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Sunday dinner at the Sakura Tokyo
Sunday night delenn1122, usagijer, solipsistnation, jehanna, Steve R., gizmoek, Vaughn, slarti, and I descended on the Sakura Tokyo in Worcester for another great Japanese meal. Steve introduced me to the trick of dissolving a TON of wasabi in a little soy sauce, then letting the pickled ginger soak in in while I ate - saving it for last. Wow, what a head clearing rush that was. Mmm-mmm. ;-)

I didn't hang out after dinner, primarily because the last three times I spent time in that apartment I suffered a massive allergy attack later in the night - sniffling, wheezing, itchy eyes - that would linger another couple of days. It is like each time I encounter the bunnies my reaction gets worse. :-(

But I did have the NZ90 with me at dinner, and I took the opportunity to test the camera out a bit. The photos are behind the cut - presented in 1600x1200 as taken, to exhibit the camera's quality. The lighting was low enough that it used the flash.

Ford, Mute, Jer, Sham
jehanna, solipsistnation, usagijer and delenn1122

Gizmo, Steve R.
Vaughn's nose, gizmoek, Steve R. and jehanna

Slarti, Vaughn
slarti and Vaughn

Zoner, Slarti
Some random family next to us, myself, and slarti - this one taken by Steve.

I hesitated to post this one, because I look so stupid. ;-) Steve snapped this has as I was savoring the burn from the wasabi-ginger combo. That's actually an expression of satisfaction and joy. ;-)

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Comments
nou From: nou Date: May 19th, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Dammit, you never told me you were cute.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 19th, 2003 04:23 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm 6'6" and approximately the size of an old Buick - I tend not to think of myself as 'cute'.

But thanks. :-)
nou From: nou Date: May 19th, 2003 04:35 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Richard has done some very odd (but nice) things to my idea of what's cute.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 19th, 2003 05:00 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ah, ok, I can see the similarities. :-)
broestls From: broestls Date: May 19th, 2003 04:39 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

School

Good pictures, makes me kinda hungry! :)
slarti From: slarti Date: May 19th, 2003 06:38 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Pictures

Good pictures indeed. Good enough, in fact, to take one of the ones with me in it, crop and resize, and have a nicer and more up-to-date default usericon.

Thanks, Zoner! :-)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 19th, 2003 06:46 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Live to serve.
chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: May 20th, 2003 05:34 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

WASABI

You've never tried the wasabi/soy sauce trick? You've been missing the finer things in life, Zoner.

Re: Allergies...
I used to have prescription Allegra, but my insurance started charging $35/mo for it, so I've recently (on my doctor's okay) switched to Alavert. It's once a day, melts in your mouth, tastes kind of minty, and it seems to work. I'm on that, Flonase, and Singulair. They seem to do the trick.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 20th, 2003 07:28 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Wasabi in soy sauce - yes. Soaking the ginger in it - no. Brings it to a whole new level. :-)

I really should see a doctor, just on general principles, it has been a few years since my last physical. I know a number of people who swear by Allegra, including my mom, so it is probably worth me checking it out. The pollen lately is really driving me nuts - and it seems to have been worse the past few years than it had been in a while.
chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: May 20th, 2003 08:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re:

I've done it with the ginger, but unfortunately, the ginger isn't my favorite bit of the sushi.

Allegra is expensive (at least for Blue Cross/Blue Shield New England Customers) and you can get the substitutes Claritin and Alavert over the counter now. Alavert is cheapest ($28 for 1.5 mos) over the counter, and it seems to do the trick for me, so far. I'm going to try it for a bit before developing a final opinion on it.

But, I agree, you should hit the doctor up for a physical. You should go to the dentist too. Carl waited 3 years, until his tooth absessed and he HAD to go. If he'd taken care of that tooth when it broke 3 years ago, it wouldn't have been an issue. I'm not one to talk. My first dentist appointment in 3 years was last month. No cavities though :).
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 20th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Re: Dentist

You haven't been reading my LJ. ;-) I've been, got a cleaning last week. Thursday I go in to have a couple of early cavities in each of my lower rearmost molars dealt with. (I've repeatedly had trouble with those teeth - deep crevices.)

Are Alavert and Claritin non-drowsy drugs?
chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: May 20th, 2003 08:38 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re:

I have to! You want me to actually remember what I read?! Yeesh.

Re: Alavert & Claritin = Non-Drowsy. Alavert is, don't know offhand about Claritin.
gizmoek From: gizmoek Date: May 20th, 2003 12:27 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Steve introduced me to the trick of dissolving a TON of wasabi in a little soy sauce, then letting the pickled ginger soak in in while I ate - saving it for last.

Well, he introduced you to the trick of letting the ginger soak in the soy/wasabi mix (which he learned from trystero), you're the one who decided to have a higher wasabi concentration. :)
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