Sen. Tsutsui to chat today

State Sen. Shan Tsutsui, vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee (you know, the money folks), will be the chat guest today at 1 p.m.
Please join us.

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Greg McMackin will now allow family members  of the players to attend practices today and tomorrow.
He is closing practices to the general public to work on key strategy.
McMackin said the practices will be open to “the press.” Hey, I guess that’s too bad for TV folks, no? Kidding. We’re all in it together, so we’ll make sure TV folks also will be there.

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It is indeed a wonderful experience to attend the Call the Coach Show.
There’s good food. Heinekens go for $1 a bottle. And they have prizes such as a UH football helmet. (By the way, is this a trick question: What high school DOES Michelle Wie attend?)
The best part is hearing ESPN 1420 as it was meant to be heard. Not sure about the rest of you, but Mr. Static always appears to be in the broadcast booth. Yeah, yeah, I know 1420 is available on digital cable, but my cable line isn’t long enough to attach to my car.

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Wow. Did somebody clone a newspaper Web site? It’s funny. We copied them and now they copied us, which means they really copied themselves.  I just wish we were red again. It matches the hibiscus logo.


  1. d1島: September 24, 2008 5:49 am

    It’s a great morning to be 1st!

  2. duffer September 24, 2008 5:49 am

    Auryte Sen. Tsutsui…Maui Boy!

  3. d1島: September 24, 2008 5:50 am

    Hmm… who can I be related to?

  4. d1島: September 24, 2008 5:51 am

    Howzit duffer.

    So did anyone we know win a prize?

  5. Maverick September 24, 2008 5:54 am

    Morning Guys,

    Yes I agree with the Red look.

    Go Warriors, have the Best’est of practice today. Countdown to Sat. is getting clooooose.

  6. duffer September 24, 2008 5:54 am

    Good Morning d1!

    Morning ST!

  7. Loa September 24, 2008 6:00 am

    morning again gang!

    $1 heinekens huh, hmm, getting thirsty already and its only wed
    good thing no more dark side influences on the way home

  8. d1島: September 24, 2008 6:01 am

    The Ways need to be more creative as the Means start shrinking. Gonna be a challenging session next time. Already get one line forming for cuts

  9. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 6:01 am

    SJmacro won a prize.
    Of course, he’s a winner every day since he’s been with myki.

  10. jm2375 September 24, 2008 6:01 am

    Morning d1, ST, duffer, Mav and da mainland Tsaikos.

    Have a great day! bbl. Off to work. *tsigh*

  11. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 6:02 am

    Stretch even made it down there last night.
    I believe he had the first beer of his life.
    … and the second.
    … and the …

  12. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 6:03 am

    did you ever go to the volley match?

  13. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 6:04 am

    I’m sure you’ll have no trouble getting into Linfield practices.

  14. Addahknowsports© September 24, 2008 6:06 am

    Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!


    Are they going to open practices back up to the public again?

  15. Ronnie September 24, 2008 6:08 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    It’s Wednesday. Yee Haw!

  16. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 6:12 am

    Yep, they’ll open it up again.
    I guess they’re worried that a person was providing play-by-play of practices for another site. So they decided to close it for this week while they work on specific strategy. After this, everything they do will be out of the bag.

  17. Burger Queen September 24, 2008 6:12 am

    Shan Tsutsui is a cool dude.

  18. Addahknowsports© September 24, 2008 6:13 am

    Hi Ronnie!

    Only a few more days! Yee Haw back atcha!

  19. Addahknowsports© September 24, 2008 6:15 am

    Thanks ST! I was thinking of attending practices in the near future.

  20. d1島: September 24, 2008 6:15 am


    True, but driving there is problematic despite the lower gas prices.

