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This post has been brought to you by the letter J and the number 10

(1) Juxtaposition: I like making collage. One of my favorite things is size out of scale collage, the juxtaposition of two things out of scale so that one looks strangely large. Ah, if I only had the Photoshop skillz, but scissors and glue are pretty good too.

(2) Jenga: The tower game! I actually got this in our office's White Elephant gift exchange, but I love it like a regular gift. We play it now from time to time at work.

(3) Java! I drink lots of java, and produce lots of Java. Happily I get paid to do it (well, the producing part anyway). I will admit my coffee consumption habits are insane. I prefer it black, no sugar, no milk, usually with ice. No pop for me, coffee all the way.

(4) Jaga Jazzist: Some music I like to study and work by.

(5) Jyagaimo: Yeah I'm going to cheat. I don't know so many words that start with J. Whether they be mashed, boiled, roasted, crisps, chips, fries, or latkes, I am a fan of the potato. Mmmm. I like them enough to pretend they start with J.

(6) Jeans: Wear 'em every day. Yet another benefit of being a cube farmer...

(7) Jabber: Sweet chat protocol.

(8) Jet: Lets me go to the other side of the planet on a somewhat regular basis. A jet-ski would take WAY too long. Bonus - now I can fly on a jet immediately from my local airport. Not only propeller planes anymore!

(9) Jericho: Yeah, it started out cheesy, but I got drawn in and it was actually pretty good. For once, a show on American TV that seemed planned out from the beginning. Plus, it's got the end of the world with melodrama, plus nukes. Nukes! We watched this the summer the house burnt down.

(10) Japanese: My other language. Lets me cheat and squeeze potatoes onto a "J" list. Easy to read in.

Current Location: control room, chez mink
Current Mood: bouncyjumping
Current Music: Jaga Jazzist

I love Jyagaimo, too! It's such a scrumptious delicacy to me! :D I remember i was asked in my Japanese class what's my favourite food and people laughed at me when I answered "Jyagaimo desu". XD;

I think the super funny thing is I gave P to another friend of mine, and one of their words was potato but spelled in English of course. :p Two of my friends love potatoes enough to put it on their lists!

I love the potato chips here, by the way. The flavors range from normal to weird to so weird and yet so delicious. Like gyouza chips that taste like gyouza.

And wait, I didn't know you produced coffee. o_o That sounds like the most awesome job ever! Do you get free coffee?

Alas, no. The Java I produce is always capitalized - I meant the Java programming language :) I'm a computer programmer, these days most of the programming I do is in Java (though lately I'm working on some evil bugfix in Perl which has made this past two weeks insane).

I do sometimes get free coffee from my local shop though for being a regular...

We get SOME of the "odd" chip flavors at my local market but not the really out there stuff. For that it's all about if someone goes back to Japan and then happens to bring something to a potluck. Though, I have to admit I'm fond of the normal flavor of カール too, the plain or corn consomme ones. That and giant bags of 海苔巻きあられ :)

...I knew that!

I just got temporarily confused!

Sorry! For some reason I had a brain malfunction (heh, and now I'm getting coffee so I'm getting my coffee fix as well.)


Totally randomly. I'm reading this book that Adam bought and then left at the house and his mom found. It's called:
The Catalogue of Death

In one part of the book, they're talking about different things that happen to you when you die, which differs from region to region. Of course, one Japan concept is 黄泉. What I didn't know is that よみがえる originates from 黄泉から帰る w Did you know that? I did not!

I also like the Parallel World idea, where you live the same life as you did when you were alive after you die, but if it's summer when you died it's winter in the afterlife, and if it's night in the real world, it's day in the afterlife. (That's more Ainu)


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Happy happy fall day... But it's not autumn! Hmm? Akibare is a state of mind, the feeling when you wake up on a crisp, fall day, the leaves are backlit shining yellow and orange against the blue sky, it's sweater weather, and you can do anything, absolutely anything at all...