Over the next month, I'm engaging in what I call the tortoise diet.
No, I'm not going to be eating tortoise stew. But I AM babysitting three tortoises for a friend who is traveling for a few weeks.
Confused? Here's the deal.
My friend lives about a mile away from me, so I'm planning on walking to his house every day, either early in the morning or early evening. That's 2 miles of exercise right there.
And since tortoises eat lots of green leafy things, in our household, we're also going to be eating a lot of green leafy things in order to feed the beasties the fallout.
So, there you have it. The Tortoise Diet Plan.
Here's a funny side story (and not about tortoises).
My friend also asked that I pay his utility bill for the month of July. In case you didn't know, Okinawa is a subtropical climate and the summers are muggy!
He handed me an envelope of cash, and said, "This should cover it. 100,000 yen."
Shocked, I inquired, "You mean 10,000 yen?" (about $100 US)
"No, 100,000 yen." (About $1,000 US)
Can you believe it? He handed me almost $1,000 US to pay his utility bill!