Furlough Friday Could Be Everyday

February 26th, 2010
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In case you haven't heard the owner of Star-Bulletin, Oahu Publications Inc, is buying out The Honolulu Advertiser from Gannett Co. Please get it straight, OAHU PUBLICATIONS INC is buying out The Advertiser, not da Star-Bulletin is buying out The Honolulu Advertiser.

Wat does dat mean in real life?

More than likely a loss of jobs and sadly, a loss of dis blog.

Wassap Wit Dat! has been going decently strong for da past two years and I'm only counting down da days before WWD! is no more. Am I optimistic dat I'll be retained for at least my real paying job? Probably not so with dat, WWD! won't be around wen I hit da unemployment line looking for work.

Anybody got any openings?   :wink: 

There's tons of info dat'll be coming out in da next few weeks and as things settle down we'll know more but until then it'a a gloom and doom kine feeling not only at 605 Kapiolani Blvd but also to our braddahs and sistahs at Restaurant Row (Star-Bulletin offices).

I wish everyone at The Honolulu Advertiser and The Star-Bulletin luck cause dis kine stuff only brings out da worse.

Well, dat's all I got cause it's 3:00am, earlier tonight I bowled a 233, 201 and 258 all scratch and sadly nevah win nothing, my brain is totally fried and I really no feel like blogging any more.........

 

btw, I still got tickets to tonights UH baseball game if you like 'em and hea's a Feel Good Friday Tip Of Da Day..........

If you text da word "Papa" to 80850, you'll get an online code for a free medium 1-topping pizza.

 

Shoots!
k-den

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

 

51 Responses to “Furlough Friday Could Be Everyday”

  1. Lose Money:

    Nice set. 2 fiddy and nevah win jackpot? Fricken sandbaggers. You know they would be scared for bet if only had scratch game envelopes. But at least they bet in your bowling league. Here in the mainland, they scared for even bet only dollah! Scrubs...


  2. BananaFysh:

    Hey BL -

    That was quite a shocker to hear that news today. My heart sank, thinking about you folks - I can only imagine how it must feel.

    Well, I guess all can do is try keep your chin up and hope for the best, yeah?

    No mattah what happens, I know you going land on your feet!


  3. jaydee:

    I hope nothing but the best for you and the rest of the Advertiser employees. Until 'den, keep blogging BL!


  4. NEO:

    BL-

    No matter what happens, know that you've touched many lives with your blogging... I mean that for real... The funny, interesting, and thought provoking posts that you, and the rest of the Advertiser bloggers put out are amazing things. I would have never met 2 wonderfully awesome people if it weren't for the blogs. Here's to you guys BL, and if this is indeed the "swan song" for the blogs... Thanks for the memories.

    NEO


  5. sally:

    I'm stunned. There are so many friends at the HA, I'm praying for you all. Yes, BL, you have entertained, provoked, and touched us all in past topics. Something good is out there for you.

    Kwon's Kim Chee
    Bruddah Lance's Broke Da Mouth Kim Chee
    BL's Kim Chee

    ................trying to help you name your new company : )


  6. hanapaa:

    Shocker, aurite! BL; I know you got your head on straight, $hit happens, life goes on. Hang in there and good luck to everybody!


  7. Echidna:

    Hey BL there is opening here...and actually Finance and Accounting openings. A tiny gitch.... the opening is 2,000 miles away plus or minus a couple miles.

    I don't know if you remeber the late 1980 recession probably cus you were in pre-school yet. Lot of people couldn't find jobs in Hawaii so they flocked to Nevada and staked new lifes. I couldn't find a job, so "Looking out upon the city lights and the stars above the ocean,
    Got my ticket for the midnight plane and its not easy to leave again. Took my clothes and put them in the bag; try not to think just yet of
    leaving.Each time Honolulu city lights stir up memories in me."


  8. hemajang:

    As much as we enjoy your blog, your career and family comes first so we will all survive if no mo WWD. Just like coffee or breakfast from yesterday's blog topic many of us start the day with your blog. Wat we going do? Anyway, let's hope you and your fellow staffers still get jobs so we can continue to get our HA and blog fix.


  9. sally:

    Me again.

    I keep thinking of my friend who was one of the Aloha Air casualties. Like all the rest, he scrambled and wondered what the heck was he gonna do now? Well, turns out he partnered with the owner of a Kettle Corn Popcorn company (was ono yah?) and now he is opening a restaurant on a neighbor island as well as right here on Sand Island. He's busy, he's tired, but he's never been happier. Food industry... who'd have thunk?

