawn Lynch
WR Randy Moss
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh
R/W Larry Johnson
R/W Donald Brown
TE Jason Witten

Bench Donnie Avery
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

mypassionbucketisfull
QB Kurt Warner
RB Chris Johnson
RB Brian Westbrook
WR Roddy White
WR Anquan Boldin
R/W Cedric Benson
R/W Eddie Royal
TE 

Bench Tony Romo
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

Don't you want that 10 minutes of your life I wasted back? Sorry! :P Shoots! Have a good weekend y'all! :)

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 26, 2009

August 26th, 2009
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I actually thought hell froze over last week and I had miraculously stumped y'all, but with a few, subtle hints sprinkled here and there, mcatwas able to capture her(?) first victory when she correctly guessed Sunnyside! Congrats McCat! Be honest, was Google your friend or are you actually from the Central O? :P

I'm thinking this week's one may be a tad challenging, but who am I kidding? I'm sure you'll get it pretty quick! I'm just hoping that I cropped out enough of the pic to make it last longer than two guesses. 8) Go getum gang!

Where In Hawaii Is Edward Sugimoto? - August 26, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 26, 2009

Hints: No need!


Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle!

P.S. Adding this footnote to all future WIH posts... If any of y'all have pics you'd like to contribute to the "Where In Hawaii" game, feel free to email them to me and I'll post um up in future blogs! And yes, you aren't allowed to guess on those days! LOL! :P

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

Box Full of Memories

August 24th, 2009
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So all day Friday and all day yesterday, I had to help the 'rents clean up/organize for an up coming garage sale. Their neighbors were having one so they (the 'rents) thought it would be a good idea to piggy back on that and have one of their own as well. Granted their crib has become a storage facility of sorts (hey, their house is bigger :P ), and loads of the junk in their garage is probably mine, but to have me slave over boxes and boxes of random stuff from my elementary school days!? (OK, ok, I know... it IS my responsibility.... das why I wuz dea! ;) )

As I went through these boxes, memory after memory kept appearing before my very eyes. Old cassette singles or "mixes" of songs that marked a certain point in my life, old birthday/graduation cards, yearbooks, and even photos and letters from yesteryear. If I had any kind of emotion, I may have actually shed a tear or two. 8)

(BTW, you know you're a product of the Internet when you look at old school photos and tell yourself, "That would be classic on Facebook!")

One of the funniest things was reading what my friends wrote in my yearbook, er, actually how they wrote it. We used to talk so differently back then eh?

"Wuz fun having you in my [insert class name here] class!"

"Stay cool!"

"Have one good summah!"

"K-den, see you next year. Frenz fo-evah!"

Ahahahahaha! Those made me almost cry (with laughter that is)!

But the more I read, the more I cherished the friendships I have - to this day - with all of them. We've been through a lot and will continue to go through more "for-evah"!

K, before I get too mushy on y'all let's get to the part where I ask for your feedback.

Talk to me!
* Share one or more of your favorite memories from back in the day.
* First crush?
* First car?
* Favorite hang out?

Mine would have to be when "the boys" were all single and looking to mingle. LOL! We thought we were all bomb, cruising Waiks in our hand-me-down car, complete with body kit and boom in the back. Then we'd hit up Tower Records before heading to Brian's to shoot some pool and play Street Fighter. After unsuccessfully meeting quality girls, we'd go to Zippy's late night, before heading home. Then, we'd call each other on the Wonderphone and do it all over again. When we were older, we'd replace Waiks and Tower Records with work, Brian's with Oceans, and Zippy's with Zippy's. Awww... those were the days. :P

What say you?