amadeupname: (Tsukasa)
( Apr. 1st, 2007 12:55 am)
Dad got married today. I took the place of the best man, so I stood up there with him and handed him the ring. (The ring which, I might add, he forgot and had me drive back home to grab it out of his dresser. Dork.) Thank goodness it was a short ceremony, and there were only a hundred guests at the most. One of the guests commented on the way out of the church that they were glad it wasn't a Catholic ceremony, since Mass would have been said otherwise, and I have to agree. Standing up there for twenty minutes was bad enough. I looked like a big fat stalk of asparagus, and I think my underwear might have showed through my dress. D: I got a lot of random hugs when we greeted people as they left the church. I didn't even know most of the people who were hugging me. And half of them kept saying "Do you remember me? I haven't seen you since you were this high!" And of course I didn't remember them at all. I can barely remember his high-school friends. At least he's gone for a week.

I've gotten myself hooked on J-drama now, which are basically Japanese soap operas. Right now I'm hooked on the Hana Yori Dango live action drama. I think I like it better than the anime and the manga - this may have more than a little to do with Matsumoto Jun playing Domyouji Tsukasa. He is just too damn pretty, and he's such an amazing actor as well. I cried quite a few times because of him. And I will happily admit I have joined the ranks of screaming MatsuJun fangirls everywhere. But he's not the only reason I like it. All of the actors were wonderful - Inoue Mao was a perfect Tsukushi! She's so cute, and I love her facial expressions and her reactions. I also like how they cut down and combined scenes from the manga - the three parties at the beginning were smushed into one, characters were either combined or left out, but they left in the good scenes. The only complaint I have is that they didn't include the scene where Tsukasa attacks Tsukushi. For some reason I really, really like that scene, and I have no idea why. It's not a big deal, just a minor disappointment. I can't wait for Robin to give me the second season. And I hear there might be a third season, which would make me so very, very happy.

Speaking of the second season, I was surfing a J-drama bittorrent site, and in their forum they had a thread talking about HYD season 2. It was obviously pretty old, as it started out wondering what it was going to be like. Someone posted that they didn't know if they wanted to see it, as they didn't want the storyline to be ruined. A second person said "Well, there's plenty of material from the insanely long manga to use as plot. I'm sure it'll be fine." And the first person said, "What? There's a manga? I never knew that." I wanted to cry. Typing in Hana Yori Dango into Google is more likely to get you websites on the anime or manga than the live-action drama. How is it possible not to know that the manga exists and like the show? ARG.

Kimi wa Petto was pretty good, though I wasn't sure I liked the end that much. It just seemed like a cop-out: "Let's go back to the way things were!" But at least it showed that they were working on an actual relationship. Also, I feel like a complete idiot for two reasons: first, for not realizing that Matsumoto Jun played Momo until about five or six episodes in, and second, for assuming that it was just me not being able to tell Japanese people apart and figuring it was just a guy who looked like him. I am an idiot some days.

And now I am watching Gokusen, which has, you guessed it, Matsumoto Jun AGAIN! Thank you, Robin, for providing me with enough MatsuJun to drool over for a good week or so. You are truly loved!

Everyone, be prepared for some HYD icons in the near-ish future!
amadeupname: (thunderstorm)
( Feb. 16th, 2006 06:23 pm)
The weather today was just gorgeous. It's been raining off and on, so the sky was that constant gray that comes from a thick cloud cover and shadows the whole world. When you combine that with the fact that most of the snow was melted, and all the deciduous trees were bare, with their trunks slick and black with the moisture, their branches scratching at the gunmetal sky, well, you can see why I love writing. Who wouldn't want to capture that image in words? The rain, when it did come, was delightfully heavy and drenching, and coupled with the wind it put me in a wonderfully creepy mood. And it was warm today -- well, warm for February. I love being able to go outside with nothing but a sweatshirt for protection against the elements. It's pouring outside; I wish I had a reason to go out there, but I need to stay and read a few things, and clean up later. At least the window will be open so I can listen to the downpour. (Oh, joy! I just realized that it's a thunderstorm! Even better! Those are my favorite kind of storm! And that's a lot of exclamation points!)

The wedding on Tuesday was nice. I got up, watched TV, studied, and then got dressed in my black skirt, my dusty pink long-sleeved tee with the bullfighting/flower print, the chainmail earrings Will made me, a pretty pendant I got outside Charleston, and the heels I'd worn for Homecoming '02 and prom '04. These are five-inch heels, ladies and gentlemen, and I haven't worn them more than three times counting Tuesday. THen I picked up some food from Wendy's and went to Jackson High to eat lunch with my mother.

Now, remember the five-inch heels that I haven't worn in two years? I walked into Mom's classroom, said "Hey, Mom!", moved to put the bag and the drinks down on a desk, and promptly tripped over my own feet. The two large Pepsis went flying and spilled all over the floor. Thankfully nothing else was covered in soda. I helped Mom clean up most of it, and when I went to sit down I noticed the skid marks on the floor. That's right, I left six-inch long skid marks on my mother's classroom floor. It was pretty funny, in a "Dear god I am such a klutz" way.

Blah blah blah, said hi to a couple teachers, ran to get wrapping paper and a card, ran to the church, helped set up, drove Bryce home so he could grab his camera (and I was a dumbass and forgot mine, damnit, so I'll have to wait until someone develops their photos), and Dad ended up walking me down the aisle, since the person I was supposed to walk with never showed up. Brilliant! Jessica was beautiful, of course; her dress was very simple, but beautiful all the same. Chris wore his Marines uniform and almost cried during the ceremony. To be honest, I was kind of surprised there were so few people there (only about ten adults and three children showed up). The children were not appreciated in my case; they fussed during the ceremony and ran around afterward being... "cute". Listen, kid, squealing loud enough that I visibly wince is not, under any circumstances, adorable. The woman who said "Sorry about the kids!" should have been, I dunno, WATCHING them, you know? ARG.

And then afterward Chelsey and I met Kelly at Wendy's, and we went back to Dad's to watch The Princess Bride. (Which I left at home, damnit, along with my brush and a brand-new tube of Chapstick. Why on earth did I forget that stuff?!) All in all, it was a pretty good Valentine's/Singles Awareness Day, especially since I was going to a wedding.
amadeupname: (snow-seymour)
( Feb. 9th, 2006 03:24 pm)
I'm hoping that this weekend I can kick myself hard enough to clean up my room. That's the plan tonight, at least -- get back from math class, go to dinner, clean up and watch the O.C. while I do so. (Actually, I think I might watch something else. Tonight's CSI looks good.)

Friday, nothing special planned. Probably going to Meijer or something. Saturday I'm going to Grandma's so I can do my laundry and make cupcakes and stuff for Sunday. Sunday I'm having an Un-Valentine's Day party in Draper (and I don't care if Valentine's Day is supposed to be about love and all that shit. It's a stupid holiday in the first place), and I promised cupcakes. Hopefully Kelly can get some brownies from Panera Bread, and Nathan will bring chips, and stuff like that. Also, I'll probably be going to the Vagina Monologues Saturday night with Krystal, as I have never seen it before and she wants to go as well. Wee!

And Tuesday I'm going to be a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, so I am skipping at least two of my classes in order to be there on time. I might just leave Monday night and get drunk with the bride and our friends, which would require skipping one of the two classes I haven't yet missed, but at least I would be able to sleep in on Tuesday if that were the case. I don't know. I'll talk to my dad (about the staying the night thing, I mean). And then I can spend Tuesday night, too, as Japanese doesn't start until noon. I don't know, I probably will spend at least one night at home.


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