First Danny Elfman with Nightmare Before Christmas while doing the dishes and making myself lunch.
Now is Footloose while just relaxing a bit and drinking tea before I start maybe cleaning around the apartment or working on crafting projects that I have planned.
Here’s to productivity! (I hope.)
One of my best friends lives an ocean and about half of a continent away from me to the east, but we still keep in touch, and we still get presents for each other sometimes. (Technically last year at this point) She bought me some DVDs for Christmas and I only just got them the other day. I’d totally forgotten that we’d talked about it and that they’d be shipped to my apartment here. It was so awesome to get them!
Now I have 4 new DVDs to add to my collection! The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Mask of Zorro, The Legend of Zorro, and The Phantom of the Opera. I’m so happy about this new development! Woo! Movie tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime!
I’m really bad at blogging. Let’s face it. Doesn’t mean I’m gonna quit on this entirely though.
So hello again. How has life been? Things have been pretty normal for me, with a few changes. Being a teacher is still a lot of fun, and I’m not ready to quit it yet. 🙂
Ok, so after posting about DDR, I went and looked and saw that the last time I’d posted before then was in July. Oh goodness.
And that post was about being super not happy about finding a cockroach in my apartment.
Well since then I’ve had another cockroach! (Which I reacted to much more calmly this time) And more terrifyingly, I found a BIG mukade (centipede) that literally must have found a way in–maybe through the above-stove vent–while I was sitting in the same room it appeared in. NOT cool. I was watching a movie or something on my computer, noticed a bit of movement in my periphery, and looked over to see WHAT THE WHAT GIANT MUKADE NOOOOOOOOOOOO and have to pause said movie to deal with the problem.
That sucker is no more. Sorry, sir. Please stay out of my apartment. I wouldn’t kill you if you weren’t invading my claimed space.
Once again. Bad at posting. Might catch up on posts soon, but no idea yet.
I can play DDR at my apartment now and it’s fantastic. Is my main form of exercise now, because running sucks and motivation is problematic. But DDR is fun and I actually wanna do it. 🙂
I found a cockroach in my apartment last night and I’m NOT happy about it. I sprayed it with insecticide but I don’t know where it went… I haven’t seen it again or found a corpse… I DON’T WANT ROACHES OR SPIDERS IN MY HOME.
On a more positive but still scary pest note: there’s a large spider that I’ve seen for a couple of times now living I assume by my front door. And I’m not gonna do anything to it. It can live its life out happily there, so long as it stays on the outside of my apartment and doesn’t try to touch me or get it. Outside = their home. Inside = my home. If we can keep this balance then I’ll be much happier with the excessive wildlife around my place.
I went to the birthplace of the ninja! It was an awesome time going to the museum and seeing the special tricks of a ninja house, and also seeing a show about ninja techniques and weapons! I can’t wait to go again, it was SUCH a blast!
There was also the incredible castle there, and a Basho museum that I have yet to visit. Next time!
Here are supposedly the oldest shrines in Japan, in Nagano. It was an absolutely incredible experience going there, and I can’t wait to go again.
We also went to this place with a GIANT torii gate.
And then just more beauty in general. Including a tiny frog I happened to find!
It overall was just an amazing and breathtaking experience.
Harry Potter nerd heaven in Japan. And Spiderman things and Back to the Future stuff was also cool, but come on. HARRY POTTER.
USJ walking around:
Spiderman ride and things:
Back to the Future:
I went to a figurine museum, which was AWESOME. As well as an exhibit of plum bonsai. That was even cooler because of reasons.
I have a lot more pictures than what I’ll post here. Because that’s a LOT.