Pilares to chat today at 11:30

Right slotback Kealoha Pilares will be our chat guest today at about 11:30 a.m.
A separate post for the chat will go up at 11;15.
Please join us.

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From a news release:

Elected officials from Aiea and Pearl City will be hosting a community town meeting with University of Hawaii Athletic Director Jim Donovan and Head Football Coach Greg McMackin to “talk story” about the future of the University of Hawaii Athletics Program. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, 2008 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Waimalu Elementary School cafeteria.

“We are very pleased that Jim Donovan and Coach Mack will come to speak to our community,” said Rep. K. Mark Takai.

“We have learned through this awesome, yet challenging year, that UH Athletics is important to many people in our community,” Takai said.

“We not only anticipate another amazing year in athletics, but are interested in learning about some of the immediate and long-term plans for the biggest sports program in the state,” he added.

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Belated congratulations to Lori and Garret on their wedding anniversary.

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Happy 40th birthday to Michael Tsai, our newspaper’s best writer.


  1. Ronnie July 29, 2008 7:05 am

    Good Morning, ST!

    Happy Birthday Mike! So, how will you celebrate your birthday?

    Happy Anniversary Garret and Lori!!!

    Great to hear that Kealoha will be our blog guest. I’ll have to make sure I don’t have any meetings during that time so I can attend.

  2. Stretch July 29, 2008 7:08 am

    Happy Birthday to Mike, HA’s bestest writer!!

    Shucks, now I don’t have time to eat sushi during lunch…

  3. Stephen Tsai July 29, 2008 7:14 am

    Thanks again to Stretch for reminding me about the Pilares chat.
    We were at UH yesterday, and he asked about the chat. I’m like, what chat? Then he reminded me, and pointed to PIlares.

  4. duffer July 29, 2008 7:16 am

    Happy Birthday Mike…..

    It only gets better! 🙂

    Good Morning Stephen!

    Congrats Garret and Lori

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  5. gigi-hawaii © July 29, 2008 7:16 am

    Congratulations to Garret and Lori.

    Happy birthday, Mike!

  6. MeiLing July 29, 2008 7:17 am

    Hau’oli La Hanau, Braddah Mike!!!

  7. gigi-hawaii © July 29, 2008 7:17 am

    Would be nice to see a pic of Pilares today. Has his pic ever been on the blog?

  8. Loa July 29, 2008 7:18 am

    morning gang!

    Happy “Copper” Anniversary Garret and Lori!

    Happy Birthday Mike! the big 4-0

    everyone have a safe day

  9. Stephen Tsai July 29, 2008 7:19 am

    Confession: I forgot it was Mike’s birthday. Midori7 called to remind me.

  10. Stephen Tsai July 29, 2008 7:20 am

    Now if I can get some blog readers to remind me to pay my charge-card bills …

  11. gigi-hawaii © July 29, 2008 7:21 am

    July is a good time to have a birthday. My cousin was born on Dec 26 so guess who got 1 present for both xmas and his birthday?

  12. checkraze July 29, 2008 7:24 am


    my b-day is in late January and I still got combo gifts when I was a kid.

  13. gigi-hawaii © July 29, 2008 7:26 am

    actually, Mike doesn’t look 40. He could pass for someone age 30 or younger!

  14. Stretch July 29, 2008 7:28 am

    ST – no forget to pay your credit card bill

  15. gigi-hawaii © July 29, 2008 7:28 am

    checkraze, really? Mine is Jan 7 but I got 2 separate gifts growing up.

    These days, though, I tell my kids and hubby to buy nothing for me. Save your money, I tell them, I don’t need more things.

  16. Stephen Tsai July 29, 2008 7:29 am

    Well, he does look old(er) when he is standing next to his girlfriend. Blog readers remember her. They last saw her holding Colt Brennan’s helmet at the party.

  17. tom mui July 29, 2008 7:30 am

    Happy birthday Mike!

    And Garret and Lori – best wishes on your anniversary!


    Now if I can get some blog readers to remind me to pay my charge-card bills …

    Stephen – a reminder: pay your charge card bills!

  18. Stretch July 29, 2008 7:35 am

    ST – I wonder if Mike will get a Colt Brennan helmet for his Birthday present??

  19. ブラキ July 29, 2008 7:36 am

    Congrats to Garret and Lori.
    Happy B-Day Mike. Go Falcons! Represent!
    ST, I forgot my mother’s birthday earlier this month. Unfortunately for me, no one reminded me.

