Veikune prepares for OTAs

Former UH football player David Veikune leaves tomorrow for the Cleveland Browns’ seven weeks of organized team activities (OTAs). Veikune, who ran sprints at UH this morning, won’t return to Hawaiโ€˜i until July. It is at that time when most new contracts are finalized. The Browns will pay for Veikune’s expenses during the “volunteer” training session. During rookie camp, Veikune roomed with Alex Mack, the Browns’ first-round draft choice.



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No handshakes at Saturday’s UH graduation ceremony? I wonder if that means air-hugging during lei giving.

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We’re starting video training today. As we all learned from karaoke night, a video camera is a dangerous thing.

By the way, guess who this is:



  1. djmitcho May 13, 2009 10:37 am

    Number 1? Top 5 at least

  2. Scott Morifuji May 13, 2009 10:37 am


  3. katsa May 13, 2009 10:39 am

    top five~


  4. Kaimuki Kid May 13, 2009 10:39 am


  5. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 13, 2009 10:40 am


  6. MeiLing May 13, 2009 10:41 am


  7. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 10:42 am

    Is it football season yet?

  8. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 13, 2009 10:43 am

    whitey- have fun! Sounds wonderful! I miss those parts of AZ.

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 10:43 am


  10. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 10:43 am

    Nein! Not ate!

  11. djmitcho May 13, 2009 10:44 am

    DPK, what you ate? hope it was tasty…hahaha

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 10:44 am

    Hi Scott. Howz da wunnerful world of technology today?

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 10:46 am

    Turkey bacon and brown rice. Quite tasty, thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. djmitcho May 13, 2009 10:47 am

    wot? is that the “healthy” version

  15. Diogenes Sinope May 13, 2009 10:47 am

    Top 20 – will wonders never cease?

    DPK – great seeing you at the last CC!

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 10:47 am

    I can’t wait to see Veikune in action come fall.

    Colt’s preseason is the must see. It’s a pivotal year for him.

  17. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2009 10:52 am

    I like turkey bacon, but I just can’t get it crispy. What’s the secret?

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 10:52 am

    Thanks Diogenes.
    (I’ve always wanted to thank Diogenes for something.) ๐Ÿ˜†
    Wish I knew who you are… Have you posted under another name here?

    Jenny-O’s turkey bacon is da bomb!!! It’s changed my life! You should try it sometime.

  19. Dirty Commish May 13, 2009 10:53 am

    May 13th, 2009 at 10:42 am
    Is it football season yet?

    Ha ha. Dirty Commish echoes that sentiment. It’s like when you are absolutely STARVING and aunty’s got something delicious cooking in the kitchen… and you can smell it… but it’s not ready yet!!! D’OH!!!

    Dirty Commish does not care! He will eat the half cooked beef stew! Need something to chew on NOW!!!!

  20. (Jesse)James May 13, 2009 10:53 am

    Good morning gang…well, I guess almost lunch time….wooo, where did the day go….busy busy but wanted to check in….

    hey, top twenty five…pretty good….

    Good luck to David…make Hawaii proud…..yeeee hawwwww

  21. Dirty Commish May 13, 2009 10:56 am

    All this talk about bacon! Grrrrrrr! Dirty Commish would love to try the Bacon Explosion but fear of immediate artery failure prevents him from doing so.

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 10:57 am

    Jenny-O’s cooks up nice and crispy if you let it cook longer. It’s much better than the other brand in that regard, and it’s crispiness is why we only buy Jenny-O. For a life changing turkey bacon experience, find Jenny-O at Safeway stores. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. al May 13, 2009 10:59 am

    al โ„ข:

    May 12th, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    so just who is the fifth vb coach candidate?

  24. al May 13, 2009 11:01 am

    i guess its powderpuff
    i’d recognize her pretty face anywhere.

  25. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 13, 2009 11:02 am

    al- more than that- Who is the 3rd UH President candidate???


  26. al May 13, 2009 11:02 am

    weird that this new post appeared out of nowhere.
    i had checked back and forth then all of a sudden this shows up.
    weird, i tell you.

    btw, no such thing as turkey bacon. it ain’t bacon if it ain’t pork bellies.

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 11:05 am

    Dirty Commish-
    First of all, I love ya nic. It makes you sound like an insider. Secondly and thirdly I also like the fact that another poster here speaks about himself in the third person and will eat half cooked beef stew as well. Are we related maybe? I suspect that Kekoa might also eat half cooked beef stew in cases of emergency. bighilofan2 also speaks of himself in the third person from time to time…Try that Jenny-O my friend.

  28. J-Dog May 13, 2009 11:07 am

    wow. must be a sloooow day.

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 11:08 am

    Maybe it’s made of turkey bellies… ๐Ÿ˜†

  30. djmitcho May 13, 2009 11:09 am

    it may kill me, but give me the pig!

  31. GRM May 13, 2009 11:10 am

    To get crispy bacon, place 4-5 strips in between 2 paper towels, then place between 4-5 pages of the advertiser and micro for 3 – 4 minutes. With a little trial and error (minutes nuked), you’ll get crispy, fat, greaseless bacon.

  32. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2009 11:11 am

    It’s Mike Sealy.

  33. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2009 11:12 am

    And unlike other publications, the ink won’t run onto the bacon.

  34. chawan_cut May 13, 2009 11:12 am

    is that liz?

  35. Kazz May 13, 2009 11:13 am


  36. jm2375 May 13, 2009 11:14 am

    greaseless bacon – what’s the point? ๐Ÿ˜†

  37. Kazz May 13, 2009 11:15 am

    Bacon is the greatest part of the pig a human can consume!

    Bacon is awesome!

    I mean seriously! Even when you fry it, it sounds like applause!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  38. BIGWAVE96744 May 13, 2009 11:15 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Warrior WR Mike Tinoco…
    also born on this day is Dennis “The Worm” Rodman 1961, Richie “Labamba” Valens 1941, & Cult Leader Jim Jones 1931

  39. al May 13, 2009 11:15 am

    lizk….the third candidate withdrew from the process. he did not want his name to be made public until he got the position.

  40. Colomaohana May 13, 2009 11:18 am

    Kazz! Good one….

  41. A-House May 13, 2009 11:19 am


    that’s Esme behind the camera!!!

