Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Corey and I lament about the fact that there's no pizza delivery where we live. Little did we know- there is. We received this flyer in our mailbox advertising 60's pizza. Mmm, that sounds... aged. The katakana writing suggests their new "smoke cheese with cream cheese" variety. As much as that (as well as the lady in her bra) entices us, I think we'll pass.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Towadako Snow Festival

Today we took a little trip out to Lake Towada to see the snow festival they put on every winter. It involves normal festival fare- food, activities, family fun for all- plus a lot of snow. It was cool. Well, cool-ish. We enjoyed it because we had nothing better to do on this Saturday afternoon, but it wasn't mind-blowing or anything. After the 2 hour drive to get out there, walking around for 20 minutes and looking at snow in various forms was a little anti-climactic. But it was nice to spend an afternoon doing something other than snowboarding during the long, boring winter. It was snowing too much for me to feel safe bringing out my cool camera, but I took some shots with my old cheapy.

There were half a dozen life-size walk-in igloos like the one above built. Some of them were decked out. Why not take a nap inside?Various snow/ice sculptures were on display. Corey found Princess Unicorn- her horn can pierce the sky (anyone who gets the reference is automatically cool).They had a snow stage with some cool images (which I think is used for band performances at night time before a fireworks show- this probably would have been a better place to visit at night). Oh, and these pics weren't taken in black and white- the day really was just this dreary.And finally, this cute and impossible-to-get-away-from kitty was perched outside the Towadako post office.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Who's reading this thing?

It's funny to see (via Google Analytics stats) the more unusual web browser searches that have led people to my blog:

-Approximately 10% of searches leading here are some variant of folks looking for "Pizza Hut." I'm pretty sure I have never written about Pizza Hut, so I don't know how that happens (although now that I've written the word "Pizza Hut" 3 times, I'm sure it'll only get worse).

- One person found it through the search, "Where was the first earthquake in the world?" Huh. Now there's a head scratcher.

- Someone spent 35 minutes on my page while searching for: "how do drummers get back in shape?" I hope I could provide some valuable insight on the subject...

- Perhaps the most random: "slippery japanese movies stairs." Hey, I've made a number of odd google searches over the years- I don't judge.

- And these two make sense, but I find them kind of funny anyway: "the world of the patty" and "patty doesn't feel good"

I can't imagine how many pages and pages of relevant hits people must go through before accidentally stumbling across my blog in these searches...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It's here!

The day millions of people have been waiting for...Tonight (or tomorrow for me, depending on when it pops up on iTunes), is the premier of the last season of the greatest show in the world. I'm craaaazy excited, but also a little sad. Soon the mysteries will be solved (we hope), and the show will be over. No more Jack, Ben, Lock, Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Hurley, Jin, Sun, blah blah... (ok, there are a lot of characters on this show, you get the idea).

I'm going to be on a bit of an internet hibernation starting in about 3 hours until whenever I'm able to watch the show to avoid the inevitable post-show fan explosion of spoilers. I'll be a bit late to join the analysis parties, but I'll be there. :)

Oh, and by the way, I'm joining the cast this year as an honorary Lostie.