vintage_belle: (Default)
In a last ditch effort to see 紅葉 (colored leaves), which were apparently still in season at Mt. Akagi, [ profile] maiaide came out to Maebashi this weekend. After a drive of many circles and "Crap, were we supposed to turn there?"s, we reached the summit of the mountain and lake Haruna, and discovered that no, in fact the leaves were all done. It was on the drive back to the city when we stopped at the visitor's center (which is about to close for the winter) and the lady behind the counter confirmed that the season was over. But the lake was still very pretty and there is a lovely shrine on the water and we saw a small girl out in full dress for 七五三.

We had a snack at the visitor's stand, bought apple mochi, and drove back to the city (and circled many streets) where we had lunch at a shabu-shabu place (which, since it was lunch time, was surprisingly cheap). Then we drove in yet more circles (since I really never drive beyond the area where I live and the moutain is far away from where I live), finally managing to find our way to Keiyaki Walk. I showed [ profile] maiaide around the mall, we did purikura, I bought two new books, and then we drove back to my place.

On Sunday we woke late, showered, and headed out for breakfast and coffee at the mall, because I had nothing in my apartment that was remotely breakfasty. (Or lunchy for that matter.) The single cutest thing happened while we were at Starbucks. A tiny boy wearing a Mickey Mouse hat was waiting for their order with his father; naturally he turned to stare at the scary foreigners. However, he was also holding a giant bag, and he was playing with his hat so much that it fell from his head. Since he had the giant bag in one hand and his father was holding his other, he couldn't figure out how to get the hat off the floor, so I put it back on his head for him. This started a game of him purposefully dropping his hat - but by then his father got in on it and was picking it up for him. Finally they got their order, and the boy's father let go his hand, so this time when the hat fell the boy picked it up and held it out to us. [ profile] maiaide reached for it, and he gave it to her, walking away without it. (This resulted in his father being all LOLWHATAREYOUDOINGTAKEITBACKLOL.) It was adorable.

Once again we wandered through Keiyaki, got caught out by a gaggle of my elementary school students, and I now have coffee enough to last me probably two months if not three or four. This is excellent.

Also. If you have not indicated to me a desire for a Christmas/Chanukkah/New Year's card via PM you can still do so. Even if you think I have your address, please give it to me anyway.
vintage_belle: (Default)
It's that time of the year again! (And it's coming even earlier than usual to account for laziness, procrastination, and the time it takes to mail stuff from Japan.) It's time for Christmas/Chanukkah/New Year/Holiday cards!

If you want super shiny awesome traditional Japanese cards from me, please PM me with your address. I say PM because I am not, repeat, NOT screening the comments here. PMs will be just as private and secure.

And while I freeze slowly to death out here, they may be the last you ever hear from me, so get 'em while the getting's still good.
vintage_belle: (Ikuta Toma - lights)
Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a good lunch/dinner with their families and/or friends.

Also, it is now that time of the year again: Christmas (Holiday) cards. So, please leave me your full name and address if you feel inclined to receive a card from me, and I'll do it. Even if I've gotten your address before, please comment with it again. All comments are screened, so only I will see them.

Now back to essay writing and lesson planning.
vintage_belle: (Christmas Ornament)
I got a Christmas and a Chanukkah card from [ profile] purplecargirl today.


It came with a card from my high school's alumni association, looking for money. Figures.

About to go out and meet Dana for coffee, then to Ami's place to see my cat. It's been so long T_T
vintage_belle: (Katie Holmes - lying down)
As seen in [ profile] purplecargirl's journal, I've decided to ask people who would like holiday/Christmas/whatever cards to leave me a comment, just so I don't miss anyone. I'm going to screen the commments so that your addresses are kept private. You can also e-mail me your address. So if you want a card, drop me a line here!


vintage_belle: (Default)

May 2010

2 345678


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 23rd, 2017 09:46 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios