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Only 20 minutes and I can take the henna off my head!









Today I managed to track down the building manager and complain about the douchebag next door.  The building manager is this cute little old man with white hair and a pressing need for a hearing aid.  He wrote down all the details, and said he'd sort it out.  So tonight said douchbag came home at 7.30pm and did his washing as soon as he got in.  I can only hope he doesn't do it  tomorrow morning just to spite me. 

Had an adventure on my bicycle this morning.  Went to the Landmark Tower in Minato Mirai and tried to track down something nice for my friend's wedding next month.  Found a cool purple dress that needed about three more inches in the bust, so regretfully I had to pass it up.  However, I did find a sexy elephant t-shirt.  Checked out the new bookshop in the Landmark Plaza shopping centre.  Good selection of books, just a shame whoever was in charge of the foreign books seemed to have little grasp of genre or the alphabet.  I got frustrated and had to leave.  Located Hobnob and Digestive biscuits in the import shop, found baked beans in Tesco then came home and watched Part 1 of the BBC's Victorian's documentary.  Most interesting it were.

Coloured my hair whilst listening to Bruce Dickinson's Classic Rock show on Radio 6. 

Finished off the sexiest cake in the whole world after dinner whilst watching "An Education".  Here's the Sexy Cake:



It was so sexy I couldn't eat all of it yesterday, so saved half for today.  As in, half of this slice, not half the cake. 

6 minutes...
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I dyed my hair yesterday. It's a woody red colour now, though not quite what I had in mind. Nice though. That took 6 hours out of the day as it was a henna dye requiring much cleaning and sitting about. So I didn't leave the apartment. I did my Japanese homework and vacuumed. I wrote a letter, and even researched options for the future (the FUTURE! Arrrgh!) MA - England, Canada, the US. I looked at Bennington College, which has to be one of the more interesting colleges I've read about. The creative writing course, though, looks extremely difficult to get on to. However, I spent the early hours of this morning musing about what needs to be done, so I shan't discount it yet.

I also looked at flight prices for a Xmas visit home... which clearly isn't going to be affordable. My Mum pretty much said: " Why bother coming home? We'll only piss you off." Quite true, but I want to see the cats and sort out the remnants of my life in my bedroom. And see my friends, most importantly. And eat fish and chips. And mum toast.

I was woken in the middle hours of the morning by thunder. The cool thing about being inbetween two mountain ranges is that you are in a kind of bowl, which makes thunder sound that much more spooky.I'm also on the corner of the apartments which means I get hammered by rain on three sides - also spooky in the middle of the night. It's just starting to let up, which I hope means I can go shopping as I'm woefully low on food, having not been shopping for two weeks in a bid to save money.

Other things to do today:

1) 1pm Japanese lesson
2) Return my Xfiles DVDs to Tsutaya
3) Do some writing
4) Clean the bathroom and toilet (oh joy!)
5) Work on my "teaching vocabulary" project. I have to put a presentation together for the end of August.

With the story I'm presently working on, I've started recording sections on my laptop and playing them back. Why I never did this before I don't know. Reading the story out is something I do, but actually playing it back is quite good fun (and no comments about loving the sound of my own voice!). If I can figure out how to do it, I'll upload one as a podcast for you to listen to.

Yesterday I also watched episodes 1 of "Death Note" and "Azumanga Daioh". Currently I like AD better than DN, because I think Osaka is stupidly cute. I shall have to get me another Moleskine so I can scrawl "Death Note" across the cover in a blatantly unoriginal fashion.

I noticed that the pictures of my bike on Flickr have had more views than any other pictures. So shall I upload some pictures from the end of my holiday in May? Wanna see them? Comment if you do.
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So, the kompany runs a training program every year for a select band of its employees, and this year I happen to be one of them. It's called the "Grand Skip" (not really) and provides said trainees with lots of extra teaching input and business related bits. From the point of view of my teaching career this can only be a good thing, as input in good (I sound like a komputer) and it will no doubt look good on my CV, and help me along with future positions, if I choose to stay with the kompany for another year (or longer).

