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Apr. 24th, 2012

Guess you found out she has a phobia yesterday?



Sep. 18th, 2011

Hisashiburi, ne~~

Wow, it's been a while. *brushes off the dust*

Long story short: Didn't go back to Japan, did some summer classes, lived with Eric& Emily (which was awesome), got a job at Target, Kimi came home, school has started and life is full of a pot of coffee every morning, perpetual dark circles and not nearly enough hours in the day.

Sooo here's a funny story to get us back on track.

These days I work at Target, primarily the closing shifts, and while generally I spend my days folding clothes and clearing out the fitting room, occasionally I get to delve into other parts of the store. Yesterday there were several pulls to bring out onto the floor, and since I wasn't specifically scheduled for the fitting room, part of my job is to help out with those. So I volunteered to grab the last one, which was a freezer pull.

Freezer pulls need to be done in 20 minutes or less of being taken out of the freezer, for obvious reasons of food safety and the like. So. I get to the back room, put on some gloves, and then open the first door to the refrigerator section and encounter AN ENORMOUS CART STACKED HIGH WITH VARIOUS DAIRY PRODUCTS. Creamer. Butter. Yoghurt. Soy milk. Cheese. The whole shebang, really. And it's in my way. I think to myself "Okay... I'll just see if it's a small pull, maybe I can just carry it out in my arms. So I squeeze by this enormous cart, surrounded on all sides by towers of milk crates, and siddle over to the freezer. I open the door about a foot, best I can do with that cart behind me, and glance inside.

Nope. No. Not gunna happen. It's basically a shopping cart full of pizza and frozen chicken products. The cart has to go.

So I open the door to the fridge (no easy feat, considering the milk crates were actually stacked in such a way that it made reaching the door knob very difficult) and got something to prop in front, in order to keep the door from closing. Experimentally, I try PULLING the cart, but that ain't gunna happen--it probably weights four times than me. (Also, a store rule is 'push, don't pull' so it's probably best I gave up on that anyways.) And so I get BEHIND the cart (which, may I add, towers about a foot and a half over me) and start to push. This is when I encounter a small ridge on the floor, a raised portion of metal that helps to keep the door to the coolers sealed. I can see this is going to take a little more effort than was anticipated, so I pull the cart back and push FORWARD at the best strength and speed I can muster.

I didn't realize the cart was stacked higher than the door opening. I looked up, just in time to see I Can't Believe It's Not Butter raining down upon me.

A box of ICBINB had been on the very top, opened, and when it got knocked over ab out 20 tubs of the stuff fell on me. One even beaned me straight on the nose, and while it FEELS like it ought to be bruised, I'm just lucky it's not broken. My manager heard the crash, as well as whatever humorous sound I'm certain I made, and helped me clear up the mess so I could get my pull out of the freezer. After that, she helped get the cart back into the fridge, though SHE got nailed in the head by a falling containing of Silk when trying to get over that ridge.

TL:DR - Dairy and gravity conspire against me. :(

Apr. 4th, 2011


I have a feeling I'll be using this icon a lot for the next five months.....

Ended up getting to go to Anime Detour. It was fun. Little stressful, but fun.

Kimi goes back to Japan tomorrow.
I will be here.

:C Not even Dragon Age can make me feel better about this.

Mar. 29th, 2011

well damn

Today... my friends who are still in Japan (Justin, Amy, Nick and Rochelle) made a video showing each of them walking down on of the halls of I-House, passing by or knocking on the doors of those who are no longer there. Some have left permanently, some are just not back yet.

It is... one of the saddest things I have ever watched.

There's just something about the way the knocks echo in the video... I remember those hallways. I remember those doors, and how some of them were personalized. I remember those knocks. How those doors sound when you hit them. It's a hollow, metal sound and this video is probably the closest I'll get to hearing them again, unless a miracle happens.

Fuck... I don't want to do anything anymore...

Mar. 24th, 2011

well fuck

A verbal tongue-lashing is definitely the best in a public setting, especially after having a drink and feeling light-headed to begin with.'

...they're talking about not letting me go back.
fuck everything

Mar. 23rd, 2011

omg soooo tired

Arg, I really need to learn when to call it quits.

Home for a couple of weeks while we see what's going on in Japan. More on the earthquake later, way too tired to put together a proper post right now. That, and last night I started playing Dragon Age at around 7 or so and stopped at around 6 in the morning. Smart me. @_@ I knew this before, but it just emphasizes the fact that I have an addictive personality. When I catch on to something, I do it A LOT. No doubt in a month's time I'll stop playing for quite some time before I get back into it again...

........ajsdfahsdjfhajd but omg the dwarven noble story is the BEST ORIGIN EVER. 8'D O.M.G. so good. I want to write this character so much it's not even funny...!!

oh god i need to crash...

Mar. 18th, 2011

Well now...

I should have been updating this for days, I suppose, but at the time I just... didn't really want to. In the next few days I'll have to post what I can from memory, but my thoughts are driving me a little insane and I need to put them down.

At 12:32 a.m., when my thoughts are occupied on what I'm going to pack, and how I'm going to get to the airport, it's hard not to think of the worst possible scenario. I'm trying to keep thinking that I'm going to come back to this place, but I'm packing like this is the last time.

