Archive for March, 2009

We Did It Again.... VLOG Now Up!

March 26th, 2009
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If you haven't noticed by now, I've been trying to give away tickets to the 2009 First Hawaiian Bank International Auto Show but there were no takers.  :sad:

You don't have to be in the position to buy a new car - we know most of us can't at the moment - but if you're a car or truck enthusiast it's the perfect venue..... plus it's FREE!

Since no one wants 'em, I thought I'd bring a little bit of da car show to you!

* But if you're still interested in the tickets, let me know! *

So hea's a few of da cars - some with price tags - :shock: - and while I don't know most of the cars names.... I'll let you guess wat they are called... like a game.  :wink:

CLICK HEA IF YOU NO CAN SEE DA PICS

 


Guess how much?................................ :shock:
$1,000,000.00+
Seriously..... no joke. They have a guard sitting sitting right next to da car for make surah nobody touch 'em.

 

 


Weird design of da year award.....

 


And hea's da inside roof. :roll:

 


Hey Uncle Rodney! Pimp yo' ride! :grin:

 


How's dat engine! A V10!!! Vvvvvrrrrrrooooom!

 

Also got to hob-nob with some high profile people too.......


A man can dream.... can't he? :grin:

 

     

SHOUT OUT: Just want to send out a HUGEMANGEOUS Mahalos to 2B for helping WWD! with da "backstage" passes! It was great to "run amock" at da car show! :wink:

And anoddah HUGEMANGEOUS Mahalos to Greg Yamamoto (Honolulu Advertiser's photog/videographer) for running da video shoot..... yeah, da newsroom requested a WWD! VLOG again since people was asking for anoddah one. :shock:

And since he's always "behind da camera", hea's a shot of him...... still behind da camera.


Greg's on da right.... obviously

Once it's up live I'll post a link here so you guys can check 'em out so check back often.... please. :wink:

But no buss my olo's if not up to par cause had choke pressuah for make 'em "good". :grin:

 

 

**** VIDEO IS NOW UP! - CLICK HEA' FOR SEE 'EM! ****

btw, Greg da videographer, asked dat you please "rate" da video (left hand side with da stars) if you liked it or not.

 

Enjoy & Mahalaos!

Not Volleyball This Time...

March 25th, 2009
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We've begun baseball practices recently and let me tell ya there's no shortage of drama at Salt Lake.

Relax, no repeat of da volleyball fiasco last year (yet).  :roll:

Besides already stressing out that I got nearly a full team of inexperienced players (I feel a whole new batch of white hairs coming out), we have to share the field with what appears to be approximately five or six flag football teams ranging in age from 7 - 12.

If you haven't ever been to Salt Lake District Park Makai (w/ the pool), the field is HUGEMANGEOUS! There's two full sized baseball fields along with a smaller one and even with three fields, there's still CHOKE room inbetween.

But as you would have guessed by now, the flag football teams aren't practicing there. Instead, they are in our shallow left field, center field and right field. Our baseball team has the permit to the near baseball field and they have the permit for the field inbetween the baseball fields. In fact, we're the only baseball team practicing there so they, flag football teams, in essence can practice anywhere.

Yesterday, as our players were warming up (throwing balls) the flag football players walk right next to our last player and right behind to get to their practice without so much as to watch out for a ball.

Uh, we're practicing... and the ball we throw is HARD.

Lucky for them, I've trained our players to be conscience of lolo's like that so they stop and wait for them to clear. Then I see a handful of 5 year olds running THROUGH the warmups and what do their parents do?

Uh, nothing..... cause they're nowhere to be seen! Oh, there they are..... sitting in their car!

Now that's just the tip of the iceberg! They not only walk - I should say saunter cause they ALL take their sweet a$$ time! - through our practice, they even have the nerve to walk through our infield and through our dugout entrance just to get to their part of the field. What I don't get is that they could walk around the FENCED area just as easily but more importantly, not disturb another team and be protected from a wayward baseball.

It's really irras cause it happens to us everyday, twice a day. They start after us and finish before us and you would think by the 7th time they would catch da hint by now! I've been patient and even more so because I know that this will be their last week on the field but still... no can dat kine!

During our stretches, one "coach" even had the nerve to "eye" me out..... and then move his cones to the edge of our infield! Boy, I was about to go postal on his okole!

Woooo-saaaa....... woooo-saaaa.

I just used it as an example to our players that they should be more aware and respectful of other people and to not act like those jerks ever.

Later, I adjust our practice to work "around them" and what happens at the end of flag football practice? A bunch of five year olds just runs through our outfield drills (balls getting hit HARD to our outfielders standing in right field) and no parent saying anything like, "Stop (child's name)!" or "Go around!".

Nada.

So one misses an oblivious keiki and we hold up practice to let them pass. Then as we're about to begin again, adults walk RIGHT next to and just behind our outfield players making them wait while they talk amongst themselves not even noticing that they are walking through six players standing in the middle of the field.

Adults. ADULTS are acting like that!

WASSAP WIT DAT!

That was the first wave.......

As the second wave approached we hit a few balls again to our outfielders standing in right field to "hint" to them that we're not only practicing live but they're about to walk into a "danger zone".

Hint not taken.

That was the last straw. I was hoping they'd have enough common sense or at least the respect of a sportsman to give courtesy to a practicing team but nope, time to go medieval on them. As I walk from home plate to the outfield to let them know that a baseball team is on the field, I just heard a deep resonating voice from the end of the fence,

"GO AROUND!       HEY!      GO AROUND!!!      CAN'T YOU SEE THEY'RE PRACTICING!    WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING?!    GO AROUND!"

I dunno about you, but if I see a 5'10" 225+ pound Samoan yelling at me, I'd certainly move.... and move they did.

