Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Weenie:  "Hey, how many pairs of underpants should I bring for Jude on our trip to Thailand?"

Husband:  "Bring 5 and then turn them inside out, and he can wear them again for another 5 days."

Weenie:  "Really?"

Husband:  "Yep, that's my plan, and I'll go commando a couple of days, too."

Weenie:  "Really?!"

Husband:  "Yep, when I'm on vacation I like to free-ball it."

Weenie:  "Ew!"

Monday, November 14, 2011

Baking Bread

Sometimes I get a hair up my ass and decide to do things I might not normally do.  And, well, this weekend I thought I'd bake fresh bread and make a pumpkin pie.  Since we are living in Japan, I feel like I'm missing out on all the great things about fall.  I miss pumpkin patches, bails of hay, hay rides, flowering mums, fresh baked pies and so on.  So, I decided to bring a little bit of home, home.   Here is the result:

I will NEVER buy bread again!

I know, I'm the brown Betty Crocker, biatches!

Around town

The other day I visited a local market just as they were opening.  I would tell you the name of this place, but I'm an ignorant foreigner and still can't read Japanese.  But I can show you the pictures I took.

My AT-AT is bigger than yours

Jude raked in some major cash for his birthday and decided to splurge by buying a big ass AT-AT.  If you are a Star Wars fan, you know what I'm talking about.  If you aren't, you probably could care less!

I'm not sure who was happier to get this, Jude or Husband.

So, a big THANK YOU to BJ, Lola, and YaYa for the birthday money.  You have made Jude and Husband so very happy!

Girls Night Out

On Thursday, I went out with a great group of ladies.  We had a nice dinner, had a few drinks and sang a little karaoke.  Since I was recovering from gastrointestinal distress, I didn't drink.  Okay, I did have a few sips of beer, but that was it.

Orange picking field trip

Last week I went on a field trip with Jude's class.  We went orange picking and had a great time.  Thankfully, I did't have to smack any children, even though I wanted to!

Here are a few pictures from the event:

On Halloween

Japanese people do not celebrate Halloween and don't know much about it, so I decided to tell my students about it and let them carve pumpkins.  Since most of them had never carved a pumpkin before, they were giddy with excitement as they made their own jack-o'-lanterns.   

So, yes, I got paid to teach my students how to make jack-o'-lanterns.  Man, I love this country!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

30 Days of Denim- Day 30

30 Days of Denim

This is what I wore yesterday:
T-Shirt:  Gap (bought in Japan)
Sweater:  New York & Company
Jeans:  Gap (bought in Japan)
Earrings:  Lia Sophia
Necklace:  (bought in Japan)
Shoes:  Crocs

Yesterday we attended Oktoberfest and a birthday party.  We met some great new folks, and I'm sure we'll be hanging out with them again.  They are new to Japan, and I can't wait to show them the ropes.  

Oh, and I'm finished with my 30 Days of Denim.  Yea, me!  

Wearing denim for 30 days was actually pretty easy for me.  Since I don't have a dress code for work, I think that helped too!  

Now I'm looking around the web to see what I can do for the next 30 days.  Have any ideas?  I was thinking maybe 30 days of Crockpot meals or 30 days of exercise or 30 days of thanks or 30 days of learning, where I learn something new for 30 days, or 30 days of organizing.  

Let me know what you think my new project should be.  

30 Days of Denim- Day 29

30 Days of Denim

Here is what I wore Friday:
T-Shirt:  Gap (bought in Japan)
Sweater:  Banana Republic (bought in Japan)
Jeans:  Gap (bought in Japan)
Jewelry:  Lia Sophia
Shoes:  Crocs 

Friday I taught my little kids' English class.  I have about 6 Japanese kids in that class, ranging in age from 2-4 years old.  It's like trying to wrestle rabid monkeys.  But at least it pays well! 

30 Days of Denim- Day 28

30 Days of Denim

Here is what I wore on Thursday:
Camisole:  New York & Company
Sweater:  (bought in Japan)
Jeans:  Uniqlo (bought in Japan)
Earrings:  Um, I forgot where I got these, but I know it was at a Stateside mall.
Necklace:  Hard Off (Japanese recycle shop)
Shoes:  Wilson (bought in Japan)

I had to work on Thursday.  

On another note, Jude and I were 20 minutes late to Jude's swim lesson (that lasts 30 minutes), because the kid had to take a 40 minute dump!  I have no idea why it takes my kid so effing long to poo.  It's ridiculous!  If I had a dollar for every minute I have to wait on my kid to empty his bowels, I'd be one rich bitch!

30 Days of Denim- Behind the scenes

This is what happens every night when Husband is taking my picture for this useless blog:
my crazy-ass kid jumps in front of the camera about half a dozen times.  Why, you ask?  Because he can!

Friday, November 4, 2011

30 Days of Denim- Day 27

30 Days of Denim

Here is Tuesday's outfit:
Shirt:  H &  M (bought in Japan)
Pants:  New York & Company
Jean Jacket:  Uniqlo 
Jewelry:  Lia Sophia
Shoes:  Gap (bought in Japan)

In case you haven't noticed, I like to wear Lia Sophia jewelry a lot.  No, I mean a WHOLE lot!  Like, I'm practically addicted to the stuff.  No.  Seriously!  Just ask Husband!  

Lia Sophia jewelry is sold like Tupperware or Pampered Chef.  A representative comes to your house and has a party with you and your closest friends.  Then you look through the catalog and buy a bunch of stuff, and then it comes to you in the mail.  Since I have a couple of friends who sell it, I like to help them out.

You could say I'm a very, very, very good customer!  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Days of Denim- Day 26

30 Days of Denim

Here is today's outfit:
Tank Top:  New York & Company
Sweater:  Gap (bought in Japan)
Jean Skirt:  Old Navy
Jewelry:  Lia Sophia
Shoes:  Crocs

Today it was about 70 degrees, so I thought I'd celebrate by wearing a skirt and shaving my legs.  

My little zombie

Jude had a blast last night scaring the crap out of people.  When he made small children cry, he giggled with delight, and so did I.  

We are the type of people who like blood and guts and gore on Halloween.  We are all about being scared and scaring others.  We usually spend the month of October trying to scare each other by throwing plastic roaches at each other or hiding behind things and jumping out when the other person least expects it.  We watch horror movies and tell Jude to cover his eyes when the really scary part happens.  We decorate our apartment with skulls and talking skeletons.  

That's how we do Halloween!

30 Days of Denim- Day 25

30 Days of Denim

Here is Monday's outfit:
Shirt:  Old Navy 
Jeans:  Uniqlo (bought in Japan)
Jewelry:  New York & Company
Shoes:  Crocs

Yesterday was Halloween, and I spent the day volunteering at Jude's school, helping with their fall festivities.  I was very well behaved, and I didn't smack any children, even though I wanted to several times.  

***I look really fat in this picture.  Maybe it's all the candy I stole from Jude's candy bag!