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It's Still Coming

October 18th, 2014
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I'm proud of Sam's Club for putting up signs EVERYWEA in da bottled watah section limiting people to 3 cases per transaction. Surah, da people can go back multiple times but at least they took a stand to make surah everyone dat came in had a fair shot of picking up a needed essential.

It's still an unreal trip though dat even as Mother Nature has been EXTREMELY forgiving in crying wolf during hurricane season, how many people still "brag" about it not going to hit or not being as strong as originally forecasted blah blah blah.

Wassup Wit Dat!

To those "I told you so" naysayers, I just hope dat watevah you nevah tie down slams into your hale or vehicle. Call me mean or cynical, but did kine stuff dat you cannot predict or control, how can people even have da nerve to take it lightly?

The weather reports are fairly consistent and science is doing the best it can considering Nature is truly unpredictable nor controllable.

To all da WWD! Hui, stay safe dis weekend and hunker down. If - and when da electricity goes out - time to buss out some good ole fashioned board games huh?

Stay safe and dry and let's pray da damage is da least it can be. If you're in da picture taking mood, send a copy ovah to share with Da WWD! Hui as wat one experiences on one part of our islands probably different than wat one experiences just a few miles away.

God speed and take care of each oddah. See you on da flip side.








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Gouging?

October 16th, 2014
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I get it. I totally get it. We - at least most of da WWD! Hui - live in Hawaii and we all know about da "price of paradise".

EVERYTHING hea costs more.

But can someone puh-leeeeeeease explain to me how da heck we're paying more than $4 per gallon of gas still???

I just heard on Perry & Price dis morning dat da barrel of oil is at $80 ($81.78 per da market) - $80!!!!

In case you don't keep track or haven't recognized da trend or already forgot about da summer wea it was creeping up to $5 per gallon, wen da barrel of oil hovers close or at $100 a barrel, gas prices are standard about $4 a gallon and even wen it was at mid to lower $90 a barrel, da regular gas was about $3.75 per gallon - so why da heck is at an UNFRICKINBELIEVABLE $81.78 a barrel and we're still just at or above $4 a gallon?!?

Wassup Wit Dat!

My math sucks but I would tink dat at $80 a barrel, we should be about 2010 prices which averaged at $3.50.

Da infamous argument from all da gas stations? "Oh, we have to get rid of da gas we have in our tanks before the savings can be passed onto the consumer" which I feel is crock of $h!t only because wen da barrel of gas was skyrocketing, so was their price... immediately.

Wat can a consumer which is so heavily dependent on oil/gas do? Surah as individuals we can boycott them but wat does dat do? Nada. Unless da whole island decides to boycott them for even just a day - a week would be sweet - maybe they might tink oddahwise considering they make money regardless. I mean really, making $5 million instead $8 million is really a deal breaker? Seriously?? It's still a frickin' PROFIT!

Sorry for da rant and it should be a Mumblin' Monday post but dis is just straight up pupule.

And sadly we gotta take it up da okole whether its $80 or $8000. :roll:








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Bottled Watah

October 14th, 2014
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As I'm still recovering from one of da bestest weekends (started from Thursday) in choke long time, let's just say dat I'm still in need of my watah intake and it's not just body surfing. More on dat latah.

I'm gulping down watah, green tea, anything liquid to help detox my body which I'm pretty much back to normal in my makule age which made me tink about, watah.

At work we get da kine apparatus das tied into da watah line which then filters it cold or hot. Even our Keurig coffee machine is rigged into a filter which pumps out "clean" watah. At home, we get our watah through da fridge which has a hugemangeous filter for da cold watah and ice machine. We get bottled watah but only use dat wen we bring a cooler or picnic kine.

But I've ALWAYS thought Hawai'i has da bestest watah from da tap..... right?

So how come we all into da filtered stuff?

Wassup Wit Dat!

I mean c'mon, we all know in our hannah-battah days we ALL wen drink from da hose and we STILL remembah da specific taste of a hot garden hose as we let it run to try and get da cool part of da watah to come out. Or even da kine from da park watah fountain dat was literally just a copper pipe coming out from da ground.

None of those were/are filtered and yet we still hanging around - for now I guess.

Do you buy bottled watah to drink regularly or have a purifier or buy da 5 gallon kine? May I ask how come? Would you not drink from a park watah fountain? Wat about a store watah fountain? Is it too "gross" now?

Then if you do all of dat....... do you have one of those metal insulated or any insulated container dat everyone is into now? Da kine $40 Sahara or Sigg or Coleman or Thermos or da craze now, Hydro Flask? Even da kine "wide mouth" so you can now actually put regulah sized ice instead of melting it to fit.

Now let me ask you now, so wat do you fill dat up with? Tap or bottled?

Hmmmmm........ if you put tap watah inside, how come only drink filtered oddah times? Just wondering.

Now with all da filters, containers, accessories spent - how much money do you think you spent on something dat you actually fill it up with for "free"?

No tink dat much? Tink again. I just bought my fridge filters and those cost an arm, a leg and my left olo's not to mention all da uku-hundred containers of "double-insulated" containers dat I swore I'd use but now just takes up cupboard space cause maybe now da buggah wasn't BPA free or da opening wasn't wide mouth and probably da biggest reason why we no use those expensive containers aftah a few times..... da buggahs are just to damn hard to clean!

Geez, I could have bought my wish list GoPro Hero 4 Black by now. (hint hint) :wink: :wink:








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Jumping Aragog

October 8th, 2014
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Halloween is a few weeks away and just a heads up, it's on a Friday so traffic WILL BE UKU-CRAZY!

Anyways, walking down da garage ramp at work, I open da door and kinda spock out in da corner of my slant eye something moving creepily fast against da painted white wall. Once I was able to track it down I shmall kine froze to comprehend wat da heck it was crawling horizontally towards me on da wall.

It was da freaky kine brownish gray daddy long legs on steroids kine spider! Ho, I no like dat kine and it gives me da hibby-jibbys so I quickly shift away from da wall letting go of da door and I seen da buggah JUMP right at me towards my backpack!!

Wassup Wit Dat!

I couldn't tell if he made it on my bag or not so I swung it my off my shoulders to check it out. A'ole. For watevah reason, I decided to "see" if it was somewea near da door. No ask me why. It's one of those things wen people tell you stay stink but go smell 'em anyways kine. I walk back towards da door and saw dis:









So then I was thinking, I wondah if they was..... then I was thinking how da heck do they do it anyways? :roll: Then I was thinking wat if it was going to eat 'em instead cause da buggah was about fifty times biggah?? No ask me wat spiders eat, I just stay sharing wat da heck was going through my head.

So then of course like in all da scary movies kine wea you yell at da screen saying "don't do it! Don't open da door you idiot!" I did. Slowly too. I wen look left. Nada. I wen look right. A'ole. Then I was thinking, "OH $H!T!!" Was it ABOVE me??? All I could think of was da old "Caveman" movie wea da spider is on da guys face so of course like da idiot dat I am look up still.

Whew. It wasn't planning a sneak peek-a-boo attack.

Then as I turned to release da door I saw dis (cue da music):









Da buggah nevah make 'em. Too bad so sad.

Still give me da hibby-jibby's though.








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Show Proof

October 6th, 2014
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I'm not surah if it's my time clock winding down or if it's just wat "makule" kine people do but wen something comes up dat I think (feel) happens infrequently, I wanna check it out now cause who knows wen dat chance - or opportunity - may come again.

Last week Friday I mentioned about da International Space Station (ISS) coming into view in our Hawaiian skies so I was kinda excited to check it out.

Once I got home from work after 6pm, I had my Daddy duties to take of and Da Wife wanted to head to PearlRidge so my window of opportunity was short considering da ISS was flying by at 7:11pm. Luck would have it dat getting da rugrats ready and packed was right about da time of da fly ovah so as Da Wife was handling dat, I started to grab my equipment.

Camera, check. Tripod, ch..... uh, I swear it was right hea!!! Wea da heck is it? Can't use dat one, dat one is too small.... ah $h!t, fo'get it - gotta chance 'em and hold da camera. I ran upstairs, jumped on da roof and sat there camera in hand. I had no clue wat to look for nor WEA to look but I knew to look south so I focused on da southwest side scanning back and forth and a couple of times thought I saw it but a'ole.

I then checked my phone to see wat time it was and it was supposed to there. I looked up and voila! There it was! In da clear starry night amongst da twinkly glows of da universe, there was a UFO. Ok, so it wasn't a UFO but da ISS!

I started to snap away and was wondering why da heck my camera was flashing back at me. Crap, was my battery charged? Yup, 70%. Ai-goo........ no mo' memory card.

Wassup Wit Dat!

Oh well, das how I roll. :roll: So I just sat back and enjoyed da view. It was actually pretty neat to see as it flying nearly directly ovah my hale and would have made such unreal pictures as it crossed just undah da moon - very picturesque. It's quite a different feeling wen just experiencing rather than viewing it through a camera lens which I am usually behind documenting. Dis time I was able to check it out and at least I knew I had three more times to catch it before it's gone.

So like da lolo dat I am, I get my okole up 10 hours latah at 4:45am Saturday morning to catch da second sighting at 5:04am and having no clue as to wat settings to use I was able to only catch a few shots considering it was only in view for three minutes. My tripod was ready dis time. :razz:





4:45am sitting on a cold wet roof





In case you don't know, it's da "dash" with da shutter open for five seconds.





Dis one at 10 seconds





At 30 seconds da pic got a ovah exposed and washed out. :sad:





15 seconds wasn't so bad but da ISS was moving away from me :sad: unlike Friday night wea it was moving ovah/towards me.





Da last attempt before it vanished (20 seconds), I tried zooming in but could only guess wea it was as looking through a viewfinder searching for a manini dot was like finding a grain of Hawaiian salt in a bucket of squid luau.

Sadly, I was determined to get it right latah dat night but guess wat? It POURED and da sky was blanked by da ominous clouds as was Sunday too - just da lucky tides of WWD! I guess.

At least I was able to show (enough) proof.








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