timeripple: (i said nothing)
I have been adventuring and therefore delinquent as usual, I see.

First there was a brief flying visit with [livejournal.com profile] snowqueenofhoth in New York. (UNIQLO, Organic Coffeehouse fro-yo, and karaoke--very fancy, I even wore a dress.) )


The following week I took a tiny tiny plane to visit my friend M. in the Adirondacks. We talked about poetry a lot; a lake tried to devour me; it was great. )


In between trips I caught a magnificent cold and got teary-eyed over the Declaration of Independence and the thought that people used to just WRITE like that. I mean, "When in the Course of human events..." BAM! Cue tears.

What writing gets you all teary at its sheer greatness?
timeripple: (anenome)
Happy Halloween!

Have a poem by Neil Gaiman:

The tower's built of spit and spite,
Without a sound, without a sight.
The biter bit, the bitter bite.
(It's better to be out at night.)


This year I had not one but TWO Halloween costumes! You see, I was determined to dress up for work, and also I was invited to an Alice in Wonderland party because apparently I am popular like that. Ahahahaha. For the party I teamed up with two co-workers, and we went as Drink Me, Eat Me, and Bite Me.

Guess which one I was. XD

En route we discovered that that pretty much made us a band, since I was already wearing all black and eyeliner and had said "I hate everything" about five times already that day. (Liquid eyeliner: that stuff's no joke.) So: next time you need a band to sing about food, call ye on The Gastronomers of Wonderland.

Then today I again braved the perils of liquid eyeliner to be Eyelinered Professor McGonagall. I am so happy that this year it was cold enough to wear all the parts of my costume at the same time (unlike last year). I wore my Save Ginny t-shirt, plaid(-ish) skirt, green velvety dress-gone-horribly-wrong-but-redeemed-as-robe, and the black witch's robe that was first used as a Death Eater costume lo these many years gone (that also involved liquid eyeliner, come to think of it). I scraped my hair up and looked pretty McGonagall-ish if I do say so myself.

Occasionally I would say things like “ten points from Slytherin” just because.

♥ How are you all celebrating? ♥
timeripple: (anenome)
Happy Halloween!

Have a poem by Neil Gaiman:

The tower's built of spit and spite,
Without a sound, without a sight.
The biter bit, the bitter bite.
(It's better to be out at night.)


This year I had not one but TWO Halloween costumes! You see, I was determined to dress up for work, and also I was invited to an Alice in Wonderland party because apparently I am popular like that. Ahahahaha. For the party I teamed up with two co-workers, and we went as Drink Me, Eat Me, and Bite Me.

Guess which one I was. XD

En route we discovered that that pretty much made us a band, since I was already wearing all black and eyeliner and had said "I hate everything" about five times already that day. (Liquid eyeliner: that stuff's no joke.) So: next time you need a band to sing about food, call ye on The Gastronomers of Wonderland.

Then today I again braved the perils of liquid eyeliner to be Eyelinered Professor McGonagall. I am so happy that this year it was cold enough to wear all the parts of my costume at the same time (unlike last year). I wore my Save Ginny t-shirt, plaid(-ish) skirt, green velvety dress-gone-horribly-wrong-but-redeemed-as-robe, and the black witch's robe that was first used as a Death Eater costume lo these many years gone (that also involved liquid eyeliner, come to think of it). I scraped my hair up and looked pretty McGonagall-ish if I do say so myself.

Occasionally I would say things like “ten points from Slytherin” just because.

♥ How are you all celebrating? ♥
timeripple: (riko says buzzer beat!)
Apparently today is Georgette Heyer’s birthday? GAUDEAMUS IGITUR! I recently helped launch a campaign at work to carry more of her books, and I think it worked. I also dared my partner-in-mayhem to do a staff rec for a gay cop/demon romance crimefighting novel (Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale). FOR THE GREATER GOOD!

