Can't get net on laptop, so via pathetic browser on slow phone:
* Stunningly huge n-course Chinese meal with sionnagh, her brother, her friend T., and T.'s three daughters (4-24)
* Mardi Gras block party at the Aloha Tower with T. and some other friends. Excellent beer brewed in-house.
* Brief visit to the flea market, followed by bonding experience, (yes, bonding), followed by another new Japanese cuisine I hadn't been exposed to.
* Dessert with some friends of ours, with musical accompaniment courtesy of two umbrella cockatiels, followed by playing with five cuddly rats and an extremely hyper (but friendly) terrier.