I went to see a woman about my knee today, since the pain has pretty much stayed constantly annoying but totally undebilitating since about the second day after my injury. The preliminary investigation of the x-rays shows ... nothing. Which is good, as it means I probably just bruised the space in between the knee cap and the leg bones. The bad news is it will probably still hurt all the way through me walking around Tokyo.
10 days to go!! The countdown continues (and yeah, i know, it's past midnight, but it's still Tuesday to me). this weekend will be spent doing all kinds of wonderful things like installing skype so I can communicate with my loved ones while I'm across the world. I'm finally getting to the point where I'm making lists of things I need to do before I go, which is good, because otherwise I'd forget something important and the mail from the US to Japan? not very fast.
I both remembered and forgot lots of Japanese today - it was an exercise in frustration listening to the conversation between my old Japanese professor and my advisor this afternoon. And they were actually just telling funny stories. *sigh* hopefully this month will change all that.
I seem to have a number of projects that I started with the intention of actually completing them *before* I left for Japan still unfinished. soft_princess , I totally sent you an email tonight about one of them!! Others are school related, and others are things I'd fully intended to do, but have been subsumed in the daily grind of temp agency fatigue and other emotional distresses. Now that things are not quite as distressing as they could be (or I'm less on pins and needles about everything), I have the emotional time to do them, but not the ... *actual* time. When is someone going to mass produce a time-turner?? I want one.
Neil and I got into a discussion (short) the other night about identification as we've both finished (Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder). The first story follows (mostly) a young man (although this one woman character is introduced in the first book), and then the second follows the woman's story (and yes, you're right, the 2nd book title kind of gave that away). He said that he didn't identify with her in the first book, but that I did because I always tried to identify with the female characters in the books. I'm not sure if he's right or wrong or partially wrong. I do tend to look for female characters in novels, but it's not as if I haven't had a lifetime's practice identifying with male characters (besides, it's been proved over and over again that identification does NOT fall along gendered lines no matter what). But I did think it was curious. Good books though.