In a dinner a couple of weeks ago in Japan, I was explaining where Oklahoma was (generally, no one knows – so I say just above Texas) and one of the Japanese guys jumped in and said it was the “Mongolia of the U.S.”. Land-locked, harsh weather extremes, energy focused, and people like to ride horses – but people more attractive in Mongolia. I wasn’t quick enough to counter with pointing out a couple of similarities doesn’t offset an otherwise dramatic difference. But I was able to demonstrate that the people in Oklahoma were more attractive – at least demonstrate that the ladies were – no conclusion on the guys.
In a separate dinner this week, I was invited out for “local Korean people food”. I was told “fish”. When I arrived I was asked to help select the octopus from the aquarium. I picked a good one. They took it away and boiled it – then brought it to the table and chopped it up with scissors. Some pictures attached – I tried to recreate the sequence. But supposedly, there is one more level, eating it alive where it is still squirming. Maybe next time.
When skiing last week and it worked out pretty good and heading out to a different place Sunday to ski.”