Chicken Truck

I didn't realize how soon the exhibition will be. I have one month to become a great painter in time to be discovered. It's sad to see that although my ability to handle a brush has improved (although not much as you can see from my quick sketch of Blind Boy Fuller) in the past 20 some years, my imagination has gone to pot. I wonder what inspired me to create "Chicken Truck".

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It may look to some people like I am loosing steam in the upkeep of this site, and rather than having thou courage to just come out and say "I quit", I am deliberately posting content that will drive anyone who may read this site away. Nope. But still, I am going to post, once again, the results of my weekly trip to the supermarket. This is mostly for future enjoyment... maybe 10 years from now I will get a kick out of seeing what I bought back then (now). Or maybe somebody out there would just like to know what things cost in real life Japan.

Category Price in JY Price in USD (based on 120yen = aprx $1.00) Item Description
Cereals and Bakery
Cereals and cereal Products 1,680 14 5kg bag of rice (should last 3-4 weeks)
Dairy 100 80 4 Pieces of Cheese
Bakery Products 158 1 8 pieces of bread
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs
Poultry 356 2.97 1 pkg chicken liver
1 pkg chicken gizzards
Eggs 178 1.48 10 L-size eggs
Fruits & Veggies
Fresh Veggies 680 5.67 Spinach
Green pepper
1/4 Chinese Cabbage
Other Food at home
Junk Food 250 2.08 1 can Pringles
Soup 228 1.90 1 quart container of pumpkin soup
Bean products 446 3.72 2 pkg natto
2 pkg tofu
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I went out to dinner and drinks with a client last night. I love getting a chance to speak with them about non-work related topics. It makes it so much easier to work with them. Although that may not be the case in many peoples jobs, I'm in the business of creating things that these people end up using, and when I create something, like a program or a web-site, every extra bit of motivation I can find to make it just a little better really helps. If I know the person I am making it for (and am on goods terms) I am onehundred (based on very scientific calculations) times more likely to put in the little extra effort beyond the contract, and this makes everyone happy... except my boss because improvements that we could charge for slip by as included. This is not a concious decision on my part, but i guess it's just a natural side effect.

Comments about Chicken Truck

What does pumpkin soup taste like? Sweet?

Posted by: Ian at February 9, 2003 02:35 PM

I suppose it is sweet, but I wouldn't really know since I love to fille it with pepper and that's about all I can taste. But it's good.

There are also more economical smaller cartons on sale at your local 7/11 if you would like to give it a try.

Posted by: kevin at February 9, 2003 11:56 PM

I checked at my local 7-11. No pumpkin soup.

Posted by: jon at February 11, 2003 02:29 AM