I haven’t unpacked yet

It’s going to take me a while to get all my photos organized, so I thought I’d just show a few of my faves! I do also want to tell you about all the great people we met in Japan. I swear the planets were all aligned or something, because we got to meet nearly everyone we hoped to meet (except we didn’t get to meet Suzy, cuz she ran off to Australia). Kelly has a very nice writeup about everyone we met, and I can’t top that, so uh, I’m not going to try. I do want to mention them all, though.
First off, we met Kat and Darin. Kat is super down-to-earth and was nice enough to take us to a bunch of crafty spots. Darin joined us for lunch and graciously dragged our luggage back to their apartment so we could continue shopping unencumbered (though I think he stopped in the park for a beer!).

No, his face isn’t always like that, though his granny might tell him that if he keeps making that face, it’s going to stay that way!
Next we met Molly and Anjali in Nagoya for a fun dinner. They are even cuter in person than you could imagine! Molly IS actually freaked out by small animals; she started to go pale when we started discussing dogs.

It also happened to be Kelly’s birthday, so we went to a cafe called Harbs (I swear! They served harb tea, you see. Har har! Maybe they should just call it Carbs, based on the mondo, American-sized chunks of cake we got!) to celebrate! Kelly had banana cream pie, and she declared it delicious!

Okay, I think this will have to be continued. It’s bedtime, and I guess my photos are too big, because I have to resize all of them, blah blah. If this post seems disjointed, it’s because I was watching Grey’s Anatomy while typing, and it was, you know, distracting. Egads, I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! See? Disjointed. Good night!

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8 Responses to I haven’t unpacked yet

  1. megan says:

    show me your photos and bake me something delicious…i’ll be there next week!

  2. debbie says:

    so much fun packed in a week! thanks for sharing the fun you had with blog buddies!

  3. stefana says:

    I was lucky enough to be guided by Kat around Kichijyoji as well, when Molly and her mother were in Tokyo early this year. It’s a wonderful area, and Kat just knows all the good spots, doesn’t she!

  4. Anjali says:

    I’m so glad I got to meet you two! And thanks again for the Peet’s…it’s helping me get out of bed on these almost-winter mornings.

  5. carolyn says:

    great pics. miss you! i kinda can’t believe i won’t be there for thanksgiving. ;(

  6. molly! says:

    Hey Mariko, Thanks for confirming to the world that I am, indeed afraid of animals, big and small. It was no joke! I had a great time meeting you guys–glad to hear you are back home safe and sound, and out of bed!!
    Nice pic of Darin, by the way. I’m sure his granny would love it.

  7. gleek says:

    hahaha, actually i think that darin’s face IS like that most of the time 🙂 he’s such a funny guy.
    what a great trip! i’m dying to go back to nippon. someday!

  8. kelly says:

    that cake really was as big as my head, wasn’t it?!?

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