Well, my Dad and brother finally left yesterday after the Week of Extreme Sightseeing Japan XTREME. (!!!)
I need a vacation.
I also decided to stay on next year after much Recontracting and Career Angst. (/drama)
It was really good to see Dad and Brother again, but tiring and stressful having to be tourguide/translator girl. Luckily Boy took over when we visited Tokyo. ::pats Boy:: But it turns out that we left the kotatsu turned on for the whole like 2 days we were in Tokyo. My mother's voice is *screaming* in my head about fire. ::lifts up the futon to look for sparks on the tatami in paranoia:: With all the heating that's been going on with all the rooms in use plus the kotatsu marathon, I don't think I really wanna see my power bill. Sigh. The apartment was SO CLEAN right before they came. You have no idea. It was beautiful. Maybe I'll get the energy one of these days to restore it to its Former Glory. ::flops in front of laptop::
Today, the day after they left, it started snowing, and I've come down with an awful cold. Joy. At least it didn't happen when I was gallivanting around the country. ::sniffs::
Dad and Brother seemed to enjoy the Xtreme Sightseeing X-eXtrEME (I just automatically say that in my bad-fighter-game-narration voice. Huh.) but they also apparently came to Japan for the express purpose of watching American TV. Just like me!! Between the laptop, the portable DVD player they brought, and the television it was like a media cafe.
I had given Season 1 of Rescue Me to Dad for Christmas, but it was 13-year-old Brother who really got hooked on it and demanded to see all of the second season OMG RIGHT NOW DOWNLOAD FASTER. I wasn't surprised at his fanboy power, because he's really into D&D and LotR, etc. I was surprised a little that he liked *Rescue Me*, and I think he'll get more out of it when he's older. But yay.
Dad was happy madly devouring my Season 3/4 Due South DVDs. I don't know when *he* turned into a fanboy. o.O
::wins at pimpage::
I really need to get my burning organized, do my Jump Street picspam posts (::beats down pretty pretty Jump Street vidbunnies::), and start vidding the Methos vids (not yet
, Blair, geez... go read a book or something). And then there is the Persuaders vid. And all those Due South vids. And Gundam Wing. And, hello, vidbunnies for fandoms I HAVEN'T SEEN THE SOURCE FOR.
Ooo, I was just reading about the grammatical construction of the above capitalized phrase and Dryden and ::waves hand:: stuff on wiki and - it was really interesting. ::nods earnestly::
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To stop this reading actual pages business from ever happening again, I have a newfound desire for a portable device. I hesitate to say PDA, but I like the slate design. I've been looking at the LifeDrive
but 4 or even 6 gigs just doesn't seem like enough for all the fics and music I want to access. I basically want something that can access Wireless, can open .mht (A MUST), .html, .doc, .txt, and music (and picture) files, store all my stuff (about 12 gigs of music and docs), and not need recharging for about a day. It would be cool if it could also store and play vids (zip files!). Sure I could probably pare the amount down to 4 or 6 gigs, but I don't want
I've been looking at portable media devices too, and they have plenty of *space* but I dunno. Nothing seems *right* for my needs. Am I the only one that wants to listen to lots of music and read lots of stories? (Oooo, *ebooks*.)
Does anyone have any suggestions? Technophiles? Rich people? Bueller?
On a more victorious technological note, I did find a denshijisho in Tokyo which is like Boy's where you can write the kanji in directly with a stylus. It only cost about Y11300.
::gets a +5 on kanji ability... once I get it out of the box::
(Note to self: look up em dash and ellipsis spacing and usage. Grammar is *fun*!)
--------( X-posted to ds_ficfinders )