I got the way, the way has got me

Singing on the train and suddenly when I look up they're staring at me

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International Surface Mail from the US not existing anymore makes me angry. In the back of my mind I'd known about this for months, but I suffered amnesia in about May or June. It's not really that I mind paying extra because I'm not sending that much (*cough*afewbooks*cough*), it's that I don't really NEED my things to get to Japan in 2-4 weeks. 2-3 months on a boat would have been just fine, thank you.

Thank goodness Japan still has the sense (or more possibly the financial solvency?) to keep sea mail.
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kiriyan hero, credit to hana_no_uta
I think my thesis is done.

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I'm doing the last story analysis for my thesis (it's about cats...) and I just realized that it takes place on my birthday (9/22) about 123 years before I was born. :3!

Library meme snagged from Jen and Morgan...
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(I swear I'm making progress on thesis.)

What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded.

Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.

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We're in the home stretch, kids!
kaito kid, credit to reavenfeathers
DUN-DUN. It's the last week of classes. Today would be the last "Monday" of classes, but they're making us do it all over again on Thursday. I've finished all the other class papers as of today, so there's no choice but to work on my thesis(and study for finals).

I played a lot of hanafuda online today, which earned me a hug from Rachel while I was procrastinating on a paper at the LRC. And then I came home and played the real thing with Jen! <3 Hopefully, I haven't learned the rules incorrectly and I'll be ready for gambling night sometime during finals week. The online hanafuda doesn't include tsukimi ni ippai or hanami ni ippai, which is unfortunate because it's the coolest dekiyaku of them all!

It's time for House! :D

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I have 9 1/2 pages of rough draft thesis bits! (Yes, bits. Most coherent, others not so much. But, they are necessary bits, I swear.) Must not fall into false sense of security. >.><.< Keep writing.

Unfortunately, my computer has been destroyed by a horrible virus and is now being restored by tech. I realized that I completely forgot to make the installation CDs like they told me to last semester if this happened again. *headdesk* Thankfully, I put all my school stuff for this semester on my USB drive and I've still got everything else sitting on my H drive from last semester. I'm just sad that I can't be in my room to do work. ;-;


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[insert thesis angst here]

And moving on without much excessive whining/complaining/rationalizing/excuse-making/self-demoralizing...

EDIT: Teehee. Someone wrote an academic article using Sujata Massey's work to talk about Japanese American detectives. My mom and I read Massey's first four books in the Rei Shimura series back in the day. There also seems to be more academic papers about her. I'm kind of surprised.... and completely procrastinating. STOP IT.

EDIT 2: This website is amazing. It basically has everything I ever wanted to know about Okamoto Kido, including CRITICISMS and stuff about HIS LIFE drawn from journals I could never hope to have access to. Interestingly, Kido also wrote Kaidan stories in the Edo-style...which pretty much guarantees that I will be stealing a certain book from Dani. :p If only this whole thing was a published work and not a website. ;_; Still, AMAZING.

more neko-nabe!
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I am going to finish this annotated bibliography today if it kills me.

I was amused by this article from Japan Times:
A purrfect place for fanciers of felines

Isn't there a place like this near Shinsaibashi? ...or maybe that was dogs.
The amusement factor for me was that they even have nabe for the kitties! XD; For more information regarding the neko-nabe phenomena see one of many youtube videos here. Oh, NHK...is there *anything* you can't take way too seriously? LOL.

gburg college argot
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I'm going to make a prediction that although "Safety and Security" has changed it's name to "Public Safety" it's still going to be called SnS by the student body for years to come. I do think they were right to change it, but seriously I don't think in casual speech "SnS" is going to disappear easily. Just look at Servo.


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