Anne + Jeff
22 July :: 07:24 pm
we tried with this blog, but i'm pretty sure it's really dead.  i've moved to
Anne + Jeff
22 April :: 10:07 pm
sunday, 10:22pm, shinjuku: a man wearing a shirt that simply says "LESBIAN" rides by me on a bike on my walk back to the station.
Anne + Jeff
elections, schmelections  
19 April :: 12:16 pm
Dear Election Candidates,

Please stop driving around every neighborhood broadcasting your political views via megaphone from a minivan full of men wearing suits and women wearing Kentucky Derby-ish hats.  Perhaps you haven't realized that there are 60+ candidates for the upcoming election and most of you are doing the same thing-- interrupting my quiet neighborhood at least two times an hour.  Not that I'm legally allowed to vote anyway, but if I were, I wouldn't vote for you. 

Anne + Jeff
rainy monday afternoon in shinjuku a.k.a. i've got four hours to kill  
16 April :: 06:27 pm
there is the most ridiculous line for krispy kreme shinjuku (the only one in the city). people were waiting an hour and ten minutes (there was a sign) in the pouring rain. i thought that was ridiculous.. and then i turned the corner and saw another line that was just as big, bringing the total wait to at least a couple of hours.

for donuts.

don't get me wrong- krispy kreme is awesome. it is a thousand times better than dunken donuts... but no donut is worth that kind of wait, period.

will post pictures when i get home.
Anne + Jeff
saturday, noon  
07 April :: 12:59 pm
We got our worms today (we're starting a vermicomposting system)!  I just took down the window wrap from our windows so that I could let some fresh air in. 

Between the worms exploring their new home, the seventeen plants that line our west window, the breeze blowing through the apartment, and the million tiny little reflected circles from the mirrored wind chimes hanging in the window dancing around the room, our apartment feels absolutely alive.  Not more than an hour ago, I was wishing out loud to Jeff about living in the big apartments across the street (with balconies the size of our entire apartment), but I realize now that I never really want to leave the little world we've so carefully created here.
Anne + Jeff
quick run to the store to buy dirt for the worm bin  
07 April :: 11:29 am
There is a girl who looks mortified as her grandmother and mother both load baskets filled to the brim onto the checkout counter of the 100 yen store.
Anne + Jeff
evening text message to jeff  
06 April :: 10:25 pm
arrggh. i just used my suica for the tobu instead of my teiki. this whole universal pass thing is quite the smart business decision- i'm sure they're making tons off of people who are transferring straight from the jr and tap their suica automatically. yay for convenience, boo for losing JPY160 due to reflex.
Anne + Jeff
morning text message to jeff  
06 April :: 09:53 am
if you happen to see the sony "color is magic" ad -with the baby finger painting from the inside of the tv- in train stations, etc, check out its eyelashes. they're freakishly long. they either put mascara on that child or it's photoshopped.
Anne + Jeff
What I'm Listening To  
05 April :: 04:55 pm
99 Red Balloons - Nena

You and I in a little toy shop
Buy a bag of balloons
With the money we've got
Set them free at the break of dawn
'Til one by one, they were gone
Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message
"Something's out there"
Floating in the summer sky
99 red balloons go by

99 red balloons
Floating in the summer sky
Panic bells, it's red alert
There's something here
From somewhere else
The war machine springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky
Where 99 red balloons go by

99 Decision Street
99 ministers meet
To worry, worry, super-scurry
Call the troops out in a hurry
This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is war
The president is on the line
As 99 red balloons go by

99 Knights of the airway
Ride super-high-tech jet fighters
Everyone's a Silverhero
Everyone's a Captain Kirk
With orders to identify
To clarify and classify
Scramble in the summer sky
As 99 red balloons go by

As 99 red balloons go by

99 dreams I have had
In every one a red balloon
It's all over and I'm standin' pretty
In this dust that was a city
If I could find a souvenier
Just to prove the world was here
And here is a red balloon
I think of you and let it go

That song is just as relevant today than it was back in 1983...

It's actually track #1 on a really random playlist (but satisfying) I made yesterday, which is after the jump due to the title of one song.  So... if you're offended by reading an expletive that starts with F, then don't click the link.  You've been warned.

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Anne + Jeff
02 April :: 10:41 am