Got a rather full day tomorrow and I'm quite unhappy about the end of cool biz. Need to wear a jacket now. Oh well.
Though of all things, I really just want to watch Castle.
My next few nights are set! And season 3 has audio commentary! Score!
Personally I'm looking forward to watching A Deadly Affair, Punked, Murder Most Fowl, Close Encounters of the Murderous Kind, Poof! You're Dead, Knockdown, Countdown, Law & Murder, Slice of Death, and of course, Knockout again.
So much in this season!
Also! Heat Wave, Naked Heat, and Heat Rises are on their way. I don't have huge expectations, but I've come this far. Also, there's page 105 in Heat Wave.
Maybe I'll just skip travelling and marathon Castle. Nah, I should go to Kyoto.
Still have to book my trip. Will do that tomorrow. Yay, Kyoto!
Not hard to crack obviously, since there only 256 possible combitions. Though you have to get it just right for it to open, so even if you have the combination, you still need to know where to line it up.
And no, the pic is neither the combination nor the location.
I like it. I like how it feels. How it can be part of so many stories. Think of the confusion it would cause if I put it on a locker! How many other stories it could trigger.
It found its way to me. Or I found my way to it. I'm glad our pathes crossed.
Still getting a handle on my working days, I'm highly considering a Friday to Monday work week with a bit of Tuesday morning thrown in.
But for today, I just need to get through the morning to get to my noon-time nap. I'll deal with the rest later.
I had one lesson just before the cancellation order was given out and it was totally worth coming all the way out just for that lesson. It's been a while since I laughed that much in a lesson. I hope I get to see this student again.
Anyways, while cancelled lessons mean less cash and that isn't great, there is a very shiny silver lining to this typhoon cloud: CASTLE.
It's like the universe is telling me something and I shouldn't ignore the universe. *grins*
Yeah, that's celery. In front of a lake.
October and November are pretty normal -turnips in a crate and tomatoes in front of a field- and then December is another wtf month.
Weird Kewpie calendar...
I was going to have Oct be a work month, but I can't be bothered. Or maybe I'm just talking about today. Yeah, it's about today. I think I'll take a long lunch.
I have some things I need to work on. And my Oct schedule to work out. I also haven't climbed this month. Need to make time for that next month.
After a lot of thought I think I'll go to Kyoto after all. Maybe just for a daytrip. Hang out in Hama, take a night bus to Kyoto, visit Fushimi Inari and a few other of my must places, take a night bus to Nagoya, and then use the rest of my time off to recover.
Ooh, sounds good.
I think I'll go with that.
And also for random October things, I want to take up kick-boxing again. I need the stress relief.
But first, I need to secure my long lunch for today.
And tomorrow is a picnic!
Ooh, just thought of Nagoya Port and the aquarium. Should add that to my recovery day.
My body naturally woke up at 4am. Which is cool because knowing I still have 3 hours to sleep is awesome.
Changing subjects, I've stopped reading DenYuDen for now because it put my brain into a Japanese mind set that's rather hard to get out of. I need to find something English to read but I don't know what. Part of me is screaming Nikki Heat! but I'm not sure.
Was going to try to do some blog work, but that wasn't going to happen.
Tomorrow so far is a half busy day. While it is unfortunate that the half is spread out through the day, I might get some other work done in the meantime.
Need to get some autumn work-appropriate clothes. I need some vests. And I want some ties. I wonder if the dresscode will let me get away with it.
In other news, it's supposed to rain tonight all night and all of tomorrow. At least I got some laundry done today.
Not that I'd do it on the weekend when I'd have to leave them hanging outside while I'm at work.
As for the artbook, I may have made two guys fans of Kaori Wakamatsu. Always happy to spread the love. The artbook is quite good and definitely worth the cash. I hope she puts out another one soon.
DenYuDen is good so far which is great since there are so many volumes to keep me busy until Narita-sensei writes the next BACCANO! I just feel anxious about a book that has a flow chart to explain the order you should read the books. But then, BACCANO! goes from the 1930s to the 2000s to the 18th century, so I guess I shouldn't have a problem with it.
I keep having flashbacks to the anime. Ryner, Sion, and Ferris. Knowing what is going to happen makes reading this relatively happy time a little hard. But I can't wait to get past where the anime ended. To know what happens next. I have no idea if it will be happy at the end of the series, but I really love the relationship of these three characters. Especially Ryner and Sion. I'm a sucker for guys who will do anything and everything for their friend. In this case...nah, not spoiling it.
Anyways, time for work.
And tomorrow, Linkin Park.
2 and a half hours, I have 4 new books and 5000yen less in my wallet. But I am soooo much less stressed.
So what did I get?
Kaori Wakamatsu came out with an artbook, the newest Library War is out (OMG the cover!), just found out the Ghost Hunt novels have been rereleased and I've decided to dive into DenYuDen.
That hill back home is going to be hell, but I'm totally happy right now.
Ended up walking to the Oasis and that brought me to the Jump Store. Sadaharu! And lots of awesome ONE PIECE goods. And a Justaway. You have no idea how much I want that Justaway.
With a visit to the Ghibli store next door and a craving for miso-nikomi udon, thanks to a conversation this morning, I have decided to chill in town, take pictures, and walk to my next workplace. May checkout some stationery places while I'm at it.
So going to have to get to bed at a decent hour tonight...
Getting the hang of it of course means I need to start shifting to the next phase: libraries.
So far I've kept everything but mornings and weekends empty next month. Gotta check out Nagoya's situation before I fill in the rest. And after experiencing the depression that comes along with a later sunset, I've decided that nights aren't going to happen.
I keep forgetting that lack of sunlight affects me negatively. California cloudy days give me enough but the early winter nights in Japan are killer.
Anyways, time for bed.
Without the summer morning sun, my body and brain don't know it's time to wake up. It's still slightly dark when I leave the house and it will only get darker. I think I'm going to have to cut night lessons starting in November. Maybe even October. It's too much.
Today's a bit of another long day. And then, the weekend. Oh the weekend. The only good thing is it's only from 10 and ends by 9.
Okies. Let's do this.
☆ I'm not sure about how I feel about work. I thought I felt one way and then the universe proved me wrong. Today was a good day.
☆ I feel very satisfied with the newest BACCANO novel, but I feel a hole in my heart.
☆ My hair is long enough to tie back in a ponytail.
☆ The subway train still smells like Thai curry.
☆ I have a day off tomorrow! The only one this week and I'm spending it traveling.
☆ Izu is looking pretty good for the b-day trip, but I need to make a final decision on how to get there and where to stay.
☆ I think I'm going to buy another 2L bottle of tea on the way home.
☆ Transfered from a Thai curry train to a cigarette butt train.
☆ ...want more Castle and BACCANO!
☆ Have been spreading the brilliance that is Long Way Round.
☆ Two more stops!
☆ I had more cash in the bank than I thought.
☆ One more stop!
☆ Had a yummy dinner at Goemon. Yay for Japanese pasta!
☆ My stop!
☆ Freedom from the stuffy train!
☆ Hosts passing out tissues at the station exit.
☆ I now listen to Maaya's song Hero in a completely different way.
☆ And a breeze!