  21. bighilofan2 September 24, 2008 6:16 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    i no like talk about football today. too depressing the national news.

    i wish i could blog at 1 today. i get a bunch of questoins for the $ guy. the first question I’d ask him is, have you been briefed on how much of the Hawaii housing market surplus is based on possible fraud based values? and, do you have any idea of how much $ we’re talking about?
    the second question i’d ask him is, this 700B bailout, what effect will this have on federal expenditures to the States and other programs in the coming year?
    the third question I’d ask him is, how will this package directly affect Hawaii?

    and how did we get to such a dire predicament so quickly when just a couple of weeks ago, I heard our chief say “the economy is strong…”

    Only twp thing makes me more angry then I was at the SB and Florida – the OSU game and increasing credit debts to go up up up with no plan to increase productivity at home, no plan to tap out our resources, like geothermal on the big island full blast and revising the pricing structure so that relief is spread across households across all islands…
    come on guyz, we’re in this mess together.

    i hope some of you who can blog today take the time to ask Sen Tstsui some good questions, beyond the Ching Cooke Field Fix and the visions of Manoa. I no like us wait till the last minute. gotta give people jobs, but we gotta get good value too.

    hi ho hi ho. have a great day.

  22. Kekoa September 24, 2008 6:17 am

    Good Morning Ronnie and all Tsaiko’s within the sound of my ‘puter. Having coffee with Pops and not feeling too good about not being at practice. Maybe can recover at Camillia’s for lunch.

  23. d1島: September 24, 2008 6:25 am

    Most on Oahu may not be familiar with Sen. Tsutsui
    Here’s a little info:
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.A. in Economics, 1994
    Maui High School, 1989
    Work Experience
    Keiki Time – co-owner and operator, 2001 to present
    UBS PaineWebber – Financial Advisor, 1998 to 2004
    Prudential Securities – Financial Advisor, 1996 to 1998
    Manulife Financial – 1994 to 1996
    Political Experience
    Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Ways and Means, 2004 – Present
    Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Tourism – 2002 to 2004
    Majority Caucus Leader, Hawaii State Senate – 2002 to Present
    Member of the following Senate committees:
    Intergovernmental and Military Affairs (Vice-Chair)
    Ways and Means (Vice-Chair)
    Tourism and Government Operations
    Transportation and International Affairs

  24. bighilofan2 September 24, 2008 6:29 am

    Rep. Ron Paul (R. Tx) on TV right now.

  25. d1島: September 24, 2008 6:32 am

    Have a great day erryboddy!

  26. myki September 24, 2008 6:36 am

    Good morning to Tsai-kos everywhere! I guess it’s a good thing that practice is closed to us non media, non family people ‘cuz it’s raining off and on right now. Not that it would have stopped us.

    It was a small group at call the coach last night. The only good thing about that is, your chances of winning something are better! Stephen, thanks for the nice words about sj being a winner. Honestly, I’m the winner and I admit to it all the time!!!

    ‘sports, do try to come out for practice some time in the future. The plus thing about it , is you also get to know the families of the players .

    I guess I’ll have to do laundry or something this morning..

    Have a great hump day today and we can all look forward to the weekend.

  27. d1島: September 24, 2008 6:40 am


    I guess I’ll have to do laundry or something this morning..

    Oh no! Will you have a Beck’s while you’re at it?

  28. myki September 24, 2008 6:44 am

    ‘morning d1! No Becks for me. Besides it’s the wrong day, and much too early. On my second cup of coffee and looking forward to lunch with some of the ohana.

  29. Calvin from Kona September 24, 2008 6:46 am

    $1 Heinekens? Last time I was there I ordered the wrong beer.

  30. Loa September 24, 2008 6:47 am

    asports – please let us know when you plan on attending practice so we can remind Stretch to use steel toe shoes 🙂

  31. Kekoa September 24, 2008 6:49 am

    Listening to D-1 on the BC show on 1420…

  32. Loa September 24, 2008 6:50 am

    asports – all kidding aside, i hear that the practices are fun to attend

  33. myki September 24, 2008 6:54 am

    d1,I’m going to start calling you “ff” = fast fingers. I can’t believe how often you get through on the radio!

