20140422-135311.jpgThat was fast! The Starbucks neighboring Macy’s Ala Moana has undergone a renovation and is ready for business. Looking at pictures taken by fellow caffeine addict, @yoda808, the renovation primarily appears to be cosmetic, but then again, the location wasn’t closed for that long, and it still is a tiny space so what can you really do? Not clearly discernible from the pictures is the lack of indoor seating. No longer do tables line the inside of the glass walls.

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Structurally, things look the same although the drink pickup counter is nearer the middle, no longer at the end by the water pipe. Also, the pickup counter is flanked on each side by espresso machines (sadly not Clovers).

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I can’t recall if the original layout had two espresso makers. If there were, the two machines were side by side, crowding the baristas. This new layout potentially provides a balanced piston action to fire out customer drinks. Hopefully this means shorter wait times in this popular pit stop.

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Starbucks in Ala Moana is back at full strength with two locales at Hawaii’s largest shopping mall.

Now about the aesthetic redesign, here’s one opinion of the old but new look…

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Taking a Pepsi Bath

by Gee Why on April 22, 2014 · 0 comments

in Pulp

Why take a bath in Pepsi, I don’t know. But listen to the fizzing carbonation and watch the look of discomfort on the guy.

Shopping for a Body Roller

by Gee Why on April 20, 2014 · 0 comments

in Life

This extra firm body roller looks like a good mix of price and reviews, j/fit Super High-Density Foam Roller, Black, 36×6-Inch.

If you had to make an Easter basket full of kicks from Ross, here’s what you could include:

Nike Free Trainer

Nike Free Trainer

Nike Free Trail

Nike Free Trail

Nike Zoom Turf Jet 97

Nike Zoom Turf Jet 97

Made popular by Scottie Pippen, the Nike Air Up was worn by many including a collegiate Allen Iverson.

Nike Way Up

Nike Way Up

Unknown Nikes

Unknown Nikes

Remember the time I was about to buy pink kicks? These Shox TL (first generation) are a reminder.

Nike Shox TL

Nike Shox TL

Nike Lunar Safari

Nike Lunar Safari

Nike Lunar Flow

Nike Lunar Flow

Nike Kukuni

Nike Kukuni

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Nike Air Turf Raider

Nike Air Turf Raider

Nike Air Max

Nike Air Max

Interesting Jordan retro-look. Part Nike Blazer, part Jumpman is the Jordan Sky High Retro.

Jordan Sky High

Jordan Sky High

Jordan Sky High White

Jordan Sky High White

The Jordan Flight 23 RST looks better in black than white, and the black has icy soles!

Jordan Flight 23 RST

Jordan Flight 23 RST

Jordan Flight 23 RST Black

Jordan Flight 23 RST Black

Jordan Flight 23 RST Icy Sole

Jordan Flight 23 RST Icy Sole

Unknown Jordan Brand

Unknown Jordan Brand

You never know what you’ll find at Ross, but you can surely find some Easter eggs.

Love These Decorations

by Gee Why on April 18, 2014 · 0 comments

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Posting this pic just because I love how this gym was decorated for a teen event. So colorful! And those balloons are about 10 feet off the ground.

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Check out these statements in redesign – the new 2015 Toyota Camry and the Air Jordan XX9.

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Toyota Camry 2015

Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9

Lost Fillmore

by Gee Why on April 17, 2014 · 0 comments

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Poor Fillmore. I think he lost his way from Radiator Springs. :(

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Sunday Paper Delievered

by Gee Why on April 16, 2014 · 0 comments

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Sadly, a house fire severely damaged a home in the Kailua community earlier in the week. But Sunday’s Star Advertiser newspaper was still faithfully delivered.

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Now Starbucks is just playing with caffeine addicts like you and me. Go from two busy locations in Ala Moana to a single, always-slammed spot. But hey, look, a new kiosk graces the Center Court area, and it, too, is busy.

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So Starbucks balance has returned to Ala Moana. But not so fast! What’s this?! The minuscule, always-crowded, Macys-in-store location is now closed.

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Or is that really a Home Depot storage spot?

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Above pictures courtesy of @yoda808.

What are you doing to us Starbucks??? Just can’t win.

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Winning

Ariane for Jamba Juice

Ariane for Jamba Juice

Of course, by now, you’ve seen Ariane somewhere. You just didn’t know it. Vital, fresh, Asian-ish. She’s on all kinds of health, fitness, clothing, shopping, traveling, makeup, cooking, relationship, nursing, and more advertisements. Yes, her first name is Ariane, and she really is part Asian, and she has the unofficial title of the most overexposed stock image model.

Check out more from the most famous model in the world you’ve never heard of by following along on Facebook and Tumblr.

Is there a Kickstarter project to fund a book with all her stock image appearances? There should be…

Ben and Jerry’s at Ward?

by Gee Why on April 15, 2014 · 0 comments

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This has to be an old sign from bygone days right? Ben & Jerry’s ice cream coming to Ward?!? Rewind back to July 2006 when Ben & Jerry’s had their Ward grand opening or a sign in the parking structure that was never taken down?

Ben & Jerry's at Ward...again?

Ben & Jerry’s at Ward?

Tonight’s Blood Moon

by Gee Why on April 14, 2014 · 0 comments

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Cloudy skies made it difficult to spot the blood moon eclipse, but I finally got a clear shot.

Blood Moon

Blood Moon