if things can continue the way they did yesterday, it might end up being as tolerable of a summer as one can have in washington state. (let's hope. let's fucking hope.)
since things were ok, i finally got around to taking some pictures of kawaii things from daiso. here's the panda scrubber
and the hedgehog duster that we picked up the last time we were in seattle.
leff also ordered us some "pick me up" presents. look at what the delivery people brought us yesterday!! a rilakumma!!!!
a sumikko gurashi!!!!! (it is even standing in the corner in this picture. XD)
a bag of dagashi!!!
oh my goodness that bag of dagashi!!! i will have a separate post about it as soon as we finish consuming it. (dagashi post is here!) i still don't understand how even the least expensive things taste SO GOOD in japan.
when i go back to tokyo, i'm going to buy EVERYTHING at a dagashi store. TRUST ME!!
also food wise, i found out about onigirazu and I AM HOOKED!! here's a spicy tuna one that i made (basically the awl's spicy tuna roll with added chili garlic sauce (if you follow that link you will also see malena watrous talking about her book if you follow me. *do* read that. it's very good.)
there's also lettuce and cuke in the onigirazu.)
if you want more info about these awesome things, here is a really good tutorial. also, the boston globe has a nice write up. (i am going to track down "cooking papa".)
i ended the day with a bear bowl full of chocolate ice cream.
i enjoyed eating this while watching "five dedicated to ozu". i'll probably do the same today only maybe i'll watch "cafe lumiere" instead.