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21 March 2010 @ 20:48
I'm glad it's a holiday tomorrow, because I've spent so much time doing stuff this weekend, I haven't had time to get anything done.

Err... You know what I mean.

Yesterday, I went round the Edo Tokyo Tatemono En (江戸東京たてもの園), which is an outdoor museum dedicated to reconstructed/restored buildings from the Edo period to the mid-twentieth century. They had a florists from 1927, which used to be located in south Tokyo (if I remember correctly), before it was moved to the museum. Plot bunny, anyone? I have photos.

There will be a blog post, or you can just check my Twitter stream for a handful of photos. I still haven't got the post about fire-walking done. I did one for the JSOC blog matsuri instead, writing about fox haiku for the youkai theme. My dissertation for my degree was on more-or-less the same topic as haiku are a microcosm of everything that can go wrong (or right) in a translation, but I think I prefer my blog post. :)

The Fox and the Haiku

Speaking of writing, I entered my NCAA bracket for Nathan Bransford's Blog Challenge. You get a free partial critique from him if you win. From the very first day, I've been hovering between first and second place on the leaderboard but KANSAS HAVE RUINED THAT DAMMIT. I had them picked as winners of the entire thing, but they've just gone and busted my bracket. I'm still in second place, but it can't last because having picked that team will make a bigger and bigger difference the longer the tournament goes on.

Anyway, last night I went to Club Walpurgis (goth all-nighter) and ended up having a conversation at 5am with a drunk guy about the 1812 overture and which was the best piece from The Planet Suite. I said Jupiter, he said Mars. We argued amiably. Then he started pinching the half-naked (male) DJ's nipples. S'okay, they're friends.

As usual, there was a butoh dance performance from Taizo. Love that stuff, don't know why.

However, when I got out of the club, it was raining and will pretty hefty winds. As it got lighter while we were walking home, I could see bins tossed across the road, branches on the pavement, and a ton of fallen dekopon down the back-alleys. Looks like Tokyo had a severe storm, but we didn't even notice.

Need to figure out birthday plans. Is anyone interested in doing anything? Right now, I'm thinking of maybe going to a theme restaurant and then to a screening of Alice in Wonderland (or some other film). Or we could all stay at home and drink and watch movies. It depends though... is anyone even available and interested?

Finally, I'm really looking forward to Wrestlemania 26. Don't know why anime and WWE fandoms don't mix... This is the shoujo live-action you've been searching for, guys! I'm looking forward to The Undertaker versus Shawn Michaels match. Undertaker's winning streak at this event is almost sacred, but if anyone can do it, it's Michaels. I really hope he gets it.

Of course, also looking forward to the Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase Triple Threat Match. I ship it. All of it.
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on 21st March 2010 11:51 (UTC)
When is your birthday party? I love birthday parties!
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st March 2010 12:24 (UTC)
I don't really know, it depends when people can come. I think people are having an Easter meal on April 4th, so not then. Maybe the week afterwards.
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: gay cartoon porn cups runneth overdilettantka on 21st March 2010 13:34 (UTC)
I want to celebrate! (Can it be after April 10th though? Because I am very very poor ^^)

Alice screening would be fun for me as I haven't seen it yet... theme restaurants are fun, too :) (isn't there an Alice one?)

Williamgenkischuldich on 22nd March 2010 04:43 (UTC)
Okay, sure. I need to find out when everyone's available. I don't think Alice is out yet anyway. I'm not sure about an Alice restaurant, I think a gothic restaurant or something like that would be nice. idk.

Btw, when are Airmyu and Kuromyu?
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on 23rd March 2010 14:26 (UTC)
I only know the Vampire place...

ahhhh I don't know where my tickets are. didn't I give you the Air Gear ticket already? I'm sure I emailed you all the details!
Williamgenkischuldich on 24th March 2010 11:40 (UTC)
I don't think you gave me the ticket. I think we joked about me not giving you the money so you would remember you hadn't given me the ticket. Maybe. Can you check?

Okay, I'll have a look. Thanks. :)
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on 27th March 2010 00:38 (UTC)
Air Gear - I have two tickets for opening night, Friday April 9th, doors open at 6, show starts at 7. (Seinen shitkan)
And according to my planner you are going with me that night. XD So I guess that ticket is yours!
6800 yen

Kuromyu - I am only going once, with you :) and I have both tickets as well. Friday, May 7th, doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7. Akasaka Act Theater.
6300 yen (not including fees, these were bought via eplus. total at top is 14200 yen, so you owe me 7100 yen for this one)

..................I thought you had paid me for one of these, though. Pretty sure it was Air Gear since I know I picked those up first. Do you remember? (I NEED TO WRITE THIS DOWN TOO LOL) Pretty sure you hadn't paid me yet for Kuromyu.
piperindirect on 21st March 2010 13:43 (UTC)
Ahaha a lot of people had Kansas picked as an upset, then my UNI Panthers went and messed it all up. We're mighty proud of them around here.
Williamgenkischuldich on 22nd March 2010 04:44 (UTC)
...People knew Kansas would lose? Why didn't anyone tell ME? Mind you, I was only looking at stats. I know very, very little about basketball. :)
piperindirect on 23rd March 2010 23:13 (UTC)
Oh no, people thought Kansas would kick UNI's butt. UNI has surprised everyone lately.
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 24th March 2010 13:21 (UTC)
Birthday plans are good! April 4th is Easter dinner at my place, but any other time (apart from this weekend) is good for me. ^_^
Williamgenkischuldich on 24th March 2010 14:00 (UTC)
It will probably be some time after April 10th. Trying to think of something to do. Maybe it will be a good time for a picnic?