Happy Thursday! The day is almost over for me, and just starting for those of you who are stateside. I never thought I would use the term "stateside" or refer to things as "back home" or "back in the states". The kids use the last one often...
"Back in the states I had a friend named..."
"Back in the states we used to eat at Red Robins..."
You get the idea. When we get "back to the states", what will we say about our time in Japan?
"Back in the far east we ..."
"Back in Japan we ate a lot of sushi..."
"When we were overseas we..."
I am going to MISS Japan VERY MUCH. We still have about 2 years, but it makes me sad to think we will leave. It's not that I miss being "back in the states". I really miss our friends more than anything. I miss my old co-workers, they really were the best. I have never enjoyed working anywhere like I enjoyed working there. (I worked at a bank in the mortgage department.)
As for Japan- I won't miss the fact that I can't use the free digital download of the second season on True Blood (Amazon gave it to me for ordering the DVDs.) It is because our ISP says we are on the "horn tip of Africa" or something like that. My friend's hubby tried to explain it to me- I probably said it wrong. But basically it says "I ain't in the US"- an of course the offer is only good to residents of the US. I should get some special kind of exception- I am an American dammit! Of course the DVDs are out in the exchange- but my copy is in the mail. So I must wait....
On another note- I am really mad because the Belkin laptop coolling pad has totally crapped out on me after maybe 2 weeks. Of course I do not have a receipt or packing or warranty ANYWHERE. I plan on writing to Belkin though and telling them what a piece of junk that thing was. So tomorrow I must go buy a new cooling pad, until then I am relying on my Pampered Chef cooling rack.
Lastly- I have to share this little video. It is too friggin' cute. If it does not make you smile then I am very sad for you my friend, very sad indeed...
You will want to watch this more than once, trust me.
Meet the sloths from Amphibian Avenger on Vimeo.
So did you smile, giggle, laugh, or what?? I can't wait to show this to Sissy.