In case you missed it, here’s my Dark Matter Episode 13 discussion with gang at Orville Nation and special guest star Marc Bendavid (ONE) as part of Virtual Trek Con. But beware! Spoilers abound for future episodes!
Well, my hopes of an upset victory fizzled last night. Once again, the Patriots screw me – but by NOT winning for a change.
Sad monkey. 🙁
Akemi has informed me that, starting tomorrow, we have to take part in “osouji”, the Japanese deep-cleaning tradition that will see us symbolically cleanse the household ahead of a new year while literally dusting, scrubbing, and generally tidying up before ringing in 2021. It’s a quaint custom but, as I explained to Akemi, I feel that my taking part would be tantamount to cultural appropriation and so I don’t feel comfortable participating. Akemi’s response was: “As long as you do it with respect, no problem.”, but I don’t know if I can respectfully clean the place from top to bottom over the course of an entire day. So, to be on the safe side, I’m not going to opt out while wholly respecting my wife’s adherence to this important ceremony.
Speaking of which, do you have any end of year of New Year traditions you’ll be observing? Getting a hair cut? Buy new shoes? Eating soba and snapper? Do tell.