Friday, August 16, 2002

So how's the David? I suppose I'm fine.

This morning I went out around 11:30 to apply for a job at a new Target opening up in my area. Oh my freakin' gosh, you should have seen the line! It was ludicrous I tell you! It sure was a sign of the bad economic times. The interviews were supposed to start at 12:00 and I did get there a half hour early, but I had to line up behind... I don't know... fifty to a hundred people (too lazy to make a good estimate). I kid you not. Anyway, I was stuck in that line for a while. "A while" being about two and a half hours. -_- And during most of that time, I was stuck out in the sun. Now it wasn't exactly harsh, but try standing out in any sun for two and a half hours. Yah, I was pretty peeved by the time I got through it. And when I did finally get to the front to turn in my application, they told me that they were only interviewing people with open hours today. Because I'm only intending to work weekends, they told me that they'll call me back in a week or two. Bah! Although, by that time I really didn't care anymore. I just wanted out of there. Agh.... =(

At home, friends came over. We did stuff. We had fun. There was karaoke, music videos, video games, and popcorn. How could we not have fun? ^_^ It was actually a "going away" party for my friend Kiki. We didn't have any other house to do it at, so I volunteered my house. Eh... I hoped everyone had fun. ^_^;

I think I'll go off on a ranting tangent here. I haven't really done that in a while. ^_^

Female anatomy. More specifically, representation of the female anatomy. It seems to me that I always hear women crying about the "incorrect" representation of the female anatomy. "Make the breasts and hips smaller!" "Make her less slim!" And I always hear them complain about this is all eye-candy for men. Well that's just a bunch of crap. If you really think about it, would you really want to see a "realistic" model? I didn't think so. To put it bluntly, people like to see idealized people. People don't want to see the average woman modeling attire. No, they want to see someone who looks good in the attire. And the argument that it's all eye-candy for men is bull too. Sure, much of it is because of men, but look around a bit. If you actually look around, most of these images of the "perfect" woman come from womens' magazines and other such literature. So anyway... those are my thoughts. Oh, and don't ask why I went off on this tangent. ^_^;

Posted by Tsubasa @ 11:35 PM PST [Link]

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Ah... more days pass... and I'm feeling... a lot better.

Today I went back to the wisdom teeth doctor guy for a post surgery visit thing. He basically looked to see if everything was alright and give me a plastic syringe-thing to squirt water at the back of my mouth to clean it better. Pretty boring and uneventful, but at least I got to drive there. I haven't been out on the roads since... what was it...? Saturday? So yah... I kinda missed being behind the wheel. As for the visit itself, he told me that everything is in order and there's nothing wrong. Woo.

I finished Metal Gear Solid 2! Wow... now that's a good story. Once you go towards the end, you're hit with so much stuff. I kinda found it hard to digest it all considering how quickly they give it to you. It's not even like it's a definative truth either! You have one character tell you the "truth," only to have another character tell you the "real truth" over and over. It's hard keeping track of just what each person knows. Well... anyway... it's a good game. ^_^

Finished watching Happy Lesson for the third time. ^_^ Now I think I'll take a break from it for a while as I watch To Heart over again. I think a nice warm and sweet series is what I need right now. And you can't get much more warm and sweet than To Heart. ^_^ MULTI!!! ^_^

I'm eating more! ^_^ I was kinda worrying myself these last two, three months because I haven't been eating as much as I used to. It was strange. There was no good reason why either. Oh well... at least now I'm getting back an appetite. That makes me feel better. Not that I was in danger of malnutrition or anything... it just feels right when I eat more. ^_^

Heh... I don't know why, but I'm feeling a lot less indifferent right about now. I didn't think it would happen, but I'm actually feeling slightly jolly. Don't ask me why. Maybe it's the Happy Lesson. Maybe it's the food. Maybe it's a combination of all the anime, games, and food. I seriously don't know. Heh... I noticed just how often I say "I don't know...." Heh heh.... ^_^

