Tonight....as I am thinking about the events of the day, I seriously wonder: Is this a test? Is God giving me these little "adventures" to see how I will handle them? Will there be a prize? (Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know...Heaven...wings...harps....but I'm curious about while my body and spirit are still on Earth!!).
So....today, being Monday and even though Issei is still on 'summer vacation', some of my classes start again....the K-Man has work...Issei has his "big kid" daycare (they went to the City Pool today!)...and Koji has daycare. We were all just a little slow in getting up and around, but....we got up, got dressed, go ready to "Carpe Diem"....one of us made a bento...and off we went....and a little ahead of the schedule, which is always good.
I got everyone (except the K-Man...he is on his own!!) to where they needed to be and I headed on over to my one and only class today....other classes are still on a bit of a "summer holiday". This class has 4 ladies and we spend the majority of the 90 minutes (today almost 2 hours!!) laughing...and yes studying, of course!!! I do look forward to seeing them!
After class, I had made plans to meet some other students at a place where none of us had eaten lunch before (I had dinner there once, and it was really good!!!). The food was pretty good....I had a tempura lunch set....very nice. Ended up being only 2 ladies and myself, but...we had a really good time and then we went to the bookstore for a bit of shopping.
While we were there, I was thumbing through a sports magazine and came across something that, really, was just kind of exciting.
On one side of the page was
a picture of this man........
...and on the other side was an advertisement with a picture of this man.
Really....I was thinking to myself that I should probably buy that magazine because, well....hellllloooo....It was Koji AND Ken...in the same magazine....at almost the exact same place.....what are the odds of that happening again AND of me actually finding it!?!
I told one of the ladies that I thought this was just a really lucky day.....and that I thought I'd go and buy a lottery ticket!!! Good Karma, you know!!!
She just laughed....and then....she made one of those "A-haaaa" kind of sounds......then pointed out that these two men were actually very similar in their looks and that I have a bit of a pattern going.......
So......I came home and found a picture of the K-Man.....and did a little playing with it...and VOILA!!!! I'm really going to have a talk with him tomorrow about facial hair!!!
Anyway.....ahem....back to the story....I said "good bye" to the ladies and on my way to the car in the parking lot, I realized that I had missed a couple of phone calls on my cell phone. I found a semi-quiet place where I could listen to them......Well.....butter my butt and call me a biscuit.....it seems I actually had a class this afternoon..... at 1:30 (At this time, it was about 3:30!!)....and the students were all waiting for me (the message was at 2:00!! I wonder how long they waited!?!?!)
Well....crap. I tried to call a couple of the students, but...no one was answering....(yes, the "7 words you can't say on TV" by George Carlin were just rolling through my brain at this point!!!)
Okay....no problem....I've been teaching that class for almost 6 years...I'm thinking I can be forgiven for this one time of not remembering a class!! (No clue as to why I spaced the class....).
I went to pick up Koji and after some grocery shopping and some time at the 100 yen store (like the $1 Store, but oh so very much more fun!!) we picked up Issei and the three of us came home. After unloading the car....turning on the air conditioning.....putting away the groceries...I realized that I had some time that I could spend on the computer so I came back here for about 20 minutes.
Time to cook dinner....I go back into the kitchen...and it was hotter than hell in that part of the house. Long story short...the air conditioner has gone out. Shit. I know....Japanese people will tell you that it gets cooler after the Obon Holiday....and to that I say.....NOT!!! Swear to you....it is still very toasty even in October!!!
So...the thought of not having cool air for the rest of the summer....plus the idea of possibly having to pay some un-Godly amount of yen (I'm sure!) to have someone come and fix the silly thing....PLUS the fact that THERE IS NO BEER IN THIS HOUSE DUE TO THE CHANGE IN SOMEONE'S DIET.....to borrow a phrase from one of my favorite bloggers (Thanks Katydidnot!!).....
And then my head exploded!!!!!!!
I'll be back tomorrow....maybe I need to go and buy that magazine....maybe even a lottery ticket....you know...just to make me feel better....to take the "sting" out of the crappy day.....good idea....first thing tomorrow, me thinks!!!