Spammerpunk Horror: 419

Dear Sir or Madam, Firstly, let me apologize for infringing on your privacy. It must be a surprise to receive a missive from a total stranger, however I have a proposal for you that will prove lucrative for all of us. As you know, Ebola is now a global epidemic, with thousands of people dying…

Name Change

I’ve changed the name of the blog to Everyday Jetsam. Don’t worry, you don’t need to update any URLs or anything right now; http://www.himantraweb.com still works for another year, at which point I might let it go and stick with http://www.everydayjetsam.com (which also leads to this page). Why the change, you ask?

My Crocs: A Tanka

My Crocs: A Tanka I told myself never, Because plastic looks very cheap. But Japan you got me. You know I will choose comfort So now I will wear crocs too.   (So, basically, in Japan, wearing crocs is super popular. They’re even acceptable office shoes! Although, mostly the men wear them, or the PE…

Trains – Japan’s Doing It Right

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Japan’s shinkansen (bullet train) system. If you haven’t read about it, I suggest this article at the Guardian; it’s a very interesting look at the history of the shinkansen in Japan. Let’s be honest, I’m a city gal. But I don’t think I’d like living in Tokyo; it’s a…