Heather McMackin's camp set

The Hawai‘i Wahine Football Clinic, conducted by Heather McMackin, is set for 7 p.m., Aug. 21 at the athletic complex’s Lecture Hall.

According to a news release, the clinic “is open to women interested in learning the basic offensive and defensive tactics of football. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet the the UH coaching staff.”

The cost is $10, which includes refreshments, snacks and a football manual.

Those interested in attending may call the football office at (808) 956-6508.

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Safety Keao Monteilh has shorn his long hair, thus earning the nickname “A.C. Slater” from cornerback Ryan Mouton. Here’s a pix of Mouton and the new-look Monteilh:


Here’s a closeup of the new Monteilh:


Here’s Save By The Bell’s A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez):


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Defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea, who missed the latter part of spring training because of a leg injury, is fully healed. He is participating in the summer weight-training and running programs.


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Birthday wishes to Rich2176, who today turned the big Hawai‘i Five-0.

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Midori, the drink, is sweet and spunky. So, too, is Midori7, our blogger.

I’ve been a UH fan as long as I can remember. My parents (aka A-House & Mrs. A-House), started taking me to football games when I was 3 (I refused to be left at grandma’s house any more). My mom says I was more interested in kicking the chair in front of me or wanting the food other people brought than watching the game. Somewhere along the line, I started paying attention and have been a die-hard UH fan ever since.

My parents (who are the BEST, by the way) have had season tickets for football for more than 30 years. We also watched a lot of baseball (mostly during the Murakami era). Saw the Islanders play & Derek Tatsuno pitch at Aloha Stadium. I remember going to the airport to get autographs from the UH baseball team when they returned from the College World Series in 1980. Sat in Klum Gym to watch the Wahine & Men’s volleyball teams. Great times!

My first semester at UH was most memorable because my next door neighbor in the dorms happened to be Jason Elam. Back then, the student following at football games was awesome! Saw many games from the Super Rooter section. I found the perfect on-campus job my freshman year…working at Rainbow Stadium (later re-named Les Murakami Stadium). What could be better than getting paid to watch baseball?

We also followed UH on the road. Got to see UH beat Illinois in the 1992 Holiday Bowl in San Diego. My dad & I went to see UH vs. UCLA in the 1995 Men’s Volleyball Finals. We’ve traveled to Las Vegas (of course), Reno & New Orleans to support the UH football team. Our next destination is Gainesville.

My love of sports is not only for UH. My favorite pro teams are the Lakers, 49ers & Dodgers. I also cheer for the Redskins (yes, even before Colt) & the Cubs. Got to see the Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown, New York), Football Hall of Fame (Canton, Ohio) & even the cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa, where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed.

Other than sports, some of my favorite things include the Harry Potter books, Netflix, 80’s music, chocolate, pizza, pancakes & Dairy Queen cones and blizzards.

Many thanks to Stephen Tsai for creating and maintaining the Warrior Beat. The Tsaikos I’ve met are truly the nicest, funniest, most generous people I know.


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Two of our superstars in sales — Rachel Chavez and Karen Watase — are leaving The Tizer to pursue other opportunities. Aside from selling all of the ads that pay for our salaries, they were really great people. We’ll miss them.



  1. Jayson June 4, 2008 8:46 am

    Good morning

  2. J June 4, 2008 8:46 am


  3. Jayson June 4, 2008 8:47 am

    Ahh, I made it…

  4. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 8:50 am

    Midori is also VERY PRETTY! Thanks for sharing, Midori.

  5. Stretch June 4, 2008 8:50 am

    Thanks midori for sharing your version of your bio. I was getting worried that I would have to start sharing all the embarassing stuff about you to the Tsaiko World.

  6. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 8:52 am

    ST, don’t you have a photo of Midori? I do. Please click on this link:


    As I said, she is very pretty.

  7. chawan_cut June 4, 2008 8:58 am

    good bio!

  8. bb June 4, 2008 9:01 am

    the turf at cooke field looking awesome!

  9. MeiLing June 4, 2008 9:02 am

    Happy Berfday, Rich!

    Great BIO Midori7! Looking forward to meeting you.

  10. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:06 am

    Happy Birthday Rich!! Looking forward to celebrating your belated party on the 19th!!

  11. g-nalo June 4, 2008 9:09 am

    Midori7 – nice bio

    apparently you know your NFL too, Touchdown 49ers!

  12. chawan_cut June 4, 2008 9:09 am

    I agree bb.
    Cooke field looks top notch! (thanks HF!)
    we should get all the torn up field & underlayment and deliver it to his front door wherever he is hiding now.

  13. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:10 am

    Re: Cooke Field

    At least it looks like they pulled weeds!!

  14. chawan_cut June 4, 2008 9:15 am

    look closer at the 2nd pic at the guy running the wrong way…. they still growin!

  15. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 9:23 am

    Yay! midori7.

    Well, since her roots to UH baseball go back so far, I guess she won’t give it up now that “Hee” has gone. 😉

    Worth saying again….Happy Birthday Rich2176!!!

    Weren’t there concerns about players developing leg ailments from running on that surface a little while ago?

  16. SteveM June 4, 2008 9:26 am

    midori7 — Interesting bio filled with sports and food… hmmm. 🙂

    8) Happy Birthday Rich2176!

  17. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:30 am

    midori – did Elam have nice forearms??

  18. bb June 4, 2008 9:38 am

    someone needs to start a rumor and say that our boys practice on asphalt.

    who needs blue smurf turf when we do it ghetto playground style. the only thing you cannot see is the slippers marking the endzones.

  19. beau(tilted) June 4, 2008 9:45 am


    Maybe can play “Hawaiian-style” in Da Swamp.

  20. FloridaTed June 4, 2008 9:50 am


    An intergenerational fan, the best kind. It must be nice to have parents that nuture you for a love of sports. You are a true Tsaikette and I enjoyed your bio.


    Happy half way point, may the second half be even better than the first.

  21. FloridaTed June 4, 2008 9:52 am


  22. Bulla June 4, 2008 9:56 am

    happy bday rich…you don’t look a day over 41.5 years, haha

    nice bio midori….the chants are still ringing….midori,midori, what’ is her story


  23. koakane™ June 4, 2008 9:57 am

    Weren’t there concerns about players developing leg ailments from running on that surface a little while ago?

    d1 thinking the same thing.

    midor7 sweeeeeeeeeeeet

  24. James June 4, 2008 9:59 am


    ST got it right….she’s got a lot of spunk…but is sweet as cotton candy….awwweeeee. Must be the genes for she is the progeny of two wonderful parents…. 🙂

  25. Kekoa June 4, 2008 10:02 am

    Midori7 ~ Thank you for allowing us to share a little more about yourself this morning. What people prolly don’t know about you beside the fact that your are a good looking young lady, is how warm hearted and caring you are. Not a total surprise since you came from good stock, but still, an important part of your personality.

    Pops and I want to thank you again for the great seats you got for us at the Sac State game. You don’t know how therapeutic that was for both of us. Truth be told, it was far more engaging for me and Koakane, as we were able to practice SCREAM therapy at the umpires . Hehehe…

    Have a great day and an even better tommorow!

  26. koakane™ June 4, 2008 10:04 am

    rich let me add my happy bday also…you don’t look a day over 41.75 years as dey say in bulla start trek talk.

    beam me up scotty 😈

  27. James June 4, 2008 10:05 am

    Stretch – yeah was about to add to your bio of midori in the last blog ….adding in some of the fun “HEE” er details …including corn nuts, li hing mango, pickled mango, M&Ms (plain and peanut), and of course, tattoos…I actually was thinking Elam had a Koi on one arm and Dragon on the other…..or did HEE not have that…..??? MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:06 am

    Nothing like a refreshing round of Midori7 to start off Rich2176’s Birthday. 😉 Great Bio from one of the BB’s. (that stands for BlogBabe, you heard it here first and may use it whenever you wish. We have a few BB’s.)

    Surprising to see the guys running on the surface of the Cooke tar pits. They deserve so much better. I’m glad we are going to be renovating that mess soon.

  29. James June 4, 2008 10:06 am

    Hauoli Lahanau Rich….50 is a milestone….We’ll celebrate on the 19th…Stretch, I think I’ll need to go out and buy CR for taste testing….but shhhhhh….don’t tell homey….mwahahahahahaha

  30. Tombo Ahi June 4, 2008 10:06 am

    great bio midori — did you work at rainbow stadium around the ross kagawa, todd takayoshi era? good times for UH baseball. i’m jealous.

    happy b-day rich!

  31. James June 4, 2008 10:07 am

    Oh…and condolences to the Wilton family. I am sorry for your loss…..

  32. koakane™ June 4, 2008 10:07 am

    lurking in and out so howzit pahtna kekoa and fellow alumani james

  33. James June 4, 2008 10:08 am

    DPK….thanks for the complement…never thought of myself as a BB but, I guess I just fit the mold….mwahahahahahaha

  34. James June 4, 2008 10:09 am

    Also agree with everyone on here. Cook Field looks AWESOME!!!!!

  35. James June 4, 2008 10:09 am

    KK…check your e-mail in a few about da room….

  36. koakane™ June 4, 2008 10:10 am

    more instagatas entered da haleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  37. Kekoa June 4, 2008 10:15 am

    Rich ~ As part of the year long celebration of your birthday, we cleared it with coach Mack to play the Hawaii *50* song at every home game in your honor!

    😯 Happy birthday kiddo! 😯

  38. koakane™ June 4, 2008 10:16 am

    d1 dis what I was trying to tell click name

  39. djmitcho June 4, 2008 10:27 am

    great bio Midori!

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:31 am

    *DPK notices with some alarm that James thinks he’s a BB, a distinctly female role. It’s apparently worse with James than DPK thought.*

  41. the addahknows June 4, 2008 10:31 am

    Happy Burfdey to youuu
    Happy Burfdey to youuu

    Happy Burfdey to youuu
    Happy Burfdey to youuu

    Happy Burfdey dear Rich2176…
    Happy Burfdey dear Rich2176…

    Happy Burfdey to youuu!!!!
    Happy Burfdey to youuu!!!!

  42. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:35 am

    DPK – das what’s happens when you go Damien – you get confused once in a while

  43. Garret June 4, 2008 10:36 am

    Awesome bio Midori7! Your parents raised you on UH sports just like mine did, which is a great way to have family bonding time and support the local teams. I have the same type of memories as you do of Tatsuno in Aloha Stadium, Klum gym, etc. I am jealous that you got to work at Rainbow Stadium–that is an awesome job to have!

  44. Garret June 4, 2008 10:36 am

    Happy Birthday Rich!

  45. Kekoa June 4, 2008 10:37 am

    Koakane ~ Good song to go along with the pics of the fb players graz’n in da grass! Think of all the motivational songs we could blast over a boom box to get them going in the afternoon!

  46. Bulla June 4, 2008 10:38 am

    thucking thuccotath…

    the addahknows have morped to one

    thothe are the thilly thingth they do late at night at their thop in kalihi.

    they’ve done the wild thing one thime to many…before they were justh like uth…now they’re more powerful than we ever thought. they are now
    the thoopa man and thoopa woman.

    we don’t thtand a chansth now…….

    we need wonder woman…MIDORI>>>>>>>

  47. Garret June 4, 2008 10:39 am

    I wonder if Midori7 would have taken the trip to the Rose Bowl or if she would have had the ESPN guys come for a BBQ.

    Nelva Deeke won a contest from the ESPN TV show “College GameDay” and Home Depot.

    She was given the choice either of tickets and all expenses paid to the Rose Bowl, or the show’s three hosts: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso would come to her home for a barbecue.

    “I could’ve gotten tickets, with all the amenities, to the Rose Bowl, but since Nebraska wasn’t playing, I decided not to use that one,” she said. Instead of a barbecue in Hubbell, Deeke and some friends met the GameDay crew for lunch at a Lincoln restaurant, May 21.

  48. false kanaks June 4, 2008 10:40 am


    could you come down from your palatial estate on the slopes of honolulu to help Bulla, he needs some meds right now….and i mean, right now

  49. Garret June 4, 2008 10:41 am

    Looks like the cost for nonconference home games is going up, maybe due to gas prices and travel costs. I wonder how this will affect UH in future years. I can’t believe that Tulsa got $850k to play at Arkansas.

    Arkansas’ home football game against Tulsa next season will cost $850,000, part of $1.665 million the Razorbacks are set to pay out in guarantees to nonconference opponents.

    “The costs of guarantees is going up, and it’s basically every sport, not just football,” Tom Dorre, Arkansas’ associate athletic director for business, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

    The Razorbacks host Tulsa on Nov. 1 in a game that will feature the return of former Arkansas assistant Gus Malzahn. Malzahn was the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator in 2006 before leaving to take a similar position at Tulsa.

    Arkansas also hosts Western Illinois on Aug. 30 and plays Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 6 in Little Rock. Western Illinois will receive $315,000 and Louisiana-Monroe will receive $500,000.

  50. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:41 am

    I would take the BBQ with those clowns at Richardson Field with all the Tsaikos!! I don’t think they would make it out alive.

  51. I Believe June 4, 2008 10:42 am

    aloha kakahiaka all-

    Prayers to the Wilton ‘ohana…

    Hau’oli La Hanau to rich2176! I agree with the year-long celebration idea! After all, half a century IS a milestone! How’s Margo?

    Thanks for sharing midori7…how fun/lucky to have been brought up on UH sports! Guess there was never any doubt where you would attend college!

    C O N G R A T S to Natasha Kai- keep representing Hawai’i in soccer!

  52. GRM June 4, 2008 10:43 am

    Happy 50th Bithday Rich. Got a loooong way to go to catch me up.

  53. jm2375 June 4, 2008 10:46 am

    Midori – great bio. My dad was the one who got me interested in sports. We had season tickets over the years to football, wahine volleyball and men’s basketball. Also went to some Islander games. My first time driving on the freeway was going home from an Islander game (at night!).

    Rich2176 – Happy Birthday!!

    To all the Tsai-kos – thanks for all the laughs even if I can’t always follow the the multiple conversations going on.

  54. Garret June 4, 2008 10:47 am

    It is hard to believe that Chad Owens did NOT win special teams or offensive player of the week after his great performance in his last game. He wasn’t even considered for the offensive player of the week honor!

    Dallas Desperados wide receiver Will Pettis, San Jose SaberCats linebacker Steve Watson and New Orleans VooDoo kicker Jonathan Ruffin were named the OurSports Central Arena Football League Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, for week fourteen of the AFL season.

    Pettis had 13 receptions for 118 yards, 4 touchdowns, one rushing score and one passing touchdown in the Desperados’ 68-52 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators.

    Watson finished with three sacks in the SaberCats’ 66-56 victory over the Los Angeles Avengers.

    Ruffin was 11-11 on extra points, 2-2 on field goals (45 and 31-yards) and three touchbacks on kickoffs in the VooDoo’s 83-61 victory over the Columbus Destroyers.

    Other players considered for Offensive honors were Tampa Bay FB Torrance Marshall, Georgia QB Chris Greisen, Chicago WR Donovan Morgan, San Jose QB Mark Grieb and New York QB Aaron Garcia.

    Other players considered for Special Team honors included Colorado’s Chad Owens (ten returns for a 22.8 avg. including one returned 56-yards for a touchdown), Georgia’s Carlos Martinez (8-8 on extra points), San Jose’s A.J. Haglund (7-7 on extra points and a 34-yard field goal), Utah’s J’Sharlon Jones (five returns for 105 yards, including one returned 56-yards for a touchdown), and New York’s Steve Azar (10-10 on extra points and a 51-yard field goal).

  55. James June 4, 2008 10:47 am

    Stretch/DPK…to a woman, a guy can be a BB….mwahahaha

  56. MeiLing June 4, 2008 10:48 am

    Garret, That’s ridikulus re: the cost of Arkansas’ game against Tulsa. Those 2 states are right next to each other…

  57. I Believe June 4, 2008 10:48 am

    ooopppsss- e kala mai…and…

    Mahalo nui ST for continuing with the pics- I would definitely NOT want to be positioned against Rocky and anticipate being tackled by him (would be pretty worried about Lafu taking me out, too)!

  58. the addahknowjoe June 4, 2008 10:49 am

    Excellent bio Midori!

  59. Garret June 4, 2008 10:49 am

    Interesting study of admission rates for WAC schools.

