Sunday, February 3, 2008

Snow. Snow. Snow.

Haven't posted in a while. I know. The same old excuse of not much going on lately won't cut it, but really...

It's winter in Kuroishi!!

Meh. Cabin fever.

We are getting to watch a lot of movies. Just yesterday we went to see American Gangster. I think it came out in the States last November and has just now made it to Japan. If you haven't seen this and have three hours to spare someday I recommend it. I think it is a coming back for Ridley Scott from some of his recent blunders. There are a lot of trolling movie illiterati (I made this word up!) on IMDB who are bashing it but pay them no mind and check it out!

I have also been working on uploading hundreds of more photos to my web album. Many pictures were taken by Ris or Dustin. Some of my favorites though are the close-ups include in the Rust, Moss, Bug and Urchin album!

Rust, Moss, Bugs, and Urchin

Next weekend Ris and I are going to try and spend the night at an onsen for my birthday. It's located way up in the mountains, there is no electricity, and the whole place is heated and lighted by oil apparently. Everyone gets small oil lanterns at night and there are mixed outside baths. Right now though we are counting on a cancellation to get a room since they are all booked up. It's a three day weekend and will be crazy everywhere. Until after my B-day! Ciao!


Jonathan said...

Happy birthday! Sure Im a bit early but come the 10th (thats the right day right?) I will probably have forgotten. Maybe Ayumi and I should get a hold of your parents and see if they want to go out for dinner for your birthday. We dont actually need you there to celebrate--though I suppose it would be a bit better if you were. Anyways, we picked out invitations yesterday, we should have them mailed out by the end of the month.

Annie said...

Hey Jonathan- don't forget to mail us an invitation! Our address is on the blog.

Oh, hi Seamus, how's de-tox going? Hope you have a great birthday with lots of green-tea and wheat grass and stuff like that.

Annie (and Smatt)

Shamalama said...

Thanks Jonathan!

I say get out and party on my behalf! I am sure my parents would love to see you guys.

Looking forward to the invitation. I guess I should start shopping for tickets.

td & tm said...

Going out partying for Seamus' birthday sounds like a great idea. It's on a Sunday which isn't a very good partying day; how about Friday the 8th? Give us a call!! We need a cardboard cut-out of Seamus. We could bring Princess Lea and pretend? Put some glasses on her and a red wig; oh, and some pants.

Gonna miss you on your birthday but will see you in just 2 months. Hope you get your package soon!

smatt said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Shamalama! I've only recently checked out the blog, not having internet and what not in the bush (type thing), so even though you're averaging one blog post per six weeks, it seems like a crap load to me. Keep up the good work! How much longer is your contract?