Sunday, February 22, 2009

A TASTE OF JAPAN ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!


Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Maki, a Japanese Flight Attendant who swooped into our midst this morning at 7th and Montana, intent on learning a little English. "Hello," she said, "I am living in Santa Monica this month, renting a Messy House on Georgina Avenue." "Hmmm," said Kathy, "If you're on Georgina maybe you're renting the same house as Ron Howard. He always rents there." "Who?!?," asked Maki. We tried another approach. "You're living right near Bob Dylan," I said. "Ooooh, Bob Dylan!," she exclaimed, beaming with recognition, "Where?!?" I changed the subject. "Maybe you can help me," I said, "I'm stuck on the Crossword Puzzle. What's a twelve-letter word for 'Hatchery Hutch'?" Evidently, Maki doesn't like Crossword Puzzles. She flew the coop after several minutes but, as luck would have it, I ran into her an hour later, presumably in search of Bob Dylan. "Maki," I'm so happy to see you," I said, "We just finished the Crossword Puzzle but had to guess at 95-Down. Am I correct in assuming that a 'Koto' is a Japanese Zither?" "Ahhh," she replied, "Koto. A very large musical instrument that goes Plink, Plink, Plink." "Thank you very much," I replied, but Maki's mind seemed to be elsewhere. Perhaps she was wondering if Bob Dylan plays the Koto ...!

6 comments:

garnett109 said...

I don't know if bob dylan plays with a Koto but if he does it is probably illegal in Tokyo

Webster said...

My good friend from college was quite adept at playing the koto.

Beth said...

She certainly seems pleasant, if not entirely helpful with the crossword! Except for the koto clue. I learned something new today, for the next time I do a crossword!

emikk said...

Maybe she is trying to find a fritter in the shape of Bob Dylan.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I will keep the Koto in mind if I ever do a crosswork (that would be a first, Scrabble is the closest I have come recently :o)

Mark and Elayne said...

I will pass this onto my mum....at 75 years young she still does the daily crossword...in ink.