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December 24, 2008 by momijiki
Happy Holidays everyone!
December 15, 2008 by momijiki
This is inspired by Boudica's list of what have you done.  Tova mentioned that she had a lot of other cool things that weren't on the list that were pretty cool.  I know there are a lot of interesting people here on JU, so come on!  What have YOU done?  Share! It doesn't have to be ten.  It could be more or less.   1.  got married in Hawaii 2. got my blackbelt in jujitsu (included practical test and essay written in Japanese) 3. been in some...
December 11, 2008 by momijiki
It's been a really long time since I blogged here.  I just posted an article about my trip to Thailand.  It was a pretty long blog but doesn't go into a lot of detail about other stuff I've been doing. The last couple months have been crazy busy.  I went home for almost three weeks at the end of October and beginning of November.  It was great to be in Calgary and to see family and to attend the 2008 World Fantasy Conference.  I was really lucky it was being held in m...
June 9, 2008 by momijiki
I recently wrote an article titled, "Self-Learning is Hard".  I am still doing on-line tutorials.  I just finished one about Adobe Illustrator for web and now I'm working on Photoshop for Web.  I am learning a lot.  I just upgraded from Photoshop Elements to CS3 and it's a huge leap.  I was not too bad with Elements but I'm really learning a lot now.  I'm also getting to the point where I don't have to repeat things as much because there is some repetition.  Al...
May 10, 2008 by momijiki
When this event happened, my puppy was actually a full grown dog.  Sadly, she's long since passed away. This dog was a femaie Sheltie named Boots. She was a fairly interesting animal.  She'd originally been picked up by another family but returned when she didn't clear a vet check that discovered she had a heart murmur--probably a hole in her heart.  As the breeder knew we were looking for a dog, she called my family and asked if we'd be willing to take her on and give her a...
February 12, 2008 by momijiki
February 12, 2008 by momijiki
Loca responded to my blog about cheesy songs and she mentioned a cheese form I haven't thought of in a long timeLink--the party cheese ball. My mom has the best recipe for cheeseballs ever. I think it's from the Best of Bridge cookbook but I'm not sure. Mom's cheeseball is home made and covered in crushed walnuts. It is cheesy, creamy, spicy and spreadable on a cracker. I fell in cheesy love at first bite. When I moved to Vancouver to go to university I would get a craving for some comf...
February 11, 2008 by momijiki
On Saturday, Sunday (Feb 10), looked to be cold snowy and chilly. I had a mission-- I was going to try out a new camera (Mamiya 6) and take some photos of plum blossoms in the snow. The day itself started out with snow but it was warm and sunny and by noon the snow was a distant memory except in dark, shadowy places. A late start meant that any hope of snowy blossoms had already melted away. Then I realized that in order to take the picture I visualized I needed a macro lens and I didn't ...
February 5, 2008 by momijiki
Your Score: War Mage You scored 7 Combat, 4 Social, 8 Strategy and 7 Magic! Direct combat, Loner, Brute, Magic. You're the War Mage. Armed with swords, chain mail, AND fire bolts, you have an arsenal at your disposal. You don't need much help when you're so versatile and quite straightforward on the battlefield. What more can be said? You've got it all except for people on your squad, but they'd just hold you back anyways. Link:...
January 7, 2008 by momijiki
There is another woman who has the same name as me. She is an academic, who interesting enough, writes papers about being Japanese American or mixed marriages or something. In a weird way, there are some superficial parallels to our lives. Kind of strange for someone whom I have never met. Today, I think I got an email that was meant for her. I replied to the email letting the person know the wrong recipient had gotten the mail. It wasn't a juicy, gossipy mail. I don't know if I'm dis...
January 5, 2008 by momijiki
There are certain things that I am embarrassed to find funny. Things that I generally don't tell people. I'm a semi-closet goofball. When people first meet me the assume that I'm quiet, easy going and laid back. Then they get to know me. Or rather, I get to know them well enough to find out if I can turn off the little editor. Here is the list of things I'm embarrassed to find funny: 1. The time my mom stood on a chair with wheels to check the gas meter, fell down the front of the bo...
December 30, 2007 by momijiki
Last night there was an end of the year special on TV in Japan on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting Service?). It was Bingo! You could play along by going to the internet on the phone (I think you had to use Softbank as a provider), go to the menu list, select TBS and register for the bingo. After you registered, you got a card and as the balls came out, you blackened the numbers. Each time you got a number, it sent a signal out and registered if you had bingo or not. A lottery was done from the pe...
October 27, 2007 by momijiki
I started this article a while ago but then I accidentally zipped it off the screen. Hopefully, this article will make it to the post. Actually, I'm writing this as I watch game 3 of the World Series. I've been following the Red Sox for most of the year. Big news number 1: my husband and I bought a house. It's not too far from the apartment we were living in. It's one of a bunch of houses built by the same architect/dsigner. It's not a big house compared to what one could own back h...
August 17, 2007 by momijiki
May 16, 2007 by momijiki
This doesn't happen every day, but once in a while an old (I'm guessing 70ish +) feels compelled to tell me that I'm being rude. My offenses so far have been crossing my legs while sitting on the train; having my cell phone on in the train; sitting in the section for pregnant ladies, old people or injured people. Today, my back was KILLING me. I didn't have a broken leg but I usually opt to not sit in that section just out of respect. But I actually kind of felt like I was going to barf ...