  42. BIGWAVE96744 May 13, 2009 11:20 am

    Also on this day:
    1846 US declares war on Mexico
    1939 1st FM broadcast
    1940 Germans conquer France in WWII
    1958 Velcro is patented
    1960 1st day of the UC Berkley protest
    1989 1st day of the Tianamen Square hunger strike
    1994 Last TV appearance for Johnny Carson
    1998 Riot in Jarkarta targeting Indo Chinese businesses

  43. A-House May 13, 2009 11:20 am


    What you doing in Arizona? Fishing for trout? Hunting goats? or just cooling your jets in prep for the Warrior 2009 season?

  44. Kazz May 13, 2009 11:21 am


    May 13th, 2009 at 11:18 am
    Kazz! Good one….


    Next time you get the chance, take a bow when you are cooking bacon!

    It makes me feel better considering I know I am about to consume 200% fat! ๐Ÿ˜† … ๐Ÿ™

  45. A-House May 13, 2009 11:22 am


    Where do you get all this interesting stuff?

  46. vballfan1 May 13, 2009 11:23 am

    Now that I know who the 5th candidate is I can surely say that I am hoping Charlie Wade gets the job.

  47. Colomaohana May 13, 2009 11:25 am

    Kazz: I was referring to #35! hahaha…

    *as I take another HUGE bite of my quarter pounder w/cheese and french fry value meal…..*

    YUM….C’mon….do I LOOK like I watch what I eat????!! hahahaha…

  48. al May 13, 2009 11:25 am

    thanks st.

    very interesting that only one candidate has any head coaching experience. is this the tie breaker?

    it is good that all candidates have hawaii ties. two have actually played for the manoa school.

    several have recruited successfully on a regular basis.

    i find that two candidates seem to have a shorter resume than others.

    i thought there would be more high profile applicants for the position, what with the fraility of the men’s vb sport, where else but the mecca of volleyball would the best opportunity exist?

  49. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 11:29 am


    Dr. Oz from Oprah said that regular bacon is healthier than Turkey bacon.
    Just thought you might want to know.

  50. vballfan1 May 13, 2009 11:32 am

    I think the volleyball candidates are good, Presho and Scotty Wong are the top assistants for the number 1 and 2 teams in the regular season.
    and Charlie Wade is Charlie Wade.

  51. BIGWAVE96744 May 13, 2009 11:33 am

    A-House… The WEB knows all.. GOOGLE the current day & month.

    BTW I wonder how many of these negative events took place on Friday the 13th????

  52. al May 13, 2009 11:33 am

    in your next spaghetti sauce……….please add in at least a half a pound of bacon chopped 1/2″ slivers. kind of a poor man’s prosciutto.

  53. BIGWAVE96744 May 13, 2009 11:37 am

    Oh and A-House when I just heard the song “I wear my sunglasses at night” I thought of you daughter.. Only the song went like “I drive with my sunglasses at night”

  54. Kazz May 13, 2009 11:37 am


    May 13th, 2009 at 11:25 am
    Kazz: I was referring to #35! hahaha…

    Oh. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Well frying bacon really does sound like applause. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  55. BIGWAVE96744 May 13, 2009 11:41 am

    Oh… HI FAYE

  56. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 11:51 am

    Bacon is a slow, cured food. Turkey or Chicken Bacon, on the other hand is a processed food or by product. Rule of the day.. avoid processed foods.

  57. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2009 11:59 am

    My cardiologist, Dr. Hingson Chun, smokes his own meat.
    Wait, that sounded bad.
    He makes smoked meat.

  58. Willie May 13, 2009 12:07 pm

    Costco has pre-cooked bacon in the refrig section, think the brand is Hormel. Pre-cooked so a lot of the grease is gone, just pop into da microwave to nuke and it comes out nice & crispy, without the grease & hastle of cleaning up.

  59. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2009 12:12 pm

    Yes … It’s Liz Chun.

  60. jm2375 May 13, 2009 12:12 pm

    ST – is Hingson Chun your Roosevelt classmate?

  61. duffer May 13, 2009 12:12 pm

    Interesting read! Talks about Russell Yamanouha’s dad among other things.

  62. al May 13, 2009 12:16 pm

    ok now that i look at that lower lip a bit more carefully, i see that it is liz chun.

    and btw………loved that tricky video. you can now put to rest that lion song.

  63. da princess' classmate May 13, 2009 12:53 pm

    wow, budz gets you suspended now, too…don’t even wanna know what percentage of athletes this would amount to

  64. duffer May 13, 2009 12:55 pm

    What al meant was Liz’s pretty smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. mctruck May 13, 2009 12:55 pm


    I just called Dianne Chang at UH and suggested that if they don’t shake hands for the graduation commencement, maybe they should use the ol’ Japanese technique of bowing instead. There’s a bunch of information on the internet on proper bowing, etc., even some European countries use bowing as a jesture of recognition and honoring each other.
    She said she would pass it on to the Chancelor, but she liked the idea.

  66. al May 13, 2009 12:59 pm

    yah duffer…that’s right.
    i think liz chun would be a great chat guest.
    in fact, that would be a great talk at a cattle call one day.

  67. al May 13, 2009 12:59 pm

    mctruck…you serious?

  68. mctruck May 13, 2009 1:02 pm

    big al,

    of course…betta than nothing, as they say.

  69. mctruck May 13, 2009 1:05 pm


    there’s differing degrees of bowing…from bowing the head to the full-on ninety degree bowing from the waist, etc. I’m sure they can be flexible so it don’t look hilarious.

  70. truegreen May 13, 2009 1:09 pm

    Hey Al, you said two have played for UH? I thought only Presho did?

  71. duffer May 13, 2009 1:11 pm


    bhf2 would love to have Liz at a cc. I’m sure he’ll fly in just for that! And having her as a chat guest or a video guest would be great too!

  72. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 1:12 pm


    How many graduating? How many bows? Somebody will get a six-pack by the end of the evening. If the presenter bows too deeply for one and not enough for another, is it an insult? Should they square off and challenge each other to an origami duel? Or maybe they should just shrug it off and make a night of it… as they say in japan… Sake to me baby!

  73. Dirty Commish May 13, 2009 1:16 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid: Dirty Commish thanks you for your kind words and is happy to see a kindred spirit in the half cooked beef stew eating department. It is an acquired taste, but a Dirty Commish has gotta do what a Dirty Commish has gotta do.

    Name originates from questions amongst the Commish’s FFTBL league about improper shennanigans that led to the Commish’s reign as champion two years in a row. For the record, nowhere was it stated in league rules that trading 4 for the price of 3 golf discount coupons for Larry Fitzgerald was illegal.

  74. da princess' classmate May 13, 2009 1:23 pm


    was that a $$ league and they let you get away w/ that?

