?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Amparo Bertram

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
09:56 pm: A week of wild weather
Last Saturday, it was still cold enough in the morning to use the heater.

On Monday, I had to switch to the air conditioner. It got up to 90° in my apartment. I ransacked my wardrobe for the summer clothes I had packed away.

Tuesday it had cooled somewhat, but it was still warm enough that I was sweating while packing. I chose the lightest, coolest clothes possible for my trip to Chiba. As I walked out the door, I grabbed a light blazer just in case it got chilly in the evening.

Wouldn't you know...by the time I arrived, it was windy, cloudy, and COLD. I wished I had brought a coat. Anyway, we went out and watched the latest Meitantei Conan movie, which was really well done. It had a much more thoughtful plot than the past couple of movies, Ran and Kazuha (and even Sonoko) got to kick butt, and there was a LOT of romantic subtext (...and even not-so-subtext). I definitely wouldn't mind owning it.

The next morning, we headed for Big Sight for a doujinshi event. It had warmed up again, and got rather hot as we sat waiting in the event site parking lot. I brought the collapsible bag-on-wheels that I got for my birthday, and we used it to carry a lot of purchases. We hit a few stores in Ikebukuro, where it was extremely crowded. (Hey, isn't everyone supposed to LEAVE Tokyo during Golden Week?) Finally we returned to wednesday_10_00's apartment to begin watching a marathon of the Rose of Versailles anime series. The marathon continued all day Thursday, until we finished all 40 episodes just before midnight. (Spoiler: Marie Antoinette dies.)

I came back home Friday to escape the holiday rush. Tokyo Station was packed when I arrived, but luckily the crowds weren't going the same way I was. My shinkansen had a lot of empty seats until we hit Nagoya. I used Saturday and Sunday to catch up on Warcraft buy groceries, clean my bath, and wash several loads of dishes. I even got the kitchen table clean enough to make a batch of tortillas, yay!

How much do you want to bet the students' minds won't be on their classes tomorrow...

Comments

[User Picture]
From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 7th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
(Link)
Spoiler: Marie Antoinette dies.

You just gave away the entire series. How COULD you!?




But you gave me the perfect opportunity to use this icon, so I forgive you.
From:mangaroo
Date:May 7th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Spoiler: Marie Antoinette dies.

People like you ruin history for the rest of us.
[User Picture]
From:mangaroo
Date:May 7th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)

wait a minute!

(Link)
The next morning, we headed for Big Sight for a doujinshi event.

Shouldn't there be a doujinshi report?
[User Picture]
From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 7th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)

Re: wait a minute!

(Link)
Some people, I suspect, have not reported because large amounts of texty mono were purchased. (I'm not sure how to correctly conjugate for "mono." ...Is it like "thing/things", or "stuff"?)

Others (hint: me) are not saying anything because what they bought is a SECRET and you can only find out by coming to Japan and collecting your present.
[User Picture]
From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 8th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)

Re: wait a minute!

(Link)
Shouldn't there be a doujinshi report?

...Er, actually, I was starting on my novels first. I have two stacks of those. But I could delve into the doujinshi if there's interest.
[User Picture]
From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 8th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)

Re: wait a minute!

(Link)
No! You have to finish reading White Heron first! *hypnotizes you with pretty icon*
[User Picture]
From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 8th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)

Re: wait a minute!

(Link)
Hmm...the icon must be working, since I've finished the first and have started the second...
[User Picture]
From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 8th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)

*hypnotizes you more*

(Link)
If you're anything like me, you'll get through the next two faster. The first one is good, but not anywhere near as good as the second and third ones are. That's when Ai and Tomoyasu start reaching Cutest Couple EVAR level. I want to like, frame them, and pass them around to other authors as an example of the kind of couple they should be writing.
[User Picture]
From:devimustang0929
Date:May 10th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
(Link)
How many Meitantei Conan movies are there? I've seen a few and definitely wouldn't mind seeing some more.
[User Picture]
From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 10th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
(Link)
How many Meitantei Conan movies are there?

I believe this one was the tenth. Some of them are just kind of eh, but some are really good.
Powered by LiveJournal.com