Look, it’s been MONTHS since our re-jacketing Young Miles stunt. I have to keep myself entertained somehow.

...

Sometimes you just want things that aren’t totally outside of the norm, but that you haven’t had in a while. Sometimes you just want a really good middle grade novel, even though you’re the, you know, resident YA expert. Sometimes you just want the damn Kraft mac’n’cheese even though it has no actual cheese content (normally a cardinal sin against food, but damn, it was tasty the other night).

Sometimes you just want a really good jdrama, one that reminds you of why you started watching them in the first place.

I am watching FOUR!

- Ouran High School Host Club (IT'S PERFECT)
- Hana Kimi remake (I miss Toma terribly even though reboot!Nakatsu is doing a great job)
- Ikemen Desu Ne (I figured it would be gloriously terrible. I did not expect it to be actually glorious!)
- Zenkai Girl (Our Heroine is so much like me in some ways that it’s terrifying)

All of them are currently airing. MY SANITY, WHERE IS IT?

What is it with remake dramas this season being more focused, more tightly written, and having less annoying characters than the originals? Mizuki has a brain and possibly life goals. MIO has a brain and possibly life goals (which is even more astonishing). REN has both a brain AND the emotional maturity of an actual person. Shu is kind of creepy (sorry Fujigaya) but whatever. JeremyYuki is adorable. We can do without Jolie, but Jeremy/Bus OTP! If there’s anybody who needs a bus song it’s him, not Moo Kyul. Maybe Jeremy inspired the bus song in Mary Stayed Out All Night.

ACTUALLY, THAT WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT ABOUT THE BUS SONG. XD

For the first time in about a year and a half, I’m not watching any kdramas. I was sorta keeping an eye on recaps of Heartstrings and Myung-wol the Spy, but Heartstrings is almost over and Myung-wol seems to have gone to hell in a handbasket with production drama, so who knows how that’ll even turn out. Hopefully better than Bad Guy, which faced a similar sudden problem of, uh, NO LEAD ACTOR.

What are you all watching? What are you reading? What do you think of Kraft mac’n’cheese?
timeripple: (riko says buzzer beat!)
Apparently today is Georgette Heyer’s birthday? GAUDEAMUS IGITUR! I recently helped launch a campaign at work to carry more of her books, and I think it worked. I also dared my partner-in-mayhem to do a staff rec for a gay cop/demon romance crimefighting novel (Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale). FOR THE GREATER GOOD!

Look, it’s been MONTHS since our re-jacketing Young Miles stunt. I have to keep myself entertained somehow.

...

Sometimes you just want things that aren’t totally outside of the norm, but that you haven’t had in a while. Sometimes you just want a really good middle grade novel, even though you’re the, you know, resident YA expert. Sometimes you just want the damn Kraft mac’n’cheese even though it has no actual cheese content (normally a cardinal sin against food, but damn, it was tasty the other night).

Sometimes you just want a really good jdrama, one that reminds you of why you started watching them in the first place.

I am watching FOUR!

- Ouran High School Host Club (IT'S PERFECT)
- Hana Kimi remake (I miss Toma terribly even though reboot!Nakatsu is doing a great job)
- Ikemen Desu Ne (I figured it would be gloriously terrible. I did not expect it to be actually glorious!)
- Zenkai Girl (Our Heroine is so much like me in some ways that it’s terrifying)

All of them are currently airing. MY SANITY, WHERE IS IT?

What is it with remake dramas this season being more focused, more tightly written, and having less annoying characters than the originals? Mizuki has a brain and possibly life goals. MIO has a brain and possibly life goals (which is even more astonishing). REN has both a brain AND the emotional maturity of an actual person. Shu is kind of creepy (sorry Fujigaya) but whatever. JeremyYuki is adorable. We can do without Jolie, but Jeremy/Bus OTP! If there’s anybody who needs a bus song it’s him, not Moo Kyul. Maybe Jeremy inspired the bus song in Mary Stayed Out All Night.

