Takoyaki is one of my favorite Japanese foods.  Osaka is well-known for it inside of Japan, but back home I’ve noticed that it can be hard to find.  I learned to make it, which can be a fun dinner when you gather open-minded people together.

I apologize for missing an update.  There was simply too much work this last week, with all the overtime I’ve had to do.  What really bugs me is that I ended a years-long update streak.  I hate to admit it, but the little bit of time it bought me was REALLY nice.  I was able to put off my half-finished page until the next update and that allowed me to go to a convention and meet the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  I had a really good weekend, which I sort of needed.