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29 August 2005 @ 08:25 am
Peet's new African Blend coffee has a rich, full-bodied flavour with a hint of unsweetened chocolate bar thrown onto a hot barbecue grill for 25 seconds. I recommend trying it.

"Peach Girl" manga/drama/anime is full of lies and back-stabbing drama. I find it fun, and some of the characters likable. Heck, even Sae (Sha Hui in the Taiwanese drama) is a fun villain I can appreciate.

"Lost in Translation" is a nice relaxing movie about finding something to do in Tokyo. Two married people (not to each other) let down their guard and hang out.

Summer used to mean 3 months away from school, family vacations, and fun things like Disneyland. Now that there isn't a big long vacation involved, I don't see much point. It gets too hot, and I don't feel like doing much. At least work days involve air conditioning for me, which they glady pay for. Sure, I have it at home, but not in my room. If I were well off, I'd consider going south for their winter during our summer and just avoid the season completely.

Uncle Eddie's vegan cookies are yummy. Mmmm.
Current Mood: awake
Mikhailasoquili_gitli on August 29th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
*takes notes*

Yeah, summer without summer vacation seems like such a ripoff. Almost makes me want to go back to school.
the Chick: the tubthechick on August 29th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
Even with school summer without a vacation sucks. At least we have Pirate Faire to look forward to. You are coming right?
ashi: arrrr!ashi on August 29th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yes. Must put in a vacation request...
"D" is for Doridzayde on August 29th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yes I am planning on Y-Con.... I should prolly call you
ashi: arrrr!ashi on August 29th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
I forgot my cell phone. I'm at work till 6, 408-232-6814. Icons of people making funny faces are cool.
Dr3Am3ndergesellschaftoi on August 29th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
school never seemed right.. actually learning always took place outside the classroom. Summers ruled! (and were too short).
work never seems right.. taking an hour for lunch to realise what a beautiful day out it is, thinking of all the wonderful things you could be doing, and realising it's time to go back into the climate controled office without a view. Summer's a tease.
Saving enough to not have to work.. vacation? the whole concept is twisted. I highly doubt it possible to revert back to frollicing nekkid in search of food and reproduction without some major setbacks in the modern age. Most people spend at least 72% of their time occupied with things that aren't what they would be doing if they had a choice. Winning the lotto is appealing for a reason! freedom. Money can buy a lot of it.
I've made it a point, four times in my life so far, to have all I want and need set up that I don't (have) to work or go to school.. and it is those times I've truely felt alive. It'd be so nice if (work) were the "vacation" from living, and not the other way around. ;)
ashi: arrrr!ashi on August 29th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: summer
I love your insights sometimes.

In the last few years, there was my layoff with 2 months severance that I stretched out to over 3 months, and the 7 weeks I was off with a broken leg. Yeah, being alive.
Dr3Am3ndergesellschaftoi on August 30th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: summer
>< A couple times were save up, turn in a notice, live.. there was the squating homeless summer of fun, ..as well gotta love the layoff with severence! 2months became about 8 with unemployment and a bad job market. Then of course, relocating to Indiana.. the unexpected bills that followed from CA and the flake in selling the car made me expedite working.. but it was a good 4 months of travel and leasure until then ;)
Rumor in the back of my head has it, I may suffer from some kind of acute amnesia that disregards financial responsibilty and live off credit pursuing another degree once I've established residency ;) but damn school is expensive :o

I don't envy the broken leg :/ the stretched tendons don't compare.. and I'd rather have worked than be injured. *hugs* don't break any more legs!
ashi: arrrr!ashi on August 30th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
Re: summer
Okay, if you insist, I'll try not to break any more legs. I wasn't trying in the first place though.

I was looking at the brighter side of things while stuck at home nursing the leg, and was happy to sit around with online chat and anime and dvds and such. I also enjoyed getting around out in the world when I could, with crutches, then one crutch, then a cane. The handicapped parking permit rocked too.

If I want to learn all varieties of Japanese Sign Language, looks like I'll have to save up and travel around a lot. I like the sound of that...
drideep_river on August 29th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
haha peach girl...I coudlnt believe I actually watched all that (sometimes I felt like killing half the characters)...but you're right...it's fun ^-^ (even if I hated the ending :P)
ashi: yuzu-kippeiashi on August 29th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
did you watch the anime? I've only see one ep of it so far, going through the drama first...
drideep_river on August 31st, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
yep yep ^^