Monday, July 04, 2005


Happy Fourth of July everyone!
There's the beginning and end of my celebration this need to feel sorry for me, that's just the way it goes when one is living outside the U.S. and the Fourth falls on a Monday when one's (Japanese!) husband has to work and furthermore, one is sick as a dog (that's what my dad always says, I don't really know how sick a dog is but it sounds pretty bad).

Yes, I'm sick.
I wouldn't bring it up but I don't get sick often so I when I do, it's a doozy! And I'll just have to keep calling this sickness "Doozy" since I don't know what it is. Suffice to say that my throat is quite swollen and painful and I'm in and out of Feverland with body aches as a bonus. I'm feeling a little better today, and I'm also feeling the pressure of untold stories from the weekend, so I'm sitting up at the computer though perhaps I should be laying down (but that's so boring and it's what I did all day yesterday and 12 hours of last night and another hour and a half just before, so I excuse myself from that posture for this moment)?

Here's the main story I want to get down before I forget; it's not really a story, more of an anecdote (or did I just want to say "anecdote," hmm?). Yesterday as we were riding the train home from church--setting aside debates of whether it was wise for me to go to church--we saw a poster advertising Star Wars: Episode 3-Revenge of the Sith, which is due to open here in Japan next Saturday, July 9th. The picture on the poster was of two figures dueling with lightsabers. Koji spotted the poster before Aogu or I did, and right away he pointed to it and shouted,
"Mama! Look, tennis!"

He and Aogu have been watching a lot of Wimbledon lately.


Julie said...

That is so cute of Koji! How do you say 'tennis' in Japanese? Is there a special word or is it just te-ni-su?

jamie christine said...

good linguistical instincts, Julie! it's "te-ni-su"!