    Looks like SJSU is the toughest school to get into in the WAC at 40.4% with a record 24,500 applicants and accepting only 9900 students. Boise State on the other accepts practically anyone who applies at 92.4%. Suprisingly our non-WAC member Cal Poly accepts only 15.9 (this is Ivy league level though the caliber is probably much lower) and san dieog state at 35%. The Cal State schools are getting harder to get into, and not just the UC anymore. In fact, Cal Poly, San Diego, San Jose and a half dozen other Cal State have much lower admission rate than UCSC and UCR.

    So why the lack of pride and not too many students attending football games whereas Boise is almost like a JC and yet they have such rabid fans? It’s so perplexing. It must be a community thing and they being in such insular community. Same for Fresno and Hawaii.

  60. I Believe June 4, 2008 10:51 am

    Garret- I agree- Chad got ripped off- I really don’t understand it- do you think it has to do with his ‘size’ -which is discussed ad nauseum- I think he has proven time and time again that size does not matter…and if it does to some people, then he has more than compensated for size with skills…

  61. homey ® June 4, 2008 10:52 am

    Midori7 – Interesting bio! Your parents are Mr. and Mrs. A-House? Small world! I see you have ties to Jason Elam. Was he a first year student like you? Oh, you wrote “Netflix”, I read it differently…

    Rich – Happy Birthday!

    …condolences to the Wilton family.

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:52 am

    We all know that that’s not what you meant. 🙁

  63. Garret June 4, 2008 10:52 am

    For those attending the Florida game like Midori7: they are worried about how the heat will affect the fans, so they have a number of things to try to avoid any heat-related problems. Free cups with ice and $1cups of water will be VERY important…trust me, I’ve been to a lot of August/September day games in the South and you should load up on liquids!

    The University of Florida Athletic Department will roll out a number of heat initiatives for the Hawaii game, similar to last year’s season-opening contest vs. Western Kentucky. These initiatives include, but are not limited to the following:

    # Cool Misting Tents in the concourses of the north, south and west sides of the stadium
    # Additional fans on east side concourse
    # Plastic cups with ice for free at concessions stands
    # 12-Ounce waters on sale at concessions stands for $1
    # More than 100 Water fountains operational in stadium
    # Cooling buses on the east and west side to supplement aid stations
    # Officers at gates looking out for fans in heat distress and directing to aid stations

    A comprehensive heat plan and additional initiatives for spectators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will be announced at a later date.

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:53 am

    Midori’s mom is a BB.

  65. Garret June 4, 2008 10:54 am

    Update on Colt. It is nice that these guys project Colt beating out the other 2 QBs for the #3 spot.

    Rookie quarterback Colt Brennan (Hawaii), who is recovering from hip surgery, said he is about four weeks away from being 100%, according to the Washington Post. Coach Jim Zorn has been pleased with what he has seen from Brennan so far.

    Our View: He is participating in more drills, but is yet to face live contact. Brennan is one of five quarterbacks currently on the Redskins’ roster, and is battling for the number three spot. Jason Campbell will be the starter, with Todd Collins expected to be the top backup. Brennan should beat out Sam Hollenbach and Derek Devine for the other spot.

  66. Garret June 4, 2008 10:55 am

    Their analysis on Washington mentions Colt of course.

    Zorn likes sixth round selection Colt Brennan, but he’ll be a project for now.

    State of the Team

    Quarterbacks – Campbell is still the man in Washington, but he shouldn’t be considered a go-to guy in fantasyland. Collins returns as his backup, but he is clearly not a reliable fantasy option either. Zorn’s appearance on the scene should help Campbell develop. Washington’s new head man was instrumental in the development of Seattle Pro Bowl signalcaller Matt Hasselbeck. However, the addition of a few new weapons will not help the Redskin passing game unless Campbell grows up.

  67. Garret June 4, 2008 10:57 am

    I’m glad that Colt is able to do more drills each day as his recovery progresses. It is great that he’s able to throw in 7-on-7 drills and that Zorn was described as the driving force behind their drafting Colt.

    Rookie quarterback Colt Brennan is doing more drills now but is still not cleared to face any live contact. Brennan is recovering from hip surgery and said, “I’m four weeks from being 100 percent.” Zorn, a driving force behind the decision to select Brennan – a collegiate record-setter at Hawaii – late in the draft, said he is pleased with what he has seen from Brennan thus far.

    “He has been in on a seven-on-seven situation and he’s starting to come around,” Zorn said. “Really, I’m encouraged with Colt. He’s doing a great job.”

    Brennan is one of five quarterbacks on the roster and is fighting to be the third QB this season. Sam Hollenbach (Maryland) and Derek Devine are the other young quarterbacks on the roster, with Jason Campbell the starter and Todd Collins the backup.

  68. midori7 June 4, 2008 10:59 am

    Hello all…thanks for the kind words.

    Jason Elam? Yes, he did.

    I started working at the stadium from Spring of ’91. Lots of great players, including Kagawa & Takayoshi. Used to have sellouts & standing room only all the time.

    I would choose neither since Rose Bowl was USC/Illinois and I don’t like the Game Day Crew (w/exception of Fowler). Maybe if it was the Best Damn Sports Show Crew…

    rich2176: Happy Birthday! Looking forward to the 19th!

  69. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 4, 2008 11:00 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka:

    In case you didn’t see my post late last night. Happy Birthday, Rich. And belated Happy Birthday to Faith

    Interesting Midori7 bio – but I was looking forward to what you do when you are not out at the ballpark. Same with D1shima. The whole (person) is so much more interesting than the individual parts.


    JM2375 asked yesterday at 4:03 – Capitol-ist – do you know if the College of Ed building got funded this past session? The one to replace the old Lab School building that burned down.

    I don’t remember seeing it, but that doesn’t mean anything as I skipped over a lot of budget stuff to get to the things I was interested in – with a couple of hundred pages of tiny print, you can understand why.

    Had to wait until this morning to call the Finance Committee staff about your question. The receptionist took down the question and the contact info and said that someone would get back to me. Will post the answer as soon as possible.


    HIP HIP HURRAH!! I finally got deep enough into the tsaikos.com website to get to a page to change the password per Pomai’s instructions. Now it’s possible to access from the URL, from the Favorites List, and from Pomai’s Post 313 yesterday. Does anyone have an explanation as to what happened here?


    In an earlier blog, I inquired if there were any interest from fellow Tsaikos in planning a post-practice on-campus event for the women’s volleyball and men’s football teams sometime in mid-August to show T-Support & aloha. If there is, let’s talk at either of the next two events on June 18 or July 10.

    We’ll be at the June 19 event from approximately 5:30 to 6:30 before heading off to a meeting In Kane`ohe.


    OFF SPORTS TOPIC: Does anyone here have a 3/4″ video tapedeck in working condition who would be able to lend it to us for several weeks as we transfer dozens of finished shows to DVD before the tapes completely dissolve.

    If you do, we would be willing to make a contribution to Koa Anuenue in your name for whatever UH sports program you wish.

    Sony Hawaii says that they’ll quote look at our tape deck unquote but there are no parts available to fix it.

    For the next several months, we’ll also be transfering nearly 300 hours of raw HI-8 footage as well about 80 hours of VHS to DVDs. After that’s completed, then we’ll transfer about 100 hours of classic rock audio cassette tapes as well as LPs and 78s to CDs. After that, we’ll be scanning several thousand photos taken by real cameras.

    We thought about using Costco’s conversion services, but given the quantity, it will cost about $10,000 all totaled.

    Is there anyplace on O`ahu that has old-fashioned electronic equipment for sale or rent? We’ll eventually need turntables as well.


    Off fo work – have a great day everyone.

    We are not alone.

  70. James June 4, 2008 11:01 am

    Koakane/D1….click on above….for next karaoke….

  71. Garret June 4, 2008 11:01 am

    I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with Midori7 at the Tsaiko gatherings in New Orleans, the Warriors Rally, and at the CC before the Vegas game…A-House and Mrs. A-House should be proud of their warm, intelligent, and interesting daughter. And she is lucky to have such awesome parents!

  72. stacyj June 4, 2008 11:02 am

    Thanks for sharing your story Midori! I really enjoy getting to “know” the tsaikos. I too am jealous of your job at Rainbow Stadium. Getting paid to watch baseball…now that is sweet. I attended many of games throughout my college years. What ever happened to the cheerleading “Aunty” in the upper section?

    Happy 50th Rich!

    Condolences to the Wiltons.

  73. James June 4, 2008 11:02 am

    DPK…that’s exactly what I meant….LOL…Hey, e-mail me when you have a chance….

  74. stacyj June 4, 2008 11:03 am

    midori: best damn sports show… i agree.

  75. addahknowjoe June 4, 2008 11:03 am

    Ooops, Midori- I found a typo in your bio. Perhaps ST can correct it. You spelled, “San Francisco Giants” completely wrong as your favorite MLB team.


  76. Garret June 4, 2008 11:05 am


    But the BBQ would mean free food paid for by ESPN….could you imagine how much food they would have to provide to feed the Tsaikos? Plus, the more that the ESPN guys learn about the Warriors, the more good things we will hear during their broadcasts.

    And the Rose Bowl trip would put you near enough for a Calf Call at Kings. However, most of us were in New Orleans at the time so the timing wouldn’t have been great.

  77. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 11:05 am

    Goodnethe Bulla-

    All the posthe afther yourth (numba forty theventh) are all tharthing to thound like thith. Read rigth intho Garreth’s posthe with this confoundeth listhp. I’m thurprised that neither of usth have bithen off our tongths yeth.


    That wasth an awethome post! Really shows how much you love your sports. (Whew! Thanks for rescuing me, all’s back to normal) You forgot to mention that you are also an awesome dart player and that you’ll take out anyone that gets in your way. 😀


    Just want to say again (after A-Joe’s two part harmony)

  78. James June 4, 2008 11:07 am

    A-sports…still sick huh? BWahahahahahahahahaha

  79. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 11:14 am


    I meant awesome bio.

    My condolences to the Wilton Family.


    Faith celebrated a birthday? Happy (Numba Five?) Birthday, Faith!!!!!

  80. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 11:15 am

    Great bio Midori, No wonder you are a psycho sports fan which make you a psycho Tsaiko!

    Did I miss something in the past blogs? Did aliens land? Just wondering why we are not alone…

  81. tom mui June 4, 2008 11:18 am

    Midori7 – great bio! Never made the connection between you and M/M A-House. You have great parents.

    Gigi – thanks for posting the picture of Midori7 – (sigh) to be 60 again!

  82. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:22 am

    Wreck – Aliens are among us…

  83. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 11:22 am

    Very funny James 🙂

    But I feel like this 🙁

    I’ve had this headache since Monday and the sinus pressure is killing me. Gotta get to a doctor.

    Wait till I get back in shape….you and me is gonna play some darts, my friend.

  84. Garret June 4, 2008 11:23 am


    Yes, Faith had her 5th birthday on Monday. Lori put the photo album from the party on her blog.

    I’ve got to get back to work now…proposal to write, simulations to get done, and a very interesting call from a company to handle.

  85. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:23 am

    tom mui – You didn’t know too! Wait, Midori7 is 60?

  86. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 11:23 am

    While she steals your food…

  87. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:24 am

    Hi A-Sports! 😳

  88. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:25 am

    James – When you play A-Sports, make sure you have hundreds of plastic dart tips.

  89. Ronnie June 4, 2008 11:26 am

    Great bio Midori7!

    Happy Birthday Rich!

    By the way, who is the coach in charge of recruiting in SoCal? My friend’s boyfriend’s son got a call last night, but my friend doesn’t remember the coach’s name…

  90. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 11:26 am

    Doesn’t everyone think it’s funny how Homey and Wreck show up at the same time on the blog? Are you guys the anti-twins of Midori and Uhfan?

  91. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 11:27 am

    Wen I’m not in the ballpark I’m:
    -looking for parking;
    -walking TO the ballpark;
    -walking FROM the ballpark;
    -trying to find my keys;
    -driving home.

  92. koakane™ June 4, 2008 11:27 am

    james and D1 I no can sing, see da words on screen, follow da bouncing bal or for dat matter rememer word.

    but I think I can do tis one

    clink name

  93. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:28 am

    Good to see Rocky out there getting back into aerobic shape.


  94. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:30 am

    A-Sports – Yep, we’re the better looking twins. 😆

  95. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:32 am

    Thai food sounds good right now.

  96. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:34 am

    Can’t be waiting for al, maybe me and the A-knows can join me in a BIO Thai CC. :mrgreen:

  97. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:35 am

    Did the aliens really show up and abduct everyone but me?

  98. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:35 am

    Hello world! Anyone out there?


  99. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:36 am

  100. g-nalo June 4, 2008 11:39 am

    eh, who’s jamming up the lurkers?

  101. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 11:43 am

    Homey is blogging by himself. Hey little buddy, I’m here.

  102. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 11:43 am

    No can play links now but James, wen did you stop using “Tommy” and where are the Shondells?

  103. g-nalo June 4, 2008 11:44 am

    oh its Homey da one, steal everyone’s lunch money and now playground empty. 🙂

    speaking of lunch…………

  104. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:49 am

    Where’s AWH? I thought she couldn’t wait for Midori7’s bio?

  105. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 11:51 am

    I wish I could get some Thai fuud about now

  106. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 11:51 am

    Midori and Uhfan are the anti-twins. They are the evil ones…

  107. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 11:54 am

    Does Costco sell hotdog/soda combo with peanut sauce?

  108. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 11:58 am

    You have more than transcended “lurker” status. 😉

  109. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 12:03 pm

    Now I’m da one left alone?

  110. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:07 pm

    You have more than transcended “lurker” status.

    i’ve shamelessly promoted myself from “wannabe lurker” to “bonafide lurker”. but “Tsaiko” status, no i’m not worthy………………

  111. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 12:07 pm

    Thanks for the Colt updates.

  112. Loa June 4, 2008 12:09 pm

    afternoon gang, did someone say aliens?

    midori – enjoyed the bio, does your name have something to do with the drink?

    Happy Birthday Rich!

  113. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 12:09 pm

    Doctor can see me. Gotta go.

    Have a great day, all!

  114. Mrs. A-House June 4, 2008 12:10 pm

    ST – Thanks for stopping by last night. Midori was so honored, and excited beyond words, to think the Tsai-meister would take the time to pick up her bio copy. A-House was a little concerned that I had no make-up on when I greeted you…hope you recovered quickly and didn’t have scary dreams last night.

    Rich2176 – Happy 50th birthday!…and many, many more. Oh, to be 50 again. Also, best regards to Margo…may her healing/recovery continue.

    Midori7 – You are an inspiration to me! What you lack in physical athleticism is more than made up for by your awesome grasp of the intricacies and nuances of how the games of various sports is played. (your Dad taught you well) Warning to guys thinking of hitting on this BB…be prepared…this Tsaikette can “talk sports” with the best.

    D1Shima – Say no more. I know all I need to know about you…handsome, athletic, smart, kind, considerate, loving parent and friend. (no worry, my birthday is a ways off)

    A-Sports – Hope you get well quick. How about warm compresses to the sinus areas, and drink honey/lemon tea.

  115. koakane™ June 4, 2008 12:11 pm

    now lunch half howha

  116. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 12:12 pm


    “status” and “Tsaiko” should not be used in the same sentence.


  117. koakane™ June 4, 2008 12:13 pm

    g-nalo you wantta be instagata status?

  118. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:15 pm

    hi Mrs A-House….

    was wondering if you remember me from Las Vegas? had the pleasure of meeting you and the MR. at the World Buffet, Rio Hotel. also there were Stretch, Stretchette, and VegasDrew?

  119. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 12:16 pm

    Mrs. A-House,

    What did you think of my photo of Midori in my blog?

    See post #6 above for link.

    There’s also one of you.

  120. koakane™ June 4, 2008 12:16 pm


  121. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:17 pm

    now lunch half howha

    Koakane – you obviously don’t ‘work’ for the State. 🙂

  122. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 12:18 pm


    so did you have Thai food today? yummy! I think Thai food is better than Korean food. Yeah, sacriligeous, eh?

  123. UKU@LA June 4, 2008 12:19 pm

    st, great pictures!
    RICH, have a great b-day!
    aloha everyone!

    MANEO !!!

  124. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:20 pm

    “status” and “Tsaiko” should not be used in the same sentence.

    hey, good point D1!

    g-nalo you wantta be instagata status?

    no way jose…………………..or is it no way el guapo?

  125. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 12:21 pm


    do you live in Waimanalo?

  126. LizKauai [Believer] June 4, 2008 12:21 pm


    Wow- Midori7 – great bio!

    Hauoli Lahanau RICH2176!!!

