Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Late Hour Thoughts

Or can these random firings of my brain even be called "thoughts"?! Hmm...

If you are a Christian and have EVER prayed for anyone out loud in a group, then you must read this. If you laugh so hard that tears come to your eyes, then please leave me a comment so I know I'm not alone. I confess to all of you (which is risky because some of are people I've prayed with/for) that I have totally had some of these thoughts while praying...um, but I'm sure I was praying for someone else at the time, not you. Amen.

Next, not nearly as holy but just as hilarious: Business Time. All credit goes to Ian & Ashley for showing this clip to me. But if you should get the song stuck in your head, sorry, I don't know who you should credit that to...

I just found a piece of paper on my desk that's dated about three months ago, which says that when Izumi sneezes she says "bless me". I don't remember her saying that recently, but I take that as a good sign; it means she hasn't been sneezing.

One more thing about Izumi: thanks to lots of pronunciation practice with Papa, she has learned to say "zoo" and she doesn't call herself I'mi anymore. Sniff. My baby is becoming a little girl, and I know it because we had a little tiff this morning over which shoes she was going to wear...

Koji's English and Japanese skills are pretty neck and neck these days, though we experience variances in ability depending on his excitement level and which DVD he's watched most recently: Hermie? or Sazae-san?

So with English, he has a few expressions he's concocted on his own and they keep sticking even if I correct him. The one that comes to mind at the moment is this: "hang off!". That's the opposite of "hang on!," as in, "Izumi, I was playing with that toy first, so hang off!".

Speaking of English and Japanese, when I was at the gym today, I saw an ad for a new reality show that's starting next week called I Survived a Japanese Game Show. It looks really funny, especially since some of the things the contestants have to do look like they are straight out of a real Japanese game show that I was totally addicted to in the late 80s. If only I could remember what it was called...anyway, tune in next Tuesday night and tell me what you think!

A news brief for any parents who live in the Chicagoland (who made that up, putting "land" at the end of an city to try and make the suburbs feel included? I've always thought that a strange phenomena, ever since I was in college in Southern California and used to hang out with my grandparents in "The Inland Empire" ...bonus points if you know where/what that is!): next week is Kids' Restaurant Week. I admit, I'd rather go to these restaurants without kids, but if taking them along means I can have the experience for only $20.08 for me and $5/$2 for them, it seems worth a try. Let me know if you go, or if you want to go with us! I think I want to try Topolobampo...

Last random synapse movement for the evening: my sister's Etsy shop is getting better all the time and I'm super proud of her! If you need/want something more colorful, fun and/or unique for your baby or child or a friend, please look no further. I think this is my favorite item for sale right now. What's yours?

Oyasuminasai~

3 comments:

clc said...

i might be up for a little topolobampo. that's rick bayless' restaraunt. maybe an outing in the city and dinner? the decor in there is pretty cool and would probably keep the kids attention.

Posh Lady said...

My friend used to live in the Inland Empire and we have cousins there too! My friend was in Lake Elsinore... :)

z said...

i was howling and crying at the same time! that site (stuff christians like) totally made my day. thanks for pointing me to it.

can't wait till asher can enjoy those tasty restaurants. hope you guys make it out to some cool restaurant.