27 February 2006

Yoko curses

Everyone loves The Faint. Especially when everyone is running.

I saw the new Frontline about the Iraqi insurgency. That's some scary, scary shit. Everyone together now: Fundamentalism makes people stupid. Oh man. All my dreams of wanting to teach in Saudi went right out the door. Made me suddenly very happy that the biggest threat I face as a foreigner in Japan is an ignorant comment and some subtle discrimination. My neck is still perfectly intact.

Maybe saying it's Fundamentalism's fault is a bit much. Maybe not.

Diet Trackers will be disappointed to hear that I have leveled-off and haven't been able to lose the last kilogram that I've been shooting for. I think my body's still adjusting because it continues to look slimmer and I guess I'll take looking slimmer instead of actually being slimmer.

We had a luncheon at church yesterday where members of the church (who are usually asleep or scowling) were supposed to share words of encouragement with us, the new young couple. Unfortunately, it became more-or-less a lecture on how hard marriage is. I was surprised at how upset Yoko got about all of it — it was the first time I ever heard her swear in Japanese.

At the end of the day, when the door closes, there are only two people in a relationship. If everything is okay, at the end of the day, with the door closed, then you can take on anything, even if the whole world opposes you. Conversely, if, at the end of the day, when the door closes, the two of you are not okay, it doesn't matter how many other people support you, your relationship will collapse eventually.