  75. A-House May 13, 2009 1:27 pm


    I would not want to google Friday the 13th; yet I wonder what it would say.

    I did not know that Midori7 uses dark glasses to drive at night. Will ask her about that. I do know that ST is very good at noticing her dark glasses as she drives past him or his house or while she is following him on Pali Hwy. She says ST drives to slow!!! Guess she speeds!

    All my good training went down the drain. Not really as I told her and MasaBoy that they will forget what I taught them and they will eventually speed, etc. Heck, Mrs A-House is always on my case for speeding, following to close, cutting in and out, changing lanes to frequently, etc.

  76. Jason May 13, 2009 1:30 pm

    I thought about bows as an option, but I wonder what the pictures are going to look like. I know when I graduated from high school, there was a photographer who took a shot of each handshake, and each student was able to purchase a copy of that (I have a photo of that on the wall). There’s going to be a photographer there on Saturday too, and I suppose that s/he was going to take shots of the handshake too. Not sure if a picture of two people bowing will look as good. Maybe hand over the diploma, turn to the camera and pose with a quick shaka, then walk off.

    Well, whatever they do, I hope they tell us in advance. ๐Ÿ˜€

  77. A-House May 13, 2009 1:30 pm

    so ST, who is behind the camera? Did I miss your answer?

  78. HiFlyer May 13, 2009 1:50 pm

    A-house – I think he said it is Liz Chun.

  79. Kazz May 13, 2009 1:51 pm

    Friday the 13th

    “Natural Occurances” per wikipedia:

    Due to the large number of events that happen in the world, a similar list could be compiled for any combination of day of the month and day of the week.

    Events that have been notable for being linked to the concept of Friday the 13th include:

    Hurricane Charley made landfall in south Florida on Friday, August 13, 2004.

    The “Friday the 13th Storm” struck Buffalo, New York on Friday, October 13, 2006.

    Continental Airlines Flight 3407 crashed into a house in Clarence, New York late Thursday, February 12, 2009, causing a fire that lasted until that Friday morning (February 13) and killed 50 people.

    The asteroid 2004 MN4 will make its close encounter on Friday, April 13, 2029.

    Andes Plane Crash of 1972

    ***Asteroid 2004 MN4***

    The close approach in 2029 will substantially alter the object’s orbit, making predictions uncertain without more data. “If we get radar ranging in 2013 [the next good opportunity], we should be able to predict the location of 2004 MN4 out to at least 2070.” said Jon Giorgini of JPL.[12] Apophis will pass within 0.09666 AU (14.4 million km) of the Earth on 2013-01-09 allowing astronomers to refine the trajectory for future close passes.

    In July 2005, former Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, as chairman of the B612 Foundation, formally asked NASA to investigate the possibility that the asteroid’s post-2029 orbit could be in orbital resonance with Earth, which would increase the probability of future impacts. Schweickart asked for an investigation of the necessity of placing a transponder on the asteroid for more accurate tracking of how its orbit is affected by the Yarkovsky effect.


    There is an estimated “path of risk” should the asteroid strike the earth in 2036. The Pacific Ocean makes up about 40% of the projected target path.

  80. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 1:52 pm

    # madeinhawaii:
    May 13th, 2009 at 11:29 am


    Dr. Oz from Oprah said that regular bacon is healthier than Turkey bacon.
    Just thought you might want to know.


    Well, I’m in big trouble I guess. I’ve eaten a lot of turkey bacon in the last year. Don’t get me wrong, I love the pork version. Maybe if I return to the original, it’ll rise up in the pan and give me a standing ovation, sorta like Kazz’s bacon. ๐Ÿ˜† (Don’t think TOO hard about that last remark!)

  81. warriorfanny2 May 13, 2009 1:54 pm

    Lots of smirks and head shaking when Coach Mike pronounced this week’s 4-game series against Utah Valley will be set on “play to win” mode.

    “What does that mean?”
    Someone asked me, not waiting for a reply.
    “We dont play to win”?


    OK, this season ending series with the wolverines can be seen as a tactical tuneup for the four-day WAC Tournament that begins THURS and ends SUN.

    Crucial in a six-team 4-day tournament is precisely the “play to win” mindset, especially the rotation and relief of pitchers. Each game, particularily the first two games, strategy-wise is viewed as a must win. The difference in winning in the winners bracket or coming up through the losers bracket is at least one full-game.

    That said, pitchers who are struggling and may have otherwise been allowed to continue, may suddenly get hooked by Coach Mike. It depends on many factors, but saving your reserves wont be one.
    Jayson Kramer, our #1 starter-in-rotation is a great pitcher to get it going.
    Jayson is consistent with his control and command of off-speed stuff. If he is off, the entire State will know it.
    He throws strikes, low n away, mixes his pitches masterfully, gets ahead on the count and induces ground balls….lots and lots of ground balls.
    Last THURS against the fresnecks, Kramer uncharacteristically gave up several walks, 5 hard-hit balls and 5 runs in 1.1 innings (only 2 earned runs)–Coach Mike hooked him early.
    He was playing to win and JK was off at the gate.
    Perhaps, during the season, with not so much on the line, Kramer would have been given more time to straighten out.
    Not in a 6-team double elimination tournament where a loss suddenly places you in the losers bracket and the prospect of playing 6 games in 4-days to win the championship.

    Our hitting is on the rise, in particular, our #1, #2, #7, #8 and #9 spots.
    Landon will be a huge loss and that places tremendous pressure on Kevin Fujii.
    This is a golden opportunity for Kevin to show 24 karat or fools glitter.
    Yet, our pitching remains suspect. Im being kind.
    Non-existent has also been used.
    We have youth on the diamond that has shown promise but lacked in consistency.
    Coach Mike will have his work cut for him. We dont have any flame-throwers on the mound so his boyz will have to show maturity and mix it up. You can bet the other teams will be sitting on the fastball, if our pitchers dont get strikes with their off-speed pitches.

    Exciting stuff ahead and best wishes to our bowboyz.

  82. Dirty Commish May 13, 2009 1:58 pm

    dpc: It was not a $$$ league, no. They had no choice but to accept the trade since there was nothing illegal about it. What Dirty Commish wants, Dirty Commish gets.

    A whole off-season worth of smack talk was all the payment the Commish needed.

  83. warriorfanny2 May 13, 2009 2:01 pm

    Y is it, UH selects new coaches after LOI DAY….Nash, Bolla and now, Wilton?
    Dont want to hear about unions, advertising and bureaucracy either.
    Dont these folkz understand that timing plays a huge role in recruiting and recovery time?
    These things translate to losses in revenue…geeez, it really is a problem at Cooke and needs to be addressed!