    Good to see Rocky working out again – and thanks for the good COLT news! btw- I am sharing the La Mancha stage with a young man named Colton. He’s cute, but it’s not the same as being around THE Colt :mrgreen:

    ST: Spam in post #7

    Wille Grace

  127. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 12:22 pm

    Hi Mrs. A-house.

    You and A-house have done a terrific job with your two keeds as well.

  128. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:22 pm

    do you live in Waimanalo?

    yes, where ‘winds gonna blow….’

  129. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:24 pm

    Good to see Rocky working out again – and thanks for the good COLT news! btw- I am sharing the La Mancha stage with a young man named Colton. He’s cute, but it’s not the same as being around THE Colt

    but Liz……does he have big forearms?

  130. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 12:24 pm

    A friend used to live in Waimanalo. It was so nice to be near the beach.

  131. homey ® June 4, 2008 12:34 pm

    gigi – There is no “better” food, just good foods that taste different.

    Now I’m curious. What does Mrs. A-House look like without make-up? 😯

  132. Loa June 4, 2008 12:36 pm


    June 4th, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    now lunch half howha

    Koakane – you obviously don’t ‘work’ for the State.

    g-nalo – lol, work and State in the same sentence 😆

  133. A-House June 4, 2008 12:36 pm


    I will chime in for Mrs A-House.

    Yes, we remember you, Vegas Drew, and Stretchette at the Rio World buffet – excellent food and, more importantly, great company – you and Stretch were the “twin towers”.

    To bad we did so poorly at the crap table after dinner – yikes, the table was cold –brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I should have gone NO PASS and walked away with some cash.

  134. homey ® June 4, 2008 12:36 pm

    gigi – 😆 We are on an island. The beach is always near…relatively speaking. When was the last time you swam in the Pacific ocean?

  135. A-House June 4, 2008 12:38 pm


    she looks just as good without makeup – tell her all the time, but get scoldings any way.

  136. Loa June 4, 2008 12:38 pm

    homey – you are talking about food aren’t you?

  137. LizKauai [Believer] June 4, 2008 12:41 pm

    g-nalo – he’s a tall, slender young man with looooong hair. I’ll try to get a pic.

    HEY! I just talked to Merv and his church youth group. They are doing activities based on the islands of Hawaii and he called me up so they could actually talk to someone from Hawaii. They asked about the weather here- 80 degrees, sunny, bright, trade winds – and wished they could trade for their 96 degree, HUMID weather.

    ok. leaving now.

  138. koakane™ June 4, 2008 12:41 pm


    but Liz……does he have big forearms?

    you earning some points twords full status

    allready you know as el g-nalo bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  139. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:42 pm

    A friend used to live in Waimanalo. It was so nice to be near the beach.

    yes it is Gigi, especially for those who REALLY appreciate the ocean.

    to be honest, i’ve taken it for granted most of my adult life.

  140. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 12:42 pm


    Boy, it’s been a long time since I swam in the ocean. Probably during the 1990s.

  141. homey ® June 4, 2008 12:42 pm

    A-House – Maybe you shouldn’t laugh when you tell her! nah nah nah! JUST KIDDING! 😆

    I tell you, when we compliment the spouse they give you that look like there is some ulterior motive or deep hidden fault that you see in them.

  142. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:44 pm

    g-nalo – lol, work and State in the same sentence

    shhhh, Stretch doesn’t need anymore encouragement.

  143. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 12:44 pm

    The last beach I went to was Hanauma Bay in the 1990s. Loved to snorkel back then.

  144. koakane™ June 4, 2008 12:45 pm

    eh g only get half hour because work on state wesai

    you know the rules 😉

  145. homey ® June 4, 2008 12:45 pm

    gigi – ironically, the ocean water is clearer now.

  146. homey ® June 4, 2008 12:46 pm

    Loa – Me and food are inseparable!

  147. d1shima(tilted) June 4, 2008 12:48 pm

    Let’s hear it for A-house for remembering to change the name this time. Yay! 🙂

    btw, whenever I play the “wrong” side Downtown, wow…it’s a quick trip to “Pariah Island”; some people really take it personal…

  148. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:48 pm


    I will chime in for Mrs A-House.

    Yes, we remember you, Vegas Drew, and Stretchette at the Rio World buffet – excellent food and, more importantly, great company – you and Stretch were the “twin towers”.

    To bad we did so poorly at the crap table after dinner – yikes, the table was cold –brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I should have gone NO PASS and walked away with some cash.

    alright Mr. A-House! thats why when everyone uses superlatives on the A-House ohana, i know where they’re coming from……true dat.

    yeah no kidding, dice was ice COLD! next time lets not let Stretch throw first. 🙂

  149. koakane™ June 4, 2008 12:49 pm

    pau lunch ½ howha


  150. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:51 pm

    g-nalo – he’s a tall, slender young man with looooong hair. I’ll try to get a pic.

    aiii yeai yai! why do i feel like James all of a sudden??!!

    no Liz, its a joke from early in this thread. trust me, i DON’T want to see.

  151. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 12:52 pm

    hahaha that Koakane is a riot! So funny how he keeps track of his 1/2 lunch hour.

    Koakane, I thought you worked at Damien, your alma mater!

  152. homey ® June 4, 2008 12:55 pm

    Let’s see, he’s been to CC’s, pau hana, EIS’s, sings karaoke, drinks with Sleaze, and most of all lives in God’s country, so yes he is a Tsaiko.

  153. WarriorMojo June 4, 2008 12:55 pm

    No, Gigi, what’s even funnier is that D1 and koakane both keep track of their lunchtime the same way, except in different dialects.

    Oh, crap, you’re not going to get that are you?

  154. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 12:57 pm

    mojo — pau lun chawa? lol

  155. g-nalo June 4, 2008 12:57 pm

    eh g only get half hour because work on state wesai

    you know the rules

    oohhhhhhhhh,ok good….good State man.

    but since i work “town-sai”, no speak’a engless?

  156. Loa June 4, 2008 12:57 pm

    g-nalo – oh, oh, watch out, you going get bashed now
    homey – i usually separate in the morning
    kokane – yah, get back to work 😆
    d1 – hehe

  157. homey ® June 4, 2008 12:58 pm

    koakane is a sex education specialist for the DOE.

  158. koakane™ June 4, 2008 1:00 pm

    g no lie I heard you sau buuud light

  159. BG June 4, 2008 1:01 pm

    HAPPY 50TH RICH!!! But, at this rate, you nevah going catch me up… hahahaha

    Midori7 – another wonderful and insightful snapshot of a BB tsaikette! Mr/Mrs A-House…kinda hard to be humble when you have two terrific kids…you wen do one fabulous job! And, Midori should take her own bows for being one fantabulous person! [sound of rousing applause]

  160. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:02 pm

    Loa – I don’t call your separation food. 😆

  161. Loa June 4, 2008 1:03 pm

    so anyone going to the afternoon workouts today? myki? sj? ST?

  162. g-nalo June 4, 2008 1:03 pm

    Let’s see, he’s been to CC’s, pau hana, EIS’s, sings karaoke, drinks with Sleaze, and most of all lives in God’s country, so yes he is a Tsaiko.

    ok fortunately Stretch forces me to attend these Tsaiko functions, cause i’m VERY shy by nature and wouldn’t go otherwise.

    i’m quiet in person but obviously ‘ack up’ on blogs. haaa

    but SERIOUSLY, i’ve been VERY fortunate to meet more and more Tsaiko’s.

  163. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:05 pm

    I wonder what Rod Tam would call you if you said, “geev me ah budlight…homes”

  164. WarriorMojo June 4, 2008 1:05 pm

    Ah, Gigi, I should never have doubted you.

  165. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:06 pm

    Loa – maybe the next next day.

  166. g-nalo June 4, 2008 1:06 pm

    g no lie I heard you sau buuud light

    aiiiiya. ok i’ll shut up already.

    eh i going follow your good example and get back to ‘work’. 🙂

  167. WarriorMojo June 4, 2008 1:08 pm

    Gee, I wonder what Warrior football-related tidbits ST is working on now….

  168. g-nalo June 4, 2008 1:08 pm

    Koakane – one last…….small thing, my drink of choice is really Oolong Tea.

  169. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:12 pm

    g-nalo – I’m shy and quiet too! My drink of choice is White Tea.

  170. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 1:14 pm

    Well, James works his butt off working for the State legislature so the “old” joke really doesn’t apply to everyone.

    I worked for the State, also — Attorney General’s office, Kaimuki HS, and the public library. I was always busy, but loved the 1 hour lunch breaks. And people loved to bring desserts to share.

  171. koakane™ June 4, 2008 1:17 pm

    I brought homey in as one of my show and tell subject …. da kids have not stop laughing yet.

  172. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:18 pm

    My uncle was efficient. He worked for the City and County of Honolulu and he pau work at 4:00 p.m. and would be home by 3:00 p.m.

  173. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:20 pm

    …and no more am I going to do the “effects of ice cold water” experiment again!

  174. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:20 pm

    K, wait now…
    at 12:49

    pau lunch ½ howha


    at 1:00

    g no lie I heard you sau buuud light

    My question is:
    Wat you was doing in da 11 minutes between da lunchroom and your desk?


  175. A-House June 4, 2008 1:21 pm


    white tea = vodka? or tequilla?

    once drank 200 proof tequilla from Puerto Rico with salt and lime – smooth, but what a KICK!!!! – one jigger was more than enough for me.

  176. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:23 pm

    I brought homey in as one of my show and tell subject …. da kids have not stop laughing yet.

    Yeh, but did they all take the vow of abstinence pledge right after that?

  177. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:24 pm

    A-House – WHAT! That is 100% alcohol! YOU DA MAN!

    d1shima – No they didn’t. They transferred to Damien.

  178. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:24 pm


    IDK what Stephen is working on either but he better bus’ it out soon; da topics are definitely in need of change!

  179. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:26 pm


    200 proof 😯
    Das wat I was tinkin’, too.
    You still dea? Not sure I can see anymore….

  180. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 1:27 pm

    yeah, right, d1 — Sex and Alcohol are great topics.

  181. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:27 pm

    d1shima – No they didn’t. They transferred to Damien.

    No wonder the Admissions Director likes Koakane so much.

  182. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:28 pm


    It works for MTV!

  183. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:29 pm

    We can talk about gigi… 😆

  184. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:30 pm

    d1shima – you mean really really likes koakane.

  185. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:30 pm


    …and how is that a change of subject?

  186. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:32 pm


    I no mo as many remote cameras as you so I’ll take your word for it. 👿

  187. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:33 pm

    d1shima – I don’t know about you but gigi, sex, and alcohol don’t mix.

  188. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:35 pm


    see 187. again 😯

  189. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:36 pm

    Where’s AWH? She could ask Midori7 sooooo much questions about contemporary sports players since she is a walking sports encyclopedia.

    I forget but did Midori7 pick that name because green is her favorite color and 7 is her favorite number?

  190. SteveM June 4, 2008 1:37 pm

    Ask gigi wha happened when she went to Bellows beach years ago…. no wait, don’t … 😳

    A thought that Peaches found particularly horrifying when I observed that a tailgate party is a bar-b-que and get-together before a football game. The same kind of event held a beach is called….

    IDK why she was so horrified. Us guys in Speedos?
    My speedo slippers don’t look that bad… 🙂

  191. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:39 pm

    d1shima – They are not remote cameras. They are hidden cameras! 😉

  192. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:40 pm


    It’s because her doll is seven years old. But no make fun of how she slurs her speech, okay?

  193. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:42 pm


    Well they are not well hidden ’cause on the video you showed me it sure seems as though she knew exactly where they all are!

  194. koakane™ June 4, 2008 1:44 pm

    My question is:
    Wat you was doing in da 11 minutes between da lunchroom and your desk?

    d1 obviously you forgot what school lunches taste like doen’t stay down long like it use to

  195. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 1:44 pm

    eh gang…WASSUP!!!

    Homey, little buddy, koakane is not only the sex ed teacher but also the substance abuse counselor….mwahahahahahaha

    also – should be that g-nalo hangs out with stretch and sleaze and attends many a Tsaiko function….so now he is a Tsaiko….bwahahahaha

  196. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:45 pm

    I think SteveM is outside washing his slippers now so while we seem to be alone again, let me just ask you:

    You ARE actually taller than you appear to be right?

  197. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:45 pm


  198. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:46 pm

    SteveM – IDK, give me a clue.

    d1shima – stop filling the readers heads with all these visuals!

  199. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:47 pm

    d1shima – laying down or standing up?

  200. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:47 pm


    You no shame? Sneaking up li’ dat?

  201. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:49 pm


    Double “Thumbs Up” for that one!


  202. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:49 pm

    False Pordagee – Where’s the rest of your family? False Kanaks, False Dog, False Eyelashes…

  203. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 1:52 pm


    So wat was the Tray d’jour?

  204. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 1:52 pm

    D1…eh, no shame…u knows me…

    homey – dey off island right now…maybe make one appearance soon…

  205. koakane™ June 4, 2008 1:53 pm

    but also the substance abuse counselor

    fp neva abuse I teach always to recycle the cans and bottles when pau….bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  206. g-nalo June 4, 2008 1:53 pm

    also – should be that g-nalo hangs out with stretch and sleaze and attends many a Tsaiko function….so now he is a Tsaiko….bwahahahaha

    False Pordagee – oh no, i got enough problems??!! 🙂

    and before D1 starts calculating minutes, remember i work “town-sai” – jungle rules.

  207. homey ® June 4, 2008 1:55 pm

    Hmmmm, I notice that people here in Hawaii with Japanese ancestry own Japanese brand cars. gigi drives a Hyundai. XLiz probably owned a Hyundai. Kekoa drives a mafia car. jojo drives a filipno named car…hmmmmm.

  208. koakane™ June 4, 2008 1:58 pm

    d1 since today is last full day of school cafeteria decided to clean out what ever is in da frig. so da stuff was reheated as served as “surprise have a good summer” buffet.

  209. koakane™ June 4, 2008 1:59 pm

    as = and

  210. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:00 pm

    Who besides gigi doesn’t know the words to their Hawaii HS alma mater? Raise your hands.

    I see, interesting.

  211. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 2:01 pm


    MMMM. Yummy. Mark it down on the Tsaiko CC calendar for next year!

  212. d1shima [sez:] June 4, 2008 2:03 pm


    Hmmm….how long does it take for the signal to reach the ceded lands?

    Maybe “Ai-gooo” now 😯

  213. koakane™ June 4, 2008 2:04 pm

    beeg run on bathroom passes now bwhaaaaa

    homey with all the school cafeterias doing da same today safe to say when you go beach on saturday the water around Oahu should be clean.

  214. false pordagee's brother's friend's neighbor June 4, 2008 2:08 pm


    who stay makin li dat all of a sudden. cracks for da jacks in da house, mo real den one banana peel, so jus chill out sistah boy, befo i tel jr. fo come down and lay da smack on you….

    as for all da uddah peeps in da house, das right, da unemplyed but overly annoyed group, jus play like good boyz and girlz so you get your juice and goldfish crackers at 2:30 pm.

    eh, annodah ting, stop pickin on dpk, dat one is special….i nevah mean k or ed, jus one touched kind of guy, ok….? ok…..

    and den…………

  215. koakane™ June 4, 2008 2:08 pm

    does gig even remember what, where and when she went to school bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  216. jm2375 June 4, 2008 2:14 pm


    I raise my hand (no kill me Stretch). I don’t even my college alma mater. I just remember going to football games and having to listen to Punahou’s O Christmas Tree… 😆

  217. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 2:14 pm

    koakane…I heard gigi went Farrington or Damien…one of dem Kalihi schools…

  218. Mrs. A-House June 4, 2008 2:14 pm

    g-nalo – Sorry did not respond right away. Lurking/posting between chores. A-House leaves me with a list of things-to-do, and being an obedient low-man-on-the-military totem pole, I do as I’m ordered.

    Yes, indeed, we all remember you well. It was a really fun dinner together at the Rio buffet with Stretch, Stretchette, you and Vegas Drew. Cold or hot, when you and Stretch hit the craps table, the table crew know they’re in for some real action. Keep posting, g-nalo, might as well get used to the sometimes rough language like “when we goin’ eat thai food?” or “you drink 100 proof tequila?” A-House and I are also shy by nature, so I understand why you are carefully “testing the water”.

    Stretch – remember when you pulled out your fat wad of money in front of me and Stretchette…impressive! Wait, was it you who dropped the wad and I helped pick up at least 25 one-dollar bills? Nah, just joking…

    Gigi – Much mahalos! for the great pictures in your post #6. Great memories of good times in the midst of our perfect season.

