Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
This is Rentaro. I'll be taking over the blog for Yumi today. I'm going to try to be the best substitute Yumi possible. (I've been practicing: Exclamation points! Things are cute! I have anger issues! and I love emoticons ^_^) But it's tough. Even thought I've known Yumi for a long time, she is not exactly an easy person to figure out.
Since Yumi like to answer questions on Friday, that's what I'll be doing. She told me that if I don't know the answer I can just guess. I don't want to just make things up and have no one know...maybe I'll use a guessing font. Let me try. The Earth Weighs 16 Trillion Kilograms. Okay, I can work with that. So, to the questions!
"Dear Rentaro, What do you think of the Yumi's apartment? is it too pink for you, or do you like it ;D "
If you've been friends with Yumi as long as I have, you become immune to things that are pink. Her apartment is great! It's in the best neighborhood. It's a little small, but who cares?
Do you like Yumi's bento? (the only answer for this is "YES! It is super spectacular and soooooo adorable! How could anyone not love it?!" any answer other then that is strictly against the rules.)
Dear "Anonymous" who I assume is Yumi,
YES! It is super spectacular and soooooo adorable! How could anyone not love it?! I go on to say, It is a delight. Poets of the future will speak of it reverently.
Have you ever run a blog before? Do you have any idea what to write?
No and also NO! It's kind of intimidating. OK, I did have a blog for a week. I wrote one entry that was just said "This blog will be a place to put all of my ideas." And then I didn't put any in there. And then I took it down after a year because I realized it made it look like I hadn't had a single good idea in a year.
What are your thoughts on the sibling conflict between Miwako and Yumi?
I think that they are both right. And if they ever want me to take sides, I'm going to into witness protection. One time I told Yumi that she should really consider her sister's point of view. The second I said it, I imagined future me busting through the door and then sadly saying. "It's too late, you've already said it, haven't you." That was the last time I said anything about their fighting that wasn't a thoughtful nod followed by trying to change the subject.
Another Question from Rosey:
"Do you like the sciencez?"
For realz! Science is just about the greatest thing ever.
Curious Kitty Asks
Rentaro - ever thought about contacts? ^^
Like for your eyes? I like the idea, but I don't think I could ever talk my eyes into trusting my fingers.
Eyes: WHAT ARE YOU DOING!
Fingers: It's a contact lens. Don't worry. Science approved.
Eyes: THIS IS NOT COOL! NOT COOL AT ALL. COMMENCE CLOSING SEQUENCE! NONE SHALL PASS!
Okay, I have to run out for a minute. Keep the questions coming! Or, you can also send ideas about what I should write about. I'm really looking forward to using my guessing font too.
Hi Rentaro, I'll give you a chance to use your guessing font... provided that you don't know the answer. Um... why can't people tell that Clark Kent is Superman? Is it because of the glasses?
Well, the truth is that everyone knows it's him. But...he just, he's just a really nice guy and he wants us all to believe the secret identity business. So it's a politeness thing, really. Sure we get tired of summarizing what just happened for him "Oh you missed it, so much awesome stuff just happened." But, it's really just the least we can do.
Just wondering did you tell take Miwako's side then because shes your girlfriend? And im talking to Rentaro and this counts as a question .
I try really hard not to take sides. Really, really, really hard. To the point of running away if needed.
Hi, RentaroI was wondering what's your favorite book or book series?
I love science fiction! Right now I'm working my way through the Finding Earth Saga. I'm on book 7. It's about a bunch of astronauts who went on a faster than the speed of light trip for too long, and when they came back the whole planet was gone, and they have to figure out how to get back to earth. Spoiler alert: They don't find Earth in the first six books. I have high hopes for this one!
Rentaro have you ever seen a ghost?
No. People are always so afraid of ghosts, but if they do exist - then they're more weird than sad. They're like those people who go back to hang out at their old high school after their first year at university. Does that make sense? People don't want you around at their home/high school ghosts/ college freshman, just find somewhere else to go.
