Archive for April 2005

Of Woodpeckers and Honeycreepers

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Today the ecological and environmental world was abuzz when it became public that a bird long thought extinct was conclusively sighted in Arkansas. In fact, the ivory-billed woodpecker was last sighted over 60 years ago. There were unconfirmed sightings over the past few years that led to fruitless searches, but now they have videotaped evidence to back them up.

You Know You’ve Lived In Hawaii Too Long…

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Alchera Project, Project 33, Option 4.

Home truly is where the heart is, and my home is on a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I know I’ve lived in Hawaii way too long…here’s why…in no particular order…

“Gear Up!”

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Alchera Project, Project 33, Option 6.


And afterward the teacher said to his student, “Sigh…well, let that be a lesson to you next time we take off. When I say ‘gear up,’ that’s not what I meant.”

Why The F**k Am I Writing in a F**kin’ Blog?

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

Lynn writes:

I checked out some sites and maybe I’m doing this Blogg [sic] all wrong. They have pictures to enhance their stories. Make mine look so welfare. Then again, it’s not about how it looks, it’s the content, right?

Talk about being self righteous and goody, goody two shoes. If the majority of bloggers are so intellectual and experts in their individual fields, what the f**k are they writing in a fricken Blogg [sic]!

Good question, Lynn. Why the f**k am I, a Punahou and Mainland college grad, writing in a f**kin’ blog anyway?

Review: Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Regina King, William Shatner
Rated: PG-13 for sex related humor
Executive Summary: Doesn’t quite hold a candle to the original…if I can remember what the original was about.
Pineapples: 5 out of 10 (fair)

We All Need Vitamin C

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

…but I warn you that this blog may trigger an overdose.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to the fridge to get a glass of orange juice myself. Mmmm…

P.S. OK…apparently we’re out of orange juice…so I’m eating some pineapple chunks. Double mmmm…

Still More on Life and Death

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

OK, I really should let Terri Schiavo R.I.P. But, here’s a thought experiment for you.

Say for a minute that the Terri Schiavo case were still going on, except instead of in Florida, the case happened in Great Britain. And, just for kicks, let’s say that Michael Schiavo, far from fighting his in-laws tooth and nail, actually was one of the people advocating that she be kept alive. Would that be good enough?

A Tale of Two Christians

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Honolulu Star-Bulletin editor Cynthia Oi wrote in her column about two Christian women, one who all but dismissed her as a pagan when she found that Oi didn’t go to church, and one who has always reached out to her.

Would that all Christians were like that second woman.

Woman Who Fingers Wendy’s Gets Fingered

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

In March, a woman claimed that she found a one-and-a-half inch fragment of human finger in the chili at a Wendy’s restaurant in San Jose. Today, she was arrested, but not after Wendy’s franchises throughout the Bay Area suffered, to the point of having to give away free ice cream. No further details until a press conference tomorrow.

Now, it’s one thing to sue McDonalds because there was little advance warning that their coffee is piping, scalding hot. (Although how someone would not realize that is beyond me.) It’s quite another to try to sue Wendy’s because they failed to warn people that they may eat human body parts.

The 2600 Calorie Pyramid

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Recently the USDA has decided to topple the one-size-fits-all Food Guide Pyramid and create what would be a more personalized means to balance one’s diet. The result is MyPyramid, which takes your age and weight and activity level and brings up what it thinks you should eat each day.

So I tried it. What it recommends for a 32-year-old male, who exercises for 30-60 minutes most days of the week, is the following 2600 calorie diet: