When was the last time I made an *actual post*? Ah, January 14th. Wow
.Happy February Birthdays!
Let's try this, shall we?( Yasashii Jikan )( Abunai Houkago )( Akimahende 1-2 )( Ao no Honou )( 27 Dresses )( One Pound Gospel 2-4 )( Honey and Clover 2-4 )( Honey and Clover Movie )( Yoiko no Mikata 1-5 )( TOKIO 1-15 )( D no Arashi 1-49 )( Arashi no Shukudai-kun 1-18, 36, 52, 54, 64-69 )( Golden Rush Arashi 2-4, 11-16 )( 58th Red and White Song Battle )( Kiva 1-2 )
AHAHAHAHA. I don't suppose you'd believe me if I said I was too busy to be on the internets? Actually, I just didn't want to talk to anyone. No, really, no one. So, sorry for being moody and neglecting you?
And (kind of) relatedly: ( STEP AND GO PV )
Things I've actually been up to:J-House Activity
: Because I live in a special language house, in the spring semester each pair of roommates is required to put on an activity that is educational (and hopefully fun) about Japan. Most people do this by showing a movie and serving some kind of food. But Sarah and I, we are AMAZING. So. We put up our posters
to advertise our triumphant presentation on the Awesome Incarnate that is Junichirou Koizumi. And ramen, because that's his favorite food. BUT! THERE WAS A SHOCKING TWIST! KARAOKE AT THE END! Perhaps this explains my cryptic request for music...? :P Anyway, I think it went over really well.
Should you like to see our MOST TRIUMPHANT presentation, I have uploaded it here
, although I'm afraid it would have my stunning narration. Be sure to actually watch the show, because there are several animation effects. (^^)v
And, while I was at it, I finally uploaded that intro to Stargate presentation
I made for my best friend. It doesn't cover Atlantis Season 4, though, b/c I haven't been keeping up (^^;)Renga
: So, let me share some wisdom with you. If you ever feel the urge to try and read old school Japanese poetry, DON'T. No, seriously. That said, I am enjoying the renga as much as is possible I suppose, and I'm slowly but steadily learning how to read Japanese poetry. It's just... yeah. I never thought I'd say this, but there are TOO MANY HIRAGANA. *weeps* Actually, I was thinking on this...
Travesties the Japanese Language has Visited upon Me:
*HORRIBLE HORRIBLE STRESS over all those kanjis
*Illiteracy over all those kanjis
*Illiteracy over lack of kanjis
*Inability to transliterate
*R AND L MIXED UP! MIXED UP ALL THE TIME!
*Loss of vocabulary pertaining to female chickens
*Confusion in science when using lambda
*Conjunctions just hanging out at the end of all my sentences, so.
*Mixed body language including uncontrollable urge to bow
*Roundabout polite language impulses
*Social anxiety about how to be polite to people
*Realization upon just how horrible English is
And many other things, I'm sure. GO BACK! GO BACK NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
(Actually, I love Japanese to little tiny pieces. If only Japan was a place I could love to little tiny pieces...)Lent
: D00ds, what is up with Easter this year? No, seriously. Anyway, I'm having a lot of trouble deciding what to do for Lent. I have a lot of ideas, but. Hmmm. I should probably get on that. I'm leaning towards something designed to mitigate my tendencies towards procrastination, because they're beginning to get me in trouble this semester.
Also, best thing about Ash Wednesday? The sandwich from Wawa at 12:30AM on Thursday.Brother's Brithday
: The 7th was my brother's sweet 16 (AWWWW). For this purpose I wrote him a card, and then wrote his thank you card to me for him for the T-shirt he linked me to on the internet and I ordered. Obviously I do not still have the card, but it went something like this:( Best thank you card EVER )
Unfortunately, what I received was this, over gTalk:Him
: hahs I enjoyed reading your card
and thanks for the shirt
ALAS! OUR HUMOR IS TOO DIFFERENT! Because if it had been sent to me, the sender would be receiving that card verbatim
in the mail in the next few days. *sigh*Historical History!
: I went to the library! (What what?) And I got some books on Japanese history so I could visualize the renga. Including that famous history manga (^^)v
I R SRS STUDENT.
I also got some books on ikebana, but it seems to be difficult due to the books all saying different things but none really being helpful. ALAS.Interesting revelations
: So, I was reading on the Internets (like you do), and I found cause to look up an older episode of the Daily Show. Upon watching the show, I came across this interview
Heisenberg Principle: If you have power, you can't help but corrupt you.
Yeah, didn't know that.Shocking thing about high school
: So, earlier somebody was talking about their scheduling woes, and it made me think about what I took in high school in relation to what was useful in college. On paper, I didn't do too terribly much: US History, Gov., Calc 1+2+3, Lin. Alg., and writing/foreign language exemptions. But I think a lot of it has come in handy anyway, which makes me happy.
The shocking bit, though: I was always aware of the possibility of three year graduation, but I didn't pay much attention to it; I think one kid I knew in middle school did it? Anyway, the basic diploma is 22 credits, so if you take one high school course in middle school/summer school, you can do three years no problem. You could even do the 24 credit advanced diploma if you did like me and took three high school courses in middle school/did summer school. But, and this is what blows my mind, it is possible to do the 27 credit TJ diploma w/o a senior year
. Well, assuming they'd let you, and they seem to frown on that sort of thing. But. Because I spent a lot of my senior year despairing about how I could have graduated already (almost) with a lesser diploma. But I moved some classes around, and *I* could have done it in three years. Like, dude
.( Sample using my courses for those curious )
Yes, all of those were actual classes I actually took. *Totally* possible, except for the fact that the frowned on letting you do classes early. Of course, then I would have been in college for four years, so. *hands like scales* free public education, $15,000+ year of college, hmmmmmmmmm.....( Meme time? )
And also? Make me take pictures. Ask me to take a picture of whatever you want, from my favorite spot in the house to the mug I usually drink my tea into, blah di blah. You can ask me to photograph as many things you want, the more the better.
I wonder how many cuts are in this post? Hmmm...