Not even an hour after I hit "publish post" on my last post, the mailman came and delivered a package from my Mom. Seventeen years ago, this package would have the county newspaper ('cause, you know, I can't miss a week!!), the Sunday funny papers, the crossword puzzle from the Sunday paper, columns from Dave Barry, and Lewis Grizzard (before he passed away), some magazines, and videos...lots and lots of videos!!
Before DVDs and before I could afford cable TV here, there was very little to watch, IN ENGLISH, on television. Mom, bless her heart, faithfully recorded shows like Friends, Allie McMeal, Seinfield, Frazier, ER, Becker, Coupling, Ray Romano, Who's Line is It Anyway, Drew Carey Show....just to name a few. She even, though she really
hated it with a passion didn't like it, would record The West Wing....because I wanted it. I was not the only one who would watch these videos.....they would be passed along from gaijin (foreigner) to gaijin....all needing a "little bit of home"!!!
So....back to today's package.....I brought in the package from outside...sat at the table and carefully opened it up....and what to my wondering eyes should appear.....but...Last month's Reader's Digest, November's MORE, last weeks funnies.....and....and......
..... do you see them?....in the zip-lock bag......12 Mint Chocolate Cookies...from....yeah...you got it.....the Girl Scouts!!!
(12....which means....the K-man, Issei and Koji each get.....2!!!) :-D (No....I shared....equally....we all.....me, grudgingly
gave up....got three.
(There were delicious, by the way....Issei said, "They make my mouth cold." All agreed that they were "yummy"....Mommy, didn't say much...she was "having a moment". I would say more, but, my mom reads this and well...some things are best left unsaid. Just think of something that, when you eat it, it makes your mouth and taste buds go..."mwaaaahhhaaaahahahahaha". There ya go.) :-D
Now....also in that package....was THIS..... Helllllllllllloooooooo?!?!??!?!
Thinking that my mom was playing a horrible, horrible, joke (not that there's ANYTHING at all wrong with the AARP....I'm just about 20-25 years TOO DAMN YOUNG TO BE INTERESTED IN THAT MAGAZINE!!!)...I was getting a bit hurt/pissed/aaarrrrggggghhhhhh!!!
Then....this note fell out.....
And yes...we do love Jack Nicholson!!!
Thanks Mom!!! I picked up an old obi (kimono belt) the other day and it had "your name" on it!!!