Wow... the co-director of FanimeCon Live Programming Division e-mailed me. Wow... I didn't expect that one. Apparently they found me through Danny's. Anyway, he contacted me about pre-reg for Fanime 03. I already kinda knew that they were doing pre-reg, but it's nice that someone actually found me and told me about it personally. ^_^ I'm definately pre-regging. Of course, I'm waiting til September 30 because I've made it a tradition to pre-reg on the last day of $30 pre-reg. ^_^ I've been doing it for two years and I'm not about to stop now. It's just kinda fun going out there to the post office to get it postmarked the final day. ^_^

Yo, new layouts? Slick. ^_^ The PB one isn't bad, but I gotta hand it to you for the SephNET one. You're right, it is different. I'm sure there will be plenty of people who won't like it, but I think it's fabulous. Such innovation. I give you a hand my man. ^_^

Posted by Tsubasa @ 08:38 PM PST [Link]

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Well... I think I spoke too soon yesterday. -_-; I now experience pain. I was fine last night, but as soon as I woke up BANG! Pain. It's just like being sore. You don't feel it til the next day. -_-; Well... honestly, it isn't all that bad. I can put up with it. As I always like to say: pain builds character. Unless it's horrendous pain, I just endure it. My mom doesn't even know that I'm experiencing any pain. I'm hiding it from her. It'll go away soon enough.

Even though I happened to use ice packs all day yesterday, today I woke up to find that my cheeks were swelling. Gwar! Granted, it's not that bad. They only look ever so slightly puffier than usual, so it's not much of a difference. It's just annoying though.

Been spending my time playing more MGS2. Woo! Good game. I'm desensitized by now. I'm not paranoid anymore. Yay.

Heh... Happy Lesson has engrossed my life. I've already watched it in its entirety twice and yet I still have the desire to watch it again. Looking at it objectively, there is nothing that makes this series stand out from other anime series, but regardless, I just can't get enough of it. I've just fallen in love with this series of a young man and his five young mothers. It's really amuzing and touching. Anyway, I think I'll be off to watch it a third time.... ^_^;;

Posted by Tsubasa @ 09:24 PM PST [Link]

Monday, August 12, 2002

Hey folks! Yep, I'm back already. Amazing, eh? I really didn't expect to be back this soon, but whatever. I'm fine and fully functional now, so making this entry is nothing.

As you can probably assume, the surgery went smoothly. It's great how they put you to sleep, so you really don't have to know what they're doing or how long they're doing it. Granted, it was only a one hour operation, but it would have felt like forever if I was awake. Anyway, after waking up from the surgery, I was delightfully surprised to find out that I wasn't completely out of it. Actually, I was somewhat aware of my surroundings. Unfortunately, my body wasn't exactly functioning too well. I walked wobbly and otherwise had trouble controlling my limbs and such. My parents took me home, where I went to sleep for about two hours. When I woke up, I was feeling pretty good. By then I was pretty normal again, aside from some residual numbness and bleeding of the mouth. So yah... of course by now I'm just fine. I'm not bleeding anymore and the pain is minute. I'm glad things turned out the way they did. Being drugged for a few days wasn't exactly one of the things on my to do list. Unfortunately, although my mouth's pretty good to go, my mom's telling me that I won't be able to eat normally for a few days. Gwar! I want some real food. She's been feeding me porridge throughout the day, which honestly isn't all that bad, but isn't exactly a nice slab of meat either. ^_^ Oh well... I'll tough it out for a while. Besides, I can always sneak something behind my mom's back every once in a while. ^_^

Oh, interesting fact: this is my first surgery. Yes, believe it or not, I've never had surgery before. There was this one time when I was really little when I hit my nose on the edge of a table and had to get stitches, but never a real surgery. What do I have to say about them? I just hope any other surgery I have goes as smooth as this one. I was knocked out for the entire operation, so I didn't have to see or know anything. Now that's how a surgery should be. Oh, and one other thing about me never having surgery before: I don't know my blood type. I've asked my doctor to test my blood type before, but he said that he wouldn't do it. He said that that's only done before surgery, so that they know what blood type to use. It sucks though. I want to know! I'm pretty sure that I'm type A, but I can not be completely sure. I am so~ an A-type person I tell you.