    I hope you’re feeling better, you still sound a bit nasal. sj was sooo generous and shared his cold with me. I feel like yesterday’s garbage but hoping to get rid of it soon.

  34. Bulla September 24, 2008 6:58 am

    aloha Tsaikos,

    watch out for the raindrops, some of you might melt, haha

  35. Bulla September 24, 2008 6:59 am


    you wouldn’t believe how fast his fingers are……you know those musician types……

  36. bighilofan2 September 24, 2008 7:06 am

    Howzit again Tsaikos.

    can someone ask the Senator if the $ already appropriated for the Cooke Field Fix is still good to go? nice for some positive news for the Warriors.

    i noticed today Advertiser says the State is pulling back on its $625M bond sale due to the
    national bailout problem. Tv (Fox) is using words like “over leveraged” and “we’re headed for a hell of a downturn”: on a national scale, we all gotta be frugal. start with the tgate leftovers. 😀 me, i going lose weight, get dat frugal look going again. 😀

  37. Stretch September 24, 2008 7:10 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    For real we will have to wait for the practice report from ST!!

    Last night was the first time that I was in a 3-some with another guy. I was pretty disgusting…. I’ll let ST explain.

  38. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:13 am


    i figure with the economy the way it is, and if we go for the frugal look, i can call you small hilo, and i will be now known as bulla with the small b.

    if i can lose more weight, my bonafide Tsaiko shirt could be donated as a homeless shelter possibly…..and there are other benefits to come.

    our tsaiko-gates will now be filled with rice crackers and bottled water, with watercress and the essence of lemon grass….oh my, hold me back.

    a recession is eating hamburger helper, a depression is not eating any meat….we’re doomed. i might have to go ethnic with my ever so lovely filipina bride…..wait, i just had green papaya and chicken last weekend, is that what you call a diuretic? i don’t know

    rambling, just looking for who is awake in Warrior Land

  39. Maverick September 24, 2008 7:13 am

    Stretch –
    In reply to your last sentence above.
    They have chat rooms for that.

  40. Kekoa September 24, 2008 7:14 am

    Stretch?…ST – someone has hacked into Stretch’s blog life this morning.

  41. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:19 am


    how you doing my brother, long time no smell, hope all is well with you and your ohana

  42. Stretch September 24, 2008 7:19 am

    Sorry for sharing my personal escapades of last night, but I hope it never happens, with those participants again….

  43. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:20 am


    i didn’t know Stretch was starting up the Clay Aiken fan club in honolulu….things i miss out on 🙁

  44. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:21 am


    i thought G-Nalo was your friend, along with his partner in crime

  45. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:23 am


    if i told you once i told you twice, you can’t hang out by that Houghtailing off ramp from H-1. once you take that right at the light, you’re in a very vulnerable area…need to ask James about that for more details

  46. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:25 am


    only joking, i heard stories from the ‘haunted house’ dayz, and you know being in upper kapalama heights, we had no control ovah da monarchs, but sure do love those butterflies

  47. Koa-mahu September 24, 2008 7:25 am

    Stretch – shhhhhhhhh. Don’t tell! It’s our little secret, emphasis on little.

  48. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:26 am


    i am playing by myself, and not with myself, stretch….that is for YOUR clarity, haha

    if i had a choice for a 3 some, i would settle with me, myself, and I….since it’s like that most of the time anyway. haha, those Gemini’s, they know how to party

  49. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:26 am

    i knew i would flush out da koa clan,

    and den you clay aiken fan, howzit hanging?

  50. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:28 am


    is that what they call them now, chat rooms? i heard some of our Tsaikos were lost at a ‘relaxation spa’ looking for the massage chair…..whew, that could be scary

  51. Stretch September 24, 2008 7:28 am

    It’s amazing what ST does after drinking 1-1/3 Heinekens…..

