Friday, July 18, 2014

Not dead

Hello! I have not died, just never around, so let's just call this off-season a wash and start again at the beginning of the season.



(The Fault in Our Stars reference. Woot. Speaking of, someone stole the bench in Amsterdam!)

The 2014 University of Hawaii women's volleyball season begins August 29. I have always said that I will stop blogging about Hawaii women's volleyball after this season, so I WILL BLOG ABOUT THIS SEASON, damn it. I will! Hopefully. Maybe.

Comments will be closed until a week or so before the first match because some of you get pretty nasty when there is no new content and I don't feel like dealing with that.

Now, excuse me while I try to figure out how to enjoy Scandinavia without having to declare bankruptcy when I return to real life. 

Until then!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WVB: Emily Hartong in DiG

(Thanks to one of you for the heads-up.)

Emily Hartong is in the latest issue of DiG, "the offical magazine of pro beach volleyball" (emphasis mine; the header on their website does indeed say "offical" and not "official").  Based on this tweet, her feature has something to do with fashion:

And here is a photo.  (My friend:  "I thought the picture was Photoshop-ed at first, but the nail polish convinced me it was her.")

Someone buy the magazine and tell us what it says! Please and thank you.

Monday, May 12, 2014

WVB: Another one

Two, actually.

University of Hawaii Athletics announced a few weeks ago that Jade Vorster and Kayla Kawamura will not be returning to the volleyball team next year. So of the seven that joined the team in 2011, only Kalei Adolpho and Ginger Long are left. The departure rate seems high but no one is freaking out, so maybe it isn't?

Photos from University of Hawaii Athletics.

Friday, May 9, 2014

UH Athletics on Indiegogo

Coming out of unscheduled hiatus to post this:

You guys, it's come down to Indiegogo. Go and watch the video and give them money.

One teeny-tiny thing:  Will someone please fix the errors in the second bullet (missing period; pretty sure it is supposed to be "spends" not "spend" since Athletics is treated as singular in the first bullet so should be in the second bullet too or maybe I don't know what I'm talking about and if so, just ignore me and what is it with UH not proofing literature that ask for money)? Thank you.

(Post-script: Yes, I donated.)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WBB: Washington!

The University of Hawaii women's basketball team was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Big West Women's Basketball Tournament. Boo. But! The team was invited to play in the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Yay! Hawaii will play against the University of Washington in Washington on Friday. Cake. (University of Washington is them, by the way, not them.).

Dear Wahine basketball:  I will be on a plane on Friday and will not be able to watch, so please, please, please advance out of this round and maybe I'll be able to watch the second. Please.

(Post-script:  Things are happening! Good, happy things that unfortunately don't leave much time for this blog --- not yet, anyway. I'm still looking for a solid half-hour or so everyday where I can just sit and let loose my usual nonsense here. Crossing my fingers that things will line up soon.)