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    Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
    3:37 pm

    Why is George RR Martin the only person who still regularly updates Livejournal?

    Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
    1:23 pm
    time to kill at lunch

    I hit up 2 gyms yesterday and now I am beat! Everything aches. I hadn't been to my boxing gym since November and my teacher told me I look like I gained weight. =(
    So I trained there for an hour and then went to the kickboxing gym I have been attending recently. I stayed there for an hour and a half. My legs feel like gelatin and my arms hurt from holding up shitty "pads" for this girl to kick me. The guys get to use good quality pads because their kicks are stronger, but I'm going to end up with broken arms from using this shitty equipment! Or I'll just get super strong arms. One of those things... It's pretty fun. I don't want to be a fighter or anything, but I have a lot of steam to let off from occasionally being forced to work with psychopaths. It's also more enjoyable than just going to a standard gym and jumping on a boring elliptical. I just wish these gyms were closer to my apartment because I'm getting rid of my car in August. Then I will have to do a shitload of walking to get everywhere.

    Sunday, November 17th, 2013
    10:23 am

    Now at 36 pounds lost!
    64 left to meet Goal #1.

    Monday, October 14th, 2013
    11:31 pm
    Story of My Life

    When I left the U.S. I was the heaviest I had ever been in my entire life. In fact, I really feel like I don't look much like myself anymore because of all the extra weight. So I came to Japan with the goal of losing 100 pounds in one year. If I do hit that mark, I'll still be overweight, but that's what I want to stick with for now.

    I've been here a little over two months and lost 25 pounds, but now I'm 1/4 of the way through my journey with an injured knee. I went to my friend's kickboxing gym on Saturday night to train and I now regret that I didn't stretch enough. I've been hobbling around since then. It doesn't hurt as much today, but I still can't fully stretch my leg out. Once I get through this, I have to be more careful.

    I really need to straighten my life out in more ways than one. My apartment was a total disaster, so I spent my day off cleaning it up. I feel a lot more comfortable now that everything is tidy. My Japanese had gotten really rusty, so I found a teacher who will tutor me for an hour every Monday night. I decided to only eat out one night a week and only if I got an invitation. Otherwise, I'm cooking for myself. If I have free time at work, I try to fill that time with writing. After I pay off my car, I'm going to save all my extra money after bills and necessities.

    I'm not going to play any video games this year and I'm not going to waste any time channel-surfing Japanese TV. I already feel like there isn't enough time left in the year to accomplish everything I need to get done. I have to prove to myself that I can be a stronger person.

    If only I could soak my knee at a hot spring this late at night...

    Thursday, March 7th, 2013
    2:33 pm

    Jesse is starting a vinyl decal business. Hit me up at if there is anything custom you want for your car and I'll send you some images and a quote. They're $5-10 depending on size and number of colors used. He has pretty much every color except pink (which makes me sad). He made a Last Starfighter arcade box logo for my car today and it rocks.

    Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

    Monday, July 30th, 2012
    6:39 am
    Eyvind Earle

    I'm mad that I never knew who this artist was until last night. He was great.

    Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

    Monday, July 16th, 2012
    11:53 am

    Where are all the livejournal updates I was promised?

    Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

    Sunday, January 9th, 2011
    5:23 pm
    I miss Star Wars Celebration V. Why can't every day be like that?
    Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
    10:00 am
    Terry Pratchett received the knighthood.
    Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
    12:30 pm
    What is everyone doing for Halloween?
    Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
    12:23 pm
    July 31st marks 3 years lived in Japan. So I guess I will be back in Louisiana some time before August 10th. I'm feeling pretty good about it, but I need some job leads. I will be living with the parents until I get a car and some decent income.

    There are lots of movies I need to watch. It'll be good to live in a country where movie tickets aren't $18 each. And even though gas is hella's not as expensive as it is in Japan. And I look forward to eating some fresh fruit. No more $5 apples that don't even taste that special.

    ...and I have missed tall American boys.
    Sunday, July 6th, 2008
    9:34 am
    Saturday, June 14th, 2008
    5:00 pm
    Today I went to Uni Qlo and discovered that the Japanese retailers have designed 6 Metal Gear Solid shirts and they're $15 each.

    Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
    11:00 am
    It's rainy season in Japan. I kind of like it. That means it isn't unbearably hot. I have to teach my night class later, so I will probably be irritated by 9PM. I can't wait to stand in front of that class for 2 hours with 27 adults staring at me and not wanting to cooperate.

    Chanel Chance smells really good. I rarely use perfume. I like Chanel no. 5 and Vivienne Westwood's Boudoir, but Chanel Chance smells like the lacy unwashed corset of a French's the good kind. I just googled it and here is the description: "The finest raw materials are brought together in CHANCE: notes of White Musk, Hyacinth and Citron, Pink Pepper, Jasmine, Fresh Vetiver, Orris Absolute and Amber Patchouli. Although familiar, these raw materials are perceived in a completely original way, due to the Unexpected Accord, which gives the fragrance its unique character." It's kind of expensive, though. But that's the way to go if you don't want to smell like one of those obnoxious Vanilla Fields girls. You have no idea how badly I wanted to vomit back in highschool being surrounded by a bunch of girls showered in Vanilla Fields. You shouldn't have to smell someone unless your body is in their primordial bubble, otherwise it feels intrusive. I mean, if you like the scent of vanilla, that's cool, but it doesn't mean everybody else does. Spray it on your pulse-points, not your jacket. I do, however, like how my Pops leaves a trailing scent of Old Spice after he exits the shower...that's just some cool rugged old man shit right there.


    Jogging is going well; I hope it will eventually give me the powerful Chun Li thighs I have been dreaming of. One day I will have nice enough legs to be Chun Li for Halloween. Hey, we all have our goals in life!!!!! Laters.
    Saturday, June 7th, 2008
    9:57 pm
    Dr Ken from the Kims of Comedy says some funny shit, but I dunno if many non-Asians get a lot of his references...especially the ones about Vietnamese people. Oh well--funny to me.
    Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
    7:04 am
    Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
    10:33 am
    I'm going to throw a Batman-themed Halloween party this year. Get your shit organized.
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
    10:50 am
    I have enlightened one of my white friends to the glory that is jasmine rice. I just don't understand people who eat Uncle Ben's and Great Value rice brands. He's still cooking rice on the stovetop, though. I told him to invest in a Zojirushi electric rice cooker. It's the one with flowers and an elephant on it. You all need to get one. Stop cooking your rice on top of the damn stove!!!
    Monday, February 25th, 2008
    3:27 pm
    Damn, I want this. I'd buy it if I didn't already have an overpriced limited edition ds lite.
    Sunday, February 24th, 2008
    9:51 am
    Answers to the Quotes Nobody Guessed
    2. True Romance
    3. Empire of the Sun
    4. The Killer
    6. Return of the Dragon
    9. Big Trouble in Little China
    10. Battle Royale
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