Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
For example, "no talking on the phone at night". There's nothing inherently wrong with talking on the phone at night, of course, but I would much rather connect in person than on the phone. And by the evening, I have usually expended my energy for the day already. So all I'm good for is holding a book in front of my face. Or looking at the computer for way too many hours on end. Which is another topic for another time.
At any rate, last night a long time and long lost friend got ahold of me at around 9:30 pm. I made an exception to my rule for her. And then, then, after that, before I knew it, when we finally said good-bye, it was 1: 20 am and my rule was blown to all kinds of tiny smithereens.
Lesson: talk to long lost friends, in the evening or otherwise, more often than once in four months. Two birds with one stone effect: long lost friends will be found, and rules will be obeyed.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Back in April after Koji started going to the Japanese elementary school, I joined the chorus for moms that is associated with the school. I love it. The only thing I don't love is that we only practice once a week. I would be up for more, that's how much I enjoy singing in a group! "Hail Holy Queen" is a song that we're practicing now. I hope I can get all that tricky clapping down.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
*pause to imagine a blog wearing trousers*
Which brings me to discuss, am I the only one who thinks Americans, when referring to split-legged garments worn on the bottom halves of their persons that aren't jeans, should really give up "pants" and switch to "trousers"? Please? Anyone? Perhaps it sounds a tad hoity-toity on its first trip off the tongue, but one can get used to it. Meanwhile, the word pants is entirely too close to "panties," and it in fact means just that in numerous other languages that aren't American English.
If you're not following me entirely but you're female and feeling a bit confused, another idea is to just switch to dresses and skirts. It's working for me.
No, I am not planning to use this space to blather endlessly about whatever I want for every single day this month. But then again, even if I do, won't that be better than the lengthy silence that was here before? I shall tell myself so. Talk to you (whoever "you" are, if in fact "you" are still out there somewhere) tomorrow.