Breakfast

When Steve called me up on my cellphone at around 8:00 and said only
“Help!”, I panicked and nearly fell off my bed. I slipped into my
kimono and went to the second floor only to find that he had conned me
out of bed in order to surprise me with pancakes for breakfast. How
nice!

When I learned that he was actually still okay and in one piece, my
non-morning-ness reasserted itself. He was so cheerful, though, that I
couldn’t help but wake up – and the honey-lemon tea certainly helped
restore my voice. He wanted help cooking the rest of the pancakes so
that they didn’t turn out like crepes, though, so I added more mix to
the batter and poured out neat little silver-dollar pancakes. I’m
getting better at them – I burned only two this time!

Hooray for instant pancake mix. Yes, I know, pancakes are so easy to
make from scratch, yada yada, but the recipe requires a whole egg, and
that’s hard to divide. =)

It was very nice of Steve to surprise me with breakfast. I usually try
to wake him up and cook breakfast. He doesn’t have an alarm clock
right now and he doesn’t wake up to his cellphone, so a human without
a snooze button can be pretty effective. Besides, it’s a good way to
force myself out of bed. <grin>

Ay, friends… what would life be without them?

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Random Japanese sentence: ここの家何匹猫がいる? How many cats are there in this house?