Besides not sleeping very well and hating the wake up call of O-Dark-Thirty, I am doing well.
Photos are coming soon… do you have any idea how long it takes to upload 600 photos? Several nights. (I went with Flickr, details coming soon)
Don’t worry, the blog isn’t going to “Turn Japanese” but there might be a slightly Vacation Stuff Type Theme going on for a bit. And I really will get back to reading all the great blogs over on my blog roll…. Promise!
One of the things I learned while on this trip was that my skills with the chopsticks are woefully inadequate. I did okay for the most part when picking up chunks of food…. But rice was a bit more difficult and noodles in broth were nearly impossible. One day we stopped in a little restaurant for lunch and I was starving… because I was almost always starving while in Tokyo (Seriously, I ate so much I thought I must have gained 10 pounds… thankfully the massive amounts of walking helped keep my weight stable, but honestly I think I ate my body weight in food over there.) Anyway, there we were at this restaurant and I am feeling faint with hunger and I order lunch and it turns out to be noodle-y soup and I cannot for the life of me get the noodles out of the bowl and into my mouth with my damn chopsticks.
Is there anything as frustrating as being hungry, to have food, but to be unable to get said food into your mouth? I almost cried.
And the thing is, I knew before we went that my skill with the chopsticks was more “silly white girl trying to spear her food” than actual ability… If only someone had showed me this handy little aide before we left…
A few days with that and I bet I would have been a pro.
Or at the very least have been able to brag about my “picking up chicks” prowess.
(It might be a fowl pun, but isn’t that why y’all love me?)