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April 28th, 2010


Apparently, I'm making this posting via phone thing a whole lot harder than it needs to be. Though the screen doing the jitterbug as I type across it is none too wonderful.

April 13th, 2010

odd dreams

Is it weird that I'm having dreams about how close I am to comic book stores?  Or that easier access to one is one of the reasons I'm fixing my bike?

Also, I am vaguely confused how my iPod has around a thousand more songs than does my itunes.  They should be pretty much the same...

April 12th, 2010

phone post!

I'm sitting in the park on a piece of newspaper, Korea style.

April 10th, 2010


In all my Vogue reading (I got another issue in the mail today) I found a few things that were actually useful.  This is actually a huge surprise.  I mostly subscribed to it to look at all the pretty pretty pictures, a reverse-Playboy sort of phenomenon.  Of course, these useful things were pertaining to image.  Big surprise there.

Firstly, I think that most of the models in there look flat out unhealthy and they say they're unhealthy too.  This is surprisingly bolstering for my self image.  I can look at the fashion industry and say, "Yeah, the clothes are pretty, but I actually don't want to look like that.  Thanks."  Then, in one section devoted to people with "curves" there was was a woman who was a former plus size model that had simply scaled down a bit to what she considered healthy for her: a size 10.  She was flat out gorgeous.  She was the only one in the book I could point at and say "YES!"  So my weight loss goal has suddenly become tangible and achievable.  I want to look like that.  She and I have the same basic body shape.  All I have to do is exercise, eat better, and drop 4 sizes thereby.  Not really too extreme.

Secondly, they talked about a dieting attitude that I can actually work with.  Instead of "miracle" diets and portion allotments the size of a pea, it's a change in attitude.  Yoga practitioners lose weight not only because of the physical movement, but because they pay attention to what they eat.  I mean that literally.  It's not that they track it, they simply concentrate on it while they're doing it, enjoy it, and eat more slowly.  I tried it at Tokyo Joes today.  It works like a charm!  I only ate around 3/4 of the bowl before I was full.  That includes the miso, but since I hadn't eaten in seven hours, I think the downsizing might have been significant.

April 8th, 2010

So, last summer I stopped into Barnes and Noble randomly.  I was getting out of work, incredibly strung out on caffeine and less than 2 hours of sleep and browsing in the books section in a vain attempt to reorganize my brain.  A guy walks up to me and starts talking at me and since I'm in the state where I'll follow almost anyone who has solid direction I follow him outside.  He turns out to be one of those people ("communications students") that wander around campus and downtown and attempt to get people to buy magazines.  He proceeds to hit on me (I'm compos mentis enough to say no and keep saying no) and talk me into buying a magazine or two.  Mostly, I did it to get him to leave me alone since strung out me is not equipped with adequate defenses to deal with this nonsense.  One of those magazines I bought was Vogue.  I go home, take a nap and proceed to kick myself when I wake up, knowing I won't see the magazine or the money again.

I just got Vogue in the mail.  A year later.  Weird.

laundry morning

Thursdays somehow always end up as laundry days.  I don't know.

Facebook and LOLcats are the devil.  They keep distracting me from my purpose here.

Lazy morning, now complete with procrastination.

I plan on going to Einsteins for brunch and maybe convincing Pai to come with me.  Bagels sound good.  I have to be at work at 1, though.  I also have to pick up the screwdrivers so that I can replace the RAM on my pc with the 1 gig chips mom gave me.  Hopefully that will render my PC usable once again.  Maybe I can use windows 7...

This whole thing (beyond being an excuse to use the journal) is to get me to write again regularly.  In the interests of developing a consistent style and voice, I should write more often.  The redesign on the writing journal is to the same purpose.  Maybe it will stick this time.

I need to actually start listening to lastfm and pandora.  My new music interests have gone downhill.  Maybe I'll download it for my phone...

Now playing: Jab Chhaye Mera Jadoo - Asha Bhosle
via FoxyTunes    

April 7th, 2010

irritation and clothing

Fuck snow.  End transmission.

In other news, I'm partially pleased with some of my recent clothing purchases.  I have a white blue and black skirt that I picked up at Buffalo Exchange that I can work things around.  I also am the proud owner of purple argyle and blue and black knee high socks.  The argyle pleases me; probably more than it should.  Purchasing the underwear from Victoria's Secret is a gamble, but we'll see how it works out.

April 6th, 2010


I ought to face it.  I suck at updating.  It might have been a bit of layout fail, but the result is the same.  I think I can live with this layout.

I'm happy Muse got canceled tonight.  It both solves my dilemma for what to do, and gives me a chance to legitimately purchase tickets for October.  I will definitely have to pay attention this time.  On a similar note, I'm not sure when I'm getting my Phoenix tickets in the mail or if they got sent back because I suck at checking my mail. 

So, McCoys tonight.  Nod.

July 13th, 2009


How cats control your brain.


July 9th, 2009

The Platonic Notebook

I miss the notebook I lost on the airline on the way back from Japan.  Not only because of all of the interesting and wonderful things I had scribed inside, but because it was the perfect notebook for me.  Not too big that it won't fit in everything easily, not too small that I have a hard time getting complete thoughts down on it, college ruled because I hate wasting all that space, and decorative enough to suit my aesthetics.  It also had a spiral wire that resisted bending and that was large enough to stick a mechanical pencil inside.  I've never found another one like it.  It also was cheapish in the conbini just outside Ueno park where I picked up the DaVinci code (one of those days Seri was in western Japan). 

I think I'm going to have to scour some stores to find a replacement.  Maybe Pandora?
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