  20. Stephen Tsai July 29, 2008 7:36 am

    He might get a proclamation …

  21. Stephen Tsai July 29, 2008 7:38 am

    If you give the twins the dates, they’re very good at reminding.
    By the way, it’s “give” the dates, not ask for dates.

  22. myki July 29, 2008 7:42 am

    Happy Birthday Mike!!

    I think you’ve got a pretty neat bro. even if he needs reminding of a few important things. Fortunately he has a great network of administrative assistants.

    Have a great day, Mike.

  23. gigi-hawaii © July 29, 2008 7:45 am

    ST has a phenomenal memory! He remembers the lyrics to almost every song sung in the 20th century.

  24. Tombo Ahi July 29, 2008 7:45 am

    congrats garret and lori and mtsai!

  25. Koauka July 29, 2008 7:51 am

    Welcome to the 40+ Club…..Happy BD Mike.

    ST: Huh? “Give the dates, not ask for dates?”

    Hmmm? Inquiring minds want to know

  26. bighilofan2 July 29, 2008 7:52 am

    So guess where I’m gonna be tonite at 7 p.m.
    crashin da Waimalu party, babee!

    I going make a point fo see Coach Mack, talk about wat we talked about.


  27. curveball July 29, 2008 8:04 am

    Presented by Depth Chart

    QB 17 – Jason Campbell 15 – Todd Collins 5 – Colt Brennan
    Here is the chart the Washington Post printed this morning
    Chart was issued by the team

  28. myki July 29, 2008 8:06 am

    bhf2, the Waimalu party is Wednesday, you going have a long wait if you come tonite!!

  29. Jason July 29, 2008 8:14 am

    Congrats again to Garret and Lori, and Happy Birthday Mike!

    bighilofan2: Good, you got it.

    Mei Ling: I saw the photos. Nice!

  30. curveball July 29, 2008 8:17 am

    another post from a DC blog

    Colt Brennan: 3rd string listing, from what I hear Derrick not so Devine is having a bad camp. Nice rebound from injury Colt.

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid July 29, 2008 8:17 am

    Hey Stephen-
    Stretch said to remind you that you need to pay your credit card bill.

  32. myki July 29, 2008 8:19 am

    Jason, have a safe trip!! Take time and have fun at the conference too. See you when you get back.

  33. Stretch July 29, 2008 8:20 am

    DPK – can you remind me to remind you that you should remind ST to pay his credit card bill??

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid July 29, 2008 8:30 am

    Sweety said that in case I forget, to put up a post-it here on my ‘puter screen, to remind me to remind you that you should remind me to tell Stephen that you said he needs to be reminded to pay his credit card card bill.

  35. bonar July 29, 2008 8:31 am


  36. bonar July 29, 2008 8:32 am

    Congrats G/L and M!

  37. MeiLing July 29, 2008 8:39 am

    ST ~ I thot we’re supposed to remind you to take your meds. Oh, the kids are home, so we can take the summer off.

  38. myki July 29, 2008 8:40 am

    LizK ,

    My thoughts and prayers are withyou and your Mom as she faces her surgery today. Be strong and trust in your faith that all will go according to His plan.

  39. Pomai July 29, 2008 8:41 am

    Lets see, birthdays, credit card dills, meds anything else????

    ST take your meds!!!!!

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid July 29, 2008 8:47 am

    Happy Birthday Brother Mike. (That makes him sound like a priest.)

    Whereas, you are the brother of the Honolulu Advertiser’s second best writer, Stephen Tsai.
    Whereas, you have a hot girlfriend who looks younger than you.
    Whereas, you hang out regularly here on the infamous Warrior Beat.
    Whereas, you are also a rabid UH Fan.
    Whereas, you are cool enough to find part time jobs for family members.
    Whereas, you can tolerate the unbridled silliness of some bloggers on the Warrior Beat.
    Whereas, It was on this date, July 29, 1968, that you were born.
    Whereas, it is your 40th birthday.

    It is hereby proclaimed by all Tsai-kos near and far that you should
    have a wonderful birthday, wih many more to come!


  41. Da Punchbowl Kid July 29, 2008 8:49 am

    Happy Anniversary, Garret and Lori.

  42. addahknowjoe July 29, 2008 8:50 am

    Garret/Lori- Congratulations!

    Mike- Hau’oli La Hanau!

    ST- Get practice today? If get, you going? If you do go, do me a favor first please- go pay your credit card bills.

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid July 29, 2008 8:51 am

    Psssst! I just noticed that Mike’s birthday proclamation was post number 40… Coincidence?

  44. J July 29, 2008 8:54 am

    Hmm…the ground just moved…

  45. d1島 July 29, 2008 8:58 am

    Great Morning All.

