Just in case …

The Warriors apparently have an emergency plan to the emergency plan. Freshman Cayman Shutter took reps with the first-string offense during today’s team drills. Bryant Moniz will start against Fresno State, and Shane Austin is listed as the No. 2 quarterback. Running back Inoke Funaki is the emergency quarterback. Shutter, who is on track to redshirt this season, is the backup to Funaki.

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I ran into linebacker Cory Daniel yesterday, and he still hasn’t fully shaken the bout of pneumonia. He lost more than 25 pounds, and now weighs about 210.

But he still is as feisty as ever — hey, he’s an MMA fighter on hiatus — and that got me to thinking about all of the missing players the Warriors could have used this year, such as:

• Offensive lineman Brysen Ginlack, who is redshirting this season to focus on academics. The Warriors could use another game-experienced blocker in the rotation. The biggest tease is that Ginlack practices daily with the team.

• Running back Daniel Libre petitioned for a sixth season, citing personal reasons that prevented him from having the opportunity to play four seasons. He worked out on his own during the spring and summer, and was reported to be in great shape. There was never any official word on the results of his petition, but he’s not on the active roster. Libre is a vicious pass-blocker.

• Cornerback JoPierre Davis remains on suspension following his arrest on two felony counts last spring.

• Malcolm Lane also is taking a year off to focus on academics. He was UH’s leading receiver in 2008, as well as one of the top kick returners in the country.

• Craig Stutzmann left his position as graduate assistant for a full-time coaching job at Portland State. He was a great tutor with the receivers, and a terrific video evaluator. The Warriors were never able to fill his GA spot.

• Kiran Kepo‘o was raised in the run-and-shoot system, and he would have been a contributor at quarterback by now if he hadn’t endured a serious head injury after he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle. He is no longer on the team.

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Belated birthday wishes to the hard-working Wassup Doc.

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Happy birthday to Chad Ikei.

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And a very happy birthday to the lovely Kaliko Lee.


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Don’t forget to watch Princess Leila compete in tomorrow’s UH alumnae soccer match at Waipio. First kick is at 7 p.m.m


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Not only do we have the best-looking sales staff, we have the toughest. Chris Huffman owns a rifle, fires away regularly at the Koko Head range.



  1. djmitcho October 8, 2009 6:34 am

    WooHoo First!

  2. djmitcho October 8, 2009 6:35 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good Thursday. 2 more days til game day. Happy Birthday to Chad and Kaliko.

  3. J October 8, 2009 6:35 am

    Yawn…Sun’s up, almost time for bed.

  4. Stephen Tsai October 8, 2009 6:37 am

    Hey, J, you’re not gonna wish Liko a happy b-day?

  5. PowderPuff October 8, 2009 6:37 am

    Good morning, Tsaikos. Awake early as I had a sweeeet dream: that we beat FSU. Hope it comes true.

  6. Stephen Tsai October 8, 2009 6:38 am

    Actually, J, we all should thank you because we use your family’s beach.

  7. J October 8, 2009 6:39 am

    Fine. It’s your birthday. You happy?

  8. d1島 October 8, 2009 6:39 am

    Great Morning All!

    721+ acknowledgements on last post….not bad!

  9. Bulla October 8, 2009 6:39 am

    good morning Tsaikos!

  10. Bulla October 8, 2009 6:40 am

    hey d1


  11. djmitcho October 8, 2009 6:40 am

    I hope there are some problems with the fire alarms Friday night at a certain hotel…just saying

  12. Bulla October 8, 2009 6:40 am

    is SL playing the giant killer of the ILH this weekend (iolani)

  13. d1島 October 8, 2009 6:40 am

    Happy Birthday Chad Ikei.

    Happy Birthday Kaliko Lee.

  14. Diogenes October 8, 2009 6:40 am

    Morning good people!

    This was on the news this AM: “Police say a woman singing karaoke in a Connecticut sports bar was attacked by six other women who didn’t like her performance.” And STEVEM wonders why I don’t show up for a Tsaiko-karaoke event!

  15. Diogenes October 8, 2009 6:42 am

    Forgot – top 20.

    Happy Birthday to Chad and Kaliko.

  16. PowderPuff October 8, 2009 6:43 am

    With this oppressive humidity, let’s hope the ACs conk out too.

    Happy Birthday, Chad – who I think is a fellow Cougar. If not, I need more sleep.

  17. d1島 October 8, 2009 6:46 am

    Wonder how much Stutz is reciprocating the “Miss ya much”…PSU travels to Greeley, CO to try to get back in the W column against a similarly struggling No. Colorado team. Both teams looking for their first conference win.

    Greeley…..biggest employer is the slaughter house. When you attend UNCO’s recruiting events they tell you “all the rooms are air-conditioned, so you can hardly smell anything” 👿 😯 😆

  18. d1島 October 8, 2009 6:48 am


    Yep the “Giant Killers” are up on the sched this week…get chance, they’ll probably be looking past this game!

  19. d1島 October 8, 2009 6:49 am

    Have a great day erryboddy!


  20. al October 8, 2009 6:51 am

    happy birthday chad and kaliko.

    um, i know who chad is, however, could you give us a brief intro on kaliko please.

  21. al October 8, 2009 6:53 am

    so i finally google and learn about this guy.

    Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς, my fellow non-karaoke singer.

  22. whitey October 8, 2009 6:53 am

    Happy Birthday Chad and Kaliko

  23. whitey October 8, 2009 6:54 am

    Like i said previously, good news keeps coming for the warriors this week. Go Warriors!!!!!!!

  24. Ronnie October 8, 2009 7:02 am


  25. SteveM October 8, 2009 7:05 am

    Good morning everyone!

    J made the 700th post last night.

    Happy birthday to Chad and Kaliko!

  26. kymrykauai October 8, 2009 7:08 am

    Good morning tsai-ko’s! Congrats to slugger for winning the shirt!

    Have a great day everybody!

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 7:17 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Happy Birthday Chad and Kaliko!

    I’d like to send a special shout out to all the Tiger, Warrior, and Governor alums! Oh yeah and to you too, whitey san! Wea did you grad? Are you a Saber or Bear or some such?

    Congrats to al for figuring out how to make foreign text on the blog. This reconfirms my status as dumbest guy on the blog about that kind of stuff.

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 7:18 am

    Here’s a special request to Ke Akua to blow all the vog and humidity out to sea by tonight, and cool crisp tradewind weather for the game.

  29. al October 8, 2009 7:20 am

    kalaepohaku hilltoppers 34
    another red raider team 31

    rainbow drive inn dogs 34
    richie’s drive inn govs 31

    central oahu hs 34
    makaha sons 31

    bishop estate academy 34
    pac10 31

    wahiawa botanicals 34
    thelma’s boyz in the hood 31

    coffee beaners 34
    kohala kim chee 31

    kokee canyon boys 34
    still another red raiders 31

    tokyo hs 34
    english standards 31

    whalers 34
    no ka oi hs 31

    and in the really big show……….

    men in green 34
    men in red 31

  30. al October 8, 2009 7:23 am

    dpk….why all the love?

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 7:27 am

    Because of you al, YOU taught me how to love like this… *sniff, sniff* Thank you… *sniff* sniff* I LOVE you man! 😆

  32. Slugger October 8, 2009 7:28 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Happy berfday, Chad & Kaliko!

    It’ll be good to see Dustin & Jovonte back on the field. Go Royce, go!

    I go now…gotta get my morning sweat in walking to practice.

    Esme & whoot, whoot, whoot….

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 7:30 am

    Like your forecast, Mr. “Knows how to make up great metaphorical nick names”.

  34. SteveM October 8, 2009 7:31 am

    October 8th, 2009 at 6:40 am
    Morning good people!

    This was on the news this AM: “Police say a woman singing karaoke in a Connecticut sports bar was attacked by six other women who didn’t like her performance.” And STEVEM wonders why I don’t show up for a Tsaiko-karaoke event!

    You have…but you know you’re safe with Tsai-kos. Tsai-kos sing pretty good (if they sing)…gotta work on the dancing though… 🙂

    Speaking of birthdays and karaoke, today is Peaches’ youngest daughter’s birthday (Cydnee). Her birthday party with her friends is tonight at Genji’s (Peaches’ idea). Along this line, Diogenes, if she and friends overflow the private room and move into the lounge–I’ll duck into the private room. 🙄 The place is otherwise open as usual so if anyone wants to take refuge with me, come on down after 7:00 PM…

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 7:34 am

    I miss Wreckineyes much.

  36. al October 8, 2009 7:35 am

    dpk….don’t go telling sweetie all this stuff now.

    you go find football fan and i’ll find guava. these guys owe us lunch.

  37. al October 8, 2009 7:37 am

    dpk…you cheating on me?

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 7:38 am

    No daddy…

  39. al October 8, 2009 7:38 am

    happy birthday cyndee.

    sm…sneak out and have that awesome oxtail ramen next door with a side order of kim chee.

  40. Bulla October 8, 2009 7:39 am

    per your request about kaliko….

    heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeres kaliko :0) :0)

  41. Colomaohana October 8, 2009 7:40 am

    Howzit and morning, gang!

    More October birthdays? Auwrite!!

    Happy birthday Chad and Kaliko!

    Whew! I just pau catch up with the literally hundreds of posts after I left work yesterday….DANG!! Too funny…I love it!

    And….JJ, grandpa lost his pants? O.M.G…..

  42. Colomaohana October 8, 2009 7:42 am

    Somebody say “guava”????

    Hmm….I feel like makin’ a bowl of vinegar and shoyu now……

    Guava season or what??

  43. koakane™ October 8, 2009 7:47 am

    good morning tsaikos looking like a very hot day with the sun burning very brightly now. also there is no hint of trades which means head for your favorite ac establishment and chill out.

    two more day till tgate and warrior fball 😀

  44. SteveM October 8, 2009 7:54 am

    Da Punchbowl Kid:
    October 8th, 2009 at 7:27 am
    Because of you al, YOU taught me how to love like this… *sniff, sniff* Thank you… *sniff* sniff* I LOVE you man!

    Which reminds me– Al, don’t you think it’s about time the Kid finally finds his way into your home kitchen for dinner?