So you know how I just mentioned that I got a e-mail with the Klez virus (thanks again Norton Antivirus)? Well I think I just got another today. I didn't open the attachment to check, but I think it was a pretty safe assumption. It was one of those wrong address e-mails. You know, the kind that get sent back to you when you e-mail to a non-existant address? Yah, one of those. It was something about a new game I supposedly created. Well, for one thing, I don't program outside of HTML. I used to program for TI calculators too, but that's getting off the topic. ^_^; Anyway, it was 125k, which just screams "virus" to me. Come on, like any game is 125k these days. Even those little puny games are at least a meg or more. I did the right thing in deleting it. Oh, as for yesterday's e-mail, I would gladly give you peoples the subject of the e-mail, but I can't seem to remember. It was attached with an e-mail with an image of a shoreline though, so yah....

Hey folks, I'm looking for a good arcade stick for the PSX/PS2 right now. I already know which one I want, but it seems that it's pretty hard to find, considering how it's been out of production for a while. Can anyone help me find it? I'm looking for the old Namco Tekken Stick. You wouldn't believe how hard these are to find. And to think, I've heard stories of huge stacks of them at Walmart back in the day for $15. *sigh* So if anyone can help me here, I would really appreciate it. I need to get it before SCII's released. ^_^

Darn you. You don't have to go through with an operation, eh? Well I guess that's just your luck. Oh, thanks for the "good luck." I'm fine. ^_^

Posted by Tsubasa @ 10:03 PM PST [Link]

I'm about to go now. In about an hour, I'll be in surgery to get my wisdom teeth removed. Yep. At least it's finally happening. I hear that incoming wisdom teeth can be painful. Well... mine don't exactly bring me any pain, but it's still nice to get them out before they kinda grow into other teeth and otherwise cause my straight somewhat-thousand-braced teeth to be disfigured. Anyway... as for surgery, I hear that it's actualy a fairly simple procedure. I hear that it won't even take that long. Unfortunately, I could feel kinda woosy for three days. That sucks. Just when you get a break from everything for a few days, you can't enjoy it. =( Apparently though, some people don't experience any woosiness at all following surgery. I'm hoping for that kind of thing to happen to me. I want to enjoy my time... or at least be able to enjoy my time at the least. Well... I guess that's all for now. I'll be back soon... I hope....

Posted by Tsubasa @ 07:41 AM PST [Link]

Sunday, August 11, 2002

Oh my gosh. I got two really big scares today. *sigh*

First, this morning I was looking through my e-mail when I saw an interesting one from someone I didn't know. You see, my e-mail has not really gotten around to all those spammers quite yet, so I usually only get things from my friends. With this assumption, I opened the e-mail to find that there was an attachment. Alright... so I opened it. Then all of a sudden, Norton Antivirus pops up and tells me that the file's infected with the Klez virus! I'd been hearing that it's getting around, but I never thought that it'd reach me. Thankfully, I have an up-to-date Antivirus so it ceased the open function right there. *sigh of relief* That was a close one. I honestly didn't think that that'd happen. I don't get viruses. I've been computing for years and not once have I gotten a virus. Whenever there's a new virus going around, it never seems to reach me. I guess there's a first time for everything, eh? Oh well... Yuuhi's fine. I'm happy.