We have a meeting in Maihama, Tokyo next week. Maihama is near Tokyo Disneyland and looks like a pain in the ass to get to. The meeting starts at 12pm, and having to travel over 200km by bus to get these will mean I'm looking at getting the 6.30am bus. Which means getting up at 5.30am. Which means getting organised the day before, which is a public holiday and during which I was planning to be bed bound.

Anyway, on the invitation it said, under the IMPORTANT section, that female teachers are requested to wear skirt suits to the meeting. Okay, I wear skirts to work, but this comment got my back up instantly. I think I read it and cried out "WHAT THE-" and had to stifle the rest. Why? This smacks of rampant sexism to me. As I've ranted on before, clothes do not maketh the (wo)man, and I see no reason for the request, other than that maybe the head honcho likes looking at girls knees.

It was pointed out to me, when I said I was going to have words, that it might not do to kick off before the training course has even begun. And it was also said:

"But your wear skirts to work sometimes."
"Yeah," I replied, "but not when I'm TOLD to."

It has yet again made me realise that I hate being told what to do. If someone tells me to do something I'll want to do the complete opposite. I'm going to find the biggest piercings I've got, dye my hair pink and turn up in trousers and Docs. And promptly get put on a plane back home.

Oh, god! I'm becoming a korporate bunny!
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Grrrr, weirdos. There's weird to a point, and then there's weird to punching point. Jenny took Naomi and I to Reading in Friday night though Naomi and I ran off the the 'goblin first for cheap-er beer and cathcing up with old chums. Got hastled by drunk people shouting "1-0!" a lot. Well done, you like football. Didn't one of the managers of TopMan say their clothes were all bought by thugs? Football and Topman. Anyway, went to Reading got hassled less. Went to pub and drunk black sambuca and got spoken to by drunk men in suits. I phoned Gideon as I suddenly missed him but someone was on the phone at 1.30am.

Missed last train home as 2.30 train was cancelled. Had to get taxi which cost £28 but we found two blokes to share it with so it wasn't too bad. Slept on a sofa and got woken up by road works.

Had hair dyed - it just looks...normal. Once we've saved it from complete destruction though we're going to put big red and gold slices through it.

Am going to attempt to switch computers over today as cannot read my emails properly because this computer doesn't load the page up properly. Christ, it's boring down here. Am going to go to village fete for donkey ride now...

HAIR

May. 31st, 2002 09:26 am
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HELP!



There, got your attention. Now, I have a little dilemma. I'm bored with my hair - again. So what I would like people to do is go to this link: http://www.geocities.com/g0thk1tten/other.html
and look at the photos, then tell me if you like any of the hair styles. Just thought it might be interesting to see if people think I suit being a red head or a RED head.

Went out with Hilary last night after dying her hair - looks all purple and black now! Then came home and dreamt about going on a school trip. Woke up at 7am convinced I hadn't packed for the school trip!

Am off to the cemetery later to find the carved sleeping man and take his photo as it's nice and sunny. Maybe will go into town and buy groovy Emily top I found!!

Right,this'll be the last entry for a few days as I'm cutting off the internet before I move, so I will hopefully tell you all about the hell of moving (and living at home!) on Tuesday!
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Whoo hooo! I have

RED

hair and I mean

RED!

Sammy and I dyed it last night with two coatings of bleach, which seems to turned it to straw but hell, this is going to be the last bright thing for a while becasue " I have to find a career", and as my mother said to me on the phone yesterday " Now I know you don't want to hear this but,you won't find a job with funny hair." I suppose she has a point... but why should I want to work for someone who judges me on my looks and not on my infinitely fabulous qualifications.

Anyway, Whitby tomorrow, and if there's one place people don't mind funny hair it's the Whitby Goth Weekend! I wish I was going for the weekend but alas I have not the funds. Much CD shopping will take place tomorrow and maybe even some clothes shopping if I find anything I like. Ohhhh I love my hair! The soldiers at work are going to get a shock!!! I hope they don't shoot me!

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