Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's official now...

Now, it is official. I went to the doctor and he said I had a cold. Now I have 4 different medications to take and 2 days mandatory rest at home.
The school nurse came with me. She said that I don't eat enough and that is why I get sick. She bought me dessert. I think only in Japan I can have the conversation which is: "Oh, I don't feel well." "I'm sorry. Would you like some ice cream or cake?" "Naw, I'm good. Thanks. "But if you don't eat it you won't get better."
Seriously. It happened to me. It'll happen to you.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Oh wow. Just took my temperature and I gots a fever by Japanese standards, but I'm going into work. Don't wanna go to the hospital even though I probably should...dang it summer cold! Dang it!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I got some medicine today. I took my temperature this morning (since the nurse lent me the thermometer from the staff room) and had a temperature of 38.1C, which is when they become rather worried, so I decided it was best to get some despite my lack of liking medicine. Okay, I'll be honest. I rather enjoy the medicine that lays you out for hours on end. That medicine I can get down with. Most others, I'm not a fan of. But, the medicine is working. I feel a lot better and my head doesn't throb. That is a plus. Non-throbbing body parts are a good way to go.

My keeper came over today with food. It was good times. We talked about bad times for some of the students. The food was good. The discussion perhaps wasn't the best. But we all know that life will teach the lessons that must be learned. Perhaps too late, but that is how things go. Life has a way of working itself out.

You know what I love? When elementary school students ask me which of a group of 2-4 students are my type. It's rather surreal and one of those questions which you cannot answer...at all. ...until you make it into a joke. ...which only happens half the time.

Friday, June 26, 2009

2009.06.26, 17.32

The nurse from my school, one of my homies, yo, just called and invited me out to dinner. I tried to refuse, but I don't have the art-form of that down yet in which it leaves me without a date.

AND, I just snotted out part of my brain I think. I am not even kidding. Holy crap. I can breathe through my nose though <3

The results are in...

Apparently lack of sleep + elementary school + weakened immune system from traveling results in me getting REALLY EFFING SICK. We know that now body, let's not do this again.
Today, I attempted to take byoukyuu, sick leave. Whether it turned into sick leave or into vacation times I'm not sure...'cause I didn't go into school because I am sick. I spent most of my day at home. I have little in the way of stores of food at my place except for pasta and rice, so I did have to leave to get food. I attempted to make a beef stew thing which didn't turn out at all like that 'cause they don't have the right kind of meat and I gave up 'cause I didn't feel like making it. I did end up making a soup like thing, so it was good times. Passed out a couple of times. That was fun too. Took a bath with a "Full Alchemist"-whatever fizzy ball. That was good times too. The character toy in it watched me bath. It's cool; he's my homie. These fever patch things are great. I wonder if I can stick them in the freezer? I'm going to go try that.

Thank goodness for spell check <3

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2009.06.23 - best part

I forgot that a kid asked me if I had a girlfriend yesterday...the 23rd. He'd misspoken, but it was good times. He was speaking Japanese. I can't judge though. I do that all the time too.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Had elementary school again today. This time at Yanagiu. I go there again on Thursday...I think. I'm pretty sure I do. I have to make a crap-ton of business card like things for it. That kinda sucks 'cause I haven't done any of them. Okay, I've done about 10, but that's not enough for even one class. I gotsta get to work on that.

I finished-ish on picture for MoD. The Lara one. The other two are in varying states of not-done-ness.

This week seems to be turning out to be an experiment week...'how long can 雪莉 (that's me) survive on less that 5 hours of sleep and still be okay with elementary school students and outwit 13-15 year old boys without falling over from lack of neural stimulus' is the experiment I think. It's now past 10, and I ain't gonna be goin' to bed for awhile. I was doggedly tired this afternoon, but now I'm wired. And, no, I didn't just drink coffee. The last drink I had was a vodka coke about 2 hours ago.

My sticking plaster smells like peanut butter. I haven't eaten peanut cream (since they have no peanut butter here except in foreign goods stores) in probably over a month. I had it last with school lunch...whenever that was. Weird, eh? I wonder what's up with that. Maybe it's a sign that I should take it off...Naw. That ain't gonna fly wit' me. It's staying...until it or my finger falls off. Whichever happens first.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Today was Nishi Nakada ES. It was okay. ALL ENGLISH ALL DAY IN CLASS. It was great. I got to make fun of one teacher to her face. If she's going to treat me like a retarded 3 year old, that is what I shall do from now on. I'm too old for this crap.

I also found out that I'm going to Yanagiu tomorrow. That'll be fun. I'm not cool with missing my school damn near everyday this week. I got today, tomorrow, and Thursday. It's uncool, dudes. Uncool.

Been working on the MoD pictures. I'll hopefully be able to finish them to be able to ship them off this weekend. ...seeing as they are due by the end of this month and mine have a lot further to go than most. Oh well. They'll hopefully be done...soon.