    Two of these three previously impossible events from early 2007 have occurred this year…

    1. Battlestar Galactica found earth
    2. SteveM met brew808 in person (Vegas–Sept 18 & 19)

    …feeding the Kid would bring closure… :mrgreen:

  45. koakane™ October 8, 2009 7:54 am

    hey hey cohana what happens in LV sometime leaks out ..aka.. jj’s mandalay man lol

    so wot can make it after your victoria secret model gig at the baby/fam expo?

  46. Colomaohana October 8, 2009 7:56 am

    kk: hellooooo….how youuuuuu????

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 8:04 am

    “…feeding the Kid would bring closure… :mrgreen:”

    Rajah dat! Thanks for thinking of al’s need for closure, Steve.

  48. al October 8, 2009 8:04 am

    c….choke guava on the kawainui marsh back roads near the old kailua drive inn. take mr. c with you. don’t forget some branches for al to smoke meat with.
    sm….i made him food but doesn’t show up to but one tailgate per year.

  49. Jack Flash October 8, 2009 8:07 am

    The center is excellente!
    What’d i miss? j/k!
    Have a good day Tsaikos, and yell extra loud for me at the game. I’ll be at a wedding in Phoenix (checking stats on my phone!)
    By the way- here’s to RainbowCliff! That guy is all heart.

  50. Colomaohana October 8, 2009 8:11 am

    hahaah!! Of course I’ll be there!! I took THAT shift at the expo cause I knew I had *ahem* OTHER plans later…hehehe… Priorities, I tell you….


  51. Garret October 8, 2009 8:12 am

    Article about how Coach Tomey might retire after this season if SJSU loses to Idaho on Saturday. SJSU is 1-3, but their losses are at USC, at Stanford, and Utah at home…none of those were unexpected losses.

    Which brings us to Saturday’s affair with Idaho, the most improved team in the WAC. Two months from now, we could look back on it as the game that saved or sunk the season — and, by extension, the game that kept SJSU’s program churning forward or initiated a massive retreat.

    If the Spartans lose, they would have no chance for a bowl berth but a good chance for a lousy year. They would be 1-4 with trips to Fresno State and Boise State looming. At that point, the most realistic scenario is a four-win season. Dark clouds circle. Tough questions get asked. The Spartans become a backsliding program with a 71-year-old coach entering the final year of his contract and facing a 2010 schedule that begins with Alabama, Wisconsin and Utah — all on the road.

    Come January, he will have been on the job for five years and qualify for the California State University’s retirement benefits. No way does he come back in 2010 without a contract extension. But will the Spartans commit? Bowen said there have been no discussions.

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 8:14 am

    My braddah from Hilo and his wife, daughter and son-in-law are coming to this weeks T-Gate with Sweety and I, al-san. Wut you makin’ this week?

  53. Colomaohana October 8, 2009 8:15 am

    al: Are you CRAZY????!! I no take stuff dat no belong to me!! Bumbay I get all kine bachi……Da sticks can stay dea…I like da kine guava from somebody’s yard so at least that way I know I had persmission fo’ take, yeah? hehehe…

  54. Garret October 8, 2009 8:17 am

    I remember watching football all day long every New Years’ Day with my family growing up, plus eating all the great food. Now, aside from the Rose Bowl, all the other Bowl games will have the Big 10 vs. SEC!

    With the Cotton Bowl moving to Jan. 2, only three non-BCS games remain on New Year’s Day: The Outback, Capital One and Gator bowls. Last year, two of those three featured their “traditional” Big Ten vs. SEC match-ups. As of Wednesday, the nation’s two richest, most popular, most powerful conferences have taken over the third, as well

  55. koakane™ October 8, 2009 8:20 am

    cohana good so see you and the rest of the clan sometime on saturday.

    wow looking at esme site and see get free massage, bring dat person to tgate so we all can get worked over bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  56. Garret October 8, 2009 8:21 am

    It is sad to think about all the players that ST mentioned and more and how the team could use them this season. However, this seems to be the case for all teams, another reason why depth is so important.

  57. koakane™ October 8, 2009 8:24 am

    garret best day watching fball all day with great food was the turkey day games at the old aloha stadium. got to see good hs games then going home to a supa turkey meal that included steak, mandu, kalbe ribs, mac salad etc yummmmmm

  58. al October 8, 2009 8:27 am

    c….noooo. i think it is state land. go for it.

  59. Garret October 8, 2009 8:28 am


    For me the best sports watching day was New Years Day. We would wake up early at Grandma’s house in Kula, eat the ozoni, then basically watch bowl games and EAT all day. My Mom is an excellent cook and I looked forward to that food all year!

  60. Garret October 8, 2009 8:32 am


    I’m not sure that this should be listed on your website because it isn’t a Tsaiko-only event, but I thought you might find it interesting to know that hwnstln and I will be attending the Na Koa event with Don Weir in San Diego on Saturday morning.

  61. J-Dog October 8, 2009 8:46 am

    I think we also miss these former scholarship players:

    -LeMarcus Gibson
    -Korey Reynolds
    -Kevin Konrath

    Quentin Beaver would have been a nice big D lineman to clog the hole. Chris Leatigaga hasn’t played yet either huh.

  62. koakane™ October 8, 2009 8:53 am

    well with no ac at my home and its beginning to warm up look at heading out so take care and have a good day.

    safe journey and return to bulla and mrs. give beast our bestest. go wildcats 2xs (shima clan included)

    bumby den

  63. Colomaohana October 8, 2009 9:01 am

    al: You funny! I going tell them YOU said go! hahaha…

  64. Bulla October 8, 2009 9:01 am


    you wanted an intro for kaliko, so i did my ed macmahon intro…….

    mahalo kk for the good word, looking forward to watching a football game where the high is 45 degrees and the low is 19 degrees…..not bad for a 69 degree swing in temp. from hawaii……..but it’s FOOTBALL!!!



  65. JK October 8, 2009 9:08 am

    I think we get good chance this weekend…gonna be tough but 9.5 points is no respect. UH is always a good home dog (USC not included) and i expect them to compete and stay close. Not saying we going win but should keep it respectable. If the D holds Fresno to under 200 yards rushing we win. If not…..good night.

  66. al October 8, 2009 9:12 am

    kk…reduce your beverage intake by 50% and you can afford three ac units.

    c…and don’t forget my branches.

    bulla…who is ed macmahon?

  67. homey ℞ October 8, 2009 9:13 am

    What? No football tickets prize giveaway today?

    PowderPuff is a cougar? Didn’t know she goes after the young guys.

  68. PowderPuff October 8, 2009 9:16 am

    JK – I heard some have it at 10. But yes, even at 9.5 is absolutely NO RESPECT. I hope the boys bring it on Saturday…time to rally the troops and play big.

  69. al October 8, 2009 9:17 am

    meanwhile back at the farm….

    it will be an exciting saturday watching the bryant “mo em down” moniz show debut. also, hopefully the jackrabbits, taylor and blount, will run wild too.

    and of course there is always the tailgate. anybody bringing a kamado?
    whoa that would be heaven and what with c’s guava branches. a 12lb turkey would do well yah.

  70. SteveM October 8, 2009 9:30 am

    October 8th, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I’m not sure that this should be listed on your website because it isn’t a Tsaiko-only event, but I thought you might find it interesting to know that hwnstln and I will be attending the Na Koa event with Don Weir in San Diego on Saturday morning.Hmmmm…so you and the master instigator will be meeting with Don Weir, huh? Since you and hwnstln are both super cruisers, maybe talk to him about planning a Na Koa cruise out of Long Beach/San Diego…or here in Hawaii. 🙂

  71. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 9:31 am


    Should have lots of guava in and around Hoomaluhia park (nice ones right behind the plant nursery – took pictures of em last week) … the Old Pali Road off of the lookout… down along Likelike… Aiea Heiau.

  72. SteveM October 8, 2009 9:31 am


    October 8th, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I’m not sure that this should be listed on your website because it isn’t a Tsaiko-only event, but I thought you might find it interesting to know that hwnstln and I will be attending the Na Koa event with Don Weir in San Diego on Saturday morning.

    Hmmmm…so you and the master instigator will be meeting with Don Weir, huh? Since you and hwnstln are both super cruisers, maybe talk to him about planning a Na Koa cruise out of Long Beach/San Diego…or here in Hawaii. 🙂

  73. mctruck October 8, 2009 9:32 am


    tanks for bringing up Libre; I’ve been busting my brains trying to remember the name of that whirling dervish of a scat-back who did some damage to the other teams UH played especially off of the shovel passes which I have not seen much of in the current offense; and may I say, he definitely helped open up the passing game to boot.

    That’s one of the things that I think UH sorely needs to open up the passing game and to keep the defenses honest, as they say.

  74. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 9:35 am

    Why not just arrange for a big troll fishing contest… invite Colt … ? Maybe we need more “Hawaii-ish” type fund raising events?

  75. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 9:35 am

    Catamaran lunch cruise to different islands?

  76. mctruck October 8, 2009 9:40 am

    before I forget….Happy Bday to Kaliko and Chad….many more.

  77. Garret October 8, 2009 9:49 am


    A Na Koa cruise is a great idea and could actually raise a fair amount of money for Na Koa is done correctly! This is especially the case now that the cruise industry has been hit hard by the economy…there are some *great* deals available for people who can book a large number of rooms. The people going on the cruise could get a *significantly* discounted rate and the organizer (Na Koa) could make a fair amount of money off the top! Combine that with auctions of UH memorabilia and some casino events and Na Koa could make a good amount of money.

    I’ve been organizing a family reunion cruise out of Long Beach for June, so I actually have been getting all kinds of quotes over the past 3 months. I’ll pass your suggestion and some of the information I have found on to Don Weir on Saturday. For the cruise I’m organizing I’ve been having the cruise line give each cabin a large credit in addition to the discounted rate, but for a Na Koa cruise I’d suggest that Na Koa get the money instead of giving the cabin credit.

  78. Garret October 8, 2009 9:50 am

    “if done correctly” instead of “is done correctly”

  79. labrat October 8, 2009 9:51 am

    I think the biggest loss was Brashton.

  80. SteveM October 8, 2009 9:56 am

    madeinhawaii — you try the lunch catamaran between islands, I’ll take my chances on a 90,000+ gross ton cruise ship. 🙂

    Garret — maybe Na Koa has enough people to charter a plane for the round trip. Would that be a significant savings for airfare?

