Friday, August 29, 2008

Feisty Bento #214: Packages, Presents, Korean food, and Giant Sized Coffee Cups

I apologize for being so remiss these past few days. 

I had lunch out the other day.

Yesterday, I had a lot of stuff to do and wound up not going into the office, and therefore did not bring a bento.

One of the things I had to do was go to the post office to pick up this package.  You see, I tend to shop online a lot for a myriad of reasons, not least of all my fear of crowds.  (I alternate between panic attacks or screaming at people.  Ok, who am I kidding, I mostly scream at people.)  So I placed an order, and eagerly awaited it.  For some reason, instead of leaving the package at my door (which they've done in the past), the USPS decided to leave me a notice for pick up.  (They have a key to enter the lobby, for mail delivery, so they totally have access to my apartment door.)

See the part I circled?  WTF?  The post office closes at 5.  I work about an hour's commute away from this post office (near home), and I get off work at 5:30.  Most people get off work at 5.  This is an inconvenience and annoyance at best.  Growl.  Seriously?  Can I file a formal complaint with them?  (My neighbors aren't going to steal my mail.  And USPS has left plenty of stuff at my door before!)

Then I went to visit my mom (to do my laundry, cough cough - sorry, it's picky of me but she's close enough I can walk to her place to do the laundry, and I just can't get behind the idea of washing my clothes in machines that strangers also use.  I grew up with a washing machine, you see?) and found this waiting for me:

THANKS MOMMY!!!  You're the bestest!  What a great housewarming gift, I can finally start making good rice again!  (I've been using, sparingly, two crappy rice cookers that do not make rice as well as this machine will.  How do I know?  Because my mom has one, and I used hers for the first 8 months of bento!)

Korean bento!

Left to right: marinated cuttlefish; ground pork "pancakes" (that's what the package said!); Woorijip spicy chicken

Yummy, that was delicious!

And something funny I saw this morning on the bus... which I didn't get a good snapshot, he wouldn't turn around:

The interesting people I see while riding the bus!  Hehe.

HAPPY BENTO and HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!  Enjoy the long weekend, my US based readers!!!


  1. Hey you're back! Glad to see you've had some good mail! I love good mail! And a rice cooker. I'm jealous. :)

  2. I don't think I could live without my ricemaker! I love using it to make big batches of sushi rice :)

    I've never tried marinated cuttlefish, nobody around here sells it :(

    Those pork pancakes look tasty, I think I might try making something similar for breakfast!

    I lvoe the coffee cup guy lol, we have a guy in a pizza costume around here, I'll try to get a pic sometime.

  3. That's about how much coffee I need in the morning .. :(