japanesedream_72: (japan)
For anyone reading this who doesn't know me incredibly well, I'm not an obsessive stalker or anything. I'm just a bit of a fangirl who gets kind of excited over stuff. ^_^

For those of you who do know me, what follows will probably come as no surprise. XD

Being a lover of pretty much all things/people Japanese, it was only natural that, several years ago, the news of a nihon-jin winning the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest would eventually reach my ears & draw my attention. Over the next few years, Takeru Kobayashi's consistent winning of the "mustard belt" would make me a very happy Japanophile.

Likewise, his loss of the belt would render me, yes, a little bit sad, but certainly hopeful that he could come back & win it again. Until the fiasco last year, with that whole arrest thing. That just pissed me off.


For those who don't know about that: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/04/joey-chestnut-wins-hot-dog-contest_n_635124.html

It had long been a hope of mine to be able to watch Kobi, as he's known, in action, in the venue that made him famous in America. But that was not to be. I was planning, this year, to go with some friends to Coney Island (site of the famous - or infamous, depending on your POV - contest), anyway, just to see how it all goes down (no pun intended). Wasn't really expecting Kobi to show up or anything. However, thanks to Twitter, I found something even better.

By the way, I hope no one minds pictures or names being posted. If so, please tell me, & I will remove/edit accordingly.

Alice goes down the rabbit hole once again...click here for all the details! )
japanesedream_72: (mana)
holiday bonsai

Fun times at my mom’s this weekend! Lots of family, yummy things to eat, movie-watching, & goodies! Tomorrow (Tues.), I’m off & running (make that, flying), but before I go...

Happy B-days to Dir en grey’s Die; my nephew, Anthony, & his brother, Church; & my pal, Ashley, from work!

As for me, Tim Curry said it best in “I’m Going Home”, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show:

On the day I went away
Goodbye...was all I had to say
Now I...I want to come again
and stay
Oh my...
Smile & that will mean I may

The gods have smiled on me, giving me this chance...to see a friend again, to see an influence again, & to see a land again that I might - that I hope to - one day call home.

I hope all of you are smiled upon, too. May your holidays bring you everything you deserve (& that’s a lot!!). From the bottom of my heart, I wish you peace, warmth, wonder, fun, happiness, & love.

さようなら!! (Bye!!)

blessed be

Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:09 am
japanesedream_72: (loli)
A joyous Imbolc to you all!

I guess "all" is you, Jeff. :)
japanesedream_72: (loli)
First of all, who the [expletive] said it could SNOW today?!

Second, managed to catch up on a couple of things at work (miracle!). A bunch of us went to lunch at China Buffet, which was lots of fun!

I think I wanted to say something else here, but I forgot what it was.

Anyway, back to Xmas.

My Death Note Xmas stocking. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] deadfoxkyo1 for giving me those chocolate-covered pretzels the other night to put in it! Although I ate half the bag not long after he left, & the rest is in the fridge...

As I was saying... )

Happy New Year!

By the way, my resolution for 2010 is to find a way to get people other than [livejournal.com profile] el_jefe59 to comment on my entries on a (somewhat) regular basis! :P
japanesedream_72: (loli)
Hi. Back. Miss me?

Here's a run-down of my weekend...

Got off a tad early Thurs. night, so I spent a good deal of time getting things ready, & beginning a major project (thank you, insomnia) - rearranging my videotape collection. That's still a work in progress.

Left a little later on Friday (Xmas) morning, 'cuz it was s'posed to icy-rain early on, & I wasn't about to drive on slippery roads. Fortunately, the roads were clear, & traffic wasn't a problem. The one drawback was that there was still quite a bit of snow in the road, & my mom doesn't have a driveway, so there was no parking on her street. I had to park about a block & a half away.

We sat & chatted for a bit, then opened gifts. Here are some of the goodies I got!

Hippie-Disco T-shirt )

Kanji Camo )

Boop Boop Be Doop )

Someone will be very jealous of this one... )

And the rest! )

Additional gifts included a pink Snuggie (I got one, my mom got one, Mattie's girlfriend, Bridget, got one, & Danielle got one - plus, the twins got zebra-striped ones...can you say 'slumber party'?), electric blanket, travel-size flat-iron, little light-up teddy bear with flowers that plays "Fur Elise", another shirt (http://pics.livejournal.com/japanesedream/pic/0002ad1g/), & a pair of black jeans. Whew! I think that's everything.

Had lots of yummy food for dinner/dessert & watched bucket-loads of movies & junk. I'd brought a few 'holiday horror' videos with me, so we gawked at "Don't Open 'Till Xmas" & "Silent Night, Bloody Night". Flitted around on tv for a bit, catching pieces of "A Christmas Story" (naturally), & some other stuff I can't remember right now.

There are a few more details from Friday that I must omit, because they're VERY adult. I'll do a separate, Friends-Only post for that. But it's quite humourous!

I think we clunked out pretty early Friday night; Saturday was a bit more memorable. Mark, Danielle, & Anthony were set to come that day, so we had Xmas again!

The gang's all here! )

More prezzies! )

Oh yeah, & Bridget gave us all lottery tickets! My mom & Johnathan each won $2. ^_^

I'm kinda tired, as this has taken me AGES to put up 'cuz it's Mercury Retrograde & nothing will load the way it should (I thought embedding from the LJ scrapbook would be easier/faster than Photobucket, but I keep getting server errors). Stay tuned, I'll finish this soon!
japanesedream_72: (Default)
Erin Go Bragh )

For the rest of you...

More reviews, as promised... )

Sorry there isn't much posting as far as my life or thoughts or whatever. I'm just really dead from work. It's getting better, but it's still very fast-paced & I'm trying very hard to keep up with everything. At least I get to play with models a couple days a week. ^_^

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