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I was almost hit by a taxi on my way to work today. 

I'm walking along the road on my way to work, rocking out to Inoue Joe on my iPod and cross the only major intersection on my route and when I'm right in the middle of the crosswalk, this taxi nearly hits me as he's making a right-hand turn.  The man was fucking green!  I actually touched the hood with my fucking hand as I jumped (and screamed) to avoid being clipped by the right headlight.  I've never trusted taxi drivers to be any good at driving in any country (oh, the irony astounds) but now I have even more reason to be wary of them.  He wasn't going fast enough to have done any serious damage; the only injury was to my iPod: the body is scuffed and warped from the impact with the pavement--of course this had to happen when I didn't have it in any kind of case.  And then.  The asshole driver had the nerve to roll down the window and shoot me a look afterwards.  I couldn't tell if it was a dirty look or not but he didn't even ask me if I was alright or stop or anything.  I finished crossing the road and squated a bit to let my heart rate return to normal and give myself a chance to cry.  I didn't but I felt like I wanted to.  Or that I would have been appropriate.  I was just a little shaken.  Of all the places to get hit on my way to school, that crosswalk was the last place I would have thought it would happen because about 75% of the way has no sidewalks.  I didn't even think to look at the license plate to report him. 

I got your card Liza!  XD  Oh, it brings back memories.  

I don't even know what to tag this entry. 

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Today was boring.  Actually did "work" in my classes but the kids in the elective class don't fucking talk which makes conversation very difficult.  It was the most Japanese I've used with students ever.  And it was stuff they know but are too shy or whatever to just understand it because they don't want to stand out for having learnt what they are supposed to know.  Ugh.  

They changed the schedule on me for elementary tomorrow.  Fucking christ.  I spent all of today thinking about what to plan and then I get an email from Tatsuya at fucking 8pm telling me they changed it.  Why don't they just tell me what I'm going to teach because they sure as hell don't follow the schedule I make for them.  I guess everyone's learning the alphabet this semester.

The baby story is off the ground!  Um... maybe halfway through the backstory and I'm at 2,200 words.  It's going to be epic.  I wrote 1700 today alone!  If I am lucky, I'll be able to write as much tomorrow.  I don't have class after lunch tomorrow and they have sports day practice so maybe I'll just ask to go home.  Or ask to borrow a laptop and write at school.  That might be more productive.  And I need a better title than "Baby Story" because that just reminds me of that stupid TLC program.

On a different, but related topic: Has anyone had a condom break on them during sex?  Did you feel/notice it?  What was it like?  I'll screen the comments on this one so you don't have your whole sexual history out in the open for all enquiring eyes to see. 


Jul. 28th, 2008 11:35 pm
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Must... not... wank about... fandom... D<
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So, I was busy ALL morning at work and didn't have time to write a lick until about noon.  I was doing my plan for elementary school which took a hell of a lot longer than I thought it would (Prepositions II - between, across from, in front of, behind).  Making your own map is a pain.  But I have a nice pretty one that I can use from now on ready to go.  And then Imai-sensei gave me a stack of exams to mark... all 5 classes... but only 3 questions and 150 papers took me... mmm.. fifteen minutes.  Maybe.  No big deal.  Then exams were done for the day, lunch rolled around.  They didn't tell me there was no lunch and I only figured it out when everyone left.  They did the same last time but I didn't remember.  Didn't matter, they let me go and I thought all was well.

It was cold today and threatening to rain but didn't.  I went by the post office and retrieved my forgotten umbrella and got on the train.  I missed about every fucking connection on the way to Chiba Minato after getting on the Joban line at Kashiwa.  Shit.  You have switch at Shin-Matsudo for the Masuashino line and I went up the wrong side so I had to wait... then you switch to the Keiyo line at Minami-Funabashi and then the one I was on decided to terminate in the middle and then I had to wait again after realizing my train wasn't going to be moving anytime soon (nor in the right direction)... then I got to Chiba Minato fianlly and got to the immigration office (after daydreaming about running into someone famous who hails from Chiba who might happen to need to go to the city hall today... lame, I know) and then got my number, got my payment stamp and then REALIZED I LEFT MY FUCKING PASSPORT AT HOME.  UAAAAAAFLKAJSDASLDJF.  I think I scared the Aussie (I think -- other white person anyway) by saying "SHIT!" really loudly and then stormed out.  I am still fucking pissed off.  I didn't even remember my phone today I couldn't spam everyone and their second cousin with ranty mails.  There goes fucking 3 hours of my life and 1200 yen for nothing.