Fighting class was nice. I talked to some different people in class today. Normally I'm not that social, but I was okay today. I'm hoping to become a little more as time goes by.

My face is really itchy. I wonder why? Sweat? Dry skin? Nerves? Some unknown disease? Potatoes?

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Let's see what I can remember...
-5th period cheering practice
-Sports Festival
-1 win in softball, 1 lose
-Tennis madness
-Track and Field
-Questions which could make a sailor blush from T&F
-10 days straight of work
-Tokyo for a day and a half
-Meeting up with my friends again!
-Gundam statue
-Love Hotel...S&M style
-Bad Gym times
-Bonding with one of my friends over bad times
-Working on commissions
-March of Dimes
-New Shoes!
-I can wear Mediums!
-Making Katherine sad
-Moeru Karada GET!

I think that about sums it up in a non-linear fashion with no explanation at all. I like it that way. I've still got to clean so much!! And finish the commissions I've got going on.
I'm thinking about hitting on someone tomorrow. We'll see how that goes. I'm foreign. I'm a freak show. I might as well. Don't judge.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Today I basically slept and ate. In the morning (and yesterday...) I just couldn't get full...at all. At least until I got to yakiniku. Then I got nauseous. Whooooo! That was fun. Not really, but it's okay. I did have fun. I have quite a bit of work to do. So, to everyone out there to whom I owe things to, I'm sorry!! I'll work on them soon!! Sorry!!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Today wasn't too bad...unless you count that my period started in second period and I had no pad with me to utilize. (hey guys, what a way to start an entry, eh? ) Other than that, it really wasn't a bad day. Not much went down. There is an enkai tonight. A 'pre-junior high school sports tournament' drinking party. It's also raining. ...and I'm kinda tired, but it should be fun...and drunken. Drunken makes most things better...except for the things that it doesn't. I can't decide if it's a good idea to attempt to bring my camera or not. I think not. I'm going with not...and I shalnt bring it. I'm also wondering if I should bring my big umbrella or my small one. I think the small one is better...
I have a feeling something interesting happened today, but I can't remember what...drat.


Just got back from the enkai. It was fun! Not too much drinking, and no second party. All in all, it was a good night. But, it was yakiniku. Tomorrow is yakiniku. I'll be so full of meat come tomorrow night. It ain't even funny. Okay, it is a little funny...

Thursday, June 4, 2009


All ready 4 days into June, eh? Amazing, ain't it? All ready June. Who would have thunk it?
Today was a pretty good day. I went to class with one of the teachers with whom I haven't had many classes with. It was good times. He likes to make jokes in class as much as I do. A girl brought him a birdie/shuttle cock today in class. He was throwing it around a little. Then, I had a GREAT idea. I went up to him and said 'we could totally play badminton with our textbooks,' and we did. It was awesome! He said that I was the strangest ALT he'd ever met, and then I said that I knew I was strange and then apologized...then did a smash shot. It was possibly the best class ever.

Fighting was good times too. About 20 minutes in I seemed to lose all energy, but it eventually came back to me.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I went to the gym FINALLY!! It was a good workout. Nothing killer, but a good one, none-the-less. Just walked on the treadmill, did a bike, and did some weights. Fighting is tomorrow - that should be killer, but AWESOME! The fighting class is going out to Yakiniku so I think I should go to class at least once before it...and because I feel so much better after it. I think if I am stressed then it is a good combatant for that.

Had fun in classes today. I also started studying for the JLPT...which I may or may not take depending on how long I actually keep up the studying...which may not last that long...But it may. Who knows. Until I remembered that I have to make a worksheet for a class, I wasn't going to bring my computer to school, but now that I remember that, I may have to bring it. Drat. If I bring it, I probably won't study. Oh well. You gotta do what you gotta do, eh? I'm so undisciplined.

Friday is also an enkai. I'm doing so much socializing. It's scary...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I bought kiwis today. It was a good day.
On a good note, I don't feel nearly as sick as I had been feeling. Yeah!! I just feel bad 'cause I haven't been exercising lately. But, I have been drawing more...kinda. Mostly finishing up half finished pictures for March of Dimes. I'm still so far behind on so much stuff!! Sorry to all those I owe stuff to!!

Monday, June 1, 2009


I don't know what Japan has done to me, but I'm not sure I like it. This time I am referring to the fact that I used to rarely get sick at all, and now I get sick every couple of months. It sucks...in plentiful amounts. I felt nauseous all of today. I'm not going to fighting because of it.
And, tomorrow I have a scheduling meeting with Nishinakada Elementary School. I'm not looking forward to it. Maybe I can make them hurry up...? Well see. If I'm feeling better tomorrow, I'll head to the gym then. If not...well poopie. We'll see...we'll see...