Saturday, June 9, 2012

take lots of pictures

Making waffles never gets old.
But kids sure do.

noodles, be bowled

McBurger’s hold our fastfood top spot, 
but udon is what’s eaten in Japan.

In Kyoto, Marugame Seimen is the local udon joint, right across and down the block from our hotel.

They make the noodles right here, rolled out and cut into strips on a big machine and then boiled until your eyeglasses steam. 
lol @ the finger-chop graphic!

This is a lively place. We ate here three times it was so fast and cheap and good.

The basic bowl is 500yen, about three bucks, and you add toppings like tempura, deep fried tofu and other stuff from there.
I think I’m missing Japanese food.

Friday, June 8, 2012


but shoes

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

genie in a bottle

pride lives in the shadows

Bricklayers will often set bricks forward of the wall plane to create decorative patterns in sunlight.

These bricks are referred to as being “proud” of the wall, although these patterns are not as prominent when the sun is not shining.

It’s when the clouds part and the sun comes out that shadows reveal the show-off bricklayers art. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

heads you win, tails you can’t lose

The goal of Freudian psychoanalysis is to bring repressed thoughts and feelings into consciousness.

A technique attributed to Sigmund Freud to help in making difficult decisions is to toss a coin---not actually to determine the decision---but to clarify the decision-maker's feelings. 
He explained: "I did not say you should follow blindly what the coin tells you. What I want you to do is to note what the coin indicates. Then look into your own reactions. 

Ask yourself: Am I pleased? Am I disappointed? That will help you to recognize how you really feel about the matter, deep down inside.”