April 7, 2000
now I'm feeling: Amazingly relieved and extremely
tired (I'll explain later)
Right now I'm listening
to: Utada Hikaru-- another great J-Pop artist
These days I'm still
Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. A kick-ass fantasy
novel, and The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan.
of the Day:
"If you do not know your own identity, who
is going to identify you?"
-- Thomas Merton
Time is Good for Pizza!
At least that's what
I tell myself! It's about 12 midnight and I just pulled a
steaming hot sausage and pepperoni pizza from my microwave
convection oven. Ahhh... smells good doesn't it? As hard as
it is to find decent frozen pizza over here, Izumiya carries
these little gems for a measely $3.50. Sprinkle some frozen
sausage (which incidentally looks like Kibble) on top
and you've got gormet eatin' in 15 minutes. Though I think
my stomach will launch a rebellion soon, I've been eating
that greasy pizza for three days in a row.
Today was the first
day in a long time that was a decent day to do clothes. I
went to Izumiya to buy more clothes hangers, even. Haven't
washed clothes in so long that I ran out. Been wearing mis-matching
socks for days. I opened the curtains of my room this morning
(about 12:30 when I rolled out of bed) and was blinded
by sunlight. After my eyes adjusted, I saw cherry blossoms!
Cherry blossoms!! I couldn't believe it! Spring
is finally here. Ahhh. The temperature gets warmer and the
weather more bearable, but the true herald to spring is the
sakura, cherry blossoms. I wish all the streets
back home had cherry blossoms lining them. The bum thing about
cherry blossoms is that they only last a week or two then
fall off. Hanami, cherry blosssom viewing parties,
are held everywhere by the Japanese and it's a very big deal
for them. Can't wait to take my camera out when they're in
full-bloom, they really are quite a sight and I will miss
them tons when time comes for me to head back to America.
I wonder if they'd grow anywhere? Hmmmm. I heard they have
them in DC, but will they grow in So. Cal? Let's find out,
experimenting with two programs I downloaded off the web,
Macromedia Fireworks and Dreamweaver. I've been
playing around with HTML page layers. I never knew HTML pages
could have layers!! If you haven't found the
hidden layer yet, you don't wander around with your mouse
enough! I gots some wild ideas for my front page which include
layers. Those two programs are very powerful. Check
'em out if yer inclined.