Friday, August 24, 2007

Well, That's Not All Bad...

You scored as Charlie, You're Charlie! Sweet, adorable and caring but with a bit of a bad habit.



























Who is your "Lost" alter ego?
created with


I like "Lost". Anxiously waiting for Season 3 to come out on DVD.

(Hint, hint, nudge, nudge Mom and Dad)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

And So It Begins...

I've officially entered my third year of employment at Starfish High.

Hard to believe that it's been two years already.

Life in The North Country. Good ol' Ezo.

Good food.

Great scenery.

Wonderful people.

Absolutely beautiful place to travel around in.

And yet I find myself asking that classic question that was posed so well by The Clash.

I suppose I'll find the answer soon enough.

On a completely unrelated note, I went to an exhibition of Salvador Dali's artwork at the Hokkaido Museum Of Modern Art on Sunday. Love me some Dali.

It was quite possibly one of the most intense experiences of my life. I never thought that I would get the chance to see actual Dali artwork outside of a textbook or slide show. And yet there it was. I had a big ol' dopey grin on my face for the hour and a half I spent there. Just absolutely incredible.

I also attended my first overnight outdoor music festival, Rising Sun Rock Festival 2007 on Friday and Saturday. All Japanese bands, but a really cool event. The toilet situation ended up being pretty bad by the end, but for two days it was music and fun. Having a barbecue and drinking until the sun came up on Saturday morning was fun, but it kind of put a damper on Saturday. I ended up bailing out to the tent early on Saturday and not watching the whole thing. That was okay, because you could still hear all the music all the way out to my tent.

Good times.

Yet that question still lurks...

This Is Why I Love The Internet

Two of my favorite TV shows, brought together in one glorious video.

(Courtesy of College Humor)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I'm An Uncle!

Hey everyone!

I know it's been a long while since my last update...

July was busy.

Starfish High's school festival was on the 30th of June and 1st of July. Sang "Popsicle Toes", a jazz song, on the 30th, and "Festival Preparations", a punk song, on the 1st. Both sets kicked major ass.

The next day I flew home. That was for P-dog's wedding, and the old KB gang got back together again. Everyone looked great, and I got more than a few "update the darn blog" comments.

This will happen. Just not yet.

So P-dog is one happy newlywed. Good to see, good to see.

After coming back, I made a trip to Furano to take some pics of the lavender that Furano is famous for. Mom and Sis are BIG lavender fans, and I promised them some photos. Keep an eye out for those here.

A slow week followed, and then I went on a big adventure for the big three-oh. Yep, yours truly turned 30 on July 30th. Abandoned train lines, hot springs way up in the mountains, more fresh seafood than you can shake a stick at, crab meat, a festival, and many many miles under the tires of my car.

Pics from this trip will also appear...sometime.

Good times.

And now, official word has arrived. On August 12, 2007, at around 2AM, I became an uncle. My kid sister gave birth to William Ravi Mallory, her own little pod person. (I mean this in total good fun.) How tough is my sister? It was an all-natural birth. No drugs, no IV, no nothing.

This is why I live in Japan. She scares me so damn much that I'm afraid to be in the same country with her for very long.

Anyway, congrats to And, Mark, William, and the new Grandma and Grandpa Kidd.

Oh, and Uncle Dustin, too.