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06:31 pm: Water, water everywhere
It rained all day today. Typhoon #23 is approaching, and it's apparently a particularly large one. (I heard on the news that it's been nicknamed "Lizard" for some reason.) It's supposed to hit my region tomorrow night.

(Also on the news: a new look for 1000 and 5000 yen bills.)

I was grading homework papers today. The assignment was to write a message left on an answering machine, following the example in the textbook and changing a couple words. Most students stuck pretty closely to the format, but some added their own twist to it. Here's one example, as the student wrote it except for capitalization, since she had used a crazy mix of upper and lower case letters:

Hello, Jack. This is Rose.
I was wondering if you'd like to go to New York City this month. I have two tickets. You can ride on a big sheep called "Titanic". I want to go with you, Jack. Call me back ASAP.
Love you



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From:melf42
Date:October 19th, 2004 04:48 am (UTC)
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LOL! I know that's how I'D travel to N.Y.

Despite the white, fuzzy misspelling, that was actually pretty good English! One of the English projects I read was describing a gothic cathedral. It took me a bit to figure out what they meant by sutendo glass.

My supervisor promised to call if they cancel classes due to the typhoon. It would be a nice change of pace since I was not on the call list for 18 or 21. I'm so impressed you can understand the news.

Was anyone else watching the "Best 20" of the mock-Kohaku show (on the same channel as the trivia show tonight)? Someone came on and did a bunch of impressions of Odoru characters (and was dressed as Aoshima) LOL!!! I wish I had hit record on the VCR.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:October 19th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
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It took me a bit to figure out what they meant by sutendo glass.

Ah, katakana. So near and yet so far.

I had a heck of a time deciphering the title of the artsy sewing book I was flipping through yesterday...something like 着物からクチュウル. It wasn't until I saw the same word on another book that I realized it was couteur.

My supervisor promised to call if they cancel classes due to the typhoon.

It's supposed to pass through here around midnight, so they're not anticipating any interference with classes. They apparently passed out a "typhoon safety" tips sheet, though I didn't get one.

They also said on the news that, of all typhoons on record, this is the third latest ever to have hit Japan. Only one has ever hit as late as November.

Someone came on and did a bunch of impressions of Odoru characters

Waaah! I didn't see it. ;_; I turned the TV off after the Itou-ke show.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:October 19th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
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LOL!! I'm cancelling my plane ticket and signing up for a sheep right now. XD
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:October 19th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
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The best part was that Aoshima then did the Titanic pose on Last Christmas last night. (Where's Muroi when you need him?)

...And it made me think of Nobuyuki again...
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From:wiliqueen
Date:October 19th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
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LOL! Don't tell your student, but now I want to Photoshop them "flying" on the front of a big sheep...
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:October 19th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
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<g> And I'll bet the *sheep* wouldn't have hit an iceberg.
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