A list of stuff forever and ever

- Two weeks ago I saw The Bravery at Projekt Revolution and fell in love. Their album The sun and the moon is perfect for doing all my data entry catch up at work today.

- My event planning distance learning class starts this week. Fingers crossed this leads me to actually pick a career. Oh ho growing up instead of just growing old.

- Yesterday marked my 1 year of being back in the states. Weirdness.

- Going to San Antonio in October. So so so (so) excited! Watch out Mel and JP!

- I would be more into the Olympics if everytime I turned on the tv it wasn't only sychronized diving and beach volleyball.

- Current favorite lyric from "Call it off" by Tegan and Sara
Maybe I would have been
Something you'd be good at
Maybe you would have been
Something I'd be good at
But now
We'll never know
I won't be sad

Take me out to the ballgame

Last night I went to an As vs the Mariners game. I lived in Seattle 4 years and never saw the Mariners, which is a shame because they were doing fairly well at that time. It was perfect weather at the Colliseum and we were behind first base. The game was a close 3 to 4, with some high tension moments. Alright so really I borrowed my friends binoculars and did a lot of Ichiro watching. Sue me. Here is a gratuitous butt shot, however George took this and not me, so I don't feel quite so pervy.

rock out dudes

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This morning a car almost hit me on the highway by trying to change lanes withtout looking. There was a big sticker across the back that read Starfleet Academy. Ah Trekkie! I pull up and I swear I was almost hit by Deanna Troi! Same curly hair, same hairstyle, prominent nose. Starfleet may teach you to pilot a space ship, but damn they need some lessons on cars!

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

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Stupid things that I think about while I commute:

- I can't imagine being 45 and still named Arwen. I adore my name, but a middle aged Arwen just doesn't seem right. Maybe I will have to legally change my name to Milly, or Winnifred. I'm half serious. I looked in my rearview mirror and decided that Arwen would simply not be appropriate later on.

Thus ends another (the first) edition of stupid things I think about while I commute.

The Most Beautiful Goat in the World
dreaming in takoyaki


Amazing Landscape Architecture: Namba Parks

I am quite satisfied with my decision to return to the states, but there are times like this when I want nothing more than to be back in Osaka. I could eat "Hawaiian" hamburgers, shop at the cute stores, and coo over the bunnies for sale at Namba Parks. Or stumble by it's imposing shadow at 3am in the morning after a night in Amemura. Good times.

Sadly I don't think anyone I know wants to go to the Journey/Heart/Cheap Trick concert with me. Oh woe my cheesy 80s soul.
all paths lead to Seattle

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I broke up with AB today. I can't seem to make him a priority and it's not fair to him. He was confused because I was confusing. I couldn't tell him the real reasons without hurting his feelings, so I gave the "no time" speech and wrapped it up with the "It's not you, it's me" spiel. The fact I would cancel on AB if Unrequited Crush called is bad. Very bad. Better if I just try to make more time for myself and other friends.

Otherwise it was a nice Memorial Day weekend. I had a great time helping at Fanime (thanks Keys!). I didn't get to go back to the con for more than a few hours during the weekend. I wore a blond wig and lolita on Saturday. As I was leaving the convention center I ran into one of my co-workers. He was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. I can explain the lolita, but the blond wig..."See you at work" indeed ^^;

Ending on a random note, things I've been told I look like recently: Hispanic (although I get this a lot), Russian (a new one!), a prairie dog, a white rhino, and a hippo (a cute hippo apparently).
biting off more than I can chew

High School Musical: The Arrested Development Years

Workload has doubled. I have a 2nd date on Thursday with Apple boy. Laser tag this weekend. Unrequited crush getting worse. Politics driving me crazy. Japanese classes starting this week.

Here's the quandary, I want to talk about all the great and not so great things going on, but then I feel narcissistic. Although it is never narcissistic when I read my friend's journals cause I love to hear about your lives.

Instead I will say that I highly recommend the google tarot horoscopes. For your daily dose of future forecasting I find those the most vague, yet enlightening.
blue moon

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This is my 4th week in a row of 4 day workweeks. Lucky except today I'm sick. The house warming party I went to on Saturday turned out to be a small suprise birthday party for me. I'm always shocked when people do something so nice for me. I know good people, the best, but still I'm surprised. Last weekend was a wonderful trip to Seattle. So much good stuff there. December. I decided to not go to Australia in order to save up more money for my eventual move back to Seattle.

Work was a roller coaster of yuck last week. Japanese companies are a fucking boys club. You could say that about a lot of different jobs, but trust me this is very specific to traditional Japanese companies.

Futurama and then back to bed! Dreams of bacon!
time out

You say go slow, I fall behind

This a quick sanity work break. I've been taking more and more of these lately, but the gchat ones are starting to distract me too much. Urge to gchat...STRONG...must resist... I've taken on a bunch of new duties at work and the rhythm does not yet exist. Stress, stressity, stressosity. I'll survive. It's not like it's hard work, it's just an increase in volume. Like the volume of my butt increases while I sit here staring at excel spreadsheets.

Strange names I have heard from friends and the radio the last few days: Female (pronounce Fei-ma-lei), Korvette (daddy loves Corvette cars), Orangejelo and Lemonjelo (twins from Berkeley), and Narnia (a friend of a friend's kids, his other daughter is named Arwen).