Thursday, March 31, 2016

An Odd Day

Dropped by Tokyu Hands for a few things and both times picked the slow line with a barely acceptable cashier, which is quite unusual for Tokyu Hands. And a bunch of other little things here and there that aren't quite the way they normally are. Then while waiting for the elevator, I hear "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down..."

It's not a bad day, just a bit odd. I'm on guard for any weird stuff at work.

Maybe the universe is getting ready for tomorrow.

Or maybe it's just spring break.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Yay for curly hair!

I know I say this each time, but I think the perm actually took this time!

We'll see what happens tomorrow after I wash it and dry it on my own, but for now, YAY!

Also went through some massive retail therapy. More on that later.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Neko Atsume owns my soul

I started playing about two days ago and I can't stop checking in on my yard!

Just got the Mr.Dragonfly toy and Spooky already dropped by to try it out. Squee! So cute.

I haven't purchased any gold fish, but I'm considering it for the yard expansion. But then it doesn't stop.

So patient, yet constant figdeting with what I have it is!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

At the theater: The Force Awakens

Figured I'd catch it one more time before it leaves the theater. Nice center seats being gone, I decided to try out Row B...Damn it's close! But my seat is B-8, so that makes me happy.

Also, I'm always curious about how close is too close, but never want to risk it with a new movie. As I mentioned to the lady at the ticket counter who warned me about sitting in Row B, it's my third time watching the movie, so I'll try it out. And as I write this, a dude took his seat in front of me in Row A...But yeah, Row B in Screen 7 is way too close. They should angle the seats a bit.

Lights have gone down. Time to go to a galaxy far, far away.

After some commercials.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Look! Rebel and Imperial cookies!

And they come in a tin.

Currently stopped in Hama on my way to Toyohashi for lunch before heading back to Nagoya.

It's been a fun, but very full couple of days. Just a bit more until I'm in my bed.

Star Wars Visions

That. Was. Awesome!

Wow. Like, no words can fully describe how well done this exhibit is.

I'm totally getting the book. And merch. Oh help me, the merch.

Shizuoka City Museum of Art

It's hot today...

Checked out of my hotel, dumped my bags into a locker at the station, and now finally, off to the main reason I took today off from work: the Star Wars Visions exhibit.

The Museum's symbol looks like BB-8 :)

Also...O M G the Museum Store!!

My wallet...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hello Shizuoka!

Checked into my hotel with just enough time to pick up some food and settle in for the season finale of 相棒 and other TV tonight. Whee!

Why am I in Shizuoka, you ask? Will tell you tomorrow. :)


Spent an awesome full day in Tokyo (Odaiba, Harajuku, Meiji Jingu, with a friend from elementary school who is visiting Japan for a few days. Much fun was had.

Will post to Instagram tonight.

But for now, a shot of crepes on Takeshita-dori and my ticket to the next part of my mini-vacation: Shizuoka City.

The morning commute

People, people everywhere! This is why I usually avoid the Shink and the Yamanote Line at this time of day. But it's all worth it. And I can't complain much, got a seat on the Shink and I'm not smushed like a sardine on the Yamanote.

Had some time in Hama so I got a reserved ticket for the trip back so I don't have to rush tonight. Yay.

On a side note, while I understand my company is based in Kanto and marketing is important, there's something depressing about being on vacation and being reminded of work.

Meh. Will forget soon enough.

4 trains, 3 hours

I can see my breath...
Why is it still this cold?

I'm off! Headed east. Further than I originally planned to be going. But quite glad to do so.

Why the mystery? Because that's how I'm feeling today. :)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Be Ambitious!

Did some radio work, ran some errands, went to training. That was fun. Now waiting for the Shink.

The first of four Shinks I'm taking over the next four days. It's going to be a fun whirlwind of a trip. Will blog sporadically, but expect a bunch of Instagrams Friday-ish.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


My right calf has been bothering me since Sunday, for whatever reason getting worse today, but sparked by envy, I still decided to make it to the bouldering gym.

I'm glad I did. My body's moving ever so slightly more gracefully. And I don't mind as much being here on my own. In it for the long run.

My calf's still killing me though.

Taxes: FILED!

Took 2 hours but I know they were done correctly. At least I'd hope so with all the people helping and supervising me.

And being stuck in a line for that long does wonders for productivity. Checked a bunch off my to-do list.

Also, there is no way I can do this on my own. None. So confused by all the kanji on the input screens. The man at the computer station was getting to his "what is wrong with all these stupid people point". Though the lady at the printer was nice.

As I was leaving, there were a bunch of angry citizens upset that they missed the cut off point. The place is open until 5, but they stop taking people around 4 o'clock. I know this because I checked the website and paid attention to the small print. They could have made it clearer, but it was there.
In anycase, it was one staff member versus a steadily growing mob. He was standing his ground quite well.

Ah, tax season.

Tax Time!

Look who's doing her taxes. Or rather, in line to do her taxes.

It masses of people, so it takes a while, but the tax office has made it quite effcient to it doesn't really bother me as much as you might think it would.

Plus it's prime time for people watching.

Gots my climbing shoes with me too. Hoping to shake out any tax stress on the walls.

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Power of ONE PIECE

So I'm headed home to SoCal for a bit in the summer and I dropped by my usual travel agency to pay for the flights. After business was taken care of, my agent brought up ONE PIECE.

We had struck up a conversation about two years ago when he noticed I was reading the newest volume at that time. Our emails back and forth after that ended up being about 30% about my flight and 70% about ONE PIECE. That was fun. But I hadn't seen him since (different agents and such).

Yet after two years, he remembered me enough to recognize me when I walked in. That made my day.

We did a bit of The next one's coming out on April 4th! OMG what's happening next?! Yay fandom.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Sometimes time just goes along while nothing happens. Sometimes everything happens at once. Part of it is my choice. Part of it is pure coincidence.

The universe seems to have decided March is a time for movement. Rather cliche, coming out of hibernation just in time for Spring, but I welcome it.

Next week is going to be a busy one. As well as the one after. Looking forward to it, but also already bracing for the inevitable free fall that will follow.

Will post with details as things happen. Nothing *really* major. Just lots of things.

Also, not really related, I discovered yesterday that I don't know how to draw a てるてる坊主 very well.