    I guess what I'm trying to say is to keep putting your thoughts and intentions out there cuz that, or something better, will manifest for the the greatest good of all concerned.

    You smaht boy, you will do guud.


  10. KAN:

    Aigoo. Heard the news and my jaw dropped. But BL, you got mad skilz - you'll land on your feet. I am thankful for the new friends I've made via the Triad blogs, and you know we're all thinking good thoughts for you and the rest of our Advertiser friends. Onipa`a - hold fast.


  11. Koreankanak:

    Wish you the best if the hammer does drop. Although I am relatively new to your blog...I look forward to you topics before I start the work day. I myself was a victim of a reduction in force and have finally returned to the workforce. It's in a entirely different field but in the long run, I have achance to be more successful thatn I used to be. Keep your head and good things will happen...


  12. hawaiiobsessed:

    Bummer! That super stinks. I know that there might be some hard times ahead but you are a great guy, funny, great people skills, have skills, not afraid to work hard ( want me to write your resume' Ha!). Anyway, as a couple other people said on here when you look back eventually this could be a good thing and the start of a new ( better) life. Speaking from experience here. Think outside the box! :>) Selfishly I hope you can continue the blog, it is like coffee! How will I start my day! All the best to you and your co-workers. We are pulling for you.


  13. B:

    like everyone else here that heard the news, my heart sank too.

    mahalos BL for everything you've done with WWD. it's fun everyday to turn on the cyberworld and go straight to WWD and check out the latest.

    "it's not what you achieve in life, it's what you overcome."


  14. M:

    Hello BL!

    No matter what happens I know that you will survive. Everything happens for a reason. It will be your next season in your life for the better. Just hang in there, it's not over yet.

    Mahalo for everything you've done with WWD. You and your blog will be missed if it comes to an end. :(


  15. D:

    I hope both papers survive. It just won't be the same.

    I hope you take your blog to a different site if you do get laid off. I will miss hearing about your adventures.

    Take care and I wish you the best.


  16. islandgirl in nc:

    Hey there BL, Speaking from someone's husband and a family who has been through it, our family is thinking good and positive thoughts for you. It's a real bummer and I won't lie and tell you I, yes me, was madder than my husband when he lost his job. It's real crappy when a company you've worked for many years and have remained loyal through thick and thin suddenly just gives you your walking papers one day. But many positives came out of my husband being home like more family time and more couple time. It's times like these that the strength of your family and your relationship comes into play. Good luck and thinking good thoughts for you. At least, on some positive note, you know the ship might already be sinking so you can prepare for it. I hope you consider starting a personal blog because you know ALL of us will follow you! Stay positive and think about ways you can expand your career in different directions. Who knows... you might find yourself, no I know you will find yourself in a better place! I know you helped me be in a better place many times, so anything you need... let me know! Thank you, BL!


  17. Ocean Lover:

    BL..........what can I say that hasn't been said already. You're a good guy and things will work out. :?

    OL


  18. onecupcoffee:

    Sad news! Praying for you and your co-workers. I have faith that things will work out for the better no matter what happens! Good vibes your way BL!


  19. 9th Island Girl:

    I was shocked when I heard, and you're the first person I thought of. As everyone else has said, you're a good guy and a positive person. I know what lies ahead is even better.


  20. Ynaku:

    Keep your spirits up and start hunting for a job. I'm sure there must be sumting for Da Loudest Korean Accountant somewhere ova dea. Hey, maybe go get one role in da new Hawaii 5-0 :P


  21. lakesidegt:

    BL
    Very sad news. I am and have been a loyal print subscriber for decades to the advertiser. In fact, I just renewed my subscription last month.

    I also was a subscriber to the Star Bulletin, until it went to the a.m. edition and started arriving after I went to work; I've always had soft spot for the bulletin as I had my first job delivering p.m. papers and the a.m. sunday edition in the Pawaa area (x ray something was the route) 45+ years ago.

    More paying customers and advertisers are needed for the business model to work. The world is changing.

    When you need a break from coaching and work, we go....


  22. EMM386:

    Hope everything works out for you, BL. If WWD does go, I'll miss it.


  23. Makiki:

    Since the new owner actually wants to retain the Advertiser who knows what will really happen. Only one thing is certain, and that is there will be a location change for the Advertiser staff. Doesn't hurt to take a look at your options though!