  81. konawaena October 8, 2009 10:09 am

    RB Libre’s petition was squashed at the UH level by Dr. Nicholson and Amanda Patterson because extreme financial harship did not pass the common sense. Not only is he a vicious pass-blocker, he is a true RB with true passion for the game, fast, powerful, and intelligence. Recently he won his first USPowerlifting Federation championship in his division (raw) squatting 501, bench 363, and deadlifting 600. God permitting, he is awaiting pro day in 2010. In my humble opinion the season is not lost, we can go to a bowl game if the team plays with the same sense of urgency and heart like Libre.

  82. Kazz (blkberry_storm) October 8, 2009 10:11 am

    No respect is good. 😎

  83. Garret October 8, 2009 10:11 am


    I guess that would depend on the charter cost. That is *really* thinking big. I was just thinking of the cruise only, but air+cruise packages of course would make more. However, Panda Travel would probably want in on that because they handle so much UH business already.

  84. Garret October 8, 2009 10:12 am


    So UH decided not to submit Libre’s petition for a 6th year?

  85. konawaena October 8, 2009 10:17 am

    G, roger that.

  86. Garret October 8, 2009 10:24 am


    If that is true that makes me really sad for Libre.

  87. al October 8, 2009 10:24 am

    mih…no forget the branches.

  88. Garret October 8, 2009 10:26 am

    UH QB commit Kevin Spain’s team lost 3 games in a row and Spain had a tough game last week.

    Paradise Valley quarterback Kevin Spain had an unlucky outing, throwing two interceptions off deflections that hit his own receivers’ hands. Despite his misfortune, Spain continued to battle. After Mingus jumped out to a 21-0 lead, Spain threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Gleason to cut the deficit to 14 points midway through the second quarter. Spain finished the day 5-for-20 for 91 yards and a touchdown, but threw three interceptions.

  89. Garret October 8, 2009 10:28 am

    Fresno Bee story gives the Warriors a LOT of bulletin-board material. Only one player on the Fresno State team has a sack this season, so I don’t know how they can be this confident about their pass rush.

    “Watching that game was pretty exciting because La. Tech really exposed a lot of things,” defensive end Kenny Borg said. “It’s very exciting for us to see that they’re very vulnerable to that kind of stuff, and we’re going to take advantage of it.”

    Defensive line coach Will Plemons said the pass rush has improved each game and that it’s his job to make sure the Bulldogs get pressure with just their four down linemen. That is to say, without the help of a blitzing linebacker or safety, which limits pass coverage.

  90. Garret October 8, 2009 10:33 am

    The furlough days *really* hurt Fresno State’s recruiting during the bye week.

    The Fresno State staff did not travel to recruit last week as coaches normally do on bye weeks, Hill said. He said the Bulldogs had furlough days Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

    “It hurts us a lot,” Hill said, “but that’s the way it is this year.”

    Bye weeks are the weeks coaches usually gather film and transcripts, Hill said.

    “We were not able to do that. We weren’t able to finish last spring either. We got called off the road last year to save money. …

  91. al October 8, 2009 10:39 am

    well, couldn’t they have done the recruiting stuff on their own sans paycheck and expense money. that would have been great for job security.

    geesh. with that attitude i can’t imagine any of their staff owning their own business.

  92. d1島 October 8, 2009 10:39 am


    That sounds like it could be using the budget ills as “smoke” for ending Hill’s tenure.

  93. d1島 October 8, 2009 10:40 am


    Maybe get NoClueAtAll rules about visits “off the clock”

  94. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 8, 2009 10:45 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Many Warriors to miss… More Warriors to CHEER FOR!

    Listening to Love Never Dies… wondering what this future Tsai-ko karaoke material will sound like!

  95. al October 8, 2009 10:55 am

    tough situation for shiloah te’o.

    i suppose that is one of the things these student/athletes have to deal with. i guess there is a zero tolerance for any alcoholic beverages at a mormon church university.

    wish him the best of his future endeavors.

  96. homey ℞ October 8, 2009 10:58 am

    al – I have a kamado but no ways am I going to risk bringing that to the t-gate. This one is dated early Arakawa’s…no make them like this anymore.

  97. 2left October 8, 2009 11:02 am

    “i guess there is a zero tolerance for any alcoholic beverages at a mormon church university.”

    . . . unless you’re Jim McMahon.

  98. Garret October 8, 2009 11:03 am


    I think that d1shima is correct and there are NCAA implications for the way that the state of California is doing the furloughs.

  99. Garret October 8, 2009 11:04 am


    Shiloah was actually on his second chance at BYU. He was punished once before and allowed to rejoin the team.

  100. Garret October 8, 2009 11:04 am

    The lying to his coach probably ended any chance he had for forgiveness from the coach.

  101. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 8, 2009 11:08 am

    Truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues.

    Bad juju to lie.

  102. TYaiea October 8, 2009 11:08 am

    Aloha Tsaikos, I was waiting to post 100, but was rudely interrupted by work and Garret beat me to it. Imua Warriors!!!

  103. EH NO MAKE ! October 8, 2009 11:11 am

    Hey, who is Kaliko Lee ? What a beautiful young woman.

  104. jm2375 October 8, 2009 11:16 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Re: Teo – no forget, the *legal* drinking age in the US is 21. I believe he’s only 19. :(. Kid needs to straighten out his life before he steps back out on any football field.

  105. TYaiea October 8, 2009 11:17 am

    Yeah, there were couple posts earlier asking, “who is Kaliko Lee” still waiting for an answer. Inquiring minds wants to know…..

  106. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 11:25 am


    Years ago, I rode a catamaran with about 50 others and half a ton of stage props between here and Maui, here and Kauai, Maui and Molokai, and Maui and Lanai to do a show in celebration of the Filipino 75th anniversary. One of the best times of my life.

  107. SteveM October 8, 2009 11:29 am

    October 8th, 2009 at 11:08 am
    Aloha Tsaikos, I was waiting to post 100, but was rudely interrupted by work and Garret beat me to it. Imua Warriors!!!

    TYaiea — no worry, get plenty more to attain….it used be harder to get 100 than “first”. In fact, when I was looking up the 900, 1,000, 1,100, 1,200 posters this morning, I saw your name up in that neighborhood. 🙂

    BTW, here’s yesterday’s benchmarks…

    FIRST — d1島
    100 — jojo ®
    200 — d1島
    300 — LizKauai
    400 — duffer (iPhone)
    500 — djmitcho
    600 — d1島
    700 — J

  108. Stephen Tsai October 8, 2009 11:34 am

    Kaliko Lee is our family friend. And she’s a lurker, too.
    Did I mention she’s single? Where’s Jason when I make these announcements.

  109. TYaiea October 8, 2009 11:34 am

    SteveM, mahalo for the email to the Tsaikos. I believe in what you said. Imua Warriors.

  110. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 11:38 am

    Same here Steve.

  111. (Jesse) James October 8, 2009 11:40 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    October 8th, 2009 at 11:34 am
    Kaliko Lee is our family friend. And she’s a lurker, too.
    Did I mention she’s single? Where’s Jason when I make these announcements.

    what about me? I am single and lonely too

  112. HiFlyer October 8, 2009 11:51 am

    JJ – you to old for her.

  113. Slugger October 8, 2009 11:52 am


    I got to #721 last night; what was special about that count?

    I received a reply to an email I sent to Mark Platte who wrote the Opinion article last Sunday which didn’t mention Stephen or Leila as contributors to the HA’s web success. This is his response:

    This particular column was not about everything that appears on our Web site. It was about some of the features that are offered on the Web and a history of how far we’ve come. When you mention one blog or feature, you pretty much have to acknowledge them all and there is simply not enough space to do so. In the past three years, I have written eight columns about Stephen, his blog and the Warrior Beat. One column was entirely devoted to Stephen’s relentless pursuit of UH sports, which has been praised often. So he’s hardly been ignored.
    Thanks for reading honoluluadvertiser.com

    I think I’ll wear the Estes tee to the game tonight. It could work as a dress.

  114. chawan_cut October 8, 2009 11:54 am

    what’s with all the pictures of women the last few days??? are we trying to up the blog hit count?
    not that i’m complaining or anything.

  115. chawan_cut October 8, 2009 11:54 am

    oh wait, nvm. i should read the comments before posting. my q’s were already answered.

  116. Slugger October 8, 2009 11:54 am


    I’m just a lonely boy
    Lonely and blue
    I’m all alone
    With nothing to do

    (is that right? it’s been so long since I’ve heard that song)

  117. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 8, 2009 11:57 am

    Mahalo for yesterday’s Birthday wishes – today is Split The Difference Day since DrDoc’s b’day is tomorrow. Depending upon how quickly the Wahine finish off Nevada will determine where’s we’ll celebrate; however, it looks like dinner will be at Maharani Restaaurant on S. King opposite soon-2-be-closed Star Market.

    Interesting factoid: In any given year more people in the USA are born between September 1 and October 15 than any other six weeks’ chunk of time. Counting backwards nine full months puts conception dates from Thanksgiving through New Years.

    Back to somewhat football-related stuff: Aloha Stadium is owned by the State of Hawai`i. There have been a number of attempts over the past couple of years to transfer ownership to UH or to modify the agreements between UH and the Stadium Authority. With the exception of the ownership transfer, many of these small steps have been initiated. There was also a failed attempt to re-structure the Authority itself, but the concept has been deferred to 2011 at the earliest..

    Even given the financial constraints of the state, there is still a fairly significant amount of money in the Capital Improvements Budget to refurbish the Stadium – turf, seats, restrooms, additional railings, etc; however, until there is some adjustment in state laws concerning naming rights, the types of improvements being suggested here might not be possible if only paid for by us taxpayers.

    Selling naming rights can bring in big bucks – see my earlier comments – but the laws may have to be changed first.

    These are very complex issues and not something that can be decided by a couple of people over beers at Murphy’s.

    I try to attend the Stadium Authority’s monthly meetings, but they’re held at the same time/date and ten miles away from another state agency’s meetings. If something is on that agenda which I have to attend as part of my day job, then I cannot go to the Authority’s meetings.

    Furthermore, there are half a dozen key legislators to contact concerning how things get changed at Aloha Stadium:with respect to its relationships with UH as well as to maintenance & upgrade issues.

    Unfortunately, our major legislative champion – Mark Takai -is not one of them; however, based upon my experiences working with these key people of a number of issues, they will listen and respond to logical, well-reasoned arguments.

