Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

Okay, I do actually know a little bit about it.  I've read the Wikipedia page.  But that's about it.  This is the best my American mind can come up with.  An Englishman actually tried explaining it to me -- something about a fox (later understood to be Fawkes), an effigy, and setting things on fire. 

Leave me a comment about how you celebrate.  I love to hear each individual's story!  I'm sure it will help me understand much better than a bland article online.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sir Sandwich, We Honor Thee

It's probably because I'm an American (as I've decided I can automatically attribute all my faults to), it's difficult for me to remember that the way I live is very different from the way other people live. Sure, on a broad scale, I understand that, I'm not THAT dumb, but I forget about the little things. Check out this link; a Japanese bento chef describes sandwiches from his (her?) childhood -- very, VERY different from the sandwiches I've known and nom-ed for my entire life. Cucumber is considered an acceptable ingredient?! BY ITSELF?!!! As an American I am outraged. I hope to have some pictures up later today of some REAL sandwiches.
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