    On the blog front, you could start up a personal blog and I'm sure all will follow. Maybe you could even make a few pennies with some advertising.

    233, 201 and 258 and never win nothing? WWD! What kine scores you gotta get fo' win?

    Alan from Makiki

    PS - I agree with hawaiiobsessed, I always start my day with WWD and COFFEE ;-).


  24. buddahbelly:

    BL, keep your chin up, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you guys. Whatever happens you know how to contact me if there's anything I can do for you.


  25. Rosette:

    life you know will go any direction ...so go in that direction and not worry too much...always try to think positive.


  26. AC:

    On a lighter note...Dats you on the front page looking up, yeah BL? :-)


  27. BananaFysh:

    I think this is the time for BL to pitch a WWD!?! tv show to OC16 or something.

    We seen what kine skills this buggah get in front of the camera - he funny! (and not just his looks! ;) I KEED!)

    I know I would watch! :D


  28. snow:

    aigoo! i was stunned to hear the news... and immediately thought of all of you! life dramas are what make us stronger and i know whatever happens, you'll come out of it kicking! it's funny how our perception of our experiences change after the fact... doesn't necessarily make it easier while you're going through it but i hope that knowing all of your kwonics, lanceformers and lurkahs are behind you! whatever happens, may things work out for the best! and, whatever happens, please know how much we appreciate your humor, honesty and everything else you put into this blog!


  29. Hawaii.kiwi:

    I was sorry to see the bad news. There is still a big question as to what changes will be implemented, but meanwhile the uncertainty is tough.
    As an accountant you should be able to find another position, especially at this time of year. Good luck! We will all be wishing for the best for you and the other employees.


  30. visitor:

    BL -

    As I wrote on your Triad brother and sister blogs, hang in there and keep your spirits up. Many times things happen for a reason.


  31. KAN:

    I just read this article from last Sunday's Parade:

    http://www.parade.com/news/2010/02/21-back-page-dreams-do-come-true.html


  32. bamboohouse808:

    Howzit BL!! The not knowing part must suck the most. Just try and stay positive. Keep an eye out for other opportunities in case the worst happens. We all praying for you guys brah. :grin:


  33. rayboyjr:

    :D :D :D :D :D Good Morning Everyone!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    ... hey Braddah Lance ... apologies for sounding so cheerful ... but I'm just as shocked as everyone else ... so I'd just like to spread a little light-heartedness around ... to overcome this hard hitting news a little bit ...

    ... I've had my share of fun and craziness on these blogs ... and I have you blog-masters to thank ... nothing can take the place of these blogs ...

    ... I hope that it's a minimal transition ... but it's likely that many changes will occur ... praying that there's a bright light ahead!!! ... and that it'll all work out for the best ...

    ... Have a Good One Everyone!!! ...


  34. Braddah Lance:

    Lose Money:
    Nice set. 2 fiddy and nevah win jackpot? Fricken sandbaggers.

    Mahalos! You know wat's even mo' sad? I used to play in da handicap jackpots but cause I only get 8 pins (192 avg) I no play cause get guys wit "outrageous" handicaps dat always gotta bowl just an ok game and beat my high game and as my fortune would have it..... I would have won 2 of da 3 jackpots. :roll:

    I was more upset cause I was going for da individual leader in da scratch and scratch series....... missed it all cause I bowled a 9/spare in da ninth of da third game. I would have ended up wit high scratch of 278 and scratch series of 712 - now da only thing I did end up......is a lower handicap. :sad:

    But at least they bet in your bowling league. Here in the mainland, they scared for even bet only dollah! Scrubs...

    Ok, now dat's sad. :lol: We have quite a few wahines dat play jackpot and they not even dat good but always have faith they "get chance".
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    BananaFysh:
    No mattah what happens, I know you going land on your feet!

    Da question is.... will it be shoes, slippahs or barefeet?
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    jaydee:
    I hope nothing but the best for you and the rest of the Advertiser employees. Until 'den, keep blogging BL!

    Mahalos and I will. :smile:
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    NEO:
    Here's to you guys BL, and if this is indeed the "swan song" for the blogs... Thanks for the memories.

    Mahalos for da kind words and heck no dis is da rubbah chicken song...... still gotta do da Mighty Mo post to help spread da word no? :wink:
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    sally:
    ................trying to help you name your new company : )

    Well..... it's actually coming sooner than you know it. :wink:
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    hanapaa:
    I know you got your head on straight, $hit happens, life goes on.

