I'm packing up and moving my LJ to for_beatrice I've wanted a different username for a while, and thanks to a bunch of drama that erupted, I found out that there was a way to archive this journal and leave it behind! XD
Soooooo...see you there, yeah? If someone seems not to have read this entry, let them know. ;)
I wish I could focus. I keep quitting in the middle of books, and I have so many internet obligations that I can't possibly keep up with all of them in the time I have after work XD I haven't studied Japanese in so long... And my "hobbies" are always being taken over by new hobbies that I also have no time for.
I think I've complained about this before, but it's still a problem.
I can use the internets again. XD I finished at like 9PM last night (after many distractions, including going to see the movie again XD). Of course Steve stayed up till like 6 AM on Friday night and Saturday night, so he was done way before me. Then he went to Boston and I miss him XO
But my mom is here to visit, so that's good. I feel bad for her, though, 'cause I'm gonna be gone from 8-6 every day and probably dead tired afterwards X___X Sigh.
I've done this before, but I just got five questions from Sam, so...eh ;D
01. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." 02. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions. 03. You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal. 04. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. 05. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. And so on and so on and so on...
My questions from Sam: 1) Do you still want to cosplay as Ulala? XD Hmmm, this is a hard one. On one hand, I'm not really into the cosplay scene anymore, and I don't really feel like going to cons... On the other hand, it'd mean I was skinny. ;D So um...yes. 2) Do you think GreenKarat is a reliable site? (OMG, lame question, I suck) Yes? Why wouldn't it be? XD 3) When you are fabulously rich and famous, will you help a sister out? ;) Sure ;D 4) Would you prefer to be a villian or hero? Seems to me villains wear cooler clothes, but I think I'd have to be a hero. Doing bad things really weighs on my conscience XD 5) A piece of sky falls onto your head (a small, harmless piece - to your head - the sky is still falling!). What do you do? Bring it to a science lab! And then get on the news. Yeeees....the national news. ;D
So, Mitsuwa. It was awesome. Well, the traffic was pretty well SHITE, but once we got there it was sweet. There was a big fight that went on because of food and...well, it was stupid. Then we bought a bunch of stuff to make yummy Japanese food, like yakisoba and udon and tonkatsu sauce... =d I even bought stuff to make mochi! They also have a bookstore and a...goods store in the same shopping complex, so I got a cute planner and stickers and some manga. Spent a lot of money, but it was pretty awesome. XD
Also, I promised I would talk about the MENTOS GEYSER, which was our big fourth of July attraction. XD Apparently if you put Mentos (the candy--and it doesn't matter if it's mint or fruit flavored, though I couldn't find cinnamon) into a bottle of anything carbonated (soda works, beer works...anything fizzy, but it has to be freshly opened for best results), it makes all the carbonation fizz up and explode out the top of the bottle. The bigger the better. XD We did it on the back porch with several different beverages and two flavors of mentos (in the name of science!!!), and the 2 liter bottle made the biggest geyser, it went like a billion feet up and hit the ceiling of the porch. XD Results are inconclusive as to whether or not the number of Mentos affects the results. Also, it works in your mouth, which is HILARIOUS for bystanders ;D In conclusion, mentos + 2 liter soda = UNPARALLELED AWESOME
I think that's all for now. I decided part of an update was better than no update, but I'm tired and also simming and can't be buggered to think of all the things I wanted to mention at the moment ;D
For a while I just felt like HULK SMASH, because things are so stupid and sometimes people are so stupid. Now I feel like... HULK SLASH my wrists because I'm supposed to be at work in 10 hours and usually I like to sleep for 10 hours and I'm never going to get to sleep for 10 hours again.
My life is overrrrrr and I spent my last day lying around EATING which is so counterproductive, and reading (which is sort of productive, but I'm reading something I've already read!!), and I turned down playing tennis because of my period which is really stupid and I should've just gone.
I feel like my emotions are really up and down lately. I guess I say that a lot. It's true though, a lot. XD Only two days until my life is over.
Sometimes I feel like I want to do something fun, but I end up sitting here like a lazy lump. Also we don't have any money. I'm kind of worried about money at the moment, since we seem to have gotten ourselves into debt again, and Steve doesn't have a job anymore. But shopping makes me feel good. XD Guess I need to cut that out. Or start selling stuff so that I can buy more stuff. Hrm.
Sometimes I wish I was somewhere else, but I guess if I was somewhere else, I'd wish I was somewhere other than else.
Sometimes I want to write lists so that I'll do things I want to do. Sometimes I actually write them, but I never do anything. Getting out my ideas and feelings makes me feel better and worse at the same time. Like right now, I should fold and put away all the clean laundry that's been piling up. There's no reason to have piles of clean laundry. And now that I've written it down, I think, oh yes, what a good idea. Then I feel bad for having no desire to actually fulfill that goal.
I've been watching this show called １４才の母 ("14-year-old mother") and it's pretty stupid, but I can't stop. XD The drama factor is FANTABULOUS. It's absurd the amount of drama involved. XD In spite of this, she tells the 15-year-old father of her child 「それでバイバイしよう、きりちゃん」 XD If you don't know Japanese, it doesn't sound as funny. If you translate it, she says "So let's say goodbye, [boy's name]" but literally it's more like "So let's bye-bye, [stupid girly nickname for the boy]" and she says it with this serious face... XD Ah, Japan. Watching Japanese shows always gets me more into studying and/or using Japanese. Sometimes makes me want to go to Japan, but not especially given all the CRAZY stuff that people have to do because of the rigid societal structure. oO;; I mean, sure, it's bad for a kid that age to have a baby in most 1st world countries. But you don't worry that your father will get fired from his job because it looks bad for your family, and your school doesn't ask you to drop out, you just drop out yourself. And of course there will be rumors and people giving you looks, but not to the crippling extent that this shit goes down in Japan.
Last night we saw Michael Moore's new documentary, Sicko, which totally freaked me out. XD My job won't give me health insurance until I work there for three months, and Steve's job is over. So we've got nothin'. If one of us gets sick or has an emergency, we are *royally* fucked. Also, the kind of stuff they give people in France... Hot damn ;D 5 weeks paid vacation, even for people who only work part-time. Sign me up!
I'm starting to seriously think we'll end up leaving the country. Maybe not forever, I guess, but maybe for a while... I like the idea of having and raising children somewhere I don't have to worry about hospital bills if they fall out of trees or get some kind of weird infectious disease. I like the idea of them being able to learn about evolution in school (because it's freaking SCIENCE, but we won't go into that right now XD). I like the idea of them turning on the news and seeing stuff about community and politics and world affairs instead of what stupid teen star got a DUI this week. Even in Canada, it's like....well, it's like a whole different country. ;)
Maybe I should start modifying my future plans... ^-^;;