Posts Tagged ‘S Ticket’

Guest Bloggin’ Recap

March 26, 2010

I’ll make this one short and Ed sweet since many of y’all may have the day off today (Prince Jonah Kuhio Day)…

If you could please help me give a virtual round of applause to the guest bloggers who held it down for the last two weeks: Chicken Grease, kuya.d, JMAW, frankie, kako mochi, tweetpeep22, S-Ticket, tita leerz, skycastles, hemajang, and uncle jimmy. I think they did a killah job and am greatly appreciative of them taking the time to help entertain our WWE `ohana.

Please also give yourselves a hand for your active participation in the discussions. It truly helped to excite and inspire our guest bloggers and I’m sure they’re very thankful for it (trust, I know exactly how they feel when the comments start rollin’ in!). 🙂

Anyway, have a great Friday and weekend and I’ll see you back on Monday k? Back in full force yo… Well, at least after I dig my way out of the mountain of email that I know is waiting for me… 😉

Easy!

In case ya missed it…

The Guest Blog Schedule:

Didja have a favorite? 8)

Online Dating Follies – from the Male Perspective [Guest Blog by S-Ticket]

March 19, 2010

S-Ticket
by S-Ticket

So, I guess I’m up to bat representing da boyz after tweetpeep22‘s take on dating.

My story is probably a bit different from hers, I was in a long term relationship for 8 years and took a 2 year break from dating before I finally decided to “get back in the saddle”. Its always been hard for me to meet “available” women on my own or through my friends (most of my friends, as well as their friends were no longer single) so I decided to take the big plunge into online dating… .

It’s been 2 years since that fateful decision and I’ve tried a couple of the major dating sites, Match.com and Eharmony. These two sites are dramatically different in the approach they take towards how you get to meet your “soul mate”, and I’ll go into more detail later. If I were to have a preference, it would have to be Eharmony, because even though it’s more pricey, it just seems that there are more women on the site that are serious about dating.

The Sites

Eharmony.com

Eharmony ($49.99 per month, although there are discounts for longer term memberships) claims to match you scientifically based on your answers to a fairly long survey. You have no control over who is matched with you, but you can choose to initiate communication with the matches the site selects for you. You may set your criteria for distance (in or out of state, in or out of country, they even have a match selection for Kyrgyzstan!), education, whether smoking or drinking matters to you, and other such criteria. Eharmony also offers “Free Communication Weekends” every so often where you can communicate with matches for free during the weekend (only you can’t see the other person’s picture, but you go through the “process”).

The communication process is broken down into 4 steps 1) closed questions – you ask your match 5 multiple choice questions of your choice. 2) Must Have and Can’t Haves – you choose 10 characteristics that your match must have and 10 characteristics that your match must not have. 3) Open ended questions – you get to ask 3 short answer questions of your match. Then finally 4) You get to send a message to your match and you begin open communication.

As I mentioned earlier, the matches on Eharmony just seem more open to communication than those on Match, but my guess is that, it’s because signing up for the site’s membership takes a bit of a commitment of both time and money.

Match.com

Match.com is more of what you’d expect out of a dating site… simply put, you look through your matches and then select who you want to communicate with. Membership is free, if you just want to post a profile… .but you won’t be able to communicate with your matches unless you sign up for membership. The price will run from $34.99 a month to cheaper if you sign up for a longer membership. There is no questionnaire but rather the site will ask you to describe yourself (standard stuff like height, ethnicity, body type… really what is the difference between “A few extra pounds” and “thick”?) It also asks what your interests are. Unlike Eharmony, the site doesn’t choose your matches for you… rather, it’s a free for all and you get to just go in, read profiles and choose. There is no guided communication steps, rather, you just send a match a message that you’re interested, and you wait for her response. A friend of mine called this site a “meat market” since when you’re browsing through profiles, you just see row upon row of pictures.

From my experience, Match.com seems to have a lot of women who range between 25-35. I’ve also heard a lot of complaints from my guy friends that women on Match.com don’t really respond to their attempts to communicate. I found this true as well, a lot of women didn’t respond, also a lot of the women I met through this site weren’t really sure about what they wanted (serious relationship… just dating kind of thing etc… ), so it was a bit frustrating for me.

