Monday, August 21, 2006

My Japan Post(s).

For me, the biggest problem with writing a vacation post is that I can't help feeling like I'm holding you all hostage in my living room, showing you my five-hour slide show on Japan while you sit there, numb and too polite to protest, sipping your watery drink while I yell for Rigel to bring out that last gallon of onion dip.

But I want to write about it here, not so much for blogging interest as to somehow capture our trip before I forget about it and it becomes just another pile of pictures and souvenirs stashed away in my drawer. So, in all fairness I have to warn you that the next few posts will be about my trip, but they'll be in small bites, making it easier for you to skim through. That way, if you do feel like you've had enough, you can yawn politely, put down your drink and back slowly out the door while I'm distracted loading up that twelfth carousel of slides. I promise I won't be offended.

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More Posts On My Trip To Japan Since You All Asked Nicely Or You Didn't Stop Me:

Not Lost In Translation

Tokyo Starbucks

Room With A View

So Relative

Eating Japan

Buy, Buy Japan
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41 comments:

  1. Are ya kidding me? I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  2. For free onion dip and a couple of sake bombs, I'll sit through ANYONE'S five-hour slide show. However, I'm thinking yours will be as entertaining as always. Can't wait to hear the stories. Bring 'em on!

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  3. I want to hear all about it, and I don't even need a watery drink or onion dip-not that I would turn them down, mind you :)

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  4. Load up those slides, my friend. I've never been to Japan. I might as well take the virtual tour.

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  5. I'm really enjoying the vicarious visit -- it's been years since I was there. Please, please post about your trip!

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  6. I love the new Japan-themed header - and I'm really excited to hear about your trip! I love seeing pictures of places that I've never been...Bring it on!

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  7. can't wait. I love the idea of a blog as memory catcher too.

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  8. I look forward to the posts!

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  9. Wait, you've got onion dip? I'm in!

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  10. Careful, the watery drink might still make me tipsy, so if I laugh too hard at your slides don't mind me!
    Bring the pics, my husband will thank you, it will be another push for us to make Japan our destination for our "big" vacation!

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  11. If that watery drink were a margarita, and there are some really crispy Wavy Lay's potato chips with that big bucket of onion dip, I'd watch all 12 of those carousel of slides....no problem!

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  12. YAY! i'm just glad you're back! i missed you!

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  13. Your kidding right? I've been waiting for you to get back. Don't spare too many details. Japan is way cooler than Denver, which is where we went this year.

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  14. I can not wait!!!
    Iam going on a holiday with Sweatpantmom...
    Blog on girl...
    I am here and waiting to read all...
    Now where is that watery drink and onion dip???

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  15. That's so considerate of you. I'll be looking forward to it! You're a bloggin' expert, after all.

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  16. And that's EXACTLY why I rarely post about my vacations, too! But after just reading this one post from you I'm betting those vacation ones will still be fun.

    Glad you came by and commented; I hadn't seen your site before, and I like it!

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  17. I am one of those sick people who loves me a slide show...as long as the liquor is a ' flowin......

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  18. I have a friend who just got back from Japan after living there for six years. It will be interesting to see your take. And I post about stuff so I don't forget it either. :)

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  19. that's very understanding of you. And because you've told me I can skim the post, I've read the whole thing. And looked at the pictures. It sounds like you are having a great time!

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  20. Glad you're back!!! Looking forward to hearing about yor fabulous time in Japan.

    Carrie

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  21. Welcome back and I'll take another drink while you're at it.

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  22. Okay, I've got my fuzzie pumps on, my heels propped up on the bed, my boa around my neck, my lavender afro wig on, my disco ball ear-rings, my Lee press-on nails that can barely push down onto the keyboard, my morning vodka & tonic, I'm ready...POST AWAY!!!

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  23. WHy do I feel that I would be begging for more slides...and more drinks as I ate my way to the bottom of the gallon of onion dip?

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  24. Bring it on ... I can't wait to see more.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Onion dip?? With or without garlic?

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  25. It's freaking Japan, dear. OF COURSE we want to see. If it was Idaho maybe I'd pretend to be interested, but Japan? Bring it on!

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  26. depending on the drinks you're serving (or whether I remembered to sneak in my flask), I'll be getting reeaaaally comfy on your sofa. hope you don't mind that I don't plan on showering until it's all over -- I have a thing for slide shows.

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  27. Onion dip and vacation tales?

    Nothing would make me happier.

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  28. Can't wait to hear about it.

    Could that picture be more perfect, by the way?

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  29. Seriously, I've never understood the jokes about slide shows. I LOVE immersing myself in other people's vacations. And when it's slide shows of Japan AND snacks are provided?? Girl, you'll have to throw out my watered-down drink and clear your throat a few times before I finally get that it's time to go home now.

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  30. yumm. onion dip.

    You're not talking about posting about visiting the largest ball of twine in the USA- it's JAPAN. So I'm ready!

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  31. Quit teasin'! Bring on the pics!

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  32. Seriously, I have to live vicariously through you because I don't think I'll ever get to japan!

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  33. an anonymous fan8/24/2006 3:03 PM

    please post -- i know you are busy recovering from jet lag and getting your kids ready for school but i need your blog to get through my boring ass day at work.

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  34. I love Onion dip. Especially the dehydrated onion soup in sour cream kind. Yumm.
    And I love looking at photos. I crazy love looking at photos. I get something from every kind of photos.

    Bring on the 3 thousand photos now, please.
    It would be extra fab if you had some funny commentary to go with them. But no worries. That part isn't necessary.

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  35. You won't lose my interest.I love vacation posts. They are some of my favorite ones. I sometimes almost feel like I was on vacation too.

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  36. I know I'm double commenting here, but I've been checking in because I can't wait to hear more about this vacation of yours! Just thought you should know!

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  37. Hi SweatpantsMom -- Your trip sounds like it was wonderful. I can't wait to see all the pictures.
    Thanks for leaving the comment on my log too. :)
    Jennyk

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  38. Oops - I meant *blog*. It's hard to type and dodge kids at the same time, huh?

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