| "It doesn't look like a feather it looks like a finger with broken wings" | (Wednesday November 28th, 2001 | 12:08) |
        Oooh ... I can make winamp skins. It's a first attempt, but I kind of like it. It's not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be, so maybe I'll make more in the future.

        And my manga arrived yesterday (minus the translations for Book #6 though. Grrrr ... I still have to bitch at A.S. about that). I think there is officially no going back now. From here my terrible anime habitats will lead to me buying more manga, and then to me being forced to learn Japanese, and eventually down the long dark road of fan-translations. Ah, well. At least I'll have lots to read along the way.

| "Man takes up the sword to protect the small injuries that burdened his heart, on a distant day beyond his memories. Man wields the sword to die with a smile on his face, on a distant day beyond his dreams." | (Wednesday November 21st, 2001 | 10:23) |
Today has been a most unusual and pleasant morning.

        First I got Jack to give me his cashmere Christian Dior coat (It's sooo soft) in trade for making his computer work better. I've coveted the coat for years. It's essentially a long black wool-looking coat, but it has inside pockets and satin lining, and is all around perfect, and now it's mine ^_^. It's not like he needs it anyways, having at least 7 other coats.

        Second, my godfather offered to take me to Japan with him in January when he goes there on business. In theory I'll fly with him there and then he'll go off for two weeks and finish doing his sales in the area (Taiwan, Korea, Guam, etc ...) In the mean time I can bum around and play tourist or he can set me up with a job and I can try to find a place to stay. It's becoming more and more tempting to take him up on the job offer and try to get a 6 month work visa ... according to him I can make ridiculous ammounts of money (10 - 20,000) in 3-6 months ... tempting, but I'm still not sure.

        It'd essentially mean quiting my job here (not a great loss, but still ...), and working doing something I'll probably like a lot less. I'd be there for Cherry blossom season though ... but I'd miss the winter here (yes, that's a bad thing). Ahhrrrg, I don't know. This is terrible for someone as indecicive as me.

| "You can think that if it makes you feel better." | (Tuesday November 13th, 2001 | 11:37) |
Nyar ...

        You'd think that after watching Kenshin for 14 hours I'd be done right, but noooooo ... It's gotta' be 90+ episodes. I stole the rest of it from Skippy last night and hopefully I'll finish it (and get back on a normal sleep schedule) before the week is over. Of course by then I'll have tasty Manga to read. I think my era of 10 hours/night is about to die a very painful death.

        So I was around Lem&M&Ms when it was announced, and I read Laura's rant about it, and it's still so ridiculously stupid that I chuckle about it all the time. Marriage that is. At some point it stopped being a matter of too young, or not having been together long enough, or even not being good for each other ... it's just, well ... ridiculous, for lack of a better word.

        I can almost forgive people who do it for religious reasons. But even then it's only okay because the person is pretty much screwed in the 'thinking and finding things out for themselves' department anyways. If you need religion as a crutch in life, marriage as a crutch in relationships isn't much different.

        And that's about enough of me being a terrible, hateful person for today. Oooh, I know, I can put up random pictures of my new favorite anime character. [1], [2], [3]. Everybody's gotta' loves Saitou Hajime, right?

        Look at me, taking geek to whole new depths of terrible. Not only did I buy stupid T-shirts, but now Dave's pulled me into the whole anime-geek pit. I think I need to practice hanging my head in shame more. I don't quite have the knack of it yet.