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Perplexed

January 26th, 2015
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As we were at Waipio Costco Sunday morning doing our weekly grocery pickup, I noticed without fail, vehicles parked along da curb wea obviously it wasn't designated - nor painted with curb parking marks - to do so.

Every week I ask myself, why? Why would you park your vehicle li'dat wen there are literally choke stalls available and not even mad kine traffic or even da need to troll for a stall? Even wen Costco is PACKED, there are still stalls available albeit it is a hike. Da only time truly there aren't any stalls - or people just too lazy to park far - is during da holidays or wen it's pouring.

Have you seen dis red Nissan truck parked there before? We have and wondering if it's an employee.....









And then just to da right of da pic, you see dis........









Wassup Wit Dat!

Please, please, please explain to me da need to park li'dat? Plus making dat turn - I've witnessed it - adds "inconvenience" and those who are not 100% confident in their turning radius makes for some okole quenching stink eye even with da ample space design of da Costco lot.

Dat person could have even parked a few feet back while still wrong, would leave a bit more clearance and visual awareness to da turn to be made. Of all da places to do dat too, it's at da apex of a tapered lane making it da narrowest point of da lane.

Ai-goo da clueless lolo.

But I guess by da looks of da buss up Nissan, it not going mattah if you bump or scrape it up a little.... it surah as heck ain't making it look worse.








Bleeding Blue

January 14th, 2015
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In light of police officers across da country having to defend all their actions, they - as a whole - have gotten a bad rap, generally speaking of course.

Surah there are those who skirt or even break da law, are overly aggressive, think they bad a$$e$ or could/should have approached situations differently but let's not forget their sworn duty is to protect and serve.

On Monday night aftah playing basketball at da Y, I headed up Punchbowl Street and da lights were out at Punchbowl and Vineyard. There were two officers standing in da middle with their reflective vests, strobing flashlights and whistles.

Considering dat da lights were out, there are still people who are clueless on how to approach a non-working intersection. Obviously da first thing is to slow down but dis one lolo coming off da H1 heading west bound was approaching at a high rate of speed. Da officer already had held up all traffic except that one direction and was blowing his whistle, had his hand up with his flashlight pointed in that direction to gain da attention of da clueless drivah.

But da officer stood his ground and by da time da drivah realized wat was going on hit da brakes hard and ended up past da crosswalk. Boy was da officer pissed! He stomped ovah and gave a lecture dat I could only imagine wasn't so pleasant then sent da car through to clear da intersection before letting our lanes travel carry on. A thankless duty dat could have ended tragically for not only da officer but for any vehicle going through.

Then yesterday, I was able to get home while da sun was still out so I took Da Keiki and Da Baby for a bike and tricycle ride respectively. As we headed to da park, we have to cross Waimano Home Road near Moanalua Road and dat area is notorious for close calls and damaging fender benders so before I even enter da road way make surah da light is red up on Moanalua and no cars are coming flying uphill in da opposite direction.

It's all about timing da lights cause at one point there will be no cars - or far away enough - to make your way across.... but you know how my luck goes. We crossed da first half without fanfare and da red light was holding da masses at bay but as soon as we were in da middle, it was like Nascar threw da green flag with a handful of vehicles coming downhill approaching FAST!

Wassup Wit Dat!

All I could think was "make eye contact, make eye contact, make eye contact." Luckily in da lane we just entered I made eye contact early and was now focusing on da last lane. Imagine a short stocky asian crossing da street hunched ovah pulling a pink bicycle flanked by a pink helmeted 4 year old and pushing a Red Wagon tricycle with an 18-month old comfortably strapped in - can't miss us right?

Looking way uphill, a white car wasn't slowing at da same pace as da oddahs so I stopped instead of trying to dart across da last 10 yards with cargo in tow. Da car I made eye contact with originally looked in his rear view then his passenger side mirror as he observed our action to stop and guess wat he did? He changed lanes to make surah da oddah car would have to stop. Yes, he did so safely and with distance to spare but his quick actions and anticipation of da situation is commendable.

Did I mention he was driving tandem in a HPD squad car? So there it was, a squad car in each lane stopping traffic so we could cross safely.

As we crossed right in front of him, I flashed him a shaka and in true Hawai'i fashion, he gave me da "respectable" head nod. They both waited till we were on da sidewalk before heading off and as da officer rolled by, Da Keiki turned and waved to say thank you. He gave her a genuine big smile and an enthusiastic wave back.

Now das "Serving and Protecting with Aloha".






SHOUT OUT: Sorry I missed his car number but he was traveling south-bound on Waimano Home road at approximately 5:45pm probably heading back to the Pearl City Station - just wanted to say a heartfelt, Mahalo to dis young officer (probably in his 30's). His Aloha was witnessed and shared by da parents watching their keiki's football practice (probably watching to see if we were going to get hit) as they all had great big grins aftah da officer waved back to Da Keiki who had a great big grin of her own.








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"New" Germaphobe

January 12th, 2015
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Some time ago Da Ohana and I ventured out to da Windward side for a "Discover Windward" event at Windward Mall. Its been a long time since I've "returned" as my ex (waaaaay back in da day) lived not too far from there and having practically lived there for years, it has changed - at least internally.

Something about da "oddah side" of da Koolau's makes da Windward side unique as you pass through any of da three tunnels just like being transported through time. I used to spend hours admiring da majestic peaks, waterfalls, supah early sunsets and perfect cuddling weather nearly every night... except wen we was disagreeing. :lol:

Walking around da event happening in da parking lot, it was like a homecoming of sorts with da air, da chill and all da familiar buildings still around (well, Starbucks wasn't around back then) then Da Keiki still being hungry, we went inside da mall to find something to eat.

As soon as I walked in I noticed dis wasn't Kansas anymore. Da food court was renovated with a new dining area and food vendors making it a pleasant surprise considering da before. Da decor was very modernized with Hawaiian contemporary and it was so...... "new" looking.

As Da Wife was ordering, I went ovah with da rugrats to kapu a table and noticing it was a little sticky so I busted out da wipes to clean it up. Aftah only a few swipes, Wilson was found......











I immediately told Da Keiki to get her hands off da table as I continued to wipe it down only to have to go through wat felt like half da container of wipes.



















Yea, dat was all from ONE table.

Wassup Wit Dat!

I couldn't believe how filthy it was and even moreso, how much accumulation of gunk there was as if da tables weren't evah wiped down since its blessing. I used a handful more wipes than pictured and each time felt like I was peeling layers off an onion. It was a little unsettling dat a place so "new" would be so gross already.

There was a couple a few tables down dat saw wat I was doing and they did a double take looking down at theirs having already gone through half their meal now trying to eat hovering ovah their trays and playing Operation trying not to touch their table.

Do you wipe down tables wen eating out? Evah wondah if they clean da rag they use to wipe down ALL da tables with? Do you look for newer tables? Have you seen Ala Moana's new tables? Do da leftovah watah marks aftah wiping da table with a rag gross you out? Evah been given wet glass or silverware?

At least da Koolau's were serene.








Watson Says......

January 9th, 2015
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So da last blog was pretty interesting I guess..... had people post! :shock: :lol:

Wassup Wit Dat!

Dat was awesome! :grin: I gotta say though dat I think Ocean Lover no can post anymore cause da buggah ALWAYS (ok, most times) get 'em right!

Ocean Lover:
January 7th, 2015 at 11:07 am edit
Gross! Dere's a doo doo in da bowl and NO TOILET PAPAH! Somebody in your office get some mean "oko juice" action in his BBD's!

Aftah "confronting" my co-worker, dis is how it went down:

BL: Eh, you wen take a crap or wat?
CO-WORKER Huh? No.
BL: No lie. I get proof. Try look. (showed da pic from previous blog)
CO-WORKER What the he!!? Is that our bathroom?
BL: Yup. I went in right aftah you and dis is wat I had to walk in to.
CO-WORKER Had toilet paper?
BL: Rogah.
CO-WORKER Then what did he wipe with?

Aftah a short perplexed glance towards him thinking he was trying to deflect, da light bulb went off in my coconut shell cause we both deduced da same thing.

Our toilets are auto-flush and fairly strong so it'll clear most debris in one flush. For those pieces dat don't make it, they get pretty mashed up from da force of da flush and you can literally tell it nevah make da original plumbing pilgrimage. Therefore, any leftovahs should absolutely, positively nevah be left intact and looking so.... solid.

With dat being said, even if da sensor nevah work, how come no mo' toilet paper in da toilet? He nevah wipe aftah pau? Not even a square? And last time I checked, we no mo' one bidet.

So there it is my dear Watson, as elementary as it is.... das how skid row came to be.

Have a grrrrreat Feel Good Friday!

And no fo'get fo' wipe eh? :razz:








Stumped Me - Any Sherlocks In Da House?

January 7th, 2015
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A few weeks ago, I was ragging on a co-worker who had just used da bathroom ahead of me. *** sorry, guess I'm stuck on a toilet theme dis week *** :roll: :oops:

While I know he nevah do it (logically deduced dat da time he was in there was "too short"), I had to show him da "proof" I had.

DISCLAIMER: For those who are touchy, sensitive, squeamish, no can handle graphic/real pictures or like to complain about how you're offended by every little thing...... NO LOOK 'DEN!!!

Ok, now dat we got dat out of da way.

Hea it is..............














































































Ok, maybe I not going show 'em on WWD! cause I not surah if can and no like get in trouble but if you CLICK HEA, YOU CAN. :grin:

Now if YOU can tell me Wassup Wit Dat! about da picture, you more sharp than me cause my co-worker was pretty quick to observe something very peculiar about it dat made me say WWD!....... and :shock:

You know I observe a lot of shtuff (literally and figuratively) and dis is one dat makes you go, "hmmmmm".

Da "answer" to follow latah.