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24 January 2004 @ 10:56 pm
Oh how I missed...  
...Japanese food! I know I haven't been gone all that long (four days at the most), but it feels like such a long time since I've eaten really good Japanese food so Mark & I had to head down to Gyotaku today and use a GC that his parents gave us for Christmas. I had misoyaki butterfish with vegetable tempura, miso soup, steaming hot rice, and tsukemono... YUMMY! I think it's one reason I could never live on the mainland - I'd miss the local food too much!

On our way back, Mark & I stopped by the factory outlets at Waikele to look for a winter coat for Mark. He had seen one that was very similar to the one I got at Banana Republic that he liked, but he stalled too long deciding if he wanted to get it and they were out of stock when we checked today. :( He's not too worried though since he'll probably be using his father's coat in February.

Speaking of which, we have to make arrangements for Sydney to be boarded at our vet's office for our February trip. :( Mark's parents usually watch her while we travel, but they'll be on a trip to Palm Springs that weekend too. I worry about leaving Sydney - she doesn't do well with other dogs around. :( The last time she had to stay at the vet's she stood up the entire night! Talk about your complexes! :( I just hope she'll be okay.

As a little side note: After reading Sabine's post tonight I had to go and HUG Sydney! :( Of course, Sydney wasn't very happy about it and would've rather had me throw her toys for her to fetch, but I didn't care - we came so close to losing her last year that whenever anyone talks about a pet being ill I just feel so thankful that we still have her in our lives.

The rest of my day was spent doing this. At least I feel a little more productive than I have been the past few months. :( I've been so apathetic recently... Now if I can just get activity on the message board up, I'll be happy. :)

And CTA emailed me about my next class that I'm supposed to take in March. I'm not sure if my new boss will let me take off an entire week off so soon after I've started. :P My other vacations were already planned and approved before I got there, but this one I'd have to ask for and I'm not too sure how well it'll go over with her. :P I do have a little bit of time to gather my courage to ask, though. ;)

And lastly, I can't seem to get the words and songs from "Millie" out of my head recently. :P Various lyrics and specific moments in the show pop into my head at the weirdest times. :P Serves me right for seeing it so often... After the Feb trip that Mark & I will take, "Millie" will become the show that I've seen the most in my life. :P BTW, I'm so ready to see "Side Show" again (that held the record with me for a while) - I miss the Colony cast! :(
 
 
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
Current Music: Various "Millie" songs in my head :P
 
 
 
Kananigirl: twinskananigirl on January 25th, 2004 03:05 am (UTC)
Btw, Sheri did you see the new Japanese resturant in Pearl Kai? It's called Tadashi, I believe. I haven't gone yet, but if you go let me know how good it is.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 25th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)
Oh I'll have to tell Mark about that! Thanks for letting me know. :) We're all about trying new places to eat. :) BTW, I saw the Coldstone that opened in PR center - it's in phase II in the space that used to have Cover Look. Have you been to that one yet? I saw it on my lunch the other day. :)
Kananigirl: eowyn1kananigirl on January 25th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
The resturaunt is right where, Iva's Hawaiian Food place used to be. I saw tons of people in there the other day as I was trying to find a STUPID parking space by Towers. :-P

Yeeeeeeeep, I haven't gone though, my sister them said it's always crowded. I should go on a weekday at night and get some. ;-)
Sherishutterbug93 on January 25th, 2004 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Rayna! I should check out Tadashi on my lunch break since I work at PR now and it's right across the street! :)
Kananigirl: twinskananigirl on January 26th, 2004 02:44 am (UTC)
Ooooooh! You work in PR? That's just right across the street. Ooooh let me know if it's good!
*insert something witty*: this way outdreamofcolors on January 25th, 2004 04:55 am (UTC)
I <3 Japanese food, too. I don't get it nearly enough, but that is what living in North Carolina does to ya...

And I understand the Millie thoughts. I don't listen to the CD that much, and have only seen it once, but sometimes the lyrics just pop into my head.

My favorite line is STILL "Come on in. Let's do this the American way. Take off your things, let's have a taste."

Or something to that effect... I have a page of the script photocopied with that particular line. It just makes me laugh!
Sherishutterbug93 on January 25th, 2004 09:07 am (UTC)
That's a Kevin line! And I love it too, it's one of his best. :) Somehow I can't seem to get Kevin saying, "Read that back to me!" Out of my head either. ;P

We have so many great Japanese food places here, but most of them are on the expensive side. Gyotaku is good because it's casual, the food is authentic, and we have lots of GCs for it, and that's always nice. ;)
Mrs Beanshuman_beans on January 25th, 2004 07:15 am (UTC)
Oooh, butterfish! I haven't had that in years! My mom used to make it sOOooo oishii!

You'd do fine living here in the Portland area. We have Uwajimaya and they also carry a HUGE array of stuff from Hawaii. It's like being back home!

Poor Sydney, standing the entire night! I'm sure she'll be fine but I certainly understand your worry.

Sherishutterbug93 on January 25th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
Your Mom makes a good butterfish? Tell her I'll be right over! ;) My Mom never used to cook butterfish because it was always so messy and my father didn't like the smell of fish frying. :( I have to say that misoyaki butterfish is one of my all time favorite foods!

I looked at your link and I think I'd love that place! They even have Ikebana classes! I had a bit of trouble when I lived in Santa Barbara - the only places that sold Japanese food were REALLY expensive or they were "Hawaiian Grill" places that tried to do local food, but failed miserably. :P

And I'm hoping Sydney will do better. The first time she stayed overnight in boarding she was a just a year old so I'm hoping that she's calmed down with age. :)
orion74 on January 25th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
We're really worried about what we're going to do with our dogs the next time we travel. Amanda's dad used to come over and dog-sit for us. We really don't like the idea (or the price) of having to board three large dogs.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 25th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)
That's another thing - the cost! It's $17.95 a night to have her boarded there and that doesn't include the bath and flea dip before they check her in!
Sabine: Lausersabine10 on January 25th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
I understand your worry about Sydney very well and I hope that she will get over that in a better way. Just wishing we would live closer together so that I and Lauser could take care of Sydney. I'm so sorry that I woke up bad memories and feelings. Lauser also got some extra hugs and tears, he endured that brave. *Hugs* to you and, even if she does not like it, a special one to Sydney
Sherishutterbug93 on January 25th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Sydney would love to stay with you and Lauser (and really I think Sydney would have a rather large crush on Lauser if they ever met!) I hope your sister is okay. :( And I'll be sure to give Sydney a special hug from you and Lauser! Please take care!