Lahaina Noon

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I wish we were in Lahaina, Maui at noon but no, this is just a picture of the BF at Lahaina Noon (May 26, 2014 at 12:28pm) — when the sun passed exactly overhead Oahu and there is no shadow!

Chosen in a contest sponsored by the Bishop Museum in the 1990s, Lahaina Noon was the selected appellation because lā hainā (the old name for Lahaina, Hawaii) means “cruel sun” in the Hawaiian language. The ancient Hawaiian name for the event was kau ka lā i ka lolo which literally translates as “the sun rests on the brains.” This paragraph was cut&paste from Wikipedia.

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Today was one of those 10 hour work days but when has it not been lately? Of course cooking something healthful and tasty when I finally get home at 8 p.m. is pretty much not happening. My boyfriend usually does the cooking but wasn’t going to be home till 6 p.m. so there was no way my request to have stew for dinner was going to manifest. Thankfully we had polenta, a tomato, fresh spinach, prosciutto and eggs in the fridge.

The result? Delicious! My BF found the recipe on a blog; I tried leaving a comment of praise but since I wasn’t able to, I guess the next best thing is to share the link with the world! Well, the “world” being you, my five readers.

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Notice the soft-boiled egg? I’m obsessed with David Chang.

I figured out why time flies as I get older. I’m constantly counting down days till the weekend or to the next holiday that I’m rushing through the week. I really need to take the time to smell the gardenia, soak in some sun and taste the salty ocean air.

I’m still “training” for Great Aloha Run which is next Monday. I say training because I haven’t really progressed as much as I’d hoped since I began running a month or so ago. The other day, I was at Ala Moana beach – it’s my favorite workout spot because it’s so encouraging to see all types of people getting their fitness on. I saw a few couples taking their engagement and wedding photos on the beach. It was sweet. But, since the majority of couples are Japanese, I bet a number of them have the same wedding photo backgrounds. It’s kinda strange but, it’s absolutely beautiful each and every time I see the sunset there. OK, I get it.

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Til next time!

Peace

The crappy thing about stopping a workout regimen for two years is being 40lbs overweight and starting all over again.

I spent my Martin Luther King Jr. day off doing some work from home, cat napping, replacing garden shears that got stolen from our yard (jerks!), and going for a “r-alk” (run walking). I can feel every extra pound that I’m carrying.

Anyway, I’m sitting here on the sidewalk facing the sun and listening to the water. To quote the great Ice Cube,

Today was a good day.

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