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koreilyn:
may i ask what you're an aficionado of? btw, i saw that in your profile you put ineffable words as something that makes you happy. just had to say that i love the word ineffable. whenever i see someone use it, it makes me happy.
strega:
Happy Birthday, hope you had a great day.
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Well, I've been living in Japan for nearly half a year now and I still feel like I haven't traveled much, which I guess can be expected from working in Japan and not vacationing here, but I'm finally getting my ass to Kyoto on Wednesday. My life and job, like so many other people, have fallen into a routine of work, eat...
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aficionado:
justin! greetings from NYC!! send me an email you poohead..or another drunken skype phone call

<3 kim
brutus009:
A very enjoyable read. Keep rockin man.
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Well, I'm about to hit the four-month mark here in Japan and the short answer to the question of whether I enjoy it here is yes, yes I do. I'm learning to speak/read/write the language and I could see myself living here longer than my initial year. Whether I'll stay with my current job or if I can live that...
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skank_zero:
Hehe, the evening didn't quite end up as planned. We wandered around for a while intending to get a drink, never quite found the karaoke box, were dismayed as all of Nagoya shut down around 12:30, and ended up crashing at a 24-hour internet cafe right behind the station. Then we slept so late that by the time we got up and out, I just went straight on to Yokohama. I do plan to get to Yoro at some point, though!
meta:
yyyyeah. it's a bar. where they serve beer. beer is good. B-E-E-R.

I haven't taken a trip to Missouri and don't really plan on it. we're really quite broke so the longest road trip we can take right now would be, like, one night in western Wisconsin. spring break, yeah!

they have bacon in Japan, don't they? bacon and rice? I swear I read this in someone's journal sometime on OD, she was at a breakfast buffet and she just had a big bowl of bacon and rice.




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bairdduvessa:
dude that's awesome!

btw deadpool in ultimate alliance is hillarious!
he asks a sertain female super hero about her anatomy
vakyrie hits on him
etc
plus weasel is part of the plot...so muwahahahha

peace
lelaina:
is that Days of Our Lives Japan style?? shocked
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I've been in Japan for just over a month now and I'm having an amazing time. It's interesting to feel what it's like to be a minority. While scanning a room, a pair of raccoon- or fox-like eyes will be glancing about and land on you and stay there slightly longer than appropriate. or perhaps you might catch someone looking at...
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bairdduvessa:
sounds like fun
lelaina:
i love that country smile so with a straight answer...are you enjoying it???

yes my dog is sock rockin' biggrin
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A favorite (i.e., the most insane) English professor/poet of mine recently died and regardless of whether he's now in some better place, I know I'll never again be able to discuss films or comics or literature with him, I'll never again be able to listen to his head-spinning lectures of circumlocution, and I'll never again be able to hear...
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miamaze:
hahaha, Nova is the mc donalds of teaching schools. I was in Tokyo. I love Japan and hate Nova! They really fucked me around, I had to comute one hour to work when there was a school just 10 mins away. I got settled at a school put me at another school that was even futher away, the first school was fun but the second school sucked big time! But some of the students were really great. Wooh karoke fun!!!
comicking:
I'm glad I read down through the comments posted. It lets me know that you haven't forgotten us little people - those not rich enough to travel the world and teach others the capitalist language of the oppressive American natio... er... ummm... I mean the best darn language evar!

Remember... stay away from the "ground zero" spots of Hiroshima and Nagasaki between August 1st and August 15th after dark, and especially all day August 6th for Hiroshima and August 9th for Nagasaki, those are the days the US dropped the bombs on those cities back in 1945. A grudge is still expressed by the decendants.
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It's been a few weeks since my last post, but like I said in my previous entry, my affinity for this site's been waning for awhile. My apologies to any of you hepcats out there who I usually leave comments for, though. I got nuffin against you rockers.

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of going skinny dipping in the Minneapolis lake...
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tipyngdi50rd3r:
you have a badass profile picture!
yeknomyknuf:
I can't believe you haven't updated since July! I feel you on not liking the site since all the changes though, all of us old timers feel that way. So how have you been cutie? Inquiring minds want to know!
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The Sparrow -- a religious sci-fi book about a short & scrawny Puerto Rican Jesuit who travels into space in order to meet God and fulfill his vocation, only to be gang raped and mutilated by his poetry-reciting God -- is being made into a movie. starring Brad Pitt. I'd like to see how they swing that one.

Last night I worked at a Maxim party held at an abattoir-turned-night club in the old slaughterhouse district of St. Paul. My job for a few hours included "taking photos" of people (led by a midget) with Maxim models (one's tampon string was hanging from her panties. that's an unpleasant word. panties.) with a camera that didn't hold any film. The guys at this shindig had greased up hair, wore unbuttoned collar shirts that revealed chest hair, and reeked of date rape. The women were all "beautiful," sure, but lacked something. They just didn't seem real. thus. uhm. they didn't really evoke anything in me. One fellow exclaimed that one of the Maxim models was hot, but shit, I would've taken his cute asian girlfriend over the Maxim model any day. The job went until 4 AM and then I had to work this morning at 9 AM. oy vey. Still, it was the easiest 150 bucks I've made since the surge of fishermen at the docks.

