Oh the hardships of a day

I woke up at the crack of noon today, at least I think it was noon.  I  started off crawlin’ though as I helped out my parents with the reorganization of the upper loft and lower storage closet.  Most importantly we found my Christmas stuff, true it was 5 days after, but it was a good find.  Later it was a few hours of watching football and TV while the ‘rents  were napping.  Then dinner.

I read more of Alex Kerr’s Lost Japan this evening.  It is certainly an excellent book to read on Japan if you have any interest on Japan both traditional and modern and how one killed the other off while still letting it survive in it.  I was thinking for a while about his methodology in his research, which he seems post structuralist in his view of Japan he still seems to have some Nihonjinron in it.  I can’t tell though if he truely feels the uniqueness of Japan in some sense or rather it’s just the wording he uses.  It’s still up in the air with the judges as he seems to be riding the fence here but we’ll see.

I’m currently enjoying some “fine” red  wine I swiped from the stash downstairs.  I was about to get some that my friend had brought over the other day for the party but then I paused and thought “what if this is cheap wine like I had with her the other night.”  Once that entered my mind I grabbed a bottle of red that my mom had gotten the other day.  All I can say now is, I’m not disappointed.

The Road Home PT 2: Oh yea that’s what cold feels like

  Cold & Snow, hello again.

I’ve split this post into 2 outings so as to not make too long of a post. This is about a week old. The first part can be seen below.

Changed my mind on the redbull. Got one of those Starbucks coffee drinks.  Many of you who have known me a while probably are confused and are thinkg “but wait Don, You don’t drink coffee.” Yea well nobody’s perfect.  Frappuccino is yummy.

Now for the final leg of my journey. I’m tired now for real but I don’t know if I can actually get any sleep on this crampt jet.

The ;rents say Max & Erma’s for lunch but I dont know if I can eat much really. After al nighters my stomach is usually not that big of a food fan.  We’ll see though. Maybe it’ll be like Old School and “once it hits the lips” I’ll be good.

I seem to have forgotton the fat that my temper limit is different when I’m tired.  Ok god! Theres been no smoking on flights for over 2 decades but they keep saying it.

Sadly I must end here as my brain is to tired to formulate thoughts.

Christmas Eve

Well I find myself reading less than I planned though I should have expected it to happen this way. I feel as though the amount of time I had was not what I thought. Could just be my mismanagement of time to be honest.

I have to wrap up my presents that I have for my parents. So I’m sitting here in my room not wrapping haha. They just turned on the fireplace downstairs which has been setting the smoke detectors off again and again. Hurray is stopped.

It’s strange because while I may be on vacation it really doesn’t feel like vacation to me. This may be due to the conception of vacation being relaxing and sunny or something like that but it’s not in Ohio cause it’s well, Ohio.

OK Christmas decorating of the tree and what not is now complete.


Ok, I have been gone all weekend, I know.  Went to visit family which was fun though it’s one of those activities that’s been done in small bits. Christmas is coming and I wonder if I’m ready.

I’m lookin forward to many activities but I’m honestly looking forward to going back to Hawai’i.  I do think that this means that I finally feel at home in Honolulu.  This makes me happy, but I’m a little nervous about going back as I don’t know what will happen from here on out but I guess that makes the adventure more exciting.

I’m going to go to Athens for New Years and see some old friends which is exciting.  I don’t know what to expect really since I don’t know many people down there anymore, but as that I think this will make it a good trail run into talking to new people and act more like a active participant of the game rather than a simple observer hopin for my shot.

I’ll post Part 2 of my travel tomorrow, I have to type it up.

The Road Home PT. 1: Kickin’ it Old School

And no, not that horrible movie.  I‘m handwriting this blog entry. True I could just take out my Mac and type this but it would have the same soul. Or something like that.

I’m on an A330 now on my way to the twin cities.  I get there around 6am CST.  I’m going to be pretty tired I’ll do recon and get an energy drink to stay up due to my the hour layover.

Just finished Stardust and for a new story it hold all the strengths of fairytales of old and should be held as suck for years to come.  I’m happy economy class has video on demand now, no more suffering though shitty movies.

I think I know my thesis topic; Japan: Modern vs. Traditional.  I need Thompson’s book.  The emptying of the rural and the overcrowding of the metro.

I need to think simple.   Know now that I over complicate everything in my mind.  It’s like I take the equation 2+2 and turn it into f(x2+9yr3/π-2)em+2.  I used to think that was the way to process everything.  I’d find the answer from the book or friend.  No more over complicating stuff, at school and life.

Well it’s now midnight.  I have about 2hrs left.

Winter break is going to be more than just relaxation and fun.  I need to read.  My writing skills are sub par and I must fix that.  No more half assing this.  No more being scared of contacting people. The world is large and connections are essential to survival.

It’s time to stop playing the game on Hard Mode the first time I touch it.  I can’t turn the game difficulty down unfortunately but I can prepare myself so that the game won’t outthink me or trick me.

Writing in my blog must become a daily activity, the more practice I have the better my skills will improve.  I can’t be a “Jack of all Trades Master of none” anymore.  Master what I need and don’t worry about limited skills.

According to the map at this point in time I’m 1109km from the Twins.  That’s about 1:15 hrs.  Oh I’m above Wyoming.

This blog is Keitai friendly but I can’t post by keitai.  That’s what I need to do next.

Tunes are good for me. I need to find which works best for
•    Exercising
•    Riding
•    Studying
•    Whatever

This planes drying my nose out hard core.  I hope this is just a plan thing and not a “Welcome back to Winter, bitch” gift from Mother Nature.

I see city lights down below! Ah, decent. That means the planes going down.  Thanks airline radio, I grabbed 1 or 2 Japanese artist names I’ll have to check into later.  I hope that the Wi-fi is free at MSP, in HNL it wasn’t