I went to heat up my coffee and I found last night’s dinner in the microwave. Uneaten. I think I forgot about it and had a peanut butter and maple jam sandwich instead. Am I getting old? How could I forget about the Japanese fried pumpkin thingies that smelled so good?
I did just have them for lunch today; a win-win situation.
Maple jam is my new favorite thing. I look forward to the day I have maple butter and can have the ultimate sugary, syrupy, maple sandwich. Maple jam is a bit like honey or syrup, but since it was labeled “jam” I use it in that way. You know, on toast, sandwiches, spoons.
In other mundane nonnews, since I haven’t bought any new CDs in five months (not including Mariah Carey’s Greatest Hits) I have been creating iPod mixes to reinvigorate my interest in artists Ive lost interest in. My latest creation, “The Ladies of BSS” is wonderful. It’s Fiest, Emily Haines, and Amy Millan (I also threw in Cat Power because it felt good). Listening to it makes me feel like how it would feel if I had feelings.
Feel free to burn me some CD’s people! This internet connection is too slow to even get podcasts of Chicago Public Radio's "This American Life" (and I need my Ira Glass fix).
Im for real, real, reals studying Hiragana again. So far Ive mastered:
And I'm working on:
So, I have like 90 more Hiragana characters to learn, then the Katakana alphabet. Then maybe 2,000 kanji characters. After all that I'll be able to read Japanese manga! A life dream!*
So some words in Hiragana I can read include, あし (ashi, leg/foot), いえ (ie, house), and かめ (kame, turtle). So if I were reading a newspaper and there was an article about a turtle running into someone's house and biting their foot, I could potentially understand it (if there was huge in depth accompanying illustration, too).
I just had deja vu.
So Im thinking, how am I going to remember all these Japanese words if I cant even remember to take my dinner out of the microwave?
This random post was brought to you by my two-hour lunch break.
some of you have trouble picking that up here
EDIT: In the times it’s taken to find an internet connection and post this (24 hours) I’ve learned さ (sa), し (shi), す (su), せ (se), そ (so) and た (ta), ち (chi), つ (tsu), て (te), と (to). Now I can read すし!