Saturday, April 30, 2005
Dwane and I went there some years ago with another friend, Mel, and sample their rustic cuisine. Ho man! I loved it. Really hated the fact that we didn't make it back sooner.
Tom is really looking forward to it as well.
We owe this trip to April and Paul for letting us borrow their condo in Kona. Otherwise, Paniolo Cafe would have to wait even more! Hopefully, there will be pictures on the way.
I had to rearrange for an extra day off from work to deal with some important things on the island. Sorry, I can't say what.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
What a fun night that was at Dorota's and Steve's. We especially enjoyed Bobby Chin, their five-month old Japanese Chin. I couldn't play with Bobby enough. I would love to have a dog like Bobby, but who can afford $2,000.00 for a tiny dog? I'd have to work two jobs.
Monday, April 18, 2005
Steve and Derota's place is on the mauka side of the Ala Wai in a quiet part of the neighborhood, a humble abode with Japanese panels to separate the living room from the bedroom. I liked their place a lot. Very simple and clean and perfect for housekeeping.
Bob Chin, their dog, yipped me a greeting the moment I came into the apartment. He made no other sounds after that. A very quiet dog, and very affectionate too. The perfect lap dog. If I could afford one and had the time a pet is due, I'd get a Japanese chin too. What an animal!
To get the evening started, we went into making our famed Vuccas, shaking the container full of limes and lemons, sugar and a fifth of Vodka for nearly a half hour. The first batch was fabulously sweet and gave us a mild buzz (just like I like it). I don't care to get blitheringly drunk, so the drink was just fine. After the pre-dinner cocktail, we attacked the lasagna in a frenzy. I'm glad Derota (gosh I hope I'm spelling her name right) and Steve enjoyed it.
After that we tackled the cheesecake and I nearly passed out. Ugh. I loved it. My pants are now, officially, a tourniquette and my hips on down turn blue for lack of blood.
We went to the Sand Bar after that and enjoyed a long evening (closing down the bar, though I don't recall much of it).
A perfect Saturday festivity.
Saturday, April 16, 2005
I love Spring time in Hawai`i. The weather has improved a hundred fold and I can comfortably wear shorts again. This past winter was too much, even for me! It must have averaged about 75 degrees most of the time . . . brrrrrr.
Today, Dwane and I will be joining the rest of the gang at Steve and Rota's house near the University of Hawai`i for some lasagna and New York cheese cake ( made the Italian sausage). I can't praise Tom's lasagna enough. Never had one like it. Tom was blessed with Sicilian roots and boy can he cook! Mmmmmmm. And his cheesecake! Atkins can go on hold for this one day!
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Doodling = drawing stuff. I have a ton of subjects here on the island and if not, well, I can go to the net and draw a photo. I much prefer something three dimensional. For the seahorses, I had to look at photos. They aren't the easiest subjects.
Friday, April 01, 2005
Standing on the edge of a caldera doesn't make me feel all that comfortable, not to mention the slight scent of sulfur reaching from the bowels of Heck.
We've been to the Volcano House before. The lush countryside is a sharp difference from the landscape down inside the caldera. I understand Mark Twain visited the old hotel back in the late 19th century.
Marco took this of us. From the right, Tom, Bob, Susan, me and Dwane. I was about 289 lbs back then. Oink.