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OCD At Mickey D's

March 19th, 2009

There was an article sometime back from the Associated Press about a man who.......

Associated Press

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Talk about a Big Mac attack! Don Gorske says he has eaten 23,000 of the burgers in 36 years.

The Fond du Lac man said he hit the 23,000 milestone last month, continuing a culinary obsession that began May 17, 1972, and is fed by his obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD].

"I enjoy them every day," said Gorske, 54. "I need two to fill me up."

Gorske has kept every burger receipt in a box. He says he was always fascinated with numbers, and watching McDonald's track its number of customers motivated him to track his own consumption.

Despite a diet some would call unhealthy, Gorske says he keeps himself in good shape. He says he's 6-foot-2 and weighs 185 pounds, and walks as many as 10 miles a day.

He used to order fries every day in the 1980s but began to cut back in the '90s, now eating them about once a month. He eats two Big Macs and two parfaits a day. Gorske has written a book about his experience.

"Sometimes people call me a freak but it doesn't bother me. I just say respect people as they are," he told The Associated Press. "I just want to make sure people understand I'm not going to change."

He can instantly recall the eight days in which he failed to satisfy his craving. One was in 1988, the day his mother died, to respect a request she made.

"I made a promise to her and I always keep my promises," he said. "I also promised her I wouldn't cut my hair and in 20 years I haven't."

He twice failed to attack a Big Mac because of his job. A correctional-institution employee, he said a number of work emergencies kept him on the clock past midnight so he recorded those days as missed days.

Three other times he was traveling and couldn't find a McDonald's. He also went Big Mac-less on Thanksgiving Day 2000, and during a 1982 snowstorm that prevented the local McDonald's franchise from opening.

"That's when I started a habit where I kept them in the freezer," he said. He keeps one or two burgers on hand but increases his inventory to four to five during the winter.


Now that's nuts yeah?    😯

I can only imagine what he must look like.

A tall, relatively skinny, man with hair touching the ground and special sauce all ovah.     😛

But wait, kinda no make sense if he works at a correctional facility because wouldn't you think they have some kind of rule regarding long hair? And if he always keeps his promises..... how come he just no promise to not be OCD? Hmmmm.......

Anyways..... I can relate to some extent.

*ahem* (as I stand up in front of the room)

"Hi. My name is Lance............  and I have OCD."

Well, it may not be OCD as much as it's anal rententive but there's certain things I "need" in order, certain "ways" I gotta do things and 99.9% of the time I cannot change cause going make me "feel weird".     🙄

For instance, every pau hana time, my pens are right back in their canister, my office supplies are returned to their "proper position" and my trinkets are reset in it's original place. And I KNOW if someone's been at my desk because I'll notice if even one thing is out of place.

My ex-coworkers used to move one item on my desk every so often to see if I noticed....... I usually did - unless I was uh, trying to "recover" from the night before.

Even my paper clips are separated from the little ones to the big ones AND heaven forbid to mix the metal ones with the vinyl coated ones.      😡

Oh yeah, my biggest OCD?




Reading EVERY SINGLE comment left on WWD!      

😉 😀 😆


So c'mon, share yours......... GOT OCD?





Spread It!

March 18th, 2009

Today's post is a KISS to you.

Keep It Simple Silly
Keep It Simple Stupid
Keep It Short and Sweet

or howevah else you heard da acronym.

I woke up this morning thinking - and feeling - like it was Feel Good Friday! Then I realized it was Hump Day Wednesday.   🙄

Then I heard an older song being played on 98.5 this morning and took a look outside.... what a BEAUTIFUL day it is today! If your spirits are down today, hopefully taking in a day like today will pick you up!

So take a moment to enjoy it..... no mattah your mood and spread a little bit of A-L-O-H-A today.

Da Hawaiian Word of da Day provided courtesy Mana'o Company via youtube -

Listen to da lyrics...........

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Would You Rather......

March 17th, 2009

Here's anoddah round of "Would You Rather....." - Hope everyone will join and have a little fun.


  • Would you rather do pushups or situps?
  • Would you rather be without your phone or the internet?
  • Would you rather have a large group of friends or a couple of close ones?
  • Would you rather survive a week in the Sahara or a week in Antartica?
  • Would you rather have big feet or big hands?
  • Would you rather be an AIG Exec or a Superferry supporter?  


So c'mon and share yours!....... or watevah you like.  



Three Months Is Too Long Right?

March 16th, 2009

*cough cough*

Seriously. Three months is a hellah long time to be sick right?

It started right around Thanksgiving time and believe it or not.... hasn't left.     🙁    Now, that isn't normal right?

Da Wife and I was supposed to go out for her birthday dinner at DK Steakhouse last year in early December but since I wasn't feeling well, we postponed for the following week.... then the week aftah.... then da week aftah.... then.... well, you get da picture.

While at times it felt like it was going away it would come right back and especially at the inopportune times like during our month closing of the books, da "holiday feasts", Super Bowl and believe or not even at the Pro Bowl.   😡

I finally went to the doctor about a month ago and while he didn't say exactly wat I had (have), all I know was that I was taking a 10 day supply of an 850mg horse pill dose of antibiotics. It helped and as I was getting better, Da Wife's birthday outing was now going to be my birthday and our Valentine's dinner.

But as soon as I was finally getting better..... BAM!

Da Wife gets sick.     🙁

She went to da doctor after a week of battling it with over the counter meds, is now on antibiotics..... now I'm sick.... again.  

