I'm typing this on an iPhone, so I have to be brief: I fell off the face of the Earth and landed in Japan!
It's awesome here and I love it. Unfortunately, I don't have Internet access at home (apart from my phone; p.s. I sprang for an iPhone, regretted it immediately because it was so expensive, then after a week I realized it was one of the best purchases I've ever made. Consider this a thumbs-up for the iPhone from a former skeptic!).
Anywho, where was I? Ah yes: Japan!
That's where I am. Everyday is an adventure. Today, for example, I saw a Kabuki play from start to finish. Four hours and it was awesome every step of the way! Yesterday, I got to enjoy the evening at a "Nomihoudai" restaurant (that means 'All You Can Drink' ) with a guy who speaks Mandarin Chinese and a girl from South Africa who speaks Afrikaans. And the day before I got to dress up in a costume and teach kids about Halloween and correct Engrish sentences to my heart's content. Fun times!
I miss you all dearly. Thank you for all of the Notes, messages, e-mails, comments and so forth. You're all wonderful. Congratulations are in order for so many of you, and even more thanks to those of you who've donated your time and lives to the community. Hugs for you! Sorry I've disappeared. But! I can try to make it up to you.
If you feel up to it, Note me your mailing address and I'll try to send you a postcard ---- from Japan!
Just remember: The chocolate of my destiny to flavor only once. Can running hope!