...and someone with a car or a place to stay in the district that you want to party in...
...and a large baseball bat to bash in the face of the biggest jackass Japanese guy who works the night desk at your hotel...
So many things went wrong with the trip that I don't want to even talk about it. Suffice it to say that there were cops involved, expensive everything, and an ever-decreasing respect for the Japanese culture and people. Everything is okay at this point, I'm mainly just frustrated and angry everytime I think about it, and have a lot less money. The only redeeming parts of the trip were the really good group of girls with whom I traveled, the cool German guy I kept running into in Shibuya who smiled and waved every time even though he spoke neither Japanese nor English (no he wasn't stalking me), and my sense of humor.
I wrote a few journal entries on my own that I might post here when I get the chance. I'm working on some new image galleries for my webpage and not doing the papers and studying that are going to keep me busy until the day I leave.
Things I missed: Was in Tokyo on your birthday, Bird of Paradox, so here's a belated Happy Birthday. Hope things are going well for you in the way of getting a job in Jackson and moving. Good luck.
People I'm thinking of: People I'd like to let know that I'm thinking about them and wishing them the best in their times of frustration, lament, and conflict. my Matthew, of course, g-san, Everraven, please don't burn all your books, and good luck on finals, birdofparadox, reason stated above, maxine, the end of school is near and the beginning of much change, wishing you fun and happiness and life-learning, rhast, congrats on the job, wedding is nearing, and luck on your fiance's job situation, my aunt Alethea and cousin Sarah, first child's graduation is never easy and Sarah's anticipation.
back to the grindstone. want to write more but I think it'll make good breaks in the paper-writing process later.