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06 November 2011 @ 08:14 am
What's new in the world? I finished my undergrad, I finished a post-grad diploma, and now I'm sitting back and waiting for the jobs to roll in! Right? Right...?

I need to hound the broski to get back all our old video games, or if he has sold them all to guilt me back the value for half of them so I can repurchase some. The unemployed need meaningful things to do with their lives, dammit. At least Skyrim comes out on Friday, but I still haven't decided what system to purchase it for.

I'm failing at NaNo. It's killing me.
Current Mood: rejuvenated
30 August 2007 @ 12:12 pm
Someone put a camera on the sushi conveyor belt at a restaurant in Tokyo/Asakasa.

06 August 2007 @ 12:19 pm
So, yesterday I went out for camping in Nagatoro with Said and Ryan. Ryan was the originator of the whole trip, as apparently it was a place he use to spend a lot of time during the summer 4-5 years ago. He was really pumped for it, and his enthusiasm was contagious. I went expecting lots of tequila, swimming, jumping off rocks into the river, a barbecue, and then fun uncomfortable times trying to sleep three people in a tent only meant for two.

We left Shimotakaido a little before 7, and via a delay at Yorii we still made it out in decent time, though Ryan seemed to feel that we were burning decent sunlight. I thought he was being a bit dramatic - it was 31 C and plenty hot out as it was. We arrived in Nagatoro and made straight for the supermarket. We decided to leave the barbeque for later in the evening when it wasn't deathly hot, and ended up just buying lunch.

After that, trekked out in search of a place recalled from the depth's of Ryan's memory, the sweet spot where he spent much time drinking tequila, listening to reggae and accosting the tourist boats as they went by. I think we found it, eventually, but I was gonna be damned before I started drinking around there. Just to climb down from the rocks we were walking across to get down to the river bed meant STEEP drops, where a misplaced foothold could mean a rather tidy trip to the local hospital, if you were lucky. Said agreed.

After eating and then setting up, Ryan had the music going and we did the first shots of tequila (just ONE shot doesn't hurt anything), and Ryan went straight into the water. I was huddled in what little shade there was to offer in the lee of the rocks, the sunburn sustained a few days earlier still protesting the heat and the sun. I wanted to take a dip as I was covered in sweat from the walk, but wanted to wait out until after 2 when the worst of the sun was done for the day.

That didn't last. I didn't have my bathing suit on and Ryan hadn't set up the tent yet, so I had him and Said hold up a blanket while I changed. The people on the boats going by sure got an eyeful, anyway. Later on some Japanese boys came down with obviously the same agenda as us, already with their grocery bags of meat for barbecue and enough beer to ensure good times. At one point I glanced over and some of them happened to be changing, but I guess they had no worries of modesty. Once I realized what was going on I figured it only decent to look away.

At one point later on, Said was napping and I had a talk with Ryan, which was nice. I didn't really know him very well before and while I still wouldn't say that I do, I think I know him better. I mean, we were mostly talking about sex because it is Ryan, after all, but being able to talk so openly like that with someone is kind of liberating, and god knows he has way more experience than me. Beforehand both Ryan and Said had asked if it was all right if we just went back that night without the camping, and while I was kind of bummed, by the time Said woke up there were massive dark clouds moving in and a storm approaching fast. I guess it wasn't meant to be.

We stopped for sushi at some station on the way back to Ikebukuro. It was the coolest and tastiest kaitenzushi I've had here so far, and also happened to be the cheapest. I must go back, and I was even thinking the journey there would be worth it, but it seems that they're a chain and there's one not three stops from here. Win!

Made a brief stop at Hub for a drink too, sunburned and smelly as we were. It was sort of disappointing, and Ryan and Said were trying to get me to point out guys that I liked and were encouraging me to hit on them. This is what happens when I open my big mouth. There were no hot guys there, either.

Tomorrow I leave for Hokkaido for a week out with Jon, and then I'll have another couple of days until Comiket. Should be fun, though I think I'll be doing that on my own. Liz might come for a day, but only as a photographer. She reads some manga but doesn't really watch anime, and I'm not sure she knows what doujinshi are. I'm sure the cosplayers will give her enough amusement.
30 June 2006 @ 01:12 am
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Current Mood: listless
12 June 2006 @ 11:27 pm
Leave your name and:
1. I'll respond with something random about you
2. I'll challenge you to try something
3. I'll pick a colour that I associate with you
4. I'll tell you something I like about you
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours
Current Mood: rejuvenated
Current Music: Stabilo - Flawed Design
02 June 2006 @ 01:08 am
I've added Alec and Amy to the f-list, thus becoming the only two people IRL that have seen this thing. Feel honored and such. I originally only meant this to be open to strangers, there's kind of a nice feeling in being completely anonymous. I actually added Alec awhile ago and then left it for a couple of days before I went, "Hmmm, maybe I should go see if I wrote anything embarrassing about him," and then I went and read some of my past entries and was like, "oh god" and then quickly took him back off. And now... Amy wanted my LJ too, and now I'm in the fuck it mode where I don' care anymore. I didn't write anything that I wouldn't have said to either of them anyway. Well, cheers to haelduksf and eyesmiling.
Current Mood: contemplative
Current Music: Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes
10 February 2006 @ 01:54 pm
So, what's new? Nothing much. Just came back from handing in my Don application. It's a good thing I checked it over 10,000 times; on the 9,999th time, I realized I almost listed myself as an excellent recourse for students. Oops.

