Monthly Archives: July 2011

Using Mental Fingers And Toes


There should be a calculator for doing mental arithmetic

… or a ruler at least.


note: I feel sluggish lately … avoiding salt … leaving a trail … and all that stuff, but I really don’t feel like blogging for a while.
So I will be back after the next big event on my The Big Three list:

Numata Matsuri 2008 / Numata Matsuri 2009

Kinder Olympics / When Was The Last Time?

Dance Recital Madness / Dance Recital Madness: Day 2

Dance Recital Madness 2011

double note: I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I didn’t miss last year’s Numata Matsuri from August 3rd to 5th … I just took crappier photos than usual … and thought I’d give it a miss as blog fodder for a year. I will report on it again this year. (promise)

triple note: does anyone do mental algebra?

quadruple note: I think I deposed a ruler back in 1977 … when Canada went all metric on me.


Today 222

Today was like eating a day old banana … it wasn’t ripe at all.

A Near Mist


Returning home yesterday I thought my house might have been destroyed by the rainbow, but it wasn’t.

It was another near miss.

I’m lucky like that.


note: I better buy “rainbow insurance” this year.

double note: weather people never predict rainbows.

triple note: I have money saved for a rainy day, but not much put aside for the rainbow days to follow.


Today #221

Today I told students that July 11th was “7-11 Day” … and everything was free at those stores.
I may have forgotten to tell a few of them that I was just joking.
It’s okay though … the police are pretty lenient on minors over here probably.

Circular Argumentative


Some people start running around in circles early in life.


note: there are circles … and then there are circles.

double note: it took about 10 minutes to catch this kid by himself in this circle in Yokohama station.  … Maybe it would have been easier to catch him in a triangle, if there was one that I didn’t see.
I had time … the girlfriend was in the bathroom … I think I was suppose to be watching her bag … or something important like that.

triple note: It kind of looks like a mushroom top … like in a video game … not the ones sold in supermarkets.

quadruple note:vicious squares” are a bitch too!


Today #220

Today on a Tokyo subway line, the guy across from me was wearing jeans, a white t-shirt, and a black vest … and then another guy came in and sat beside him in the same outfit … and then another guy came in dressed the same as the other two and stood close by them.
I was in a planetross t-shirt and green shorts … I didn’t see anybody else like that though.

Stacking Wood


 I like to stack things individually … or by myself … or something like that.


note: don’t play the Cord Wood team! … That team is usually stacked!


Today #219

On smoking hot days like today, I don’t mind working in a cool basement.
(the basement is cool in a temperature way, not a groovy funky way)

Symbolicking Good


In Japan, highway service area signs use the “knife and fork” symbol to let motorists know that there is a restaurant on location.

I’ve never seen the “chopstick” symbol; it must be difficult to draw or something.


note: there should be a “two hand” symbol on highway service area signs, if there is a McDonald’s there.


Today #218

I was too dazed today.

Going Green


It’s the same rule for real estate agents as for chiropractors: “dislocation, dislocation, dislocation.”


note: I guess this coffee house doesn’t have to worry about painting … pruning maybe … but definitely not painting.

double note:Pssst. Got any weeds?

triple note: sure Starbucks says they are a Green company, but this place looks a lot Greener than them.

quadruple note: I’m going Gangrene, I think that will help the world.


Today #217

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