    In today’s economic climate, that means focusing on the Return On Investments over the next three to 25 years.

    Another issue which will have a HUGE impact on Aloha Stadium and its revenues will be transit-oriented development. This is not a legislative/state issue but one which resides with the Hannemann Administration and his successor.

    At least one of the potential Mayoral candidates plans to cancel the mass transit project if he wins the Special Election next September 18 following Mufi’s resignation in July, 2010, to run for Governor.

    Four members of the Honolulu City Council will also be gone in 15 months because they are running for another office. Of the five current members whose term expires in 2012, I count only two of them who support the rail system. Two oppose it and the fifth member – a supporter – may run for Mayor which will open up his seat for still another Special Election next September 18.

    Also bear in mind that the Lingle Administration – including the head of the Department of Accounting & General Services which oversees the Stadium – will be gone in 14 months.

    Those of you who are really interested in improving the physical facilities for UH sports (CIP Budget) as well as increasing the $$$ spent on sports programs in the Operating Budget should ask questions during next year’s campaigns for Governor, Lt. Governor, Mayor & City Council.

    You can also ask the Governor and the Mayor’s representatives at any of the 33 O`ahu Neighborhood Board meetings as to what they consider to be their administrative priorities.


  118. Slugger October 8, 2009 11:59 am

    I think walking to practice and around the ‘hood sweating helps! I’ve lost a couple of lbs. … until lunchtime. Bwahahahaha…

  119. (Jesse) James October 8, 2009 11:59 am

    October 8th, 2009 at 11:54 am
    I’m just a lonely boy
    Lonely and blue balls
    I’m all alone
    With nothing to do no make fun of me. If I wasn’t a guy, I would have nothing to play with

  120. (Jesse) James October 8, 2009 12:00 pm

    October 8th, 2009 at 11:54 am
    I’m just a lonely boy
    Lonely and blue balls
    I’m all alone
    With nothing to do

    no make fun of me. If I wasn’t a guy, I would have nothing to play with

  121. TYaiea October 8, 2009 12:03 pm

    Slugger/(j)j, that song is from my time:
    Paul Anka
    (I’m just a) Lonely Boy

    I’m just a lonely boy
    Lonely and blue
    I’m all alone with nothin’ to do
    I’ve got everything you could think of
    But all I want is someone to love

    Someone, yes, someone to love
    Someone to kiss
    Someone to hold at a moment like this
    I’d like to hear somebody say
    ‘I’ll give you my love each night and day’

    Somebody, somebody, somebody
    Please send her to me
    I’ll make her happy
    Just wait and see
    I prayed so hard to the heavens above
    That I might find someone to love

  122. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 8, 2009 12:05 pm

    #113 – …hardly…

  123. protector October 8, 2009 12:34 pm

    Hey Garrett, do you know what Teo’s first transgression was? Of course, the lying part doesn’t go over too well for me. In reply to ‘jm2375’, Teo’s drinking transgression is a result of the time we live in. At one time the drinking age WAS 18 before reactionaries decided to push it back. I had friends that drank legally for 2 years, then suddenly became “criminals” after the law changed when they chose to partake at 20 years of age. In Europe (you can correct me if I’m wrong), they introduce alcoholic beverages with family meals at an early age. It’s not such a novelty for kids there, so there isn’t any kind of “binge” drinking as there is here in the States, nor does there seem to be as many DUIs or alcoholics in evidence. Just an observation. As for Teo having to get his life straightened up, that could go for a lot of people whether they’re 19 or 60. Just as JJ & staff took a chance on Pisa, Colt & Davone, perhaps they should just do some homework on this kid to see if he’s salvageable & worthy of another chance. We all know how things worked out for the afore-mentioned trio.

  124. TYaiea October 8, 2009 12:35 pm

    Another fine post doc. Learn so much reading your posts. Imua Warriors.

  125. royvic October 8, 2009 12:39 pm

    The last few days I’ve heard on the radio and seen on message boards of suggestions from fans of what to name the Fresno-Hawaii rivalry.

    Me, I would want to have some idea or feeling that’s inherent and indigenous to both sides and put that name on a cup or a trophy.

    We know the words Aloha and Valley is significant to both sides, Hawaii and Fresno State.

    So why not name the rivalry …and play for the Aloha-Valley Cup?

    The design of the cup could be made from koa and redwood.

    Just a thought.

  126. Pomai October 8, 2009 12:46 pm

    Should we have a cc before Leila Wai’s, UH alumnae soccer match tomorrow’s 7 p.m. at Waipio soccer field???

  127. TYaiea October 8, 2009 12:51 pm

    Royvic, I always wondered why they have that big “V” on the bulldawgs helmets. Is it in reference to “Valley” like u just mentioned in your post? IMUA warriors….

  128. A-House October 8, 2009 12:55 pm


    Is that from memory or were you listening to the song?

    Like you, same era which some music critics say the best ever in history.

  129. d1島 October 8, 2009 12:56 pm

    Finally had a chance to watch Leahey and Leahey with Coach Miano.

    Seems like the staff understands the task at hand.
    He mentioned that they’d be in full pads for two days – yesterday and today. I thought I read somewhere that it was just one day. Either way, I hope the change in practice carries over to how they play on Saturday (remember the old adage)

  130. d1島 October 8, 2009 12:58 pm


    From their website

    Fresno State’s pride for the San Joaquin Valley is displayed in the form of a green V

  131. d1島 October 8, 2009 12:59 pm

    Also Coach Miano mentioned a 4.25 guy “#7” but couldn’t remember his name…no #7 on the roster? 😕

  132. lakesidegt October 8, 2009 1:01 pm

    The V on the Fresno helmets as I recall are for the San Joaquin Valley, the Central Valley of California. I’ve driven through that area before on the way to Yosemite – nothing much to see.

  133. Stretch October 8, 2009 1:05 pm

    October 8th, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    Also Coach Miano mentioned a 4.25 guy “#7” but couldn’t remember his name…no #7 on the roster?

    Isn’t Javonte Taylor number 7??

  134. SteveM October 8, 2009 1:09 pm

    Re #128
    A-House — I agree! Those were the songs we used to sing when they were the latest hits!

    I’ll send you folks an invite if I put together a 50’s-70’s Karaoke Call again. 😆

  135. TYaiea October 8, 2009 1:24 pm

    c/mon Ahouse, at my age memories…no can remember that good. Had to google the song and it came out in 1959, by then I was a korean war vet and married with 2 kids. Boy… time sure flies…IMUA Warriors. Yeah, re “V” googled that and it was Pat Hill who came up with the idea to put the green “V” on the helmet.

  136. Slugger October 8, 2009 1:25 pm

    The team practiced without pads today.

    I think ST told me that Dustin Blount is #7. On the D, Lewis Walker is #7, Chris Black is #8….Ikaika Mahoe is #75!

  137. Old Diver October 8, 2009 1:28 pm

    Regarding #123

    The lesser crime is underage drinking, the greater crime is he was driving while being drunk. There is no excuse for that no matter what your age.

  138. royvic October 8, 2009 1:46 pm

    Cont. #125

    Plus have someone make an oversize cup crafted out of koa/redwood. Half koa, half redwood with the winning school inscribing the score+date on their side of the cup (and wood).

  139. al October 8, 2009 1:47 pm

    homey ℞:

    October 8th, 2009 at 10:58 am
    al – I have a kamado but no ways am I going to risk bringing that to the t-gate. This one is dated early Arakawa’s…no make them like this anymore.

    shoots den we go your house!

  140. al October 8, 2009 1:47 pm

    jj….but, i thought you had koakane & koamahu?

  141. al October 8, 2009 1:49 pm

    i like dat
    i was thinking the artichoke/pineapple bowl

  142. al October 8, 2009 1:51 pm

    Just in case …that’s foretelling.

  143. al October 8, 2009 1:52 pm

    garret….i heard that too. but, i didn’t want to bring it up. i figured enough already.

  144. al October 8, 2009 1:53 pm

    so, when was the last time you went to camellia’s or chin’s?

    i’ll leave you all with that thought….gotta go to work now. whoosh.

  145. J-Dog October 8, 2009 1:55 pm

    Did anyone suggest that the team show some support for the victims of the tsunami? I was thinking they would put some kind of decal on the helmets like the flags of the various nations affected.

    Although, the other UH athletic teams are gonna be at Aloha Stadium collecting for the victims. I guess that’s a good enough gesture.

    IIRC, in 2001 some of the players had “JS” on their helmets, and in ’02 some had “NJ” for Nate Jackson.

  146. Colomaohana October 8, 2009 1:59 pm

    Arakawa’s??? Dang……I LOVED that place!!!

    Yup, they don’t make ‘um like they used to!

  147. homey ℞ October 8, 2009 2:12 pm

    Ahhh, Arakawa’s…remember buying my Rod Carew baseball bat from there…Pan Am bag for baseball practice…that jacket with the aloha print liner and the opaque white plastic covering on the outside…Buster’s across the street where I bought my bb’s and pellets…Schwinn 10-speed english racer…thinking as a kid Buster’s daughters were good looking until I got older and thought, boy they sure look old…Waipahu theater up the street watching surf movies…what a life.

  148. Diogenes October 8, 2009 2:12 pm

    PROTECTOR: In France, children are allowed to drink some wine but it is considerably watered down (with water). Don’t know about other countries though.

  149. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 2:17 pm

    Is it fair to unleash the awesome power of the Princess against our own UH teams? Wouldn’t it be better to have the Princess play against tougher competition like um say, a men’s pro team? She’s even awesomer than them, I bet… 😆

    Go Princess!
    Go Wahine!

  150. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 2:18 pm

    How would Slugger know what color they are…

  151. Garret October 8, 2009 2:23 pm


    I guess I should have been like Al and not mentioned the other incident, but since you asked there reportedly was an incident in January (the weekend Manti Te’o took his recruiting trip to BYU) in addition to the DUI six or so weeks ago. From what I read Manti wasn’t involved in the violation but Shiloah was and the incident hurt BYU’s recruiting on Manti.

    For the record, I believe the Honor Code violation in January involved underage drinking at an off-campus party…I’d bet that is not an uncommon thing in college campuses around the country, but it is not allowed at BYU. So, I don’t think that the January incident is a black mark on Shiloah’s record…but the recent DUI and lying to his coach face-to-face is.

