Wanted: Delorian with working (must be accurate within 1-2 years) flux-capacitor. Must be time travel ready. Immediately. Can a brother get a ride back to the '80s???
I'ts clear to me now-, re-reading Barbarians at the Gate and watching this movie-I missed some of the best part of the 80's. Of course I spent a lot of those years at sea, and in the air-and stumbling down more than a few European (and African, Sri Lankan, and Australian) streets. But still-there is something that always stirs me when I hear this song:
Well not really, Santa Claus doesn't really stop at our house anymore-and the S.O. and I could barely muster up any energy to shop for each other, either. What she wants-I cannot afford anymore. What I want-she's simply disinclined to give.
But did you ever, in far better times, wake up to hear little kids saying that? Sure you have. Perhaps you said it your self when you were a kid……..(Ok maybe not the -san part-but you know what I mean!) That must mean there is only one thing to say:
Merry Christmas to all! And to all a good night!
Posting will resume when I can muster the time or the energy.
Got in the car this morning, as I do every workday morning and prepared to head out to work. The car has an I-pod jack to connect up the I-Pod. The I-Pod is set to random so it plays anything in a random order.
The S.O. and I drove up to Frankfurt yesterday. To have lunch at a restaurant named Fujiwara. It is in Sachsenhausen which is across the Main river from downtown Frankfurt. Nihongo is spoken there. In fact-it is spoken more than German. It was worth the trip.
For those who don't like driving-which I don't but was forced into since the SO decided on this at the last minute-you can take a train to Frankfurt HBF, and then transfer to the U or S Bahn. Go to Hauptwache and then go south towards Sud Bahnhof. Get off at Schweizer Platz and walk a block. You might want to make reservations.
As a Disney stockholder I have great hopes for the merger of Star Wars and Walt Disney. However as a bonafide SCI Fi fan-I also can recognize that this merger has a great possibility of screwing up a time honored legend.
At least every one who goes into the service. Laugh if you will-but when you are at the beginning of the journey, you always imagine yourself doing something great, unique and hero-worthy. Its only later that you realize that the heroism comes from a lot of you doing both routine and sometimes scary things that makes for whatever constitutes heroism-at least in the Naval Service. On the back end of the journey you realize how silly that vision was.
But never underestimate the effects of childhood idols on the cartoon screen in getting you there. Anybody remember this show? I must confess I have seen every episode. As both a child AND as a young adult. ( Gave me something to do while holding a bottle in a baby's mouth.)
Middle of the road kind of guy. Love living in Asia and will be back there as soon as I can. I lived 8 and a half grand and glorious years in Asia traveling from one end to the other and generally having a really good time. Despite my best efforts to stay, I was "Quantum Leaped" to a 3 and 1/2 year exile in the USA to pay for my sins - suffering through the lunacy that is life in the American South. I am now back overseas, living the expat life again, working my way around the world- taking the long way home to Asia via the path of living in Germany. Like Dr. Samuel Beckett, I am hoping my next leap will be the leap that brings me home to Asia. Always on the lookout for my next ex-wife.