  52. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:29 am

    back to football,

    who is going to be the QB? that is the challenge of the day…it is wednesday, and someone needs to be taking full reps this morning. ST, what do you think, and sheeeeeeeeeesh, be quiet, we’ll tell no one.

  53. Bulla September 24, 2008 7:30 am

    now Stretch,

    that is a photo op with ST and drinking…..were the Heine girls around to witness, or was it actually ‘body shots’ he was doing. he is so dedicated to his craft, the sacrifices ST makes just bloggles my mind

  54. curveball September 24, 2008 7:30 am


    I gave up on the cloaking plan… mine seems to be defective .. so I am making waffles at home..pouring rain here

  55. Stretch September 24, 2008 7:36 am

    With the rain this morning, it reminds us how this Ching/Cooke Field fiasco is STUPID!! I hope none of the players get hurt during practice slipping on the grass fields.

  56. Kekoa September 24, 2008 7:57 am

    Curveball ~ Have you thought about making an appearance at the Camillia CC for lunch?

    I must warn you tho…SteveM has basically run himself out of his own kitchen. By his own admission he has dealt with a ‘small’ stove fire and over-extended the warranty on his microwave.

    As a precaution, make sure you are not sharing the same grill with him. Also, review your basic fire safety tips before leaving home I thought I was going to be able to make it, but Mrs. K has ‘allowed’ me to help her install a special project today.

  57. koakane [monitor] September 24, 2008 7:58 am

    morning tsai-ko country be sure to have an underbrella to stay dry. we need the water so this is a blessing from the kahuna’s. how everyone doing anyhow? keep safe and play nice now.

    watching office while staff have their meeting so you know what time it is.

    Reminder about the planning for away UH games and the coordinating of places to enjoy the tgates, viewing the games and still be one beeeeg happy family. This is what has been confirmed so far.

    October 4 Saturday @ 4pm UH vs Fresno State. Murphy’s is the site. There will be seating for 35. Fuud will be ala carte from the menu. If you planning to come please sign up. There might be a buffet but not definite yet. Murphy can accommodate an overflow but probably will be seating away from the main group. So let me know ASAP.

    November 1 Saturday @ 9am UH vs Utah State. We are working it out and more info will be forth coming.

    November 8 Saturday @ 11 UH vs New Mexico State. This will be at Bay View Golf Course restaurant. Currently working with the manager on a buffet deal but only a ala carte menu so far. There will be pictures of the place and a menu to be posted latter.

    We wanted to spread the action to various parts of Oahu so it will be fair to everyone. Mahalo for helping goes out to jerry, kekoa, james, Rob25, midori and steveM for their input. Much more updated info will be coming out as these game get closer.

    If your wondering about why there is no mention of the Boise State game on October 17 its because the game is on a friday at 2 in the afternoon. We felt it would be to hard to reserve a place because not sure who could get there before the game started.


  58. curveball September 24, 2008 8:01 am

    The lovely Mrs. Curveball has already planned my lunch time today over on the east side..going to involve enchiladas….etc…

  59. Kekoa September 24, 2008 8:04 am

    coach bulla with a ‘small’ b ~

    After hearing from the Sacramento peeps about the visit bestowed upon their QB by the Snowbeast and his team members, I do believe they will not want a revisit from them again for a long time.

  60. Jason September 24, 2008 8:05 am

    I think I will slip out as quietly as I slipped in. It’s not safe for youngsters today to be posting here. :-O

  61. Jason September 24, 2008 8:05 am


  62. Da Punchbowl Kid September 24, 2008 8:09 am

    Greetings and Blessings, Warrior Nation. 🙂

    Bulla with a small “b”? I aint touchin’ that one because I already know what perverts like Stretch and James are thinkin’. Emphasis is on little.

    One very light drizzle this morning up here at Puowaena.

