Sorry, folks, but it has been difficult to find internet!
We are here, in Japan, and so far we aren’t surprised by our sudden jump in awesomeness upon entering the country.
Many, many more details to come soon. I should have time to post a proper blog soon, after we finish getting things set up at our apartment and such.
One quick note: I’d like to suggest that we start a religion that worships the air conditioner. If you were in Miyazaki, you’d probably join. Seriously, this thing is saving my life. You know those “jungle” exhibits at zoos that are super humid and such? Yeah, it’s like we live in one. With the bugs and everything! Oh, there was a little green jungle frog on a vending machine by our house yesterday! It was so cute!
Wow, that was a long addendum. I’m just glad I remember how to speak English!
See y’all soon!
We fly out at 2ish PM tomorrow (Saturday).
Things on my mind right now:
I just sat here trying to organize my thoughts enough to explain them. No dice.
Mostly, I am just hoping that I can make it to Tokyo and through immigration in one piece. I should be able to blog from the hotel tomorrow…er…Sunday/Saturday…I don’t know when. It will be in around 30ish hours, if I can get online.
I shall blog again when I am in JAPAN!
^that was the plane taking off.
(aaaand fade to black with the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme…)
My only computer, a laptop, crashed right as I was getting ready to post another blog. That’s why it has been forever since I posted anything.
“Oh, you actually need me for something other than Facebook now? I’m going to crash, if that’s okay with you.”
I’m pretty sure I pressed that restore key out of anger and more than a little sense of urgency, but what’s done is done. I lost quite a bit in the process, but most of it was in the cloud anyway. Phew. Thank goodness for the cloud.
Oh, speaking of the cloud- wait, no…I don’t have time to discuss Google+ right now.
…except to say that I love it.
Okay, moving on:
I mean, I expected things to be quite insane before I left, but I doubt that anyone is ever quite ready for so many goodbyes. I’ve spent a good amount of time lately doing preparatory things, and the other hours have been spent sleeping and saying farewell to friends, family, and inanimate objects.
I’ve said goodbye so many times lately that I find myself becoming emotional at almost every juncture. One such occasion was having to shave my goatee.
Looking professional means giving up a friend.
As many of you know, we are moving to Japan in three weeks.
For those of you who didn’t know that, please stand in front of a mirror and slap yourself abruptly with the palm of your hand. Then, go back and read the rest of this blog.
Anyway, we are packing up our stuff this week because we’ll be leaving our apartment on Sunday and traveling around, nomad style, to various goodbye destinations on our Farewell Tour.
Packing to move to another country is rather daunting. You realize several things about material possessions.
For instance, I have learned the following lesson about keeping things that seem sentimental at the time…
I came to this revelation through about 1500 iterations of the following scenario:
(Yes, I used XKCD’s style in the first cartoon, but I’ve heard that emulation is the highest form of compliment…at least, that’s what my parents told me when my sister would copy EVERYTHING I DID when we were young. Most annoying compliment ever.)
…more details to come soon! We’re both in Miyazaki City! We can both go with the program!