Feeling a little under the weather. Today, the guys were working on the new backyard deck. It was kind of cold so I thought it would be nice to make them some nice hot chocolates – which I did, using Callebaut bittersweet, vanilla, milk, and a touch of sugar. I sprinkled chocolate shavings over top and then served them piping hot! To no one. By the time I stepped outside, the guys had gone on lunch break.
Akemi suggested I store the hot chocolates away in the refrigerator and then reheat them when they returned. For my part, I thought refrigerating, then reheating the hot chocolate would spoil the flavor. So I ended up drinking them myself. All three. About three hours ago, I sugar crashed. I’ve got a wicked headache and feeling all sorts of cranky and rundown. I honestly think a bit of chocolate will help pick me up, but Akemi has forbidden it. She’s tiny, but has three years of ninja training under her belt, so I know better than to mess with her.
Okay, seriously. Do you know what I hate? Meeting people who have been studying Japanese a lot less longer than I have who speak the language a lot better than I do. I’m thinking immersion is the key. To that end, I’m developing a couple of Japan-centered shows. I figure six months of production should be adequate time to master my conversational skills. I think I’ll bring Bartok with me as I’ll require a wingman for my nightly visits to Star Bar in Ginza, the world’s greatest watering hole (http://starbar.jp/).
Oh, and someone to help me produce the show.
Maximus goes in for surgery tomorrow. According to the vet, it will not be a major procedure and he should be good to go home by day’s end. Fingers crossed. Wish him luck!
Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular Deni.