26 thoughts on “November 12, 2014: Akemi popcorn fun!

  1. She is very cute. Love the dimples. Very fun pop-corn experience. I don’t think dogs are supposed to have it though. Could be an old wives tale. Your dogs are also cute and well behaved. Best wishes for your on-going casting.

  2. Great vid – and (no lie!) halfway through I realized I was eating popcorn while watching the video. Popcorn out of a bag, but popcorn nonetheless. In fact, it was Popcorn Indiana’s Black & White Drizzlecorn. Deeeeeelish! πŸ™‚


  3. Well, there goes a half hour of work. πŸ˜‰ I’m now caught up from the last time I watched a bunch of her videos.

    Absolutely adorable. But you already knew that, Joe. πŸ˜€

    -Mike A.

  4. Great vedio Akemi! Very fun to watch and like the background music, very cute. Also apprently watching loads of anime dose pay off as i was actually able to understand some phrases here and there.

  5. Akemi is cute as always, and love the dogs’ interaction – especially that shot with Bubba looking on slightly off focus. I guess I’m surprised that’s Akemi’s first popcorn making experience.

    I spent a chunk of today following the amazing Rosetta/Philae landing on the comet 67P. What an achievement! Can’t wait for the science results.

  6. I’ve seen all the pictures you have posted, but this is the first time I have noticed the dimples! Love the dimples!

  7. Akemi is so cute! I love watching her joy and wonder in simple things that many of us have forgotten about. She always makes me smile. Dogs are always fun, too, thanks for sharing!

  8. Akemi is such a delight. Now I want to try this. Love the idea of eating “popped corn on the cob” as Akemi did. Soooo cool.

  9. @ Akemi – Popcorn basically all tastes the same – the color of the corn has no bearing. Some corn is sweeter than others, but the flavor is the same. However, because corn has a relatively mild flavor, it tastes great with stuff added to it, both sweet and savory flavors – chocolate, caramel, fresh-grated cheese, garlic or onion powders (I think I heard you say something about onion powder), and so on and so forth. It’s a great ‘base’ food for tasty toppings!

    Personally I prefer my popcorn with a sprinkle of salt and either sharp cheddar or pepperjack cheese tossed with the hot popcorn so it melts a little (no butter). A warning, however, if you use fresh-grated cheese – sometimes un-popped kernels ‘hide’ in the soft cheese and you risk a broken tooth or filling if you don’t take careful nibbles. Trust me on this – I’ve learned the hard way. πŸ˜›

    Also, I am very impressed with your English! You are getting so good at it – especially with inflections. There were a few words you said with nary an accent – keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

    @ Tam Dixon – Yes, the latest Pendergast book came out yesterday (11/11/14), but I somehow managed to get it a day early. πŸ™‚ It’s pretty good so far…I hope it keeps to the tone of the early books.

    And I did so love this last Lewis series! So good to see *my* Hathaway promoted to Inspector! I was a bit amused when Innocent told him to ‘hold onto this one’ when talking about his sergeant. It gave me the impression that even though he’s just recently been promoted, he’s already been through a few ‘bag men’. He must be very difficult to work for/with…kinda like Joe. 😈


  10. Heh…Tam sure won’t miss that reply! πŸ˜€

    πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


  11. That’s clever. I didn’t think it was going to work well at first. It’s sure easier on the thumbs than removing the kernels first.

    One of these days, when you have a better selection of pans, I’ll share the way of popping corn my dad taught me.

  12. Akemi, thank you for sharing the cob popping corn, I have never seen that done before, and thanks for the other recipes you gave out on your blog, the egg omlettes look delicious, and easy, I am all about the easy. and the pups are loving you and being spoiled.

  13. Fun video about popping corn on the cob. I want to try it now. Thanks Akemi πŸ˜€

  14. Cute vid , Akemi,1st time seeing 1 of yours,Joe has taught you well. So what do you think of living in Canada? Yes, it s been a while since I have caught up with Joe. Dogs look very happy to get popcorn. Enjoy!!

  15. Das: πŸ˜† Yes, Hathaway must have been a pill to work for. With Lewis back, it seems to have mellowed him.

  16. Joe come get your darn Canadian weather! It is down here in Texas and we don’t want it! It is 32 degrees. Last week it was 80.

  17. You’re never too old for snow, appreciate while it lasts. Anyways the Rosetta comet mission is quite amazing, I think most people will have heard of it by now, the landing something on the comet thing. Quite significant and interesting to say the least, if only more attention and money was spent on Space.

    I hope this news doesn’t turn out badly.

    If it turns out doomed, that’s a shame, but for humanity’s first effort of landing something on a comet, it has gone pretty well.

  18. Oh, the pop corn turns inside out when it pops like a flower, wow it came out looking so fluffy and pretty! Seems better and fresher than even Orville’s, I will be looking for it at my grocers.

    Love Akemi’s hair, wow so long from waaay back in her first pic with the awesome boots. Like the flashdance style too, very retro cool.

  19. @Randomness: While the lander is not in optimal position, that article may be a bit more dire than what is happening. I just watched the whole news conference from today and while the lack of light is a big issue, they are already doing a large amount of the science that the lander was designed to do. They are basically doing the least risky things first, and moving toward the riskier (like trying to drill) at the end. Because the lander doesn’t appear anchored, any mechanical movements risk flipping the lander or sending it “airborne” again.

    So, they are still evaluating its exactly position and orientation before trying anything major. Even the fact that it bounced is interesting because it gives them and idea of what the surface is actually like.

    All really interesting and exciting stuff!

  20. Akemi’s first popcorn making experience…and it’s some version
    of microwave popcorn?
    Come on Akemi…good popped corn does not come from
    a microwave.
    Even hot air popcorn is better than most microwave popcorn…IMO.

    Make popcorn the right way…..taste it and enjoy it.
    Use the right types of corn, oils and seasonings.
    The proper cooking techniques matter.

    Microwave popcorn…yuck!
    Lulu ate it….but I am sure that she didn’t really like it.
    Some tasty oils will have those dogs begging for more.
    Some tasty oils will have Joe begging for more.

    I LOVE popcorn.

  21. hahaha!!! Akemi and Joe!! Thank you for this post, it had me in stitches of laughter. In a good way, it brought much needed joy to a downer day haha. Thank you! haha

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