Wow. This is more than a drunk ******* could hope to stumble home to. *btw... that took like, 4 mins to type/correct/type/correct... *
Let me start by sharing that hockey was hard to come by when I first came over here. Torrents and stupid Japanese satellite TV could only do so much. By my third year, the Cup finals were being broadcast actually live (meaning I was taking sick days to follow the Oilers... I still feel bad for my homies back there...). Now I am lucky enough to have internet streamers at the "to remain un-mentioned lest your words be substituted for asterisks" sites. And I get delayed broadcasts atleast 3 times a week on satellite.
But in the beginning I relied on a lot of you guys and gals around here for up to the minute info, updates, rumours, etc. Even now after a couple years of lurking, plus the last year or so of actual posting, I'm still impressed that this is one of the best places to immerse myself in hockey between phases of being a human tape recorder in the mornings.
And to answer a few questions:
1) Good with chopsticks? Oh yeah baby. I can pick up tofu with either hand! Give that a shot!
and 2) IP pays me in kick a55 avatars... nothing else!
oh, and I guess 3) to LW (and the Beakster by association), just tryin' to keep up the Beaker:heart emoticon ratio around here. Again, mad props to IP for pullin' that out within minutes... as always.
I've moved on from sake to shochu nowadays. Fewer hangovers...
Ok so now you have made me wonder whatever Shochu was and i looked it up and i will be looking for it over it over here, seems interesting.
Thank you for broadening my horizons there! All i know about Japanese culture is Martial Arts. I need to learn more.
For those who wonder what Shochu is, here's a brief description:
Shōchū (焼酎) is an alcoholic beverage of Japan, most commonly distilled from barley, sweet potato or rice. Typically it is 25% alcohol by volume, making it weaker than whisky, but stronger than wine and sake.