I'm glad I'm coaching his son.

Believe me, his son is learning manners and respect not only from me as a coach, but more importantly, his parents.

I hope the father is around during volleyball season.......

 

 

 

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Who Wants 'Em?

March 24th, 2009
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WOW!

Anoddah WWD! record yesterday - 529 posts...... and counting!  Cheee-hooo! :grin:

MUCHOS MAHALOS to each and everyone of you - some waaaaaaay more than oddahs.   :wink:

Although it was tons of "fluff" and not stuff, it was fun reading ALL your comments and "parts".    :lol:

Best yet? We got a few Lanceformers and Lurkahs out of hiding too!    :grin:

I was working on a blog late last night and couldn't finish - too tired and fell asleep on my keyboard - and my workload is a bit outrageous at the moment (plus some of you could actually work today since yesterday you was "playing" hookie) so I'm going to throw this out.......

WHO WANTS AUTO SHOW TICKETS?

I got 3 two-packs of Auto Show tickets to give away since in yesterday's game..... da people who won no even live on Oahu and they have been so gracious enough to pass on the tickets since it didn't come with airfare.     :grin:

So whoevah wants tickets, post a reply to let me know if you want 'em - first come first served.

Just like yesterday, feel free to wala'au about anything and everything cause 'dis blog is as much yours as it is mines.   :grin: :wink: :cool:

 

 

KOKUA NEEDED IF CAN:

Most of you know that I've been a volunteer baseball coach going on 16 years and our team at Lakeside (Salt Lake) needs your help... and who bettah to ask then da WWD! Hui.   :grin:

I have the players up keep the field so they learn to take pride and care of what they use but our field has really deteriorated the past few years. While it is a C&C park, the only real thing the C&C does is mow the field and even at that they don't even mow the entire field - the infield grows taller than the outfield..... WWD!

What we need is a tiller to smooth out the base areas because right now they are craters with choke ant hills - both detrimental to our young players safety. So if you have a tiller we could borrow for a few hours this Saturday or Sunday, that would be great!

Anybody have any rock free dirt they want to get rid of as well? We'll be glad to take that off you hands too.  :grin:

Mahalos in advance to anyone who can help. Our players - as well as myself - will certainly appreciate it.

 

 

 

 

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Rich AND Rude!

March 23rd, 2009
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Riding into work this morning seemed like any other day and it was.... except for one pupule driver almost ending my day before it even got started.

It started off feeling pretty good - the sun was making it's way out, the air was nice and cold and bonus, I caught all the greens at the traffic lights. I get on the on-ramp at the Sears Distribution center in Pearl City (it's a nice right hand turn when you're on a bike) then as I was straightening out, a newer model Mercedes cuts right in front of me - with about three feet to spare - crossing two lanes to get to the shoulder lane. Did I mention it he crossed a SOLID LINE?!

Seriously, is it that urgent to get to the shoulder lane with such haste? The next off ramp is at Aiea and that is hellah far away plus he didn't show any signs of having car trouble. On top of that traffic was really flowing because of Spring Break and it was nowhere near the usual morning commuting level.

I normally watch for these lolo's as I see drivers take that illegal turn everyday but they normally do it when the lanes are next to each other or as soon as they are able to clearly see the merging lane but this guy made his move right at edge of the "triangle" part where there's still dirt and it wasn't even paved yet!

Of course I gun it ride right along side of him on his drivers side and indicate to him he crossed a solid line and da buggah with his neatly trimmed hair and crisply pressed pastel shirt actually shakes his head at me!

Wassap Wit Dat!

Woooo-saaaa... wooo-saaaa.

Drive safe everybodies.... cause it's one thing to drive a $70k car but it ain't worth squat if you wreck it. :wink:

 

 

*** WWD! Hookups! ***

For those of you wanting to go the First Hawaiian International Auto Show this week (March 26-29), I got  2 two-pack's of tickets to give away. It's good for any of the four days. For more info about the show, check out hiautoshow.com.

Here's the game, real simple.

Post a car part - any car part but gotta be a legitimate one eh - and one car part per post and no repeats.

Post numbah 77 wins da first two-pack, post numbah 150 wins da second...... I may "find" anoddah two-pack for post numbah 207....... get dat much parts or wat?

Good luck!

 

 

 

Have A Little Fun

March 20th, 2009
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Howzit!

Well anoddah Feel Good Friday is hea and aren't we all glad da weekend is just a few hours away! (Thank God!)

Don't wanna tink too much today (done too much of dat this week already)..... and of course wat's a FGF without a joke or a game?

How about both?

 

One evening a Husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!'

His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded.

The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the Hell is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out.

'April', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put Talcum Powder in my underwear?'

She replied with a snicker. 'It's not talcum powder; it's 'Miracle Grow'!!!!!! 

   
:lol:    

 

 

How old is your brain?  This may drive you nuts.
The site instructions are in Japanese, so read below!

1. Touch 'start'
2. Wait for 3, 2, 1.
3. Memorize the number's position on the screen, then click the circle from the smallest number to the biggest number.
4. At the end  of game, computer will tell you the age of your brain.  
5. Forward the message and type your age in the subject line.  

 

Good luck !      http://flashfabrica.com/f_learning/brain/brain.html  

My brain is a "22"..... post your score(s) below.      :wink:  

 

Mahalos again to sassy7 for hooking WWD! with da Joke of da Day and a "fun" game! :grin:

 

Please be safe this weekend as well as the next two weeks because Spring break will be in full effect - lotsa crazies and kids having fun.

Feel free to wala'au about anything and everything dat's on your mind today..... WWD! Hui in da hale fo' help out..... or at da least, I'll be!

 

:wink: