Thursday, August 28, 2008

Reluctantly Donating Things

So I'm usually the type to reluctantly donate old clothes that no longer fit - this happens a lot. I've cleaned out the cupboards to donate to the Hawaii Food Bank, and have even regularly donated hair for Locks of Love (see recent photo - post hair chop). However, this is the first time I've donated blood. Stop reading now if you get grossed out by this topic.

I know some of my MGs here donate - that's what got me over the hump of the "fear factor." AlphaDog, the Hawaii Blood Bank gets my donation partly due to your influence.

I don't like needles and I hate the fact that nurses can never find my veins. I have gone years fearing this type of donation and very reluctantly signed up during the drive. I even considered skipping out on my appointment. Let's face it - I'm a big wuss. However, I have to say this was the best experience ever.

I got to cruise for an hour during lunch - they did ask a lot of personal questions but in a very non-judgemental way. Quite frankly that must be hard to do. I think I would get fired if I volunteered for that gig. I passed the iron test and then went on to donate. It really didn't hurt! It was actually easier than the blood tests at the Dr.'s office... and I got to lie down for about 20 minutes during my lunch break!

At the end I walked out with a free can of juice, rice krispy treat, and a no-guilt reason to eat a HUGE lunch. When you factor that in, it was really a win-win situation. I even signed up to do it again... reluctantly ;)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Christmas Card Picture Perhaps?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rolling with the VIPs

We were lucky enough to get into the fundraiser for Barak Obama on 8/12/08! It was such a fun and exciting night! It was awesome to see Mr. Obama and hear him speak in person. We got to quickly meet him and his wife and take a photo (I'm waiting for the photo since a professional photographer took it). But here is a photo of him during his speech.

There were also a few "stars" there - Owen Wilson (who when I saw him said, "Oh, there's what's-his-name!"), Woody Harelson (who I didn't actually see or maybe didn't recognize him) and Daniel Dae Kim from LOST (who I got to get a picture with after embarrassing myself earlier in the night by poking him in the shoulder because in my excitement wanted to touch him I guess!).

Thursday, August 14, 2008

No Medals for this Olympian

So the XXIX Olympics in Beijing started on 8/8/08. But also on 8/8/08, 8 Fat Fat 8 Bar and Grille held their first Bar Olympics and Element 8 reserved a table! I competed in the Women's Arm Wrestling event and of course lost right away, with Fitha cheering me on - Thanks Fitha!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Installing a Husband

This was passed around our office and thought that I'd share it with all the MG's since most of us are either married or will be soon. I'm sure we can all relate. My own husband thought this was very clever and that I excel in Nagging 8.0. ;)


Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a
distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the
flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as
Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs
such as NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1.

Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the

Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these
problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?




First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while
Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears
6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.

If that application works as designed, Husband1.0 should then
automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0
to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1.

Please note that Beer 6. 1 is a very bad program that will
download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta.

Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0
(it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of
all your system resources.)

In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0
program.These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited
memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider
buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend
Cooking 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck Babe!

Tech Support

Sunday, August 3, 2008

MG Find of the Day - The YES Dance

I found this video and just cracked up!

I don't know who it is or what's the story behind it, but thought it was FIERCE! I especially love the "Fork in the Garbage Disposal" dance!

Friday, August 1, 2008

MG Find of the Day - A Wedding That's Outta This World!

For our brides-to-be, imagine the pain of catering at this wedding venue!
A Japanese company is offering weddings in space!
For $2.2 million, the bride and groom will travel in a rocketship called a "Rocketplane XP" by provider Rocketplane Kistler Japan 62 miles up for a one-hour ceremony.

And we thought Makaha was far (just joking, Indobia)!

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