Monday, October 26, 2009

Is it possible to be Uber Random....even without those little dots above the U??

According to the Urban Dictionary:

random
Something unexpected and irrelevant, but often amusing. A very over-used word now, please people, use it when something really is random.

Well everyone....today...we are. truly. random.

Let's just hope we are also amusing!


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A few days ago, I got a small package from my mom. In it were the usual county paper, Sunday crossword puzzle, Sunday comics and other various clippings and what-not and......yes....manna from heaven....4 (count 'em)....FOUR Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.


Now...to you...if you are a lover of these particular little bits of wonderfulness...this may not seem like such a big deal. But....for those of us (and there are many...not just here in Japan!!) who can NOT get them....it truly is a special treat.




Opening up the package, I realized that Mom had sent something that she had bought for the purpose of eating them herself while ignoring the costumed ones ringing her doorbell handing them out on Halloween to all the cute little trick-or-treaters that come to her house.


But...after being packed in a light cardboard package...okay...an envelope...and sent across the big water a gazillion miles away.....


this....









...is what they looked like.


Yeah...little thin.















Aaaaand....a little smooshed.



















But...do we care?


Nope.

















Like I said....manna.


From.


Heaven.


God bless ya, Mom.


(One down, 3 to go, by the way...just in case anyone was wondering!!)






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Saw this poster hanging on a convenience store window.


Tokyo....in March, 2010.


Too far away, but still.....


Damn.


The 18-year-old in me REALLY wants to go!!!





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Yesterday...I was going through some stuff in the bathroom and came across a tube of lipstick that was in a box of things that my Aunt and Uncle had sent a few months ago. After my Grandmother passed away, they had gone through her things and all of us "kids" got some bits and pieces...some things that were definitely "Grandma".


My Grandmother used to wear this color. I had seen her quite often with it on.


I wasn't so sure about it...okay....so it was a little bright...a bit over the top...but...it was pink.


After I put it on,

Issei saw me....and got a little frightened.


Koji laughed.


The K-man? Yeah....he just said, "Nice lips." (but in that sarcastic tone that said, "Holy Hell woman!! You're not going out like that, are you?")


I may have to work up to actually going outside.







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Went to my favorite discount store on Saturday.

Saw this as I walked in.

AAARRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!



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Artwork....by Koji.

(He added his own bit of "style" to a Halloween invite I had written out.)

Done in black magic marker pen in about 2 minutes.

Not bad....not bad at all.

(We may commission him to do our Christmas cards this year!!)



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I'm in dire need of a 'chick flick' and have been looking forward to seeing this movie:


As with a lot of movies, they don't use the actual English title here in Japan, instead, use something they think is the same (or close enough) in Japanese. I went to the movie theater site, in hopes of finding a movie poster, at least, to let me know if they were even showing it yet.
I found it. It is showing....and the title is something really kind of long in Japanese (and right off the top of my head I can't think of what it is but will come back tomorrow and tell you!). There was also an explanation of the movie...of which I couldn't read but, I've seen enough of the trailers and clips that I know what it is basically about.
Now....since the site was in Japanese, on my toolbar, there is a "Translate this into English" button. Knowing that something like this is ALWAYS good for a giggle, I clicked it.
And this is what it was translated into:



I am not you become a son-in
Margaret wield the pre-eminent publisher in New York as editor for 40 years. From the first time in the company being called a tyrant that had her secretly sucks. , And suddenly one day, to the dismay was told to leave the country. In fact her Canadian citizenship, had been inadvertently neglected to apply for a visa. If this is losing a long-awaited career built. Is in trouble, with 28 assistants, but absolute obedience at once to declare that the age to marry Andrew ....


Did you get that?
Don't you just hate things that "secretly suck"?!?!
Some days...this country just makes me laugh. And as long as I can do that...I'm okay.


**This is too funny...Issei and Koji get caught by the spellcheck every damn time....
but gazillion?
THAT is spelled correctly.
Are you telling me gazillion is a real word?!?!?
Go figure!!

9 comments:

smalltownmom said...

Oh, go see AC/DC. We did! You'll have a good time!

phd in yogurtry said...

Now, I have known a few folks, in my day, who loved the secretly sucks concept.

And

Better a smooshed Reeses than no Reeses. I'm with ya on that! Enjoy your choco-peanut-buttery bounty!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I would definitely have him do your Christmas cards--he's great!

hulagirlatheart said...

I was so bummed I missed out on AC/DC tickets when they came around here. Bought the CD though.

"Secretly sucks"---definitely using that phrase soon. Ha.

Anonymous said...

Hey Deb, another good and funny movie is "All About Steve", it was enjoyable. I definetly remember the Pink Lipstick too.
Shellie

Janet said...

are those your lips? HOLY WOW!!! And part of that movie, The Proposal, was filmed in the building where I work :-)

Jason, as himself said...

Were those really your pink lips? Cuz they were lucious.

Some great randomness here!

waldronhoff said...

LOVED the translation (& the randomness)

Yarni Gras! said...

heehee....gazillion . We always said humongous and our parents would get all pissed....heehee

BTW, I have a KILLER homemade reese cup recipe. If you'd like it, shoot me an email and I'll email ya!