    Koakane – Don’t pay any attention to those who tease you. I would, however, like to sit in on one of your sex education classes…just curious to know if there’s anything I’ve been missing. 😉

    Homey – What do I look like without makeup? Osoroshii (scary…I even scare myself)! A-House’ vision is not too good without glasses. Which explains why the compliments come my way only as he gives me a goodnight kiss and drifts off immediately into dreamland.

    WarriorMojo – D1 and Koakane keeping track of their lunchtime the same way in different dialects?? Huh??Please wait until you can explain that to me and Gigi at the same time.:?

  219. koakane™ June 4, 2008 2:16 pm

    ok how this for a classic

    son leave me a message on cell

    dad didn’t deposit rent monies in your account and btw went to Vegas for Kyles bachelor party. boarding plane now.

  220. jm2375 June 4, 2008 2:16 pm

    oops … don’t even know…

  221. koakane™ June 4, 2008 2:22 pm

    koakane…I heard gigi went Farrington or Damien…one of dem Kalihi schools

    thank you el guapo

  222. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:25 pm

    Mrs. A-House – We all know that you are a beautiful person with or without makeup! I can close my eyes and hear your voice and know that you are a beautiful person…Mr. A-House, no get jealous, it’s a compliment to you!

    Warrior Mojo – It’s a good thing that d1shima and koakane don’t speak in Zulu or Xhosa. Only Wreck can interpret those clicks.

  223. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:29 pm

    jm2375 – hahaha! We were tested on our knowledge of our alma mater. Yep, that was one of our HS courses…alma mater 101. We learned a new line every week. I hated those pop quizzes.

  224. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:33 pm

    koakane – at least your son left you a message.

  225. g-nalo June 4, 2008 2:34 pm

    hi Mrs. A-House – muchas mahalo’s!

    Stretch – remember when you pulled out your fat wad of money in front of me and Stretchette…impressive! Wait, was it you who dropped the wad and I helped pick up at least 25 one-dollar bills? Nah, just joking…

    dropping money to make impressive? wouldn’t you know, just as Stretch planned it………..and all this time we thought it was a camera?

  226. Stephen Tsai June 4, 2008 2:36 pm

    Much apologies for the hit-and-run this morning.
    I woke up late, and my laptop was slow, so I had difficulty posting pictures. And then I had to rush off to class.
    And then … wah, wah, wah …

  227. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:38 pm


    The McMakin’s look alike!

    Rich has a hand growing out of his shoulder.

    XLiz lost a pinkie?

    I wonder whose beer and chopsticks are on the table?

  228. J June 4, 2008 2:38 pm

    Running joke at my HS alma mater was during a certain era no one knew all the words to the school song. I think they started learning it again after I left…

    In the high school program that I’m at now, the players learn their alma mater for their semester final exam. If they don’t get 100%, the team doesn’t get to eliminate ladders or suicides off their usual conditioning requirements.

  229. Kekoa June 4, 2008 2:39 pm

    Da Mafia Car is one that is recognized all across the ceded lands. Protection is provided by da Wessie native Hawaiians for this vehicle out of respect for the owner. They would be the first to warn you, EH!…”No Bang Dis Car!”

  230. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:42 pm

    Kekoa – I heard even if you walk too close to the car the tire will false crack you!

  231. g-nalo June 4, 2008 2:43 pm

    The McMakin’s look alike!

    haaaa, i just knew you’d post this.

    das why i wen erase ma post and waited.

  232. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:45 pm

    Rich’s picture reminds me of the Chinese Siamese twin photo.

  233. koakane™ June 4, 2008 2:46 pm

    mrs Ahouse pulled same tick in early part of marriage. I put 4 fifty’s and 2 hundred dollar bills close to end of a stack of about 80 one dolla bills. told wife to take as much as she like. when done told her take some more, so she did. I think she had maybe 50 to 60 dollars. she neva find out what she missed but came so close.

  234. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:46 pm

    g-nalo – no ack! you posted using my name! sucka! 😆

  235. AWH June 4, 2008 2:47 pm

    All you government workers wasting my hard earned tax payer dollars, get your arses back to work before I have to call Aunty Linda!!!

  236. Stretch June 4, 2008 2:49 pm

    Stretch – remember when you pulled out your fat wad of money in front of me and Stretchette…impressive! Wait, was it you who dropped the wad and I helped pick up at least 25 one-dollar bills? Nah, just joking…

    Mrs A-House, that is a trick so the dealers & pit bosses think you are a High Roller and you get the limo ride and jacuzzi in the suites!!

  237. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:51 pm

    AWH – Pffft, and who do you think pays for your welfare check and EBT card?

  238. FALSE TEETH June 4, 2008 2:54 pm

    Hi Homey-

    Remember me from behind C Building at Waipahu?

    Are you still handsome like I remember you?

  239. homey ® June 4, 2008 2:55 pm

    FALSE TEETH – Are you the custodian lady?

  240. g-nalo June 4, 2008 2:57 pm

    g-nalo – no ack! you posted using my name! sucka!

    see Stretch, told you Homey would figure it out…………….

  241. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 2:58 pm

    Interpreting clicks?

    I would just make stuff up… things like we are not alone and stuff.


    Aunty Linda? Ohh you mean the Governor of Hawaii!… LOL… I going tell uncle Jr. that you called him “aunty Linda.”… you jokester you…

  242. wafan June 4, 2008 2:58 pm

    A-Sports . . .

    Sorry to hear you have sinus problems. Sometimes the warm compresses work. Are on good terms with your dentist or dental hygienist? I know – strange question with a real solution!

    Go in to the dentist office. As to see the hygienist – explain you have a sinus infection and are stuffed up. When they give you that strange, “Oh, poor thing is so ill she is confused!” look ask to use their mini aspirator. You know, that little flexible spit sucker they use while cleaning your teeth. Straighten it out and insert into the offending nostril.

    Turn on the aspirator. Insert it all the way in. Move it around and get into all of the nooks and crannies. But you have to be careful! You do not want to suck out the back of your eyeball.

    Once you can see the tubing running clear then you know you are done.

    Repeat the procedure once per day until the infection is gone.

  243. AWH June 4, 2008 2:58 pm

    homey ®:
    June 4th, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    AWH – Pffft, and who do you think pays for your welfare check and EBT card?

    I don’t care for people who waste taxpayer dollars when they should be doing their work. I should go down to the Capital and press the legislature for tougher rules for government workers.

  244. koakane™ June 4, 2008 3:00 pm

    aunty linda no kea almost pau term anyway

    homey as AUW not AWH

  245. Stretch June 4, 2008 3:00 pm

    June 4th, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    g-nalo – no ack! you posted using my name! sucka!
    see Stretch, told you Homey would figure it out…………….

    you the stupid one who don’t know how to be sly. you can’t out sly the slyest of them all

  246. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:01 pm

    Wafan – who the hell is gonna wanna put that thing in their mouth after that??? 😯

  247. wafan June 4, 2008 3:01 pm

    Happy Half-A-Century, Rich!!!


    How does it feel to be that old? I forgot — it was so long ago.


  248. Stretch June 4, 2008 3:01 pm

    hey midori – that’s a nice pic of you on the bottom. you look kind of lonely. no more friends??

  249. Stretch June 4, 2008 3:03 pm

    wafan – i am glad lunch is pau and already digested, if not, it might have all come out!!

  250. wafan June 4, 2008 3:03 pm

    Homey. . .

    What happened to the no ask, no tell policy?

  251. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:05 pm

    AWH – It’s spelled CAPITOL! 😆 Hey, maybe you should hook up with WassupDoc and James can be your liaison at the CAPITOL.

  252. wafan June 4, 2008 3:07 pm

    Midori7 . . .

    Have not had the opportunity to meet you in person (yet) but your bio certainly does demonstrate your love for the ‘Bows, Rainbows, Rainbow Warriors, and Warriors. Oh, and your folks, too! Well done.

    Nice job M/M A-House!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

  253. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:08 pm

    That’s it, I’m buying my own dental suction tube.

  254. AWHs' Cousin June 4, 2008 3:12 pm

    Okay so someone like make corrections to my last post huh! Well let me tell you that you need to capitalize your name because it is a city in Nevada and that is a noun. I used to be the head journalist at UCLA back in the day when my teeth were all in my mouth. In fact I used to help pour the cement for some of the newer buildings there by mixing it in a bowl that I made myself. The clay was from an ancient Aztec city where the locals and I would go out and catch fish in the streams with our bare teeth. After getting bite one of the locals who thought I had looked like a cat fish, I hiked to a near by town where they made the best tequila so I could stick my face in it and kill the germs. Donated the dead skin to the local thrift store… …. …. Uh… …. What was I saying again?.. … …

  255. wafan June 4, 2008 3:12 pm

    Homey, Stretch . . .

    You guys have never done that before? Geez. My hygienist does not even bat an eye anymore. Of course, the patients sometimes protest when I try to put the aspirator back on the tray. HA!

    Ahhhhhhh, nothing like being able to breathe freely!

  256. g-nalo June 4, 2008 3:13 pm

    you the stupid one who don’t know how to be sly. you can’t out sly the slyest of them all

    oh sorry, could’ve sworn you told me you were the best………..i must be mixing “Slyest” with “Instigatest”? haa

  257. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:13 pm

    man…no go dentist in wafan’s area of da country…..mwahahahaha

    stretch – I think midori has to take 7 shots of midori since her blog name is midori 7…..next CC.

    AWH…mwahahahahahahaha….who dis aunty Linda…??? She no more powah…..like KK wen say….last term….

  258. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:14 pm

    yo Wreck…long time no see bruddah…. 🙂

  259. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:17 pm

    wafan – I just go in the ocean and blow the snot out. After awhile it looks like a school of jellyfish.

    AWHs’ Cousin – Did you know that tequila can only be called tequila if the agave plant from where it is made from is grown only in certain parts of Mexico?

  260. AWH June 4, 2008 3:17 pm

    She no more powah…..like KK wen say….last term…. Just another lame duck State worker!!

  261. koakane™ June 4, 2008 3:17 pm

    wafan if no can down da throat den how about up da nose?


  262. wafan June 4, 2008 3:18 pm

    False P . . .

    Hmmmm, maybe that is why there are so many people walking around who look like jack-o-lantern’s?

  263. wafan June 4, 2008 3:20 pm

    AWH . . .

    If Aunty Linda is a lame duck who does not have power, would that make her a state worker who is wasting state money?

  264. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:20 pm

    I see the tekkies are fooling around with the style sheets again.

  265. koakane™ June 4, 2008 3:22 pm

    oh sorry, could’ve sworn you told me you were the best………..i must be mixing “Slyest” with “Instigatest”?

    g-nalo you full blooded tsaiko and spoken like a true smart arse

  266. wafan June 4, 2008 3:23 pm

    Koakane . . .

    Dentists have the larger bore aspirators, too if you have other stuck problems. I would suggest you not use them but to use fiber tablets instead.

    Not that I have ever tried it, mind you.


  267. AWH June 4, 2008 3:23 pm

    wafan – Pretty much. I guess her workers are following her lead, right G & Koakane??

  268. AWH not June 4, 2008 3:23 pm


    section 8 housing, is it one story or 2 story they give you now. and how about that no fault insurance, pretty good i think.

  269. Safari Test @ HonAdv June 4, 2008 3:26 pm

    Testing safari…

  270. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:27 pm

    wafan – koakane used the vacuum cleaner at his house. 😯

  271. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:29 pm

    Safari Test @ HonAdv – the left border in the posted comments looks better with the text indented instead of flush against the border.

  272. wafan June 4, 2008 3:29 pm

    AWH . . .

    Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I wonder where one could complain about the governor wasting state money. The legislature? Right.

    What kind of work do you do?

  273. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:30 pm

    Safari Test @ HonAdv – Wouldn’t you rather be “Surfing Safari”? 😆

  274. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:32 pm

    Safari Test @ HonAdv – Shouldn’t you be testing this in a test system instead of the real thing? Do a shakedown of all your changes and then move the changes to the production folders.

  275. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:32 pm

    homey – who is dis safari guy???

    wafan/homey – koakane using vacuum cleaner??? ROTFLMFAO……..

    AWH – Was da problem man??? Serenity now…..serenity now….BWAHAHAHAHHAHA

  276. g-nalo June 4, 2008 3:34 pm

    g-nalo you full blooded tsaiko and spoken like a true smart arse


    nooo, just a wannabe lurker……….pretty sure…………

  277. koakane™ June 4, 2008 3:34 pm

    my dautter one dental hygienist for kids dentist no wanda they pay her big bucks. good side money

  278. wafan June 4, 2008 3:34 pm

    Homey . . .

    That is sure dangerous! You have to remember to put it on suck rather than blow.

    Okay, that sounded bad.

    Now, how many of you started laughing. Tell the truth! Admit it.

    Uh-huh. That is what I thought.

  279. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 3:36 pm

    Wafan, Don’t ask that question “what kind of work”… Might set that person off…

  280. wafan June 4, 2008 3:38 pm

    g-nalo . . .

    No use fighting it. It is too late. “They” have your soul.


    Ooooooh, the smell of sulfur and smoke.

  281. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:39 pm

    Wreck – How about we ask if she Karaoke’s? AWH is a female right?

  282. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 3:40 pm

    “the smell of sulfur and smoke”

    Is homey baking strawberry cupcakes again?

  283. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:41 pm

    Wreck – Not baking! That is my otot blowing out a match.

  284. wafan June 4, 2008 3:41 pm

    Wreck . . .

    I figure if they do not want to answer it is neither their nor my loss. On the other hand, . . .


  285. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 3:42 pm

    Which “AWH” are you going to ask?… There are a bunch of them… AWH scares me. I am going to hang my magic mic on my window…

  286. AWH not June 4, 2008 3:42 pm

    o fot

  287. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:43 pm

    Wreck….since lil buddy is in da house…where mary ann???? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  288. Bulla June 4, 2008 3:43 pm

    who’s stinking up the joint?

  289. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:44 pm

    homey…now you stay get gigi wundring wot an otot is…..BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  290. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 3:45 pm


    Thanks for the…uh…”suggestion” with the aspirator. Sounds a little complicated, not ot mention GROSS. LTUH’s scotch with honey and lemon is sounding real good. BTW, if you ever move back to Hawaii, let me know which dentist you go to so I can make note to self not to go there. Bwahahaha.

    Mrs. A-House and any others I might have missed-

    Thank you for the well wishes.


    Got back from the doctor’s. If doc’s med sched works, I should be good to go for this weekend. LET’S BREAK SOME TIPS, PATNAH!


    Thanks for the details on Heather Mack’s football clinic. I called the office, but had to leave a message. (Stretch thanks for the head’s up earlier on the clinic too. I put it in the book before schedule anything else.)

  291. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:46 pm


  292. wafan June 4, 2008 3:46 pm

    I wonder what the techies are doing. It used to be after I posted or refreshed the screen would show what I just sent or at least return to the place from where I had refreshed.

    Now, it freezes at the top and I have to “End” or scroll down. It is a bothersome problem. Geez, fix one thing and mess up another that used to work.

  293. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 3:47 pm


    If it gets really bad, I’ll just get out the trusty ‘ole shop-vac. Bwahahaha.

  294. false pordagee's brother's friend's neighbor June 4, 2008 3:47 pm

    hey cousin, falsie,

    long time no smell, wot da hell. who you been layin pipe wit lately, heard you was roofing for awhile and banging everything in site.

    now if you plumbing, you laying plenty pipe huh? on da big island still yet at Pu InSai? nevah hear long time from you, but if you stay banging or layin den das all good.

    da auto biz is ok, couple flat tires ova hea as you can see/read, but i figgah one quick lube job and we get da kawila going again

  295. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:47 pm

    A-Sports in da house…..A-Joe bettah whachout….wifey going know mor ’bout da pigksin den him…..BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  296. Bulla June 4, 2008 3:48 pm

    how about those Warriors….this is the football site right? thought i was watching home improvement local style. haha

  297. Bulla June 4, 2008 3:49 pm


    don’t talk about A-Joe like that, he’s our version of Indiana Gomes, and the temple of gloom

  298. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:49 pm

    yo cuz…is all good….plumbing working good and bin layin plenny pipe….. :mrgreen:

  299. homey ® June 4, 2008 3:50 pm

    A-Sports uses a trusty shop-vac!?!?!?! 😯

  300. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:52 pm

    bulla…at least u neva say Indiana Gomes and the Search for da Crystal Skulls…..and I stay meen da kine Crystal Skulls Mrs. A-House like wear as julry…..BWAHAHAHHAHAHA

    Mountain Apple Man to da rescew…….Awwwwwriiiiiight…..

