Sunday, January 18, 2009

Forgive Me

Despite rumors of my death by Fugu, I promise that I am still alive and kicking. I just haven't been blogging. I am dreadfully sorry that I haven't posted in more weeks than I care to count. By the time my deathly case of writer's block finally abated, my parent's arrived for a visit and took up what little time I had to myself.

Please forgive me for not posting and check back in about a week for stories from Japan, the poltergeist in my apartment, and the Nile cruise on which I am about to embark. Not only will I post my own stories next week, but I am also finally going to tackle catching up on all of yours!

In the mean time, here are just a couple of photos to whet your palette.

I snapped this photo of a geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto. Hubby was trying to point out a beautiful temple directly behind me but I was too entranced with this Japanese girl to notice.

Japan is the land of the vending machine. Our hands down favourite was this beer vending machine. Need a large can of Sapporo to get you through the day but don't have the time to find a bar? Not a problem: just put a few Yen in this machine and a chilled beer is yours for the taking.

35 comments:

Simple Answer said...

I think I'll install a beer vending machine for my hubby!

Corinne said...

I love the beer machines! They're getting a little scarce around Okinawa, but if you know where to look you can find them! They also have this awesome tea in a yellow can...I forget what it's called but it's like crack. Soooo gooood...twitch....

You're very lucky to have spotted a geisha! I have many friends who went to Gion and never saw geisha, though they looked. Her kimono looks fabulous. Her dressing/makeup routine probably makes the rest of us look like speed demons in the dressing room!

Brenda said...

Glad to have you back! Hope to see more soon.

Protege said...

Welcome back, it seems you have been busy with "real life".;)
Beautiful pictures, look forward to more of that and some stories too.;)

Lydia said...

Yes, welcome back. Many people have noticed. Those "29 gems of wisdom" prove that! Geez, I'm thrilled if I've got 5 comments not including my responses within them!! Have fun! Oh, and if you have the chance to see the Dendara Temple, do it! The most colorful & well preserved temple in Egypt. It's in Qena, north of Luxor. That is, if the cruise goes by there!

Oh2122 said...

Is there anything they WON'T put in vending machies?

Gald to see you back, and I can't wait to see more!

Betty said...

So glad you´re back and can´t wait to read about your adventures!

Bluefish said...

There was a news about how geisha are tired of being harassed by tourists. Too many people want to take pictures with them.

Sarah said...

welcome back. looking forward to reading about what's next!

Rhi said...

love these pictures! hope to hear more of your adventures and see more pictures soon!

Limningedge said...

love the geisha! enjoy your trip ... we await your photos and story ...

Connie said...

Have a wonderful tour! We've missed you, but can wait a little longer.

Hi! I'm Janola. said...

Oh, she is beautiful. Glad you're back. I've missed reading all about your adventures. But, life is for living, if only so that you can blog about it later. :-)

Amanda said...

I totally stalked the geishas during my weekend in Kyoto!

LadyFi said...

Goodness me - you're back just to tell us that you are off on a Nile cruise! What? Oh - I mean, have a lovely time and please please do not leave it so long before posting again! Otherwise, I will start thinking that your brain has been addled by too much beauty, beer and blowfish.

Jacki said...

I was wondering what happened to you! :-) The geisha is beautiful and that beer vending machine is genius!

Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

psychoknitter said...

Glad you are alive and well, was beginning to wonder!

Bluefish said...

Hi, I didn't get an answer from you yet. Would you still like to read my blog? Please give me your e-mail address. Thanks.

lizzy-loo said...

missed you, but glad all is well and you are only being deterred by an adventurous life. the vending machine reminds me of when i lived in louisiana and it was illegal to have an open alcoholic drink in your car but you could drive thru your favorite restaurant and get a drink to go with a piece of paper on the top of the straw - that was ok. i wonder if you see many inebriated people hanging about waiting for some spare change so they can have their next beer, funny and convenient.

GutsyWriter said...

HI CairoTyp0

Welcome back. I sent you two awards in my posting today. If you have time to respond, great, if not, don't worry. I just thought you deserved them. Take Care,
Sonia aka GutsyWriter.

marcelo said...

Excellent Blog my friend,congratulations from Argentine

Caution Flag said...

I do hope your continuing adventures are delightful. I will patiently wait for the tale of the resident ghost.

Nicole said...

Hey there,
glad to see you are alive and kicking.
Lovely shot of that Geisha and well, do you think you could get the phone number of that company with the vending machines for me?
;)

Diane Mandy said...

I'm just getting back into the swing of things myself. Belated happy new year to you!

agreablement said...

passo qui per caso
saluti from Italy

Maricris said...

JAPAN!!! I wish I could have gone with you. I dream of going there. I'll keep wishing! Glad you're having fun.

Christine said...

Hey TypO! So, remember way back when we promised to meet up and do NaBloPoMo again? Remember?!?! Might be just the thing to get you're groove back! I'm all signed up for February, so please join me... your support was so wonderful the last time around.

LadyFi said...

TypO - come back to us.. NOW! Please...

American in Norway said...

Can't wait until you get back!

Betty said...

Where are you???? We miss you!

Casey said...

I agree with Betty, we miss you! Come back soon!

Anonymous said...

We're back so no excuse for you not to be back! You certainly have enough to write about:)
merthyrmum

Louise said...

Come back soon, all is forgiven. I MISS you!!!

Jacki said...

I agree with the others....where are you?? We miss you....

The Stewart Report said...

Time to come back now! I need stories! I'm getting serious withdrawls