Sent an email to Tatsuya saying I am a huge loser instead of just taking initiative and cancel my afternoon tomorrow and go again.  Fuck.  At least I have until the 9th of July to go... But fuck, if he had just let me go at the beginning of the month when I wanted to, I wouldn't have fucking forgotten my passport, I'm sure.  In the end, I still have to take another afternoon off.  I could have had a nice relaxing half-day today (becuase they would have sent me home anyway) but nuuuuuuuuuuuuu.  FUCK YOU GODDAMN WORK.

I am going to use this pent-up anger to write now.  I hope to have the bulk of Five done before Himitsu.  And I'm going to be fat and have McChucks for dinner.  That's how pissed off I am.

Edit:  I'm calm now.  Can't change what happened.  Tatsuya will just have to suck it up and I'll have to go another day.  One thing that didn't suck today was that I got a call from Mori-san at Cool Japan and they still want me to come for an interview.  But it's in Roppongi and he didn't say what time.  He will call back but I already told them I can't come until 7 at the earliest so that's probably why he wants to talk to me personally. 
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Andrew sent this to me on Facebook: Scans see 'gay brain differences' (BBC)

Scans see 'gay brain differences'

Gay couple
The study suggests sexual orientation may be set in the womb

The brains of gay men and women look like those found in heterosexual people of the opposite sex, research suggests.

The Swedish study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, compared the size of the brain's halves in 90 adults.

Gay men and heterosexual women had halves of a similar size, while the right side was bigger in lesbian women and heterosexual men.

A UK scientist said this was evidence sexual orientation was set in the womb.

As far as I'm concerned there is no argument any more - if you are gay, you are born gay
Dr Qazi Rahman
Queen Mary, University of London

Scientists have noticed for some time that homosexual people of both sexes have differences in certain cognitive abilities, suggesting there may be subtle differences in their brain structure.

This is the first time, however, that scientists have used brain scanners to try to look for the source of those differences.

A group of 90 healthy gay and heterosexual adults, men and women, were scanned by the Karolinska Institute scientists to measure the volume of both sides, or hemispheres, of their brain.

When these results were collected, it was found that lesbians and heterosexual men shared a particular "asymmetry" in their hemisphere size, while heterosexual women and gay men had no difference between the size of the different halves of their brain.

In other words, structurally, at least, the brains of gay men were more like heterosexual women, and gay women more like heterosexual men.

A further experiment found that in one particular area of the brain, the amygdala, there were other significant differences.

In heterosexual men and gay women, there were more nerve "connections" in the right side of the amygdala, compared with the left.

The reverse, with more neural connections in the left amygdala, was the case in homosexual men and heterosexual women.

The Karolinska team said that these differences could not be mainly explained by "learned" effects, but needed another mechanism to set them, either before or after birth.

'Fight, flight or mate'

Dr Qazi Rahman, a lecturer in cognitive biology at Queen Mary, University of London, said that he believed that these brain differences were laid down early in foetal development.

"As far as I'm concerned there is no argument any more - if you are gay, you are born gay," he said.

The amygdala, he said, was important because of its role in "orientating", or directing, the rest of the brain in response to an emotional stimulus - be it during the "fight or flight" response, or the presence of a potential mate.

"In other words, the brain network which determines what sexual orientation actually 'orients' towards is similar between gay men and straight women, and between gay women and straight men.

"This makes sense given that gay men have a sexual preference which is like that of women in general, that is, preferring men, and vice versa for lesbian women."

All I can say is: WHAT THE SHIT.  Are we still riding on this bandwagon?  I actually didn't even read the whole fucking article cuz it's such bullshit.  I fucking hate how people with expensive pieces of paper get license to freely wank on ad nauseum about the same shit over and over.  And now I'm in a not-so-genki mood and I have to teach five classes of 5th graders today.  The same shit... over and over....  At least it's still the preposition worksheet so I don't have to stand up there and talk for 45 mins; only 20.  
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Crap.  I was going to post something of relative importance (i.e. no wank or fangirling about Arashi :O! ) but I can't remember what I was going to say now.  Damnit. 

But I am going to sit down to write.  I am.  Right now.  After I get dressed.

It's really bugging me now, that I can't fucking remember.  Fuck.
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I just heard about some crazy ultra-right-wing-douchebagery on the Savage Lovecast: The Pill Kills

I... I am speechless.  I have never really been one for the protesting but I do feel there is a line that needs to be drawn somewhere. We used to have the Canadian wing of the Genocide Awareness Project come to my university and "inform" people (aka equate abortion with genocide with super graphic pictures from the Holocaust and Rwanda) and my friends from Womyn's Centre, Pride and assorted activist groups protested them coming to campus.  No, not that they came but they brought the fucking pictures.  I supported the proesting from afar because I couldn't stomach the posters [GRAPHIC CONTENT THERE, I WARN YOU].

