Loriene Roy for President!!
I am so behind in writing letters to family and friends. I always have to write belated greetings, but I am so enjoying these few days between semesters to work on research.
Of course, one should still take a break -- even from research, so Noriko and I caught a nice concert with jazzmaster DeShannon Higa on Friday at the rather swank Hanohano Room at the Sheraton Waikiki. The drinks were a bit expensive, but tasty. The band was tight, although I was not so crazy about singer's loungelike repertoire (although I had never heard a jazz version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time"). Some annoying patrons seated (much too) close to us seemed to enjoy her singing though. They kept complaining loudly to the waitress that they wanted something like "less jazz, and more entertainment," almost demanding she get the singer back on stage. Alcohol does not seem to help all personalities. The view from the 30th floor made the drinks worth the extra price, especially as there was no cover. It is good to have options in terms of jazz now, even here in Hawaii.