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October 31st, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Does anybody still dress up? Turn off da lights so nobody ring da doorbell? Are you da trick person or da treat person? Wat was da most bestest costume you've evah seen?

Stay safe out there tonight and I'll follow up on an ohana photo op of our "costumes" latah on. My work place is shmall kine nuts with all kine Halloween festivities so I'll catch Da WWD! Hui on da flip side.


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Big Brother Helping

October 28th, 2013

Everyone has their opinions about "Big Brother" - or other conglomerates doing work for/as Big Brother - and there probably is a great divide ovah whether it's helping or hurting but I wanted to share an app dat most everyone has on their phone dat you probably would nevah have guessed could help you everyday. Well, except iPhone users. I know, I know.....

Wassup Wit Dat!

If you've evah watched da morning newscast showing traffic, they have their traffic cams and a flow map showing wea da congestion is but da problem is dat, once you turn off da tv, jump in da car and hit da road, things can change shortly aftah leaving your driveway. If you've evah driven a car - doesn't mattah wat time of day - you're bound to run into da evah common dilemma: which way should I go?

Sadly, you pick one way and you either mutter to yourself or your shotgun partner and say, "See! I should have went da oddah way!"

Wat if I told you, many of you already have da technology to help you out everyday at any time of day? If you got an Android smartphone which normally has Google Maps, you all set.

Now before I share some details, nobody get all huu-huu about dis and dat cause if you use 'em, great. If you don't, watevah. I only sharing wat I tink is a useful tool dat's FREE nonetheless. Also, Da Wife and I have "experimented" it's use and it was pretty cool checking out it's practicality.

Simply put, Google Maps has a feature called "Traffic". Simple yeah? All you gotta do is select 'em and voila! You get your very own traffic flow map! In my humble opinion, it is very accurate especially if you have your GPS on but if you don't, das wea I tink Big Brother steps in. I can't imagine da traffic cams being so "advanced" dat they can calculate da flow but since everybody get cell phone, they "track" your movement. Even if you no more cell phone, there are enough drivers/riders with it on da road to make da guesstimation pretty accurate.

Hea's how da revelation started. One Saturday night, Da Wife and I was on our way home from town side and there seemed to have been a bit more cars on da road than usual. Out of a whim, I asked Da Wife to buss out her phone and check da "traffic". Low and behold she said da map was showing yellow and there was red up ahead. I asked how far ahead, she said right around da bend and waddah-ya-know.... boom, traffic.

Da colors are obvious indicators (green = go, free flowing, yellow = slowing traffic, red = slow, stop and go) and evah since dat revelation, we've both been using Google Maps-Traffic to help choose our route to work and on our way home everyday and even on weekends. I can't say how much times it's helped me "choose wisely" but I can only say I must save anywea from 10-20 minutes of driving each way as wen I pass by certain intersections, I can "see" dat I'm on da right road.

Have you evah used Google Maps-Traffic? Do you use any apps like Traffic to help you on da road? You tink Big Brother is always riding along?

Whether you've tried it or not, it works for you or not, you one iPhone user or hate Google and Android, at least you know it's out there but at da same time, you're being "watched" so take it with a heed of warning if you no like dat kine stuff.

Oddahwise, mahalo for keeping your phone on and helping me out! 😉


October 26th, 2013

Wat da heck happen to our 'Bows dis week?

Da Wahine lose in 5 to an unranked team we should have beat. Da Rainbow Warrior football team not even close to being remotely in da same category as "average" aftah losing their seventh straight.

Wassup Wit Dat!

I'm hoping for at least a single win before the season is pau and I guess we can now kiss hosting volleyball regionals here aloha.

I'm tired and need a drink... or a nap hoping dat wen I wake up dis has all been a bad dream.

30 Seconds of Intimacy

October 25th, 2013

Working in Downtown now, I have to ride da elevator at minimum two times a day and each time, it's with different types of people traveling to one of thirty floors.

Trust me wen I say different.

Actually it really should be a social experiment as to how/wat people do during da 10-30 seconds of da ride cause I certainly do it. And no lie, I'm surah most of you do da same too wea you "check" yourself out if you by yourself but if get oddahs in da elevator, you check them out instead. Da elevator I ride in no more mirrors but it's reflective stainless steel so it's like mirrors and you can see people all ovah - so wat do you find yourself doing? Staring forward? Staring at da floor numbahs changing above da door? Staring down? Staring at your phone dat no mo' reception?

You tend to pick up things like wat type of clothing do people wear, I can see them.... are they looking at me? You wonder wea they going or wea they work, are they invading your bubble, how come they not making space to let oddahs in, no ack like you on da phone wen you no get reception in da elevator, did someone just touch my okole?

Of course get da kine dat hit your senses in a nanosecond wea da person could be a hottie and you like look but no like make obvious cause you only standing a foot and a half away and conversely get da kine wea you definitely no like look either. 😆

Da one thing dat drives me crazy is those dat fill up da 8x8 box car with smells dat only YOU personally would/could withstand. You know, just like your futs - EVERYBODY dies wen they smell 'em but if it's yours..... you keep taking a whiff until pau.

Wassup Wit Dat! 😆

There are perfumes, colognes, cigar/cigarette smoke and straight up killahwiffa body odor. 🙄

Do you check oddah people out while standing in an elevator? Do you hold your breath in sensory overload? Wen get mirrors or reflective material, you check yourself out wen by yourself? No lie, I know dat you do. 😀

Believe it or not, all dat happens within 10-30 seconds of your life riding in an elevator and it's funny to tink das wen all your senses and observations fly off da handle and yet you can literally forget about it once you step outside da elevator.

It reminds me of Ocean's Eleven:

You look down, they know you're lying and up, they know you don't know the truth. Don't use seven words when four will do. Don't shift your weight, look always at your mark but don't stare, be specific but not memorable, be funny but don't make him laugh. He's got to like you then forget you the moment you've left his side.

No get paranoid now wen you go work. 😆

Happy Feel Good Friday everybodies!

SHOUT OUT: A HUGEMANGEOUS shout out to one of da original WWD! Hui readers, snow, for bailing me out yesterday! She was da only one to help me out of a bind in my plea for help through social media yesterday evening and saved my okole by picking me up and dropping me off aftah she wen pau hana! You my hero!

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How's Dis For Hump Day

October 23rd, 2013

I'm working on a few blogs - simultaneously - and can't seem to finish one ovah anoddah which sucks buuuuut hea's one to help you get ovah da Hump Day Wednesday.

Da Wife and I was at Ward a couple weeks back and wen I saw dis, I told Da Wife to buss out da camera cause it was TOO AWESOME! Ok, well, I thought it was hilarious, cool, weird and every oddah adjective you can add cause it's an unusual site to see.

I was going to save 'em for a Feel Good Friday but it seems appropriate for today. Go check 'em go check 'em go................

I know some of you are saying Wassup Wit Dat! but wat's more cool than having a few beers, exercising, seeing da sights and having a designated drivah all in one "sitting"? :mrgreen:

Now DAS a winnah winnah chicken dinnah no? Or should I say winnah winnah suck 'em up dinnah? 😆

It was so funny to see dat EVERYBODY had to pedal to make da quadcycle(?) move.

Wat will people come up with next? Just remembah wea you saw it first. 😉

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