Raku and I found these at the grocery store, and they were too funny not to try. They're not bad, though they didn't really taste like sausage. John thought they were cool ranch - when I showed him the bag his eyes nearly popped out of his head.
Other than the funny snacks, life has been good here. It's rained for the past three days, and is supposed to keep going until Sunday, but we're having a brief (though cloudy) break from the rain.
This afternoon Raku and I have scheduled a consultation for laser hair removal. Apparently it's very common in Japan, and clinics are constantly having crazy specials to lure clients in. We found a package that costs just under $20 and covers 8 sessions (2 years worth) for underarm hair removal. How great would it be to never shave your armpits again? If all goes well I'll report on the process soon.
If you're in Tokyo and sick of shaving, but looking for something a little less permanent than laser hair removal I would recommend Elena Jade salon for waxing. Elena is Australian, and always fun to chat with while she does her work. She's licensed in Australia and even trains other estheticians here in Tokyo. She imports organic products from Australia, and I've always been very pleased with her work.
Hours: Mon-Tues 11:00-9:00, Wed-Fri 10:00-9:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-7:00
Address: 1-5-19 Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo