Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Big Update!

A bunch of stuff happened since I last posted. I returned from Japan. It was amazing, fun and very different. Now that I'm home, I find myself missing some of the food, konbinis, and vending machines. The highlight of the trip was probably going to Disneyland and DisneySea (I've now been to 4 out of the 5 Disney parks in the world; Hong Kong, you will be mine). Within my visit to the Disney Parks the best part was probably seeing Mermaid Lagoon. It was everything I dreamed of as a child come to life.

I was brimming with excitement...

After coming back stateside, I acquired another orchid from Costco. $16 for a giant orchid including the pot? Yes, please...

I know that it is a phalaenopsis but so far, I haven't been able to figure out what variety.

The art studio above the garage is almost finished and as soon as it is, I'll be able to get in and get moving on working on my portfolio. Hopefully, I'll be able to get some stuff done soon and post it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mystery Project

I've been cleaning my room and organizing my stash of yarn the past few days and found a mysterious bag from Joanns filled with fabric and notations I remember purchasing but I don't remember for what project.

The contents suggest to me that the fabric might have been lining material or accent fabrics for a pencil/supplies case (and possibly a purse) that I wanted to make with some fabric that I purchased in Hawaii, but the color choices don't make sense to me. I also don't know why I got piping.

Finding forgotten project supplies is not as fun as finding forgotten money...

Anyways... I leave to go to Japan tomorrow for a week. My mom got a tiny netbook recently so I can hopefully use it to e-mail, do the facebook thing, and maybe post something here, chronicling my travels as they happen. I'm really excited for the trip, minus the 14 hours of travel time there and back. I also wish I had spent more time brushing up on my Japanese.

It's late for how early I have to get in the morning so BEDTIME!

Monday, August 3, 2009

A monk seal diversion!

I rediscovered this video from our Hawaii trip. Big ol' lazy seal, lounging on the beach.

Hawaiian Monk Seals are one of the most endangered types of seal. There's something like 1,300 left in the wild. If you see one a beach, it's a federal offense to get closer 150 yards. Fortunately for this seal, some life guards had set up ropes around him, otherwise, I'm sure people would get far to close. He was really cute too, scratching his face like my dog.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Get Started

Despite what I've said about blogging in the past, I'm starting one. I don't anticipate focusing this blog on animation (there are already so many opinions out there; the world doesn't need mine), but rather about other interests in my life like knitting, crochet, painting, and sewing. Hope this is fun...

In other news, I bought an orchid. It was a last minute purchase at the Honolulu Airport on the way back home from our recent trip to O'ahu. I am fairly confident that it is a Dendrobium bigibbum. I love it and am completely terrified that I will kill it.