I miss Japan. There, I said it. I love being home, I love being near family, and I am looking forward to school starting for me. But I'd give my left nipple to have just one more bowl of Coco's curry, or to run to the Daiso and grab my absolute favorite Japanese salad dressing. I also realized how much *fun* it is just hopping on a train and getting lost (although truthfully you're never really lost in Japan. It always seems like you're in walking distance of a train station no matter where you are!). I especially miss searching out the Red Light districts, the porn shops, the odd little cafe. Sigh. Not much I can do about it now!
I'm chugging along, living life in this little town. My mother stole my boys for an overnight so I thought to myself, whoo hoo! I can go out! Then I realized that the bowling alley closes at 11 and the only other entertainment venue in the town is the theater. I sat here for a good hour weighing how pathetic it would be for me to go to the movies alone, and eventually decided to drink a big ole' cup of "suck it up buttercup", and took my happy arse to see The Hobbit. Again. It was still totally worth it, but a little awkward. I need to find my groove, my freak fit here. There is one porn shop and it's rather unimpressive. I'm thinking come summer I shall be taking a few road trips. It might be interesting to peruse small town porn shops in Northern Michigan. Who knows what oddities and perversions I will find? I know it will be nowhere near the level of what-the-fuckery that Japan has, but all I can do is hope. Maybe I should bust out my trusty Nikon and start looking for those off the wall moments in small town life? I'm not sure, but I have to do something, and soon!
Maybe things will get better once my furniture and household goods *finally* arrive from Japan, if it ever does. We are waiting on the final approval to ship it over here. I've been living the last three months without any of my own stuff, or my bed. I'll tell you this much, a lumpy pull out couch could very well be reason enough to drink copious amounts of gasoline in hopes of easing the tension it will cause in your back. Good Lord, I need my bed back! I also miss my gaming consoles, the boys miss their toys and I want my bento stuff back! I am sure once my world is put back to normal and my house situated with familiar stuff I'll right myself fast enough and stop feeling so....bored.