Last spring I was able to go to a huge roller coaster park in Japan with some of my friends. Among the ten coasters in the park they also happen to have the world's largest wooden one; this is a view of it from the nearby Ferris wheel. I rode it once, but found that it gave me a pounding headache. Looks like I've gotten too old for wooden roller coasters. I did fine on the modern ones, though.
I might also have been more prone to headaches at the time, seeing as my parents were visiting. When my parents visited me in Japan I was usually in a state of high stress and constant sleep deprivation/exhaustion.xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx
Wednesdays are going to be my busy days; biweekly that means class from 9 AM to 9:30 PM, with an hour's break for lunch and dinner/transport each. And then walking 40 minutes home. Today was the first of them, and actually I found myself enjoying it. I like
being busy; it makes me feel useful. Which explains why I so mercilessly over-scheduled myself while I lived in Japan; I did in fact enjoy it.
I've actually been rather lazy since coming to Scotland. I think I need to take further steps to remedy this.xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx
Over the vacation I had a chance for some long talks with my various family members, some of which were quite interesting.( Regarding a conversation with my little brother with attendant thoughts which cover socialism in Sweden, the causes of the American Civil War, rappers, and lottery tickets. )xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx
I had half an hour during my busiest busy day in which to procure dinner. I wanted to go to the Black Medicine coffee house,
because its name is so cool, but I ended up wandering the wrong way. I was thinking thoughts of going into the KFC-- I was running out of time-- it would be easy to order there-- but at the last second I gave in to the terrible yellow plastic beacon of a down-at-the-heels middle eastern place with cheap battered tables and faded posters of deserts on the walls.
And glad I was to have done so. Their baba ganoush was LOVELY. And I found out that the "sh" sound at the end has a bit of a hard "g" sound in it. I am enlightened!
. . . okay, nowhere near. But I get a little closer every day!xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx xOx
I found some fun and interesting things on the internet recently. Let me share them with you!
A friend who is obsessed with a cartoon show called Phineas and Ferb linked me to this episode which makes reference to Carmell Dansen.
At which point I told her that about two years ago Japan discovered this song in its original Swedish.
And before long ALL OF JAPAN WAS INFECTED. It caught on so hugely that every anime currently on the air (and many who just have extremely obsessive fans) was making their own version of it
(Jack Sparrow's at 2.16, fyi).
The same friend taught me a new French phrase!
déjà moo - the distinct feeling that you've heard this bull before
My stock of French phrases is growing once again! I can now add this gem of wisdom to my recently-acquired "tes moeurs crapuleuses" ("your sordid morals") and "tu cherches à corrompre mon paresseux" ("you are trying to corrupt my sloth"). Thankee, Patrick O'Brian!This picture
is my current desktop walllpaper. ( About which I said . . . )( To which my adorable sister replied... )
She's so cute! <3This comic
is quite adorable.
Reading through Pandora Hearts led to this string of (mostly) non-spoiler comments on Facebook: ( Comments Ahoy! )