ACTUALLY, THAT WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT ABOUT THE BUS SONG. XD

For the first time in about a year and a half, I’m not watching any kdramas. I was sorta keeping an eye on recaps of Heartstrings and Myung-wol the Spy, but Heartstrings is almost over and Myung-wol seems to have gone to hell in a handbasket with production drama, so who knows how that’ll even turn out. Hopefully better than Bad Guy, which faced a similar sudden problem of, uh, NO LEAD ACTOR.

What are you all watching? What are you reading? What do you think of Kraft mac’n’cheese?
timeripple: (intellectual dilettante)
My posting this month has been more sparse than usual NOT because I am hopelessly lazy but because I have been Improving My Mind. Yes. That is to say, I have become thoroughly addicted to Sporcle quizzes. I have drastically improved my world geography score (from a pathetic 94 to averaging somewhere in the mid-170s, barring a few pesky European and African countries, and most of Oceania) and am working on the periodic table. (I find it hilarious that Gallium and Germanium are right next to each other. What?)

...

My dentist appointment today went as well as could be expected.

HYGIENIST: Do you know how much plaque I scraped off?
ME: Nrgahh?
HYGIENIST: You have NO PLAQUE in your entire mouth.
ME: Nrghh...
HYGIENIST: And, because you have no plaque for me to scrape off and we moved your appointment up by two hours, we can all go home and enjoy a Saturday afternoon to ourselves! Yay!
ME: Nrghhyay!

Go me?

...

The Story of How I Was Pwned by a Cat )
timeripple: (intellectual dilettante)
My posting this month has been more sparse than usual NOT because I am hopelessly lazy but because I have been Improving My Mind. Yes. That is to say, I have become thoroughly addicted to Sporcle quizzes. I have drastically improved my world geography score (from a pathetic 94 to averaging somewhere in the mid-170s, barring a few pesky European and African countries, and most of Oceania) and am working on the periodic table. (I find it hilarious that Gallium and Germanium are right next to each other. What?)

...

My dentist appointment today went as well as could be expected.

HYGIENIST: Do you know how much plaque I scraped off?
ME: Nrgahh?
HYGIENIST: You have NO PLAQUE in your entire mouth.
ME: Nrghh...
HYGIENIST: And, because you have no plaque for me to scrape off and we moved your appointment up by two hours, we can all go home and enjoy a Saturday afternoon to ourselves! Yay!
ME: Nrghhyay!

Go me?

...

The Story of How I Was Pwned by a Cat )
timeripple: (i said nothing)
I am so tired. I had a day off yesterday, but had been called in for overtime on Monday and apparently I'm not totally recovered yet. Today was really, really busy. It was the kind of day where I didn’t really have to wrack my brains to find the right books for the right people, but enough people came in asking about children’s books that I kind of felt like hey, I actually do know my stuff. So that was kind of nice.

The building fire alarm did go off around 11, adding a little spice to the morning of extreme business. We stood around outside in the pleasantly nippy street. Some people had dressed up just because they felt like it, and the guys were being super cute about lending suit jackets to ladies in dressy short sleeves. It was adorable. (I, of course, was sensibly clothed.) The fire dudes took their sweet time getting there, kind of wandered around a while, then trooped into the historic burger place next door. They trooped out a few minutes later, turned off the alarm, and went home.

I hope they got some fries, 'cause we sure didn't.

All in all it was a good thing I'd gotten chai beforehand.

Currently reading: Datlow & Windling vampire anthology, due out next April (I am so tired of hip young anthologies. It's not that the stories are bad, but that short story anthologies wear me out because they never seem to end and I almost never have time to get attached to any of the characters). Also Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (uh, just because. No, actually because all Japanese police dramas are actually about how the police are corrupt, and those that aren’t corrupt are underfunded, and I'm in Joker withdrawal *sob*, so it looked interesting).

