(Personal details follow. Anonymity is going to be going away. So Sad.)
Although I did go on vacation for a month. Since I don't have a regular job, you might ask what constitutes a vacation. Well, I went to Louisiana (and probably crossed paths with Mig) and stayed with my sister. Oh joy. Here are a few highlights:
--Playing with my nieces, none of whom are related to me by blood. 3 of them consider me their uncle. Bakahime probably doesn't. She's even less related than the rest.
(Bakahime is Japanese for "idiot princess." Her real name is standard, but Bakahime is the nickname I gave her.)
They're 7, 9, 11, and 11. Baka's 11, and I told her that I didn't want a girlfriend but I wanted kids and ya kinda need one to get the other. (Don't look at me like that, she's almost 12) And she said I could adopt one. Well maybe, in a few years, but I said would they actually give me
a kid? Who knows. I know I would be suspicious of a single guy asking for a girl. And isn't it my responsibilty to pass on my superhuman genes to further evolution and help bring about whatever goal God has in mind?
--Small inner tube, 30 foot rope, catamaran with an outboard motor. I wanted to see if I could stand up on the tube without falling off, and ended up with Swimmer's Ear. It sounded like spiders were hatching and eating my brain. Kinda felt like it too.
-- Warped Tour. I just got some new Versace glasses (480$US) and I kinda mangled them in the mosh pit when some ~160 pound guy bounced off my head, but I found the lense and put them back together and they're almost good as new. Anti-Flag rocked, so I bought their shirt. It says "War Sucks, Let's Party." NOFX didn't rock, for some reason. They did play "Idiot Son of an Asshole," which is about President Bush. I thought that was an Anti-Flag song, but I saw both bands in 2002 so perhaps my memory is faulty. The singer from "The Academy Is..." was more flambuoyant than the first time I saw him, but that was before they released their first album. I knew they would be big. They have IT
. They opened for Motion City Soundtrack's tour last spring, and this year they played before them at the Warped Tour. MCS rocked, as usual, and had the best mosh pit, as usual. Except for the airborn dudes. And I mean people bounce
off me. woo.
-- Danced with a guy at a gay/lesbian bar. I mean, I'm straight, but I went there with my sister (not the one with kids, for obvious reasons) and I'm not a good dancer. I thought, whom better to show me a few moves than a gay guy?
-- Drank enough to make my vision lag slightly. I'm not sure if I got a buzz or not. Ya know, I don't normally drink, so it's surprising I have any tolerance. I suppose a few shots of rum/JD/vodka isn't much. And shoooot, my dad could put down a case of beer and still drive home fine. Well, so far as I remember. He didn't drift or anything. I wonder if aneurysms can be aggravated by alcohol?
-- Brought back most of my billiard skills. They had waned since the good ol days with Dave. I could barely sink one in a row when I got there. I still haven't attempted any jump shots, although I used to be pretty good at them. I think I hit 4 in a row once or twice, which isn't bad. Most I ever got was 5 at Slick Willie's in the aforementioned good ol days. But my sis plays on a team and I only beat her a couple of times out of 30 or so games.
-- made some chicken with Grape Hawaiian Punch, Dr. Pepper, Hershey's Syrup, a banana, and some sour pickle juice. My sis said it was the worst chicken ever, so I ate all 8 pieces. It was good except for the smell.
But I miss my nieces the most. They're soooo cute I want to just duct tape them up and keep them in my closet forever. Just kidding. They all cut their hair short while I was there, which was sad. It looked good on Baka, and I suppose it was good by American standards on Bishojo, but Chibiko had had such shiny long brown hair. Sigh. Yamiko's, I couldn't really tell was cut.
Cross posted at my xanga site.