Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I'm baaaaaacccckkkkkkk!!!

.....and I do apologize for the delay....and I'm sorry you had to keep coming back to see that damn rug!!! :-D The only excuse I have that might possibly work is "temporary insanity brought about by having too much to do and not enough hours of the day in which do all of it in".

There. That said. I would like to let you know that I have downloaded about 40 or so pictures onto my Flickr account and will attempt to share them here. I'm not sure if they will let you in with this link, but let's give it a try, shall we?
Click on:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loladivine/ and see what happens!!
I downloaded photos from May....we have our one-day trip to some incredible caverns....the Boys' Day celebration and what-not...Issei's sports festival at school...some birthday cakes that I made (and actually got paid for!!!)....a cooking class that I just did with some really great people...and...well....maybe that is it.

I will add more explanations in a day or two....I'm more concerned about the link being one you can actually view.....So....If anyone out there is actually reading this and would click on it for me...let me know what you can or cannot see....I would appreciate the help!!!
IF you can get into the account (and yes, the account's name is for "Lola Divine"...that is my 'stage name'!!!), make sure that you read the explanations for each picture. If you view them in a "slideshow", you miss on the information!!!

**FYI....plans and schedules are about to be finalized for our trip "home" this summer. Plan on us being in Colorado on July 18....and leaving out around August 17th or so.
Nothing has been "set in stone" as of yet, but....we have 3 different travel companies working on getting us the best deal!!!

Speaking of which....I just have to share this with you....one of the travel companies here in Nagasaki, has been the reason that I just have to giggle sometimes. I explained why I thought the name was so funny to most of my classes and it is so silly, even the lowest of levels get it.
So what's so funny???
Well....in Japan, many areas are given special names....the Kanto region, for example....and then there is the Kinki area.....(are you with me?!?!)....one travel company's name is...."Kinki Tourist Company".
Seriously....need I say more?!?!?!
One of my old students works there and I asked her if they had T-shirts, because I really want one that says "KINKI TOURIST" right across the front!!!!! I would even take a name tag!!!
Just one more reason that this country just makes me laugh sometimes!!! :-D

Okay....better go....have spent way too much time sitting here at the computer.
Oh...before I close this up....
I want to say a big Thank You to my Aunt Marcia for her advice and input on the cakes and the Buffalo Wings (for the cooking class!!) and to Trenda's man, Dave...for his advice on the BBQ sauce (what I came up with was awesome!!!). It's nice to have family and friends I can call up for advice!!! Love you!!

You all have a wonderful day.
I'll write more later.....