Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thoughts for Thursday

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.


  1. I wanted to let you know that the commercial you mentioned (I'm assuming this is the one -- on Mrs. P's blog with Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden was aired nationally in the United States last year.

    Mrs. Obama has made it one of her priorities as first lady [each FLOTUS chooses areas, Mrs. Bush's was literacy I believe] to focus on issues that military families face, and I think that is pretty cool. I don't know how it will directly affect us, but I'll wait and see!

    If you'd like to read more about what she's doing for us and our families, you can go here ( or from a little further back via the Air Force website (

    Hopefully you don't mind that I came over here to let you know about this! :)

  2. Lola- thank you for the info. I am glad the commercial was aired stateside. I still don't get why they air it here- seems like they could make one that is talking TO military families. I'll have to check out the website. It will be interesting to see what comes out of it all.

  3. Just found your blog from the Household 6 Diva listing. We too are a Navy family stationed in Japan. Konnichiwa!

  4. Debra, thanks for stopping by! How do you like Japan? It is finally feeling like summer so I am glad to see the sun again! How long are you here for?


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