Even more shocking, though, is the thought that in something like 2.5 weeks, I'll be in Japan. Did you get that? IN JAPAN. I've never been abroad before, and occasionally it hits me that for 2 weeks I'll be on the other side of the world. The fucking world! I'm a little scared and very excited. This is my first chance, to see what it's like. After all, it's one thing to say I'd like to live in Japan, and another to actually go there.
Well, I'd better start working on some of this stuff...papers and all that jazz. With any luck, I'll be done before you (or I) know it.