Well, happy belated Labor Day! Hope people had fun on their days off.I'm following Starburst's feed on FB and their status was: A day off to celebrate working- sounds like a laborious contradiction! Kind of funny. I like their contradiction status messages, even if they may be a little lame.
The weather's still really nice. I hope it keeps up. I've kept up with blowing the shofar in the mornings. First time I was high pitched. Next low. This time, just about right. Yay!
Yesterday Dad hurt herself again. So, I had to help her and mom, until she got better. It was like her knee needed to be put back in its socket or something. As soon as she walked a bit, it popped back. And, she wasn't in very much pain after. Made me worry again, though. Second time something like that has happened in the last couple of weeks.
A little after she was feeling better, my parents went shopping. Nice to do on her day off. I made roasted salmon with garlic (tons of it), lemon, and coriander from a middle eastern cookbook for dinner. Also, made some honeyed carrots and Italian Herb Risotto (from a box). Came out really tasty!Felt almost like a Shabbat dinner, though. Oh well.
Tonight, we have Hadassah. And, apparently I'm making what Mom wanted to bring. It's ok, it's just, I didn't expect it. It's a new corn pudding recipe. Sounds really good, and may be simpler than the previous recipe. Only has like 4 ingredients. The only 'hard' part is grating the onion. I've done it before, and since it's not asking for too much of it, it might not be that bad. Anyways, it'll be nice to see everyone again.
Watched D no Arashi yesterday. It's been a very interesting series. The only thing I didn't like was them showing so much footage of the guy who calls himself the largest man in Japan, visiting different places. He's really big. They're respectful about it, I just don't want to see too much of it.This time they showed a minute or 2 of that.
One of the stories this time was about a 'ghost ship'. Turned out it really wasn't haunted, but it was interesting to see inside. It was a Singapore tanker that grounded itself in one of the capes. They say it happens quite often in Japan. One person did die, but it was on the way to the hospital, not on the boat. Many others were injured, though. The ship had sat there untouched for 16 years. It was covered in layers of rust. The member reporting on this called city hall, and pressured them a bit to get things in motion to get rid of it. As he later says, it's just a wonderful pile of junk. The next story was on a girl who has 6 toes on one foot. The 5th and 6th are actually conjoined, but have an extra piece of bone hanging out. Interesting to see the x-rays. Next time, they're going to talk to a mangaka just before his deadline, and talk to a transgendered person as well. I really like how they handle these stories.
Gintama was pretty funny. Gintoki had traded something for a Blu-ray player. Thinking he was getting a really good deal. Turned out the Blu-ray disc that was already in there was 'cursed'. Lots of jokes based on the Ring in this episode. Also, seemed like they threw in some parodies of the anime Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan. The ghost/angel had a blue mood to go along with the 'Blu-ray' disc she was in. She turned all the channels into blue hues. Kept trying to rip off all her wings too. Had a noose around her neck the whole time. When she was 'crying' because of how happy she was, it was actually blood streaking down her cheeks.It ended with Gintoki trying to reason with her as they went off a cliff. He had put her in a GPS for his scooter. Thinking she'd be put to good use by giving him directions. She sounded happy after her last line. So sad he had to put up with that. I also like how at the end of the opening theme, they made Gintoki crash horribly.