I'm so ready for Golden Week already, but I'm sure this coming week will drag on out. I have a week of doing absolutely nothing at home planned and am looking so very forward to it! This is probably the first break I've had completely to myself since moving here. I'm always either going back home or spending it in Tokyo with old host family and/or friends. Every time we get a week plus holiday I tell myself I'm going to spend it getting some real R&R at the apartment, but then I end up letting other people guilt trip me into going out and before I know it the break is gone and I'm more out of it than I was when it started. Well not this year- I've put my foot down!
I've used my crap to do list to come up with a bunch of different things I've been putting off to take care of inbetween relaxing and hitting the gym, and with all the rest I'll be getting and Nori at work (and out of my hair) most of the week I should have no problem managing it all. ^_^
Last weekend I went to Tokyo and had fun, but ended up hanging around until Monday afternoon with the cool peeps letting me stay with them so essentially there wasn't any down time for me to gear up for the work week following once I got back home and got done with home private. I also regret losing 10,000 yen in Akihabara, a place I would never normally set foot if it weren't for someone dragging me there. (Creepy, creepy, creepy...) Spent yesterday pretty much sleeping off two weeks of nonstop crazy.
I had a pretty awesome time with my old high school friend on Sunday, tho. I can't believe it's been 10 years since we were sitting in the same classroom together. While it's obvious we've both changed and matured, there was that same easy air between us that made it feel like not that much time had gone by after all.
After he showed me his dive in Roppongi (OMG his apartment had a maid and one month's rent alone would cost two months of my entire salary, lolol) we headed off to Odaiba since he's a pretty big gamer and I figured he'd enjoy the huge ass game center they have down there. Wouldn't you know once we got there it was under re-construction, hah. But they still have a bunch of old Showa-era retro games in the same complex so we had fun at those, visited a few of the stores, and chatted over some good okonomiyaki. The overview of the area was really nice at sun down so I took a picture.
Today was the usual housework and stuff. I called my mom to wish her a happy birthday since I doubt either of us will be up and/or at home at the same time on Wednesday and it'd been awhile since I'd touched base in the U.S. Later in the afternoon I broke out my new new hard boiled egg maker for the microwave and made some nom nom potato salad to go with dinner.
Over the weekend I watched Blue Valentine
, and it was as terribly well-acted as it was insightful and depressing. I think I might have to buy a copy of the DVD eventually, which is really saying something because I never buy/re-watch movies with the exception of a handful of titles I grew up with. I should probably make a list of things to rent at Tsutaya for when I'm chillax on the couch.
And hmmm, let's keep this short for now. Hope ya'll all start your week off on the right foot!