January 17, 2005
i'm curled up in jersey city, reading all about your adventures in japan, and i keep exclaiming, "WOW!" and "NO WAY!" i was especially thrown by the mom-and-pop noodle shop with the special vending machines and food-picture buttons. surreal! since i haven't seen "lost in translation," i only have dim memories of previews from which to infer what "lost in translation" moments might be. you will be pleased to know that i too am going away. just for two weeks to SF, but hey. kate-crane- robot might break with more than five minutes of not working, but it's worth a shot.