Friday, May 16, 2008

The one where Debbie forgot to put a title when she first posted...eh! It's Friday...

(**This is post #198...can't you just feel the excitement in the air?!?!?! teehee!! And yeah...I was one behind of what I should have been....yes...I'm a true blond...and that's the naked truth!!! pppfflflltttt!)

So...it's Friday, again...gosh how time does fly, huh? I am in the process of drawing out the plans for a cake I am going to make for my friend's husband tomorrow. The cake will be a carrot cake....with, but of course, cream cheese frosting, (it would be criminal to put anything else on such a delectable cake!!) He, much like my own K-Man, plays the guitar and I am working on a "Fender" design cake....do I make a guitar-shaped cake? or do I put the shape of a guitar on the cake?? And what do I use for guitar strings?? I'll post pictures tomorrow to let you know what was decided....gosh...the excitement here at Etc., Etc., Etc. is just almost too much, don't you think?!?!?! (seriously giggling here!!!)

We're going to slow things down a bit and do the Friday Feast.......

Appetizer
What is the nearest big city to your home?

We really live in a suburb of Nagasaki City....there are about 452,000 people here. People from other parts of Japan will call us inaka, or "the country"!! I laugh at this because my hometown in the States has about 1,800 people!!! Come with me...I will give you a whole new meaning to the word "country"!!!!!
Fukuoka ("foo-koo-oh-ka") is the largest metropolis near us with about 1,415,000 people....it is about 3 hours by car or 1 and 1/2 hours by train away.

Soup
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how well do you keep secrets?
I have kept/am keeping some doozy of some secrets....so I'm going to say a 10!!!

Salad
Describe your hair (color, texture, length).

My hair is fine, thin...blond (but getting darker by the year!!...I am looking forward to gray so I can be "light" again!!!) and right now...it's in a bit of a "bob"....still kind of short, but I need a haircut something awful so that may change if I can find the extra cash!!!

Main Course
What kind of driver are you? Courteous? Aggressive? Slow?

I think that I am a very careful driver....courteous? Yes...so much that when I go back to the States, my mom laughs because I bow at people when I drive!!! I do have a bad habit of "talking" to other drivers who are just stupid....Koji has developed a very colorful repertoire of English words!!! Aggressive? Of course...you have to be in Japan. Slow? Not very often. I'm speedy, yet, (as they say here in Japan...) a "safety driver". You should see some of the roads that I drive on everyday....so many of them look like one-way streets, but....no...they're 2-way....with hills and curves!!! mwaaahahahahahaha!!!!

Dessert
When was the last time you had a really bad week?

Hmmmm....a whole week?!?!?! I've had bad days up the wazoo...but bad weeks?? Probably the one that sticks in my mind the clearest would be about 2 1/2 years ago when my Daddy Charles passed away. He passed away on Friday (the 13th even!) and I was in Colorado on Sunday (total trip time was about 22 hours!!!)...funeral was on Monday...and I was back in Japan on the following Sunday (another 22 hours but was broken up with an overnight stay in San Fran because of snow in Tokyo!!!)....it was one of the hardest weeks of my life.

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My friend, Assunta, who is an ESL teacher in Ohhh-ohh-Kla-homa ("where the winds go sweeping 'cross the plains!!") sent me the funniest video yesterday.
This is for anyone who wanted to learn a foreign language to be able to speak to someone special....
I laughed because this is what the first year of "Dating with Debbie and the K-Man" was like at times...except, he spoke really good 'music English'....you know...using lyrics from songs....what a knucklehead!!! :-D
(again...if you can't see it...click here...http://youtube.com/watch?v=ngRq82c8Baw)





9 comments:

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

Cant' wait to see the cake! I love to do things like that. My son had a treasure chest cake for his b-day and I had so much fun making it.

Janet said...

hahaha I remember those "2-way" roads in Japan! I feel like I can drive anywhere now :-)

Mary Alice said...

I say make it guitar shaped...and take pictures. I love carrot cake, that and Italian Cream Coconut cake are favorites.

Isn't that the funniest video - my son's Brazilian girlfriend showed it to me about a month ago....she can't watch it without laughing.

Memarie Lane said...

I'd do a guitar shape too, and use string licorice for the strings.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

A guitar shape would be great--I have an idea in my head of using sheet cake layers and round cake layers to form it. Do post pics--maybe I'll do the same thing for my son's upcoming graduation party--he's a guitar player, too.

Have fun!

jan in nagasaki said...

i think on the 200th post it is customary to have a drawing and a give-away.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

As a driver my actions are courteous but I do a lot of yelling from behind the wheel.

just jamie said...

Oooh, I want to see how the cake turns out. Clever, clever.

Oh, and now you have the Oklahoma song stuck in my head. :)

Grandy said...

Good Friday Feast!! :)

I feel I cheated because I saw the cake pic. ;)