  84. Kazz May 13, 2009 2:02 pm


    I’d like to think EVERYONE’s bacon gives a “standing ovation”.

    If not… I have issues… ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  85. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2009 2:06 pm

    Video class was pretty good. And we get to keep the cameras.

  86. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 2:11 pm


    I DPK said… “not too hard” in reference to your standing bacon. You two getting close and comfortable these days?

  87. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 2:12 pm

    What kind of cameras? I think I need to get a video cam for the misses.

  88. d1shima(E71x'd) May 13, 2009 2:24 pm

    I can only get bacon at buffets as Mrs. D1 won’t buy it

  89. Committed Road Warrior May 13, 2009 2:26 pm

    DPK #80 & Kazz #84:

    Talk about double-entendre!

  90. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 2:28 pm

    You know those small legs of ham that they hang and cure througout the countryside in Spain? Jamon Serrano? Cured for a year, studies are begining to show that this ham has a number of health benefits. I had one of those in Spain years ago. Carried it wherever I went… a loaf of bread… some cheeze… a cheap bottle of Spanish wine… and a Jamon Serrano… ahhhh…. that and a flamenco dancer.. what more could one ask for, eh?

  91. roygbivs May 13, 2009 2:30 pm

    i know, can’t believe no handshake at graduation!? Wow.

  92. Committed Road Warrior May 13, 2009 2:31 pm

    Also for DPK #80 and Kazz #84:

    Gotta keep those kine comments on the down-low or else you gonna arouse Koa-mahu. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  93. Kazz May 13, 2009 2:31 pm


    May 13th, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    I can only get bacon at buffets as Mrs. D1 won’t buy it.


    That’s criminal!

  94. d1shima(E71x'd) May 13, 2009 2:41 pm


    She also asks if I removed the skin from the chicken before I eat it…I tell her of course!


  95. d1shima(E71x'd) May 13, 2009 2:44 pm

    so this new phone’s gonna take a little getting used to

  96. A-House May 13, 2009 2:46 pm

    Yikes, d1:

    we share the same situation!!

    I buy turkey bacon, but wait till I tell Mrs A-House how BAD this is and hoping I can go back to buying regular bacon!!

    I do the same with the chicken skin – always say I remove and throw away, but some how it ends up in my tummy – yummie!!

  97. Kazz May 13, 2009 2:46 pm


    I dunno what to say anymore… ๐Ÿ™

  98. jm2375 May 13, 2009 2:46 pm

    mih – #90 – agree whole hoggedly. ๐Ÿ˜† can’t wait to have some when we go to Spain in July… ๐Ÿ˜€ We’ll see how cheap the wine is now (given the exchange rate)…

  99. Kazz May 13, 2009 2:50 pm


    Who’s your cell carrier?

  100. Jason May 13, 2009 2:54 pm

    I’d like to interrupt this talk about bacon to say this — it is really annoying to have It’s Tricky stuck in your head when you’re trying to study. ๐Ÿ˜€

  101. Kazz May 13, 2009 2:55 pm

    95+8795-8790 = 100

  102. Kazz May 13, 2009 2:56 pm


    Don’t fight it. Just upload Run DMC and get it out of your system.

    A little dancing when no one is looking doesn’t hurt either.

  103. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 3:03 pm

    Dr. Oz said that turkey bacon has an equal amount of fat as pork bacon and more sodium.

    compare these two:

    Turkey bacon
    Pork Bacon

  104. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 3:06 pm


    The way to get that unstuck from your head is..



    what can I say?

    It’s tricky!

  105. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 3:10 pm

    Final word on bacon..

    Did you also know that eggs and bacon are healthy than a glazed donut and better for you than frozen french bread sticks?

    So leggo your Eggo and start eating healther!

  106. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 3:11 pm

    are healthy than = are healthier for you than…

  107. Diogenes Sinope May 13, 2009 3:15 pm


    Heck, Mrs A-House is always on my case for speeding, following to close, cutting in and out, changing lanes to frequently, etc.

    I think ALL wives do the same – ingrained habit – probably something in the genes!

  108. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 3:15 pm

    Now.. chicken skin…
    what can you say about chicken skin?

    It’s a good source for selenium.

    Several research reports indicate the inverse relationship between higher blood levels of selenium and mortality from cancer including lung, colorectal, prostate and skin cancer. Laboratory studies indicate the potentially beneficial role of selenium in the management of mammary cancer.

    Low plasma selenium status has been associated with senility and cognitive decline in the elderly and with Alzheimerโ€™s disease. Selenium supplementation was observed to reduce the severity of epileptic seizures in children. Selenium supplementation is also reported to improve confused and depressed mental states; mental fatigue and anxiety in adults.

  109. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 3:17 pm

    In other words… if you forget what the wife told you and ate your chicken skin… it will probably help you to remember the next time.

  110. wafan May 13, 2009 3:20 pm

    What does Mrs. d1 do when d1 gets those chicken-skin moments? Kind of hard to get rid of the skin then.

  111. Jason May 13, 2009 3:23 pm

    Sorry to burst your bacon-loving bubble, but don’t forget to compare according to serving size.

  112. Bulla May 13, 2009 3:24 pm


    huli huli chicken skin…..awesome. used to eat it all the time to save my wife and kids….ok, now just the kids, no need worry about the ex, oooops…but that was sure ono…..snap, crackle, pop ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. al May 13, 2009 3:28 pm

    truegreen….are you the mysterious ombudsman?

    i, sir, stand humbly corrected and bow to your wisdom. somehow, i misread that tino reyes played for wilton and i assumed (yikes!) that it was at the local university when in fact it was at cal-poly waaaay back in the day.

  114. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 3:30 pm

    Very strange… all this talk about chicken skin.. when suddenly my neighbor drops by and gives us a Costco Rotisserie Chicken. Hee Yah!!!

    Hey Jason!… all that cramming… I don’t envy you.

    I bet a bacon cheese burger or B.L.T.. or rotisserie chicken plate sounds good about now, eh?

  115. al May 13, 2009 3:31 pm

    mctruck….what about our local style of hugging and kissing?

    i should just go get a mctruck load of purel hand sanitizer and surgical masks and sell them alongside the lei stands. i could make some coin eh?

  116. wafan May 13, 2009 3:31 pm

    Jason . . .

    Seriously, now. You are talking to Tsai-kos and you have the temerity to bring up serving size?

