Just spending a lovely Sunday evening at home, so I figured I'd write up an update. I did a little baking last night: Aunt Liz's carrot cake. My flatmate went out drinking with a friend and invited me, but I had the 7:30 cleaning shift this morning, so I needed to go to bed early. So I watched American Idol and a movie and baked my cake, as I had promised my coworkers that I'd make it for them. The cake was a big hit today, which made me happy. One thing I like best about baking is that it's a sharing thing. Baking usually is in larger amounts, and no person (well, maybe some people, but I mean generally) is going to eat a whole cake or batch of cookies themselves. My coworkers are stars too. We all look out for each other and take care of one another. Mel only charges me $3 for a huge salad with cheese, sundried tomatoes, and smoked mushrooms. Whoever's on coffee makes sure we all have our caffeine fix. barry, my boss, can be a grump, but everyone else makes it totally worth working there.
My successor in Japan put up a status message today about one of the graduation ceremonies. It sounded like Nichu's, and it made me very nostalgic. I meant to send a message of congratulations on to my kids, but time flew by. I got so wrapped up in settling here that I totally forgot about graduation. I suppose it's okay to be moving on, but I'm sad that it skipped my mind. I hope it was a good ceremony for all my kids.
So I've been watching The Amazing Race while writing this, and man, I would love to do that. I even went to the website to check out casting. I missed it for this year, but if it goes on for another season, I would totally put in an application. You never know! But wow, that'd be such a crazy fun adventure.
Alright, that's all I've got really. My brain is kind of all over the place. Until next time!