  301. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 3:52 pm

    I see the False Clan is in too now… FIrst the AWH clan and now the False clan… What are we going to have next..?

  302. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 3:53 pm


    According to Brew, I do.

  303. g-nalo June 4, 2008 3:53 pm

    g-nalo . . .

    No use fighting it. It is too late. “They” have your soul.


    Ooooooh, the smell of sulfur and smoke.

    Wafan – yep, “they pull me back in”.

  304. FALSE PORDAGEE June 4, 2008 3:54 pm

    ok gangeez….gotta get going….making dinnah tonight so gotta go get kala an den buy da stuffs fo make da grindz…..peace out….

  305. homey's dog June 4, 2008 3:54 pm


  306. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 3:55 pm

    Ohh, I had to ask… LMAO!

  307. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 3:56 pm

    Mistah False Pordagee-

    That’s ’cause Mrs. A-House is a hip, hot senior who knows where it’s at.

  308. ohno June 4, 2008 3:57 pm


  309. ohyes June 4, 2008 3:58 pm


  310. wafan June 4, 2008 3:59 pm

    A-Sports . . .

    Well, okay. If you want to really rely on the doctor and the medicine. That might take awhile to actually work, though. But, if you insist. I was just trying to help.

    I guess I will not share some of my other suggestions for dust/derbis in the eye, easy ear washing, colic, varicous veins, and self-stitching made easy.

  311. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 3:59 pm


    Everyone likes picking on you… Jojo would get picked on too but she is not here. Maybe rolling some kalbi in some greens…

  312. Rep. K. Mark Takai June 4, 2008 3:59 pm


    Hope all is well with the gang. Sorry for not being so visible during the whole Sugar Bowl fiasco, but I was out of town for a couple of weeks.

    Anyway, someone just called me and said that there has been some discussions on the blogs about my involvement with UH and whether I also accepted a free trip to New Orleans. I just wanted to set the record straight.

    But, before I do that, I just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading Midori7’s bio. I guess we were at UH at the same time. Although I wasn’t Jason Elam’s next door neighor, I saw him a lot at the HPER Complex and in the Training Room before and after practice.

    I regret not going to the Holiday Bowl in 1992 when my good friend Stan Sheriff celebrated what he called his greatest day as UH Athletic Director. I still regret not being there. Maybe that’s why my wife and I made sure that we were at the Sugar Bowl — couldn’t make the same mistake twice.

    Anyway, I was also at the UH versus UCLA NCAA Finals in 1995. I thought we had it in the bag. I thought that we were going to win it in four! I saw Fred Robins recently and mentioned to him that I thought he played well during that match (I think he was a freshman).

    OK, sorry for the extended response, but my friend says that I need to clear my name on whether UH paid my way there — they didn’t , of course. Here it goes:

    The questions regarding the Sugar Bowl and the policies regarding who went free on taxpayers funds are legitimate questions. I have said publically many times that I believe that UH erred in sending some UH employees, and the spouses and children of workers. I have asked Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw and AD Jim Donovan to come up with an approved, written policy for future Mainland bowl games to avoid the many questions and terrible decision-making that followed the Warriors being invited to the Sugar Bowl. Both have agreed.

    I’m a bit surprised that some people think that I got invited to go to the Sugar Bowl by former AD Herman Frazier. Please recall that I was no fan of his and he would have been crazy to have invited my wife and me. And even if he did invite us, I would have declined because I do not think it is an appropriate expenditure of public funds with no public purpose to pay for state legislators to be enjoying themselves at the Sugar Bowl. We need to pay just like everyone else.

    I paid for my own airfare. I paid for my own hotel room. And I paid for my own tickets.

    So here’s how my wife and I got to the Sugar Bowl. We paid our own way. In fact, we used airline miles and had booked our trips on November 16 (just prior to the Boise State game). Knowing that it was a possibility to be going to Phoenix for the Fiesta Bowl or to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl, I booked a round trip to Las Vegas, where we spent a few days before going on another round trip (on airline miles) to New Orleans. I mention this because it does take extra effort to book travel from Honolulu using airline miles during Christmas/New Years and for us to be able to make this happen, I needed to plan ahead . . . way ahead. I always believed that the Warriors were going to be playing in either the Fiesta Bowl or the Sugar Bowl. And even if this didn’t happen, we would have had celebrated the New Year in Las Vegas. That would also have been awesome.

    I booked my hotel on the day of the Sugar Bowl announcement and was able to stay across the street from the team hotel. The Sheraton was great. When I booked the hotel, our room rates were even cheaper than at the Marriott.

    I bought my game tickets from a friend who I believe is a season-ticket holder. I paid face value plus some fee for our tickets. We sat somewhere in the highest tier of the Superdome, but the view from even there was spectacular. Comparing our seats to Aloha Stadium, we would have been above the yellow section. But, again, I thought the seats were still great . . . much better being there in the Superdome than anywhere else that evening.

    As mentioned earlier, I’m surprised that people think that my trip to the Sugar Bowl was paid by UH, but I’m always willing to clear the air on these things.

    Bottom-line is this: I do believe that The Honolulu Advertiser’s lawsuit against UH is legitimate. I believe that UH will need to disclose everyone who went . . . even those who re-paid UH for their costs and even those who are being shielded by the HGEA. This is the law and this is what Carl Clapp promised to us at a legislative hearing on March 28.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks, K. Mark

  313. tom mui June 4, 2008 4:01 pm

    Don’t forget Maryknoll’s alma mater is also based on “Oh Christmas Tree”..

    Have respect for Punahou’s alma mater – after all the next US president went to school there 5th to 12th grade!

  314. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 4:01 pm


    Please don’t tell her how to amputate her foot when her toe nails gets too long.

  315. sporty June 4, 2008 4:02 pm

    Nice blog post!

  316. wafan June 4, 2008 4:04 pm

    Jojo is rolling what?

  317. bighilofan2 June 4, 2008 4:06 pm

    The most Honorable, the most super, the most esteemed, the most most bestest best Rep da State ever had.

    3 cheers for His Honor Takai, da Tsaiman.

    Bradda, come wit Uncle. We going Swampin in 87 days. But you gotta pay yur own way cuz uncle on a budget deze days. 😀

  318. bighilofan2 June 4, 2008 4:07 pm

    Midori is HOT! 😀

    uhhh, dad….. uhhh…ma… did I jus say dat?! am i supposed to say “sorry”? not.

  319. Kekoa June 4, 2008 4:09 pm

    wafan – Have noticed that when you refresh sometimes, all of a sudden there are way more posts than before?…the screen flashes 2 or 3 times before it settles down to the end of the page. Weird science or gremlins?

  320. tom mui June 4, 2008 4:09 pm

    I’m kind off surprised that anyone would question Mark Takai’s integrity. There are some in the legislature where I would question their integrity or even their intelligence but Mark is not one of them.

    Thanks Mark for being a friend of and to the UH.

  321. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 4:12 pm

    Thanks for dropping by Rep. Takai!

    One day I hope that Tsai will also invite you to list your Bio on the blog, that would be great. You have done an awesome job for UH and the people of Hawaii thus far. Thanks for listening when we fans ask for someone to do something about the whole ordeal… many thanks…

  322. Kekoa June 4, 2008 4:14 pm

    Tom mui ~ Don’t you find that normally, the folks who do not take the time to get to know their district Senator or Rrepresntative, have no clue about the very people who are there to serve them. So they speculate using sound bites and articles in the print media written by someone else. Then jump to conclusions.

  323. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 4:15 pm


    I am willing to listen to any well-intended suggestions no matter how “inventive” they are. There may be others who are experiencing the same things and also need a solution. I always enjoy your posts. Sending you some warm>/b> wishes from Hawaii.


    I keep my talons well-maintained. No need worry.

    As far as picking on me, it’s all in fun. Do you play darts? 😈

    Took me a while to read the post from K. Mark Takai. Interesting.

  324. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 4:16 pm

    Whoops, sorry for the bold mistake.

  325. WreckinEyez June 4, 2008 4:16 pm

    I agree Tom…


    Menehunes… Homey’s secret underground lab… Midori7’s and UHFan808’s combined evil powers… We will never know…

  326. wafan June 4, 2008 4:18 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Yeah. The blog has been doing some really strange things lately. No, since this new place opened. The techies keep farting around with it and not much seems to really improve. Something or other keeps breaking or comes up. Almost like an old vehicle that has not recieved proper maintenance. Fix one thing. Then notice another. Fix that thing. Then notice another. Ad nauseum.

    bhf2 . . .

    Better have your inhaler close-by. HA!

    tom mui . . .

    Finger-pointers usually have something to hide themselves. I would go look at those who accuse. Usually trying to distract or buy more time. Representative Takai, albeit I do not personally know him, seems to be an honorable young man who can be trusted.

    Best of all he is a Warrior Tsai-ko!

  327. A-House June 4, 2008 4:19 pm

    Rep Takai:

    Thank you for posting your “official” response to those who questioned your integrity on the Sugar Bowl issue.

    I had posted earlier that you had previously denied being a guest of UHAD who got a free ride – hope this removes any more doubts for all the doubters.

    Like Wreck, A-House family adds their thanks for your continued support for UH system including athletics.

  328. bonar June 4, 2008 4:26 pm


  329. jojo ® June 4, 2008 4:28 pm


  330. al June 4, 2008 4:39 pm

    lettuce cups???

    is that the new line at victoria’s secret?

  331. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 4, 2008 4:40 pm

    Finally got a response from the House Finance Committee at the CapitOl concerning the question asked by JM2375 yesterday at 4:03

    Capitol-ist – do you know if the College of Ed building got funded this past session? The one to replace the old Lab School building that burned down.

    No, there is nothing in this year’s CapitAl Improvements Budget for replacing the structure.

    Perhaps there is a need on the part of the impacted faculty to put that on their List of Things To Do since next year’s budget process starts in just a little over a month from now. By mid-October, it will be pretty much set.

    Homey: Mahalo for the AWH’s spelling lesson

    Left a message to sign up for the Football Clinic. Mahalo Coach Heather. Ready to R&R

    Re Mark Takai’s post above. Aswassednjan

  332. al June 4, 2008 4:41 pm

    wrong blog….i thought this was the “odds and ends”.

    been gone all day.

  333. al June 4, 2008 4:44 pm

    . Aswassednjan

    huh? what dat?

  334. Rep. K. Mark Takai June 4, 2008 4:45 pm

    BigHiloFan2, Tom Mui, Addahknowsports, WreckinEyz, Wafan, and A-House:

    Thanks for all your comments. I know it wasn’t any Tsai-kos questioning my integrity, but I was told that there were comments made previously from other blogs and some mention about this on the Warrior Beat. Hopefully, those who had these questions also see my answers.

    Anyway, when is the annual celebration. I heard it was sometime in July. If I’m free, I would love to be there (I stopped by last year).

    Good to see WassupDoc. I still recall when she first called me and initally I didn’t know she was one of us. She really does know her stuff at the Capitol. I see her all the time. In fact, she typically stopped by the office at least once a day during the session (or so it seemed). So, what is “aswassednjan”?

    Here’s to our next president . . . OBAMA!!

    Mahalo, K. Mark

  335. Stephen Tsai June 4, 2008 4:50 pm

    Hmm, it’s like a game of H-O-R-S-E.
    Somebody already has S-M …

  336. al June 4, 2008 4:52 pm

    talking politics…..many on maui feel that lingle will next run and succeed in her bid to be the new senator.

  337. jm2375 June 4, 2008 4:56 pm

    Capitol-ist – Thanks for the info. Will see what we alums can do.

    Rep Takai – I remember you from your SPH days. What can we do to push for the College of Building? As I recall there are 2 buildings adjacent to the Elementary School building that are of the same type of construction and age. One of them contains science labs. The buildings were old and falling apart when I was a student in the 70s. The COE faculty and students are in dire need of space and methinks ULS has been more neglected than other parts of campus (if that’s possible).

    Thanks for your support of UH.

  338. al June 4, 2008 4:58 pm

    you mean s & m?
    no,.,not on this blog site, eh??

  339. Ralph June 4, 2008 4:59 pm

    I believe Bungahead1 questioned K. Mark on the warriorsportsnetwork and someone brought it to this site….

  340. al June 4, 2008 5:00 pm

    hey ralph….what are you doing on your day off tomw?

  341. Ralph June 4, 2008 5:02 pm

    good job K. Mark, I know your mom and dad are proud of your commitment to the community and the zeal and thoroughness you do your work.

  342. Ralph June 4, 2008 5:04 pm

    Al I am not off tomorrow, what’s up

  343. Ralph June 4, 2008 5:05 pm

    The blue background color got deeper blue…come to think of it, I like this color better that the baby blue

  344. al June 4, 2008 5:10 pm

    i always thought that you were closed on thursdays. just talking aloud really. off island at the moment.

  345. I Believe June 4, 2008 5:10 pm

    Aloha Rep Takai- Thanks for dropping in and mahalo for responding to the inquiry re: your Sugar Bowl trip…I would encourage those who have questions to refer to the home page of the ‘Tizer, where you can access the list of people who went (and had their way paid for by UH) which UH provided the newspaper.

    I knew that before I read the list that Rep Takai’s name would not be on the list.

    What I found shocking was that UH took so long to provide a list- it should have been immediately offered at the conclusion of the trip- without a lawsuit from the newspaper forcing the issue- in an effort to be transparent and to acknowledge accountability.

    For UH to offer to remove the names of people who went, prior to releasing the list, if the people paid UH back for the trip expenses, was ridiculous and suggested to me that UH realized they had paid for people they should not have paid for. The argument has been made that people who went and had their way paid for should not be criticized now…that they were offerred the trip and took it…however, I think the people who accepted the offer are to blame, too. Each person who was offered the trip had a choice to make regarding acceptance. Many people must have wondered WHY they were being offered the trip. I know that even if I felt I deserved the trip due to my employment, and there was some policy that my position was entitled to such a trip being financed, I would certainly not expect that my husband – and especially my children- would be similarly paid for by my employer. If I wanted them to come along, I would have paid for their airfares (although, admittedly, I would expect that they could stay in the hotel with me which was being paid for by my employer; however, if I were expected to share a hotel room with another employee then I would have paid for a hotel room for my family and myself).

    I hope that Rep Takai did not get offended by the person who raised the question of who paid his way and that of his wife (and I don’t remember seeing it questioned on the blog). I think he expects accountability and offers it willingly as a part of his job/position. That is part of what makes him so great! Another big part is his obvious devotion to UH and his untiring efforts to support the University. For those reasons, we ALL owe thanks to Rep. Takai, and I just wish he lived in my district or I lived in his so that I could actually vote for him.

    Mahalo nui, Rep Takai, and look forward to hearing more about what your continued support for UH!

  346. SteveM June 4, 2008 5:14 pm

    Safari Test @ HonAdv:
    June 4th, 2008 at 3:26 pm
    Testing safari…

    It works!
    It works????
    Yeah, it works! — no ugly beautiful 3D blue gradient obscuring the text once refreshed!

    It works — just like it did the first few days when it first started. Who do I thank? He or she gets crosssed of the barge harbor oh-dark thirty invite list. 🙂

    Now, if we can only find all the MIA bloggers…

  347. Stephen Tsai June 4, 2008 5:15 pm

    Up top is the pix of the new-look Keao Monteilh.

  348. I Believe June 4, 2008 5:19 pm

    wow ST is REALLY getting tech proficient- posts a pic and suggests the person (Keao) looks like someone else (Mario Lopez) and then proceeds to post a pic of the OTHER ‘someone else’ person too! And…I sorta see the resemblance!

  349. Rep. K. Mark Takai June 4, 2008 5:19 pm

    I Believe:

    I agree with you. If you re-read my comments at the bottom I wrote the following:
    “Bottom-line is this: I do believe that The Honolulu Advertiser’s lawsuit against UH is legitimate. I believe that UH will need to disclose everyone who went . . . even those who re-paid UH for their costs and even those who are being shielded by the HGEA. This is the law and this is what Carl Clapp promised to us at a legislative hearing on March 28.”

    Every single person who originally went to New Orleans on UH’s funds (AKA state funds) needs to be disclosed. Doesn’t matter whether these people paid UH back.

    I’m certain that the court will agree with my assessment and UH will be forced to disclose everyone, including those who are HGEA members.

    Does anyone know when the annual Tsai-kos party is?

