My mom is a notorious gambler- not hard core, but slots all the way. She loves nothing more than to book herself into a casino and stay up all night pushing the 'play maximum credits' button. So now that we're in town she's thrilled to have youngin's to influence in the way of the wager. Her new ritual with the girls is to go out to Chinese on Tuesday nights, take the lucky numbers from the fortune cookies and play the lottery on Wednesdays. She has never lost her thick German accent so to the girls it sounds like she's always talking about the "power bowl." She has big stacks of empty sheets at home so immediately following the storing of the leftovers upon our return, the girls head straight to her desk for power bowl sheets and sit down to fill them out with a #2 pencil. I have never played the lottery don't recall ever even considering it. But now when I drive down the freeway and see the huge sign advertising its millions I do give it a little wink. Now, if I could just get it to wink back...
It's been years since the girls have had a backyard pool and they do here at Oma's. They are enjoying swimming naked again and after just a few weeks I can barely see remnants of tan lines. but can wearing a get up like this on your head still be considered naked?
Today's bento is all business. This is what I used to get when I was working as a teacher and what is delivered to many office buildings. It is sararyman's bento. The whole bottom layer is rice! And this is for one person! I couldn't eat half of it. And taking home leftovers is not something that is done there. This bento comes to us via Kids Web Japan. Oh, and did I mention most men can put this away in less than 5 minutes! It's a rather noisy spectacle but you ought to see the PE teacher in action with one of these things.
I'm starting a weekly bento feature for inspiration and because I have a personal affinity for the Japanese bento. They are usually a bit healthier than our version of a packed lunch but they also require a LOT more work! I can usually motivate myself enough to pack one for a special day or holiday.
Today's bento is from Ngoc, the bento genius at cooking cute.