April 2, 2010

Friday - Clear in the daytime, rainy at night.

I had an okay day today. I got up this morning in time to watch the news. Hurray! I was up earlier than the news started. Woot. I had a quiet morning, except the doorbell rang again. This time it was a person holding a big box so I opened the door. A friend in the south part of Japan had sent me a box of hyuganatsu...a type of orange. Yay. She sent some last year too and they were great.

I watched a horror movie in the afternoon (only time to watch horror films in my opinion!) and then tried to get out of the house to get my hair cut. Failed miserably. Just couldn't get my butt in gear. I had a bit of lunch and then tried again. Finally got out of the apartment around 4 pm. Whew.

I biked off to S-Mall and had a snoop around. I visited my usual places. Bought a few things in the 100 yen shop, nothing in the dvd or book shop and again nothing in the clothing shop. Got a couple of things in the grocery store, then had a Royal Milk Tea at Doutors while I read my novel. I'm reading Jennifer Weiner's Certain Girls. It's a sequel to Good in Bed, and it's great so far.

I left the mall around 6 pm and it was still a little light out. Yes! So glad. I hate biking home in the dark. It was raining though, and that I wasn't so happy about. Made it safely though, so no problems.

F came home about an hour later and wanted to go out for dinner. Tonight he suggested a Japanese place that we haven't been in ages. The reason? He complains about it. Every. Single. Time. We. Go. There. And tonight he complained about it too. The soba isn't "real" soba. The reason I like it is we get to sit at tables not on the floor and I can look at the menu and choose what I want from the pictures. I don't have to rely on him translating it for me. For me, it was fine. It wasn't fine dining, but it was passable.

We came home via my school and had a quiet evening in. We tried some of the hyuganatsu. Mine was really sour, but F liked his. Watched the tail end of Sister Act 2. Sure glad I didn't see all of it!

Did a bit of planning for my trip, packed my suitcase too. I hope I remember everything. I'm only going for one night and Sendai is a big city so I'll probably be fine.

Anyway, I'm off now. I have an earlier start tomorrow. Wish me luck eh? Night!


girl Japan said...

Happy Easter Weekend.. I've heard about the book and really want to give it a go on the iPad, if it releases soon.... OHHHH

I take it, it's totally worth it?

Helen said...

Jennifer Weiner is a great author. If you're going to read Certain Girls, you really should read Good in Bed first....and yes, it's worth it.

One of her books, In Her Shoes, was made into a movie with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette. It's really good (not quite as good as the book, but good) so you don't have to read her unless you think you might like her work. Does that make sense??

Thanks for visiting!