Alas, I have but one hobby For me, like most people I believe, I don’t have many hobbies. I have things that I do in my off times like read, play video games or watch tv, but I wouldn’t call these hobbies in the strictess sense. I think that the only true hobby that I have is Photography, which encompasses a lot of things. When I’m on vacation I’m constantly shooting photos, a three day vacation will net me around […]
Day 5: Gin and Tonic When the warmth of late spring starts to turn into the blazing heat of summer, and the rain showers turn from a gentle cool down into a humid hell hole, that is the official start of Gin season for me. I keep a bottle of Tanqueray chilling in my freezer along with a healthy supply of ice cubes, a little bit further below in the fridge there is a generous supply of tonic kept in […]
I would hope that I would be productive and get something accomplished that I have been putting off for some time, like doing the spring cleaning and getting all the winter clothes packed away, but let's face it that isn't going to happen. A free day off, while exciting and always a welcome, would be like any other day off. I would most likely end up playing EQ2 for an obscene amount of time and after not really accomplishing anything […]
This is what I have achieved, what have you done? There is not much that has changed in my life during the past few years, as it should be. I believe change should come gradually and not all at once. I am still living and working in Japan as an English teacher as I have been for the past four years. I still live in the same apartment since 2008, except for the minor additions of furniture here and there […]
What are my favorite cookies … Let’s find out Cookies and Tea Hands down the best cookies ever are Snickerdoodles and Ginger Snaps. Warm from the oven they are fantastic and even better a couple of days later when they have hardened a bit. Take those harden cookies and dip them in warm tea, mmm mmm tasty. Though after dipping I could never finish the tea because the cookie bits in the bottom gross me out a bit.
I enjoy routine. I dread when anything has to change, and I fret about the changes. Truly the one constant in my life is my morning routine. During the work week my routine is typical, wake up and get ready for work. Nothing special. My weekend / day off routine is more firmly set. I generally wake up around 7 or 8 am, and the first thing that I will do is plug in the kettle so I can start […]
What to take what not to take Indecision hits me when I am getting ready to leave for the day on a day trip or just going shopping. I'll pack something like my writing notebook and Kindle in my bag and the unpack then repack something. I might at this point add something new to the mix like my camera, and then unpack again. This can go on for several minutes all the while my stress level builds, not a […]