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!)
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!!!