  63. koakane [monitor] September 24, 2008 8:10 am

    moning to bulla, kekoa, stretch eh only person missing is their uncle donald :mrgreen: bwhaaaaaa

    eh how you fella’s doing. see already staring to get the villagers up in arms. going for cup #3 now

  64. Kekoa September 24, 2008 8:12 am

    Curveball ~ Aloha to Mrs C!

    I was just asking Sensei Al what he would recommend on island for good Mexican fuud. It’s like living in Auburn, CA. You may be above the fog and below the snow, but you have to go down the hill for the really good Mexican restaurants.

  65. koakane [monitor] September 24, 2008 8:12 am

    oh speaking of uncle donald hey hey hey dpk 😮

  66. jm2375 September 24, 2008 8:17 am

    ST – re #12 – yes I did. Thank you very much. I took my mom. First time I ever attended a sporting event with her. Had a great time. Those were great seats. Perks of being a media person?

  67. Kekoa September 24, 2008 8:19 am

    Koakane (Monitor) ~ Keep da Keiki on track. Make dem focus on pestering their parents about voting. Sometimes keeds can influence their parents in a very positive way by asking simple questions like who they going vote for, and can I go watch? I noticed that several parents showed up with their children. It really makes them feel comfortable about voting from an early age.

  68. Bulla September 24, 2008 8:21 am


    got your note, now i am even more worried about you and ST, haha. something about gravity, mother nature, and female octogenarians….whew, that’s a kodak moment.

    have a good day

  69. NEO September 24, 2008 8:24 am


    Thanks for bringing TGates out to Kaneohe Side… I’ll try to be there for that game… no can guarantee tho, gotta work some things out w/ the family, but would be nice to see all you guyses over there no? Anywayses, hope you all having a good day, an Remember… MAKE MEMORIES… but make em BIG, no need dis manini kine… 😉 ALOHA!

    NEO out…

  70. curveball September 24, 2008 8:24 am

    Roseville had the best mexican food but yes it was down the hill..this place is in Kailua ..I dont even know what it is called..

  71. jm2375 September 24, 2008 8:33 am

    curveball – get several places in Kailua – Cisco’s, Los Garcias, Mexican Lindo and probably some others I can’t think of right now. Been to the first 2, but not for lunch. Both are good, but now great.

    Way off topic, but for those interested in presidential candidates’ proposals for health insurance reform, click on my name. Very interesting. Not sure which way the think tank that wrote these analyses lean, but they say they are non-partisan.

  72. koakane [monitor] September 24, 2008 8:41 am

    mahalo neo for the shout out. wanted to extend out to all the tsaiko family. it is nice to see those who want to participate but can not always make the tgates and cc. mahalo to you for having the wessai, eastsai, central chaptas over. we going be dea kind long so if can can. kekoa and I really like the set up and hope the rest of da tsaikos like it to.

    patnah kekoa we had betta turn out on our kid vote that the state. but den again we get one captured audience in da compound. speaking of parents, I still no understand why they think we are a social agency. just talked to a parent who wanted his kid keep here cause we have a health nurse to take care of situation. had to explain he needed more more extensiveate care than we can provide. temp high, constant coughing, vomiting the whole ten yards. finally had to talk to his supervisor about letting him off to take his kid to the doctor.

  73. Da Punchbowl Kid September 24, 2008 8:48 am


    Uncle Donald sez howzit. God Bless you young man, for puttin’ da malama on da kamali’i dis mornin’. Chirrens need dat lovin’.

  74. Da Punchbowl Kid September 24, 2008 8:51 am


    Sad to say, but Brand X’s site is still far more reader friendly. I wish it weren’t so but I’m afaraid it is…

  75. Kekoa September 24, 2008 9:06 am

    jm2375 ~

    Opinion of the info contained in #71. Thumbs up for Mexican fuud in Kailua. Thumbs down on the health insurance summations.

    Are you in the health care industry?

  76. NEO September 24, 2008 9:08 am

    DPK, you like Soda X?

  77. addahknowjoe September 24, 2008 9:13 am

    I like da crackah.

  78. Da Punchbowl Kid September 24, 2008 9:21 am

    You ARE da crackah! 😆

  79. Da Punchbowl Kid September 24, 2008 9:22 am


    Send me a sample. I’ll get back to you.

  80. koakane [monitor] September 24, 2008 9:23 am

    wow the perks for monitoring ….. hot breakfast, special kofe blends, various fruits and pastries.

    if you neva send your fuuud list to Kazz do so quickly. need to know if have to make bonfire for cooking. plan to stick around afta the game maybe going get surprise. I not talking about the warriors winning cause dey going but the fun, camaraderie we going have talking about the win.

  81. koakane [monitor] September 24, 2008 9:26 am

    no poget the condense cream on da beeeeg saloon pilot craka or mash um up and put in da saimin bowl filled with hot chocolate. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy 😛

  82. Stretch September 24, 2008 9:27 am

    Anyone going Camellia’s for lunch today??

  83. Kekoa September 24, 2008 9:29 am

    Koakane ~ Braddah! you having waaay too much fun. I gotta come monitor da monitor one day on an unannounced DOE inspection.

  84. koakane [monitor] September 24, 2008 9:39 am

    nahhhhhh only happens when office staff has to have meeting.

    but pau now so back to the compound for me.

    lattas for me esme outttttttttttttt whoooooooooooosh

    lastly no for get to respond if want to be inclused in the Oct 4 tgate at murphys.

  85. jm2375 September 24, 2008 9:40 am

    Kekoa – I have spent my professional life on the periphery of healthcare. I have worked in academia and research mostly in the fields of public health and clinical (not pharmaceutical) research as a data analyst (number cruncher). I now work in the insurance industry.

  86. BigWave96744 September 24, 2008 10:01 am

    Sorry Folks…
    I was in a wrong time zone yesterday when I said it was Kenny Estes’ birthday… It is in fact today…

    Also Happy Birthday to former Warrior Punter Kurt Milne

  87. Kekoa September 24, 2008 10:10 am

    jm2375 ~ Interesting. Would love to get your “insurance” perspective on a project near and dear to my heart. Are you coming over for the T-gate?

  88. Kekoa September 24, 2008 10:15 am

    BigWave! We gotta drag out da bertday cake again for Kenny Estes? jm2375 wen stick her fingah in da frosting awrredy, forced to make ‘patch’ job!

  89. NEO September 24, 2008 10:20 am

    Speaking of soda a and soda x, does anyone remembah RC Cola? No can find em anykine place anymore… I had one 20 oz. bottle from Walmart the oddah week… buggah was ono… dat and Nehi soda, used to be able to find em at the old Star Market by my house, but now since no more Star Market by my house, no can… we goin’ get Walgreens… kinna lame if you aks me… AAAANYway… back to work por me… hi ho hi ho (but for me, work is like play anyway so it’s all gud…) haha see you guys later!

  90. jm2375 September 24, 2008 10:31 am

    Kekoa – probably not going tgate, but email me at the addy if you wish.

    Neo – went to Walgreen’s this morning to get kope. Get machines that grind da beans first, then brew. Cheaper than Starbucks. Saw milk on sale for $4.49 gal/$2.20 half-gal and eggs for $2/dozen. Stuff not usually as cheap as Wal-Mart but they will give Longs a run for their money, if they don’t buy them out. Looking forward to them opening in Kaneohe. I never go to Longs to get drugs, they take waaaaay too long. All Walgreens, including the pharmacy, are open 24/7.

  91. Kekoa September 24, 2008 10:43 am

    Walgreens ~ are faster yet if they have a drive-thru like in da mainland, just be sure to double check your order. You might get bert control pills instead of your anti-biotics for your sniffles DPK…on 2nd thought…Nah! Sweetie would cause you grave bodily harm. Nevah mine.

