Sunday, July 3, 2011
When Our Costumes Were Prepared.
j atencio informed me that he had to leave the conversation because “the mac-n-cheese just came out of the oven.” was it true, had my favorite vegan punk fallen to the deliciousness of dairy delicacies? j atencio politely informed that the cheese was actually excessive amounts of nutritional yeast. to which I retorted, “nutritional yeast is a poor substitute for actual cheese.” needless to say I was happy to hear that j atencio was still vegan to the core, there are some things in life that should never change.
the mac-n-cheese conversation did incite my desire to consume a cheesy meal. with nimz conducting monk seal research on kure atoll and my laziness to pick up a pot, I bought a microwavable serving of mac-n-cheese. truth be told, I have been microwaving nearly all my meals with nimz away. I would like to think that I am progressing the art of microwave cooking.
annie encouraged me to cheat on my diet by informing that there was a real fruit syrup shave ice shop in town. most shave ice in hawaii is made by a colorful assortment of artificiality. this particular shave ice shop made their own syrups and used “filtered water” to construct their shave ice mountains. while it may have been a healthier alternative to the conventional method it was still a heaping serving of sugar. good times.
about two weeks ago I saw a group of sign-wavers on king street in mccully that made me groan - it is too early for political sign-wavers, I thought. as I got closer I noticed there were a lot of police officers also waving signs. then I noticed the signs were encouraging motorists to “please slow down” and “watch for pedestrians.” I was ecstatic...a bunch of grassroots community members taking the cause to the streets? sadly the whole event was orchestrated by farmer’s insurance company.
I bumped into jeff barkow and his gal alyse at mccully warehouse recently. jeff is the master of craigslist - amongst his finds: an 80s schwinn with full columbus tubing and campagnolo wheels, a quintana roo with full duraace components, and his most recent: a 80s KHS with tange infinity tubing and shimano 600 components. the KHS bicycle was bought for alyse as her previous bicycle was stolen (bicycle thieves suck). all of jeff’s craigslist bicycle finds are stupidly gorgeous.
it is july in honolulu now and the weather is edging towards unbearably warm. there are two months before the dick evans memorial road race...it should be an interesting two months.