I’ve been telling people this stuff for years. Maybe they’ll listen if a Japanese guy says it.

Also, it’s almost comical to watch some people eat sushi. That whole ginger-wasabi-soy bowl mixing thing…so foul. Who teaches people that? Why?

Side note: I eat a lot of sushi out and make quite a bit myself at home. Good rice, like the man says is crucial. Buy at least Nishiki or better, and a solid cooker. They make all the difference. I’m partial to my Zojirushi, it’s musical and awesome.


  As the study points out, “A person who makes $40,000 a year after tax in Kentucky would need to have after-tax earnings of $53,000 in Washington, DC just in order to have an equal standard of living, let alone feel richer.”


And people wonder why I’m not eager to move to *NYC.

That shit’s hella expensive.

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(via How much is $100 worth in each state? - Urbanful)

*My lifemate lives in NY, where she’s working on attaining her doctorate. We’ve been dealing with it for 3 years—traveling back and forth every other month or so. That too is hella expensive, but it’s currently easier to manage than a move.

As the study points out, “A person who makes $40,000 a year after tax in Kentucky would need to have after-tax earnings of $53,000 in Washington, DC just in order to have an equal standard of living, let alone feel richer.”

And people wonder why I’m not eager to move to *NYC.

That shit’s hella expensive.

(via How much is $100 worth in each state? - Urbanful)

*My lifemate lives in NY, where she’s working on attaining her doctorate. We’ve been dealing with it for 3 years—traveling back and forth every other month or so. That too is hella expensive, but it’s currently easier to manage than a move.

noPhone

Funny.

It’s amazing that 7 years ago I despised the cellphone to the point of neglecting to carry one regularly. It was a Nokia 6225 on Sprint, so honestly I wasn’t missing much. My iBook G3 did all of my smart things like email and so forth. Phones didn’t seem smart, because they weren’t.

Now, I chuckle at jokes like this. Even though I’m not so attached to my iPhone I’d flip out not having it, I still can’t imagine life without it.

It’s a crazy world, right?

Alizée has a new album and hair color—I still have a thing for female french pop. While this isn’t my favorite work to date, I’ll have to give it a few listens before I pass judgment. Overall though, I like what I hear.

Click or tap the image to listen on Rdio for free.

Also, glad Usagi’s featured so prominently in the promo shots and the album cover (right arm, btw—in case you’re blind.)

Alizée has a new album and hair color—I still have a thing for female french pop. While this isn’t my favorite work to date, I’ll have to give it a few listens before I pass judgment. Overall though, I like what I hear.

Click or tap the image to listen on Rdio for free.

Also, glad Usagi’s featured so prominently in the promo shots and the album cover (right arm, btw—in case you’re blind.)