I had subscribed to the Unshelved Comics feed, because usually I like their comics (obviously), but I defriended them this morning because I didn't feel like dealing with my reaction to today's comic. Seriously, guys? Seriously? I understand that you're being funny, but that's hitting a little too close to home for me.

Leave it to me to pick the literary field that gets the least respect (well, one of them). This is something I'm going to have to deal with, though, and articulate. Soon. The idea that a professional interest in children's books does not make me infantile, or stuck in my own childhood, or otherwise nonfunctional as an intelligent adult. Because I get that a lot, and I'm going to have to have a response. (Other than Um, I read your precious Plato in Greek, and you know what? I gave him up for those "kiddie books." Suck on that!)

Speaking of things I need to articulate, I'm starting once again to think about that evolutionary-biology-in-children’s-sff rant I promised back in August. Don’t feel like looking up all the things I need to look up right now, though. Sleepy. Utterly burned out, and will save the rant research for another day, because I really don’t want to get my homologous structures mixed up with my analogous ones, you know?

Signing off. Good night!
timeripple: (i said nothing)
I am so tired. I had a day off yesterday, but had been called in for overtime on Monday and apparently I'm not totally recovered yet. Today was really, really busy. It was the kind of day where I didn’t really have to wrack my brains to find the right books for the right people, but enough people came in asking about children’s books that I kind of felt like hey, I actually do know my stuff. So that was kind of nice.

The building fire alarm did go off around 11, adding a little spice to the morning of extreme business. We stood around outside in the pleasantly nippy street. Some people had dressed up just because they felt like it, and the guys were being super cute about lending suit jackets to ladies in dressy short sleeves. It was adorable. (I, of course, was sensibly clothed.) The fire dudes took their sweet time getting there, kind of wandered around a while, then trooped into the historic burger place next door. They trooped out a few minutes later, turned off the alarm, and went home.

I hope they got some fries, 'cause we sure didn't.

All in all it was a good thing I'd gotten chai beforehand.

Currently reading: Datlow & Windling vampire anthology, due out next April (I am so tired of hip young anthologies. It's not that the stories are bad, but that short story anthologies wear me out because they never seem to end and I almost never have time to get attached to any of the characters). Also Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (uh, just because. No, actually because all Japanese police dramas are actually about how the police are corrupt, and those that aren’t corrupt are underfunded, and I'm in Joker withdrawal *sob*, so it looked interesting).

I had subscribed to the Unshelved Comics feed, because usually I like their comics (obviously), but I defriended them this morning because I didn't feel like dealing with my reaction to today's comic. Seriously, guys? Seriously? I understand that you're being funny, but that's hitting a little too close to home for me.

Leave it to me to pick the literary field that gets the least respect (well, one of them). This is something I'm going to have to deal with, though, and articulate. Soon. The idea that a professional interest in children's books does not make me infantile, or stuck in my own childhood, or otherwise nonfunctional as an intelligent adult. Because I get that a lot, and I'm going to have to have a response. (Other than Um, I read your precious Plato in Greek, and you know what? I gave him up for those "kiddie books." Suck on that!)

Speaking of things I need to articulate, I'm starting once again to think about that evolutionary-biology-in-children’s-sff rant I promised back in August. Don’t feel like looking up all the things I need to look up right now, though. Sleepy. Utterly burned out, and will save the rant research for another day, because I really don’t want to get my homologous structures mixed up with my analogous ones, you know?

Signing off. Good night!
timeripple: (dulac fiddle)
LJ! I intended not to abandon you for weeks on end while I gallivanted, and then I did. I am sorry!

