Monday, August 31, 2009

Cheeseburger, No Burger

Amsterdam 2007
Why can I order a cheeseburger, no burger, in Japan without any problems, but can't do so here? The other night, I went to McDonald's to make such an order, yet they succeeded in messing it up. I got home, opened up my cheese"burger"- with a meat patty! I was so disappointed. I had to throw it out. I guess I'm misunderstood in America.

Hayley Jean and I spent the evening together. I love that girl. We've known each other since high school and are the best of friends. Apparently, she doesn't support me in all of my choices. But I respect that. She loves me unconditionally.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Do you have Grey Goose? A question I no longer need to ask.


I just watched the Season 5 finale of Grey's Anatomy and cried like a baby. I think Cali thinks there is something seriously wrong with me. I've worried her... Oh goodness... I need to get myself together...

I had a phone interview the other day, which went swimmingly well. Now I have an on-sight interview scheduled for next week. I know this will be a competitive position to fight for, so we'll see how I do. I hate interviews.

I'm excited for this weekend! Although, technically, my weekend started last night....

Monday, August 24, 2009

What a Bust!

Shibuya Crossing
World's Largest Intersection
Tokyo, Japan

Don't see District 9. I hated it. And the three people sitting next to me felt the same; they walked out about half-way through it. The funniest part was, after the movie, my sister was walking out of the theatre, with people all around, and shouted, "That movie was SO STUPID!" I thought it was hilarious! I agreed with her, but I don't think other people did. In fact, before seeing this movie, I heard good reviews about it. And maybe you've seen it and liked it. But it just wasn't my cup of tea.

My sister, Lizzy, left late last night and it isn't the same without her here. I miss her already. She usually woke me up every morning- in very annoying ways-but I miss that. I just miss hanging out with her.

Today is Monday and everyone is back at school/work. I'll be watching Grey's Anatomy and eating taco rice (I can make it now)! Not the same as King Taco, but still delicious! Ahhh, I miss Nicole.

I'm working on getting a job right now, but the director and I are currently playing phone tag. We'll see if that progresses.....

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Cell Phone

Finally! This girl has a new cell phone and a new number! I feel connected to the world again. :)

My sister leaves tonight for North Carolina. I don't know what it'll be like without her, considering she's been here since I have. I don't want her to leave. :(

Today, the family is having lunch together (everyone except my Mom- she's working her usual Sunday hospital shift). Four Peaks! Then we're gonna see a movie! I haven't been to a movie theatre in over a year! This is exciting for me......

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I can't do that anymore, I no longer live in Japan!


So tonight, I drove down the wrong side of the road. It was a scary thing. I didn't even realize it til a car was coming straight at me! Then I thought, "Oooohhhh, ssshhhhhiitttt!!!" And I couldn't just drive to the other side of the road, due to a large median. So, I had to back the fuck up, from where I originally came from, and get myself together! I really hope I never do that again. I need to be a little bit smarter.

I'm still on Japan time. This past week, I've been going to bed around 8am and waking up around 4 or 5pm. It's really awful. No matter how hard I try, I can't re-adjust. Maybe I should change my watch back to Arizona time. I think that would be a good step.

Other than my reverse culture-shock, everything is going great! I have a comfortable bed to sleep in, a clothes dryer and a bath tub. However, a lot has changed since I've been gone. So I am trying to deal with that.

I do miss Nicole and some of my students- like Chisa.
Change is a difficult thing for me.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

If It Kills Me

I love this dance. I love that Travis Wall choreographed it and that my favorite dancer, Jeanine Mason, is part of it.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm HOME!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll post more pics and updates later. As of now, my neck is still out from Saturday night. I pinched a nerve in my neck/back. I've been in bed these past two days. But it was so, so wonderful seeing my beautiful friends again! I have missed YOU ALL!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lost in Tokyo

Tonight, I decided to go out by myself and explore the city a bit. Bad idea. Bad, bad idea. And of course, I felt confident enough to go out without bringing any maps/directions with me. Long story short, I had no clue how to return to the hostel and even forgot the name of the station I needed to go to. If there weren't 183 trains/subways, and if I weren't surrounded by Japanese speakers, the situation would have been easier. However, I was so clueless and really thought I would never make it back. Fortunately, this one Japanese man helped me out a whole, whole lot. He spoke English and could probably read how stressed and confused I was all over my face. I don't know what I would have done without that man.
I just found out that I accidentally went to Shinagawa, when I meant to go to Shibuya. Then I mistook Asakusa (the station I needed to return to), for a name I made up called, Asakuchi. That was not a fun experience. However, my hostel friends thought it was funny. Not funny, friends. Not funny.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Drunk in Tokyo

I am drunk in Tokyo. I am with a twin of an old friend. I miss Nicole. She is in Okinawa. Life is weird. Is this all really happening? I really, really miss her. A lot.
ps. I think I accidentally ate chicken today. Let's not talk about it. I also got lost for about an hour for a place that was only one minute away from where I was originally located. Let's not talk about that either.