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Furaidochikin Crossing: Udon in Takamatsu

I got to make udon noodles in Takamatsu in a workshop hosted by the gentle man who runs the Samurai Apartment in which I stayed! It was really cool! I’ll post a little about the lodging too because I really enjoyed my stay there. If any of you ever plan to go to the art […]

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Furaidochikin Crossing: Japanese Sweets

As part of my fitness journey I cut sugar way down in my diet. My plan when I came to Japan was to reintroduce it slowly back into my system because I really didn’t want to deny myself the delights of the sweets in Japan. Yeah that “slowly” part? Who am I kidding. Sugar is […]

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Weird Stuff: Flushing Edition

It’s my annual trip to The World Makerfaire in New York and I have several things to write about.  Since the Faire is located at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows (you know… the place where the climactic alien spaceship scene in Men in Black was filmed) I stay in Flushing.  Flushing […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 90, I Freaking Did It

SPAIN.  90 DAYS.  IN MY POCKET, BITCH! Let’s get this out of the way, Spain:  Caught a cold, got my wifi pick pocketed, lost my voice, bed bugs, pink eye, caught another cold, acquired a stalker.  Also, living in a residency, you’re basically living for a significant period of time with a bunch of strangers.  […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 50, Spanish Sweets 2

Return of the Spanish sweets.  New region, new flavors, though I do see some of the same sweets I saw in Andalucia turning up here and there.  In my extreme dedication to you, my readers, I am truly taking several for the team by eating all of these sweets.  Now you have to understand, I […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 41, Flamenco

Madre. De. Dios.  I just saw my first flamenco show.  I was blown away.  While Seville is apparently the place to see a flamenco show and I was just there, I was just too busy to get one in.  I’m told that the flamenco in Granada is flavored a bit different (apples and oranges) and […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 28, Spanish Sweets

I love me some sweets.  Let’s see what Spain has to offer!

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 10, Lemon Week

Citrus trees grow like weeds out here and there’s a lemon tree in the front yard.  One of the Help X tasks is to prune the tree.  After careful research on lemon tree pruning, it was found that all of the lemons had to be picked first.  Now, all of these lemons could have simply […]