  117. al May 13, 2009 3:32 pm

    mih….would that be with real bacon???

  118. wafan May 13, 2009 3:32 pm

    More snow in the Cascades. Dang.

  119. wafan May 13, 2009 3:36 pm

    I think CRW graduates today — the graduation ceremony just started.

    Congratulations to you!!!

  120. Jason May 13, 2009 3:38 pm

    Whoo hoo for CRW!

  121. al May 13, 2009 3:40 pm

    its tricky….da video.

    …lost in the shuffle

    was the outstanding job that ajoe did mike beating and the sound effects. he is better than kutmaster spazz and bruddah sam.

  122. Jason May 13, 2009 3:44 pm

    addahknowjoe did an awesome job the entire night. Too bad he doesn’t remember any of it … ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  123. d1ๅณถ May 13, 2009 3:46 pm


    The operative answer is that, “Yes, the skin was removed!” (before eaten ๐Ÿ˜† )



    The chicken skin moments survive!

    So who’s going BaseBow this weekend and wen?

  124. Kazz May 13, 2009 3:47 pm


    May 13th, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    mctruck….what about our local style of hugging and kissing?

    Over at Hau Bush with some Kalapana playing?

    Oh wait, that’s da different kind of “hugging and kissing”… ๐Ÿ˜†

  125. Kazz May 13, 2009 3:48 pm


    Friday night baseball = rah jah.

  126. chawan_cut May 13, 2009 3:52 pm

    what do i win???

  127. wafan May 13, 2009 3:58 pm

    Strange move by the Seattle School District.

    Last week in an effort to renegotiate a contract for next year that relects a cut of one day (and the pay that goes with it) for next school year because of huge budget cuts, they fired ALL of the district teachers and support staff. The district initially claimed it was to enable the negotiation of a new contract.

    Funny guys.

    After it hit the news, the district claimed it was an error and the letters were not meant to be sent.


    Looks like the letter was rescinded. I wonder why they even thought of doing that. Was it because they figured they could always find teachers when other districts make their cuts? Or was it because they figured the teachers would just hang around waiting to be rehired.

    Odd behavior and decision making.

  128. wafan May 13, 2009 4:00 pm

    c_c . . .

    Today was kind of cold, huh. I sure hope you brought a medium jacket and raincoat!

  129. chawan_cut May 13, 2009 4:03 pm

    oops. i should know better about posting comments when it involves ladies. i always get in trouble or get called names.

  130. chawan_cut May 13, 2009 4:03 pm

    yes it was chilly today. not as bad as yesterday morning. i couldn’t feel my face. although the sun came out yesterday. its just got colder today.

  131. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 4:27 pm

    Thanks for all the useful info on bacon, MIH. Boy was I fooled! I think I’ll celebrate and go out and buy some real bacon, fry it up as I swill a cold one and listen to all the applause! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sorry Stephen. I didn’t mean for this to become the bacon blog.

  132. wafan May 13, 2009 4:41 pm

    DPK . . .

    Costco’s Kirkland Brand Maple Cured bacon.


  133. djmitcho May 13, 2009 4:44 pm


  134. labrat May 13, 2009 5:23 pm

    Alright I can eat bacon again. No mo cardboard turkey jerky.

  135. l_oku May 13, 2009 5:26 pm


    This is my first post to Warrior Beat, but I’ve been a voyeur since just after Coach Mack’s hiring. [Prefer the term voyeur to lurker.] I enjoy reading it immensely (esp. with Tsai’s inside info on UH sports), but stopped reading the user entries to the blog for a while after a couple of spats resulted in bad feelings. Have started reading it again for several months now (although I missed the spat that resulted in Gigi leaving). I’ve even met up with some SoCal Tsaikos for a couple of gatherings recently. I was able to meet JD and KindaShy and Colt’s parents during one of the gatherings. [I can’t begin to tell you how glad I am that JD rather than HF is UH’s AD.]

    As with most of you, I have a lot of opinions about UH athletics. Hopefully, I’ll present a slightly different perspective for the blog discussions (or civil arguments).

    Virgin poster,
    P.S. I’ve been incorrectly called Layton a couple of times, which is interesting, because I do have an older brother named Clayton.

  136. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 5:31 pm


    Clindon, welcome to the blog!

  137. HiFlyer May 13, 2009 5:40 pm

    mih – I thought it was Clyndon.

  138. l_oku May 13, 2009 5:44 pm

    To Jim Donovan and the men’s volleyball coach selection committee:
    It would be a very good idea to thoroughly vet both your primary selection and a runner-up. Why? Shoji, who never used to mention retirement, has started mentioning it in the last few years. If the UH wahine volleyball coach position opens up (arguably a more prestigious job than the men’s vball position), the current selection for men’s coach would likely be a front runner due to volleyball expertise and desire to coach on the islands. If the men’s coach then wins the wahine volleyball position, the runner-up could be selected (in a timely manner) to replace the primary selection without another long-drawn out process that hinders recruiting. Or, at the very least, a lead candidate will be evident (and only new candidates would have to be considered against the lead candidate).

  139. SteveM May 13, 2009 5:51 pm

    I-oku — welcome! What city/area do you reside in CA?

  140. l_oku May 13, 2009 5:59 pm

    San Diego, California. (less affluent area than Garret)

    [It was easy to watch UH games in all sports back when SDSU was in the WAC. Now I have to travel greater distances…]

  141. SteveM May 13, 2009 6:12 pm

    Thanks, I_oku. Will you joining us in Las Vegas in September? You’ve met Ronnie, Rich2176 and Garret so you should be set if you need anything. The Tsai-kos in LAS info at…

  142. l_oku May 13, 2009 6:22 pm

    very likely to join you in Vegas. I’m still waiting on confirmation from my younger brother. [We usually just end up sitting anywhere during away games, but it would be nice to sit with the UH fans for once.]

    When do you need to know for sure?

    P.S. Also very likely to be at the San Jose State game (as we have for the previous SJSU games). Usually there is a big, organized Hawai’i contingent there.

  143. SteveM May 13, 2009 6:32 pm

    I_oku — the only time-sensitive item for now is the ticket(s) for the UNLV game if you want to sit with the LoCal Tsai-kos . Contact Rich2176 if he can still get you tix.

  144. Loa May 13, 2009 6:37 pm

    evening gang!

    howzit SteveM & l_oku

    sheesh, cannot shake hands? how bout a chest bump?
    or the jump bump?

