Thursday, March 09, 2006

Back to Oyama and other misc stuff!

Well in about 24 hours Matt jumps on a Jetliner enroute to Nagoya! (Well technically enroute to SFO and then to Nagoya.) This has me very excited. It's like Christmas, only with more Japanese food.

I watched Apollo 13 last night, but I watched it with a commentary by Jim and Marilyn Lovell. Yup the real astronaut (as played by Tom Hanks in the film) and his wife watch the movie and give us the inside scoop. What Ron Howard did well, what he messed up on, the whole ball of wax. It was really quite fascinating, especially how in a few areas Mrs. Lovell gets choked up, despite the intervening decades. I would certainly reccomend heading over to your local library and checking out Apollo 13 for another viewing. Or you can borrow my copy, if you like. :-D

How about this link to a live video game in Spain.. It sounds kind of cool to me. Like a video game, but with better graphics!

While today was a bit chill, the weather is certainly on a welcome warming trend. In some time we had free Paul and I headed to Oyama shrine to check things out. He had never been, despite it being one of the major tourist attractions in the area! Oh well, there's no accounting for taste. Luckily he did enjoy it, and it was really nice in the warm twilight glow.

We were also basking the greasy glory of the double cheeseburger and onion rings we had devoured for lunch. The meal destroyed my poor guts. I'm just not used to lots of beef fat in my diet anymore! The roast chicken I had for dinner a few weeks ago affected me much the same. Alas, I am doomed to eat Curry Katsu, Beef Bowl, and Sushi for the remainder of my life! (which is not to imply that things like Curry Katsu are at all healthy, they just lack the dripping grease you get on things like a good burger or say a slice of pizza.) *sigh*

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羽之助 said...

At least you've kicked the hamburger habit ... I'm no longer eating McDonalds, but the call of Mos Burger reverberates within my soul ...

Travelingrant said...

well thats cause MOS is the divinely inspired food of the gods!