Monday, June 08, 2009

Inverse Proportionality (Maggie Math)

I got back home in Tulsa on Saturday after the trip to Chicago (and last minute side-trip to Indy), and while I've been not blogging, nor sharing some of the pictures (the graduation set was really fun), nor making my rounds to even my favorite blogs (yes, that's YOU!), I've been busy with important stuff like scouring maps (in what Japanese I still remember) of the area where I'll be in Japan (a very rural area of the already very rural prefecture of Okayama, if you are just joining us me) in order to find out what is and is not around those parts. Since there is literally no fast food restaurant in my town (a moment of silent reflection goes here), I have a chance of turning over a new leaf with a healthier outlook.

Yah, except that I've located a Starbucks, Mr Donut (aka, MisDo, an old friend from last time I did Japan), Mc Donald's, and maybe possibly even, gasp, a Dairy Queen (unless it really said Daily Queen - same word in Japanese that I suppose could be a whole other meaning) within reasonable (less than an hour or two has now become the new reasonable *sob* *kidding, I'm OK-ish* *maybe*) distance. This all means that if my ass is growing fatter, it's likely that my wallet is growing thinner paying train fare to get my fix. Y'all know that I'm not mathematician and just play a bad one on my blog, but there's your practical application math lesson example of inverse proportionality for the day if you were looking for one (who knew I'd ever use math like that in a real life like mine).

If that helped you in some way, please consider a donation of cash, coffee, cheeseburgers or just chubbier girl pants for when I get there.

10 comments:

  1. hey! send your address. i'll arrange for a weekly mickey d delivery, heeee heeee heeee

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  2. Sounds like you are really getting things going for your journey! I wish that I had the guts/smarts to do something cool like living abroad for a while!

    Best of luck and I cannot wait to hear about more of your adventures!

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  3. I'm pretty sure I'd starve in Japan seeing how I have a hard time eating cooked veggies, and anything out of the ordinary. Yipes. Add no fast food to that and it could be the perfect solution to the baby weight I'll have to loose! ;)
    I'm getting so excited for you!!!

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  4. I think coffee and more specifically Starbucks is going to be missed there!

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  5. There is a chance, an outside possibility, maybe, of a case of frozen White Castle Sliders finding their way to you while you are in Japan. Maybe.

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  6. My goodness, I don't know how you'll cope except to say that maybe you'll have to buy a lot of belts or rope to cinch those pantalonies since whatever you'd gain from your fix you'd burn off on the bike ride over or back. And that's pretty cool that even if there is a Mickey's somewhere in your proximity you can have your fix and eat it too!

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  7. Daily Queen. You crack me up :)

    I would be in serious trouble, too. I could see myself going to serious lengths for Starcrack or a McFlurry. So excited for you!

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  8. Wow! You've really got things in order!!! You go girl!!!

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  9. Chubbier just means more of you to love. At least, that is what I tell myself.

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  10. My mind went back more than 10 years ago to your mention of MisDo. Aaah, I would eat and eat those donuts just to collect points for a planner/organizer!! Fun times.

    (my ass got bigger during my MisDo times, if you're curious - but that's just natural reaction, right?)

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