Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Long Time Gone

Happy New Year?

Okay, so I'm a bit late for that. And Valentine's Day. And President's Day. et cetera ad infinitum ad naseum.

Life here at the Casa Kidd Muroran Branch is...hectic, for reasons that those of you who are in the know already know, and also know why I can't quite write them here yet.

Let's see...updates updates updates...

The writing continues, which is the main thing that keeps me from updating here. I'm on article #77, which is due tomorrow morning, so tonight's going to be a late night. It's about the time my good buddy Dave visited me here in Japan. I've pretty much got the rest of the topics set up for my roll into article #100.

Mom and Dad Come To Japan
Oregon Trail
Hakuta and Australia
From Hakuta to Izumo
In The Hospital
Out On Iki
Misogi Time
Ikeda-san and Tamura Shrine
Modern-Day Ruins
Super English
From Shimane to Hokkaido
Dad's 60th
Sayonara, Wasabi-kun
Dead Tourism

Still trying to work out a few of the kinks in this list, but most of my subjects have been chosen.

So as long as I get a few extra articles written in the next couple of days, things should be pretty smooth running from here on out. I need to lock myself in a quiet room on the second floor of the school or something. Especially since I don't have any classes for the next two days. Take advantage of the chances, and stay the heck away from the Internet.

Singing continues as well...if you get a chance, do a search for "Perfect on Friday" on YouTube. You might find something like this...

Thank you Rocksaw!

My other band and I have a couple of shows coming up, one on March 2nd and one on March 9th.

Songs include...
Proud Mary (CCR)
Get Back (The Beatles)
Superstition (yeah, by THAT Stevie Wonder)
Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
Vehicle (Ides of March)
Whiter Shade of Pale (Procul Harum)
and more...

Anybody reading this who knows me from high school should have a good laugh at the whole idea of me singing Stevie, but hey, the bassist suggested it.

I've started up a Facebook page too, and have been posting a lot of photos over there. It's a little easier there is all. Look me up and check out the pics.

Oh, my car has a new engine.

Yeah. The seals holding in the oil weren't put on correctly, and last week on my way back from the airport, they slipped off and my car started leaking oil and making funny noises. I called up the dealer, they took it in to check on it, and I got a call that afternoon that said they weren't sure what the cause was, but they were darn sure going to find out. AND it looked like an engine replacement was necessary.

So I got my car back on Sunday, with a BRAND SPANKIN NEW ENGINE! Woo-hoo! Reset those near 40,000 kilometers I've put on Hello-kun!

Oh, and what with being in Hokkaido and all, I've been skiing quite a bit. (No boarding, as I have been threatened with physical violence by a couple of my cousins who shall remain nameless here ***coughcoughScottNathancoughcough*** if I ever started snowboarding.) Three days in Hidaka (work, no less!) followed by a day out at Niseko. Good times, good snow, good God my body hurts. heh heh

That's about it, I guess.


Blogger Rocksaw said...

Good to see you back. Nice skiing pics, nice to know that all those weekends at bluewood are going to good use.

Thats cool you joined facebook. I'm not on there, but you know who is? Gnarls Barkely. And guess what, they linked your POF video on their "Crazy" page. Look here http://apps.facebook.com/ilike/artist/Gnarls+Barkley/track/i+think+your+crazy or go to the youtube page of 'crazy' and click on links right under the video.

POF has officially been promoted from Star to Life.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 1:15:00 AM  
Blogger Jason H. said...

D -

nice band clip - good job on the JET song.

and i think the skiing pics are remeniscent (sp?) of Luke and Ben on Hoth... ;)


Saturday, March 15, 2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous MarkD said...

Hi Dustin

I know this might not be the best place to send you a message but hey...I hope you are well. By the looks of things you seem to be doing ok, and you've been to Australia too I see...looking forward to hearing all about that. Are you still in Hokkaido? I'm sorry I haven't emailed you in ages, I haven't forgotten you, honestly, I will send you an email sometime this week. My MA will soon be finished (and I just cannot wait)and I will be able to email more frequently.
Speak soon,

Monday, July 21, 2008 12:07:00 AM  

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