    Thanks, K. Mark

  350. I Believe June 4, 2008 5:22 pm

    Agree with you totally, Rep Takai…and am a former HSTA Board member…am disappointed in HGEA.

    Events are posted on SteveM’s site…I am sure someone will post the link or provide the date…thanks again…

  351. SteveM June 4, 2008 5:23 pm

    ST — the blog displays correctly in Safari, even after the first refresh/reload! Who do I thank for fixing this?

  352. I Believe June 4, 2008 5:25 pm

    Rep Takai- click on SteveM’s name and you will be linked to his site which has all events listed- along with a lot of other neat stuff (thanks SteveM)…gotta run…

  353. Kekoa June 4, 2008 5:30 pm

    Rep Takai ~ Just click on SteveM name above in post #351, it’ll take you to the site with all the event schedules. Mahalo for your good work!

    Tried to tell the Tsaiko Villagers to relax, that it would all come out in the wash, and sure enough!…Homey took it personal and thought I was questioning his laundry habits.

  354. BNS June 4, 2008 5:31 pm

    Great BIO midori and happy 50th birthday rich

  355. al June 4, 2008 5:45 pm

    thanks for sharing your story with us.

  356. MeiLing June 4, 2008 5:52 pm

    ST ~ Great pics! Keao has great tats.

    I’m going to miss Heather McMackin’s football class. Won’t be home by then. Boo hoo…. I’ll just have to learn more as I hang out on the blog. (Would love to see a pic of their horse…)

    Rep. Takai, from your previous posts, I knew you would not have accepted a free trip. You come across as knowledgable & a stand-up guy.

    Tom Mui, MHS’s school song was changed some years ago. One of my sibling’s classmates (V. Lum) who wrote music & played piano re-wrote it. I used to know the Kamehameha & St. Louis HS songs, singing them at the end of the football games in the termite palace. I’ll have to learn the UH one.

  357. Rich2176 June 4, 2008 6:04 pm

    Happy June 4th everyone!

    I’ve been on the go for the past couple of weeks, but this past weekend was a memorable experience playing in Vince Ferragamo’s charity golf tournament with the proceeds going to Special Olymics and other children’s charities. More on that later.

    Midori – Great bio. Meeting you and your parents during the UNLV game and Sugar Bowl was truly special. I can certainly see how you had no other choice but to become a fanatic also.

    Everyone – Thanks so much for the B-Day wishes. My only wish this year is for everyone to remain happy and healthy. It was not a normal b-day this year, as I’m usually in Vegas. However, since Margo wouldn’t have been able to travel with me to celebrate in usual fashion, I decided to have a very low key celebration dinner. After work, I stopped at Marie Callendars and picked up dinner and a banana cream pie. (Actually passed out on the couch for a 45 min nap!). This has been a great day thanks to all of you.

    Now, the small world story from this past weekend’s golf tournament. During the dinner on Sunday night there was a live auction. One of the items was to play golf with Vince and Ray Carrasco (winner of the 2002 Senior British Masters, and 2004 Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open). So the bidding starts and I figure all the money goes to charity so what the heck. I eventually won the bid, and woke up sober the following morning thinking “What did I just do?”. Nah….

    Anyway, I get home yesterday and Margo mentions that I should invite Terry Brennan since he lives in Orange County, along with Vince and Ray. Terry answers the phone and I tell him about the tournament and he says that Vince used to work out with Colt on drills, and that Ray has been a family friend for years. I was stunned how Terry knew both of these men and now I’ve been able to donate to a good cause and the four of us can have a great time at an exclusive private course.

    Thanks again everyone. I’ll try to not be a stranger and looking forward to seeing everyone in less than 2 weeks.

  358. wafan June 4, 2008 6:07 pm

    MeiLing . . .

    If MHS = McKinley. Then which song was changed? Black and Gold? Or was it simply rearranged? I cannot imagine either one being changed. Rearranged, maybe.

  359. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 6:18 pm

    MHS = Maryknoll HS

  360. SteveM June 4, 2008 6:27 pm

    June 4th, 2008 at 6:04 pm
    Happy June 4th everyone!
    Thanks again everyone. I’ll try to not be a stranger and looking forward to seeing everyone in less than 2 weeks.

    8) DINNER AND KARAOKE CALL – June 19, 2008

    Meet visiting Lo-Cal Tsai-ko Chapter friends Ronnie (President) and Rich2176 (charter member & LAS Affiliate) when they are both are on Oahu on Thursday, June 19, 2008.

    Cocktails starting at 5:00 PM — drop by after work, talk story, have cocktails, have dinner (optional), and karaoke. A very leisurely evening with no agenda except the buffet starting around 6:30 PM, the blog 5 F’s, and karaoke.

    RSVP at:

    and indicate whether you would like to share in the buffet or will optionally order ala carte. RSVP on the survey or email me.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Current total count is near 40 and we have 32 for the buffet so far.

  361. Kazz June 4, 2008 6:34 pm


    My Wings are back at the top again!!!

    Time to dust off the 115-year old icon and have a few drinks on Lord Stanley!!!

  362. Kazz June 4, 2008 6:36 pm

    Midori7 and D1shima,

    Mahalo for sharing your bios with all of us and more importantly thank you for sharing your lives with all of us at the games, the tailgates, and the various get-togethers.

    No doubt the friendships gained here will last a lifetime!

  363. bighilofan2 June 4, 2008 6:40 pm

    Hi Tsaikos everywhere.

    Great job on the blog today.

    Keao must be checkin out a chick and tryin fo impress da parens. Get da squeaky clean look goin. But his eyez still give em away. No trus em mama, no trus em. Reminds me ah da Saturday Evening Post pikcha from so long ago, wit da kid on first base leanin foward, lookin at da pitcha, and da firs baseman get dal ball hidden in his glove on da side, whislin, but givin da runnah da stealty luuk. Good pikcha, ST.

  364. tom mui June 4, 2008 6:49 pm

    MeiLing – what will happen next? Maryknoll’s alma mater has changed? Good Grief, the next thing you know, the Mass will be in English!!!

  365. A-House June 4, 2008 6:57 pm

    Rep Mark:

    2nd annual blog gathering is on 7/12/08 at the Stan Sheriff Center unless there has been a change of date.

    someone, please correct me if I’m wrong!!!

  366. A-House June 4, 2008 7:03 pm


    son graduated from McKinley in 1998 and we sang the alma mater and Black & Gold like his late grandpa did in 1931.

    wonder when it changed?

  367. Kekoa June 4, 2008 7:16 pm

    Correction A-House!…Thursday, 07/10/08 at the Ed Wong Room inside the SSC. I don’t have a time yet for it as I am tying to put the pieces together right now with the original planning staff and ST. Standby as I’m sure we will need some input and kokua from all the villagers.

  368. bighilofan2 June 4, 2008 7:27 pm

    did anyone see Ryan Henry at practice? Remember him, the man that kept his word? Shoutout to Ryan Henry!

  369. MeiLing June 4, 2008 7:34 pm

    Thanks, GiGi, for clarifying.

    Tom, they project the words for the hymns behind the pulpit. The statues are gone. You have to pick the right church to hear a Mass in Latin anymore. Great Rap Replinger skit filmed in Sacred Heart church (see link.) At the last reunion I attended years ago, we sang both versions with Nina Keali’iwahamana leading the way.

    K, nightey night all.

  370. bonar June 4, 2008 7:50 pm

    Great pics of Mouton/Monteilh!

  371. SteveM June 4, 2008 8:08 pm

    I wonder how Addahknowsports fared at the doctor today? Sounded like possible infection in the maxillaries. I came back from a dentist appointment this afternoon and see wafan’s remedy….sheesh.

    I’m going down for the count. Heat and tiredness Monday turned into 100.7 degree fever last night, This morning was 98.5. No other symptoms except body ache and sluggishness (all normal for me 🙁 ). Now, slight cough starting and I’m falling asleep at the keyboard. Hmmm, that’s normal too except for the cough…

    Good night, everyone!

  372. LizKauai June 4, 2008 8:17 pm


    Kekoa- that jerky motion on the blog was the photos being loaded, I think. It seems to be gone now – around the time the Safari peeps were cheering.

    Waaal- there are a few things you learn when visiting the podiatrist. I will not go into the gory details here- check my blog laters after I get it reloaded if you want the lowdown.

    Sports- we thought of you this evening while dining at TipTop!

    Rep. Takai- your actions redefine the term politician- in a positive way.

  373. Stretch June 4, 2008 8:21 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos!!

    Thanks Rep Takai for stopping by. Make sure you stop by to pick up a “Tsaiko” shot glass at one of the next events. Deal is to drink the Crown Royal inside it. Please make sure you wear a new pair of contact lenses.

  374. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 8:47 pm


    Maybe you overexerted yourself doing cartwheels earlier. And I’m doing much better, thank you for asking. The sinuses are draining and the headache is gone. Right ear still stuck, but getting better by degrees.


    I hope you had some oxtail soup for me. Woulda felt real good tonight.

  375. chawan_cut June 4, 2008 8:53 pm

    midori7 bleeds green!!!!

  376. Stretch June 4, 2008 8:57 pm

    chawan – you ever seen the movie “V”?? Don’t tell me she is a lizard….

  377. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:04 pm

    stretch — did you tell your mother about Stacyj? What was her reaction?

  378. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:07 pm

    I bet stretch will be stuck with a lot of Tsaiko shot glasses because people won’t drink CR. Now if it was Beck’s beer, that would be a different story!

  379. al June 4, 2008 9:07 pm

    lost in the shuffle,……


    sad to tell you this but you are one of us.
    the club 50 membership grows,.

  380. al June 4, 2008 9:09 pm

    on the contrary, my understanding is that the shot glasses are in high demand. one chug and the cr disappears.
    no worries……..you won’t get drunk. if the after taste is what worries you just down some beck’s to wash it all down.

  381. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:10 pm

    Kekoa is coordinating plans for the 2nd anniversary blog bash at the SSC on July 10. It should be an exciting affair. Stay tuned for more details.

  382. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:11 pm

    gigi – i did mention stacyj to my mom and she does know her and her mom. she will be on the look out for her posts now. Re: Shot glass, I made 12 more shot glasses for those who don’t have it. I think you might be the only regular who doesn’t have one. If you promise to watch a home game at Aloha Stadium this coming season, I will give you the shot glasses for you and hubby without drinking the Crown.

    al – I can’t wait to join “your” club….. yeah right!!

  383. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:11 pm

    I was 50 once. And 60. And 70. And 80. And 90. One more year and I’ll be 100.

  384. LizKauai June 4, 2008 9:12 pm

    gigi- I’m sure that after the kindly mr. xs-homey, trying to help his tea-totaling fellow Tsai-kos, fell in the line of battle and scared the CR out of everyone, there may be alternative liquids to charge the glasses with. :mrgreen:

  385. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:13 pm

    stretch, what did I tell ya? Listen to Miss LizK.

  386. al June 4, 2008 9:13 pm

    whoa stretch

    you got me worried for a moment until i googled “V” the movie,

    for awhile i thought what are you discussing on this family blog, knowing quite well what you are capable of instigating.

  387. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:14 pm

    gigi – too bad Miss LizK is not in control of the shot glasses, sorry.

  388. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:15 pm

    al – come on al, get your mind out of the gutter, that NEVER crossed my mind

  389. chawan_cut June 4, 2008 9:16 pm


    Do you mean, V, the Final Battle!???
    is that the one with the aliens with spotted heads???
    oh wait, no that was Alien Nation.

    no, I don’t think Midori7 is an alien. although is it just coincidence that her nickname is of a drink that is green as well? i wonder if she planned that. or is that to hide her green blood????

  390. al June 4, 2008 9:16 pm

    i think stretch adjusted his rules on the shot glass. one must tank their own liquor to receive the shot glass. no easy way outs anymore.

    you can sub cr for tequila, that is permissable.

  391. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:17 pm

    hey, guess what, I had a veddy interesting conversation with Kekoa tonight. He told me Hickam’s par 3 course is flat so we can find our ball. When I asked him about Bayview, he said, good luck in finding your ball because the course is not flat.

    hmmm. sort of ruins our plans for Sunday. Oh well, gotta buy more balls, den.

  392. al June 4, 2008 9:18 pm

    what are you babbling about again? i did not think that at all.

  393. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:19 pm

    stretch, I am not that desperate for a shot glass, although it would look nice on my shelf with the other knicknacks.

  394. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:19 pm

    al – i will adjust the rules if she promises that she will go to one home game this coming season.

  395. LizKauai June 4, 2008 9:19 pm

    gigi- stretch is right… but he gave you a way out in #382 😆

  396. al June 4, 2008 9:19 pm

    it is weird today. normally i can retrieve my email from remote sites and the laptop. but, today, i haven’t been able to pick anything up.

    i must have a bunch from one of the bio boys at least.

  397. al June 4, 2008 9:20 pm

    ummm….was a discovery ever made on this…. Aswassednjan?

  398. AWH June 4, 2008 9:21 pm

    How can I get one of those shot glasses?? I seen a pic of them and they are cool.

  399. LizKauai June 4, 2008 9:22 pm

    al- perhaps a new Prime Minister of Iran???

  400. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:23 pm

    stretch, how about if we trade your shot glass for one of my books?

  401. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:25 pm


  402. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:28 pm

    yeah, and CR is rather expensive. Stretch is gonna lose a lotta money when nobody drinks the CR,

  403. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:28 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    June 4th, 2008 at 4:40 pm
    Homey: Mahalo for the AWH’s spelling lesson

    Going back through the posts today, and I find this. Sheeesh, I make one spelling error and people think I need lessons?? Doc – I will point out all your errors so make sure you double check all your posts.

    Anyhow, when I checked e-mail around 11 pm, the missing ones from Thursday night and Friday morning finally downloaded containing information about the Calf Call.

    Is there some kind of error in this post??

  404. Garret June 4, 2008 9:30 pm

    It is surprising to me that Tony Romo is on the cover of US Weekly and that he’s never been on the cover of Sports Illustrated. How many athletes does that happen to?

  405. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:30 pm

    gigi – how can I lose money, I can drink it myself

  406. al June 4, 2008 9:31 pm

    stretch….careful here.

    i see the reverse psychology ploy being used upon you now.

    anyway, promises can be broken, perhaps after the fact. or maybe lighten up on gigi. give her a break. how about shorts vs muumuu on the golf course?

  407. Garret June 4, 2008 9:32 pm

    Interesting speculation about what will happen if Notre Dame’s new AD doesn’t like Charlie Weis.

    A little item may have slipped past many sports fans’ radar last weekend with the news of Notre Dame athletic director Kevin White resigning to take the same position at Duke. This move could, indirectly, be a precursor to changes at South Bend besides a new administrator.

    Consider that athletic directors aren’t usually very willing to cover for their predecessor’s mistakes.

    Sure, Weis was signed by White to a ridiculous eight-figure contract through 2015 (!). But Notre Dame boosters and alumni have very deep pockets.

    Would the new Notre Dame athletic director have the stones to eat Weis’ contract if the Irish again fall under .500?

  408. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:32 pm

    haha, stretch, you are a barrel of laughs!!!!

    no wonder Stretchette loves ya!

  409. Garret June 4, 2008 9:35 pm

    ST and some others here are Jets fans. The Jets are doing something that I haven’t seen any other pro team do–they are letting their fans vote via the Internet on which of 3 women should be picked for their cheerleading squad. This is a pretty clever scheme because it gets people to read about them and look at the photos, increasing the hits and time spent on their website.

    The 2008 Flight Crew is almost complete. After a long Sunday at Marc Ecko Enterprises, Jets “Crew” director Denise Garvey announced 21 ladies who are now members of the ’08 team. But before Garvey introduced the 21, she announced three names — Danielle D., Jennifer W. and Liana — who all still have a chance to be the 22nd and final selection.

    You will make that all important decision on newyorkjets.com. The online poll is live and Jets fans will make the final call.

  410. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:35 pm

    Stretch, you must have an iron stomach!

  411. Garret June 4, 2008 9:35 pm

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

    Pretty amazing results from this study! Using a $5.99 marker to darken the feathers of male barn swallows resulted in a huge change in them. Within a week the male birds had a HUGE jump in testosterone (while the 33 birds that did not get the marker coloring lost half their testosterone) and received MUCH more attention from female birds. In fact, the birds whose feathers were darkened via markers lost weight because they weren’t able to eat as much because they were spending so much time mating!

  412. Garret June 4, 2008 9:36 pm

    This “extreme hybrid” SUV can get 150 mpg and can go 40 miles without using any gas.

