Air Kei and not ok...

Good morning everyone,

I went out for a short run yesterday for the first time in ages and I think I got a bit of a sunburn...no complaints though! It's better than running in the rain. And speaking of rain, I hope you don't miss it, because there is no chance for you to see any rain over the next few days. The earliest chance is next Tuesday-but that's too far away to even predict...let's keep our fingers crossed.

As of right now, it's looking like there will be about 7 or 8 people enjoying an insanely expensive beer with me on Monday...so, if you are thinking about joining me(us), it's not too late! Just let me know!

Do any of you have WOWOW? I don't, but apparently hundreds (thousands?) more people do today than they did last week. That's right, Kei Nishikori's run to the US Open finals has proven to be a boon (not boom) for Japanese companies-like WOWOW (which, if you don't know, is a pay-per-view channel), like UNIQLO (which, if you are from any country EXCEPT Canada, you know already-speaking of which, why don't we have one in Canada?!), and Nissin (the company that invented cup noodles) who will be reviving the signature Kei Nishikori soup shortly.

It's too bad he couldn't pull out a victory-after beating Djokovic and Federer having been defeated by Cilic, I thought that Nishikori had a good chance in the final. The result wasn't what we were hoping for, but I still say "hats off" to Kei for being the first Japanese man to ever reach a final in a Grand Slam event! And he's only 24-he won't reach his peak for another 2 or 3 years.

I went for a run after the match (I couldn't watch it on WOWOW, but I followed it online) and tried out my new shoes. They were really good-look cool, feel so light, a little wider in the toe than I like, but that's just splitting hairs. They're great shoes. However, they are the lowest and flattest running shoes I've ever worn, meaning that my calves are feeling a little sore today. On top of that, it was only the 3rd time I'd been out for a run since I got back from my holiday so I couldn't run very far or very fast.

Then I popped into Royal Host for lunch-I go there 2 or 3 times a year. It's so convenient and sometimes I just don't feel like cooking on my day off. The place was pretty empty, but the staff put me in a booth behind another Western guy (turns out he was American) who was teaching a lesson over a coffee. I don't know why she would put me there-maybe she thought we foreigners like to be together...ha ha! Anyway, after about 1 or 2 minutes I asked if I could move to another table as far away from the lesson as possible! He must have been the worst teacher I've ever heard and I couldn't even concentrate on the menu! Ha ha! It was so distracting! I wonder if I was ever that bad...please say 'No'! 

After moving, I could relax and enjoy my lunch...

How about you? Have you ever overheard a really bad or really good lesson at a café or family restaurant?

Have a great day!

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