Has it really been twelve days since my last blog entry? Wow. For both of you out there reading this, I apologize that it took so long. I had a few entries in mind but they have escaped me. I know one was really amusing too. What a bummer, I can’t remember what it was.
Today I am having a few colleagues over for a movie night. Hey, no big deal. It is a good excuse to make me clean up a little bit and finally wade through some of the uninteresting mail that has piled up. So I’m in a relatively clean / picked up place. Nice. I’m getting better organized. I thought it might be kind of fun to have some chips and salsa as a little movie night kind of behavior. I went to one of the gaijin grocery stores and sure enough I was able to get some Tostitos white corn tortilla chips and salsa (luckily while I was there I saw some chili beans so I’ll be able to make chili this winter which makes me very happy). I bought two bags and two salsas.
How much do you think that little purchase cost? Sure, it is Japan. Things are more expensive here. I understand that. The total purchase was … are you ready? It was about 2300 yen, or $20. Yikes! We will have to enjoy every last morsel.
In other news, we had our first typhoon of the season. The storm was weakening and then start building up again. I made sure I left work at the peak of the storm, it appears. It was pretty rainy and getting windy when I left. By the time I got home the air was still and it was gently raining. What happened? The storm looks pretty wet when you look at the RADAR image below. Compared to one of the typhoons in Mito in 2004 this was nothing. I must have been on the good side of the eye or something.
I have actually succeeded in framing and hanging some pictures. As a matter of fact, you can see some of the images with the Tostitos. I ordered 9 more frames today. Just part of my prairie fire spending!