I'm excited to create a December Nights-ish experience here in Japan. There are a lot of Christmas villages around based on German tradition (?). At least that's what I read. But there are two I'm looking forward to seeing- Yokohama Brick Warehouse and Tokyo Tower. When SMS arrives, we're going to stay up in Tokyo for a few days so we'll totally get into the holiday spirit!
This past weekend, I cleaned the apartment. I'm excited to get everything settled because then I can also post an apartment update to the blog. Exciting! I also ended up doing something every night so it was a pretty good weekend.
|Xray Bar entrance (2F)|
|I'm with an invisible SMS!|
|Oh yes, caterer, nothing says festive like the decapitated|
pig head. Who ate the other half of the apple?
On Saturday, I cleaned, did some yoga and headed out to the Holiday Ball. It was an ok party although I had a great time with friends that I ran into there. Afterwards, Jen, Adam, Carl and I headed out for some karaoke. We headed out to the place I used to go and it was...ok. At Carl's suggestion, we went to Budweisers, which had a much better song selection and a warmer atmosphere.
On Sunday, it was more of the laid-back sameness until I went out for a run. I ran to base and was running really fast when my feet decided to catch a crack in the sidewalk. This led to me doing my best impression of a slip-n-slide bellyflop onto the ground. I skidded along after slamming my arm into the ground. Don't worry, my right hand was holding my iPhone which bravely took the brunt, shattering the bottom 1/4 of the screen (&$*#&$&%&@#*!!!!!). I have some scattered scrapes and bruises and once again, Mom is proven correct is that exercise is good for nothing but trouble.
I was pretty out of sorts after that but I headed over to Doug and Rose's for a Mexican pork dish that was pretty delicious. Then I headed home and started The Art of Fielding, which is shaping up to be a pretty good book already!