    Safe passage Jason.

    Happy Anniversary Garret and Lori.

    Happy Birthday to HA’s best writer, Mike!

    Please post something for a-joe to e-mail dpk to remind Stretch to remind you to pay your c/c bill…
    …and take your meds!

  46. d1島 July 29, 2008 9:00 am

    …or just leave it to the evil twins.

    See everyone around 11:30!

  47. midori7 July 29, 2008 9:03 am

    Happy Anniversary Garret & Lori!

    Happy Birthday Mike!

    ST: Has there been any word about the community clean up project at UH that Jim Donovan mentioned earlier?

  48. addahknowjoe July 29, 2008 9:13 am


    Howz all of our Southern Cal Tsai-kos doin? Is everyone alright after the 5.8 earthquake a few minutes ago?

  49. King Katonk July 29, 2008 9:14 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary Garret & Lori.

    BTW – did any of the LoCal Tsaikos feel the earthquake?

    It was a pretty good shake.

  50. (Jesse) James July 29, 2008 9:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Happy Birthday Mike…Maybe you’ll get a nice UH Helmet to use when riding your HOG….we gotta go riding once I get my bike rebuilt….Hmmmm…I wonder what it will feel like when I turn the big 40 in 8 years…MWahahahahhaha

    Happy Anniversary Garret and Lori…

    D1…can you post later today to ST to remind him to post to A-joe to e-mail DPK to check his computer for a post it to remind Stretch to remind ST to pay his credit card bill….. :mrgreen:

    Ask the twins out on a date?? I think that’s already happened right?? MWAHAHAHAHAHA just kidding twins..don’t want to feel the wrath….

    Midori – thanks for reminding ST about bruddah mike’s b-day…

    Great to see the Kealoha Pilares will chat today…hopefully I can be here to ask a question….

  51. addahknowjoe July 29, 2008 9:15 am

    Mei Ling- Did you feel anything in Arizona?

    LV- Reports coming out that people felt it there.

    RainbowCliff/Ronnie/Garret/Uku@LA- Everything’s alright?

  52. al July 29, 2008 9:15 am

    happy birthday mike!
    now you truly understand the true value of being 39 forever.

    garret and lori….oh wait i did that last night. i see you had plans to drop the kids off somewhere, eh. careful now it could become a habit.

    st….i won’t remind you to pay your credit card bills. i will offer this advice; give the duty to wena and you will no longer get chided. and life is good when the boss is happy.

  53. al July 29, 2008 9:15 am

    happy birthday mike!
    now you truly understand the true value of being 39 forever.

    garret and lori….oh wait i did that last night. i see you had plans to drop the kids off somewhere, eh. careful now it could become a habit.

    st….i won’t remind you to pay your credit card bills. i will offer this advice; give the duty to wena and you will no longer get chided. and life is good when the boss is happy.

  54. (Jesse) James July 29, 2008 9:16 am

    A-joe/King Katonk…that was an earthquake..I thought the ground was shaking because KK is going dry for three weeks…???

  55. addahknowjoe July 29, 2008 9:16 am

    King Katonk- How was the ride? Everything’s OK in your area?

  56. chawan_cut July 29, 2008 9:17 am

    hope you LA Cali folks are safe after that earthquake.

  57. Tombo Ahi July 29, 2008 9:18 am

    felt it in redondo beach, continuous shaking for about 30 seconds.

  58. J July 29, 2008 9:20 am

    That was one of the longer lasting ones…epicenter is about 40 miles from my current locations.

  59. addahknowjoe July 29, 2008 9:21 am

    Tombo Ahi- Sounds like a good ride there in Redondo. Everything’s OK there with you, though? no property damage to speak of?

  60. J July 29, 2008 9:22 am


    Though some believe I can be in more than one place at the same time. Or as my high school players ask, “Where did you come from?”

    This of course only happens when they’re up to no good.

  61. addahknowjoe July 29, 2008 9:23 am

    J- What were your first thoughts when it started to rumble? Did you realize it was an earthquake?

  62. King Katonk July 29, 2008 9:25 am

    As they say in L.A.

    “The Jello was Jiggling” but everything’s o.k.

    I experienced both California earthquakes (S.F. 1989 and L.A.1994) so this pales in comparison.

    At least the jolt was strong enough to wake me up and get back to work. I thought my boss was coming through the door.

  63. addahknowjoe July 29, 2008 9:26 am

    King Katonk- LMAO! Any after shocks occuring?

  64. djmitcho July 29, 2008 9:29 am

    That wasn’t an earthquake, it was someone celebrating their anniversary!

