Sushi Memo Pads

Sushi Memo Pads
Sushi Memo Pads

I really like these Sushi Memo Pads. They look so cool! The problem is that I wouldn’t want to use them because the proportion of fish to rice would get messed up. I think I’d just keep them on my desk and stare at them all day! Speaking of my desk, I have way too many things cluttering it up. The main thing is bills and junk mail. I usually have a stack of papers about 3-5 inches tall that need to be filed away.

I usually sort them into stacks, then once in a blue moon will scan them all in as PDF’s to my computer, which then gets backed up. It’s a nice system, but I should scan them more often. The bottleneck is that it is a little bit of a bother to scan using my flatbed scanner. We do have a Dell 1235CN color copier/printer which has an auto feed tray and I think it can scan to PDF but, I need to figure it out again. I think I have scanned to PDF before, but I had to copy them to a USB stick, then put them on the computer. I think that is more process than using my Epson 4490 flatbed scanner.

So, as nice as these sushi memo pads are, I want to declutter the desk first before I make any additions. Maybe after decluttering, I won’t want to add anything to it and can save some money by not buying the sushi memo pads. Maybe I will just create a desktop background? I wonder if that will satisfy me!

Gudetama (ぐでたま)

I just discovered the brilliant “Gudetama” (Lazy Egg) and he has become my new favorite character! He’s so lazy and kawaisou… I love it. I know what I am spending my money on when I visit Japan this summer. I thought the Sanrio character “Kirimi-chan” was okay, but there wasn’t anything really special about her. Sure, she’s a salmon filet, but I get the feeling she’s trying too hard. Perhaps it’s the pressure from Sanrio. I’m sure they can be pretty demanding, so I have to give her the benefit of the doubt. She’s probably a good kid. But Gudetama has a genuine personality that I don’t think Sanrio can pretty-up, no matter how much marketing they throw at it. It’s probably his down-to-earth qualities and sincerity that strike a chord with me; his lifestyle is one that I can really identify with. I want live my life like Gudetama!

Gudetama - The Lazy Egg
Gudetama – The Lazy Egg

Follow Gudetama (if you have the energy) on Twitter at @gudetama_sanrio

In-N-Out Now in Cedar Park

Two Double-Doubles
Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 28mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO125
A Couple of Double-Doubles from In-N-Out Burger

It was “boy’s night” again (Mariko was out with one of her friends) which meant that Bay, Koa, and I had to fend for ourselves for dinner. Of course this often means going out for a burger and fries! Our burger joint of choice is Mighty Fine Burgers, but just recently, In-N-Out Burger opened a location in Cedar Park only five minutes away from our house, so we decided to go there. It’s been a couple of weeks since the opening, so the crowds have gone down a bit. There were still plenty of people there (we just went for the drive thru and ate at home) but not a hassle at all and the service was quick and friendly.

Double-Double Animal Style
Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 28mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO640
“Animal Style” Double-Double

Bay got a Cheeseburger with no onions, Koa got a Double-Double with no onions, and I got a Double-Double “Animal Style”, which has grilled onions and mustard. In addition, we all got fries. The burgers were yummy and Animal Style is definitely the way to go (for me at least). If I were being critical (and this is my blog so why shouldn’t I be?) I’d have to say that they were a little too salty. Also, I am not a huge fan of their fries. They’re good, but a little too dry. I prefer the fries at Mighty Fine, which are a bit greasier and come with the skins still on. But the grand total of our In-N-Out meal was only around $15, which is fantastic for a three high-quality burgers and fries! I’d say In-N-Out is one of the best choices ingredients-wise for fast food.

I’m glad that there is an In-N-Out now in Cedar Park, but my #1 choice will still be Mighty Fine Burgers. It’s hard to beat an all-natural burger from a local burger joint that will grill your jalapeños and onions!

Yakitori is almost done!

 

Yakitori is almost done!
Yakitori is almost done!

Yes, this was our dinner! We also grilled corn on the cob and had a nice salad. And rice of course! It was delicious. Of course!

Tamago Sushi Shirt

 

Tamago Sushi Shirt
Tamago Sushi Shirt

This is a gift from my brother who recently visited Japan. I love it! Makes me hungry, though.