Posts Tagged ‘The Biggest Loser’

Strange Noises In the Potty

May 5, 2009

A recent trip to the little boy’s room made me recall a humorous conversation/debate I had with wifey and her friends a while back. At some point during that conversation, it took a downward spiral (probably thanks to me) as we discussed the riveting topic of bathroom etiquette. Curiously, I axed the shy sistahs if they actually made “noise” when handling’ their bidness at a public restroom.

You should’ve seen the cold stare (not to mention the deafening silence) I got from that one. Sheez.

Upon returning from the death stare and silence, they asked me, “Why!? Do YOU!?!?”

Now if you know anything about me, I’m all about honesty. No shame! So I gave it to them:

“Of course! Why not!? I don’t know any of these people, and, even if I did, who cares? It’s human nature! It’s unhealthy to hold it in!”

[insert more cold stares and silence in addition to crinkled noses and “Ewwwwwws!”]

I continued…

“BUT… at work it’s a different story. If somebody saw me going in, or they know I’m in thurr, I try and hold back shmall kine.”

There’s just a different set of rules for work potty usage no? Ya gotsta stay professional up in the heezy. I don’t exactly want the trumpet to blow while one of the execs sits in the stall next to me. That’s just weird. Plus it might affect my year end reviews. 😉

There’s also a timing strategy involved. (Eh, no laugh! I know you got the same strategy! *grin*) You gotta make sure that anybody in the bat’chroom with you is gonedos before you make your grand exit. There’s nothing worse than playing a virtual virtuoso of noises in the stall, only to step out to a bunch of glaring/inquisitive co-worker eyes who were wondering who that Dizzy Gillespie-wannabe was tooting in the stall. LOL!

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not exactly a noise maker extraordinaire, but sometimes ya just gotsta let loose, ya heard? After all, it’s not very good for your health… 😛

(… I still can’t believe I just wrote about this topic. Apologies… 8) )

Talk to me…
* Do you make noise?
* Is your strategy different at work than it is in public?
* How about at home? In front of your spouse/mate/roommate/parents?
* What about farts? Same rules apply?
* Any other bathroom etiquette rules you live by?
* Is this entire blog just wrong?

In the News…/Hijacking Topics
* Dancing with the Stars
* The Biggest Loser
* American Idol Final Four picks
* X-Men Origins: Wolverine
* NBA Playoffs (Goooooooooo Magic! Whew! That was a close one!)
* LeBron James’ MVP Honor
* R.I.P. Jack Kemp
* David Cook’s brother dies of cancer
* David Hasselhoff rushed to hospital

Have a good “Happy Boys’ Day” Tuesday!

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Survey Thursday – Do You Facebook?

April 23, 2009

* Do you Facebook? If not where do you call (social networking) “home”?

Lately, the old older peeps here at work have been asking me about this strange new thing called “Facebook.” As the resident “Web Expert” I guess I’m the go to guy for these types of questions and boy, have they been a-comin’! First I smirk (at how late they are to the party) and then I proceed to explain to these newbies what it’s all about. How you use it, why people use it, privacy concerns, etc. The look on their face is priceless. It’s the same as that of someone who just watched TV in color for the first time. (at least I think that’s what they looked like. 😛 )

Facebook, at least to me, is where it’s at. There are so many features to control privacy, friends, microblogging/notifications (ala Twitter), and, as evident by the interest from the old older peeps here at work, it’s catching wind. I’ve gotten back in touch from old friends from yesteryear that I haven’t spoken to in years, and all the company and corporate peers are there as well! There are so many more relevant people up in thurr than say a MySpace. If I had to compare the two, I’d tell someone that MySpace is more for kids and ‘tweens and Facebook is more for adults. (No, not that kind of “adult” you perv. 😉 )

There is a downside though. With so many of your professional contacts up in the heezy, you really have to watch what you say and post. It’s not like I have anything to hide really, but posting that drunken party pic from the weekend (I don’t do this – just an example) is probably not something for your boss’ eyes. I’ve heard of stories of those kinda things coming back to haunt employees, and that doesn’t really surprise me.

