The good and the bad and all that falls in between.
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So I came home to this. I literally could make a splash on my bed right now. Why is mountain whether so fucking weird? It was hot (ridiculously so) and clear all day, and then the minute I leave Iiyama, it storms so badly that I have to drive through rivers of water on the road. No joke, I drove through about a six inch deep puddle to get to my house. The Lawson on my street was even getting flooded. I felt so bad for the lady that was cleaning it up (the one who rings me up all the time, and knows that I never want a bag) that I tried to make small talk with her. She’s already not the genki-est person ever, but then add in having to mope up these torrents of water coming in the front of the store, and she seemed pretty miserable. 
Anyway, the rain has let up now, but now I have to sleep on a wet bed or roll out one of my futons.
Do~shi~o?

So I came home to this. I literally could make a splash on my bed right now. Why is mountain whether so fucking weird? It was hot (ridiculously so) and clear all day, and then the minute I leave Iiyama, it storms so badly that I have to drive through rivers of water on the road. No joke, I drove through about a six inch deep puddle to get to my house. The Lawson on my street was even getting flooded. I felt so bad for the lady that was cleaning it up (the one who rings me up all the time, and knows that I never want a bag) that I tried to make small talk with her. She’s already not the genki-est person ever, but then add in having to mope up these torrents of water coming in the front of the store, and she seemed pretty miserable. 

Anyway, the rain has let up now, but now I have to sleep on a wet bed or roll out one of my futons.

Do~shi~o?

Skinny Lister in the Red Marquee - Fuji Rock 2013 

So I found this gem of a video floating around on youtube while looking for 2014 vids. I spotted Kirsty right away while they’re taking the picture (she’s wearing the white glasses in the very front and right of the crowd) and we’re next to her. You can get a better look at us around 4:09 when the camera goes along the crowd. It’s pretty easy to spot us due to Kirsty’s white glasses and the fact that the camera stops for a second just above our heads.

I had a weird few minutes while watching this video when I didn’t see myself. I kept thinking, “Did I dream that I was there with them? Where the hell am I?” This was back when I was wearing glasses, so I thought that might be making it hard to see myself, but I didn’t see anyone with glasses until………

I realized that the girl next to Megan was ME. Whose hat am I wearing?! When did I get that?!

It’s only now that I’ve had a moment to think about it that I remember that someone threw (lost?) their hat during Turtle Island, and I had decided that it was a good idea to put it on and rock it for the rest of the time we were there. When we left after Skinny Lister, I think I set it free amongst the crowd again, never to see it (or remember it?) again.