Come to Japan with usOur group will stay at Hotel Wakamizu. It looks beautiful, and is a five minute walk from takarazuka station. It is about 20 minutes away from tezuka osamu land. For the trip, I will pack a change of clothes, my jap-en dictionary, an iPod, my cell phone, a camera, batteries, a flashlight, two Terry Pratchett books, five Manga, toiletries, and about 1000 USD. (I am a big spender) Because I'm nice, I will invite you along with me.The first day of the trip, we arrive at kansai international airport in an airbus A320 from Chicago. We check into the hotel, and are given complimentary tea. I give the Okami some money in an envelope. (I'm not telling you how much, but it is more respectful than giving the tip after our stay. It assumes the hostess will take good care of us). First order of business is to get a massage. My back has been bothering me. Afterward, a nice relaxing soak in a spa. Meanwhile, you put your things away in your room. I'm not quite as organized. By now, we are invited d
Highschool Commandment 1"When Thou art enrolled as a Freshmen, Thou shalt fear and respect thy betters, for they hath endured what you could not imagine.When Thou art enrolled as a Sophomore, Thee shall look at the world objectively, and Know Thy Place.When Thou art a Junior, Thou shalt Stop Dicking Around and commit thyself to Getting Shit Done, Seriously.And when Thou becomest a Senior, Pity the freshmen, encourage the Sophomores, mentor the Juniors, and Love They Fellow Senior"
How to make ButterbeerButterbeer (4 servings)Start to finish: 1 hourIngredients:-1 cup light or dark brown sugar-2 tablespoons water-6 tablespoons butter-1/2 teaspoon each: salt, cider vinegar, rum extract (or 1 teaspoon of rum)-3/4 cup heavy cream, divided-Four 12-ounce bottles cream sodaDirections:1. In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer2. Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.3. Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract (or rum).4. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2-3 minutes.5. To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup per glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to com