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02 May 2011 @ 11:38 pm
It's official: I'm going to Japan!  
*hurrah*  *wibbles*

So ultimately while there are a whole bunch of concerns on the personal side (from stress to radiation - hey godzilla, you got nothing on me!), it also came down to not having enough $$ to go.  Well, the department finally came through with the funding!  SO by the end of June I'll be there.

also posted to dreamwidth | you can reply here or there | um, but don't worry, i'm still an lj girl
 
 
 
Vertigoakavertigo on May 3rd, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Excellent!

Now I can finally impart on you my GREATEST wisdom: Hello Kitty weights the same as three--three--apples.

But nobody knows what kind.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 3rd, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
DUDE, i could totally find out what kind!

(well, ok, perhaps not)

and thanks darling - I am starting to feel tiny little flutters of excitement, which is good
Vertigoakavertigo on May 3rd, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
You should; Japan is awesome. (By which I mean it allows a person the opportunity to eat one's weight in noodles. Shut up, it was awesome.)
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 3rd, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Nah darling, i know, and i did love it when i was there before. Kaitenzushi!! (though perhaps not this year, unless i go in with my own geiger counter) It's also crazy making with all the details one has to arrange beforehand and during, and i'm a little on the afraid side because this is the first time i'll be over there without my american safety net
Vertigoakavertigo on May 3rd, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Is "safety net" some kind of nutty monkey lingo for taser?
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 3rd, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
ha! no, it's metaphor for the ex boyfriend, but taser is actually more .... cuddly (and reliable)
Vertigoakavertigo on May 3rd, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
Pfft, tasers are the new teddy bear.

Trufax.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 3rd, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
NICE! now, where can i buy one?
Vertigoakavertigo on May 3rd, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Sorry, you're gonna have to steal it from a paranoid ultra-militant shut-in like the rest of us.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 3rd, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
MAN. *pouts* you pee on all my parades.

now i have to go and bag myself a paranoid ultra-militant shut-in ... any suggestions for bait for the traps?
Vertigoakavertigo on May 3rd, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
IT'S A MEDICAL CONDITION, THANKYOUVERYMUCH.

Try a Glen Beck poster.
seldomifever: b/gseldomifever on May 3rd, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 3rd, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
thanks darling!
literate and stylish: smart is sexy! Indy!mishloran on May 3rd, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Comgratulations!

Yes, congratulations, I said. You will be fine. You will love it. And it will make you even more awesome in Japanese.

:) incidentally, I love you.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 3rd, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
YAY! thank you darling!!

You will love it. And it will make you even more awesome in Japanese.

you are SO right!!

non-incidentally, i love you too. :D
missus_gracemissus_grace on May 3rd, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
That's the good news you've been waiting for!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 3rd, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
thanks darling!
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hp; magic [me]literati on May 4th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Congrats! ♥
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 4th, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
Thanks so much sweet lady!!
savoy trufflesavoytruffle on May 4th, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)
Congrats on getting in and getting funding and making a decision!

I'm sure it will all come out wonderfully for you.

I miss you! We should totally be having lunch next week.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 4th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! Now, of course, because it's fiscal year funding i don't actually get the $ until after i'm in Japan (BLEGH!)

But i'm actually getting excited about places to stay, so it's a start.

I miss you too - come over for lunch!! you can meet the puppy! I'll make lasagne ... or grilled cheese sandwiches!

(hopefully you're back at home and all safely tucked in then?)
savoy trufflesavoytruffle on May 4th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
I am, finally.

I had the most ridiculous travel day on Monday where I didn't really get sleep the night before and then thought I was getting to the airport 1-1/2 hours early, but my flight had been delayed for crew rest so I was there just waiting from 7:30-10:30 a.m. This, of course caused me to miss my connection by about 10 minutes, which meant I had to wait 7 HOURS for the next flight to State College. Fortunately, I have a friend in Detroit who happened to be free so he picked me up and I hung out with him.

But seriously, who leaves their aunt's house at 6:45 a.m. and then doesn't get home until 11:30 p.m.?

But, hey, we had a fabulous time in L.A. (we really miss the weather) and I survived the family wedding, so I can't really complain.