September 1st, 2002

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Pardon me, have you seen our summer?

It is 64 degrees, 59 with heat index / wind chill, 57 in the shade. It is supposed to rain. Hrm. Tomorrow looks like it's gonna be really nice, though. Of course, everybody on the planet will be out and about tomorrow, which means that I probably shouldn't be, to keep the ol' blood pressure down. But maybe it will be suitable for some balcony sitting, at least.

I'm currently tossing around ideas for today. I really do need to venture into Chinatown, but the aforementioned rain is making that idea not so attractive. On the other hand, I don't want to venture into DC on Labor Day itself. Hrm.

I also meant to cook soup today. And breakfast. Damnit. Too many things to do in one day, when tomorrow is going to be empty. *sigh*
  • Current Music
    Jewel: Do You
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Plans within plans.

Ok, let's see.

I talked to Nyarla, and she expressed interest in a Chinatown venture, but she was out and about, and had things to finish before plans could be made. Okie dokie, that works out well, since that would give me time to make that breakfast thingie, which I am doing now.

I didn't get started on the soup, and it's largely too late to do so at this point, since it takes something like 8 hours to cook. I think that I will make it tomorrow, and if I have time to stop at the store on the way back from DC, I will get fixings to make goop tonight. This will also force me to clean out the pot from the jambalaya last night before it gets too scary. (Sometimes I need a little shove.)

I also need new jeans, since 2 of my 3 pairs of blue jeans have holes in unfortunate places. I was getting all geared up to go to Lane Bryant and make use of my "Get $25 off any purchase of $75 or more" coupon that expires on Monday, when I realized that if I can hold out until the 6th (and that really shouldn't be a problem), I can get them for free, thanks to the last huge shopping spree I went on for clothes. Free > !free.

But now, I go poke at breakfast cooking some more.
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    Peter Gabriel: Shaking the Tree
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Bring me back again.

I sit here, on my balcony, and it is 61 degrees. I am in shorts and a tank top, and the kama'aina in me laughs. I remember my junior year in high school, when we actually got out of school for a couple of days because the highs were only going to be in the mid 60s. My father didn't believe me when I told him why I wasn't at school. Most of Hawaii's public schools weren't geared for 'extreme' weather of any sort. Classrooms opened out onto the exteriors of buildings, louvered windows, no heat, maybe a fan. Plus, winter clothes in Hawaii meant jeans instead of shorts, you know?

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I've had this dream, lately. Going home, and starting a business, where my friends can all come and follow their own little dreams, and being with the people I love in the place I will always consider home. I know it won't happen, but the dream... sometimes I need it. And sometimes, it just hurts.
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    Keola and Kapono Beamer: Honolulu City Lights