21 March, 2012

Some random fun photos

I've written a lot of long, involved blog posts recently, so today I'm going the other way. Some random, recent photos.


A local housing development worksite has had this large sign up at least twice recently. "Gus under construction" just makes me laugh! The second laugh is that when I told an American friend about it, she didn't get the joke until I spelt the word "Gus". Obviously my accent got in the road. Just like today when I said "she's feeling her way" in a meeting, it was greeting with confusion. The American didn't hear the "r" of "her" and thought I'd said "she's feeling away"!
This photo was taken outside the little shop I buy milk at. I park my bike out the front at this window which is actually behind the registers (you can just see one of the workers inside). I just cannot figure out what these two "hitballs" are and why they are sitting there. Any suggestions?
The other day, actually a pretty stressful day (children's behaviour kind-of-stressful), we had a "crazy cutlery" (US=crazy silverware?) dinner. This meant a lucky dip into a pillowcase to decide what you could use to eat your dinner with. My husband won the prize for the most difficult implement: a whisk! He did pretty well, till close to the end.
The US has had a large peanut crop failure. How does that effect us? Costco in Japan has stopped stocking these massive jars of Peanut Butter (1.8kg) and we've been thrown back onto the expensive local jars. But 11 1/2 years ago when we first came, you couldn't buy peanut butter in the usual Japanese grocery stores, so I am thankful nonetheless!

6 comments:

Hippomanic Jen said...

I love the crazy cutlery idea. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that it would be more fun to watch someone else eat with a whisk than to tackle it myself.

Ormo said...

The "hit balls" are balls of indelible dye that you throw at thieves as they flee so that they are easily identifiable later...
You see them a lot in little shops and convenience stores...

Deb L said...

WOW! Hit balls. That's amazing. Talk about a shop owner getting his own back.

Wendy said...

Thanks Ormo, I did wonder if that was it. You'd want to be a good shot, though!

KarenKTeachCamb said...

So what really is under construction? Gus reminds me of one of my father's uncles - Uncle Gus - but I doubt that's got anything to do with it.

Wendy said...

It is a housing development. Gas under construction.