    Short and sweet..... and I'm not talking about your personal appearance. :lol: :razz:
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    Echidna:
    Hey BL there is opening here...and actually Finance and Accounting openings. A tiny gitch.... the opening is 2,000 miles away plus or minus a couple miles.

    :lol: LMAO :lol:

    Lot of people couldn't find jobs in Hawaii so they flocked to Nevada and staked new lifes.

    Yeah, Da Wife and I thought about it before but we cannot handle being away from Hawaii li'dat. Plus, no can surf in lakes. :razz:
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    hemajang:
    Just like coffee or breakfast from yesterday's blog topic many of us start the day with your blog. Wat we going do?

    Uh..... cook rice? :lol:
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    sally:
    I guess what I'm trying to say is to keep putting your thoughts and intentions out there cuz that, or something better, will manifest for the the greatest good of all concerned. You smaht boy, you will do guud.

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    KAN:
    But BL, you got mad skilz - you'll land on your feet.

    Well I do have good balance. :razz:

    I am thankful for the new friends I've made via the Triad blogs, and you know we're all thinking good thoughts for you and the rest of our Advertiser friends.

    Likewise.


  35. Da Clown:

    Eh BL good luck with the company thing man. Its funny how the guy who owned the worst of the 2 newspaper companies has decided to buy the best one. I wonder if the advertiser going down the drain as well. Only time will tell.

    As for your bowling last night the reason you neva win is because your scores (233, 201, 258) never beat my scores (234, 202, 259). HAHAHA. Besides we in it for the championship. We better be the only if not one of a few teams that has a repeat championship in the league. Oh and its about time you started pulling your weight, for a minute there i thought i was going need a chiropractor for my back since I holding you up every time.


  36. opso:

    omo, omo! i just heard this late last night. but no worries.....i KNOW everything going work out for da bettah for you and da Triad bloggahs. you folks all good/smaht kine people and "CAN HANDLE!"
    and i wish da best for all da HA ohana.

    probably you folks going keep doing da same jobs and get to keep your blogs too. :D

    and i know da uncertain feeling too. looks like we going get furloughs come july. :?

    AJA AJA......FIGHTING!!


  37. hemajang:

    It sounds like Honolulu will be a one newspaper town. We just came back from Seattle where they only have the Seattle Times. Last year, competitor Seattle P-I folded their print newspaper but retained their popular online edition. Their staff got drastically reduced but at least there is another editorial perspective via online. Perhaps Gannett can do the same with HA. I imagine a merged newspaper will have another name. I don't think it will be SB...what do you think the final outcome will be?


  38. buddahbelly:

    At the nursing home

    Three mischievous old Grandmas were
    Sitting on a bench outside a nursing
    Home when an old Grandpa walked by.
    And one of the old Grandmas yelled out
    Saying, 'We bet we can tell exactly how
    Old you are.'

    The old man said, 'There is no way you
    Can guess it, you old fools.'

    One of the old Grandmas said, 'Sure
    We can! Just drop your pants and
    Undershorts and we can tell your
    Exact age.'

    Embarrassed just a little, but anxious
    To prove they couldn't do it, he dropped
    His drawers.

    The Grandmas asked him to first turn
    Around a couple of times and to jump
    Up and down several times. Then they
    All piped up and said, 'You're 87 years
    Old!'
    Standing with his pants down around
    His ankles, the old gent asked, 'How in
    The world did you guess?'

    Slapping their knees and grinning from
    Ear to ear, the three old ladies happily
    Yelled in unison - - -
    'We were at your birthday party yesterday!'


  39. buddahbelly:

    How about another one

    Nordakota

    Ole is a farmer in Minnesota. He is in need of a new milk cow and hears about a nice one for sale over in Nordakota
    (that would be North Dakota for you non-Scandahoovians out there).

    He drives to Nordakota, finds the farm and looks at the cow.

    He reaches under to see if the cow gives milk.

    When he grabs a teat and pulls....the cow farts.

    Surprised, Ole looks at the farmer who's selling the cow, then reaches under to try again.

    He grabs another teat, pulls, and the cow farts again.

    Milk does come out however, so after some discussion with the cow's current owner, Ole decides to buy the cow.

