Sunday, October 30, 2005

i hurt myself last weekend

this past weekend was the inuyama fall matsuri or festival that ive taken part in for a little under 2 years now... in the usual festival, we push dashi, or floats around the city and it looks a little something like this:

but seeing as we had already put those suckers out to roost twice this year (once in the beginning of april, and again later in april at the expo) the town festival leaders decided to make a newer/different festival... involving short ho pants, and a float with basically no wheels with a giant taiko drum on top to be carried around the town.. p.s., my pictures arent the greatest due to proximity and large amounts of alcohol consumed.. please bare with me...

the beginning of a long day.. me and mutsura, my towns float boss..

mutsura's mom, and a well endowed young man.

gettin ready to roll, it was about this time i noticed i had a fever.. so the cure for this was..

seemed to work ok..

we moved the float to the front of the town gym, which is located at the foot of the hill that Inuyama castle is on. actually, that link shows some pictures that i will talk about later.. anyways, we plopped the float down and went into the gym just in time to see..

a japanese punk cover band.. hmmm? .. anyways, everybody did high school slam dancing and chicken fights .. a strange addition to a japanese festival.

after a boogie on stage, we went outside to see more random shit..

like fire swinger people and a short taiko session ..

by this point, (as you can see), we were feeling it.. you might say 'in the zone' .. but i'd just say 'stanky'.. thats when our leaders decided to take us up towards the castle, a very very steep incline. its basically a path up a mountain made out of cobble stones.. look here ... it hurt.. bad. but was ridiculously fun and exciting... pictures from here on out suffer a little due to hand/eye inhibitions..

a fun time had by all.. ended with a taco at my friends bar ... a trip/fall head bang in the street in front of a bunch of cars and a kickin fever/cold i caught.. (feelin really stinky right now). but i earned these i do believe from hard drinkin, stinkin and livin over the last few weeks. definatly a sign to take her easy for a bit. but who's complainin! yaaa ha.

Friday, October 28, 2005


time can make a sucka crazy

had too much time off this week. makin me wierd... i tend to turn this websites radio on in the morn and just zone out,.. stare at my computer screen, sofa, hand.. running things over and over in my head. i think im going to explode and/or melt.

good thoughts turn to bad thoughts turn to no thoughts turn to bo duke turn to guilt for NOT playing my video games turn to big mouth syndrome turn to re reading friends websites over and over and over and over and spinning and spinning and spinning and spinning .. dottie, wheres my bike.. i know francis took it.

dont let dyar hammer a nail through that poor mans head.. im fully engrossed in my books which is nice.

after the last few weeks, i realize that work keeps money in your pocket (always leaving your pocket), and your mind off of 'it'...

work ... take me away

Monday, October 24, 2005

a rousing weekend.

had a fun one last weekend too. found myself teaching an 'intensive' at Aisin - AW, a multinational transmission manufacturer, from Friday morning until Saturday evening. intensives are intense (gufaw) hence the name. it's 2 straight days of english crammed up these poor salary men japanese guys, who are about to be shipped off to the us, germany, france, england.. you name it. we eat, drink, shit together for the duration and it's generally a well payed, yet thoroughly exhausting time. i had a good group, no pics though, and that night we had a big party, drank and had a nice time.

ole miss katron decided she wanted to come down again to visit, so i met her when i got back to my hizood around 6:30. she was waiting at smashhead, went home, i showered and we went out for a silly night..
... which included a kenny rogers duet with Ethan.
next day was...
... katebot and me at Nagoya Port...
... a little bit of okinawan beer...
... a whole lotta okinawan boogie ...
... and a 'see you soon'.

wait a damn second..



oh god.

pants continued...

been a crazy couple of weeks.. anyways,.. on with the show.

so, they (of montreal) played ..

met some funny sweet folks like..

and sweet sweet sumiko and other funnies..

got to hang out with and see numbers, ni how and limited express has gone as well...

and something strange happened...

needless to say, im taking medicine now for the nipple infection and have gone on a strict diet.

wish me luck.

was an amazing time, giving me a much needed break from my daily bs. was so nice to see my friends, and made me a bit homesick. couldnt happen at a better time, because im headed home for xmas. ill be back from dec. 13th to 29th. make some space in yo schedules puhleaze.