26 April 2004

Adult beverages

You know what? You rule Babelfish. If you were Rueben Studdard, I'd totally give you a hug.

The job hunt, 'eh? Well, it's going, man: it's going. I was up until 4:30 working on my freaking resumé. I hate looking for a job.

Well, yeah, about coming home, my mom sort of asked me to do it and offered to bankroll my ticket from Tokyo. But I'm having sort of a dilemma. I guess I feel like it's cheating to come home before your first year abroad is up. Granted, I'm planning on staying here for at least three years and I'm not going home out of desperation. I don't know. It just feels like cheating. Plus, what if I lose all my ability to speak Japanese? Oh wait, wait: Dude, you don't have any ability to speak Japanese.

But you too could be sitting on my deck at home, drinking a bottled root beer or other premium adult beverage and watching me scream at Timmy as he has his way at Risk. How can you say no to that.

That said, I need to get back to studying my Japanese children's book. This one I don't understand at all. There's a tiger. And a leaking roof. And an iron bar. And an ojiisama. That's all I know.

Late Breaking News (let the rumor mill grind):
Stephen in China August 7-16
Stephen in US 16-30?! Only time will tell...