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05 June 2005 @ 05:24 pm
Tony time zone woes and apples that taste like grapes? :P  
So it's Tony evening and all the Tony awards have been given out on the East Coast, yet here I sit, two hours before the Tony telecast is even supposed to begin here in my time-zone challenged state. :( I've tried my hardest to be good about it and not go to any theatre message boards to find out the winners, but really - since most of my internet browsing is theatre related, it isn't possible for me to go ANYWHERE without finding something out! :P

In non-Tony news, I spent the morning in Haleiwa taking photos. At first, my only objective was wanting to take pictures of people with "character" so I got in my car this morning and drove... I ended up in Haleiwa (where there are TONS of people with "character" - but the problem was they had so much "character" that I ended up being afraid to photograph some of them) ;). I did take several rolls of black & white film, and one roll of color so I guess I'll have to wait and see if I got anything at all. ;)

Which brings to me my senseless photo rant... can I just say how frustrating it is that NO ONE in Hawaii processes professional B&W film anymore? There were several labs where I used to take my film when I worked in town, but two of them closed down and the only one that's still open is only open from 8am - 5pm (the exact hours that I work, mind you) Monday - Friday and is halfway across the island from my office. :P What really kills me is that if I had the chemicals and the facilities, I could do it myself and not have to worry about driving all the way out there and wasting my lunch hour. :( (Sorry - that's the end of my senseless photo rant, I promise)

On a completely different note, I ruined my "healthier eating" plan in a BIG way this weekend. :P Mark & I ate at Shiro's (which is a local saimin place) and had heavenly good saimin, with gravy fries. :) It was SO good, but SO bad for me and about a bazillion calories! :P Because of the guilt I felt from all that eating during lunch, I stopped by the market on the way home to buy some fruits. I ended up buying "Grapples" - which are apples that look like apples, but are supposed to taste like grapes. I'm very curious to see how they taste since I've never heard of such a thing before!

I'm off to NOT look for the Tony results... I'm trying my hardest to be a good girl! ;) Before I leave, I just wanted to wish vsprtn a Happy Birthday today! Hope you had a great one, Anna! :)
Current Mood: thirstythirsty
Current Music: "Suppertime" - You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Mme Bahorel: memmebahorel on June 6th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
Do let us know about the Grapples - I've seen them here and the thought is rather scary. I've been too afraid to try them, even though I'm curious.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 7th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
I actually tried a Grapple tonight and it was surprisingly good. The skin was much more bitter than a normal apple and the texture of the apple was a little tougher than apples that I'm used to (it took every ounce of my strength to cut it in half.) :P As far as the taste goes, it was a lot sweeter than a normal apple, but only somewhat tasted like a grape. It was a lot messier to eat (but it did leave a wonderful grape scent on my hands.) ;) I liked it, though I'm not sure if I'd buy it again - it was pretty expensive.
queenstacey on June 6th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
I watched until everyone was hungry and I had to head out to go get food....


Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 7th, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
Ah! You missed the great performance by the "Spelling Bee" cast.
karmastyxkarmastyx on June 6th, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
Grapples... sounds good. :)

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 7th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
It was pretty good, though I don't know if I'd buy them again - they were pretty expensive. :P Hope you're having a nice time on your vacation! :)
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on June 6th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
I ended up buying "Grapples" - which are apples that look like apples, but are supposed to taste like grapes. I'm very curious to see how they taste since I've never heard of such a thing before!

I just read about them in a recent Kashrus magazine, as they use non-Kosher grape juice. Quite interesting.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 7th, 2005 08:22 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if I'd buy them again - though they were interesting to try (seeing as how they've mixed together two of my favorite fruits) ;)
the36thchamber on June 6th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
DOn't feel bad, my healthier eating plan took a crap once I went to NYC and has still yet to recover...:(
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 7th, 2005 08:24 am (UTC)
Awww, Doug - I'm sure you'll get back on track - you're just giving yourself a much needed vacation, that's all!

I just think it's so hard to eat healthy - expecially at my darn working place where all we talk about all day long (besides work, of course) is food. :P
the36thchamber on June 7th, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)
and I forgot to mention that I leave Thusday for Lousiana for my Lil Bro's wedding, Southern food rocks but is very unhealthy...:(...does it ever end..arghhhhhh
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on June 6th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
Is it possible that you show some of the pictures which you have taken?

I never heard about "Grapples". I too would like to know how they tasted when you've eaten them. And please, don't feel so bad about not to eat healthy for every now and then - you always went back to your healthier eating plan.

Hope you are having a nice day, Sheri. :) *Hugs* to you
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 7th, 2005 08:27 am (UTC)
I'd love to share some photos, but I'm still waiting for them to be processed. :( If they turn out semi-decent, I may enter them in our employee art contest this year... if I'm brave enough. :)

The grapple was pretty good, surprisingly. It was VERY juicy and was much tougher than a regular apple. The one thing I love about it is it smells SO good! :) I'm not too sure if I'd ever buy it again (it was rather expensive) but I'm definitely glad that I tried it. :)

*HUGS* to you and Micki, Sabine! :D
terramera on June 8th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)
Have you tried Randy's Photo Lab? It's in McCully. I know what you mean about no b&w labs here. I guess everyone just shoots digital and drops the color, or use CN film. What I usually do is if I shoot on b&w, I develop the film at home and have the lab just print it up on color paper. Though it's not the same.. =(
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 8th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
Was Randy's the B&W lab on South King Street? (For some unknown reason I thought it was called Rudy's - don't know why though - must be my old age) ;) If it is, I loved them! They did all my B&W work for a while... I go to Photoplant at Kapiolani now and they do okay work - I can just never get to them (and back) in the span of my measly lunch hour. :P