I woke up at the crack of noon today, at least I think it was noon. I started off crawlin’ though as I helped out my parents with the reorganization of the upper loft and lower storage closet. Most importantly we found my Christmas stuff, true it was 5 days after, but it was a good find. Later it was a few hours of watching football and TV while the ‘rents were napping. Then dinner.
I read more of Alex Kerr’s Lost Japan this evening. It is certainly an excellent book to read on Japan if you have any interest on Japan both traditional and modern and how one killed the other off while still letting it survive in it. I was thinking for a while about his methodology in his research, which he seems post structuralist in his view of Japan he still seems to have some Nihonjinron in it. I can’t tell though if he truely feels the uniqueness of Japan in some sense or rather it’s just the wording he uses. It’s still up in the air with the judges as he seems to be riding the fence here but we’ll see.
I’m currently enjoying some “fine” red wine I swiped from the stash downstairs. I was about to get some that my friend had brought over the other day for the party but then I paused and thought “what if this is cheap wine like I had with her the other night.” Once that entered my mind I grabbed a bottle of red that my mom had gotten the other day. All I can say now is, I’m not disappointed.