Anonymous Asks (or rather, says):
I'm upset, Rentaro! You didn't do all the questions from the last post's comments! Oh well, guess you're busy. ^_^
Oh no! I didn't!? Yumi warned me that blogging was tricky. I can't figure out which ones! Can you ask again?
Do you think zombies breathe? I mean, they moan and stuff, right? But they're dead. So they shouldn't need air. So they shouldn't breathe. But then how do they make noise if they don't breathe. I'm perplexed.
Hmm. This is out of my area of expertise. I might have to ask Yumi? Does she normally field zombie questions. Also, I should point out that whenever I'm having a bad day, I like to think "I am so lucky to be alive, and also additionally lucky that zombies are not real."
Do u like sheep? Yes I really want to know that.
I've never met a sheep, but I do wear sweaters. So I guess I should say thanks to at least one sheep at some point. *edit* I just looked up pictures of sheep online. I am glad that Yumi is not here, she would have had a heart attack. Baby sheep are pretty cute. I'm not too proud to admit that.
Rentaro,Do they have those crazy giant hornets where you live in Japan? Those things are so mean looking. I saw a video of them attacking a beehive. It gives me shivers thinking about it.
So remember that thing I say to myself when I'm having a bad day, there is a second part: "I am so lucky to be alive, and also additionally lucky that zombies are not real. But let's not get carried away about things, because there are terrifying hornets."
Answer my sheep question and if your not blogging anymore this question also applies to Yumi.
I see that this is important to you. Suspiciously important. Is this that typing sheep that I've been hearing about? ;)UPDATE ALSO AGAIN
hi!have you ever ate canned bread?
Yes! I did not like it much, but I did like its outift.
No my cousin drew a picture of a sheep and i wanted to know.
I'm glad this wasn't the typing sheep, I've heard he's mean. That's cool that your cousin drew a picture of a sheep. Did your cousin draw a place for the sheep to live?
UPDATE AGAIN AGAIN
Do u like puppies there my fav animal so this is important to me.
You'd have to have a heart of stone to not like puppies. Or alergies. Luckily I don't have either. I am pro-puppies. I also like old dogs (and cats) because they're really dedicated to taking naps, they're like advertisements for napping.
No but she did draw someone to carry the sheep
That's good!THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE GREAT QUESTIONS!
I'm off to have a snack! If you have more questions, it's not too late! I'll answer them all before handing the blog off to Yumi!
Hey Rentaro! What are your favorite movies?
My Favorite movies have more than one alien, and less than one musical number.
Is yumi's blog too girly for you? (if you want to keep your life, I'd try saying 'noooo, I love it!')
Oh, no it's not too girly for me, I don't really worry about that sort of thing.
Are you as awesome as Yumi?
Well. It depends on who you're asking. If you're asking Yumi, no. If you're asking me...also no. Very close though.
They are so traumatic that I instantly forget why she has gotten mad at me.
Sushi. Pizza's cool and everything, but you can't put wasabi on pizza. Or you shouldn't put wasabi on pizza. Or should you? *edit* You should not.
Hmm, that's tough. A lot of the guests we get are pretty crazy. There was that one time...actually, Yumi would KILL me if I told that story (Note to Yumi: The thing with all of the paint, remember?).
If a massive voice came from out of nowhere and screamed anything at all, my reaction would probably be the same no matter what it said, really. I would run away. I'd probably also do some light to moderate screaming.
It depends on how you say it. We, as a people, need to have a long talk about fonts and such so we know how offended to be by comments on the internet. Like, "He called me a complainer!" "Really, in what font?" "Helvetica." "Oh he was just teasing."
How are things going between you and Miwako? How often do you go to Yumi's bento stand?
Well, things are going good. Relationships are confusing! I've been to Yumi's stand about five times so far. I love it! And I'm not just saying that because I know she'll read the blog. It's pretty cool, also I get cuts. Who doesn't love cutting in line?
No. She's fantastic ;P
Oh, I don't care really. You can say it however. You should probably spell it R-e-n-t-a-r-o.
