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Green Hawaii (2000)

April 30th, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

Tim Babb’s April Foolishness
Day 30

For the final blog in my “April Foolishness” series, I’ve turned things over to a guest blogger: Kermit the Frog.

Hi ho! Kermit the Frog here. Today’s blog is a special one. Its actually a recreation of a blog Tim wrote back in 2000 (before they were even called blogs, I think). It was all about our trip to Hawaii. Unfortunately, it was hosted on a Talkcity website and when Delphi Forums bought them out, they scraped all their Talkcity pages without warning. So while the pictures have been saved, the “hilarious” jokes and commentary Tim made have been lost to the sands of time. I shall do my best to narrate the images for you. Now, without further ado, here is Tim, Andy and Kermit go to Hawaii…a story in photos!

The first thing we did when we arrived was check out our room at the Outrigger Wakiki. I wasted no time making myself at home.

Next, we had to decide what options from the tour package we wanted. (Tim had won this big tour package in a karaoke contest. It was pretty sweet)

Enough planning…time to hit the beach!!!

That night we went to a luau, and yours truly got his drink on.

Now in the original blog from 2000, this young lady had a name. 14 years later, I can’t remember it and neither can Tim. Maybe Andy can, but I doubt it. All I can remember is that she was from New York and she and her friend were hilarious!

What?! I only smoke when I drink.

This lady was friends with the other lady up there. She was also from New York and also very fun to hang out with. I can’t remember her name either, but looking at how much I drank that night, I think I know why I can’t remember.

This I remember. Let’s just move along

It was a rough start to that bus tour the next morning. But here is one of the only two pictures of Andy on this trip.

Nothing too special about this picture except at this exact moment, a random gal from our group was taking this picture from another angle…out the window of a separate bus. Later on, we all met up. Tim and this lady stayed friends and their respective toddlers would play together years later at Gymboree in San Jose. Doesn’t that blow your hair back? No? Well then you will certainly be underwhelmed by the commentary on these next few pictures.

You see, at the time Tim wrote the original blog back in 2000, he knew where all these pictures were taken and the names of the landmarks in the background. Now…he’s got nothing. And I’m no help. This is clearly water. So I’m assuming we were near water for this shot. (Nailed it)

I don’t know what this is or what it’s called. I remember that Tim and/or Andy did something embarrassing inside by accident and had to leave in a hurry. I don’t remember what it was or why it was embarrassing. Great story, huh?

Ooh!!! I remember this place was really windy! I’m not waving, the wind is blowing my little arms all around. Huh? What’s behind me? I have no idea.

I feel like I should really know what this beach is called.

…nope. I don’t. Moving on.

I remember making this monkey friend at the Big Kahuna store. Tim and Andy got free shirts. Tim’s is HUGE! Yeah, I said “is.” He still has a shirt that he will never fit in. It’s hanging in his closet ready to go.

Of all the cuisine to choose from on the island, where do we eat? Planet Hollywood. (Not once but twice) These guys know how to live. OH! That reminds me, the first thing Tim did when we got to Hawaii was go to a Pizza Hut Express and order a “Hawaiian style” pizza. He thought it was hilarious. He’s an idiot.

Behind me in this shot is one of those spinning restaurants. Somehow the guys stopped eating at chain restaurants long enough to have dinner there one night. That one was actually pretty cool.

Oh…and Tim dyed his hair blond. Yeah, that happened.

Back to the chain restaurants…for some reason, I kinda liked this one though. But this kicked off a recurring theme…Tim using me to get pictures with women

See?

He likes to take advantage of my celebrity status.

Tim and Andy even got this Canadian gal up to ther hotel room to take a picture with me.

…don’t worry. It’s still Tim and Andy. Of course nothing happened. This peck on the cheek was the most action in this hotel room for the entire trip. (Unless Tim’s bitter tears of failure counts as “action.”)

This picture isn’t that exciting..just us waiting for the shuttle to take us back to the airport. But we had to include it…it’s the only other picture of Andy taken on the trip.

I don’t like to fly, but Tim makes it comfortable.

Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, I was out like a light.

Then blondy brought me to work with him on his first day back.

…but this was all that was on my mind. (Upon closer look, you can’t really read the screen. It says “I want to go back to Hawaii” over and over again. Disposable cameras were certainly not that great.)

Thanks Kermit. Those were some great memories. It’s a bummer that all the original jokes and details are lost, but at least some of those sweet Hawaii memories are in tact. Aloha!!!

7 Responses to “Green Hawaii (2000)”

  1. Trevor (TANcast's #1 Hawaiian Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    I know the names of some of those landmarks… the one with the Japanese buildings is called Valley of the Temples, the windy place might have been the Nu’uanu Pali because that place is really windy, and the beach is called Hanauma Bay. Plus all these sight-seeing places are close to each other.

  2. Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Thanks Trevor! I just wished we’d had TANcast back then so we could have talked about our Hawaiian adventure while it was fresh in our minds

  3. DeanNo Gravatar Says:

    Trevor… you doin’ it, brah
    Tim… that… HAIR… Demolition Nerd

  4. MaryNo Gravatar Says:

    This is great. Loved reliving the photos. I’d forgotten about the Blonde Incident! Hope you didn’t forget who suggested you bring him along. 😉 Do you recall what you said when you won and we were teasing you about bringing Andy? #stillfunny

  5. ChelseaNo Gravatar Says:

    Not sure if anyone has heard of Pleepleus from “Drinking Made Easy” but this article reminds me of this: https://www.facebook.com/pleepleus

  6. Grace (#1 Redheadeddisneyfreak)No Gravatar Says:

    kind of perfect you posted this cause I’m going to Hawaii! I leave on Saturday (may 3rd 2014) lol I can’t wait perfect

  7. Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)No Gravatar Says:

    Trevor, you’re correct! The windy spot is indeed the Nu‘uanu Pali, the beach is Hanauma Bay, and the temple is the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples. You can probably even tell which tree Kermit was leaning against in this picture from Wikipedia.

    Kermit, I believe we failed to remove our shoes or rubbed the Buddha or something equally stupid and white. Maybe we tried to get a picture of you riding a phoenix. I can’t recall.

    Mary, the suggestion to bring Kermit was 100% awesome We just lacked the game to convert on a 1st and goal situation.

    To fill in a few more blanks, the big tower is the Aloha Tower (like it says) and the Hooters is (or was) in the shopping center adjacent to the tower. The picture of unknown water was taken in the rear left corner of the spit of land that the tower and shopping center sit on, with the Honolulu Harbor and Sand Island (according to Google Maps) in the background. I believe we stayed at the Outrigger Waikiki. The name of the dive bar with the money tacked on the roof escapes me, but I know it was within stumbling distance of the hotel.

    Tim, thanks again for being a loveless loser in the year 2000 and thus taking me on an awesome vacation. Remember how we wanted to move there after? In a different universe, the termites didn’t get our apartment condemned and instead of signing a rental lease with Noah we got jobs there and moved.

    Just what alternate-reality-Honolulu needs: more haoles who can’t surf.

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