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How Geeks Do Blackouts

December 29, 2008

Yeah, I know, I’m shmall kine late with the blackout report, but I figgah since errbody else already blogged about it up in here, I’d try to present a different angle for all y’all, 3 days aftah da fact. *grin*

Now I don’t consider myself a geek by any stretch of the imagination, but I do have geeky tendencies. LOL! Below, you’ll find what one pseudo-geek did to pass the time of what literally turned out to be “Black” Friday.

Unless you make your home far far away, I don’t have to tell you what happened to most of us during Friday’s fiasco. What I do want to tell you (and what I also want to hear from you) is how we (you) spent our (your) day battling the dark “night”. Get it? Pretty good play on words eh? *patting self on back* Anyway…

The night started with some false alarms. The flickering of the lights. Some subtle hints warning of the impending doom, er gloom, ah, blackout. Wifey and I rushed to get our dinner a-cookin’, but the electric gods were not with us.

*POOF*

Power be gone!

Ain’t no thang. We were kinda mentally prepared for it actually. But it did suck, as, I’m sure it did for the rest of us. (One story I heard was of those stuck in the “Bodies” exhibition when the power went out. That must’ve been nuts yeah!? Talk about real life haunted house! LOL!).

Thanks to all of the candy and treats our friends, family and neighbors gave to us for the holidays, we pretty much had a jubilee of options for a replacement meal. And although Chex snack mix is not the ideal meal, we at least had 30 days worth in case the power didn’t come back for another month. 😛

With no electricity, there was no form of entertainment to speak of. Like errone else, TV, Internet and Phone were all down, so we were reduced to working on our Thank You cards under candlelight (My eyes are still burning). 8)

When the vision started to go and the fumes from the marker became too much, I took periodic “Virus Buster” breaks on the trusty DS. Staring at a bright screen in pitch black darkness however, is not so guaranz balbaranz, so I had to take a break from taking a break, naw-mean? So it was off to find the next thang to do. Hmm, let’s check the Internet on my phone…

Awww yeeeeeaaaaah!

Da buggah works!

So what do I do? I check my email, read my feeds on Google Reader, do a lil’ bit of Facebook, and then pop on to Twitter.

WOAH!

Note to self (and others): Twitter, during island-wide blackouts, is the place to be son!

Thanks to the (Hawaii) Twitter community sending constant updates about their situations and the news they’ve gathered from others, I was not in the dark, while in the dark, if you know what I mean. I was able to piece together what was happening all ova the island without electricity and witout moving a muscle (except the ones in my thumb). Apparently, the Hawaii blackout related messages (marked with “#hipower”) was the number one tracked term on Twitter search at the time. Pretty amazing.

I gotsta give mad props to @johngarcia (John Garcia from the Advertiser), @hawaii (Ryan Ozawa), @KGMB9 (Jared Kuroiwa is that you?), and a few others for holding it down and keeping many of us afloat when we were looking for something, anything.

The next morning, the power was still not back for us “Milsville” peeps, so it was time for more geekiness. We busted out the ol’ crank radio to listen to Perry (on the left) and Price (on the right) on KSSK to find out what the dealio was, and mixed in a few more rounds of DS and Twitter for good measure…

Funniest quote of the day (from wifey): *pouts* “I’m washing dishes for food we didn’t even eat!”

Talk to me!
* Is that geeky enough for you? Were you even geekier than me?
* How did you end up spending your night/day?
* What area do you live and what time did your power end up coming back on at?
* Any other thoughts or feedback on the blackout or weather in general?

Holla!

Fave Five Friday – Hotties

September 5, 2008

In my never ending attempt to lure the lurkers out of hiding, I am inviting y’all to participate in this modern day debate: Your list of Sizzlin’ Hotties. Post your list below and teach me a thing or two about today’s eye candy. Since I’ve been out of the game for so long, I wouldn’t be surprised if my list included oldies like Marilyn Monroe or Pamela Anderson. LOL!

  1. My Fiancee of course! 8) – Thanks for the wisdom Kel Sr. and M! 😛
  2. Jessica Alba – cute, hapa, seems grounded and down to earth.
  3. Arianny Celeste – waiting between rounds of the UFC have never been the same…
  4. Jessica Biel– just saw “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”… ’nuff said!
  5. Halle Berry (with long hair) – K, kinda old school pick, but she’s still got it.
  6. Lauren Conrad – Thanks Erin!

While I’m at it, here are my fave five “I don’t get it” Hotties

  1. Sarah Jessica Parker
  2. Maria Sharapova
  3. Rihanna
  4. Kim Kardashian
  5. Angelina Jolie
  6. Gisele Bundchen
  7. I can keep going… *grin*

Show me what you got! Post your list below yo! And Ladies… Don’t feel left out! Send us your list too. We want to know what studs you think are hot a-ight?

In other news, Google has come out with their own browser called Chrome. It’s pretty quick with Google related products like Gmail, Google Calendar and Reader, etc. Check it out! Also Randy Couture will be making his retun to the UFC at UFC 91 against Brock Lesnar. Any predictions out there? Also, don’t forget to catch UFC 88 for me tomorrow. I gots more wedding-related meetings lined up. 😦 Here’s all of September’s MMA Programming.