    When he gets back to Minnesota , he calls over his neighbor, Sven, and says, 'Hey, Sven, come and look at dis ere new cow I yust bought. Pull her teat, and see vat happens.'

    Sven reaches under, pulls the teat...the cow farts..

    Sven looks at Ole and says, You bought dis here cow over in Nordakota, didn't yah?'

    Ole is very surprised since he hadn't told Sven about his trip.

    Ole replies, 'Yah, dats right. But how did yah know?'

    Sven says, 'My wife is from Nordakota.'


  40. Braddah Lance:

    Koreankanak:
    Although I am relatively new to your blog...

    Nobodies holding dat against ya. :razz:

    I myself was a victim of a reduction in force and have finally returned to the workforce. It's in a entirely different field but in the long run, I have achance to be more successful thatn I used to be.

    Good for you! They say dat sometimes it takes a shove rather than a push.
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    Anyway, as a couple other people said on here when you look back eventually this could be a good thing and the start of a new ( better) life.

    Only da future can tell......

    Speaking from experience here. Think outside the box! :>)

    Kinda hard..... I get one squarish head. :lol:

    Selfishly I hope you can continue the blog, it is like coffee! How will I start my day!

    :lol: I guess I gotta try and figgah something out then yeah? :wink:
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    B:
    mahalos BL for everything you've done with WWD. it's fun everyday to turn on the cyberworld and go straight to WWD and check out the latest.

    ....... or da stupiest....... or da most pupule........ or da...... eh, you get da point.

    "it's not what you achieve in life, it's what you overcome."

    Well dat's good..... I get one truck and can go ovah practically anything. :lol:
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    M:
    It will be your next season in your life for the better. Just hang in there, it's not over yet.

    As long as I'm not like da Niners 10 year rebuilding plan..... :roll:

    Mahalo for everything you've done with WWD. You and your blog will be missed if it comes to an end.

    Mahalos!
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    D:
    I hope both papers survive. It just won't be the same.

    No it won't. It's like salt, no peppah. Hamburgah, no bun. Plate lunch, no salad.

    I hope you take your blog to a different site if you do get laid off. I will miss hearing about your adventures.

    Well we'll try and make something work out.
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    islandgirl in nc:
    Hey there BL, Speaking from someone's husband and a family who has been through it

    :grin:

    Who knows... you might find yourself, no I know you will find yourself in a better place! I know you helped me be in a better place many times, so anything you need... let me know! Thank you, BL!

    Well, dat really wasn't me, it was Da Hui's vibe being sent across da Pacific to ya! And yeah, who knows, I may be "bettah off".
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    Ocean Lover:
    BL..........what can I say that hasn't been said already. You're a good guy and things will work out.

    Waaaaaaa? No "uncle" talk? :shock:
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    onecupcoffee:
    Sad news! Praying for you and your co-workers. I have faith that things will work out for the better no matter what happens! Good vibes your way BL!

    Faith is very powerful.
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    9th Island Girl:
    I was shocked when I heard, and you're the first person I thought of. As everyone else has said, you're a good guy and a positive person. I know what lies ahead is even better.

    Well, as long as I got my family, my health, a roof ovah our head and some food..... it's au' good..... oh yeah, my PS3 too. :grin:
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    Ynaku:
    Hey, maybe go get one role in da new Hawaii 5-0

    I tink I can pull off dat asian doctor role or if not just be an extra crossing da street in a matching palaka print shirt and shorts. :grin:


  41. David In Oregon:

    Since you feel that the worst doom will fall upon you, I'd say use that to your advantage. You think you'll probably be let go, so start looking for a way out now. Keep your eyes and ears open. Don't wait until the end.

    As far as the blog goes, it can continue on, if you wish it. While it may not be here, on this specific page, it can be continued on another site. Many people have blogs, you can too.

    Wishing all of you the best of luck.


  42. sally:

    BL: I saw you on the front page pic in the newspaper. I wish it was for something better, like
    BL bowls a 800 scratch series!
    or
    BL slams one out of the park!
    or
    BL eats 8 bowls of kimchee fried rice and lives to tell the tale!

    ~sigh~

    I going look for one joke to post.


  43. sally:

    Amazing Fact about Beer

    This is alarming
    Beer contains female hormones! Yes, that's right, FEMALE hormones!

    Last month, Montreal University and scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. Men should take a concerned look at their beer consumption. The theory is that beer contains female hormones (hops contain Phytoestrogens) and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women.

