September 28th, 2002


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My lips feel like sandpaper. They itch and burn and IT'S DRIVING ME NUTS! Vaseline doesn't help, vitamin E oil doesn't help, aloe vera gel doesn't help, I have no clue what the problem is.

Oh well.

Which ArchAngel are you most like?

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Gabriel. You're most like the ArchAngel of Communication, in charge of things like telephones, libraries, internet, and the 411 phone menu. You're organised and are not shy about inflicting that organisation on others.

I really don't have anything much to say about my day. School was school and the Club and the Cube were fun, as always. I'm tired, even though I had a brief nap this afternoon.

I really wish another Banana Fish volume would come out soon. I want to read more about my Ash and Eiji. I've tried to find the back issues of Pulp that it was published in, but no luck. Wait! I just checked and it says that volume 7 will be out in November. Ah, sweet Eiji... And the next Paradise Kiss comes out in October. Good stuff. I can't wait! (I'm also thinking of picking up the first volume of Mars. I've heard good things about it.)
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Culture Envy

You know what I want? I want British editions of the Harry Potter books! Then I could have versions with all those nifty different-spelled words in them. It was such fun reading my British editions of Anne McCaffrey books and I'm sure it would be even better with books that are actually set in Britain.

I think I have a case of culture envy. Sure, sure, I love the wonderful United States of America, blah blah blah. But... I mean, we're just not COOL. Britain is cool. Japan is cool. Australia is cool. Germany is cool. America? Not cool. The others have personality, while America just has this hodge-podge of conflicting personalities in our not-quite-Melting-Pot. I live in the schizophrenic of nations.

Eh, maybe I'm just weird, but it seems to me that much of America is bland. We really don't have much of a history, compared to other places. Okay, yeah, we have the First Nations, but them? They're almost dead and gone and they didn't really leave much behind anyway. When I was in England, there were like, all these really really OLD buildings. OLD. Like, thousands of years old. Wow! I live in a place where a fifty year old building has to be preserved for the Historical Society. Neil Gaiman describes Los Angeles in Murder Mysteries. He caputres a bit of it. We have very straight roads here because we never had to build around older structures. Europe has roads that seem to go in spirals.

So yeah, culture envy. I think a lot of Americans have it because we don't really have one national culture to call our own. Like, people aren't just American, they're African American, Asian American, Mexican American, etc. And people keep the national identities their great-great-great grandparents emmigrated here with. There are more people here who claim to be Irish than in Ireland. Seriously.

I sometimes wish I were born in Japan or England. Yet... I love my country. I like it here. I'm content. And hey, Americans LOVE to steal bits and pieces of other peoples cultures! It's our thing. The best of everything, right? Well, not quite, but it works for me.
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simple joys

It's raining. Wow, it's been so long that I hardly know what to think. Rain dance!

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Went to visit with Alseides today. We talked about lots of nifty stuff, especially our fanfic. Then we went to this really good restaurant called Stargazers that had a buffet of all sorts of different Asian food. Yummy. Afterwards we went to a Borders and looked at all the wonderful books. Mmmm, books. Then we went and got gelato. Good stuff.

Also, the first part of my t-shirt order came today. Yay, t-shirts! Two Sinfest and three Strange Candy shirts. ^_^

Oh, and I also sent anime off to meiran today. I hope it get there safely! Meiran, I gave you evenything on your list, plus a little extra, just because. I hope you like. Enjoy!
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