Captain's Log, Stardate 05.09.2005
It's been a relaxing few days in
For breakfast on Sunday morning, we went to our local diner Dot's, which has been around longer than I've been alive. My parents, my aunty and my grandma go there every Sunday morning. The restaurant has an amazing Loco Moco (a hamburger patty made with ground beef, onions, egg and bread pieces, fried and served over steamed white rice, topped with an egg over-easy and savory brown gravy), but I had their homemade blueberry pancakes, loaded with blueberries in the pancake mix.
Today I went to the
Afterwards, we went to Kua'aina, a terrific hamburger joint in downtown Haleiwa, North Shore O'ahu. This place is da bomb. Their fries are cut extra thin with the skins still on, so they're crispy and out of this world. Their hamburgers are at least two-napkins' worth of drippy mess. We arrived when it opened at , so we beat the lunch crowd (although today there was less people than normal, maybe because the summer tourist season hasn't started yet).
Tonight, my paternal grandma is coming over for dinner. We'll be eating Korean BBQ--kalbi (marinated, charcoal-grilled beef), meat chung (marinated beef pan-fried with an outer layer of eggs), and chop chae (stir-fried rice noodles). I'm not sure if I spelled those correctly but who cares--they all taste great.
Hmm, I guess I have a definite food trend going on here.
Writing: The Chicklit anthology idea may not pan out. Janet Spaeth got word from Barbour that their Chicklit anthologies aren't selling as well as their romance anthologies, possibly because the reader demographics are different.
So now, we're trying to figure out what we want to do. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to work with these terrific, seasoned authors, but if it's not possible then I can work on my Hawaii Chicklit/Suspense and be happy.
I wish I had more time here. There's so much I want to do and see, research for my book. My parents aren't into rushing places anymore, though, so I'm dependent on how they feel about taking me around. I also don't really know what's new, how the culture has changed since I was last here.
I haven't prayed enough about this, I think. If God wants this story done, it'll have to be by His strength, with His creativity, using His insight. I need to know what message He wants for this story. It'll be nice to write about the local
Diet: Actually, despite the wealth of good food, I've been conscious of my portion sizes. I'm probably still overeating a bit, but not as much as I used to.