    To test the theory, 100 men each drank 8 schooners of beer within a one (1) hour period.

    It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects, yes, 100% of all these men:-

    1) Argued over nothing.

    2) Refused to apologize when obviously wrong.

    3) Gained weight.

    4) Talked excessively without making sense.

    5) Became overly emotional

    6) Couldn't drive.

    7) Failed to think rationally, and

    8) Had to sit down while urinating.
    No further testing was considered necessary!!


  44. Braddah Lance:

    lakesidegt:
    Very sad news. I am and have been a loyal print subscriber for decades to the advertiser. In fact, I just renewed my subscription last month.

    And for dat, The Honolulu Advertiser employees thank you!

    When you need a break from coaching and work, we go....

    :mrgreen: You know dat! I tink dis or next Friday already...... coaches meeting.
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    EMM386:
    Hope everything works out for you, BL. If WWD does go, I'll miss it.

    Maaaaahalos!
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    Makiki:
    Since the new owner actually wants to retain the Advertiser who knows what will really happen.

    Kinda doing da math and "logically" speaking, we will consolidate and more than likely da Bulletin staff will get "preference" ovah The Advertiser staff so da question will be who will be left from The Advertiser cause you can't keep dat much people on payroll on a "merger".

    On the blog front, you could start up a personal blog and I'm sure all will follow. Maybe you could even make a few pennies with some advertising.

    It has been suggested to me by one da techies. :grin:

    233, 201 and 258 and never win nothing? WWD! What kine scores you gotta get fo' win?

    :?:

    PS - I agree with hawaiiobsessed, I always start my day with WWD and COFFEE .

    So you guys like to start off da day all heated and jittery huh? :lol:
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    buddahbelly:
    Whatever happens you know how to contact me if there's anything I can do for you.

    Coolio! I could use a few cases of Miller Lite. :mrgreen: I got da kim chee. :wink:
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    Rosette:
    life you know will go any direction

    Are there any traffic lights?
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    AC:
    On a lighter note...Dats you on the front page looking up, yeah BL?

    You calling me light? :grin: Yeah, das me hiding, although I would have preferred being on da front page for something oddah than dat.
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    BananaFysh:
    I think this is the time for BL to pitch a WWD!?! tv show to OC16 or something.

    Nah, I do private shows only. :razz:
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    snow:
    life dramas are what make us stronger and i know whatever happens, you'll come out of it kicking!

    Well I nevah take Tae Kwon Do for nothing! :lol:

    it's funny how our perception of our experiences change after the fact... doesn't necessarily make it easier while you're going through it

    I tink it's how your outlook on life is, some just have "experienced" life more than oddahs. You know (through da blog) dat I've been through a lot so even dis, as worried as I am, know dat I HAVE TO survive, not for my sake but for my families.

    whatever happens, please know how much we appreciate your humor, honesty and everything else you put into this blog!

    Right back at 'cha kid-o!
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    Hawaii.kiwi:
    I was sorry to see the bad news. There is still a big question as to what changes will be implemented, but meanwhile the uncertainty is tough.

    Of course we're hoping for da "best scenario" but I like to tink realistically as well as logically..... layoffs are eminent and da majority, if not entirety, is coming from The Advertiser staff - imho. There are a lot of things that aren't handled in house, so I've "heard", and certain departments are just not needed.

    As an accountant you should be able to find another position, especially at this time of year.

    No doubt but for me personally, I'd like to work for an organinzation I like to believe in more than just out of necessity.

    Good luck! We will all be wishing for the best for you and the other employees.

    Mahalos!
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    visitor:
    Many times things happen for a reason.

    Do I hea Megabucks calling? :grin:


  45. Coconut Willy:

    Hang in there BL. No matter what, I know you will land on your feet.
    These are troubled times we live in for sure.


  46. Scott:

    You da' man BL. You'll always end up on your feet (shoes). I'm proud to know you, I wish you well!


  47. Rosette:

    GOOD LUCK ......with your money skills you will do great....THEY Will keep you

    HINT TO NEW OWNERS TO KEEP YOU....


  48. Rosette:

    JUST THINK POSITIVE.......


