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|Thursday, January 4th, 2007|
|MEGAN OH GOD MEGAN OH GOD
REPEAT, THE FILLERS ARE OVER.
THIS IS NOT A TEST, PLEASE HEAD TO YOUR NEAREST FANBOYING OR FANGIRLING SAFTEY AREA, AND COMMENCE TO SPAZ OUT.
AL;KAJSDFLKJASDF MEGAN, I SQUEE'D WHEN IT ENDED, BECAUSE THEY HAD THAT ONE BLOND VIZARD AND THEN THE PREVIEW WAS STUFF FROM THE FIRST ARRENCAR ARC AND A;LKJASDFL;KJASDFL;KJASDF;LKJASDFL;KAJSD
FMEGAN, JOIN IN MY JOY THAT SURPASSES ALL OTHER JOYS. Current Mood: OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
|Wednesday, October 25th, 2006|
|Sunday, October 8th, 2006|
I leave for Chicago on Monday, where I'm going to spend the night with my sister and her husband. Michael will drive me to O'Hare on Tuesday, where I have to be at 9:30am, to get checked in for my noon flight to Minneapolis.
From Minneapolis, I fly to Japan, leaving at 3:00pm. I get into Japan Japan-time at 5pm on Wednesday. I think that's like 3am our time, I have no idea. I then I have to manage to function enough to be driven to Minamiboso, and
possibly also have some sort of welcoming dinner-party for me, which requires me to be Awake and Center-of-Attentiony, when all I'm going to want to do, is sleep.
I do not know when I will be in contact again. I will miss you all. I've said a whole lot of goodbyes to people in the last two weeks.
My dog is dying. She will not be alive when I get back from Japan. She barely eats, and sometimes when she's walking, she staggers around like she's drunk, because her hind legs stop working. I just got up from lying next to her, and letting her lick my arm for five minutes.
I feel emptiness and loneliness and sad emotions.
It's been one of the planets for so many years and all of a sudden it isn't.
I'm also excited, but right now, I'm worried X10. Current Mood: Emo McEmoEmo
|Thursday, October 5th, 2006|
I found this picture while packing for Japans. AND THEN I WAS FILLED WITH NOSTALGIA AND SADNESS.
My only question is, how did Dan manage to get such a chameleon-esque shirt?
|Wednesday, October 4th, 2006|
|Saturday, September 30th, 2006|
|Friday, September 29th, 2006|
|Best Teaching Quote from Today
Guy: "Last year, when I had sideburns, people used to say that we looked alike."
Me: "I know, I heard that a lot."
Guy: "But this year, I don't have sideburns."
Me: "You've abandoned the cause.
Guy: "And your... sideburns go all the way around your face."
(I'm in Aledo until the 10th)
|I'm leaving Peoria
Tomorrow, I pack my bags and leave Peoria, to go back to Aledo for a week, until it's time to go to Chicago, and then Japan.
It's sad, because I said goodbye to Dave and Dan, and I don't know when I'll see them again. It's been a whole week of goodbyes and putting things in bags and boxes and lasts and it's exciting and depressing all-in-one. I'm going to be illiterate
which is, like, the opposite of me.
When I'm in Aledo, I'll have very
restricted internet access, because my parents decided that they didn't need more than 30 hours a month. An hour in the evenings, and that's it.
I'm being limited to 50 lbs. per bag, and the total dimensions of both bags cannot exceed 64 inches. ... ;-; I'm gonna have to head up to Chicago either crazy-early on the 11th, or spend the night there, I dunno.
But, I am not the only one who has left us in the past couple of months. You might remember that part of space that used to be filled with Pluto? Yeah, that's gone now.
"What ever happened to Pluto?"
"Oh, it went away, just like Chris
." Current Mood: anxious
|Tuesday, September 26th, 2006|
Aaaaaaand, because I felt like it and making another one of these is more interesting than, say, packing...
Again, totally really happened, etc.
<-- Clicks for Charity!
|Animated Subbing Adventure!!!
Two little things that have happened to me in the past week.
Subbing in the Peoria Public Schools always turns up the most... interesting... things...
<-- Clicky to start. Current Mood: oh la!
|Tuesday, September 19th, 2006|
|MY LANDLORD CANNOT STOP TALKING
Okay, so, ever since I had the whole "omg, I'm going to Japan" thing, I've tried to contact my landlord. I've called him and left two phone messages, and knocked on his door three or four times, and finally, on Sunday, I left him a letter in his mailbox.
Nine-thirty PM, my doorbell rings and THERE IS MY IRATE LANDLORD.
He stands downstairs, outside, and I have to start explaining myself to him. Usually, Dennis is a fair guy, but tonight, for some reason, he seems angry
and I'm afraid that it's because of me. We stand there for half an hour, outside, in the cold, me in my socks and no coat on, and I'm shivering
while I'm standing there, but after I explain myself, he goes into a twenty-minute tirade on everything that's happened to him lately. ( Things hating on my landlord, as of an hour agoCollapse )
It turns out that he NEVER GOT MY FIRST PHONE MESSAGE, WHERE I EXPLAINED EVERYTHING. Instead, all he got was the message that said, "Dennis, please call me back, I need to talk with you, my life has been turned upside down, and I'd really appreciate it if you'd call me back." Of course, he didn't call me back about this, for reasons he never bothered to explain
. I wrote him a letter on Sunday, and put it into his mailbox, and apparently, he didn't get the message until two minutes before he rang my doorbell.