Roughly a hundred teachers are being laid off in the Minneapolis school district. cuz what America need now more than ever is fewer educators, goddammit. And one of the few who remains really oughtta be one of those trendy teachers who comes to school encouraging students the necessity of buying Gucci purses and $200 pants, especially when we have families who prostitute their children just so they can put food on the table. This is truly the greatest of all nations.

I recently read Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel, which has to be the best graphic novel I've read since Blankets. It's a memoir/auto/biography about a boyish lesbian who grows up with a funeral-directing, English-teaching, house-restoring, closeted homosexual father who "committed" suicide. very good. and chock full of literary references and allusions for any nerds out there.

Well, mark me down as one of the people who absolutely abhors this website's new setup. My loathing for it is fathomless. it is without fathom. For a pay-site I feel like I'm getting totally jacked. only 15 minutes to edit (I'm a constant editor even though I'm sure nobody notices). ugly layout. I hate the 5 Fave Friends thing; now I can't see them all! and everything is just inconvenient to get to. EVERYTHING. Was there really any necessity for the old setup to be changed? I can't accurately articulate my disdain. ::grumble::

hehe. I likes the onion.
Mad Lit Professor Puts Finishing Touches On Bloomsday Device
Parole Board Swayed By Reverse Psychology...
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strega:
The Sparrow sounds like an interesting book. The kind that doesn't usually get made in to a movie. I think I will have to put that on my "to read" list.

i like the word panties. I especially like to use it to refer to men's underwear. It's my right amount of macho for me test. If a man has a fit when I tell him to pick up his panties then he is too macho for me. If they just seem slightly uncomfortable with the word or laugh, shake their hide or smile, they are probably ok. If they giggle like a little girl, blush or get that weird "deer in the headlights look" then they probably need a little more macho in their life. wink

This country's priorities are all out of whack. Will you be affected by the layoff? I can't remember if you are still in school or not...

Fun Home sounds good too. I'll have to check that out.

You sound just like thejuanupsman. He vehemently hates the changes. So far they have not bothered me too much. I was away so long that I don't really remember exactly how it all used to be. I think that helps. Although I do remember that I liked the old color scheme better. This is too bright and sterile.
strega:
Ha I didn't even notice that typo (Freudian slip?) until I read your comment in my journal. Now that I think about it though, shaking your hide would be an even better response. biggrin

I play mostly Pinochle & Spades. I know most card games but those two are my favorites.
Oh and I love Poker, but according to thejuanupsman I am not very good. whatever Apparently I have a lot of tells, a lousy poker face, can't comprehend the concept of pot odds and bet way too aggressively. I think I do ok. Except for the few times I have played with him. blackeyed

I would love to go out for a drink and a game sometime. If I ever get out from under the mound of work that I have to do. Speaking of which...I better get back to it all. Hope you are having a great day. smile
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My name is Jorge Regula and I'm a chimbley sweep. I also think I've had just about enough of this short hair crap I've had goin on for awhile.

I'll have to write this post hastily since I have to get up early tomorrow morning and there's still so much to do tonight. Tomorrow I, along with the other teachers...
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bairdduvessa:
cookout, only the cook out part didn't happen, just saw all my friends from college (well most) for the first time since the last one of them graduated
jamielee:
Swoon indeed!
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Well, once again my physical ailments made a transposition! this time from an annoying canker sore to a horribly sprained and bruised right foot. I've been having to hobble around since Saturday but it's just been more irritating than painful.

With two books and three plays down, I can at least end the summer with the knowledge that I read something. Obviously that...
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meta:
I like the Mountain Goats.

some of the teachers from CHS are regular library patrons and they harass me to come visit them. and I'm all, that is scaaary.

is this coke person someone I know? if so, I will beat it out of them.

reading middle school books is ok. at the library, which I can't seem to shut up about today, some copies of Lord of the Flies are shelved in the Young Adult section. what-evaaarrr..

if you want to read a middle school book, read Harry Potter, then we can talk about how much fun but how poorly written they are.
heresy2007:
Sorry to hear about your friend...
I must say that I don't have any middleschool books to suggest either.

BUT,

that band looks super cool, and anyone can kick superman's ass. Superman was just to "super"... wink

Thanks for your response. I don't look at the set's either at all. Occassionally one will spike my interest, but in all honesty the girls on this site are actually my least favorite thing about it. Most of them are hella cocky (with no reason), and they think cause they're one in a thousand they can treat the members like shit, or whine to the moderators when someone disagree's with them. It's getting old.