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The problem with being a perfectionist

The problem with being a perfectionist is that I never get anything done. Well, scratch that, I get things done, but they tend to take me 2-100x longer than the normal person because I’m never satisfied with being “done” until whatever it is I’m working on is the best that I know I can possibly … Continue reading

Blood Types

Blood Types

Whereas [some] people in the States are really into horoscopes and zodiac signs, here in Japan it’s all about the blood type… possibly to an even greater degree.. “What is your blood type?” is not necessarily asked as a cheesy pickup line, but more as an attempt to place you neatly under one of four … Continue reading

It’s all coming together!

It’s all coming together!

9 skirts completed. 5 nearly completed. 4 more to go. 3 boys’ sashes done by Thursday. Event advertised. Faux flowers ready. Intros in Japanese and English almost all written. Couples’ dance almost completely taught. Parental online media consent forms to be discussed tomorrow morning (well, in a few hours). Final meeting with the restaurant manager … Continue reading

Challenge complete (?)

Remember a little goal I set for myself to update my blog every day for 21 days leading up to my vacation? Well, today marks three weeks: I did it! I waxed poetically, prosaically, informatively and unnecessarily for 21 days straight… YATTA!!! :) While I definitely gambarimashita-ed, Japan as a country still has a long way to … Continue reading

Friday fun-day

Friday fun-day

First off, I’ve had this song stuck in my head since my last post. Such an old-school jam! Takes me right back to the summer before junior year of high school. J-Lo is lookin’ fly as ever and Ja Rule… well, Ja Rule has always been, um, Ja Rule. I’ve decided to make today’s update … Continue reading

The 21-Day Blogging Challenge

The 21-Day Blogging Challenge

Lately I’ve been giving a closer and longer look to blogs written by friends and strangers on various topics, and it amazes me how so many people are able to update their blogs on a daily or near-daily basis (with the quality generally ranging from decent to excellent). The thought of producing web content that … Continue reading