And, it looks like this last question took care of itself.
Okay! I'm giving the blog back to Yumi! Thanks for all of the great questions this weekend!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Bs = 5 points
Cs = 10 points
Ds = 50 points
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
A little while back, some big deal guy in the ghost hunting world mentioned the ryokan as a “Haunted Hotspot.” on his website. That was mega weird, I mean think about someone saying that about where you grew up, but that was just the start of this ghost hunting business. Apparently this guy is the king of the ghost nerds or something – because the second he mentioned the ryokan, all of these bizarre people started showing up with their…stuff.
I’m not saying that all ghost hunters are terrible, but most of them are. Think about it – they show up where something tragic has happened, cause this big silly scene, totally disrespect everything and everyone there, and act all self important about everything. If you ask them to stop what they’re doing they’ll act as if you’re interrupting some sort of great scientific research. It makes me crazy! It’s like, excuse me people working to solve world hunger, and you too people working on new vaccines, also you too technology people – all of you stop for a second: A bald guy who somehow also has a ponytail (Which science refers to as a hair-paradox, or hairadox.) thinks he’s recorded a ghost talking.
Also, for some reason these people have decided that ghosts are made out of electricity. They have these little machines that show electromagnetic fields or something, and they walk around, and when the machines start to light up – they super freak out. Never mind that these little machines always pick up ghost activity near THINGS THAT RUN ON ELECTRICITY. “Guys! Come here! I think the television is a ghost! So is the computer! And the toaster! Oh no! Please tell me no one had toast this morning!”
I think what bugs me most is how rude they are. Everything is just a game to them. They’re also so sure that they understand what’s going on. They don’t. It’s like they’ve put one foot into a tide pool and declared that they’ve discovered all the secrets of the ocean.
I’m not saying that I believe in ghosts, but – even I’ve seen some strange things. I’ve had that something-is-really-really-really wrong feeling in the middle of the night. I’ve been to some places that definitely had a spooky feeling. There are a lot of things that we’ll never get to know for sure. I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to say if there are ghosts or not. But I am pretty sure thousands of years of mystery is not going to be cracked by some hobbyist with a bunch of junk he bought from the catalog you find in the little seat pocket in an airplane.
Sorry – just had to deal with a lot of those people these last few days. What do you guys think of this whole thing? Any ghost hunters out there? Any people who don’t like ghost hunters out there?
Monday, October 4, 2010
That’s the good news, now the bad news. The review was really mean. I mean, really really mean. Like, who-knew-words-could-be-that-terrible mean. (I trusted you, words – and this is what you do? Appear in a mean review? About me?! I thought we were friends! After I bought you all of those books to live in. That’s it, we’re through!)
(Okay, I lied. I can’t blog without you. You’re back in the game – but watch your step.)
I’m going to post some of the worst comments from the review, just to give you a sense of what it was like:
“Cute? More like awful.”
“Looked like she was wearing a wedding cake.”
“I’d rather eat the box!”
I was only going to post some of the comments, but you know what – I’m going to respond.
“Cute? More like awful.” No. More like cute. Less like awful. You’re more like awful!
“Uninspired.” Okay, I admit it. I should have spent the morning reading poetry to my food.
“Looked like she was wearing a wedding cake.” That’s just not very nice. I didn’t say anything about your sweater situation.
“I’d rather eat the box!” You’re welcome to. I’ll save some for your next visit. In fact I INSIST you try one.
“Lacking subtlety.” You know who wants subtle bento? Boring people. “Did you try that bento? It was so subtle!” “I know! I loved it. Well it’s 7pm, we should go home and go to bed soon.”
There was one sort of positive line.
“If you’re there already and are in a hurry, check it out.”
But you know what? I’m not going to let it get me down! The stand is just opening, I know I’ve got a lot to learn, and I know I’m going to have to deal with a lot of mean reviews – but soon, I’ll be getting the good ones. (I hope.) Do you guys listen to reviews?