S-Ticket’s Advice For Online Daters

  • Post Pictures – While everyone would like to believe that looks don’t mean much, not posting pictures is a sure way not to get any responses in online dating. A female friend told me “not putting up pictures is kind of a sign of insecurity, and always makes me think twice about communicating with them”
  • Keep your profile positive – Avoid things like putting yourself down, even if it’s in joke… another friend of mine told me that nothing turns her off more than seeing a profile in which the guy is either ranting or putting himself down.
  • Don’t think you’re the only one contacting her – Both Match and Eharmony will match you with multiple people. Also according to an ABC News article, Match.com said their membership is 59% men and 41% women… so you can be pretty sure that the person you’re communicating with is probably communicating with other guys as well. Vice versa, you’ll probably be communicating with multiple women as well. Just make sure that if you meet the person, you’re up front about it, if you’re not up front… just remember Hawaii is too small a place to pull things like that. I once met a woman on Match.com, who in addition to dating me, was dating another guy… which is fine, but, she lied to the two of us saying she wasn’t seeing anyone else… eventually a mutual friend figured out we were seeing the same woman… and to make it worse… she’d text the other guy or me after going out on a date with the other person. It bred bad feelings and eventually we confronted her about it. She chose the other guy, and she is still seeing him from what I hear.
  • If you’re not interested, at least let her know – Be up front, if a woman communicates with you and you’re not interested, show some respect for her and just send a short message thanking her but say that you’re not interested. For both me and a couple other guys I knew, it would be disappointing but at least you’d have some respect for a match for at least saying she wasn’t interested. But many women on the site won’t even respond to you (granted this could be because they’re not members and just signed up to “take a look around”), but it still doesn’t feel any better. So remember if you don’t like that, have some courtesy and don’t do it back to them.
  • Finally, be Patient – If you don’t hear back from a woman or if you don’t have any matches, just be patient. With the number of people signing up each day you never know who you might get matched up with tomorrow. Also even if you’re not getting any responses, just keep trying. I had my fair share of rejections and no responses, but I was also able to meet a few wonderful women, who even though weren’t the “right one” have become good friends.

I decided to take a little break from dating about a month ago and cancelled my Eharmony subscription (my match.com subscription was tossed shortly after the multi-dating incident about a year ago). Dating is rough, and although looking back now, a lot of the stories seems funny now, back when it was happening, it really wasn’t and the rejections did get pretty painful. But I was able to learn a lot about myself from these experiences. Maybe I’ll do the online dating thing again later, or maybe not… but I still haven’t lost hope in finding “the one”. I guess it’s like Michael Buble says in his song… “I Just Haven’t Met You Yet”. Anyway, thanks for reading!

So now tell me…

So what’s been your experiences in dating (doesn’t have to be online)?

Any opinion about Online Dating?

Any Horror stories?

The Guest Blog Schedule:

  • THU 03/11 – Chicken Grease – “TheGrease and TheBus”
  • FRI 03/12 – kuya.d – “I’m So Over It”
  • MON 03/15 – JMAW – “Something like a Phenomenon”
  • TUE 03/16 – frankie – “The Curse of the Murse”
  • WED 03/17 – kako mochi – “Where in Oregon is kako mochi?”
  • THU 03/18 – tweetpeep22 – “Online Dating Follies – Female Perspective”
  • FRI 03/19 – S-Ticket – “Online Dating Follies – Male Perspective”
  • MON 03/22 – tita leerz – “The Hawaii Visitor’s Survival Guide”
  • TUE 03/23 – skycastles – “Otanjoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu Kurosawa-sama!”
  • WED 03/24 – hemajang – “Where in Hawaii is hemajang?”
  • THU 03/25 – uncle jimmy – “Grab One, Leave One, and Get Reel…”

WWE Fantasy Football Draft Results

August 28, 2009

Another quality post that I’m sure will get 1000s 100s 10smaybe 1? comment below… Riiiight? 😛 But seriously, it’s Friday, so I thought I’d give y’all a break from thinking and send those of you – who are remotely interested in Fantasy Football – into the weekend with some mindless giggles. As you may or may not have known, we’ve started our inaugural WWE Fantasy Football League draft with 10 brave participants…

1 – che
2 – bB
3 – Coconut Willy
4 – S Ticket
5 – kuya.d
6 – World Wide Ed
7 – NeedaHobby
8 – BananaFysh
9 – soogs
10 – mypassionbucketisfull

and in that order, we’ve been drafting aimlessly (or at least I have). You can click on the link below to watch the results in real time, or as often as we can get to it.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Ammhi5mKNsw7dE1rSmxWV2RDRDFBT3MtWHJVNUlEX0E&hl=en

Check out how the teams are starting to stack up below. In the comment area below that, feel free to laugh, cry, yell in anger or otherwise harass us with your tips, advice, words of wisdom, or silence. Hopefully, not the silence part though. 😛 And WWE playaz, feel free to trash talk up in hurr as well.

che
QB Peyton Manning
RB Adrian Peterson
RB Ryan Grant
WR Desean Jackson
WR Santana Moss
R/W Felix Jones
R/W 
TE Tony Gonzalez