  145. Loa May 13, 2009 6:40 pm

    SteveM – sorry i missed the kalihi run last week, mtg went into ot, now get craving for boneless chicken

  146. Kazz May 13, 2009 6:42 pm

    So if that’s the photo above that ST took, where is the photo Liz Chun took?

    Whatever it is she seems to be VERY amused by it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  147. SteveM May 13, 2009 6:49 pm

    Hi Loa — sorry I never got to meet you. Maybe you could attend the Rich2176/Garret party on June 20 or the Bash w/Ronnie on the 4th of July?

  148. Loa May 13, 2009 6:51 pm

    congrats to AC, on to the conference finals

  149. A-House May 13, 2009 6:52 pm


    welcome to our crazzinesss!

    a fresh face/outlook is always welcomed.

    should you venture to Vegas with the tsaikos, please make it a point to introduce yourself and sign Mrs A-House very special book.

  150. Loa May 13, 2009 6:54 pm

    SteveM – me too, maybe at the next run?
    we’ll see about the party or bash, wouldn’t mind meeting the socal celebs

  151. Loa May 13, 2009 6:55 pm

    ok gotta esme now, time to get lost
    have a safe and happy evening

  152. wafan May 13, 2009 6:56 pm

    See you tomorrow!

  153. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 7:08 pm

    I didn’t know Mark Takai was in Kuwait till August.

  154. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 7:09 pm

    At least he gets back just in time for Warrior Football.

  155. Garret May 13, 2009 7:41 pm


    Great to see you on the blog! I hope that I wasn’t one of the people who messed up your name…I’ve had my name spelled wrong so many times that I shouldn’t mess up other people’s name!

    One thing I should point out is that l_oku has a *much* longer drive than me from his workplace to the Calf Call locations, so it was a big effort for him to make it to the JD Calf Call and the last one that we had. It would be great to have him sitting with us in Vegas, and hopefully we can get together for a Cattle Call during the SJSU game weekend.

  156. Garret May 13, 2009 7:43 pm

    Article about how Central Florida’s coach says that an early signing period would be a good way for football programs to save money, something even more important now when budgets are so tight. BCS schools like Texas also support an early signing period…I really hope this happens soon.

    The national economic slump may finally force changes to college football recruiting rules.

    UCF Coach George O’Leary said in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel that an early signing period could save cash-strapped college programs a lot of money.

    O’Leary is one of many coaches at the ongoing Conference USA spring meetings who support the early signing period.

    O’Leary said the combination of the recruiting process starting a year earlier than usual and the push to hang on to recruits who commit is making a huge dent in college budgets.

    “To me, in this economy when you’re worried about budgetary problems, you’re spending the same amount of money whether they verbal or not,” he said. “I don’t understand. We used to have an early signing period and I thought it worked out well. Especially with the shift in the calendar, it’s crazy not to have an early signing period.”

  157. Garret May 13, 2009 7:44 pm

    JJ agrees with O’Leary that an early signing period would save money…just think of all the money UH spent last year flying to all the recruits to try to keep away the poachers.

    “George is old school and I’m a little bit old school too, so we both have been seeing this problem for a long time and don’t understand why they don’t just fix it,” SMU Coach June Jones said. “We do spend a ridiculous amount of money hanging on to athletes who commit, and the early signing period would save a lot of money.”

  158. Garret May 13, 2009 7:45 pm

    UCF’s coach talked about how non-BCS schools have to fight off poachers from BCS conferences.

    Proponents say the process is dragging out too long and is putting too much pressure on athletes, high school coaches and college coaches. The early signing period also would give non-automatic qualifying schools, including UCF, more protection from bigger schools poaching recruiting classes at the last minute.

    “The problem with early commitments is that if you’re a non-BCS school, you still have a problem with BCS schools coming in the last week and trying to get them,” O’Leary said.

  159. Garret May 13, 2009 7:47 pm

    Football coaches actually voted in favor of the early signing period, but conference commissioners (Karl Benson?) blocked it.

    Although the majority of coaches at the American Football Coaches Association voted for an early signing period on a trial basis, conference commissioners rejected the plan and it was never presented to the NCAA.

    UCF Athletics Director Keith Tribble says he hopes the economic argument is the silver bullet that finally forces college football to embrace the early signing period.

    “Maybe the situation we’re in now will finally force people to say let’s be real here and recognize that an early signing day is a good way to save money,” he said.

  160. Garret May 13, 2009 8:32 pm

    BSU is preparing for cuts to its Athletic Department budget…though if they only need to cut 3% they will be in much better shape than most schools.

    Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier said Wednesday he wonโ€™t know how much he has to cut his budget until next month, but he expects โ€œsignificant cutsโ€ for 2009-10.

    โ€œItโ€™s still a daunting task, which we knew it would be,โ€ Bleymaier said.

    Bleymaier just recently was told that the athletic departmentโ€™s state- and university-appropriated funds will be cut by 6.15 percent, which equals $173,800. Thatโ€™s a little less than Bleymaier expected.

    In addition to the state cuts, Bleymaier is dealing with rising scholarship and travel costs and declining endowment revenue. He also must estimate football season-ticket revenue.

    He asked coaches to submit budgets showing 3, 6 and 9 percent budget reductions to get ideas for cuts.

    The situation is more dire at Hawaii, which is facing a large deficit, according to the Honolulu Advertiser.

  161. Garret May 13, 2009 8:34 pm

    BSU isn’t sure where their non-ESPN games will be televised this year. They have 6 EPSN games but they aren’t sure if their other 7 games (which includes their UH game) will be televised.

    Boise State has not reached an agreement to televise its non-ESPN football games this fall.

    Boise Stateโ€™s contract with KTVB Channel 7 expires in June. The school is trying to reach a one-year agreement with the station for 2009-10, athletic department spokesman Max Corbet said.

    Boise State has signed a contract with Learfield Sports to sell the broadcast rights for 2010 and beyond.

    ESPN or its affiliates will broadcast six Bronco football games this fall. Seven games remain, including home games with Miami (Ohio), UC Davis, San Jose State, Idaho and New Mexico State.

  162. Garret May 13, 2009 8:36 pm

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

    Hong Kong researchers propose using transformation optics (advanced metamaterials) to generate a general illusion that can make any object seem like another object. This illusion device also enables people to see through walls!

  163. Garret May 13, 2009 8:36 pm

    Delaware expects to raise $50 million per year in tax dollars by legalizing sports gambling, which will help address their budget problems.

  164. Garret May 13, 2009 8:36 pm

    The FCC is now forcing landline companies to transfer phone numbers in just one dayโ€“my experience is that it could take a week in the recent past.