  49. Zatoichi:

    Hey BL,

    As someone who got axed knows it's hard not knowing. I was completely caught off guard because I was one of the first to be laid off at Liberty House, neva even had warning, came in the morning and within half an hour was out of a job. Kind of sucked in the beginning but actually worked out for the best. Just gotta keep positive my man. But I know what you going through and the rest of the advertiser staff is going through. I went in a completely different direction once laid off and it worked out, can't say I would do that again but when you want something you do it.
    As a fellow bowler at Leeward I feel for you man. Can't tell you how many 250's I lost with and wasn't even close. You feel good you bowl good but at the same time you're disgusted because you also know you could have bowled better, the big WHAT IF come out. If I went carry this shot......This was the first week they made the lane actually kind of nice but to tell you the truth this was the worst I bowled in over a month, kind of wish they go back and lay down the shot they had up all this time. Kept the scores lower and within range.
    Hope you do keep the blog up cause it's one funny blog. Enjoy hearing your rants about drivers, same pet peeves here. Especially since I moved job locations from Manoa to Waipahu. Love the job, hate the drive....


  50. Braddah Lance:

    opso:
    probably you folks going keep doing da same jobs and get to keep your blogs too.

    TBD

    and i know da uncertain feeling too. looks like we going get furloughs come july.

    I heard.... :sad:
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    hemajang:
    It sounds like Honolulu will be a one newspaper town.

    My sentiments exactly.

    I imagine a merged newspaper will have another name. I don't think it will be SB...what do you think the final outcome will be?

    New name, job losses and longah waits in da unemployment line.
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    buddahbelly:

    'We were at your birthday party yesterday!'

    Now dat was hilarious!

    Sven says, 'My wife is from Nordakota.'

    Hmmm..... at least I know Da Wife is not from Nordakota. :lol:
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    David In Oregon:
    Since you feel that the worst doom will fall upon you, I'd say use that to your advantage. You think you'll probably be let go, so start looking for a way out now. Keep your eyes and ears open. Don't wait until the end.

    But hea's da thing. If I (you) do do dat then you miss out on a lot of "possibilites" too: severance, unemployment but most of all a slim hope dat you'll (I'll) be retained. It's a gamble but at least by waiting, in dis particular circumstance, I do have a few "outs".

    As far as the blog goes, it can continue on, if you wish it. While it may not be here, on this specific page, it can be continued on another site. Many people have blogs, you can too.

    Rogah dat, we'll see.
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    sally:
    BL: I saw you on the front page pic in the newspaper. I wish it was for something better

    Me too like...... Hawaii Resident Hits A Record Megabucks Using Last Dollar!

    No further testing was considered necessary!!

    I was a part of dat study and none of those happened to me! :mrgreen:
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    Coconut Willy:
    These are troubled times we live in for sure.

    Rogah dat!
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    Scott:
    You da' man BL. You'll always end up on your feet (shoes). I'm proud to know you, I wish you well!

    Mahalos! :lol: Gotta be one haole to land in their shoes eh? Cause locals know it's barefeet or slippahs. :lol:
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    Rosette:
    HINT TO NEW OWNERS TO KEEP YOU....

    :grin: Can you email dat to them too?
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    Zatoichi:
    As someone who got axed knows it's hard not knowing...But I know what you going through and the rest of the advertiser staff is going through. I went in a completely different direction once laid off and it worked out, can't say I would do that again but when you want something you do it.

    Well, I can say dat I've been through it three times and at all three places I was expecting to "retire" there. :sad:

    As a fellow bowler at Leeward I feel for you man...You feel good you bowl good but at the same time you're disgusted because you also know you could have bowled better, the big WHAT IF come out. If I went carry this shot...

    I hear ya! Da last game, ninth frame I knocked down a 9-spare. If dat last pin (was my best shot too!) fell ovah, I would of had da league scratch series and single game high. :???:

    Hope you do keep the blog up cause it's one funny blog. Enjoy hearing your rants about drivers, same pet peeves here.

    Mahalos for dropping in and sharing your mana'o! I really do appreciate it....... and E Komo Mai to WWD! Zatoichi!

    Love the job, hate the drive....

    Too bad we can't work from home..... in my puka shirt and boxers. :grin:


  51. Jufi:

    BL,
    It definitely a shock! This week must be a roller coaster of emotions for you. I do hope that you stay positive and something GREAT will happen. You have the gift of making people laugh and that is why many of us keep coming back to read your blog. Please do keep on writing.
    This is part of a post on my blog. I do hope that it put a smile on your face.

    “A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, ”Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air. Well, he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. ”Now, who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air. My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
    Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but WHO WE ARE. You are special — Never forget that. ”