Most of the gallivanting took place at the lovely [livejournal.com profile] notlob451's wedding last weekend. It was a really beautiful wedding, and I got to see many people I don't get to see often. The Fiddleheads were very kindly asked to play a set at the reception, so I was super nervous excited about that. [livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl and I drove out to Ithaca with a friend of ours on Friday evening (okay, she did the driving. We just sat around and and made comments about my DJ-ing skills. Note to self: prepare several mix CDs for road trips! Not everybody wants to listen to Laura Cortese for six hours. Even if her new EP is RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME, who even gets that kind of energy on a studio recording, seriously). We made it in one piece, though not without adventures involving the GPS, dodgy back roads, and several epic thunderstorms. continued in ridiculous detail )

I miss everyone terribly and have thus thrown myself into work. Am making a playlist for the bookstore. Unfortunately most of my music is much too energetic/awesome/Japanese to be really good Random Background Music, but I've got a few things. I hope everybody likes Crooked Still.
timeripple: (dulac fiddle)
LJ! I intended not to abandon you for weeks on end while I gallivanted, and then I did. I am sorry!

Most of the gallivanting took place at the lovely [livejournal.com profile] notlob451's wedding last weekend. It was a really beautiful wedding, and I got to see many people I don't get to see often. The Fiddleheads were very kindly asked to play a set at the reception, so I was super nervous excited about that. [livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl and I drove out to Ithaca with a friend of ours on Friday evening (okay, she did the driving. We just sat around and and made comments about my DJ-ing skills. Note to self: prepare several mix CDs for road trips! Not everybody wants to listen to Laura Cortese for six hours. Even if her new EP is RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME, who even gets that kind of energy on a studio recording, seriously). We made it in one piece, though not without adventures involving the GPS, dodgy back roads, and several epic thunderstorms. continued in ridiculous detail )

I miss everyone terribly and have thus thrown myself into work. Am making a playlist for the bookstore. Unfortunately most of my music is much too energetic/awesome/Japanese to be really good Random Background Music, but I've got a few things. I hope everybody likes Crooked Still.
timeripple: (intellectual dilettante)
Spring fever, I has it bad. I've been here a year and a half--the longest I've stayed in any place since college.

And you know what? It’s noiiiiiisy, and there are drunken college studentssss, and the fire alarm keeps going off for no reason, and yesterday the pilot light went out on the stove but of course we didn’t know that was why the entire apartment smelled like gas and called the 24-hour emergency line who told us to call the fire department who showed up and were nice about it but clearly thought we were morons, and then they called the gas company, who sent a dude over who was nice and said just call the gas company first next time, ‘k?

On plus side, my poetry class has started up. It was an eight-hour marathon wherein we ended up discussing a lot of musical movie clips. The Court Jester, I have to say, looks kind of awesomely like a cross between the Errol Flynn Robin Hood and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I’m going to make [livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl watch the whole thing with me.

Unfortunately, we also watched and re-watched bits of The Wizard of Oz, and I now have Ding! Dong! The witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding, dong, the wicked witch is deaddddd! stuck in my head morally, ethically, spiritually, and ecumenically. THANKS A LOT.

Later in the day, I wrote a very bad poem about the epic doomed love between a whale and a glow-worm. I don’t even know.

We didn't get to it in class, but we were also supposed to watch Topsy Turvy, a movie about Gilbert and Sullivan creating The Mikado. Kevin McKidd is in it, and we had an imaginary conversation that went something like this:

ME: It's Lucius Vorenus! Hi, Lucius Vorenus!
KMK: Who? I am a Scottish actor, and my corset is fabulous.
ME: Yes... yes it is. But Lucius Vorenus will also be fabulous!
KMK: Will there be corsets?
ME: Well...no. But there'll be armor!
KMK: Close enough.

It suddenly occurred to me that The Mikado would be greatly enlivened (not that it needs it) by ninjas. Especially if the three little maids from school were the ninjas. From ninja school. Come on, wouldn’t that be AWESOME?


...


...


...


This is why I should not be in charge of things.
timeripple: (intellectual dilettante)
Spring fever, I has it bad. I've been here a year and a half--the longest I've stayed in any place since college.