I really wonder where people get their rhetoric from.  How do they come up with these ideas to justify their protesting?  And why protest!  Everyone should be able to have their own opinions and people should be able to say, "Alright, that's cool.  If that's what you think, that's great."  They're probably thinking, "Man, you're really fucked up and screwed in the head but that's your damn business."  Some might actually say it.  But whatever. 

This might very well be the lazy bitch in me speaking... but seriously.  What's the point?

I realize now that there may be some people may agree with these Pill Kill losers ... ahem, people.  That's great.  Stick by your guns.  Two thumbs up.

I have to agree with Dan Savage on this one: "If I were getting married, on my wedding night, at 23 -- which is a stupid fucking thing to do.  You shouldn't be having a wedding night at 23, you should, you know... if he's The One, you should wait until you're 33 and then you should fucking marry him." 

Amen, sister.
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I don't feel disgusting today, just hungry.  I woke up around 9 again on my own, which is a good thing I guess.  My internal clock is fixed but I really want hoping to sleep in more.  Oh well.  I'm up, I'm showered, I rearranged and cleaned to make room for my new washing machine.  I'm just waiting for Yuji's call.  What am I going to do after that?  I need food, so a grocery shop is in order.  I need to return this Heroes DVD and might rent the second one.  It's another blah overcast day.  Benben and Andrew are going to a gay picnic in Yoyogi and asked me to go but I can't be bothered going that far, bottom line.  And I don't feel like drinking two days in a row.  I'm turning into such a fucking old lady. 

Last night was good.  We bailed early, unintentionally.  I hate nothing more than disorganization.  I'm down for "party starts a XXpm, come whenever) but when it's like 5 hours after the appointed start time... It really irks me whenever they plan something because it just turns into a huge mess and there is no real plan.  Bryan and Richard and Co showed up around 8 or so but we were hungry so Andrew, Justin, Ben and I went to get food and then left after that.  The plan was karaoke but "later".  When later?  Who knows.  I bet they didn't go, or went around midnight or something equally ridiculously late.  I guess I am rather OCD and need to be on a schedule (unless it's me who's making the fucked up schedule).  But I'm glad I went home; I finished watching America's Best Dance Crew and wrote a paragraph for [profile] sanctified_x's fic and slept before midnight.  I'm hungry but the only thing I have to make is spaghetti or miso soup.  And then it will really just be miso and seaweed.  Mmm maybe I'll make some udon.  Miso udon.  YUM.  Not exactly breakfast, but whatever.  I have veg to use before it goes funky or liquifies. 

Goal for the day: Finish fic.  I'm such a tease.  >:D  I know exactly where it's going, I just have to sit down and do it.  I love when that happens.

EDIT: Okay, so I went for pasta.  It was actually really good except for the severe lack of garlic.  I'm going to make a note of what I did here, because I never seem to make the same pasta sauce twice.
    Spaghetti, cooked as per package directions
    1 onion, sliced
    2 small carrots, sliced in half-moons
    ~1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
    1 12oz can whole peeled tomotoes, mashed
    1 8oz can tomato juice
    ~ 4 tbsp Ketchup
    ~1 tbsp Sugar (brown)
    ~1 tsp Cayenne pepper
    ~1 tbsp Lemon juice
    Chili oil
    Olive oil

I don't measure things when I make spaghetti so no precise measurements for you.  I just throw it in the pot and then taste it to see what I think it needs.  It's the first time I put lemon juice in and I'm surprised!  It added a nice bite.  It would have been better with some pepperoni or something smokey in but I can overlook that.  I need the veg anyway.  But it needed about 3 huge cloves of grated garlic.  Then it would have been perfect.  Next time.

STILL WAITING FOR YUJI.  WHAT THE FUCKKKK.  Lucky for him I didn't have any plans today.  But I want to get it installed and do some fucking laundry. 

I am also starting to notice that the soreness in my arms from failing at round-offs is making typing very, very tiring.  :/
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My pet project for the weekend: translate all of the Dream "A"live lyrics!  I want to gain LJ stardom.



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This is the best convo in the history of evarrrr. I so totally want to post my Ohno Cock observation on [community profile] a_ra_shi    but the preteens will probably cry.

This is only the first part.  So far, we has 28 pages of wanking about the wankery of Johnny's.  This is what fandoms should be all about.  Don't worry, it gets worrrssssse.


EDIT:  I need to stop posting 258604 times a day about meaningless shit Arashi so I'm editing this one.  I amend with the hottest Sho pictures evarr.  I told [profile] sanctified_x  about my favourite Sho hair and forgot how disgustingly attractive he was in this G no Arashi. 

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