Sunday, September 10, 2006
Up and at 'em..............
So Saturday morning starts when the S.O. wakes me up a lot earlier than I thought I should be.
(This conversation may or may not have occured as relate it........nonetheless the meaning is still there).
Me: " Can't you just let me wallow here in my self-pity? "
Her: (Thinking to herself in Japanese). No you can't you stupid Gaijin. Now get your lazy foreign ass out of bed. Why the hell did I ever get involved with this guy?
" Come join me for Yoga......".
Me: "Yoga? I meditate while drinking, thank you very much. Its too early to start drinking."
She: Explains again about her Yoga class.
Me: " Thanks but no thanks. Real men don't eat quiche, watch Oprah, and they don't do Yoga. I will however, go with you to the gym and do treadmill."
Her: " Fine. Hayaku!"
So off we go to the gym. Which actually turns out to be a good thing. I get about 40 minutes on the treadmill, which is a great chance for me, as the endorphins kick in and TV headphone volume goes up, to retreat to my own little world. Where I am the star. (Kind of a poor man's holosuite-more on that some other time).
Work out complete we go home, shower, change go shopping, eat lunch. She then suggests that we go to see a parade that was going on in town from 4 to 5. Sounds like a good idea. Turns out to be a competition between school and other marching bands, some as young as from the 6th grade. Crowded streets, pretty girls and beer vendors selling Asahi for 200Yen a pop. The flag waving Kanagawa Police women in their short skirts and high heeled boots got my attention!
Which in turn lead to me making her a nice dinner over which she asked me if I wanted to play golf today.
Which we did. Don't ask who won and I shot a pretty good game for me. Remember what I said at the start........Nobody rides for free!
But I do feel better----for now. And not one word came out of her mouth that directly referred to my emotions....it was all done very subtly. That's a lesson some other women should learn!