  92. Kekoa September 24, 2008 10:44 am

    jm2375 ~ Yes! I will. Mahalo.

  93. jm2375 September 24, 2008 10:54 am

    Interesting column on the emasculation of the NCAA infractions “committee”. More proof that the NCAA is irrelevant.

  94. Da Punchbowl Kid September 24, 2008 11:14 am

    >I just wish we were red again.

    Would that be “re-red”? 😆

  95. NEO September 24, 2008 11:14 am

    jm-The Windward City Longs takes long time to fill up the prescriptions, but as of right now, they’re the only ones we trust… Walgreens because of the size of the company can have bigger and better sales than Longs, but I don’t think Walgreens is going to capture that “Longs mystique” I mean aunty Lee Cataluna wrote one book about em called “The people you meet at Longs” one of the best, funnest books I ever read… Try read em if you get chance… I know you guyses is busy so no pressure…

  96. Jason September 24, 2008 11:40 am

    SMU DPK! SMUUUUU him!!! (Although he’s right about that — at least, that’s what a little birdie told me.) 😉

  97. SMOO PoLice September 24, 2008 11:42 am

    DPK can never be smood. He is one of ST’s first.

  98. Jason September 24, 2008 11:54 am

    Boom goes the DYNO-MITE! (See, I’m an old-timer too, to remember that. Does that mean I too have immunity?) 👿

  99. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 11:58 am

    I have decided to cede my SMU powers.
    … to Stretch, Koakane, Liz, Jason, The Twins, James and Jesse James, Kekoa, D-1shima, etc.
    They can decide from now on.
    By the way, we’re taking back USC’s No. 50. He’s a nice kid, and I think Rich2176 can help land him a job in showbiz (but he’d better stay away from Paula…)

  100. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 12:00 pm

    Well, it was an exciting practice.
    They kept out the folks with signs.
    See, I knew words are powerful.
    No rent-a-cops.These are austere times, after all.
    John Wilbur attended practice. I didn’t have the heart to tell Mack that Wilbur used to be Tomey’s special teams coach.

  101. da princess' classmate September 24, 2008 12:02 pm

    so ford island closed saturday for parking…

  102. da princess' classmate September 24, 2008 12:05 pm

    kina surprising to see they expect 37k saturday nite, less than 1,000 more than weber state for tomey and da opening of da wac schedule…

    me tinks from what i’m hearing on da coconut wireless dat if blaze has a decent season this year (play well and injury free the rest of the year), he ain’t coming back next year, but that’s just me.

  103. Ronnie September 24, 2008 12:11 pm

    I’m so glad it’s Wednesday!

    And I REALLY thankful that the game will be part of ESPN gameplan this weekend!!

  104. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 12:12 pm

    It’s just me, but Blaze needs a good full season to consider moving on.
    We all know he can play and he’s a hitter, but he hasn’t played a full season yet. The NFL is concerned about players who aren’t always healthy.

  105. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 12:13 pm

    I think Ronnie needs to move back home.
    Since I gave Aaron two birthdays this month, he should be old enough to graduate.

  106. Ronnie September 24, 2008 12:15 pm

    I agree!!! Although Ian made me promise not to move until he graduated next June.

  107. LizKauai [Believer] September 24, 2008 12:17 pm

    happy lunchhafowa!

    Hey, ST- can I get my last month’s prize soon? Redskins program, I believe.

  108. duffer September 24, 2008 12:17 pm


    You have mail!

  109. LizKauai [Believer] September 24, 2008 12:17 pm

    Happee Birthday, Kenny Estes!

  110. LizKauai [Believer] September 24, 2008 12:18 pm

    Hi Ronnie!

    So, ST- how did Mr. Wilbur get in? Is he still working with Tomey – even unofficially?

  111. ryan September 24, 2008 12:21 pm

    ST, can you give updates on players with injuries or do the coaches want to keep it hush hush?

  112. Ronnie September 24, 2008 12:24 pm

    Hi Liz!