  413. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:36 pm

    Al, I cover up my eyes with dark glasses cause I have the world’s ugliest eyes. And same for the legs. I cover em up with a muumuu.

  414. Garret June 4, 2008 9:37 pm

    Hard to imagine how this couple was divorced for 10 years without realizing it!

  415. Garret June 4, 2008 9:37 pm

    Man in India ordered the murder of his father (on the day before his father retired) because he wanted to get his father’s government job.

  416. Garret June 4, 2008 9:37 pm

    Anyone with a Starbucks gift card can get 2 hours of free WiFi every day at Starbucks! They have to use the gift card at least once per month to keep getting the free WiFi. Those that sign up by July 14 get a free Starbucks coffee!

  417. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:38 pm

    gigi – no my stomach is not made out of iron, it is made by 100% beer!!

  418. Garret June 4, 2008 9:38 pm

    Free play links pau.

  419. chawan_cut June 4, 2008 9:38 pm

    check out this crazy elephant’s artistic skills (thanks to sportshawaii scott for the link)


  420. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:41 pm

    Ever hear about colonic irrigation? Hubby’s co-worker swears by it. She had it done and lost 9 lbs permanently.

    I told hubby, don’t even think of doing it!

  421. JaM June 4, 2008 9:42 pm

    Good evening all!

    Happy 50th B-Day Rich2176 and a belated Happy 5th B-day to Faith!

    Hi Mei Ling..thanks for your msg to PJ..

    Tom Mui…Maryknoll alma mater changed in 1972…at least it is not O Christmas tree, current song pretty hard to sing.

    Stretch..I received a shot glass at the last cc…do I still need to drink CR..how about a tiny sip?…can I still keep it?….I don’t drink!!

    Any Tsaikettes planning to attend Coach Heather’s clinic? Told my hubby I am attending…his response”What, you’re going to PLAY football now?” (Brie thought the same thing..) I said not and changed clinic to seminar..Brie will attend now!

    Who is AWH family and the False Family?

    Go Warriors!

  422. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:43 pm

    JaM, — I plan to attend the football clinic. I’ll call the office tomorrow morning.

  423. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:45 pm

    JaM – you DID drink the shot of CR, right?? RIGHT??

  424. al June 4, 2008 9:46 pm

    is that right?
    and doc knows him/her?

  425. al June 4, 2008 9:48 pm

    gigi….i am glad that you will be going to the football clinic. perhaps then you won’t be asking these questions.

    but, on the other hand i am afraid that you will be chroniclizing your experiences with us.

  426. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:50 pm

    1970s were a nightmare for me. My life right now is like a fairy tale with a happy ending.

  427. al June 4, 2008 9:51 pm

    oh lizk…..btw, i am really enjoying that authentic hawaiian salt.
    having cooking everything from anenue to ny steaks with it,
    this weekend i am going to make some poke with it and the limu lipoa whitey gave me and make another batch with the alae.
    then i am going to look for the biggest pork butt i can find and test on the rotesserie the son in law gave.

    what diet?

  428. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:51 pm

    gigi – i like happy endings…

  429. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:53 pm

    Al — I can give you more of Liz’s salt. I have 2 bags that I haven’t used cause I no longer cook.

  430. al June 4, 2008 9:56 pm

    sure gigi…bring it on the 19th.

  431. LizKauai June 4, 2008 9:57 pm

    gigi- can you give one bag to chawan_cut, please? I am looking forward to having healthy feet again so I can join the saltmakers this summer to learn the art and earn my gifts. In the meantime, supplies are short.

  432. al June 4, 2008 9:58 pm

    gigi…..mascara and long pants.
    ahhh. but you are being modest about your looks.

    i am glad that you are enjoying your life now. everyone deserves a second chance at happiness.

    things really do happen for a reason and all things are possible if you believe.

  433. JaM June 4, 2008 9:58 pm

    Stretch…I drank all of it plus that little bottle of Chivas I have at home!

  434. Stretch June 4, 2008 9:59 pm

    gigi – why do you have TWO bags?? I thought everyone got only ONE!!! you not hoarding the salt and going to try trade it for a shot glass, right??

  435. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 9:59 pm

    OK, Liz. One bag to al, one bag to Chawan.

  436. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:00 pm

    ho ka plenny comments nowadays.

  437. LizKauai June 4, 2008 10:00 pm

    Hi JaM! Still no call on this side.

    al- I’m lost on your #426. My #399 was a joke 👿

  438. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:00 pm

    JaM – good to know that you earned your shot glass. I am not giving it away to anyone if they don’t follow the rules.

  439. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 10:01 pm

    Actually, I had 3 bags. Gave one to SteveM. I think I got those 3 bags at a tailgate and Liz and others gave them to me then.

  440. al June 4, 2008 10:01 pm

    hey, lizk, i had first dibs.
    thats like being an indian giver.

    hahahaha. sure, i’ll share gigi’s stipend.

    imagine that back in the day, salt, was the most valued commodity of all. in fact, in the jungles of africa the tribes still treasure salt more than diamonds.

  441. LizKauai June 4, 2008 10:01 pm

    Hi DPK!
    We are on a ramble tonight!

  442. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:05 pm

    Das ok Liz, I like this kind of neighborly back yard fence chit chattin’.

  443. jojo ® June 4, 2008 10:07 pm

    “Say Good Night, Gracie!”

  444. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:08 pm

    Maybe if we’re lucky, the chit chat can turn into a fist fight over the salt, between al and you. Remember, in some places salt is more valuable than diamonds. 😉

  445. JaM June 4, 2008 10:09 pm

    LizKauai..no call on my side yet.. Does anyone know if ticket office will allow 2 different reservations be allowed to select seats together?

  446. al June 4, 2008 10:09 pm

    lizk…my 426 was jokingly responding to your joke on 399. does that make sense to you regarding your 439?

  447. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:10 pm

    I can’t help but notice that the better Tsai-rah becomes at posting pics, the higher the comment count goes.

  448. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 10:11 pm

    I think the Bios are the reason for the high comment count.

  449. LizKauai June 4, 2008 10:12 pm

    Nitey nite, jojo!

    al- hahaha!

    DPK, I sked al – he get da Zatoichi moves… :mrgreen:

    ‘kden… nitey nite and SWEET TECHNICOLOR DREAMS (you know who you are) 😆

  450. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:13 pm

    I wouldn’t think that there will be set seats.

  451. al June 4, 2008 10:13 pm

    dpk is here. quit talking about already.
    he’ll get mad and take all the salt away.

  452. stacyj June 4, 2008 10:13 pm

    stretch…I hope mom never gave out too many of my secrets.

  453. al June 4, 2008 10:14 pm

    who you talking about gigi?
    the bio’s is that a group of people?
    what do they do?

  454. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:15 pm

    mebbe so. mebbe both. but I’m righter than you…

  455. JaM June 4, 2008 10:15 pm

    Does anyone know if the player form Kailua, Chauncey M. accepted the UH scholarship offer? (i ‘m sounding like Gigi..all the questions!)

    From an earlier post..Art Suehiro and his book on the termite palace…his brother was my brothers’ classmate…in fact my very first car belonged to his brother. (St. Louis guys).

  456. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:16 pm

    stacyj- you are exposed as much as I was last night

  457. JaM June 4, 2008 10:18 pm

    Oh yeah…great Bios D1shima and Midori7…

  458. stacyj June 4, 2008 10:18 pm

    well, let’s keep it between you and I for now…wink, wink!

  459. al June 4, 2008 10:19 pm

    btw, the families AWH and false whatevas are kind of like a hidden, secret, underground cult of the tsaiko blog. no one will identify them nor will they reveal their true selves.

    some say that they are the true conscious of the blog and lurk in the catacombs of the warrior beat. kind of like where the phantom hangs,

    sometimes they drop hints as to who they are but no one knows who they are.
    oh, wait…..only the shadow knows,….mwahahahahaha

  460. stacyj June 4, 2008 10:22 pm

    where’s esme? haven’t seen her in a couple days or did I miss something?

  461. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:22 pm

    stacyj – got it

  462. stacyj June 4, 2008 10:23 pm

    Hi Mrs. I if you’re lurking.

  463. stacyj June 4, 2008 10:24 pm

    Are any of the tsaiko ladies going to the Mrs. Mack class? Gigi????

  464. JaM June 4, 2008 10:25 pm

    Al..I guess I need to analyze syntax to figure out who they really are..just thought maybe, just maybe somebody will drop big giant hints so I don’t have to think so hard. Haha!

  465. al June 4, 2008 10:25 pm

    none of the local recruits have committed to any of the schools that have offered them scholies. most will wait until the season gets rolling or if the pressure to choose is too intense for them.

    a lot of the bcs-major schools will give a recruit a deadline so that the kid commits early. the burden in making a career changing selection by these 17 year olds is so great many just pick a school to avoid any further heavy recruitment efforts by all those interested.

  466. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 10:27 pm

    stacy, yes, I am attending the clinic.

  467. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:28 pm

    midori – Hee is going to be on Channel 4 news

  468. Da Punchbowl Kid June 4, 2008 10:29 pm

    my 456 is in response to gigi’s 450.

  469. JaM June 4, 2008 10:31 pm

    Al… Thanks…

    I’m probably going to a majority of the Kailua games.. I have nephews (twins) playing as seniors this coming school year. I’ve met him and his parents because of Kailua football and basketball these past 2 years. Brie actually converses with him more, especially during track season. He is a thrower (I think discus and came in 2nd in States this year behind a Maui boy Texeira?)

  470. stacyj June 4, 2008 10:31 pm

    good for you gigi. can you blog about it after so I can enjoy it too?

    K- sorry but i gotta get some zzzzz. Tomorrow is the last day before all 4 little ones are home for 7 weeks. Yicks! g’nite!

  471. al June 4, 2008 10:33 pm

    did you see jj toss out the first pitch at arlington? he gave a “shaka” as he walked off the field. looks like a black aloha shirt????

  472. JaM June 4, 2008 10:34 pm

    I know he is a big and strong kid but not sure on the speed. I hope the clinic will help so that I can intelligently (football wise) be able to observe the finer nuances to evaluate talent!

  473. al June 4, 2008 10:35 pm

    sean tesoro is his name. he wanted to come to uh but wasn’t offered.

  474. al June 4, 2008 10:37 pm

    i hope the local kids stay home this year. a lot of talent out there and a few huge oline dudes.

  475. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:39 pm

    Another way to get the technical details about UH football is to attend the Na Koa lunches on Monday’s after the games. They show game film and go over offense, defense and special teams. You find out what the coaches look for and when you watch future games, you can pick up some of those keys.

  476. Kekoa June 4, 2008 10:44 pm

    Liz ~ I FEEL YOUR PAIN!…arrrggghhh!

    How will this effect your stage presentation for La Mancha? How about when you travel here for the R & R, K-Call? Will you be able to sing with the Tsaiko All Star Band at the Blog Bash? Hey…I worry, beef curry. My travel Pahtna no can travel? Yikes! 😯

  477. al June 4, 2008 10:44 pm

    stretch….will mack and company continue being so open as did jj in reviewing and critquing the past games films?

  478. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:46 pm

    I hope so, if not, no sense they have the Na Koa lunches. They only show past game film, not the upcoming team.

  479. JaM June 4, 2008 10:46 pm

    During the track season I see a lot of guys who are extremely fast, but I don’t know if they play football.

    I am torn about wanting the good players to stay home to play. I am of the school that going to college…pick a school for your academics and sports is secondary.

  480. Stretch June 4, 2008 10:49 pm

    JaM – In high school, we had a really fast receiver that could run past any defender. Only thing is that when the ball was passed to him, he has no hands, no can catch. what a waste!!

  481. JaM June 4, 2008 10:52 pm

    Yes I have thought of going to the Na Koa lunches but I work Wessai and lunches are in the jungles of downtown. Thought of using vacation time, but have been saving vacations for games that fall during the weekdays and all of Brie’s activities during the work day.

  482. JaM June 4, 2008 10:57 pm

    Stretch…that’s called butter fingers…wasn’t Ashley Lelie sort of like that in the beginning (all the dropped balls) but he improved!

  483. homey ® June 4, 2008 10:58 pm

    Speaking of shot glasses…

    For some reason I have 10 of them AND the special one! 😯

  484. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 10:59 pm

    I’d like to attend the football clinic also. I called today and left a message. Have not heard back yet. I’m so glad you gals are thinking of going also. I’m sure it’ll be great!

  485. BowsForever June 4, 2008 10:59 pm

    Two “burning” questions:

    1) Why do I see a bluish H logo every now and then instead of, well, green?

    2) Does that mean Monteilh’s given up and conceded that Mouton has the better hair?

  486. homey ® June 4, 2008 10:59 pm

    Butter fingers? More like Roberto Duran, hands of stone.

  487. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:00 pm

    ASports – Let me know if you find a dart clinic too.

  488. JaM June 4, 2008 11:00 pm

    Or might he have been thinking about what to do after he caught the ball and forgot to secure it first. Sometimes the brain processes faster than the rest of the body!

  489. Kekoa June 4, 2008 11:01 pm

    Special thanks to our Blog Meister, ST…Folks on the planning team for the Blog Bash will be able to rest easy after I do a recon of the SSC in the afternoon with BG & Wreck. I’ll put together an action info email to SteveM for planning purposes, and to the rest of the staff to fine tune. Watch for more details on Steve’s Tsaiko site as we move closer to July 10th. We are going to blow the lid off the SSC!

  490. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:03 pm

    JaM – Some guys just can’t catch a football.

  491. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 11:03 pm

    that’s great, Kekoa! I am sure the blog party will be a smashing success!

  492. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 11:04 pm

    Homey, are you at work right now?

  493. JaM June 4, 2008 11:05 pm

    I like to play darts, but stay far away if there is a sharp point. Stuck a carnival game attendant once!

    Homey…that’s why hard! besides poho the rest of the talent.

  494. jojo ® June 4, 2008 11:08 pm

    I wonder if you can just buy the football manual. I would like to give it as a gift to someone.

  495. gigi-hawaii © June 4, 2008 11:08 pm

    g’nite, folks.

  496. Addahknowsports June 4, 2008 11:09 pm


    Raja dat. I’ll also keep my eye out for a chopstick clinic for you.

  497. addahknowjoe June 4, 2008 11:13 pm

    Stretch- Reminds of a time in the 80’s when San Francisco experimented with World Class sprinter Renaldo (“Skeets”) Nehemiah at Wide Receiver. Dude was fast, but couldn’t cut, couldn’t catch and couldn’t take a hit.

  498. Kekoa June 4, 2008 11:20 pm

    A-Joe ~ I remember that speed trial as being more error. Ha! Not enuff to be fast when you arrive without the ball!..Whoops… 😕 😯

  499. JaM June 4, 2008 11:22 pm

    Nice chatting with everyone tonite…must go moi moi…

    Go Warriors!

  500. Kekoa June 4, 2008 11:22 pm

    G’nite Gigi, Addahknowsports & Joe, Homes, et al.

    Kekoa has left the building…

  501. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:33 pm

    Lunch over…I mean dinner over.

  502. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:35 pm

    At least he was fast. Some guys can’t run…fast.

  503. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:36 pm

    Hello jojo.

  504. homey ® June 4, 2008 11:38 pm

    I see a flashlight coming towards the shack…spock you guys laters.

  505. LizKauai June 4, 2008 11:43 pm

    Phew- my log was getting too morbid… New pix of Lilu saved the day.
    Hi homes!

    Kekoa- I sit down a lot in the play- and have superfeet (mahalo wafan et al) in my clodhoppers to keep me safe.

    Nuttin is gonna stop the roof from rising in song at da SSC in July!
    Gonna practice on the 19th when Ronnie and Rich are in town 😆

  506. LizKauai June 4, 2008 11:43 pm

    Phew- my blog was getting too morbid… New pix of Lilu saved the day.
    Hi homes!

    Kekoa- I sit down a lot in the play- and have superfeet (mahalo wafan et al) in my clodhoppers to keep me safe.

    Nuttin is gonna stop the roof from rising in song at da SSC in July!
    Gonna practice on the 19th when Ronnie and Rich are in town 😆

  507. LizKauai June 4, 2008 11:44 pm

    oooh….fooled wordpress with one consonant!

  508. Mike Wedge June 4, 2008 11:57 pm

    omg.. someone help! I am having Warrior Football withdraws! xD Let’s bring in some div III team and watch Hawai’i cream ’em for off season training.

  509. las vegas June 5, 2008 12:07 am

    Congrats to Rich2176, happy fiftieth, another 100 to go!

