Sugar Sunday

These things.

I’ve loved these candies for a long while, I used to get them in the orientak market back in ATL, but you could only get them in the small boxes with like 12 inside! Well now I can get the big bags! XD yaaaaay!!!

From what I can see, they are pretty much just flakey pastery type things filled with chocolate. They are soooo yummy!!!! XD






I hate the snow.

Most people will call me crazy, “omg you hate snow! Whyyy?” And all that jazz…

Well, it started snowing yesterday here in good ol’ Japan, and I’m freaking out.
Now, there could be may reasons as to why I hate the white, fluffy ice clouds falling from the sky. One is probably the fact that I spent 4 years of my life in a significantly different snowy country and the novelty wore off. It’s not fun anymore.

Or… It’s the fact that I’m from a state where it snows once or twice a year, about 5 inches so not much, and they are exceedingly unprepared. Every year.

If you’re from the states you probably heard of Georgia’s debacle in January this year where people where parked on the side of the high way, having to walk miles to shelter and spending upwards of 24 hours in those shelters. Which were Targets, Krogers, Wal-Marts and so on.

Thankfully, I was not stuck on the high way. I know people who were. But even if I wasnt stuck on the high way I was suck somewhere else. Home. With no electricity because ‘Mr. Dudly-Do-Right’ (nickname given by my dad) decided to cut frozen branches off of powerlines. Alone. Cutting off power to half the street. On top of that, if I wanted to leave the house I’d have to battle the crazy long, hilly drive way. Then! I’d have to battle our long, hilly road. Both covered in ice.

So, when people ask me why I hate snow…. this is why…. this is why.

Anyway, pic of the first snow fall. No sticking on the road. And about 4 hours later it was 3 inches deep on the grass. And it all melted before 5pm…


Sugar Sunday!

The spark that started the fire.

I have never been allergic to anything consumable in my life. Though I’ve always been allergic to perfume and scented body products. So imagine my surprise when I ate this delicious Kinder Egg look-a-like treat.

My lips swelled up like someone decked me in the mouth and nausia and headaches soon followed.

It turns out, after it happened 2 more times sans chocolate, but with other consistant factors, that I am allergic to ibuprofen. No idea why or how, but after 25 years of taking it I am now allergic…. wtf?

But I digress.

They are called Futura Choco Eggs, and while they look exactly like their Kinder counterpart, yellow capsule and all, they are not.

These guys. Contained Pokémon toys, which is what drew me to them in the first place as I am ever in love with Pokemon. The chocolate was okay, no where near the quality of Kinder, but still edible.

The only sad thing to come out of this, aside from my sudden allergy, is the fact that I threw away 4 eggs worth of chocolate…..

I know I’ve posted these pictures before… buuuuuut what the hey… lol




Sugar Sunday!

I have no idea what these are called, Google Translate’s photo translator wouldn’t do right, so I’m calling them Panda Cookies! Lol

They’re pretty awesome, chocolate panda face on top of a cookie thing. And there’s quite a few different faces! I got these in summer so th e faces are sorta melty. Lol





Toll Roads

So, today Mr. A and I took our first solo trip on the Japanese toll roads. We have only ever been on them when out with friends and only recently drove on it, but with someone who knew where they were going.

It was an interesting experience, and my anxiety was pretty high on the way to out destination, but pretty normal on the way home.

The toll road is called Daini Michtoku Toll Rd. And is much like the Autoban, as far as speed limits, from what I remember. And it’s also exactly like American high ways, aside from the tolls. From what I understand you get on, get a ticket, get off and pay for the distance you drive. If it’s a super short distance (like from Misawa to the Shimodamoichi exit) you don’t pay. But we did on the way home.

The toll road price varies by distance, some aquaintences drove to and from Tokyo and they said it cost them roughly $160 round trip. I’m assuming the tolls goes to repairs due to earthquakes and cold.

But anyway, it was our first solo trip on it. Pretty easy to be honest!

And pictures from Aeon mall in Shimoda ^^




Sorry there was no Sugar Sunday last weekend, I was super sick, but there will be on this weekend!

More Allergies…

So today I had another allergic reaction to nothing at all. My parents convinced me to go to the doc, so yeah…

My lips instantaneously swelled up again, no idea why. First I thought it was the chocolate, but I guess it wasn’t.

There were no appointments at family health, so I had to go to the UCC, sort of an Urgent Care facility. After explaining this incident, the previous one and any other allergies I have they  decided to give me a Benadryl IV.

The Captain that originally saw me sent in an Airman 1st Class and a Senior Airman (A1C and SrA respectively) to give it to me. Both are low ranks, E3 and E4, both were still training… I knew I was in for trouble.

I hate needles to begin with, the skin piercing makes me nauseous. So I told the A1C that he had one chance, and that he had a lot to live up to since my dad was a nurse in the Army and could stick even the most troublesome veins. I think I might have made him nervous, because he lost it. My vein collapsed on him and he couldn’t get it back! So he got another Captain. She asked if there was a history in my family with then being hard to stick, and I told her my mom was and that my dad was the only person who could ever find her veins. And after the Captain finally found one she revealed to me that I have small veins too, like my mother. But she got out on the first try. Which was good.

After the needle was in she told me she had to push done saline through to make sure it was good and that it would taste salty. I always thought that was a myth, but sure enough I got this weird salt watery taste in my mouth and started laughing! My husband thought it was rather funny, and the Captain thought my reaction was amusing. Then the Benadryl went in, I sat back, and waited.

Then the first Captain came back in, he seemed surprised that the swelling in my lips hadn’t gone down and advised me to see an allergy specialist and possibly a neurologist since the swelling came before or after a bad headache both times.

Needless to say it was an eventful day, and the Benadryl didn’t make me drowsy. Which was the weirdest part…