NerdPress + Lilikoi Pancakes = Weekly Love

You know what happens when you live/work from Hawaii for a month? You spend all of your free time outside — in sunshine and/or water — instead of blogging. Mixing things up is good for the soul. So without further ado, here’s a long overdue Weekly Love.

-NerdPress – In March, I decided to focus my tidbits of evening Internet-ing time on designing a WordPress theme. Ta-da! Fun and exciting process (which my mom termed NerdPress on Facebook).

-Being a Hawaii tourist – Our last weekend in Hawaii, we did a few of the more touristy things that I’d done my first go around on Oahu in 2007. Like visiting Pearl Harbor and the North Shore, snorkeling at Hanauma Bay etc. It was fun to revisit after five years. So we ended up having dinner at Opal Thai on the North Shore (used to be a food cart), and it was some of the best Thai food. Ever. The owner of the restaurant was super chatty and we started to order and then he was like “Oh, good choice. Have you been here before? I want to order for you. Would that be ok?” Unusual, yes, but an excellent idea.

-Back to Portland – My month in the sunshine is over, but I was so excited to get back to Portland and my little home, and my little cat, and the rain (I guess?). Looking forward to hitting up all my favorite places now that I’m home again.

-Hawaiian Air – I was loathing the fact that Hawaiian Air doesn’t have wifi on my way to Hawaii, but on the way back, time sorta flew. Said by me upon landing in Portland: “I could totally be on this plane for a few more hours. Could you?” Maybe it’s the mini cans of Dole Pineapple juice,  or the glee of playing Flight Control on a plane…

-Listening – M. Ward’s A Wasteland on NPR’s First Listen. Quite lovely!

Lilikoi pancakes – Oahu has nothing on the Portland breakfast scene, but they do have Lilikoi pancakes in Kailua. Heaven.

-Running – I had a brief love affair with running while in Hawaii. It’s so much more fun running in non-rain.

What are you up to this week?