  65. Tombo Ahi July 29, 2008 9:29 am

    addahknowjoe — everything is good here, just had some stuff swaying in the office, no damage. thanks. we’re about 45 miles away from the epicenter.

  66. Stretch July 29, 2008 9:31 am

    July 29th, 2008 at 9:13 am
    Howz all of our Southern Cal Tsai-kos doin? Is everyone alright after the 5.8 earthquake a few minutes ago?

    Tombo Ahi:
    July 29th, 2008 at 9:18 am
    felt it in redondo beach, continuous shaking for about 30 seconds.

    You guys sure that wasn’t Garret and Lori celebrating their anniversary?? Duration sounds about right… haha

    okay bad joke, hope everyone is safe.

  67. King Katonk July 29, 2008 9:34 am

    Thanks for the well wishes. I haven’t felt any aftershocks; nothing serious and no damage that I can see.

    A lot of folks overreact when it initially hits. As long as the roof doesn’t come crashing down then there’s no need to panic.

    You can tell which employees are not from California. There already asking the boss if they can go home. His reply, “If you’re still breathing…you’re o.k.”

    Uh, maybe someone should check the gas line?

  68. Ronnie July 29, 2008 9:36 am


    Well, we failed the earthquake test… We evacuated and then were told that we were supposed to stay under our desks… That must be why the evacuation siren didn’t sound. And the Verizon Network was not behind me – oh well.

    At least the kids are all ok. My brother has some damage, but our house is fine.

  69. Ronnie July 29, 2008 9:39 am

    I meant to say that my brother’s house has some damage, he’s ok… The epicenter was about 5 miles from my house. It was actually kind of cool from the 4th floor. Lots of rocking and rolling.

  70. (Jesse) James July 29, 2008 9:40 am

    Good to hear everyone is ok….property can be replaced…people can’t….

    Stretch – LMAO…30 seconds is too long…. j/k

  71. (Jesse) James July 29, 2008 9:42 am

    King Katonk…the gas line is fine. After Portugeuse Bean Soup on Saturday/Sunday…and Chili last night….whew….

  72. Tommy July 29, 2008 9:42 am

    Things to do:
    * Check w/friends in LA if they’re alright.
    * Wish Mike a happy 40th!
    * Remind ST to pay your charge card bill

  73. King Katonk July 29, 2008 9:45 am

    (Jesse) James,
    Keep the matches far, far away…

    I’m glad to hear you’re o.k.

  74. J July 29, 2008 9:46 am

    It woke me up…had I been closer to an exit, I probably would have headed outside. Who wants to be indoors if stuff can fall or collapse? Ronnie is closer to Chino Hills than I.

  75. al July 29, 2008 10:06 am

    hope all’s well with everyone in the los angeles area.

    (j)j….hit it on the nose. can’t replace people.

  76. FloridaTed July 29, 2008 10:09 am

    Good morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Glad the rock’n’roll in SoCal didn’t do too much damage.

    Happy Birthday, Mike, you young wipper snapper.

    Lori and Garret, whish you a happy anniversary and a great future for your family.

    Good to see that Mark Takai is still on the ball. I hope they get something meaningful done.

    Look forward to the Pilares chat, great kid.

    Tsai-Meister, you’ve spoiled us. It looks weird now with no pictures, lol.

  77. Pride. July 29, 2008 10:15 am

    ST. Don’t forget to pay my charge card bill.

  78. Pride. July 29, 2008 10:17 am

    Glad that our fellow Tsai-ko’s on the west coast are fine.

  79. al July 29, 2008 10:18 am

    don’t forget..

    thai cattle call
    july 30, 2008
    phuket thai in mccully shopping ctr
    24.00 inclusive


    spring rolls
    tom yum-lemon grass soup
    crispy fried chicken
    pad thai beef noodles
    red shrimp curry
    sticky rice
    tapioca or banana dessert

    leave your rsvp here.

  80. Pride. July 29, 2008 10:21 am

    Happy birthday brother Mike.

    Sorry that I didn’t notice that you brought a girlfriend to the bash. I guess that I was too busy admiring that beautiful Warrior helmet that was won by some #$%^&*@$&% little girl that probably doesn’t know it’s true value.

  81. (Jesse) James July 29, 2008 10:27 am

    Pride…you’re telling me…that $%#@#*! little girl wanted to use that helmet to ride with MT…..mwahahahahahahaha

  82. (Jesse) James July 29, 2008 10:29 am

    al…you’re killing me with that menu….good lord…

  83. MeiLing July 29, 2008 10:33 am

    No rock’nrollin’ in AZ. I was eating chirashi suzhi w/ ono sashimi.

