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11 May 2005 @ 10:24 pm
Food, glorious food...  
It feels like I've been eating non-stop for the past few days! :P Today, our BIG boss bought all of us Hawaiian plate lunches from a place called Ono's (which is Hawaiian for "delicious" - how could I resist that?) ;) The plate was SO huge that I don't even think I ate half of it. :P And tomorrow our co-worker is bringing us pies from Sunnyside bakery! :)

I really have to say that I've never worked with a bunch of people who love food as passionately as the people who work in my back office. :) When we're not planning lunches for our co-workers birthdays or ordering take out from the best places in our area, we're talking about the wonderful food we ate over the weekend or where to go for lunch. I swear, the MAIN topic of conversation at our workplace is food! Entertaining as that always is, unfortunately it makes it extremely hard to stay on any sort of diet. :P

After our HUGE lunch today, I sat in my office in a food induced coma... It didn't help that I'd gotten very little sleep this past week to begin with, but that HUGE lunch made it almost impossible to stay awake and fully concentrate on my work. :P And apparently I wasn't the only one, my boss came out of his office twice to go upstairs for some coffee. :)

On a theatre note, I'm really looking forward to seeing "Applause" this weekend. :) With some initial negative talk on a couple of message boards about the show being mis-cast (actually by just a single, poster - again and again...) :P, I was very happy to hear some words of praise for it today. :) I haven't seen any major newspapers' reviews yet (possibly tomorrow), but I'm hopeful that the show will be wonderful. :)

And Linda emailed me some information about "Guys & Dolls" in July - apparently Tami Tappan Damiano (of "My Way") will be starring as Sarah Brown (opposite Kevin's Sky Masterson) - with Bets Malone (who I saw in "1776" and "Ten Commandments") as Miss Adalaide. What a great cast! I'm so excited to see it! :)

Well, I'm off to try to complete my packing. I'm hoping that with all my lack of sleep recently I'll actually be able to sleep on the plane tomorrow night. *SIGH* I can hope, anyway... Have a nice evening everyone. :)
Current Mood: fullstill really full!
Current Music: "My Time of Day" - Guys & Dolls
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on May 12th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)
That's right, you're coming out here again. Let me know if we need to email you our home phone. We should be home Sunday: I'll be packing for my business trip to Charleston SC on Monday, plus starting to pack the garage for our move. Saturday is the Reinaissance Faire!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 13th, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
I think I still have your home phone number from your last comment to me, I'll have to go and check. :) You're such a busy man with all the moving, traveling, etc. Unfortunately my weekend is filled with a lot of "Applause" showings and a lot of spending money in scrapbook stores. ;)
kenna_clairkenna_clair on May 12th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
What is a Hawaiian Plate Lunch? What does it include? What kind of pie from the bakery? This is making me hungry...

I was thinking about you while at St. Kitts on our vacation - I was wondering if island life in Hawaii is similar to any of the islands in the Carribean (probably not since a lot of the islands in the Carribean are poor and underdeveloped). My vision of Hawaii is like southern California - broken into smaller pieces in the middle of the ocean with more mountains and shoreline. How off am I? I'd like to go one of these days...

I was also wondering about what you do in case of hurricane or tsunami or any other natural disasters. Do you have emergency evacuation centers? I saw a lot of them while on St. Kitts because of the hurricane threat.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 13th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
The Hawaiian plate lunch that we got was a combination of kalua pig, laulau, poi, and lomi salmon. :) I'm usually not too much a fan of authentic Hawaiian food, but this was a great plate lunch! :D And Sunnyside Bakery is known here for the best pies! :) Our co-worker brought in a chocolate cream pie - it was delicious! :D

Hawaii is pretty laid back - that's one of the main differences I've noticed between here and CA. I've lived both places and though I love all the things to do in LA, I really love the kindness of the people here and the general laid back feel that Hawaii has.

Lots of hurricane threats to our island. :P Usually the Waianae coast gets hit the hardest in our storms, but in the years that I've been living in Hawaii we've had quite a few hurricane and tsunami threats. :P
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on May 12th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, I too would like to know what are Hawaiian plate lunches.

a food induced coma Oh yes, I know that too. :) It's quite nice if you are at home but otherwise...

I hope you will have a great time and enjoy everything. How long do you will be away?

*Hugs* to you, Sheri :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 13th, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
The Hawaiian plate was really pretty good! :) It had Lomi Salmon (which is tomatos, onions, and salmon), poi (which I don't eat so I chose rice), laulau (which is pork and fish wrapped in taro leaves and then steamed - SO good! :)), and kalua pig (which is shredded pork that's smoked and cured supposedly in the ground (which it really isn't anymore!) :) I usually don't care for the traditional Hawaiian food, but I have to admit - this was very good! :)

I'm going to come home on Monday night - so basically I'll just be gone for the weekend. :) Thanks for the good wishes for my trip!

*HUGS* to you too, Sabine! :D