How did we get to this point? I remember the good ol’ days when these social networking type sites were strictly for us “young” peeps? Let’s turn back the clock a bit shall we… Remember these?

Chat/Talk on UH’s Unix system –> HCU –> Asian Avenue –> IM/Messenger type services (AIM/Windows Live/Yahoo!/Google Talk) –> Friendster –> LinkedIn –> MySpace –> Facebook

Oh YEAH! I bet ya forgot about some of those gems eh? Ha!

And that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what other sites are out there (Yelp, Flickr, TwitterBebo, Hi5, YouTube, and yes, we even have one on AroundHawaii.com).

Is there something after Facebook? Probably, but for now, this is where the party’s at yo. Holla if ya hear me! 😉

Talk to me!
* Do you Yahoo! Facebook?
* If so, how many friends ya got?
* Do you add anyone or just the people you know IRL?
* Are your bosses or company’s executives on there too?
* What’s your favorite part about Facebook?
* Your least favorite?
* What other social networking sites do you frequent?
* If you’ve never joined Facebook or any other social networking site, why or why not?

Possible Hijacking Topics 😛
* American Idol dish
* Hell’s Kitchen dish
* The Office dish
* Survivor: Tocantins dish
* CSI dish
* Grey’s Anatomy dish
* Harper’s Island dish
* Southland dish
* Dancing With the Stars dish
* The Biggest Loser dish
* Lost dish
* NBA Playoff runs
* etc.

Happy Survey Thursday… Woo Hoo it’s almost TGI(F)F!

Gimme Back That Filet-O-Fish

March 19, 2009

* Is it just me or is that damn Filet-O-Fish commercial addicting or what!?!?

It never fails. Every time that Filet-O-Fish commercial from McDonalds appears as I fast forward through shows on the DVR, I have to rewind a bit and play it back for wifey so she can giggle and sing along. At first I was like “WTH, this is lame, lemme keep going,” but now I find myself delightfully amused, even bobbing my head to the beat.

Whoever thought of the idea of using that well known talking/singing “trophy fish” to sell MickeyDees’ fish product is pure genius. And whoever came up with that even catchier tune is just jingleriffic.

Mad props.

You got wifey and I (and errryone else for that matter) a-talkin’ and, undoubtedly a renewed interest in the Filet-O-Fish. Maybe I’ll go pick one up for lunch today. *grin*

Gimme back that Filet-O-Fish
Gimme that Fish
Gimme back that Filet-O-Fish
Gimme that Fish
What if it were you hanging up on this wall?
If it were you in that sandwich you wouldn’t be laughing at allllll!

Talk to me!
* What do you think of the commercial. Funny? Lame? Blah?
* What do you think of the song?
* Are you as addicted/amused as we are?
* Does it make ya wanna get a Filet-O-Fish?
* Can you think of any other TV commercials or jingles that you find catchy?
* Woah, Alexis Grace eliminated from American Idol!? Thoughts?

Possible Hijaking Topics 😛
* American Idol dish
* Dancing With the Stars dish
* The Biggest Loser dish
* The Chopping Block dish
* Lost dish
* World Baseball Classic
* NBA Playoff runs
* March Madness
* etc.


Results from last week (High School Shout Out?) Chicky chicky check if your school is in effect – Represent! (props to Takeshi) LOL!

  • McKinley Tigers: 3 (DA WINNAH!)
  • Roosevelt Rough Riders: 2
  • Kaimuki Bulldogs: 2
  • Leilehua Mules: 2
  • Hilo Vikings: 2
  • Kaiser Cougars
  • Mililani Trojans
  • Aiea Na Ali`i
  • St Louis Crusaders
  • Campbell Sabers
  • Pearl City Chargers
  • Waiakea Warriors
  • Kalani Falcons
  • Konawaena Wildcat
  • Castle Knights
  • Hawaii Baptist Academy Eagles
  • Waipahu Marauders

Happy Survey Thursday… Woo Hoo it’s almost TGI(F)F!