    DPK, wonderful proclamation for Bruddah Mike.

  84. Gorg July 29, 2008 10:41 am

    Right on, Happy birthday Mike!!

    Dang it, MeiLing, you got me all hungry and its only 10:30am.

    I heard there is a Fantasy football league starting up, am I too late to join up? Hit me up info on my email if you could please…



  85. (Jesse) James July 29, 2008 10:56 am

    Hey gang…have to go to a meeting until 100. Can anyone post this question for me to Kealoha on the chat blog.

    “Hey Kealoha, Viriliter Age and thanks for taking the time out to blog with us. One of several fellow Damien brothers on this blog. Anyway, just wanted to know how the transition to slot has been going?

    I would often think, after watching you run, what kind of damage you might do to opposing Ds if you were converted to a slot. I think it will be substantial. Anyway, keep up the good work and make us all proud.”

  86. LizKauai [Believer] July 29, 2008 10:58 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Mahalo for the prayers – mom emerged from a a successful surgery – snip, clip, sew. She is in the recovery room and sis says all is fine so far!

    HiHo, Esme and Away!

  87. Stretch July 29, 2008 11:00 am

    snip, clip, sew

    whoa Liz – no say that kine stuff around the men here.

  88. checkraze July 29, 2008 11:01 am


    djmitcho is setting up the FFL

  89. Gorg July 29, 2008 11:15 am

    sweet, thanks checkraze

    Anyone have the email address for djmitcho?

    Hope I can be by the computer for the chat with Pilares. Gotta say what’s from one Damien alum to another!! Viriliter Age!!

  90. Kazz July 29, 2008 11:17 am

    (Jesse) James:

    July 29th, 2008 at 10:27 am
    Pride…you’re telling me…that $%#@#*! little girl wanted to use that helmet to ride with MT…..mwahahahahahahaha


  91. FloridaTed July 29, 2008 11:19 am

    Hi, LizK,

    Good to hear your mother is doing better, God speed to her.

  92. MeiLing July 29, 2008 11:19 am

    LizK, hope your Mom recovers quickly.

  93. djmitcho July 29, 2008 11:25 am

    invite sent

  94. djmitcho July 29, 2008 11:26 am

    Best wishes to your mom.

  95. djmitcho July 29, 2008 11:29 am

    when you grad?

  96. djmitcho July 29, 2008 11:31 am

    got you covered

  97. Ralph July 29, 2008 11:34 am

    Bighilofan2 the waimalu meeting with Donovan and coach Mac is on Wednesday at 7 pm…like Myki stated, you got a long wait if you go tonight, We know you hyper and very excited but wait one more day

  98. UKU@LA July 29, 2008 1:09 pm

    warriors, hut! hut! hut!
    garrett n lori, hav a great day!
    a-joe yea da ground shake litta bit, but err ting is good.
    st, please pay da bills!
    aloha everyone from shake-shake land!

    MANEO !!!

  99. Mike July 29, 2008 1:48 pm

    Hey all,

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, and thanks DPK for my first ever proclamation. Wow, I feel all important, li’dat.

    Hopefully ST won’t need the twins to remind him about Wena’s birthday — since it’s the same as his.

    My American Lit class found out about my birthday from the dept. secretary. They wanted to know my age but I told them to guess. The opening guess was 42. Dang white hair!!

    Happy belated anniversary Garret and Lori. Hope you had a great celebration.

    LizK: All good thoughts to your mom today.

  100. A-House July 29, 2008 1:55 pm

    Most Happy Anniversary to Garret and Lori!!

    Happy B-day to Mike T!!

  101. Rob25 July 29, 2008 1:55 pm

    Happy Birthday Mike!

    Congrats Lori and Garret!

    Stephen – Don’t forget to pay yours, Pride’s and my credit card bills!

    Ronnie – Glad to hear that you and the boys are okay…what no Verizon people were standing there behind you when the earthquake hit?!

    Liz – Glad your mom is doing great…wish her well on the rest of her recovery.

    Can’t wait to see everyone at lunch tomorrow! James…you know you could go if you really wanted to…even the twins will be there.

    Isn’t Kealoha just a cutie?!

  102. Gorg July 29, 2008 2:44 pm

    Thanks djmitcho!!

    I grad 1984 from Damien…alright!

  103. LizKauai [Believer] July 29, 2008 4:21 pm

    Awrite Damien guys! My nephews Tim and Doug E. are Damien grads too. They are in their mid 20’s now.

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