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Wednesday Hawai'i update 
22nd-Feb-2007 05:34 am
Hawaii: H3 exit sign to Honolulu
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.

Sleep now!
22nd-Feb-2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
Mardi Gras in Hawaii just sounds odd somehow...

Glad you're having a good visit. :)
23rd-Feb-2007 03:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was kind of odd. And the restaurant/brewpub we were at had seating right next to this big boat with a URL on the side. I looked up the URL, and the web site claims the ship is "a 21-day maritime boot camp for troubled young men 13-19" and lists a bunch of things they teach aboardship. After reading a bit of the web site, I was gratified that spelling and grammar were not among the things they teach. They were hoisting dirtbikes aboard with a winch while we were there.
22nd-Feb-2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
so via pathetic browser

At first peripheral glance saw "telepathic powers." Now wouldn't that be a cool way to update one's LJ!
23rd-Feb-2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Actually, updating my journal telepathically would be a very bad idea. If you think my journal's full of lewd comments now... :-)
22nd-Feb-2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
*blows a kiss to you*
22nd-Feb-2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
Which Japanese cuisine? And is it new even in Japan, or simply new to you?

(My experience living here has been a pleasingly ongoing series of new cuisines: I actually experienced kaiseki and okonomiyaki in America, but here I've sampled kushikatsu, nabe ryori, izakaya-style dining, and more. Japanese food is far more diverse than most Americans realize.)
22nd-Feb-2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
I totally miss yakitori. I have no idea why it hasn't caught on in the States, while the seemingly less-accessible sushi has. The chicken meatball yakitori was one of the most delicious things I've ever put in my mouth, and I loved the wee quail egg variety. A number of Japanese restaurants in Boston offer one kind of yakitori (the plain BBQ chicken kind), but not a variety. There are a handful of yakitori houses in New York that I've found online. I'm absolutely going next time I'm in New York.
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