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28 March 2008 @ 08:13 am
So this morning I awakened early.  As I lay in bed trying to convince myself to fall back asleep, I think "Do I hear something dripping?"  Panicked, I jump out of bed and run into the bathroom, where I see the floor is covered in water.  I open the closet holding my water heater, and sure enough, the ceiling is leaking!  Frantically I empty my trash can to store the water and shove it under the leak.  Then I try to call the apartment complex's emergency number.  No answer.  The voicemail lists two alternate numbers.  The first is a wrong number (oops).  The second doesn't answer.  So I run upstairs and wake up my neighbors.  A very unhappy looking man in a bathrobe finally answers the door.  (Once I explain what's going on and who I am he calms down.)  He checks his water heater and sure enough, a pipe is leaking.  He turns the heater off.  Then I call the leasing office.  It lists a different alternate emergency number.  I call that and get our poor, sleepy maintenance man.  He says he'll be over shortly.  So here he is, mopping up my bathroom.  He said the unit below me, which is vacant, had a ton of water on the floor.  That sucker was dripping quickly.  In fifteen minutes I got about four inches of water in my trash can.
Anyway, all should be well.  The up side of being forced to get up is that I'm doing my laundry.  Whee.
18 December 2007 @ 05:43 pm
RIP Norman F. Veeblesnester, III

Sadly, I never took any photos of him, really.
Current Mood: sadsad
01 December 2007 @ 04:39 pm

So earlier this week I spent two days in Toronto, visiting Vash, whom I met in Japan last year.  Anyway, the moral of the story is this:  In Canada, Taco Bell serves fries!  Am I the only one who finds this horribly wrong?

29 July 2007 @ 07:02 pm
20 July 2007 @ 04:01 pm
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

03 April 2007 @ 06:16 pm

13 February 2007 @ 04:20 pm
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11 December 2006 @ 03:19 pm
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Everyone: For the illusion of moderate privacy, I think all of my entries related to Japan and everything will be friends-only. (Some things may not be; we'll see.) If you really really want to know what I'm up to in the greater Tokyo region, let me know.