I can't help but think that if the worst happened, if nuclear fallout of some kind was a reality, someday someone in a haz-mat suit is going to come into this apartment where the remains of my time will still be right where I left them. What will this apartment say about me? This is a dorm--a place of temporary residence, and when someone leaves they take their little world with them. I can't do that right now. And if I never come back, someday someone would find my remaining clothes, books, stuffed animals, the things we kept in our cupboard...

It's all very surreal. In a month, I'll probably be posting here like this was all nothing, but at the moment, I feel scared and annoyed and tired and more than anything else I want this all to be over so I can go back to how things were. I want this all to be some gross exaggeration. I'm happy to be away from all this stress, but I worry about those staying. In my worst moments I visualize not being able to leave BECAUSE the worst has happened. I can't imagine how my family feels.


Back to packing

Mar. 2nd, 2011

Wow... uh.... wow

"That's an interesting sword..."

It was then that I realized that I had come to face Sephiroth, the deadliest enemy in the Kingdom Hearts universe, but had forgotten to unequipt the 100 Acre Wood BeeBlade.

My shame was infinite.


Feb. 28th, 2011

not much going on...

Roomie's aunt has been with us the last few days, and she's super chill. S'all good.

DLO and I are thinking of entering an original character tournament together, so that's going to be a TON of fun. IMO. I hope. I really, really hope we get in and that the contest gets a lot of talented people applying. QueenGwenevere might even join...! 8'D

/secretly dreams of a world where she and DLO make it to a round against QueenGwen. <3

Other than that nonsense, I posted a few drabbles to the writing website. No fancy link for you because I am lazy.

Feb. 23rd, 2011

so delicious

Roomie made adobo.
I had a LOT.
And I keep snacking on the leftover chicken.

/nomz moar chicken

Feb. 22nd, 2011

o god why

Kimi's aunt is coming tomorrow and I got up late again and omg we need to CLEAN THE HOUSE JESUS.

Like, seriously--this is going to me today:

In other news, finally saw "Tangled" and by god it was AMAZING. When I first heard about the movie's conception about two years ago, right around the same time as the Princess and the Frog, I was a little wary. Disney was going to go BACK to traditional 2D only to hit up CG next? Buuuut the movie proved to be pretty much amazing. Before I saw it, I heard only good things, and now that I've seen it myself I have only good things to say. <3 Totally buying it once I hit stateside again.
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Feb. 19th, 2011

too much video gaming....

I... I still have a video game hangover from yesterday. And, to be fair, the day before.

Too much Kingdom Hearts II... @_____@;;;


Feb. 15th, 2011

the sky is blue and all the leaves are green~

I wanna do something today. 8| Like go eat sushi and SHOP.
Or just shop. I'm easy. ._.

....though I suppose in order to even BEGIN convincing the roomie to do this, we ought to find her wallet...

Feb. 13th, 2011

wait, wait, couldn't hear you over the butthurt...

Some people never leave the sandbox.

Feb. 11th, 2011

i hate this feeling mix

I feel like I want to laugh, cry, punch someone in the face, vomit, drink tea and snuggle all at the same time.

Wtf, biology? Is it period time? GOD.

Feb. 9th, 2011


arg infinite amounts of senseless frustration rar rar rar rar rar...

Feb. 6th, 2011

It could be worse...

Okay so my feet don't hate me as much as they could.

Personally, I think they're just in shock, and by tomorrow morning they will want a restraining order.

/sobs a little inside

But I mean, that said, the mountain was a LOT of fun. <3 Really glad I went, and I'll update the travel blog with more info when I am not STUPID. TIRED.

This is going to hurt, isn't it?

A mountain looms in my future. :c
I'm worried. My feet and I are only just getting back on speaking terms...

Feb. 5th, 2011

starts with red and ends with pandas

Feets, wry u hert mi? ;A;

Oh. Right. You were walking around Ueno Park all day...





Feb. 2nd, 2011

Polyvore now owns my soul <3


Is probably one of the greatest sites I've been linked to in a while.

And if you, in any way, shape or form enjoy dress-up, clothes and/or (female, probably) character creation, this is a fun site to use!

Basically the idea is that you can create sets of clothing and accessories for a person, whether that be yourself or a female character. You can browse an enormous selection of clothes, sort by type, type in what you're searching for, look by color or sort by price tag. There are, literally, limitless possibilities with this website and it's quite handy if you want to give someone a sense of your character's style without having to a) explain it in EXCRUCIATING purple detail, or b)having to dig up individual references from a ton of websites. This puts it all together in one place.

For example, I have a wealthy French/English business woman named Bernadette, and she is a classy lady. She's also basically a reincarnation of the fairy-tale character Bluebeard, who married and killed his wives for betraying his trust, and is not a person to mess with in any way. I give you, the first of many collections I will make for her: CLICK ME!!!

I'm not saying description in prose or profiles is a bad thing, but it's really easy to overdo and a lot of people aren't really interesting in reading up on what brands one's character is fond of, or their does-and-don'ts of fashion. I think Polyvore is a useful tool in that it allows you to put together a quick and easy reference. Or, you know. Just make up outfits you only WISH you could afford.


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