Wednesday, June 29, 2005

It is time to start looking elsewhere

I applied to NOVA and AEON yesterday. I guess I have to wait for them to contact me.

Monday, June 27, 2005


Getting Tiana to sleep is easy if you have her Winnie the Pooh doll and her Winnie the Pooh blanket. Otherwise, it is damn near impossible. If you tell her that her Pooh bear and Pooh blanket are somewhere else, she'll usually start crying immediately.

Last night, Pooh bear was at Daddy's house.

When it started getting really late, I realized that Tiana would be spending the night and that I would have to figure out a way to get her to fall asleep without her Pooh bear and Pooh blanket.

I told her that I didn't have her Pooh bear or her Pooh blanket, but that I had something better. I had Tigger, who was Pooh's best friend! I also gave her a little pillow that Emily usually keeps on her bed and told her that it was Emily's special pillow. Whatever that means.

She bought it hook, line, and sinker. When we cuddled up to go to bed, she asked if she could rest her head on my belly. She was sound asleep in less than five minutes.

Oh yeah, and so was I.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Club Paris

Dancing queen (because of the shirt) and dancing princess (because of everything).

A good picture of A and E....miracles can happen!

401 sisters.

Emily: "What is Paris Hilton going to do when her dog dies?"

Reward for missing dog...

Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Family

The Family at the LCV Kickoff Party at Tatame. Deb Callahan, President of LCV, flew down from DC to speak with us.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Come on, let me into JET and I'll let you wear my cowboy hat. Place me in Toyama and I'll let you wear Tiana's pink Superman hat. Place me in the same city as Emily and you can have Tiana.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Optimistic, I am not

I don't think I'll be getting into JET. Emily leaves the country in six weeks and I still haven't heard anything. The chances of my getting in seem very slim and the possibility of being placed close to her seem even slimmer.

I have been working two jobs since April, so while I have been able to save some money, buy some new clothes, and get $2500 worth of dental work done, I have not had the chance to research alternate employment options in Japan.

Emily wants me to buy a one way plane ticket, move in with her, and look for work once I get over there (although I don't speak the language).

Depression is beginning to set in. I wish JET would just give me a yes, no, or maybe answer. They won'te tell me anything. Frustrating can't even begin to describe how I feel, but it would be a good start.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

They're STILL not talkin'

I called the consulate in Miami again yesterday and this was their response:

"I'm sorry, but I can't tell you anything until we hear from Tokyo. I can not help you."


I guess I'll keep waiting. This is very frustrating. Other consulates are telling applicants what their rank on the alternate list is from what I can gather from Big Daikon. I wish the Miami consulate would just be consistent with the other consulates and let me know.

It is going to be very difficult to get all my finances in order should I get a phone call in late July letting me know that my flight leaves in two weeks. The lease on my apartment ends in June and I can not sign another one year lease if there is a chance that I might be going to Japan.


There, now I feel better.