Plants is better than I had thought it would be, genetics is not. The labs are interesting though: I have joined the ranks that are able to scope out virgin flies. That, coupled with breeding ferns in botany (it was weird to see fern sperm through the microscope) makes that aspect of school at least remotely enjoyable.

For those of you that are into FMA and have not yet listened to the Roy Mustang single, you're missing out. After skimming through the Edward and Alphonse tracks and not being very impressed, I decided that it would be wise to give the Mustang one wide berth, and it sat dormant on my computer for several months. Big mistake. So much love! Especially for Roy/Riza fans.
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Madonna - Sorry
19 March 2005 @ 07:16 pm
I went bowling today. Usually it's not really my thing, but I manage to make it out once a year or so. Today was one of those days. It was for the Bethune intramurals, "free" food and good people. I actually ended up having a lot of fun, which is great cause the past couple of days I've been a bit depressed, in an aimless lost sort of way. We had to play six games, three co-ed and three girls. My scores: 92, 90, 135, 73, 155 and 105. In case you weren't aware, that's fucking awesome for me. Especially the third and fifth, I got two turkeys. I've never managed one before, let alone two. I had a ton of fun, especially teasing Shawn and Tim and everyone else I could get away with. ^^

Another happy thing: the other day, ten minutes before it was due, I messaged Greg and asked him to nominate me for some awards for students who contributed to college life. In return, I'd nominate him for another award of the same. So we barely managed to get it in, I got Arthur to run to the office and we just made it in time. On the bus today, Julie told me I won. I told Greg after my first turkey, and we both laughed because neither of us expected to actually win. And then later on, he comes up to me... apparently he won his too. Not too bad, $300 for ten minutes work.

So, all in all, I think I made the right choice. Tomorrow my parents are coming to pick me up and we're going to The Sportsman Show. I haven't been in a couple years, but honestly, that place doesn't change at all. I plan on getting a candy apple. And possibly a cowboy hat.

The other alternative that I turned down was going with Arthur and YAMA to the mini-con this weekend. I would have had a free ticket, but I had already promised to go bowling first. I think it worked out okay. I'm just waiting now for Arthur to call me back. You never know, it's not too late to go find them. And if that plan fails, there's dinner with Vic and my other fellow bowlers. And Gates to Heaven.
Current Mood: exhilerated
Current Music: Steel Angel Kurumi - kiss kara hajimaru miracle
28 November 2004 @ 09:32 pm
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Slacking. Should be studying, bio midterm tomorrow. I wish Arthur was here.
Current Mood: warm and fuzzy
Current Music: Jimmy Eat World - The Most Beautiful Things
15 October 2004 @ 04:44 pm
I just purchased tickets for Jimmy Eat World. They're gonna be in Toronto next month, on the 19th. It was my first purchase with my credit card. ^^;;

I'm really psyched to go; Jess said they're really good live. I hope so. The only thing is that I couldn't get anyone to go with me - Jess would have come, but she already had plans that weekend to celebrate her friend's birthday. Arthur has volunteered to come, but only because he doesn't want me going alone. I wish I could have gone with Jess instead, it would have been perfect. I haven't seen her in forever, and she actually likes them too.

As for Arthur coming, I'm not really sure how I feel about that. I like his company, but it weirds me out too much that he has a girlfriend. He snuck out at YAMA last night to bring her in and afterwards them and Jon were gonna meet up with the group at the Absynthe. He wanted me to go, too, but there was no way I was gonna do that. I ended up staying behind, which actually worked out nicely. Michelle and Fox took me and Andrea and some other guy up to the roof at Stong - not the res, the building. It was still really cool; it had the whole "we shouldn't be doing this" kind of excitement to it. I guess it should have been kind of lame, I mean, we weren't doing anything really serious or anything, but it didn't feel that way to me. I really felt that I belonged somehow, some kind of fulfillment, and that's not something I take lightly.

I feel kind of bad that I'm enjoying Berserk as much as I am. Last Exile is really good too, I'm very tempted to just watch it all on my own next time I go home and screw waiting to watch it with everyone else, even though everyone else has seen it already. And Kimagure Orange Road is like crack. I <3.
Current Mood: overtired