Sunday, April 30, 2006

I embrace my randomness....

Is it a bad sign that I am sitting here? Semi-awake and refusing to go to bed... listening to Christmas music while thinking deeply?

I've been thinking about long-lost people... and thinking about the Beatles song "In My Life"...

*There are places I remember, all my life, though some have changed...some have gone and some remain... all these places have their moments.*

So in "loo" of that... I've decided that laughter is the best medicine...

I watched "Elizabethtown" tonight and wanted to make it a goal of mine to become more spontaneous. Can you make it a goal to be spontaneous? That seems kind of "structured" to me?! ANYWAY!

I realized I am pretty random already. I mean, I'm kind of crazy sometimes.

In Yokohama yesterday I managed to embarass myself four times by either slipping on slick brick, tripping on the stairs and running into random people. Nothing says, "Hey, I'm a big, fat gaijin like running into people and plowing them over." I am for sure one cultural blunder after another... it was great. Good thing I learned as a youngin' how to deal with embarassment. My B.F. Sarah and I always said in high school it was impossible to embarass us because we constantly were embarassing ourselves. Ha ha!! That's rich. Like the time I tried to do a high kick and slipped on wet pavement and fell... SG had some pretty embarassing times... but that's for her to blog about not me.

Here are some random things about me and random pictures of me being... random.... YESSSS!! I win!

My life as it stands today (May 1st 2:25AM)
*Flip flop season has arrived, although like I told Jordan~ I believe every season has the potential to be flip flop season... I celebrated the new season with four new blisters. Yesss!

*I thought of Jamie K's laugh yesterday and started laughing randomly in Starbucks... this only adds to the fact that I was with two of my friends Mikkun and Masashi and they now think I am more crazy than already they knew me to be.

*Japan was hot today... real hot. But I can remember July and how humid it gets... probably not as hot as this picture. Keith Brooks, this picture is for you. I was laughing today just thinking about when we drove out to CO and your car "broke"~ oh, man! And it was so hot we had the windows down and so my hair got real tangly? So I, like the genuis I am, used my other shirt to keep my hair back... but dude, it was SO hot. And that was October. What was up with that?

*Elizabethtown was the movie of choice tonight... can't decide what I think of it yet. Could be good... defnitely liked Kirsten Dunst's random character...

*trying to bring "Whose-your-baby's-mama-drama" into the slang here in Japan... not working so well... Sorry Sus and Meg.

*TJ has succeeded however in making "Hot Dog!" (as in, yipee) a success.

*have a monster headache

*Bela and Edgar's "Blue Spruce" still rocks my world... maybe I'll name my next pet Bela or Edgar... hm, note to self...

*next pet is undecided... though my friend Ty told me he had a duck once...

*Ty also told me he and his brothers have "outgrown" wrestling... absurd. I didn't even know that was possible since my brothers are 31, 29, and soon to be 27 and they still find enough energy to wrestle with me. How would we relate with one another if we couldn't hit each other? hmmm...

*have a restful week ahead of me~ it's officially "GOLDEN WEEK" and that is ONE week of Holiday for people in Japan. No one knows why it is called Golden week.

*had lunch with a family I teach english to their adorable five year old. Probably had one of the most memorable times... we had sushi. I of course loved it.

*learned how to say "of course" in Japanese...
*will be taking a bus to Sendai in five days... yee-haw. CAN NOT WAIT!!!

*miss my adorable niece like crazy... trying to figure out polite way to kidnap her.

*have been regretting decision to take out my eyebrow piercing...

*have been contemplating my next tattoo... met a guy from the Navy and am best frends with Eddie Han who is covered in tats... found a Lewis quote I'd like to make into a tattoo... don't think my Dad planned me reading Lewis would inspire a tat....

*wish it was Monday so Kelli was on her internet... do I have bad timing or what?

*have a "bible crush" on Daniel... seriously, I think having a "prudent" spirit is the coolest thing have ever heard. Who knew being a "prude" could be so cool...

*looked up prudent in the dictionary...

*randomly bought a Otis Redding cd because he is the Memphis Blues man.

*randomly decided to blog... succeeded in boring not only myself but probably you... put embarassing photos on the web and now will be going to bed.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Glad to be back...