And you know what? It’s noiiiiiisy, and there are drunken college studentssss, and the fire alarm keeps going off for no reason, and yesterday the pilot light went out on the stove but of course we didn’t know that was why the entire apartment smelled like gas and called the 24-hour emergency line who told us to call the fire department who showed up and were nice about it but clearly thought we were morons, and then they called the gas company, who sent a dude over who was nice and said just call the gas company first next time, ‘k?

On plus side, my poetry class has started up. It was an eight-hour marathon wherein we ended up discussing a lot of musical movie clips. The Court Jester, I have to say, looks kind of awesomely like a cross between the Errol Flynn Robin Hood and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I’m going to make [livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl watch the whole thing with me.

Unfortunately, we also watched and re-watched bits of The Wizard of Oz, and I now have Ding! Dong! The witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding, dong, the wicked witch is deaddddd! stuck in my head morally, ethically, spiritually, and ecumenically. THANKS A LOT.

Later in the day, I wrote a very bad poem about the epic doomed love between a whale and a glow-worm. I don’t even know.

We didn't get to it in class, but we were also supposed to watch Topsy Turvy, a movie about Gilbert and Sullivan creating The Mikado. Kevin McKidd is in it, and we had an imaginary conversation that went something like this:

ME: It's Lucius Vorenus! Hi, Lucius Vorenus!
KMK: Who? I am a Scottish actor, and my corset is fabulous.
ME: Yes... yes it is. But Lucius Vorenus will also be fabulous!
KMK: Will there be corsets?
ME: Well...no. But there'll be armor!
KMK: Close enough.

It suddenly occurred to me that The Mikado would be greatly enlivened (not that it needs it) by ninjas. Especially if the three little maids from school were the ninjas. From ninja school. Come on, wouldn’t that be AWESOME?


...


...


...


This is why I should not be in charge of things.
timeripple: (nakatsu fainted)
Have you read The Tough Guide to Fantasyland? You should read The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. It is hysterical and generally accurate about a number of fantasy cliches, and also by Dianna Wynne Jones, which should sell you on it even if you somehow passed up “hysterical” and “generally accurate.”

It also contains a few useful observations about travel, be it in Fantasyland or otherwise. For example, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland has this to say about WEATHER:

WEATHER is always wrong for what you are doing at the time. It varies from heat/drought if you must travel quickly, to heavy rain if you need just to travel. If you need to sleep rough, there is always a frost; invariably, if you have to cross MOUNTAINS, there will be a thunderstorm or a blizzard. Some of the reason for this is that, despite obvious drawbacks, the Management nearly always arranges for Tours to set out in late autumn or early winter... The rest is natural perversity.

It has this to say about BATHS:

BATH is something all Tourists crave for quite soon. After very few days of slogging along in all weathers and sleeping in your clothes, you will be ready to kill for a Bath. You will crave to wash your hair. The Management is reasonable on this issue. Before long, you will find either a deep POOL in a RIVER of icy water ... or an INN with a heated bathhouse.

And finally, on the subject of BIRDS:

There are remarkably few Birds in Fantasyland, either in WOODS or on moorland. The reason is probably that, when any bird is seen, if is promptly shot by a Tourist desperate for something else to eat besides STEW.

No tour of Fantasyland is complete without one! )
timeripple: (nakatsu fainted)
Have you read The Tough Guide to Fantasyland? You should read The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. It is hysterical and generally accurate about a number of fantasy cliches, and also by Dianna Wynne Jones, which should sell you on it even if you somehow passed up “hysterical” and “generally accurate.”

It also contains a few useful observations about travel, be it in Fantasyland or otherwise. For example, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland has this to say about WEATHER:

WEATHER is always wrong for what you are doing at the time. It varies from heat/drought if you must travel quickly, to heavy rain if you need just to travel. If you need to sleep rough, there is always a frost; invariably, if you have to cross MOUNTAINS, there will be a thunderstorm or a blizzard. Some of the reason for this is that, despite obvious drawbacks, the Management nearly always arranges for Tours to set out in late autumn or early winter... The rest is natural perversity.