    Many players have been nvolved with much more serious incidents (like Pisa) and got second chances at UH and did well with their second chances. However, I do not know what Mac’s policy is and I do not know if there is interest from the player and from UH.

  152. Garret October 8, 2009 2:24 pm

    Interesting that Cayman Shutter was picked over the other 2 freshmen QBs to get reps with the first team offense.

  153. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 2:28 pm

    I was wondering about that too, Garret. There must be some good competition there.

    Like others have said, UH is known for being a place that gives second chances. I think if Shiloah wants to play here, it can happen.

  154. A-House October 8, 2009 2:33 pm


    Perhaps a certain “pecking order” has begun for future UH QBs.

    Someone posted several weeks ago that he thought Shutter would be the one to separate himself as the best of 3 and perhaps have a career like Colt.

    Time will tell.

  155. A-House October 8, 2009 2:34 pm

    BTW, when do we go back to “standard time”? Getting close?

  156. homey ℞ October 8, 2009 2:36 pm

    As opposed to military time?

  157. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 2:40 pm

    hey.. If I remember correctly, one of our bloggers is a direct relations to the owners of Arakawas. That store was a place of adventure for elementary school kid.

  158. Garret October 8, 2009 2:45 pm


    We will change our clocks on most of the mainland (some places don’t do Daylight Savings Time) on November 1.

  159. Garret October 8, 2009 2:45 pm

    Lori just made an awesome dinner. Amazingly, she took $5 of ingredients and made enough food to fill up the 4 people in my family for *3* dinners.

  160. Garret October 8, 2009 2:47 pm


    The only logical conclusion from Shutter being moved up is that he’s currently ahead of the other 2 freshmen QBs.

    Nielsen and Graves will also benefit because they will get more reps with the scout team.

  161. d1島 October 8, 2009 3:01 pm

    Isn’t Javonte Taylor number 7??

    Yeah, but at the time Miano was talking about Fresneck receivers.

  162. d1島 October 8, 2009 3:03 pm


    October 8th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    BTW, when do we go back to “standard time”? Getting close?

    Sumbuddy anxious to “feel closer” to Vegas?

  163. d1島 October 8, 2009 3:07 pm

    ….or could an Emergency QB be viewed as “expendable” with regard to a redshirt year?

  164. djmitcho October 8, 2009 3:07 pm

    Wow, was flipping channels and ran into the UFL’s first game on VS.
    Went ot the UFL’s website, but didn’t see any former UH players on any of the rosters.

  165. Garret October 8, 2009 3:08 pm

    Surf’s up for a new “Hawaii Five-O.”

    CBS has given a pilot commitment to an updated version of the classic cop series, from feature scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and “CSI: NY” executive producer Peter Lenkov.

  166. d1島 October 8, 2009 3:13 pm

    Better hurry up if they want an updated opening shot uisng the Ilikai…who knows how much longer it’ll be open!

  167. d1島 October 8, 2009 3:14 pm


    Kornheiser blasted the UFL today on PTI…I think he referred to it as a “Toy League”

  168. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 3:17 pm

    Miano had a lot of high praise for Moniz on the L&L show. He didn’t feel as though there would be the typical newbie learning curve with Moniz, because he’s had previous experience in the RnS.

  169. d1島 October 8, 2009 3:18 pm

    The center is still excellente!

  170. djmitcho October 8, 2009 3:19 pm

    A lot of the players a guys who probably still have an outside chance to make an NFL roster in the next few years. Lots of familiar names on these rosters.
    I did find one name with Hawaii after it. A kicker by the name of Aaron Barret. Don’t ever remember that guy playing for UH.
    All the team uniforms are one of 4 colors and they all look alike

  171. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 3:23 pm

    No names with Hawaii after it? Yep, bound to fail as a league if that’s the case. j/k…

  172. djmitcho October 8, 2009 3:28 pm

    Nebraska-Mizzou on ESPN…wow talk about rain

  173. Pink Zebra Comforter October 8, 2009 3:37 pm

    Isn’t it amazing what turn of events can take place? Appreciate you letting your readers know about this.

  174. Cindy cee October 8, 2009 3:47 pm

    Arakawa’s mentioned above… that was a happening place when I was a little kid. Sort of a giant general store atmosphere. Depot Road was the place to be!

  175. Pink Leopard Bikini October 8, 2009 3:51 pm

    Hello, I guess this is as good of a place as any to post and let you know. I tried to subscribe to your RSS feed, but when i clicked it I got an error that said “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING” followed by other gibberish that scrolled off the screen. I had to force the page to stop loading because it locked up my browser. Just thought you might like to know.

  176. (Jesse) James October 8, 2009 3:55 pm

    Hello and good afternoon Tsaikos….busy, busy, busy day today…

    Hey, who is posting as me. Posts # 111, 119 and 120 are not me. This is my first post of the day…

    Two more days until the T-gate. I see Mr. and Mrs. C will be there….auwrighhht….

  177. Buffoman October 8, 2009 3:57 pm

    Maybe I’m older then you, but the Wigwam Store across from Buck’s Bakery and the stadium was a kidde wonderland for me, especially before Christmas. Was kinda poor so did a lot of looking and dreamin.

  178. (Jesse) James October 8, 2009 4:00 pm

    Mrs. C, #146…homey, #147….

    Arakawas???? What is that place??? Never heard of it…must have been before my kid time….

  179. d1島 October 8, 2009 4:04 pm

    #7 Devon Wylie WR 5-9, 170, Jr.

    Fastest player on the team. clocked at 4.25 and 4.27 in the 40.

    Listed #2 on the depth chart in the CSU-F media guide; listed # 3 in this week’s press release.
    Currently #2 receiver in stats (behind Ajirotutu) with 11 catches for 188 yds.; long of 70, 2 TD’s

  180. TYaiea October 8, 2009 4:05 pm

    Mr. A-house, daylight savings time ends on November 1st.

  181. Colomaohana October 8, 2009 4:06 pm

    Oh right, JJ…..keep dreaming…..


  182. d1島 October 8, 2009 4:07 pm


    Used to walk to Wigwam on Nimitz where Marukai currently operates…cool place.
    btw, walking from Kaahumanu Homes, I can’t believe I used to hike that with my Mom. I musta been about 6 or 7 then 🙄

  183. d1島 October 8, 2009 4:12 pm


    Check that. 4.25 and 4.27 are fastest times in Bulldog history!

  184. d1島 October 8, 2009 4:17 pm

    I’m looking at my season tickets.

    It’s hard to believe I’ve only torn away one ticket…

  185. SteveM October 8, 2009 4:27 pm

    Buffoman — Buck’s Bakery by the stadium…yum…I still have not found anywhere that makes sweet bread like theirs…

  186. d1島 October 8, 2009 4:31 pm

    Their sweet bread was pretty easy to sell for fundraisers.

  187. d1島 October 8, 2009 4:36 pm

    Did I mention that the prime rib special is back at New Eagle?

  188. d1島 October 8, 2009 4:37 pm

    It’s excellente!

  189. Cindy cee October 8, 2009 4:43 pm

    re 182… the Wigwam Stores. the commercial jingles!

  190. d1島 October 8, 2009 4:44 pm

    Wigwam! dat da da da da!

  191. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 4:46 pm

    Speaking of the UFL, Channel 210 VS, has a game on right now.

  192. Da Punchbowl Kid October 8, 2009 4:48 pm

    I was just gonna say that, d1. Remember when the Sky Slide was in that parking lot?

  193. (Jesse) James October 8, 2009 4:50 pm

    DPK…I thought the Skyslide was in the parking lot by Gibsons…the Mapunpuna Paa Street store???

  194. 99club October 8, 2009 4:57 pm

    (Jesse) James-
    Yup, you got the location right. I remember a promotion when 10 S&S Saimin wrappers got you a free ride on the slide.

    Gem’s store was my favorite as a kid. Great toy and record sections. Bought a lot of 45’s from that store.

  195. koakane™ October 8, 2009 4:59 pm

    au’wryte some updates for the tgate on sat. got the beeg kope maker so there will be morning brew. must ask all who will be drinking to bring their own cup. the creamer and sugar will be provided. I should have it perking by 10 or sooner.

    we will like to put the plates, spoons, forks, bowls, napkins etc on a folding table if you have one please bring it. nothing too beeg or heavy. something simple and easy.

    if you need something to be cooked come by 1 so we can get it done. the earlier you come the better it is for us to do.

    wigwam, bucks sweet bread, mmmmmmmmmmmm no sound familiar to me lol eh more flash backs how many of you who went private elementary school remember selling catholic herald and easter seal stickers as fund raisers back in the day bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


  196. 99club October 8, 2009 5:04 pm

    For the off island Tsaikos-
    ESPN dot com is listing the Fresno game as one of their espn360 games.

  197. Don Weir October 8, 2009 5:04 pm

    Tsaiko Bike Donors
    bhf2 spoke with the sales rep on Saturday around 11:00 am. I read his blog posting so I went on-line and ordered the bike one hour later as shown in a previous post, paid for the bike, and was told the same as bhf2 that the bike would be shipped on Tuesday and be here no later than Friday. I received the foillowing e-mail, a phone call, and follow up e-mails today (2). I received the e-mails form the corporate office at
    I authorized shipment referenced below..

    E-Mail #1
    Hi DONALD,

    We’re writing with an update on order number # 485077. Please do not reply to this email — it’s from an automated address.
    Order Update
    Today at 2:57pm PDT we processed your order and sent it to the warehouse for shipping.
    What’s Next?
    Your order will be scheduled for shipment by the warehouse. Usually this happens within 1 business day. We will email you with the estimated ship date as soon as this happens.

    Thank you!

    Mercantila Team

    Post Phone Call
    E-Mail #2
    Hi Don,

    I apologize you were mislead by our sales rep. This is not the way we wish to represent our company. Unfortunately, we can never guarantee the date of shipment on any item we sell as this is up to our warehouse and FedEx. This item cannot possibly arrive at the guaranteed date of Tuesday and all Hawaiian, Alaskan, and International shipments require us to obtain a ship quote and get approval from that customer. This is a process that extends the shipment of items beyond the promised date, in this case, of Tuesday.
    I have processed the order and will do all I can to get this item to you as soon as possible. I apologize for the inconvenience in the matter and regret that you were given information which is not true in this case. We, once again, do not ever wish to represent our company this way.

    Mercantila, Inc.



