Monday, June 28, 2010

My newest venture

I've started something new- a new project, if you will. I'm not sure how it will turn out, or if it will ever be complete. Just know that I'm working and working hard.

So, if I'm silent for more than a few days, I haven't forgotten about you or this useless blog. I will simply be using my free time to focus on my new project. That's all.

Wish me luck! I'll tell you more when I'm ready.


Just a few more days! I can hardly wait!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Potty Time

Look at this WAY cool potty! I just had to take a picture, so I could share it with you fine folks. I knew you would be interested!
It has an amazing sleek design.
But way to many effing buttons!

After staring at the key pad for 10 minutes, I finally figured out how to flush. This sure beats crapping in a hole!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lady GaGa and Origami


On Saturday, Husband performed again for the Karaoke contest. He sang "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince. He had back-up dancers, too.
Do you see the resemblance?

School Days

Last week Jude had open school, so I was allowed to visit his classroom and watch him in action. This is him in action:

Beetles Galore

To me, it seems like Japanese people have an unusual fascination with bugs.

This weekend, we went to our local pet shop and saw this:
...countless containers full of Rhino Beetles, this one.
I just don't get it!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Their Stories

Kyoto, Japan

Before each class, my adult students are expected to prepare a short 5 minute story about anything they like. They present their story in English to me and their classmates. During these 5 minute stories, I have learned so much about each one of them. They have shared stories of sorrow, triumph, death, rebirth and happiness. I feel honored to hear their stories. And through their stories, I have learned about each one of them. They have shared intimate details of their lives to me, their English Sensei.

Each student has an amazing story, and their stories have touched me in a way I never thought possible.

Living in Japan is amazing, but reliving remarkable experiences through my students' stories makes it an even more amazing place. I will be forever grateful to them for allowing me into their world.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hey Jude

There is hope

If you're single and wondering if you'll ever find Mr. or Mrs. Right, know that it is possible to find your perfect partner. Just be patient.

If a difficult, judgemental, OCD, wise-cracking, lactose intolerant, piano playing, midget, Mexican, asthmatic marathoner with a potty mouth can find true love, then you can too!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Karaoke Contest Winner

Husband is the shirtless, lead singer in the black, leather pants. He rocked it! They won first prize for the night!

Husband is the Karaoke King!

I felt it!

Yesterday around 12:45 AM, Husband, Jude and I were vegging out on the couch. When all of sudden, the wall creaked and the couch started to shake. At first, I wasn't sure if Jude was moving the couch or if was an earthquake. Then, I heard my pictures hanging on the wall rattling. At that moment, I knew it was another earthquake.

Once I figured out it was an earthquake, my heart rate shot up to about 180 beats per minute. Then, I stood up and waited. I waited to see if I needed to bend over and kiss my ass goodbye, or if it was going to be a non-event. At first, it was just a little shaky-shaky action. It slightly intensified and then stopped. The shaking lasted about 10 seconds. So, that makes this the longest earthquake I've ever felt. But, overall, it was a non-event. No damage to report.

This earthquake was just little reminder that I always need to be aware and ready for anything. So, I bought some extra can goods yesterday at the grocery store. Just in case.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Love Letter to Husband #2

Dearest Husband,

Tonight I was wowed by your amazing talent. When you rocked the crowd with your awesome karaoke version of I Love Rock n' Roll, I was proud and honored to be your wife. Your black, leather pants were hot, too!

Love you,

Friday, June 11, 2010

Love Letter to Husband #1

****Just a reminder, Husband doesn't read this useless blog. So, anything I write to him is just between you (Internet) and I.

Dearest Husband,

You know I love you with every ounce of me. You know I love your sweet caresses. However, if you keep yanking the blanket away from me at night while I'm trying to sleep, I'll fart on your pillow and give you pink eye!

Love you lots,

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My ever changing world

Living is Japan is awesome. However, there is one downfall: people are constantly coming and going. Since most foreigners (gaijin) work here on a visa, they aren't here for very long (usually 1-2 years). So, as I meet people and become friends, I know inevitably that we won't be together for long.

As time has passed, I have met some amazing women here in Japan. Woman that inspire me to be the best mother, wife, and friend possible. And having to see these women and their families leave, one after another, is starting to get to me.

It's getting harder and harder to meet new people and welcome them into my life knowing that in a year or so, we will have to part.

I know I chose the life I live. But saying goodbye is getting harder and harder.

I'm tired of all the goodbyes. I'm not good at goodbye.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Additions

Okay, you know about our Dragonfly nymphs, but now we have discovered about 15 fish eggs. In fact, about 6 of them have already hatched. Now our little bug box/aquarium is brimming with life.

We love our new little ecosystem!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

An obscure fact about me...

I wake up my son by singing Lady GaGa's recent hits. Within 10 seconds, the kid is awake and singing along.

Our Dragonfly Nymphs

Last week I received 3 Dragonfly nymphs. (They were a present for Jude from one of my students.) Basically, these are dragon fly babies, and in a few short weeks, they will become Dragonflies. But until then, they live in our apartment in our bug box covered in pond water. And, they breathe through their anuses. That's right, they breathe through their bung holes. Cool, huh?!

So, this was my conversation with Husband:

Weenie: "These Dragonfly nymphs sure our neat, especially because they breathe through their butts!"

Husband: "I wonder if they have to hold their breath when the crap?"

Weenie: "Just imagine, if you were a Dragonfly nymph, you would have died long ago considering the amount you crap!"

Husband: "Yeah, tell me about it!"

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My sympathies to you

I wrote this post in May, but never published it. So, here it is:

My sympathies to you...(click here to read it)

Lady Gaga : News : Watch the Gaga-Themed Glee Episode!

Lady Gaga : News : Watch the Gaga-Themed Glee Episode!

Changing things up

As you can see, I changed the template for this useless blog. I was getting tired of seeing all the unused space on the sides. So, I revamped things a bit and viola, the new and improved version of My Misadventures.

Since I've got gray hair and two, yes, count them, two age spots, I thought my blog needed to become more sophisticated. This was the best I could do.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010