Jelly’s doctor emailed me this morning to tell me that the surgery went like clockwork and the disc came away nicely. My gal is waking up and, hopefully, on the road to a speedy recovery.
Last night, the airport called to inform Ivon his luggage had finally completed its long and eventful journey from Canada and would be delivered asap. Ivon was elated and, despite being exhausted, stayed up for the much-anticipated reunion. That never came. Apparently, he eventually dozed off and what followed was a fitful night’s rest disturbed by beer and sake-induced nightmares of his luggage almost but not quite ever reaching home. Then, this morning he finally got the call from the front desk. They were sending someone up with the luggage! An exhausted Ivon waited impatiently for that knock on the door and, when it finally came, it was with a sense of enormous relief that he answered. “Hello,”said the smiling bellhop. “I am here to pick up your bags!”
Anyhoo, Ivon got it all sorted out and, I’m happy to report, now has a smile on his face and clean underwear under his pants.
First up, some pics from our visit to Roppongi yesterday afternoon…
And some of my favorite buildings –
And other sights…
So, last night, Ivon and I hit Birdland, apparently THE place for grilled chicken in Tokyo. Finding our way around has been a bit of a challenge so far, and the search for Birdland was no exception. Fortunately, unlike a few of the other places, this one actually had an address. It was located in the basement floor of an office building in Ginza.
The place was considerably smaller than I’d imagined and, while very good, probably not somewhere I’d go back to anytime soon. I’d certainly recommend it as far as yakitori joints go. Still, I went in expecting a raucous feast and went away a tad underwhelmed.
Today = Butagumi (tonkatsu) for lunch, an Omotesando stroll, strange doughnuts, enough dessert to kill a lesser man, and dinner at Tofuro (izakaya). Full report tomorrow. With pics!