So, we stand there, in the cold, and he tells me about all of his problems. I appologise for what I'm heaping on top of it, but I explain that it's a job that I feel I should take, and it's steady, daily work -- unlike being a sub. After a half hour of this, we finally move to inside the doorway,
where I'm not constantly shivering,
because he wants me to explain it again, and also, he's not done talking about his crappy day, and anything else that flits through his mind.( What he started talking about while I was trying to talk about my situation, round 2Collapse )
Basically, it boils down to this. I'm not going to get my deposit back, as I didn't give him 30 days notice. I gave him 21 days notice, if you take it from the first phonecall that he never got. If you're counting the letter, then he got 14 days. I'm gonna miss that 355 dollars, and I really
could have used it in Japan, but I guess that's better than me breaking, like, a year-long lease, where they'd keep my deposit, and charge me extra.
ANYBODY NEED AN APPARTMENT IN PEORIA FOR $355 A MONTH, WATER AND TRASH INCLUDED? Current Mood: asdf;lkj
|Monday, September 18th, 2006|
|O! The Rift Betwixt Languages: An Extrodinarily Short Play
O! The Rift Betwixt Languages: An Extrodinarily Short PlayDramatis Personae:Grandpa:
Elderly, cantankerous man.Chris:
Virtuous, upstanding hero; soon to be in the employ of the Nation of Japan.Family:
Other, sundry members of Chris' family -- Aunts, Uncles, etc.Act OneFamily: (talkative, sitting around a large dining table, having coffee, dessert, etc)Grandpa:
So, uh, Chris...Chris:
You might come back from Japan with one of those sushi girls
You mean geisha, grandfather?Grandpa:
Yeah, sushi... geisha. Geisha girl.Chris & Family: (laughs)(curtain)THE END.
|Saturday, September 16th, 2006|
|Tuesday, September 12th, 2006|
|Monday, September 11th, 2006|
|Sunday, September 10th, 2006|
|I need ideas for my new journal name
Okay, Friendslist. I'm going to make a new journal specifically for Japan-related madness, mainly so my parents won't be reading this one. However, I need a kickarse name for it. Which is your most favorite, or do you have your own suggestion? This is what I have so far:
- Ah! Emperor-san! : I shall be your American Friend! Four Votes
- Sparkling Japan Adventure! : Happy Funtime Power GO! Two Votes
- Dougrasu-sensei! Yokoso Nippon! : Now with 25% more Yatta! No Votes
- Saiido-Banzu Power! : Japan Never Knew What Hit Them One Vote
- Where the L is At? : My Name is now Dougras One Vote
And possible NAME.livejournal name suggestions are also welcome, as nothing I come up with is clever and yet easy enough for my mom to handle. Current Mood: curious
|Friday, September 8th, 2006|
Phone: Hi! This is the JET program!
Me: Um, hi. I thought I was supposed to call you this afternoon.
Phone: Yes, well, the person who is ahead of you in line for the JET alternate list emailed me back.
Phone: And, I am not sure if they are going or not. It seems that they were in England, but now they are in Korea.
Phone: So, we want the JET replacement to be able to pack up and leave as soon as possible.
Phone: So, I need to sort this out before I can offer you the job.
Me: ... okay.
Phone: I will call you as soon as I figure this out. I can only communicate with this prospective JET through email, but hopefully I can get it done very quickly.
Me: ... okay.
Me: ... thankyou.
Me: ;_; Current Mood: ;-;
|Thursday, September 7th, 2006|
THE JET PROGRAM JUST CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THAT THEY HAVE A JOB FOR ME.
I HAVE A DAY TO MAKE UP MY MIND.
WHAT THE HECK DO I DO I JUST MOVED BACK TO PEORIA AND OH GOOD GOD.Edit - 10:30pm:
I MADE UP MY MIND I AM GOING TO JAPAN FOR A YEAR. HOLY CRAP.
|Conversation between myself and Terry
Just before I was going to bed, Terry, my STE brother from Hong Kong IM'd me. Here is part of our conversation:Terry
: i showed your pictures to my female friends, and they said you look horrible with your beard....like a big moneyTerry
: Gosh, that's flattering.Me
: You can tell them that I'm not fond of their beards either.Terry
: flattering to who??Me
: Flattering to me.Terry
: oops!! haha
: you should come to China to find a ladyMe
: Are you sure Chinese ladies would want me?Me
: Remember, I look like a big red monkey.Terry
: China has 1.3 billion people, i'm sure there is someone who likes youTerry
: but you need to learn CHinese first
: you need to shaveTerry
: and muscle!!Terry
: I need to shave all of my face?Me
: That's not good.Terry
: ladies don't like monkeyTerry
: they like men
Outcome: Chris = Monkey Current Mood: Monkey!