Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thankfully they all put up with me coughing up a lung.
One suggested the cough drop-shapped meds. I took a mental not of the name, but when I saw them, I totally remember these for some reason.
Okies. Sleeping now.
I closed my 7am so I wouldn't wake up to a surprise and the next train still gets me there in time for it.
And I have reading material now. I spent way more time than I should have reading these last night. I forgot how much I love this series. The sweet couple-y goodness. It was the anime of this series that lead me to Danshi-ryo and Tatsu and started me down the path of seiyuu fandom.
And I get to see the movie in June! How awesome is that! Already have plans to see it twice. Yay!
Life is good. I may be coughing up a lung (Oh yeah, haven't mentioned here yet that I've had a cough since Saturday. It's getting better.) but life is awesomesauce.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
It's kinda scary to think that this early morning schedule is becoming "normal". Though I admit, if this were a 5-day-a-week thing, I would not be so obliging. And out of the 3 days when my alarm goes off at 4am, I only need to survive a morning shift. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy teaching -in fact, I like it more than I expected- but I fear failure. I consider myself an extremely negative optomist. I tend to see the worst in a situation, but I also strongly believe that everything will work out. I've trained myself to seek out the best in a situation, but for the most part, it's more efficient to use the optomism and figure out the best way to go forward, so I rarely find the silver lining because it's enough for me to simply know that it's there. Knowing that no situation is as bad as I think it is.
This method has its pitfalls, but it works. It works for me. And that's what counts right now.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Now, why am I on a 8:30 train? I'm headed out to Ise with a friend.
But right now, this train is just draining. Ever since my temp job with its hour commute on a jammed freeway, I've appreciated the necessity of enjoying a commute. Otherwise it takes 1-2 hours to get into the rhythm of the day. Trying to learn Brazilian Portugese on CD and singing along to TOKIO at embarassingly loud volumes or reliving my Cal days via a cappella albums all got me ready to hit the ground running. (And kept me awake so I would get in a fender bender)
Well, at Meieki. Might update from Ise. Might not. Only time will tell.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
It's those movie tix. And tomorrow I'm off to Ise for the day. And then I get to sleep all day. And I've got an Osaka trip coming up next month and I'm planning a Tokyo trip for early July, which will hopefully consist of libraries, chinese lanterns, yukata, and seeing a few good friends.
But first! To get through work today. For whatever crazy reason, I put in for the whole day. Meh. I'll survive.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Why? Because I can.
And Animate has a special poster. Yay.
And the single tickets and pair tickets have different designs.
What? I'm an obsessive fan. If you haven't figured that out yet, you obviously haven't known me for very long.
Oh yeah, and which movie? If you can't tell from the image showing through the bag...you wouldn't know it if I told you. I'll write another post with the poster when I get it. (^_^)v
The plan makes perfect sense in my head. I don't have much time to mess around.
And totally unrelated, but some old dude just blatantly cut in front of me. Dude!
Anyways, today is run around town day.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
I'm just hoping it's the caffeine and not something I ate because timing-wise it would mean it was something at my grandmother's which could mean she's sick too.
In anycase the nausea isn't so bad now but I still didn't want to risk breakfast so now I'm starving.
And no relation, but my train is late.
It's going to be one of those days.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We'll see how this goes.
Got in line fast enough to beat the crowds. Sweet.
It's all about the price you're willing to pay, isn't it?
In my world standing in line is worth getting a seat.
The best part was as the second guy helped me go through all of my receipts and crap, I pulled out some postcards that had complete information on them and he reached for them like they were a godsend.
He was really patient with me and even got me a huge rebate. Which will then go back to the country as pension money, but it's all good. Being poor has its perks.
As does being clueless and willing to admit it. My pride of being self-sufficient and my shame of all the times when I'm not usually gets in the way.
But now that I've tasted the ease of showing up and having people walk me through it, I'll probably do the same next year. Though I'll try to have all the paperwork ready and organized since now I know what they are. I was so unprepared that I just brought what I thought was necessary. I knew nothing. And yet I was okay. A few years ago, I would have found my state of incompetence totally unacceptable.
Past the 30 mark and I'm finally learning to let go. Not be so uptight. Trust people. Forgive myself for being human. Accept that I am human. Accept my faults and my morality.
Hey, nothing is certain but death and taxes, right?
Pray for the guy or girl who is going to have to deal with me.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
The first time I met someone at the gold clock was when I was on JET and I went to see a Star Wars exhibit with a bunch of people. Lots of memories coming back these days. Just how it is, I guess.
Though if certain people show up out of the blue, I'm going to take it as a sign.
