Dispatches from June 26, 2013
6 AM: Awake to a nation afire with politics! DOMA and Proposition 8 got their buckets kicked, and Sen. Wendy Davis is holding an epic filibuster to protect abortion rights in Texas!
9 AM: Puttering around on the internet and savoring breakfast. I’m in no rush after yesterday’s 18 hours of travel.
Noon: I decide to walk down to the Hilo Shopping Center and drop in on YogaHour at Balancing Monkey Yoga. It’s a one-studio operation, unpretentious and approachable. I’m quite out of yoga shape, and spend the hour trying not to slide on my sweat-soaked mat, but it feels luxurious after my long plane ride.
3 PM: After reviving myself with an island raw energy bar (sounds buzzwordy, but it was a truly scrumptious concoction of macadamia nuts, coconut, dates, and cashews) and a cool dish of zaru soba (chilled buckwheat noodles with dipping sauce), I walk the 5 miles back home. It’s hot and sunny, which is quite rare for the third wettest city in the U.S.
6 PM: It’s about all I can do to ease my tired muscles onto the couch and eat a nice cool dinner while watching television. Poke (chopped raw fish seasoned with seaweed and various spices), cucumber and cabbage kimchi pickles, and rice – now I really feel like I’m back in Hawaii.
9 PM: Are you kidding me? I conked out at 8. =)