It has this to say about BATHS:

BATH is something all Tourists crave for quite soon. After very few days of slogging along in all weathers and sleeping in your clothes, you will be ready to kill for a Bath. You will crave to wash your hair. The Management is reasonable on this issue. Before long, you will find either a deep POOL in a RIVER of icy water ... or an INN with a heated bathhouse.

And finally, on the subject of BIRDS:

There are remarkably few Birds in Fantasyland, either in WOODS or on moorland. The reason is probably that, when any bird is seen, if is promptly shot by a Tourist desperate for something else to eat besides STEW.

No tour of Fantasyland is complete without one! )
timeripple: (nakatsu fainted)
At the airport! In the ghetto terminal, but at least there’s free wireless. Ryo's uchiwa is safely in my bookbag; hopefully he won’t get squashed.

Registered for ALA Midwinter. Exhibitions pass only, since I am not made of money. Oh well. Hopefully it’ll be good, whatever it is.

Previously on Fiona and Rachel's Excellent Adventure: arrival, tentacles, karaoke, KinKi Kids, Meiji Shrine (accidentally), Harajuku, rock violin!

A steady diet of Italian food, energy jelly and narrative theory )
timeripple: (nakatsu fainted)
At the airport! In the ghetto terminal, but at least there’s free wireless. Ryo's uchiwa is safely in my bookbag; hopefully he won’t get squashed.

Registered for ALA Midwinter. Exhibitions pass only, since I am not made of money. Oh well. Hopefully it’ll be good, whatever it is.

Previously on Fiona and Rachel's Excellent Adventure: arrival, tentacles, karaoke, KinKi Kids, Meiji Shrine (accidentally), Harajuku, rock violin!

A steady diet of Italian food, energy jelly and narrative theory )
timeripple: (nakatsu fainted)
At the risk of sounding like T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics: Dudes! I WAS IN JAPAN. I went to see Japan and [livejournal.com profile] snowqueenofhoth, who was the most amazing hostess ever and let me crash on her floor and arranged everything and is basically the Most Awesome Person Ever, is what I'm saying. (Except for the part where she got me addicted to Wieder-in energy jelly, but that might have been a teeeeeeensy bit my fault as well.) I am eternally glad I had that Star Wars cereal box back in first year. Thank you for everything!~ ♥

Our forbears, making poetry of everything in their lives, transformed what by rights should be the most unsanitary room in the house into a place of unsurpassed elegance, replete with fond associations with the beauties of nature, or, Why I Should Not Re-read In Praise of Shadows )

To Be Continued.
timeripple: (nakatsu fainted)
At the risk of sounding like T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics: Dudes! I WAS IN JAPAN. I went to see Japan and [livejournal.com profile] snowqueenofhoth, who was the most amazing hostess ever and let me crash on her floor and arranged everything and is basically the Most Awesome Person Ever, is what I'm saying. (Except for the part where she got me addicted to Wieder-in energy jelly, but that might have been a teeeeeeensy bit my fault as well.) I am eternally glad I had that Star Wars cereal box back in first year. Thank you for everything!~ ♥

Our forbears, making poetry of everything in their lives, transformed what by rights should be the most unsanitary room in the house into a place of unsurpassed elegance, replete with fond associations with the beauties of nature, or, Why I Should Not Re-read In Praise of Shadows )

To Be Continued.
timeripple: (anenome)
Safely in CA and counting down the days to Japan. I expect to spend most of them wandering around the house, Donald Keene translations in hand, absentmindedly wrapping things and trying not to kill myself with the stairs.

airplanes, Gilbert & Sullivan, and keeping the fire department entertained )

Pre-semester booklist just came in. Heigh-ho Prius, away! To the library!

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