    How are things going for you? BTW, your grandbaby is just beautiful!

  113. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 12:26 pm

    I’m going to drop it off with the A-Houses today.
    Yes, I know I’ve got a bunch of undelivered stuff here, so now my middle kid is in charge of reminding me.
    Also, Stretch (after he finished his threesome) talked to Ben Yee last night, so your field passes will be set.

  114. LizKauai [Believer] September 24, 2008 12:26 pm

    Ronnie- super busy at work – make up for all that vacation taken recently 😉
    I miss little LiLu but am trying not to think about it too much. Got hands full with keeds at home- school- jobs- transportation- issues…
    the normal stuff 🙂 HI HO!

  115. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 12:27 pm

    I think everybody but Blaze will play this week. That’s no secret since coach Mack said it on his show yesterday.

  116. LizKauai [Believer] September 24, 2008 12:28 pm

    ST- oh very cool, mahalo! So- field passes are for LATech, I hope??? That will free up two seats in the stands for others. Hopefully I won’t still be wearing muumuu by then!!!

  117. ryan September 24, 2008 12:29 pm

    That’s good news. I really hope Letuli can get in there since he is our second best OL.

  118. duffer September 24, 2008 12:30 pm


    You need to practice standing for four to five hours! 🙂

    Plus you really need to PAY ATTENTION to the game, or you’ll get runover by some BIG person!

  119. Ronnie September 24, 2008 12:32 pm

    So, with Warrior fans wearing green and dog fans wearing red, the stands on Oct. 4th will look like Christmas. That will be great since it will feel like Christmas after we beat them at home!

  120. da princess' classmate September 24, 2008 12:32 pm

    is it pepa or kia at LT? by everybody, does that mean fale gets PT this week 2? hope fale and rocky are able to provide thatdepth every1 talked about in the preseason on da dline. need to make SJSU one dimensional and absolutely shut down yonus and that run game.

  121. Ronnie September 24, 2008 12:33 pm

    Oops.. Time to go home and blog from there… 😀

  122. LizKauai [Believer] September 24, 2008 12:41 pm

    duffer- 10-4. USC50 treated me to passes for the hula bowl and I learned about jumping out of the way of cables and people. You guys coming for the game? (get 2 seats!)

  123. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 12:42 pm

    It’s Kia for now, but Pepa also will play.
    Same as left guard. Ginlack for now, Ralph also will play.

  124. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 12:43 pm

    OK, in six minutes I’ll have the post for the senator.
    Ask grueling questions, OK?
    Heck, just ask questions.

  125. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 12:44 pm

    OK, if a dress goes to the shin, is it still a muumuu?

  126. LizKauai [Believer] September 24, 2008 12:46 pm

    ST- shorty muumuu or “tea-length” if it’s a Mamo. Byee!

  127. NEO September 24, 2008 12:46 pm


    Wat dat, I hear about Field Passes?!?!?!? Aunty, you like share? hahaha what a trip it would be to be on the field with our Warriors taking in the sights, smells and emotion of the game up close and personal… Thanks to the folks like ST, and BY, and the AHouse ohana and all the rest who make things like this even fathomable for us lowly Tsaikos… ROCK ON LIKE A ROCK LOBSTAH!!!


  128. Stephen Tsai September 24, 2008 12:53 pm

    I’m waiting to see Liz run out on the field as Hawai‘i Five-0 plays.

  129. Jon September 24, 2008 12:54 pm

    ST – Gigi would know the answer to the Muumuu question

  130. Rob25 September 24, 2008 1:22 pm

    Gigi broke her addiction to this blog. I wonder if she secretly lurks.

  131. Rob25 September 24, 2008 1:27 pm

    Hi Ronnie! Getting ready for the Fresno game? The boys need to make my sign! ALOHA ROB25 on one side and HI TSAIKOS on the other side. I’m sure that we could get it on TV…I can just hear the cheers now from Murphy’s.

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