I've never been sick for more than week - and that would be the whole year - until I started working at The Advertiser. I've been sick more here than I've ever been in my entire working career!

Wassap Wit Dat!

Da real funny thing is that I'm kinda noticing a WWD! conspiracy going on. I've seen (heard) CHOKE people with da same "hacking" cough all ovah but nevah put one and one together. Da Wife said her coworkers same kine sick, I seen my friend yesterday - who just got sick - said he even sees da same thing at his workplace. I have nevah seen soooo much people constantly sick AND at the same time AND with the same symptoms!

When you thing about it, didn't President Obama said he was going to stimulate da health care industry? You think da government released some kine of flu strain that allows you to "function" while still working? 

Say it with me, it's a....... WWD! C-O-N-spiracy.

You would think with all these people going to the doctors and filling prescriptions, at least the medical field is being stimulated.    🙄

Maybe we'll eat at DK Steakhouse for our anniversary.... if we evah get bettah by then.



(as quoted from Da Kine Dictionary &/or Pidgin To Da Max… wit a Braddah Lance twist)


Haole Translation: Dead

Use: Not just for "living" things but anything that may have "died"

Sentence: “Sorry I nevah pick you up. My car battery wen make.”

Sentence: “My body feel like wen make I no can shake 'dis cold.”




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Shaka-nack Review And Pah-tay Too!

March 13th, 2009

Happy Feel Good Friday Everybodies!

Sorry been real late replying back but work isn't letting up one inch and I'm getting slammed nearly every minute - barely get time to shi-shi. Plus baseball just started up and I barely have time to breathe let alone sleep.   *sigh* 

But last week Da Wife and I went to Ala Moana to find me a shirt.

Not just any shirt... a "fancy" dress shirt.  

If you could look in my closet you'd see that the only thing I have are aloha shirts and t-shirts but since Da Wife is a matron of honor and the bride requests no aloha attire, I had to buy a shirt... a nice shirt. 

We walk all ovah and aftah finally finding one we of course had to buy matching pants.    🙄   We head ovah to Nordstroms to check it out and wat do I see?


No not for me and definitely not for Da Wife..... especially aftah noticing dis..........


😯 Yowza!  😯

You really can't expect anything less from Nordstrom and da bag wasn't even "locked" up like at oddah stores.

Then I saw dis just a few feet away.......

 Classic!  😆   I think this one was only like $3.99.  😆


And then even aftah dat, just strolling through their infamous shoe department, who do I spock out kinda giving me a look.....

It's Kelli-Girl from Campus Life 101 taking a break from her studies dressed all incognito li'dat. I barely recogmanoticed her but I guess she needed to wear a disguise to hide from all her fans! 😉

We talked shmall kine and then parted ways so she could finish enjoying her much needed "therapy".  😀

Da Wife and I headed downstairs to Nordstrom's Marketplace Cafe to have a late lunch while Kelli-Girl helped stimulate da economy.


Da drink selections.......



Da sandwich selections......


They sure got da gamut of food selections from signature menu items including soups, made-to-order salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, daily specials and sweet desserts.



Roma tomato basil soup to share.... dis is by far da best soup evah!


Da Wife had mushroom ravioli which was on the rich side because of the cream base but it surah was ono!


I wanted to try something different so I got da magarita pizza baked in their own......


I nevah noticed the "Wood Stone" lettering before.....


So how does the Marketplace Cafe rate on da Shaka-nack meter?



Four shakas and an Au' right!


Although da soup alone would automatically get five shakas and a howzit!  😉

Da service is excellent, da food selections were fresh and very "inviting" but don't expect to fill up. Plus da value ratio is a little high, imho, so it's not one of those everyday joints to grind at unless you can afford to - and if I could, I'd eat there everyday.  😀


And of course as you've heard, read, teased and ragged - I made my way down to a shmall kine pah-tay put together by some of our faithful readers. We had a couple of neighbor island guests as well as two of da "oddah side" bloggers: Melissa Chang of Urban Mix Plate and Kristen Brummel of Inside Manoa Valley.

It was great meeting them both and I gotta tell ya.... in real life is real different from blog life. Melissa blogged about da pah-tay and Kristen's 3/9 entry blewup (even got more posts than WWD!......... WWD!)  Nah, it's au' good! I not da J kine like how Queenie controls her hive workahs.

Ok, I a little J wen no more much posts.   😳


Left to right: HNL2LAS, Ynaku (Mahalos for da goodies too), Rod's Big Bro, BananaFysh (wearing his "rotten teeth"), Ukuhead & M


Cause she was hiding in da first pictah, HNL2LAS, get her own.   😛


L to R: Rod's Big Bro, BananaFysh, Ukuhead, M

See, Ukuhead like try hide.... now you get your own pictah too!   😆



Left to Right Bloggers: Me, Melissa (Urban Mix Plate), Shauna aka Queenie (Odds & Ends aka O&E), Rodney aka Uncle Rodney (Mid-Life Crisis aka MLC) and Kristen Brummel (Inside Manoa Valley)


Their blog titles above are clickable to their respective blog so go check 'em out wen you get a chance to cause they also posted a couple more pictahs they nevah like share wit me.  😡


Have a grrrrreeeeeeat Happy Feel Good Friday Everybodies!!!



*** UPDATED ***

7:53am - Sorry guys for those who couldn't see da pics.     🙁  

CLICK HEA' TO SEE DA FOOD PICS - It's da first 10 pics




Mi-ya-ne.  😳    Wat you expect at 4am?     🙄





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