I was talking to a student today and said that I had a lot of work to do after his class was over. He said he had a lot of work to do when he got home. I said,"yes, you have a lot of work in elementary school and then you will go to middle school, and have lots of work, then you will go to high school and have lots of work, then you will...do you want to go to college?" "Yes." "So then you will go to college and have a lot of work, and then you will have a job for the rest of your life and guess what you will have to do at that job?" "Lots of work?" "Yes, lots and lots and lots of work forever!" "But, I won't have work when I am a grandfather." "No, I guess not" "Except for sweeping." "Yea, except for sweeping. But you will be old, Sucka!" Ok not not really, but I did say everything else up to that last word.
I ate spam, black rice and seaweed today for dinner - by choice. And it was delicious. I am digging the spam scene out here. And the seaweed. It's like a huge salty thin chip! That you use your chopsticks to wrap around rice balls and pop into your mouth. I like using chopsticks. They are really useful for eating salads and making mini seaweed tacos. I also had this 'ah-ha!' moment when I realized that one wouldn't be able to eat rice with chopsticks, unless it was sticky. Oohh so that is why asians have sticky rice...it's the chopsticks!