December 16th, 2008



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Apparently Boota's tail keeps growing back like a lizard's LOL.

Question: What should you do to be able to eat Nia's food?
Nakashima: Turn your tastebuds into spiral tastebuds.


Year in Review Meme

I'm trying to get back into posting more. :|

Post the first sentence of the first post of each month of the last year.

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...While some of this is kinda amusing, it doesn't say much about me, does it. D: I need to post more interesting stuff. And be more productive next year.
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Catching Up: Real Life

Because of how much I've procrastinated on updating this journal, I've got a backlog of stuff to post. So heeere we go, a list of notable stuff that's been happening to me for the past month-and-a-half.

-Mom went to Paris for four days in November. She returned with a bunch of freshly baked (albeit smushed from the plane ride) French bread. *__* But while she was away, I cooked for myself. By now I've become rather adept at making chili, fried rice, pasta, omelettes, and curry by myself. Finally getting over some of my uneasiness with raw meat was a step forward, because now I can make anything with ground beef (though I still can't bring myself to handle raw chicken). Today I improvised on making stir fry and it turned out pretty well. :)

-Speaking of food, we made beef stew on Thanksgiving (by my own request), and it was delicious. We also made apple pie, but it...didn't turn out as well.

-For two weeks, I was petsitting a female Daschund named Tako for my mom's coworker (while she and her husband went to visit family in Japan). Collapse )

-Our old computer got a virus, so I had no access to the internet for a week while it was being cleaned out. Once again I was afraid that I might lose everything I had on there (which included everything I was writing), but we were able to keep all the data, thank goodness. By the time we got it back though, my mom was so fed up with PC's that she impulsively bought a Mac. Which I'm using right now. She's trying to wean me off using the PC, and while I like the Mac, there are still some things I prefer on the PC. :P

-I found out that my grandpa (on my father's side) died. Apparently he died peacefully, which is good. I didn't really know how to feel when I heard, because I wasn't close to him (I was closer to my Japanese grandfather, though he died when I was in middle school). But I felt sorry for my dad, he sounded so heartbroken when he told me... Come to think of it, that's the same reaction I had when my other grandfather died; I cried because my mom was crying. But it is strange to think that I don't have any grandfathers now...and my little sister, Rachel, only met him two times in her life. She doesn't even seem to remember him. D:

-umeko_pyon visited for a weekend. We didn't do anything too exciting, mostly just playing games and watching anime and walking in Georgetown while my mom tried to go on a chocolate binge. But it was fun. :D

-On Friday, we went to see Cirque Du Soleil at the National Harbor, and it was AMAZING. *__* Best circus ever. Would totally go again.

-I, uh...failed NaNoWriMo. Again. I'm such a goddamn LAZY writer (though hell, I was too lazy to even update my LiveJournal, so I guess it's no surprise). I only finished one chapter of my fanfic, which was like...6,000 words. (But, I guess if you look at the total word count of my fanfic as a whole...I've written over 50,000 words since March! :D; That counts for something, right?) But now I definitely need to start focusing on my original novel again...

Next, I will catch up on fandom stuff I procrastinated on posting about. >_>;