Podcast – Lucky Bitch Radio

This is one of the first podcasts that I found on iTunes. Wanda Wisdom is a 30-year old, single, sober drag queen living on the edges of urbanity outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Her episodes are long and sometimes rambling, but always engaging. She tackles all kinds of issues and has a warm and friendly presence. Listening to Wanda Wisdom is like spending time with an old friend.

Link: http://luckybitchradio.com/

Cracked Open The Piggy Bank

Today in preparation for my trip to Taiwan, I cracked open my piggy bank full of 100 and 500 yen coins (worth slightly less than 1 dollar and 5 dollars respectively) that I had been saving for the last 6 months or so. It wasn’t literally a piggy bank, it was more like a tin can with a slot for putting coins in. The only way to open it was with a can opener (or a “tin opener” for our non-North American friends). I had 46,700 yen in my piggy bank! That’s about 450 bucks (or 225 quid for our friends from across the Pond)!

There is a big typhoon headed for Japan again. I looked at the satelite photo and it looks like it will be making landfall to the east of Kyushu, so maybe we will be spared the brunt of it. I just hope that I will be fly out of Fukuoka airport to Taipei tomorrow!