Looks like Samantha and I will be spending most of our weekend indoors. Though with Nagoya's literal underground, there's a lot to do.
Not to mention we've got that date with Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson on Saturday.
And of course the purikura. Thinking of my outfit for tomorrow specifically for the post-movie purikura. I'm thinking poncho or long gunman and definitely the boots. Now for the hair and top...Since I'll have the time, I might go more elaborate than usual for the hair.
Will ponder at work.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Yesterday's workshop made me a zombie.
Yesterday's nabe was awesome.
I may have hooked the new girl onto DGS.
I don't have work today.
Samantha's coming over tomorrow for the weekend.
It's getting warmer.
So I slept until 11. Read manga until noon and have been doing some spring cleaning ever since.
So much damn dust!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Satisfied zombies, educated with new information and such, but zombies nonetheless.
And now I'm free! So I'm in Meieki seeing if I can secure some Sherlock this weekend for me and Samantha.
Passing by the McD's where Samantha, Cat and I chilled after the Nagoya TOKIO GIG of awesome where they found me because of my "Rock hand" and where they announced Harvest and Nagase's "Clap harder!" caused me to bend my pinky ring into a D-shape. Good times with good friends.
It is a dream of mine to see TOKIO in Nagoya again while I live here. This was always concert home territory for me. Nagoya lives rock.
Speaking of which, there it is. Zepp Nagoya.
I'd love to see OCD here too. They could totally get a crowd to fill it.
Well, Sherlock secured, I'm off home.
To add to the suckiness, there's the welcome party tonight that I'm going to just barely make it to.
But! Samantha's coming over this weekend so yay! Hoping to get some Sherlock and pizza and of course purikura.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Then I remember that I crashed into my bed after getting back from my morning shift on Tuesday and according to my phone, it's still Tuesday. Cert is tomorrow, Wednesday.
Maybe I need more sleep...
At least with 5 new people coming in the next month, my turm doesn't come around again until late May. (Yep, FIVE.)
I also didn't make breakfast or tea, but I forgot to get eggs last night, so it's just as well. I might have had time for tea, but the idea of chugging hot tea was not pleasant.
I think I'll get the thermos I was looking at last week. After my night yesterday, the morning me of the future deserves it. The decision is simply between sexy red and sexy blue. Of course I'm leaning towards blue, but that red is gorgeous and reminds me of of Castle...
A morning cup of coffee.
Red it is!!
Monday, March 5, 2012
And junkfood. I really want junkfood.
Or maybe just carbs.
Potato chips. Ones with ridges.
I might make it to the supermarket just before it closes. I have 10 minutes. I need eggs. Among other things. Like food.
I want meat too.
I think I have enough cash on me to treat myself to sour cream. Then I'll mix in my spinach garlic pesto and create a dip of win.
If I can get to the supermarket in time.
If not...I'll think of something with combini food.
I keep forgetting how warm this thing keeps me. I probably underestimate it because I got it on clearance for just under $5.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Now to get back, get some food, and sleep. I need to learn to make food ahead of time that can be heated and consumed with relative ease and low impact on my already tiny wallet. Preferably meat. Ooh, I have oregano. Meatball sandwiches! *drools*
I'd make gyoza, but I do that every two weeks at my grandmother's.
Maybe on Tuesday. I'll have to dig up a recipe and tweak it for ingredients I can find over here.
Speaking of buying ingredients, I may have reason to buy frozen strawberries in the near future. If we can just get a blender at the house, I'll be making frozen daiquiris this spring/summer. (Even though I got a lot of flack at the house for calling a blender a blender. Just because I don't always Japanese-ify my English doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about.)
Mmm...frozen strawberry daiquiris. If we don't get one by the time summer rolls around, I'll buy one myself. The possibility of a cocktail night came up the other night. Who wants to come over this summer?
But first, to feed myself tonight!
Friday, March 2, 2012
The forecast says rain and I don't get back until midnight. But the skies don't look *that* dark. Still, I had the time this morning to see the forecast, so as you can see, I decided to take it with me.
From the looks of my fellow commuters, it was not the popular choice. But my MP3 player is quite happy to select 曇天 by DOES as part of my morning soundtrack. That's kinda cool.
Oh yeah, kinda related except my regular followers are TOTALLY not going to get it, I bought a pair of shoe bags, the kind little kids bring to elementary school, to store my heels at work (one for each office, hence the pair). They have a spot to write name, year, and class. So I wrote my name in katakana and took the liberty to say I was in 3rd year, Class Z. It was a toss up between X and Z, but I already have Hijikata with a protractor on my onigiri bag, so I decided to continue the trend.
See, told you most off you wouldn't get it.