  165. Garret May 13, 2009 8:37 pm

    Office worker cleaned out a refrigerator in a San Jose companyโ€ฆand the horrible smell from the rotten food sent 7 workers to the hospital and made others ill!

  166. Garret May 13, 2009 8:37 pm

    The Greek government has banned Google from expanding Google Street View to Greece.

  167. Garret May 13, 2009 8:37 pm

    Free play links pau.

  168. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 9:03 pm

    Congrats to Jon Medieros for being awarded a scholarship.

  169. layson May 13, 2009 9:06 pm

    Wie raised a couple of eyebrows at a pre-tournament news conference for the LPGA Sybase Classic on Wednesday, when the 19-year-old matter-of-factly said that she hopes to win a PGA tournament and play in the Masters.

    um.. ๐Ÿ™„

  170. madeinhawaii May 13, 2009 9:07 pm

    Office worker cleaned out a refrigerator in a San Jose companyโ€ฆand the horrible smell from the rotten food sent 7 workers to the hospital and made others ill!

    Another reason why I shouldn’t bother cleaning ours.

  171. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 9:42 pm

    maybe da girl is thinking of a degree of sumtin. ๐Ÿ˜†

  172. Committed Road Warrior May 13, 2009 10:12 pm

    What happened to everyone? Sleeping already?

    bhf2 makes an appearance! Howzit?

  173. Ralph May 13, 2009 10:33 pm

    congratulations CRW on your graduation at ASU…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  174. jm2375 May 13, 2009 10:58 pm

    Congrats to CRW on your graduation. ๐Ÿ˜€


  175. Committed Road Warrior May 13, 2009 11:08 pm

    Thanks Ralph and jm2375!

    The family members flying in from HNL won’t be in town until tomorrow, so we’ll all be attending the much smaller convocation ceremony for my specific College that will be held on Saturday afternoon.

    The 71,000+ who schlepped it out to attend tonight’s commencement ceremony are the brave ones. Show up 4 hours early, endure not only airport-style security but also the 100 degree heat that prevailed the entire time as well as all the traffic restrictions (road closures galore, light rail system NOT serving the two ASU-designated stops for security reasons necessitating one to have to get off and hoof it the last mile to the stadium, etc.).

    Unfortunately I didn’t have any tickets for the commencement ceremony (ran out by the time I put my request in ๐Ÿ™ ), so I was relegated to watching it on local TV with a couple friends over some pizza.

  176. Ralph May 13, 2009 11:09 pm

    if as reported that Jon Medeiros, a walk on, is awarded a scholarship and Mac has one more to give that would indicate that a couple of our recruits are not coming for whatever reason. Could it be that the scholarships were to go to a couple of linemen who needed to pass their SAT and the May testing is their last ditch chance to qualify for UH

  177. Jason May 13, 2009 11:13 pm

    Yay for pizza! Well, except I’m trying to eat healthier. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Congrats again, CRW!

  178. Ralph May 13, 2009 11:17 pm

    at least you didn’t get heat stroke and you and your buddies did enjoy a cold one with your pizza…

  179. Ralph May 13, 2009 11:18 pm

    go back to studying Jason, you’ve got a test tomorrow…..

  180. Jason May 13, 2009 11:23 pm

    Enough studying, time for relax a bit, then go to sleep. I’ll study somemore in the morning. We have the test questions in advance, and I know all the definitions and problems pretty well except for one, and I think I finally got the epiphany I needed. I am celebrating not by studying it further, but by taking a blog break. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  181. Ralph May 13, 2009 11:26 pm

    hardly anyone on the blog so go back to studying

  182. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:27 pm

    l_oku – welcome to the blog! Well, welcome to the spotlight anyway… as you’ve been here all this time. :mrgreen:

    So- 182?

  183. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:27 pm

    hahaha- Hiya, Ralph!

  184. Colomaohana May 13, 2009 11:28 pm

    Kazz: Did you say Hau Bush??????!!!!!


  185. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:28 pm

    I think the grads should make shaka when they get their degrees. Makes a better picture than a bow.

  186. Ralph May 13, 2009 11:29 pm

    Annett Wichmann and Emily Sheppard are one, two in the WAC championships, it is a seven event program concluding tomorrow…track and field events start tomorrow.

  187. Colomaohana May 13, 2009 11:29 pm

    JASON!! Get off and study!!! Haaaaalaaaaaaa……


  188. Ralph May 13, 2009 11:30 pm

    Hi Liz, just getting in?

  189. Committed Road Warrior May 13, 2009 11:33 pm

    Thanks Jason!

    Yep. The local paper reported ~100 cases of heat-related illness, so glad I was indoors watching it. The grindz was a typical $5 large pepperoni pizza from Little Caesar’s, though, so not exactly the best-tasting stuff, however Little Caesar’s is like a third staple for me behind saimin and freebies.

  190. Colomaohana May 13, 2009 11:33 pm

    Nite, Ralph and Liz!

  191. Kekoa May 13, 2009 11:35 pm

    Committed Road Warrior ~ Good job! I was especially impressed with your *working* your way thru college. Now comes the important pay off…a J O B. Good Luck my friend.

  192. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:35 pm

    Nitey nite, BigC!

  193. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:36 pm

    CRW- how was the commencement speech?

  194. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:39 pm

    Hi Ralph! Yeah- got home, chilled out, cooked up some veggies that my son got from his friend’s garden- eggplant, green beans and green onions. Stir-fried with Thai green curry paste and coconut milk. Tasted kinda bland so I garnished my plate with calamata olives and some Italian salami.

    Oh yeah! Now get flavah!

    Speaking of which…

    RRRREAL BACON is da bes’!

  195. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:42 pm

    Costco taste treat:

    I tried the Big Island mushroom poke for the first time during a demo. The Italian one is awesome when added to small chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese and drizzled with e-v olive oil. OH YEAH!

  196. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:42 pm


  197. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:44 pm

    Got my mom’s day present to myself today.

    A nice cappuccino machine. Not expensive- $140 is with free shipping from – one of the few companies that knows Hawaii is part of the US…

  198. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:44 pm


  199. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:45 pm

    Of course, I had to test it out…

  200. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:45 pm

    I’ll prolly stay up all night now…

  201. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:46 pm

    Just to get the post count up again.

  202. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 11:47 pm

    Nah… need to get to town early tomorrow.

    Pls remember my boss in your prayers. His dad passed last night. 93 years old.

