Sunday, June 22, 2008

Items From Junes Past

June 22, 1982

Did I mention the postcard I got from Jay [my brother] yesterday? On it he said: "It appears increasingly likely the your estimable sister-in-law is with child, as they say. Medical examination will provide final confirmation, a week from Monday. More news when there is more news."

Later (June 28), I got another postcard from Jay: "The doctor confirmed that Deb is 8 or 9 weeks pregnant. If things go according to plan, this will promote you to the status of uncle about the 25th of January 1983, give or take a couple of weeks.

PS Amigdolo is not being seriously considered as a name."

June 9, 1993

Today Yuriko and I did lunch at Mos Burger... The editors cut my description of Mos Burger's rice burgers out of the final version of [my recent article in Kansai Time Out], probably for space. It went like this: "Truly unique are the rice burgers, a fine example of Japan's cultural ability to recast an import into something Japanese. Instead of bread, the rice burger uses two disks of lightly toasted rice to hold its contents together. There are three varieties: yakiniku, kinpiru (julienned carrot and burdock root in soy sauce), and best of all, tsukune rice burger, a chicken patty topped with vegetables. All of the varieties are delicious. All of them fall apart in your fingers."

June 17, 2000

On Wednesday (the 14th) I went to Dominck's [a supermarket] on Ogden just before sunset. Evil-looking clouds were moving from west to east, but not enough to cover the sky. When Lilly & I emerged from the store, we had a view of a perfect rainbow, a total arc, from point to point south of the parking lot. We watched it for a few minutes, and soon it was gone.



At 3:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh, mos burger flashback. those tiny onions they put on everything. i think i lived on mos burger when i first moved to japan, but i have no memory at all of rice burgers.

i'm really not at all sure remembering mos burger so clearly is a good thing in my life, though . . .



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