    We are processing your order and due to the fact that your item will be shipped outside the lower 48-United States, we have quoted an additional shipping charge of $42.65. In order to go ahead and proceed with the order, we will need your approval on the shipping charges, or, if you have an address we can use in the lower 48-States, we would be glad to update your shipping address and ship it there. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can get your order processed and shipped! Thanks, and I apologize for any inconvenience.


    Mercantila, Inc.


    bhf2, any suggestions on what do we do from here?? I will be off line for the next two days.

  198. chopsueyboy October 8, 2009 5:09 pm

    many days of carrying the Buck’s Bakery box of sweet breads onto the HRT bus so I could deliver to relatives…nighmares

  199. chopsueyboy October 8, 2009 5:12 pm

    uncle owned a shoe repair shop on the outside of Wigwam dillingham.
    used to buy 45 rpms there for 79 cents

  200. chopsueyboy October 8, 2009 5:13 pm

    Hawaii Baptist Academy also sole Buck’s for fundraiser during small kid time

  201. chopsueyboy October 8, 2009 5:14 pm

    ooops sold, not sole

  202. chopsueyboy October 8, 2009 5:20 pm

    don weir
    is there a site that we can purchase authentic warrior uniforms?

  203. […] The Warrior Beat| UH football, University of Hawaii competition … […]

  204. Pomai October 8, 2009 5:27 pm

    #197 It’s not always as easy as it seems!!!

  205. Pomai October 8, 2009 5:28 pm

    Is there anyone else going to watch Leila run around besides me??

  206. SteveM October 8, 2009 5:34 pm

    Slower day today…

    FIRST — djmitchio
    100 — Garret
    200 — chopsueyboy (congrats, probably your first?)
    300 — ?

    Who has never made the 300th post before? 😕

    Gotta go to a b-day party now. Now where did Peaches hide my karaoke song list now? It’s been a while… 😐

  207. Slugger October 8, 2009 5:35 pm


    #752 ~ Who IS behind Rainbow Cliff? Looks like Larry Bird’s hair…

    #754 ~ And the Razorback player behind Cliff?

  208. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 5:46 pm

    Wigwam, the Wigwam store. Your dollar buys more at the Wigwam store…. WIGWAM.

    Man I forgot all about Wigwam… I had it confused with Woolworth… then Crest…Wasn’t there another chain.. PayLess (but not the shoe store?).

  209. al October 8, 2009 5:46 pm

    gem store
    buck’s bakery…….

    just what are you guys talking about?????

  210. al October 8, 2009 5:47 pm

    mih…..its kress not crest.

    careful now. pretty soon you will be say hunky’s instead of chunky’s.

  211. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 5:48 pm

    For all you star-gazers out there tonight.. should you see a falling star.. no forget.. first wish is for our Warriors to Kick butt… Crush Fresno, Trample over their sweat laden carcasses….Prevail…and WIN… Second wish is for World Peace.


  212. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 5:50 pm

    Across Stadium Bowl?
    Roast Beef plate with lots of gravy?

  213. al October 8, 2009 5:50 pm

    buck’s bakery….sheesh. i grew up a block from buck’s bakery. you would wake up in the morning to the smell of the best sweet bread loaf in town.

    and who can forget hisago’s okazuya just on the corner…..

  214. al October 8, 2009 5:56 pm

    all star drive inn…..25 cents cheeseburgers

  215. Pomai October 8, 2009 5:58 pm


    #752 LA Laker 5 time champion, Michael Cooper former standout guard of New Mexico Lobos

    #754 Sidney Moncrief played for 11 years in the NBA he p;ayed for the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks

    And Cliff had them both on the ropes!!!!!

  216. jm2375 October 8, 2009 6:10 pm

    Protector – in Spain, legal drinking age is 16 and legal driving age is 18, so they know learn how to drink before they learn to drive. When I was there this summer, saw signs about enforcing the drinking while driving laws. Never really saw the cops pull anybody over. Hard to be too drunk and drive there, there are so many traffic circles. Might be so you need less stoplights and keeps the traffic flowing.

    Can’t really compare Teo to Davone and Colt. IIRC, Davone was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I’m still not convinced Colt did anything wrong. Besides, anything further would be Teo’s THIRD (4th?) chance..

    On a different topic, anybody going to vb tomorrow night?

  217. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 6:19 pm


    I spent 6 months in Spain back in ’83. Mostly in Granada where walking and Burros made more sense than cars. But daytime drinking was the norm there. Mixing 3-6 wines, common place. The living was good and cheap… If I didn’t have a mortgage back then to come back to, I would have stayed on. Ahhh… flamenco dancers… and music. Ole!

  218. Cindy cee October 8, 2009 6:30 pm

    Scotty’s… so many sodas for a buck. den Jolly Rogers..the Suzy Q’s!
    I know I have footage of my siblings on the Skyslide. : )

  219. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 6:38 pm

    Ah… when you look closely, so much has changed over the years. But when you step back, nothing has changed… really.

    Except the 5 and 10 now stand for dollars not cents.

  220. A-House October 8, 2009 6:56 pm

    Cindy Cee:

    No forget Rainbow Rollerland next to Scotty’s – hand in hand.

  221. NYUH October 8, 2009 6:58 pm

    Wow, Idaho beat Colorado State and Nevada killed UNLV.

  222. buffoman October 8, 2009 7:48 pm

    How’s this if anybody old enough for remember. My mother took us in the family’s 55 chevy to my first drive in movie. The drive in, cannot remember the name was where Don Quoixte is now located, on Kaheka Street.

    On the way home, we stopped to watch the lights of the rent a boats on the Ala Wai canal.

  223. innocent observer October 8, 2009 7:50 pm

    Does anyone know why Chris Mclaclin is not part of the broadcast of wahine volleyball on K5?

  224. d1島 October 8, 2009 7:52 pm

    Maybe this is what Coach Miano was looking at….


  225. d1島 October 8, 2009 7:53 pm

    …or this.


  226. Ralph October 8, 2009 7:53 pm

    UH Baseball schedule is posted. Looking forward to a great season, lots of good teams coming to town, we win, the house is packed. The Murakami years he scheduled the best and won many of them so the fans came to support the team. Tatsuno helped jump start the interest and it continued for many years.

  227. Ralph October 8, 2009 7:56 pm

    McLachlin left for Stanford where he will be an assistant mens volleyball coach this upcoming season.

  228. jm2375 October 8, 2009 7:58 pm

    Ralph – I thought it was just for the fall.

  229. Long Time UH Fan October 8, 2009 7:59 pm


    #222…Used to be a Kapiolani Drive In back in the day…

  230. d1島 October 8, 2009 8:02 pm


    Like you said, “It’s not always as easy as it seems!!!”


  231. d1島 October 8, 2009 8:09 pm

    …and then there’s Ryan Matthews.


  232. Ralph October 8, 2009 8:11 pm

    He will be at Stanford until the HC is able to get more help and a full time staff. He is helping out as a late, last minute hire, more like a favor and there are a bunch of Hawaii players including his son and Shoji’s on the team.

  233. d1島 October 8, 2009 8:11 pm


    I think Ako provided the initial spark.

  234. d1島 October 8, 2009 8:13 pm

    Warriors really gotta show up with their A+ game on Saturday.


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  236. Ralph October 8, 2009 8:27 pm

    Ako was the only guy on scholarship when he started, he did very well, but when Tatsuno came in and contributed to the wins with his high strike out numbers the fans came out to see the the team. Les had to decide, Ako or Goya for the lone scholarship, Goya went on to Colorado State and won the conference batting title.

  237. rasu begasu October 8, 2009 8:39 pm

    Ever been to Fresno?, don’t bother
    surprisingly large percentage of the homes in this city have wheels

  238. al October 8, 2009 8:41 pm

    ltuh…kdi. oyster burgers.

    and shakey’s and chico’s pizza the home of the original pitchers of draft beer and wine coolers.

  239. koakane™ October 8, 2009 8:42 pm

    congrats to the wahines on their march to another WAC title and to cshoji’s 1000 wins.

    good warm and humid evening to tsaiko country

  240. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 8, 2009 8:48 pm

    #197.. Don Weir-
    My suggestion is to ship it to IDAHO and pick it up next week and bring it back with the team.

    I am DISGUSTED with the bait and switch games companies play on shipping to states outside of the “48”. Washington DC is not even a state and they get the same rates.

    I buy from Amazon a lot. They give us free shipping on the small-medium stuff.

    I have yet to buy from the NFL Store chain who offers free shipping for a $100 order only to surcharge Hawaii folks $33.

    but I digress…

  241. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 8, 2009 8:50 pm

    Tried to watch the Wahine but the signal kept falling off and leaving me with a pink screen…


  242. rasu begasu October 8, 2009 8:51 pm


  243. Hitman 24 October 8, 2009 8:55 pm

    #236 – Ralph: If I’m not mistaken Glenn Goya was the NCAA batting champ.

  244. madeinhawaii October 8, 2009 9:01 pm

    I had a color laser printer shipped to me free from Amazon.com. 70lbs. I was surprised that they honored the free shipping on it.

  245. Garret October 8, 2009 9:05 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Penny-sized nuclear battery with 6x power density compared to chemical batteries is being developed by US researchers.

  246. Garret October 8, 2009 9:06 pm

    The list of the 10 foods most likely to make someone sick shows leafy greens, sprouts, and berries are among the most prone to carry infections or toxins.

  247. Garret October 8, 2009 9:06 pm

    NASA telescope found a *huge* ring around Saturn (1 billion Earths would fit in the ring).

  248. Garret October 8, 2009 9:06 pm

    Stem cells that “fool the immune system” can immunize humans against colon cancer. This unexpected discovery might actually lead to a way to immunize humans against ALL cancer!

  249. Garret October 8, 2009 9:07 pm

    Tokyo researchers developed a paint that absorbs all radio signals transmitted up to 100 GHz. This could be used by homes to prevent neighbors from using their WiFi, movie theaters to prevent cell phone signals for people watching a movie (great application!), and enable hospitals to keep their patient data secure.

  250. Garret October 8, 2009 9:07 pm

    Free play links pau.

  251. Garret October 8, 2009 9:08 pm

    I wonder how many Tsaikos it would take to eat all the pies this 1,725-pound pumpkin could make…

  252. TYaiea October 8, 2009 9:14 pm

    Don Weir, just order the bike and send it to Honolulu. I’ll send you a check to cover the postage, in the mail tomorrow, to Na Koa and attn: to Don Weir.

