Sunday, February 24, 2008

Verry Bad

I want to be a good blogger. I really do. I've thought about at least making myself post once a week, kind of an overview of what happened that week just to keep myself posting. But here's the deal: my life is boring. How boring? Today I watched March of the Penguins. And liked it. The biggest thing that's going on for me is job stress, and I can't really talk about that. (It's for the best.) I've thought about taking and posting more pictures. I could rip on Oscar movies again (Michael Clayton? Really?) I thought about doing some retro-travel blogging. Or maybe I could get a life so I have stuff to write about. I don't know, I'll think of something.

How about for tonight we go with a very cute letter I got last week from a kid in Japan:
Without writing for a long time, I am sorry. The English is difficult. A present of Christmas was verry happy. Thank you for not forgetting our thing. I give thanks, I could meet you a thing. USA is a distant country, but feels that a heart is connected. Winter of New York will be to be very cold. We are terribly afraid for influenza, too. Spring is long in coming. I hope to meet you some day. Please in vigour. Please excuse my poor English. I will write to you again. You are always in my thoughts.
It's damn cute, isn't it? And who can argue? Spring is long in coming. I think her English is so good and it beats the shit out of my Japanese. This is from one of my cutie pies. She's about ten, and there were a few pictures of her with a dog the size of a hamster in the envelope. Top ten favorite things in life: mail from Japan.


  1. Hey..... there is nothing wrong with March of the Penguins, at least I don't think so. I own it and I am not boring.... why just the other day I was sitting around not doing anything at all ....oh wait ..but then there was last week when we were going to do something then changed our minds and stayed home no that's not it. Oh yeah what about the time we,......ahhh never mind , maybe I am boring too. At least I am in good company. The letter was, by the way ADORABLE!!!!!

  2. dude. i don't want to jinx it, but i think spring is closer than we think. last week i saw a robin, and the trees are starting to bud.

    which is a little freaky since it's only february, but still. i guess global warming has it's perks.

  3. You, my dear LSL, are not a bad blogger. You put me to shame. Even if you don't post for a bit, when you DO write, it means something. It says something. I wish I could do what you do. But then, I haven't done all that you've done.

  4. You're so right about mail from Japan. I did a "Teaching English as a Foreign Language" course here in the UK and there were 2 Japanese girls in my classes. Their written English was great but it was hard to get them to risk actually speaking. At the end of my month, they each gave me beautiful hand-made cards and lovely testimonials and for the next couple of years I would get occasional care packages of whimsy and sparkle. So cute.

  5. kawaii!
    that's one thing i like about the japaneasies.

  6. Your blog cought my eye because you think your life is boring. I think you must be wrong, especially if you lived in another country.

    Your life is full of stories if you can see them.

  7. Bad girl. Bad, bad guurrrlll. Lucky for you, WE LIKE BAD GIRLS!

  8. "Your life is full of stories if you can see them." I like this sentence.
    I don't think that you are boring either.
    We once had a show on tele here called Front Up. The interviewer would stop people in the street and ask them about their life. He would slowly illicit sometimes the most interesting of things from people. I loved it. 30 minutes of people sharing their truth.
    The letter from Japan is sweet. How many other Americans can say that they have lived in Japan and now have kids telling them that they miss them.

  9. Phew, you made me feel good for not updating my blog in a week. :D

    But honestly, how can you say your life is boring, you've got some of the most wonderful stories in your blog! So what if you sit around and watch movies once in a while, as long as you type it out, we'll read it.

  10. March of the Penguins: Excellent. What a love story. I hope to find a woman that will inspire me to carry an egg around in the snow. I doubt it though. ;)

  11. For the record, I loved March of the Penguins (though, come to think of it, my life is pretty boring, especially next to yours!). And you are *so* the polar opposite of a bad blogger!