Bench Ben Roethlisberger
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF Pittsburgh

bB
QB Matt Ryan
RB Michael Turner
RB Darren McFadden
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Greg Jennings
R/W Derrick Ward
R/W Braylon Edwards
TE 
K Stephen Gostkowski
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF New York Giants

Coconut Willy
QB Drew Brees
RB DeAngelo Williams
RB Thomas Jones
WR Steve Smith
WR Roy Williams
R/W Willie Parker
R/W Julius Jones
TE Antonio Gates

Bench Hines Ward
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

S-Ticket
QB 
RB Matt Forte
RB Clinton Portis
WR Wes Welker
WR Bernard Berrian
R/W Marion Barber
R/W Beanie Wells
TE Dallas Clark

Bench Matt Schaub
Bench Lance Moore
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

kuya.d
QB Tom Brady
RB Maurice Jones-Drew
RB Kevin Smith
WR Dwayne Bowe
WR Vincent Jackson
R/W Joseph Addai
R/W Steve Breaston
TE 

Bench Kevin Walter
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF Baltimore

World Wide Ed
QB Jay Cutler
RB LaDainian Tomlinson
RB Brandon Jacobs
WR Marques Colston
WR Brandon Marshall
R/W Terrell Owens
R/W Knowshon Moreno
TE 

Bench Jamal Lewis
Bench Carson Palmer
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

NeedaHobby
QB Philip Rivers
RB Steven Jackson
RB Ronnie Brown
WR Larry Fitzgerald
WR Anthony Gonzalez
R/W Santonio Holmes
R/W Reggie Bush
TE Chris Cooley
K Jason Elam
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

BananaFysh
QB Donovan McNabb
RB Frank Gore
RB Pierre Thomas
WR Andre Johnson
WR Reggie Wayne
R/W Chad Ochocinco
R/W Ray Rice
TE Greg Olsen

Bench Domenik Hixon
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

soogs
QB Aaron Rodgers
RB Steve Slaton
RB Marshawn Lynch
WR Randy Moss
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh
R/W Larry Johnson
R/W Donald Brown
TE Jason Witten

Bench Donnie Avery
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

mypassionbucketisfull
QB Kurt Warner
RB Chris Johnson
RB Brian Westbrook
WR Roddy White
WR Anquan Boldin
R/W Cedric Benson
R/W Eddie Royal
TE 

Bench Tony Romo
Bench
Bench
Bench
Bench
DEF

Don’t you want that 10 minutes of your life I wasted back? Sorry! 😛 Shoots! Have a good weekend y’all! 🙂

Are You Ready For Some (Fantasy) Football?

August 17, 2009

By popular demand (from about 3 of you), we’ve started up a WWE Fantasy Football League and are calling all interested playaz. If you’re interested, please email me at world.wide.ed@gmail.com and I’ll send you all the league info.

The good news is that I really suck, so you’re at least guaranteed a 2nd to the last place finish. 😛

In the meantime, can you help a brutha out and post your suggested top 5-10 draft choices in the comment area below? From what I’m hearing Adrian Peterson is the consensus #1. I have the 3rd pick in my work league (there’s a trophy and errything!) and am wondering what kinda gems I could get there.

Other possible things to post below could be your fantasy sports victory or defeat stories, your draft strategies, making a party out of your draft day, your favorite fantasy player, your favorite NFL team, etc.

Yeah, I realize this is a pretty narrow topic and probably won’t get much action below, but it’s a good excuse to further our WWE bonding outside of this blog no? 🙂

The Playaz (so far)
* bB
* kuya.d
* NeedaHobby
* S-Ticket
* Me

Is yous next? 8)

Happy Birthday to WWE-eeeeee!

April 28, 2009

A year ago to the day, the world was fortunately unfortunately exposed to the mind of me, and I hereby apologize.

You see, the peeps at the ’tiser opened thangs up for me in the backend *snicker* and shortly thereafter, the first ever World Wide Ed blog (to the Advertiser community) – simply entitled “Aloooooha!” – was born (in the USA)!

Things were slow at first, as I tried to find my place amongst the big dogs *woof WOOF* like Stephen Tsai’s “The Warrior Beat,” and Catherine Toth’s “The Daily Dish,” but eventually, I found my virtual footing and carved a cozy little niche out for myself and you fun, faithful readers.

Hoooo! I can’t believe it’s already been a year! *wipes away Visine induced tears* As some of you mentioned in yesterday’s blog, time really does fly when you’re having fun eh? It still amazes me that there were THAT many topics to write about on the daily. Sure, I did miss a few days here and thurr due to travel, holidays, and a little thing called a wedding, but for the most part, I was pretty on top of it wouldn’t ya say?