  203. Kekoa May 13, 2009 11:49 pm

    Mei Ling ~ I told you that 4′ tall Kalo from UH would be awesome! One plant could feed all the people who live in your entire building!

    I’m not saying the old Hawaiian ways are not correct. We have to open our minds to feeding the masses thru more efficient ways of growing our food as well.

    Don’t forget Momo and his hydro-phonic style garden! That is another forward method that was unheard of back in the day.

  204. al โ„ข May 13, 2009 11:53 pm

    crw…..congratulations on your achieving that sheepskin!

  205. Committed Road Warrior May 14, 2009 12:00 am


    You must have been busy around 5:00pm or so Hawai’i time. The ASU commencement speech was plastered over most of the national cable news networks.

    Anywho, the speech was a good one, very inspiring. The President was rather gracious and humorous w/r/t the whole not-getting-an-honorary-degree controversy all the while talking about the rough economy and warning graduates about the dangers of greed and irresponsibility.

    A lot of the speech overall was inspirational oratory fitting for today’s turbulent times. He certainly didn’t make any policy pronouncements and certainly didn’t go into what many here consider the third-rail of Arizona politics (immigration policy).

    All in all, it was very good. Didn’t go into politics very much, if at all, which was very nice to see.

  206. Committed Road Warrior May 14, 2009 12:04 am

    Thanks al, and thank you everyone for the congratulatory messages!

    Off to sleep. Gotta clean up the house tomorrow as well as pick up da rental car. Don’t know what happened to all my neckties, so probably gotta go buy a couple of those as well.


  207. addahknowjoe May 14, 2009 12:09 am


    Is it politically incorrect to deny someone access into this weekend’s commencement if they show any signs of being infected of the virus? Or at least asked to be tested? Given the paranoia, anyone showing up to the commencement coughing with runny nose would be foolish to demand to be a part of it. The masses won’t have any of it.

    If UH is truly worried about possible transmissions of the Swine Flu, shouldn’t everyone at the arena be wearing a mask also? Big deal nobody shakes hands. A good steady cough or sneeze by an infected professor or student on stage cancels all the hoopla over non physical contact.

    Besides, hand wipes or soap dispensers at the foot of the stairs that graduates use before going on stage should be sufficient to kill any remnants of the H1N1 influenza virus, eh?

    Ohhh wait… UH get soap?

    gnite errybody.

  208. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 14, 2009 12:13 am

    Thanks, CRW! Actually, I was busy and on the road.

    I’ll look for it.

    My fave speech so far is Oprah at Duke.

  209. Cindy ...cenn May 14, 2009 12:25 am

    CRW, congratulations for all that you have accomplished!
    Liz, holding positive thoughts for your boss.
    Goodnight, all.

  210. Kekoa May 14, 2009 12:40 am

    Liz ~ Your boss is an outstanding guy. It must be because he comes from very strong parentage. Warm thoughts and prayers for his dad’s soul as he passes on to eternal life.

  211. MeiLing May 14, 2009 2:29 am


    Congratulations on making it through the system! What was your major? Enjoy the day with family.


    My condolences to your boss’ ‘ohana.


    There’s a height limit on plants in the community garden, 5’. Don’t really want to grow monster kalo. Need to find out which variety is good for eating, since I’m not going to ku’i ‘ai kalo. I just want to make kulolo…
    I’m up at this hour of the morning, because I started thinking about all that I had to do in the garden. Crazy…

    K, hope everyone is having sweet dreams, including Jason…good luck in your exams. Kelli, too!

  212. whitey May 14, 2009 2:59 am

    good morning tsaikos. another beautiful morning in the mountains of geronimo and his ohana. today is gulfoo day, so got to be alert because get some “natives” here that might not be friendly on the course.

  213. wafan May 14, 2009 3:04 am

    Good morning everyone!

  214. wafan May 14, 2009 3:06 am

    Another long day with more meetings. Dang. These people never tire of meetings. Their job description must include calling meetings.

    Gotta whooooosh out of here because the first one starts in about 20 minutes.

  215. whitey May 14, 2009 4:09 am

    congrats to all of our graduating tsaikos. hope yours is filled with fun and joy, not to mention fuud.

  216. whitey May 14, 2009 4:11 am

    mei ling, kekoa suggestion is a very good one and maybe you should get hold of momo and take a tour of the uh waimanalo farm to get some idea of what you would like to put in your garden.

  217. whitey May 14, 2009 4:13 am

    right now, what can we add for DK, except best wishes and look forward to seeing you play in the NFL.

  218. whitey May 14, 2009 4:14 am

    ok, off to breakfast of champions at the apache grill. boc is chorizo and eggs. broke da mouth!!!!!

  219. mctruck May 14, 2009 4:41 am


    Bowing don’t make a good picture???!!!!, how’s about if they go bottomless, n den what???…bwaaahahaha!!!

  220. mctruck May 14, 2009 4:44 am

    remembah in the 60’s wit da “V” signs???,yeh…not da bird, the V.

  221. bighilofan2 May 14, 2009 4:56 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Congrats CRW. Good luck on your finals Jason.

  222. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 14, 2009 5:41 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Gotta HIHo early today.

    Mahalo for all the good thoughts!

  223. d1ๅณถ May 14, 2009 5:44 am

    Great Morning All!

    Congrats again CRW! Good Luck as you enter the real world…


    Too funny. I was thinking along the same lnes about the soap dispensers ๐Ÿ˜†

  224. d1ๅณถ May 14, 2009 5:46 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy! ๐Ÿ˜€


  225. warriorfanny2 May 14, 2009 9:01 am

    Best wishes to the five-bowboyz seniors.

    None are especially blessed with star-gaze assests but all are blessed with the character to improve daily; have set an example of unselfish-team play; and demonstrated a ‘can do’ attitude….every one of them contributed to our success, led their team by example and established a remarkable mantra for this 2009 team to follow—team fellowship and belief in each other.

    Without a doubt this is my favorite Mike Trapasso team–they believe in themselves collectively, constantly pick themselves up to rebound while seeking to improve and have achieved merit beyond expectation….the attendance figures bears out my testimony.

    Jayson and Landon have been steadfast all year as our number one battery and Ryan and Jared showed grit in bounce. Both these seniors are on a remarkable bounce curve and their timing couldnt have come at a better situation in need.
    Also, Morford has been an anchor in the infield, making our infield one of the best at turning-two.
    Shane is always ready to back his team or contribute when called, never complains and is an academic role-model.

    Best wishes in the WAC-T and no matters–big Aloha and Mahalo for an exciting season–you boyz made it happen!

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