  253. el guapo October 8, 2009 9:15 pm

    Garret, re #51 this a.m.

    The writer doesn’t know that Dick was at UCLA for 6 years or is UC in a different retirement system?

  254. Ralph October 8, 2009 9:17 pm

    i can’t remember, but Goya was an outstanding hitter and I believe, first baseman for the CSU bb team.

  255. PowderPuff October 8, 2009 9:18 pm

    Code red in Waikiki tonight…the enemy has landed.

  256. d1島 October 8, 2009 9:19 pm

    University of California

    California State University

  257. al October 8, 2009 9:20 pm

    rasu…i spent a week in august in sunny fresno. it was an int’l bb tourney. every seat in the house was made of concrete. sort of like kaiser and moanalua hs you could fry an egg on the seat next to you. one could not cool off even well into the night when it cooled down to 108.

  258. d1島 October 8, 2009 9:20 pm


    Just keep telling them, “Yes, the air conditioning is on.” (then smile)

  259. el guapo October 8, 2009 9:21 pm

    but are they different retirement systems or are all state employees in California in the same system?

  260. al October 8, 2009 9:22 pm

    so powder puff….which establishment needed to practice their emergency plan at 3 am?

  261. Ralph October 8, 2009 9:22 pm

    Dave Murakami, Les’ cousin, was an outstanding hitter at Nebraska. He helped Les with the hitters for a number of years. UH needs a hitting coach for coach Trap, Keith wasn’t a hitter in college or the pros.

  262. Garret October 8, 2009 9:23 pm

    el guapo,

    The Cal State and UC systems are completely separate. I learned a lot about that when SJSU offered me a position and I was considering UC schools (in less desirable locations) vs. SJSU (much better location for me) and ended up choosing Santa Clara University.

  263. Garret October 8, 2009 9:25 pm

    Being a part of Santa Clara U for 7 years and being a Caltech employee for 10 years (thanks to JPL), I can honestly state that those private schools have much, much better retirement benefits than the public Universities in California.

  264. Garret October 8, 2009 9:28 pm

    I believe that the community college system also has different retirement benefits than the UC and Cal State systems.

  265. d1島 October 8, 2009 9:29 pm

    In a sense, UH should be called Hawaii St.

  266. Slugger October 8, 2009 9:29 pm

    I was corrected by Lewis Walker: Dustin Blount’s number is #6, Jovonte Taylor’s number is #7. Got to talk to Aaron Brown (#24), Lewis (#7), & Ryan Henry (#88) tonight after the wahine VB game. Aaron’s out with a hammie injury; he went to workout after the VB game. The guys said that they are supposed to stretch on their own before practice, but … that’s one of the reasons for hamstring injuries. I encouraged them to be leaders, gather up a group and get out to the field and stretch before practice.

    Told them about watching the AZ Cardinals in camp at NAU. You could tell Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan were focused during the stretching period, while Matt Leinart & Deuce were jawing & doing some stretching. Kurt got the job that season (2008). Our youngsters need to make sure they are warmed up before practicing & getting in the game.

    Saw ST & keeds, W-Doc, M/M Sailor Blue at the game. Where were you, Kazz?

    Billy V. mentioned that if you are at Shoji’s 1,000th win, hold on to your ticket stub for something special. Does anyone know where UH is at in collecting 1,000 donations?

    Derek Inouchi, could you get some info out on how close the donation numbers are? Maybe a “thermometer” on the UH Athletics website page?

  267. Garret October 8, 2009 9:29 pm

    My Ph.D. advisor got an offer from Stanford while I was still studying under him at Texas. Stanford has excellent retirement benefits and the other perks like *paying his closing costs on any home he chose* were nice too.

  268. el guapo October 8, 2009 9:31 pm


    So they are not part of the public employees retirement system? Interesting.

  269. Garret October 8, 2009 9:36 pm

    The UC schools tend to be research institutions with active PhD programs and professors are expected to publish a lot. The Cal State schools tend to get a lower level of student, are considered more teaching institutions than research institutions, professors do not publish as much, and they tend to not have PhD programs.

    UH has PhD programs, professors are expected to publish, and they get the best students in general for any University in the state. So, UH would be more appropriate than Hawaii State in this case.

  270. Garret October 8, 2009 9:37 pm

    el guapo,

    Lots of different retirement systems, lots of different agreements and way too many levels of management.

  271. Garret October 8, 2009 9:40 pm

    Plus, I’m guessing that the only reason why Coach Tomey qualifies for retirement is because his age shortens the number of years needed for retirement. It may be something like a certain age and a certain number of continuous years of service.

    If I had gone to JPL after getting my PhD (they would have paid me more than what I got as a professor) I could have retired at the half-retirement pay level after 20 years of service…when I was 39 years old! Caltech had a rule about how people needed less than 20 years if they were a certain age and the number of continuous years decreased at higher ages.

  272. el guapo October 8, 2009 9:41 pm

    Garret – #270 – I hear ya

    Dick has a bunch of pensions racked up from his coaching career

  273. Jason October 8, 2009 9:43 pm

    I ordered a laser printer from Amazon as well, and they’ve honored the free shipping. But some SUPER heavy objects, they won’t ship. The original laser printer I bought, I sold to my pastor, and I got a better one from Office Depot; I saw it on Amazon, but they would only ship to the contiguous U.S.

  274. Slugger October 8, 2009 9:45 pm

    Don Weir & Tsaikos,

    The players I spoke to tonight said a resounding, “Yes, we really need the bikes on the sidelines!”

    Don, are you still in town to get the expedited shipping in? Looks like TYaiea is covering it. BIG MAHALO!!!

  275. Don Weir October 8, 2009 9:48 pm

    Bike Post & Na Koa Update
    Bike #2 has been ordered. Na Koa has picked up shipping and mahalo for the offer TYaiea. Just wanted to let you all know how things are working these days on this project.
    Hawaiian Air is still waiting for the shippers to contact them in LV to get Bike #1 here.

    Uniforms are actually State property. Once declared unusable they go up to the bookstore.
    If there is anything about the uniforms for sale after this season I will post it here.

    My apologies for not keeping all in the loop on this. We are working on developing mainland support and closer connection for Warrior Football. UH FB Alum & UH former coach Dennis Goodrich will be joining me at Trattoria Fantastica on India Street in San Diego’s Little Italy, Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 for a hosted Italina pastry/Italian coffee gathering to discuss Warrior Support, UHAD Strategic Plan Summary, and opportunities to develop mainland chapters of Na Koa. In the area please join us.

    San Jose State game I will put something together for the Bay area supporters on Game Day morning to discuss ideas and develop preliminary plans on Warrior Support. I will post here when plan comes together.

  276. PowderPuff October 8, 2009 9:49 pm

    Uh oh, do we have a (J)J wannabe out there?

    d1: da buggahs looked fine tonight. Heat/humidity didn’t seem to affect their strut. I wonder if I could walk like that if I had a bigger body?

    Shhhh, al…not tonight, tomorrow night. 😀

  277. Garret October 8, 2009 9:54 pm

    el guapo,

    Coach Tomey won’t get a pension from Texas but he deserves one. I think he was just at Texas for one year, but in that year he is credited for making a huge difference for the attitude of Texas’ defense. Before Coach Tomey, Texas was always criticized about being soft on D…after he joined Texas, the D completely shed that soft label.

    Many of the Texas defenders specifically credited Coach Tomey for changing the attitude of the defense when they won the national title. Without Tomey’s help, Texas might not have beaten USC for the national title, and several players pointed that out even though Tomey was at SJSU then.

  278. Garret October 8, 2009 9:55 pm

    Don Weir,

    Thank you for the bike update. I look forward to seeing you in about 33 hours.

  279. Slugger October 8, 2009 10:06 pm

    Don Weir,

    RE: old uniforms. The AZ Diamondbacks used to raise money for one of their charities by selling $50 tickets for a chance to win a player’s jersey. Is there anything that would prevent the UH from selling basically raffle tickets for a chance to win a used uniform jersey? One way to raise money.

  280. Kekoa (iPhone) October 8, 2009 10:07 pm

    Don ~ Many thanks for your due diligence on the bike project. Those critters took on a life of their own!

  281. Kekoa (iPhone) October 8, 2009 10:24 pm

    T-gaters ~

    Since Momo is bringing ‘pan’ lau lau…I’ll bring some kalua pig. My HS pal (Tom) is bringing the poi.

    My apologies Liz, no can make da Lomi salmon. I’m in Waikiki attending a weekend workshop, and cutting class Sat. just to get to the t-gate & game! With da kalua pig, all I gotta do is heat and serve.

    Note to Koakane: Tom might be able to bring a large coffee maker.

  282. Kekoa (iPhone) October 8, 2009 10:34 pm

    Hiya Slugger!

    Girl you been BUSY! Will miss ya this weekend. It should be fun trying to explain to your former classmates that you are a *Tsaiko*

  283. Ralph October 8, 2009 10:49 pm

    Don Weir if you have access to old action shots of past UH football players, you might consider having Na Koa sell 5×7 prints for $10 as a revenue source. My alma mater at K State sells pix for all sports. K State also sells dvds of a few games

  284. al October 8, 2009 10:53 pm

    kekoa…would you like for me to bring some lomi salmon?

  285. Ralph October 8, 2009 10:56 pm

    I’m taking extra gout meds to eat Momo’s lau lau and Kekoa’s kalua pig. Like the old Primo commerical, “chance’em”

  286. Ralph October 8, 2009 10:57 pm

    but al you got to show up a little earlier than 1 ish

  287. Slugger October 8, 2009 11:03 pm


    One of my HS classmates is a season ticketholder at the wahine VB games. Got to show him my Estes t-shirt! I used to hang out w/ the geeks in school, so it will be fun to change the perceptions.

  288. chawan_cut October 8, 2009 11:13 pm

    Tonight’s news

  289. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς October 8, 2009 11:20 pm

    RALPH suggested to DON WEIRS

    Don Weir if you have access to old action shots of past UH football players, you might consider having Na Koa sell 5×7 prints for $10 as a revenue source.

    Following that up – if you can talk the StarBulletin in letting you have the rights to their 100 top UH players baseball cards, that could be a good fund-raiser.

    I have the RGM card with Devone Bess’ picture on it = collectors item

  290. koakane™ October 9, 2009 12:28 am

    small reminder

    koakane™: October 8th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    au’wryte some updates for the tgate on sat. got the beeg kope maker so there will be morning brew. must ask all who will be drinking to bring their own cup. the creamer and sugar will be provided. I should have it perking by 10 or sooner.

    we will like to put the plates, spoons, forks, bowls, napkins etc on a folding table if you have one please bring it. nothing too beeg or heavy. something simple and easy.

    if you need something to be cooked come by 1 so we can get it done. the earlier you come the better it is for us to do.

  291. SteveM October 9, 2009 12:43 am

    [groan] Back late from the 25th b-day party of Peaches’ daughter at Genji’s. Have to work tomorrow. This time it was a room full of 25-32 year women. They ordered so many drinks at one time that even Tina had to write it down. But at least they didn’t stand up and dance on the seats like Peaches’ office co-workers did. 🙄

    Cuz came in to greet us and later laughed whenever I came out to hide to talk with her. I’m exhausted…

    BTW, Slugger— Art said the morning coffee is free next Saturday for the Idaho game, so donation of grounds not necessary (he always brews an urn and keeps it replenished) for morning games.

    However, if you prefer a brand other than Yuban, you may bring it. Art is not going to prohibit your coffee and force you to drink his free one… 😆

  292. Kekoa (iPhone) October 9, 2009 12:59 am

    Al ~ Sorry for the slow respnse. Prepping notes for morning class, but yeah! Would love to try your Lomi Salmon!


  293. 99club October 9, 2009 1:03 am

    Nobel Laureate President Obama. Has a nice ring to it!

    Good morning Tsaikos. La Tech at Nevada tonight on ESPN should be a quick one with all the running plays.

    Off to the salt mines…

  294. mctruck October 9, 2009 1:37 am

    Slugger scores da t-shirt……..awrite!!!!, congrats my friend!!

    Goodmorning all from, Marshall, Texas……it’s going on 7am., ova-hea.

    Congrats to our very own, President Barack Obama on the Nobel Peace award.


  295. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 9, 2009 1:53 am


    Will bring a small folding table with handle when we drop off the recyling basket around 11 am.


    Now that we’re about 32 hours away from the first arrivals, start saving your HI-5 cans & bottles to bring to the next T-Gate on Saturday, October 10.

    The beneficiary this time is the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s SAVE OUR SPORTS Drive.

    The bin(s) will be set out no later than 11 am and all the recyclables – including donations brought from home – will be stored during the breakdown before the game so that they won’t “walk away” with someone looking to pick up some spare change. We’ll set the bin back up at the post-game party.

    We’ll also pick up quantities in excess of 250 containers anywhere on O`ahu on the Sunday following the T-Gate provided that arrangements are made no later than Friday 10 am since we’ll have to borrow a truck. Please e-mail swood at hoku dot com and include your daytime and evening phone numbers along with your real and blog names.

    On Saturday, October 24, is the BOISE STATE T-Gate. The beneficiary of that HI-5 Drive will be the “Serving Up 1,000” Fundraiser honoring Coach Shoji’s 1,000th win.

    Coach Shoji should have his 1,002nd win the night before (October 23)since his 1,000th win will most likely be on Wednesday, October 14, against LaTech at the Stan Sheriff Center.

    Here are the recipients at the remaining home games:
    Saturday, November 7, UTAH STATE – Dole Middle School’s Cross-Country Fall Semester Program;

    Saturday, November 14, NEW MEXICO STATE – Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance;

    Saturday, November 28, NAVY – Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program/Men’s Sports other than football;

    Saturday, December 5, WISCONSIN – Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program/Wahine Sports other than volleyball.

    The T-Gate recipient for the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl will be announced after the regular season.

    Again, ALL of the redemption fees will be made on behalf of the Tsai-kos & will be sent to the designated recipients within 48 – 72 hours of each T-Gate.


    NOTE: We’re coordinating a major recycling drive at three different sites in Windward O`ahu on the morning of October 24 to benefit the after-school sports programs at Castle, Kalaheo and Kailua High Schools as part of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association SOS Fund-raiser.

    More details to come, but please encourage your friends, co-workers, relatives, etc., who live in Waimanalo, Kailua, Kane`ohe & Kahalu`u to support the event. by saving their HI-5 cans & bottles.

    Remember, you’ll be bringing your cans & bottles to the T-Gate – see above for details.

    Our goal is to collect 60,000 containers in three hours at the three sites combined.

    Mahalo in advance for supporting these youth and UH athletic programs.

  296. wafan October 9, 2009 3:26 am

    Merry Aloha Friday!

  297. TChahng [Inspired by SteveM] October 9, 2009 3:42 am

    Uncle A-House,

    Daylight Time.

    Starting in 2007, daylight time begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time. On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time. These dates were established by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. no. 109-58, 119 Stat 594 (2005).

    Not all places in the U.S. observe daylight time. In particular, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use it. Indiana adopted its use beginning in 2006.

    •In 2009, daylight time begins on March 8 and ends on November 1.

    Japan and Korea do not observe daylight time.

    Daylight time and time zones in the U.S. are defined in the U.S. Code, Title 15, Chapter 6, Subchapter IX – Standard Time.

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  299. duffer October 9, 2009 4:38 am


  300. duffer October 9, 2009 4:39 am


    Good Morning!

  301. Ronnie October 9, 2009 4:53 am

    Happy Aloha Friday!!!!!

    Tomorrow is GAMEDAY!!!!!

  302. Bulla October 9, 2009 4:55 am

    good morning from 51 degrees in Seattle :)X2)

    congrats to the Wahine, good win, maybe some of that ‘mojo’ will rub off on our football team? let’s hope and pray that it does!

    have a good friday, let’s get read for our T-gate, sounds like it’s going to be Epic at the very least.


  303. TYaiea October 9, 2009 5:19 am

    G’morning Tsaikos, heard the good news about “our bike” from Don’s post. I also received an email from Don confirming what he posted. He’s got a request for the Tsaikos to follow up on. He and bhf2 are pissed that the company “jerked us around” by quoting a price including shipping and after payment was made, they reneged and demanded shipping charges in order to ship the bike and in the meantime they gave Don the run-around. If you are unhappy about the way we were treated, send them an email: ship@mercantila-inc.com.
    For more info, go back to post #197, Don Weir, posted 10/8/09 @5:04 p.m.

  304. d1島 October 9, 2009 6:05 am

    Great Morning All!

    Whew! Long week. Glad the weekend is here….


    Safe drive over (and back)

    Don Weir,

    Mahalo for your diligence (and patience)


  305. jm2375 October 9, 2009 6:06 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!


    Anybody going to volleyball tonight?

  306. d1島 October 9, 2009 6:07 am


    You are absolutely right!


    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


    (Koakane, it’s game week. No singing.)

  307. Committed Road Warrior October 9, 2009 6:30 am

    Is someone sleeping in today?

  308. Ronnie October 9, 2009 6:32 am

    Wow! I’ve been on hold for 20 minutes with my bank. I’m trying to track down a charge I saw and their own customer service manager is getting the run around trying to find out who the charge was paid to!

  309. djmitcho October 9, 2009 6:35 am

    Good Morning All! Happy Aloha Friday!

  310. Committed Road Warrior October 9, 2009 6:45 am

    Yay! Three-and-a-half day weekend here I come!!!!!

  311. Ronnie October 9, 2009 6:45 am

    I just realized that with the time change Nov 1st and the earlier start for home games, I won’t have to stay up until 1am to watch games anymore. They should be done by 11 now! Yee Haw!!!

    (ok, sometimes I’m a little slow to catch on…)

  312. whitey October 9, 2009 6:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos here and everywhere. Congrats to the Wahine vb for another smashing victory. Go Warriors!!!!!!

  313. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 9, 2009 6:59 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Whoa- it’s hot… I jut steamed up my glasses by putting them on!

  314. Committed Road Warrior October 9, 2009 7:02 am

    Ronnie #311:

    Yep. With the time change on Nov. 1 the games will start at 10pm out here. Staying up ’till 1:30am or so isn’t that bad (for me).

    Luckily I wasn’t around here last year when watching the games meant that they started at midnight and didn’t finish ’till well after 3am.

  315. Colomaohana October 9, 2009 7:10 am

    Morning, gang!

  316. chopsueyboy October 9, 2009 7:22 am

    Good morning Tsaikos all around our universe.

  317. djmitcho October 9, 2009 7:31 am

    Ronnie, CRW,
    People at home may not like the 5pm start time, but for us mainland guys it’s kinda nice. Saturday’s game starts 8pm west coast time. I like that.

  318. Slugger October 9, 2009 7:38 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!! Happy Aloha Friday!

    Mahalo, Don Weir, for working on the bike acquisition.

  319. freznofrenzy October 9, 2009 7:54 am

    good luck warriors and moniz.

  320. chopsueyboy October 9, 2009 8:18 am

    prefer the 6 pm start since we work on saturdays
    sitting in the mauka section, 5 pm start, sun hasn’t set enough

  321. TYaiea October 9, 2009 8:27 am

    Repost from early this a.m. Request from Don Weir that the tsaikos email that company: ship@mercantila-inc.com that gave Don and bhf2 the run-around. Bug them enough to make sure that the bike is shipped pronto. It’s all paid for, shipping included, by Na Koa.

  322. Dirty Commish October 9, 2009 8:42 am

    I was watching Conan O’brien last night and he relayed this juicy bit of information: In a recent study, Fresno, CA has been named the least intelligent city in the United States.



    And yes, I get all my news from Conan O’brien. He would never lie to me.

  323. koakane™ October 9, 2009 8:53 am

    howzit tsaiko country especially those in dc, cali and pnw. good that you get the game earlier but wish we had the 7 time slot back.

    thinking about catching princess tonight and possible dinner before but waiting on some things to fall into place before making a commitment.

    chopsueyboy will give you a call latter on in the day.

  324. koakane™ October 9, 2009 9:01 am

    e kala mai to our island tsaiko’s a very super aloha friday. things starting to heat up so its ac searching time.


    d1 no can gotta have da song

  325. Tarai October 9, 2009 9:49 am

    It’s Aloha Friday, no work ’til Monday, doo be doo, doo doo be, doo be doo be doo be doo!

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