In fact, if my math is correct (and don’t truss’ me ’cause I suck at math), I probably wrote about 261 posts, give or take a few.

365 (days in the year)
– 104 (weekend days)
—————————————–
= 261 actual week days of possible WWE blogs

OK, I checked out our backend *snicker* and saw that I actually posted 200 fitty blogs! (I tol’ you my math sucks!) Either way, I think that’s quite a feat if I do say so myself. *bends over and waits for a pat on the back* (*snicker*) In theory, if I continue this blog on that torrid pace for the next 30 years of my life, I would’ve bored you to tears with 7,500 posts! Seventy five HUNNY!

Scurred?

Don’t be.

It’ll be all good in the ‘hood going forward. Trust.

I think I’m finally getting the hang of this. No more posts about nails, my broken mandible or MMA. I heard you (or rather, I didn’t hear you at all in the comments) loud and clear. Jeez, and it only took me a year to finally get it! Ha!

Mahalos to each and errry one of you for reading. E Komo Mai to those coming by way of seeing my spooky face in today’s paper. Whether you’re new and this is your first hit of WWE, or you need to be sent to WWEA pretty soon, I send mad love to you! Please continue to read and post your feedback in the comment area. That’s really what keeps me going. I love reading and interacting with the `ohana we got goin’ on here. You guys are the ones who make this blog fun for me! Keep it up yo!

Talk to me (Help a brutha improve WWE)!

* What was your favorite post?

* What was your least favorite post?

* What do you want to see more of? Less of? (Be honest, I can takeum!)

* What’s missing?

* How can I improve?

* What prompts you to want to comment/participate?

* Hints for future posts?

* Some of your favorite WWE memories/highlights of the last year?

* What’s the biggest thing that happened to you in the last year?

* What do you hope to do in the next year?

Here are my answers. Post yours below k?

* What was your favorite post? – The Fun Day Monday: You Know You’re Local If… post cause we made triple digit history with that one son! LOL!

* What was your least favorite post? – The MMA Television Programming posts because it took like FOREVER to put together and nobody ever commented on it. 😦

* What do you want to see more of? Less of? – More comments, less low comment counts. 😉

* What’s missing? – Guest posts. Will try to get more of y’all involved with posts of your own for us to dish on.

* How can I improve? – I’m all ears!

* What prompts you to want to comment/participate? – ditto the above

* Hints for future posts? – Yes please. 8)

* Some of your favorite WWE memories/highlights of the last year? – the appearance and disappearance and reappearance of Chicken Grease (he was actually my first ever commenter, and it was a positive one at that. In fact, it was so good that it jump started my drive to make this place good), giving away free movie passes to readers like JMAW, Miss Priss, and liane, talking high school supremacy shmack with frankie, celebrating the Phillies’ World Series victory with uncle jimmy, starting and growing the Where in Hawaii series (and being flattered by a few copycats 8) ), scratching my head at Helen‘s ridiculous comments, the funny wedding jokes and videos like the Best Man Blunder Video, making up nicknames for all of you, the thank yous for my periodic PSA posts, the turning point from single digit daily comment counts to double digit daily comment counts (woo hoo!), assigning roles (hunter, chef, law enforcement, etc.) on our desert island, the birth of Scott‘s boy, standing up to tita leerz (and getting pwned! in the process), brightening the start of your work week with Fun Day Mondays, getting my blogs hijacked for totally unrelated topics 😛 , the moderation bot’s strange rules/flags, kuya.d‘s successful “Prom Songs” guest post, the “Good Morning”‘s from M, the lowdown from the female perspective from snow, NeedaHobby, skycastles, kako_mochi, kate, YN and mcat, the sage lecturing advice from hemajang, MakiSushi, Coconut Willy, Kage and Kel Sr. (and jr.), the humor of Ynaku, bB, and rayboyjr, the periodic appearances of Dave, Syxx, BananaFysh, S Ticket, che, zzzzzz, Lose Money, soogs, miLL-viLLe, EMM386, HNL2LAS, Paco, Takeshi, MoOgooGuypAN, L, and Bre, being the first ’tiser blogger to break the Susan Boyle story, collecting names for our future WWE Fantasy Football league, seeing new faces come out of lurk mode, learning what VHO7V meant, and much more! Keep the memories a-comin’!

* What’s the biggest thing that happened to you in the last year? – Hands down, da big dance, fo shizzle.

* What do you hope to do in the next year? – Plan and take an RV trip, interview more Hawaii celebs (BJ Penn, Shane Victorino, Colbie Caillat, holla atcho boy!), etc.

Thanks again for sticking with me for the last year. Here’s to another 7,250 or so y’all (yeah, I used a calculator for that one… whut!?)! Hehe, Shooooots!