Later, I was heading out to Golfland because I just happened to go out to buy my lunch and I wanted to pop by for a while. On the way there, I was just driving peacefully when I saw two squirels on the side of the road. One of them ran right in front of my car! I was going about fourty and by that time, I had no time to even swerve out of the way. I just hoped for the best. Luckly I went by and I didn't feel any bumps. When I looked back, I didn't see a dead squirel in the road. *sigh of relief* Geez... I never want to kill any animal unless it's for the purposes of eating or survival. They deserve to live just as much as we humans do. Besides, being roadkill isn't exactly a dignified way to die. Oh yah... about the whole Golfland thing... it kinda wasn't open at the time. (11 something) It opens at 12. No SCII for me today. =( This marks the first day since Monday that I haven't gone to MGL. ^_^;

It doesn't help that I just started Metal Gear Solid 2. Dang... it's a good game, but I forgot what exactly the first game did to me. Whenever I play MGS, I'm constantly on edge. I can't help it. I'm paranoid. I always have the feeling that I'm going to be spotted or something. I get pretty tense sometimes. It takes a lot out of me. I was just playing a while ago and now I just stopped playing to make an entry. I think I might not play anymore for the rest of the night. *sigh*

My uncle just got back from a trip to Vietnam, Taiwan, and Singapore. As a souvenier, he got me some spiffy earphones. They're the "clips-onto-the-ear" type, but you know what's so special about them? The cord! The cords that are leading to the earphones don't look like wires. They aren't covered by rubber insulation. Rather, they look like cord. There are fabric fibers surrounding the wires. It's so cool! Why don't they make these for the American market?

Hm... well this entry seems rather normal thus far. I hope I'm getting back into the logging mood. Remember when I said that I didn't really feel like writing? I honestly think that I never really recovered from that nyehness. You could probably tell by reading my entries from the past week or two, but I haven't really been into it. I've been told that my entries have sounded kinda depressive. I can assure you though, I haven't been depressed. Rather, I've been in a state of non-feeling. Usually I have more emotions running through me than I've had this last week. The only strong and constant emotion I've had is the desire to get better at SCII. Outside of that, I've had moments of belation, but that's about it. Oh, don't worry about me. I'm fine. What I find interesting is that most people I know seem to think of me being a fairly cheerful person. To tell you the truth, I'm not always cheerful. I'm probably cheerful for half of the time. The other half of the time is spent being indifferent. The reason why people think I'm always cheerful is because I always seem to be cheerful around other people. Well... that is true. I always seem to be happier around people, around my friends. They always make things a bit more fun and interesting than usual. Because of that, I seem to be a really cheery person. But whenever I'm by myself, I usually not quite as jovial. I enter a state of indifferentness. I'm existing, but feeling nothing. I suppose that might sound bad, but I don't really think so. I'm just there. It's no big deal. Well... I've babbled enough. ^_^;

Tomorrow I'm having my wisdom teeth pulled. Because of that, I might not be able to write for a little while. I hear that I can be kinda out of it for three days or so. I don't think that I'll be that out of it, but I might not be up to making an entry for a day or two. So yah...

Oh, I've been meaning to bring this up again, but I really haven't really been up to doing any kind of socialing or such for the last week. Anyway, I was assembling a crew earlier. You know, for All Aboard? Anyway, apparently things have been worked out and I now have a final crew I can work with. As it stands, here are the positions:

Captain: me
First Mate: Riku
Navigator: Shana
Cook: Gomaki
Sharpshooter: Ryoko
Lookout: Juri
Doctor: Hana

Looks like a nice crew I have here. ^_^ All we need now is a name then I can get aworkin' on a banner. Suggestions, crew? I'm still having trouble thinking of something. ^_^;

Eh... I haven't really been keeping up to date on my dailies recently, so I'll need some time to read up. If I have anything to say, I'll make a comment. If you don't have commments, I'll social sometime. Just not now. ^_^;

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My Romance Meter

Optimist 65%
35% Cynic
Close 77%
23% Distant
Long Term 82%
18% Brief
What does my romance meter read?

Posted by Tsubasa @ 10:03 PM PST [Link]

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