    Great bio from Midori7, as shown by Mrs.A-House, you have great genes. I could’ve sworn you were in your early twenties.

  510. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 5, 2008 12:25 am

    STRETCH – The comment to Homey concerned his Post 251 in response to AWH’s Post 243. Are you AWH? If so, then deal with Homey – he brought it up.

    As for the other quote in your Post 404, It was written last Saturday at 1:55 am. Creepy that you’re still carrying it around.

    Bios BIOS BIO – three very different takes on the same letters.

    MEILING – We’ll take notes & pictures in Coach Heather’s clinic, but that won’t be the same as being there in person but better than nothing. Maybe she’d be willing to let us set up a podcast.

    DrDoc’s first reaction: That the clinic was to work on playing skills so we could field a Powder Puff Team to take on the T-Men.

    GIGI: BayView is very easy to play. However, it does get windy there.

    LIZ: I used your salt when I made boiled peanuts.

    Hope your feet are feeling better. We can trade podstories – I now go every three weeks to get my hooves pared.

    TMK: Mahalo for the nice words. With only a couple of exceptions, staffers in both the House & the Senate are great folks. Hope to see everyone in your office again next January – assuming, of course, that you run again & win.

    Sorry to hear about the continued spreading of The Internet Cold. Mine has come back in a Lite Version, but it should be pau by the weekend.

    CLUE: Texting in haolified pidgin.

    Nite Nite All –

  511. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 5, 2008 12:43 am


    Just saw your last post re July 10. What sort of ticket price are you thinking about or will it be potluck? Will there be beer or a full bar or strictly non-alcoholic? Will there be a formal program featuring speakers or will it be just sitting around talking to each other.

    Since we normally have Thursday evening meetings to attend, knowing as many details as possible well in advance will help us out greatly. After all, it’s only five weeks away – hard to believe!!! Mahalo.

  512. Esme June 5, 2008 12:44 am

    # stacyj:
    June 4th, 2008 at 10:22 pm
    where’s esme? haven’t seen her in a couple days or did I miss something?

    Awwwwwww, shucks! Thanks for noticing, stacy.

    Yep, I’d been awol for much of the past week because I’d been really sick. Am recovering now. Fever and all the yukkies.

    On Heather McMackin’s clinic … yay! I’m going to spread the word on HawaiiMoms right now.

    Midori7 and d1shima — very cool bios. Thanks for letting us have a little peek into your lives. I feel very privileged to count you among my Tsaiko pals.

    Hope everyone is having

  513. al June 5, 2008 12:53 am

    third request plus one from k. mark takai…….what is Aswassednjan?

  514. LizKauai June 5, 2008 12:55 am

    yes we are 😆

    Hi Esme!
    Back for one last peek before crashing.
    I would like to go to the Heather Clinic but it’s too close to Game Trip time… arrgh.

  515. LizKauai June 5, 2008 1:21 am

    closing thoughts-
    Kekoa, like a couple of old cowboys, we rode the range to NOLA. Lived in the open spaces of possibilities with one goal in mind- sharing the big, sweet, cattle call with all the Tsai-kos.
    That was a pretty amazing trip – how all the pieces fell into place every step of the way. It was miraculous, actually, when you consider that we had no previous opportunity to know about personal quirks that might be the cause of conflict as we crossed the plains, forded the rivers, planned for the big Tsick-Call Roundup, changed venues, got up late, stayed up late, rendezvoused with the most amazing people in the most unlikely places and took their pictures for all to see.

    Talking to Merv again today – who carried the aloha spirit back to Georgia and shared it with his church group – was really cool -what fantastic memories those will be!

    When all is said and done, and all the toys go back into the box.
    All that is really important is aloha.

    I hope everyone will take advantage of every minute Ke Akua gives us to spread aloha.

    Nitey Nite!

  516. HiFlyer June 5, 2008 1:34 am

    Midori, very nice Bio, now I understand where you get that great passion for UH sports from.

  517. J June 5, 2008 1:52 am

    Morning…night…I better go sleep before the birds start waking up over here.

  518. HiFlyer June 5, 2008 3:32 am

    I guess the room is empty for now, see you all latta.

  519. wafan June 5, 2008 3:59 am

    LizK . . .

    How are the Superfeet? I was impressed with how good my feet felt. I sure hope youre feet feel better soon!


    Aswassednjan = As was said in Jan? Heck, it does not make any sense to me — even with my haolified pidgin.

  520. wafan June 5, 2008 4:01 am

    Oops. Forgot. Sorry!

    Good morning everyone! Have a Tsai-ko kind of day!!!

  521. bighilofan2 June 5, 2008 4:25 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    yu guys clever. somebody tole me fo take a inhaler to Fla. maybe i take homey? he heh

  522. Loa June 5, 2008 5:23 am

    morning bighilo, wafan and the rest of the early morning gang!


    June 4th, 2008 at 9:51 pm
    gigi – i like happy endings…

    Stretch – had a feeling you were going there


    June 4th, 2008 at 10:33 pm
    did you see jj toss out the first pitch at arlington? he gave a “shaka” as he walked off the field. looks like a black aloha shirt????

    Al – saw that too, pass ball eh

    have a safe and happy day (especially you Stretch 😆 )

  523. Stretch June 5, 2008 6:00 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Running late, I’ll be back later.

  524. Garret June 5, 2008 6:18 am

    Interesting list of where the billionaires in the US went to college. There also is a pretty good correlation between university endowment and donations and the number of billionaires on the list…so I wish UH showed up on this list!

    A small group of schools account for a disproportionate amount of billionaire education. Just 20 universities and colleges account for 52% of the billionaire graduates while 182 schools count for the remainder.

    What makes certain schools billionaire factories? For one thing, they offer excellent educations. But they also offer networking, which in many cases amounts to a ticket to the old-boys network, still very much in existence these days.

    Some programs, like business schools, are more likely to produce super-high earners. Of Penn’s 27 billionaire graduates, 20 attended its prestigious Wharton business school.

    Strong research programs in developing areas of tech are important too. Sergey Brin and Larry Page met at Stanford’s storied computer science program. The Google (nasdaq: GOOG – news – people ) co-founders are now worth nearly $19 billion each.

    Selectivity also helps. The best schools are overwhelmed by applicants each fall. Acceptance rates for nearly all of the top billionaire-producing schools are below 30%.

  525. Garret June 5, 2008 6:20 am

    The LA Times looked at the billionaire list and how it corresponded to Pac-10 schools. Stanford has 30 billionaire alums while Cal, USC, and UCLA are tied with 9 billionaire alums.

    Bill Gates may have dropped out of Harvard, but the school has still turned out a few billionaires.

    So have USC and UCLA.

    In fact, the Forbes list of billionaire universities contains four Pac-10 schools in the top 10.

  526. Garret June 5, 2008 6:21 am

    Best Buy will have the Wii and Wii Fit on Sunday. Just in case anyone is looking for Wii Fit, which has been extremely hard to purchase for those who didn’t pre-order it!

  527. Garret June 5, 2008 6:24 am

    Duke is actually going to have women use portable toilets during football games. These portable toilets seem to be very, very nice though!

    A plan to renovate the aged bathrooms in Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium is on hold for another year, so the university is bringing in high-end portable toilets for women to use during football games.

    The trailers, which the university customarily rents for events related to alumni weekends, are air-conditioned and even feature an attendant, said Chris Kennedy, Duke’s senior associate athletic director.

    “They’re a lot nicer than what we have now,” Kennedy said. “It’s the high end, the gold standard.”

    The eight trailers, each of which with six stalls, will be placed around Wallace Wade Stadium near current restroom facilities. For the moment, men are out of luck: They must still brave the original facilities, which were installed with the stadium in 1929.

  528. Garret June 5, 2008 6:28 am

    Here is why so many schools (like BSU) want to build luxury boxes: even a bad team like Minnesota (in an area without a booming economy) is able to get $45k per football season for their luxury boxes. They get $2500 per person for seats in the loge boxes!

    And this is for a bad team. You wouldn’t believe what Texas gets for their luxury boxes–in one football season it can generate more than UH’s entire budget. And those luxury boxes are sold out, with people paying six figures just for the right to pay for a luxury box.

  529. Garret June 5, 2008 6:30 am

    Remember how schools have to get a certain minimum home attendance in football? Louisiana-Monroe is playing Arkansas in Arkansas…but they Louisiana-Monroe is officially the “home” team so that they can count the attendance for themselves.

    Louisiana-Monroe, which entered into a five-game agreement with Arkansas in 2003, will be paid $ 500, 000 for a game in Little Rock on Sept. 6. Part of Arkansas’ deal with Louisiana-Monroe allows Louisiana-Monroe to be designated as the home team and use the crowd count for its home attendance figures.

  530. Garret June 5, 2008 6:32 am

    UCLA added a clause in their football coach’s contract (for good reason given his history) to protect themselves financially in the case of NCAA violations. This is a really strong incentive for their head coach to avoid violations!

    Neuheisel would have to repay any bonuses if the Bruins are sanctioned by the NCAA for rules violations that he knew about or should have known about.

    Repay any bonuses?

    Neuheisel broke rules at Colorado and Washington. If he does it in Westwood … Forget repaying bonuses. Shouldn’t he get fired on the spot, along with everyone involved in his hiring?

    My guess is that the contract allows UCLA to dismiss Neuheisel with and without cause, and if he’s canned with cause, the university wouldn’t owe him a dime.

  531. Garret June 5, 2008 6:33 am

    Here is a list of what each Pac-10 football coach makes, with some analysis by the writer. Part of the article states:

    The following ranking is based on guaranteed annual compensation (ie: I did not include bonuses/incentives).

    The most overpaid coach, when comparing dollars to wins? Washington’s Tyrone Willingham.

    The most underpaid? Oregon State’s Mike Riley.

    The worth-every-penny prize goes to USC’s Pete Carroll.

    The it’s-justified-now-but-you’d-better-not-have-a-repeat-of-’07 prize goes to Cal’s Jeff Tedford.

    And the close-to-demanding-a-raise award goes to Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh.

  532. Garret June 5, 2008 6:37 am

    Discussion about Notre Dame and their AD search also discussed how things could go downhill fast for them if certain things happen.

    There are three pillars that protect Notre Dame’s football independence, something it has deemed worth protecting at least twice in the last decade. They are the school’s strong presence at the Bowl Championship Series negotiating table, the NBC TV/football contract, and a stable — if not thriving — Big East Conference.

    If any of those collapse, the new athletic director will likely be charged with finding a conference home for football and the other sports — and without the kind of leverage Notre Dame enjoys now.

    And the Big East? As powerful as it continues to be in basketball, it goes through cycles where football threatens to implode the conference. Commissioner Mike Tranghese has done an amazing job with duct tape, caulk and miracles. But what happens when he retires?

    ND needs to have a league to house its basketball and Olympic sports teams. No Big East means a search for a new conference. And short of the unpalatable option of Conference USA, no other league is likely to take the Irish without football being part of the package. The new AD better have a good Plan B ready to go.

  533. Garret June 5, 2008 6:39 am

    Who does this South Bend (Notre Dame’s city) writer endorse for the job? SMU’s AD. And it turns out that SMU’s AD has a friendship with Charlie Weis that goes back years.

    The only purported candidate who has gone to the trouble of issuing a press release that he is not interested is Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith. The former ND football player, former Irish assistant coach and former successor to White at Arizona State has reportedly endorsed SMU athletic director Steve Orsini.

    The former Irish fullback’s experience falls completely in line with what Notre Dame is looking for. He’s even hired a former ND football coach (George O’Leary at Central Florida) and a former Irish basketball coach (Matt Doherty at SMU). He most recently raised eyebrows by prying football coach June Jones away from Hawaii.

    Orsini has worked in the ND athletic department, worked for Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. … but something possibly overlooked is his ability to deal with strong personalities. And Notre Dame has them in its coaching ranks, most visibly head football coach Charlie Weis and hockey coach Jeff Jackson.

    Weis and Orsini do have a past, a positive past, as illustrated in this 2005 interview with the Tribune when Orsini was at Central Florida.

    “He’s a good friend,” Orsini said of Weis. “He lived in my dorm, Flanner Hall, and after football was over and we finally had a life in the spring semester of our senior year. We formed a softball team. Charlie was our third baseman, and we ended up winning the campus championship.”

  534. Garret June 5, 2008 6:40 am

    Back to work now…I’ll see everyone probably hours after ST’s next blog.

  535. Stretch June 5, 2008 6:44 am

    Re: Today’s Bio

    I wonder what/who ST has as our “surprise”. Looking forward to it.

  536. d1shima [sez:] June 5, 2008 6:44 am

    Great Morning All.

    Wow, 500+ comments in the off-season.

    PB or WP? Kinda shame for an ex-QB, eh?

    Running a little late, too.

    See y’all…..


  537. Loa June 5, 2008 6:52 am

    d1 – WP, should have given him a fb, neva like laugh cause i prolly couldn’t even reach da plate.
    i remember hearing a story where the president was throwing out the first pitch at yankee stadium and was going to throw from in front the mound until Jeter hounded him and said he going get booed big time so the president went in the back and warmed up some more so he could hit it from the mound

  538. MeiLing June 5, 2008 7:09 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    What beautiful Tsai-kettes in the pic accompanying Midori7’s bio!

    My Mom got a kick out of the old time Hall Street memories and said all she remembers of the Farrington fight song are the last 2 lines. 🙂

  539. LizKauai June 5, 2008 7:11 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  540. whitey June 5, 2008 7:18 am

    Good morning to the Tsaikos all around the world. Was a busy evening, so no had chance to lurk. Belated birthday wishes to Rich. Thank you Midori7 for your bio. Now I no need to listen to stretch tell his version.

  541. Loa June 5, 2008 7:19 am

    for all the Farrington Alums, i remember seeing this on the news:


  542. whitey June 5, 2008 7:50 am

    That time of the morning and going to breakfast, but today special, going to see one of the champion of breakfast, al. Take care you all and may your day be as bright as the sunshine.

  543. Kekoa June 5, 2008 8:01 am

    W/Doc ~ In answer to your #513 post. The other day, I asked myself those very same questions. Then I drafted an email and asked the bash planning folks. Since there were no solid answers available at the time, I ‘volunteered’ to search and destroy any of the obstacles that stood in our way.

    Right now I have a better understanding of what is already in place. This afternoon, our fearless leader (ST) has graciously allowed me to tour the facilities with BG and Wreck riding shotgun. Once we have answers to all the questions, I will pass on the operational plans to SteveM for publication on his Tsaiko Calender of Thrills site. Then we will ALL be on the same sheet of music.

  544. Bulla June 5, 2008 8:08 am


    thanks for the update.

    good morning Tsaikos, hope everyone, you too Homey, has a great day….haha, this blog cracks me up with the mini dramas for your mamas…..

    all you boys better be good…..they’re watching you. looks like another hot day in hawaii nei, hope all the people under the weather feel better. sometimes fresh air really helps clearing everything out…..in………out………..in……….out………….in………..out……….in……….out…………in

    that’s for breathing Homey……


  545. tom mui June 5, 2008 8:12 am

    Meiling and JaM: Thanks for the update on the Maryknoll alma mater!

    My wife and I were married in Sacred Heart church 46-47 years ago and spent a lot of time in that church (why not, Maryknoll was right next to it). Never realized the statuary was removed!

    Truth be told, I have heard Mass in Italian (at least I think it was Italian) in St. Peters and in French at Notre Dame (the one in Montreal) – only way to get into some of those chapels there!

  546. Kekoa June 5, 2008 8:13 am

    Mornin’ Liz! ~ I just read your #517 post. Chicken skin memories of the NOLA trip! We really did deal with a lot of *stuff!* I hope yor trip to Gator country is as much fun and with a much better ending than ours. I know that Big Hilo Fan will keep you under his wing. Like ALLSTATE, you’re in good hands!

  547. g-nalo June 5, 2008 8:14 am

    good morning all!

  548. Kekoa June 5, 2008 8:24 am

    Bulla ~ With the temporary closure of the ‘Pink Palace,’ does that mean that we locals will be exposed and at risk to those unhappy campers who normally reside there? Shiver me timbers man! What I goin’ do? Homey is the only security officer we have on da Wessie! Hmmm…I might see coach Mack today…UH DEFENSE!

  549. 702WarriorNation June 5, 2008 8:33 am

    Belated 50th to Rich2176
    Hope all goes well with Margo too!

  550. Ronnie June 5, 2008 8:42 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    7 days and counting!!!

    There is a new post up – by Stacy Kaneshiro about the MLB draft today.

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