Monday, May 31, 2010
Vacation. Vacay. Vac.A.Tion. Alex-time. Whatever you want to call it...it's wonderful to be in Hawaii, coming to you live from Mililani, a quiet Hawaiian town and literally, a spec in the middle of the ocean. But within spec, some of my closest friends reside and as I write this, I'm at a friends house now punching keys, drinking a 'lychee martini*'
*this martini is not a 'true' martini. it's all vodka and some fruit inside of it. harsh.
Anyways, it's memorial day weekend and I'm contemplating getting an iPad. I went into the apple store, put my hands on one, logged onto my blog and said 'hot diggity damn'. Then I did the whole cyclingnews.com thing and was hooked. It's essentially a big boy's iPhone sans the phone. Sigh...then again, you CAN read books on it and I just picked Super Freakonomics v2.0. =) I've been enjoying my time here on the islands and to think, more tomfoolery is yet to come. Scary? Possible? That's what she said. =)
Normally, I would go on and on and ramble about nothingness but I've got to bake some vegan pizzas so I'll leave you now before the oven gets to 400 degrees.
Good eating -
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
As always, I will be posting the aforementioned tomfoolery daily so you can get your morning coffee, come back to your desk job, stare at my photo and contemplate: "what the f*ck am I doing with my life!?"
...okay, maybe you won't do that but you get the idea. If I didn't rub it in on ya, I wouldn't care would I?! =) Next time we speak, I'll be in Oahu, probably stuffing down a banana or two and kicking back in the hot tub. Till tonite or tomorrow amigos..
Monday, May 24, 2010
Almost sounds like a hurricane huh? Or better yet, a tsunami?
Okay, okay, bad joke...that was poor humor but for those of you that have followed this silly blog, last time I was in Hawaii we had the tsunami scare. And then Michael Chua took over writing this blog and did an okay job. He mainly wrote about what he does best: mocking me and my veganism while eating down spam musubi.
BUT NOT THIS TIME! Nope...the young man [no, I didn't refer to myself in the third person] makes his return to Hawaii. I can already sense the ethereal atmosphere as I walk blurry-eyed off of the airplane right arond 8pm HNL time. Just in time for some quality jdramas and a few LaraBars to get over 'jetlag'.
My plan in Hawaii:
Get fat ass up [around 7 or so...]
Check: cyclingnews.com and watch Giro
After Giro stage [still in PJ's], stroll out to Jamba juice shirtless...
Order Acai bowl and consume
Walk back home, change into cycling gear.
Play PS3 and read.
Cycle 65 miles
Eat [yet again]
RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN 7 miles.
Decompress at Honolulu Club.
Get physical therapy for muscular atrophy from sitting in hot tub for so long.
Go to Waikiki.
Eat [Thai food].
Eat [other stuff besides Thai food].
What's Waikiki? Gee...thought you'd never ask!
But before that, I've got some intervals to knock out on the biccicleta. Come now, you didn't think I'd make it that easy right? Gotta be able to sleep at night for Pete's sake.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Then again, it's a common cliche to assume that all wee-gans are think and protein deficient. I've made some livin-large-and-in-charge vegans and you look at what they consume: coca-cola, potato chips and soy hot dogs. Yes, those are all vegan. Yes, if you eat those and not do anything to burn them, you will get fat. Vegan or no vegan. But I digress.
Back to label-reading. One thing I'm sure you've all heard of it the whole hub-ub about 'sugar' and why it sucks. The reasons are countless but paramount among all of them is the amount of inflammation refined sugar causes to the body [not to mention acidity]. And it's in EVERYTHING. Including Katsup...my old time friend. And then, Vi, my favorite bike mechanic and former high-school running teammate introduced me to organic vegan katsup sweetened with agave nectar. How cool is that? My long winded reason for writing this post is to encourage all of you to be rabid [yes, RABID!] label-readers and always know there is a better alternative. Even for my non-vegan readers / 'friends', simple things like: more fruit and veg will do wonders. Trust me. I'm a doctor ;-)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I'm traveling to HAWAII next week!
For how long you say? How's about an entire week! bam! Cannot wait and am sooooo looking forward to it. Quality acai bowls made with soymilk, delectible vegan pizzas and soups, incessantly being made fun of by my friends for my choice in food [you all know who you are] and of course, surf-board-toting-bikini-clad women. ;-)
Current weather in HI? 83. Tomorrow's forecast? 83. The weekend forecast? You guessed it, 83.
Safe to say I'll be basking in the sun for the most part which is difficult to imagine because I already spend a crapload of time in the sun and have horrid tan lines! My daily agenda? Pssshhht. I'm shocked you should ask. Get up. Blend smoothie. Run on beach. Cycle. Lunch. Lounge at the Honolulu Club. Dinner. Blend smoothie. Japanese and Korean dramas. Wow. And just think...An. Entire. Friggin. Week.
Oh, and the Giro is on the internet-O [again, I got mad rhyming skills!]
But perhaps bigger news than that.....is the addition I will make to my (cycling) family. Yes, it's high noon Evelyn [current road bike] got herself a sister [a TT rig!]. Her name is 'Madeline', named after my land-lady's adorable young daughter. So now, you have 'Eve & Mady'. No doubt, I will have pics to follow....doctor's say she's due next week sometime. Fingers crossed for a defect-free birth!!!