Sunday, January 30, 2011

Moving to Wordpress

*note: you can make a drinking game out of how many times the word "blog" comes up in this post.

Yes, that's right. This blog will be no longer. All of the blogs I want to follow are on Wordpress and honestly, I don't care where my blog is, so I'm moving. Since there are only three followers, it's not a big deal to me. And I never pay attention to the few blogs I do follow here on Blogger. So my blog is moving. If you read it, awesome, just move with me. If you just happen to have stumbled upon my site, I guess it's not a big deal for you, is it?

I'm going to have two blogs: one exactly like the one here, as a personal blog for all my life's ramblings, and another about all things Japan, from news to food to culture to style to movies to whatever the hell I feel like.

kateebot Wordpress: click here
bakatorako Wordpress: click here

Have fun.

<3 katee


[picture is completely unrelated, however it is adorable]

Sorry about not having posted since November. I guess I just kinda forgot all about this thing.

Things have been crazy. The semester ended (two B's and two C's, much better than all of last year), and I started my new semester. Classes are as follows: Natural Hazards, Buddhism, General Psychology, Asian Civ II, and Religion in America. The first four are back-to-back on MWF, while the last one is the only one I have TR. I never have to wake up any earlier than 10am on any given day, which is really nice. Sucky thing is, though, that because my GPA is only up to about 2.5 (yes, think how much worse it was if last semester was my best), I may not be accepted into GMU for fall 2011. So, I have to get my grades up and (*gulp*) have to take a math course. I'm going to have to triple check with Admissions, since this is all based off some woman from the Transfers office and there's no mention of this on the website. OK, it's mentioned but only in the way of "hey, if you go to community college and don't wanna complete your associates, you have to take A MATH COURSE". Not caps'd, but I do not fall under that specific circumstance. It's all bullshit I'm going to have to straighten out.

I've gotten back into playing WoW, which has sucked up a lot of my time. I've been playing since the end of November, and so far I've got a 64 BE pally, a 40 NE druid and a 41 human pally to show for it. Also, a guild of my own, on the Terenas server for Alliance. The human has become my main, even though I listed them in the order they were created and played. I missed paladins, but I couldn't just up and leave my guild to fend for itself, since it's what I call a "baby guild". Only about 30 people and only one bar (out of 5) into level 2. But hey, it's only been up and running since the 4th of January, so that's not terribly shabby.

Right now I'm sitting on the couch at Sensei's house while John's asleep. We've been petsitting. OK, he's been petsitting while I've petted the cat a few times (he's allergic to cats) and made him food. That's about it. But at least I've kept him company. Together we've watched the first 9 episodes of this anime called Soul Eater which I quickly snagged a view of on Funimation at his house. Not too shabby. I actually kinda like it, and I'm mega picky about my anime. Hell, I'm even watching the dubbed version! I feel proud of myself for that one.

I've been thinking a lot lately of finally getting to Japan. I check Japanese news every single day as part of my routine of websites I must check numerous times every day. I mean, John and I just talked about when we finally get into GMU about doing their direct exchange program and going to Japan for a semester (either Momoyama U. in Osaka, Sophia U. in Tokyo, or Akita Int'l U. in Akita). I mean, it's lame but I have this grand plan of how my life's gonna go, where I'm gonna be, etc. And it's taunting to have all these people over there already when it's all I wanna do. I don't even wanna continue with college (sadly, it's neccessary) just so I can get on with what I really wanna do. I hate the reliance on college degrees nowadays. It's so lame.

Anyways, gonna go join the beau in bed. It's getting late and I'm fairly tired. Maybe once I finish this episode of Soul Eater, however. x3

<3 katee

Friday, November 19, 2010


Dammit. I'd gone soooo long without being sick and then it hits me like a damn freight train. I'm not sure if it's an epicly bad cold or a mild flu... but it's downright horrendous. I was somehow able to push through three hours of work like this, then I came home and snuggled into PJs with my space heater and laptop. Hopefully I'm better by Monday, 'cause I've already missed a lot of school due to this damn illness.

One of my BFFs, Luis, bought my my early Christmas present: a 90 day time card for WoW. I was so excited! And I'm pretty sure my grandma bought me a 60 day time card for Christmas so now I'll be set until early April, just in time for me to focus on finals. I will say I've missed WoW a lot! I was using those 10-day trials just so I could remember what the controls were like. I still don't feel ready to play with Eriniyes yet... I'll stick with Rindrsyn for a while until I reach a high enough level to play with my NE again.

I'm off to play a bit of WoW then read Harry Potter before I go to bed. G'night.

-- katee

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bucket List

Even though my roommate and one of my suitemates made a bucket list together to complete before the end of college, I'm making mine completely unrelated to theirs. It's something I feel I need to get down, write numerous times all over the place, so I don't forget and I actually do the things on mine. Mind you, they're a lot more complex than probably anything they have because mine include long-term things more than short term and shit that'll take a lot of time and effort to complete [aka it'll take me mucho money and muuuuucho years]. And this will be added to and therefore made into a brand new post everytime I update. So here it goes:

1. Learn Japanese*
2. Learn Chinese
3. Learn Korean
4. Learn Welsh
5. Learn Gaelic
6. Learn Thai
7. Learn Arabic*
8. Be in a feature film [even as an extra]
9. Live in a nice little apartment in Tokyo, even if only for a few months
10. Star in a Japanese commercial
11. Tutor a famous Japanese star in English
12. Have two wedding ceremonies: one in America for the family with a wedding dress, then a Shinto wedding in Japan with a wedding kimono
13. Either build my own house in Japan or renovate an old style house
14. Have kids
15. Adopt a child
16. Publish a book
17. Travel to over 40 different countries

That's all I've got at this point. I know there's a lot more I want to get done, but a lot of it is short-term stuff that I don't feel is really bucket-list worthy.

I really need to finish some homework and get to bed. But I also reeeeeeeeeally wanna watch the latest episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

-- katee

* In between the stars is all the languages I want to learn. They go in decending order of the proficiency in which I'd like to speak them, though I will say Korean, Welsh, and Gaelic should really share a number on that one, since I'm fairly interested in learning them while Thai and Arabic would be if I have the time.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Year-Long To Do List

I'm feeling very... meh. I feel I need to write shit down to remind myself that that's what I want to accomplish by the end of this year. So, here we go.

1. Lose at least 15lbs.
2. Get bangs.
3. Through meditation, learn patience.
4. Attend a Japanese festival at Ekoji.
5. Obtain a real kimono [I'll settle for a yukata].
6. Either get accepted to UHM or find a full-time job to help pay for UHM.
7. Start learning a language other than Japanese [choices: Chinese, Korean, Welsh, Gaelic, or Klingon].
8. Get a good sleep schedule going without having to try.

That's all I got right now. I'll add to it later. I gotta get to bed since I have class at 9:30am. Yaaaaay. < / sarcasm >

-- katee