Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The mood it changes like the wind

I found $126.00 in the pocket of the pants I put on this morning.  Talk about scoring, right?  Usually if you find money in a pocket it's only like 5 bucks or 20 at the most.  You would have thought I'd noticed that I misplaced $126.00.  Well, past tense me is a sucker.  Thanks past tense me! Maybe that means today will be a good day.

I sent an email to my friend in Japan a few days ago and now I find myself obsessively checking my email to hear back from her.  She lives in Yokohama, a suburb of Tokyo.  I know they are having massive blackouts and stuff and that she has bigger things to worry about then checking her email but I still worry.  I hope she is okay.  I actually found a thingy for my igoogle page so that it translated everything I said in English to Japanese text since I couldn't write the whole email in Japanese (I have forgotten a lot of it, watashi no nihongo wa warui desu ne!) and I don't know how much English she remembers so I just made it easy for both of us, writing in English and putting Japanese after it. 

I offered her to come and stay with us if they needed to get out of the country.  I know it's ridiculous to think that she would take me up on it but I'm serious.  I mean, I do have a condo that no one is living in or buying, her family could come and stay there for a while.  And spare rooms in my house, even if we are down a massively large basement room. I don't know.  I get like this sometimes, where I have stupid over-idealistic ideas that are...well, they just are, right?

The nuclear meltdown is scaring me pretty badly, too.  I'm very afraid for Japan, for the environment, for the world.  It's very terrifying.  I'm going to research how to treat radioactive contaminated water.

Oh, and by the way, thanks to Rachie for the music today.  :)

1 comment:

  1. It's such a tragedy. I have been following the nuclear crisis pretty closely. I hope your friend is OK too. And there is nothing wrong with offering her a place to stay. It is really really unfortunate. My heart goes out to everyone in Japan. I couldn't imagine going through that.