A fun game from Ang and Holly...
Put your music player on shuffle.
Press forward for each question.
Use the song title as the answer to the question.
(Plus, I put pictures up of when I took a train to China...
no joke, today I went to Chinatown in Yokohama...
enjoy the following pictures)
Megumi, Mikkun, and Masashi in front of a Chinese temple.
Masashi didn't take a "normal" picture all day... what a riot!
How am I feeling today?
"Hit That Jive, Jack!" Diana Krall
Will I get far in life?
"(You Can) Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward
Like I said, Masashi... ha ha! In front of an international cruise ship. Sweet!
How do my friends see me?
"Little Country Girl" Brooks and Dunn (ha! ha! Nice!)
When will I get Married?
"Undignified" Matt Redman
Yokohama Harbor
What is my best friend's theme song?
"Just to See You Smile" by Tim McGraw...
What is the story of my life?
"Come Home Running" Chris Tomlin
um, for sure! I'll take this song as my life's story....
What is/was high school like?
"Send A Picture of Mother" Johnny Cash Live @ Folsom Prison
Mikkun and Masashi talk about our route under the umbrella...
How can I get ahead in life?
"Sabra Girl" Nickel Creek
What is the best thing about me?
"Learn to Be Lonely" PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
ha ha... what a cruel joke...
Megumi and I shared an umbrella... Yokohama is Japan's #1 date spot... so Megu and I shared an umbrella and ice cream. hee hee hee
That's what good friends are for!
How is today going to be?
"Only Hope" Switchfoot... love this song!
What is in store for this weekend?
"When You Come Back Down" Nickel Creek
What song describes my parents?
"Share the Well" Caedman's Call
(dude, that's sooo cool! they definitely "share the well" with all those in their lives... me, my brothers, and everyone around them...)
Pretend smooching...
To describe my grandparents?
"Out of the Woods" Nickel Creek...
gosh, 3 Nickel Creek, can ya tell who I like to listen to?
How is my life going?
"This is How It Feels To Be Free" Philips, Craig and Dean
What song will they play at my funeral?
"Shine Your Light" City on a Hill
We tried Masashi's tea with tapioca balls... (Jame, remember trying those for the first time?)
Megu is sucking one up a straw... we were laughing so hard cause it was so funny to suck, suck,suck and then pop! it "zooms" up the straw...
ha ha!
How does the world see me?
"I Ran Away" Coldplay... hm, interesting perspective but I'm to be misunderstood, right?
Will I have a happy life?
"Peace" Norah Jones
Looking out on the "wild, blue, yonder..." actually that songs about ehe sky, isn't it? Oh well! The sea is wild and blue... and they are looking out "yonder".
Ha! Ha!
What do my friends really think of me?
"There Goes My Life" Kenny Cheasney... interesting...
What should I do with my life?
"I Will" Beatles...
*Who knows how long I've loved you... you know I love you still.
Will I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to, I will*
Will I ever have children?
"Watch the Wind Blow By" Tim McGraw
*All I want to do is let it be and be with you and watch the wind blow by. All I want to see is you and me go on forever like the clear blue sky, slowly, there's only you and I... and all I want to do is watch the wind blow by.*
What is some good advice for me?
"Make Room" Grits
How will I be remembered?
"Chapsticks, Chapped Lips, and Chemistry" Relient K...
that one makes no sense. ha ha
What is my signature dancing song?
"No greater Love" Stephen Curtis Chapman...
hm, maybe signature slow dance... or interpretive dance~ ha ha!
What do I think my current theme song is?
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" Burt Bacharach...
ohhh that's below the belt.
What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
"I've Got To See You Again" Norah Jones
What type of men/women do I like?
"New Favorite" Alison Krauss and Union Station

Starbucks was promoting their new banana line of frappes and mochas... these little girls were wearing banana hats and handing out free samples... kawaii!!

So I am officially "back" now that Mary and I have hooked up "Under the Sea" which is the name of our network... I know, you're wondering why?

Well, it's because we were playing an animal game and I was the crab and I had to have a noise and so I burst randomly into "Under the Sea" because that is the only sound I have ever heard a crab make.

Also, a fun quote... since Mary and I went stir crazy March with no students and April with no internet we had many silly and funny moments.

Jo: "Mary, can you curl my back hair?"

In my defense? I wanted her to curl the hair on the BACK OF MY HEAD that I couldn't reach... it just came out all wrong...

hee hee hee