Speaking of 'Rome Total War', Matt revealed to me the set that includes Shogun, Medieval, expansions, soundtrack and an art-book that is only $20 more dollars than Rome?! How wonderful!! I need to buy it...someday^^ I need at least one computer game, ne!
Though, really, I would be happy with Rome - for the music and Mediterranean settlements are quite fun! I was contemplating which faction I would choose to play as...I wanted to be Macedon, but I am not sure if you can. Well, I'd settle for Seleucid - the region of Babylon, Damascus, Caesarea, and Ephasus! Anyway, that is me dreaming ^__^
I didn't get to taking photos for the buildings project last week, but the plan is to do it tomorrow!! XD YAY! You can't imagine how excited I am - such a nerd. I get to go take photos of over a hundred campus buildings...mmm. The architecture is neat, and knowing the history makes it exciting, but really it's just the fact that I have worked with these buildings for a whole summer and they have become like friends...or something. ^^ Anyway... ROME!
'9 o'clock pwnage', says Matt. [He has returned from his room from Counter Strike Source and is hitting the beachball around!] His birthday is coming up -- I hope he likes the gift(s) I got him :3
Well, in the news of correspondence, I emailed the Amateur Radio club and asked if they would mind if I drop by to see what they do (yay for radio/science/telegraphy/morse).
Then, I got an email from Yonezawa-sensei asking if I wanted to work on a new translation project. I don't know how many of you remember the book I translated with her during the Fall last semester. Well, the writer, Mrs. Hamamoto, has just completed a second book, which will actually be sold on the general market. Yonezawa-sensei learned about it when she visited Mrs. Hamamoto and the Kyoto Lighthouse (where they help the blind to learn to complete everyday tasks). If I have time I will be taking that on as a new project. I really need to brush up on and cram new Japanese kanji & grammar, though.
And I leave you with a wild story.
Yesterday my brother and I sat outside for lunch at a picnic table. At 12:30, as he got up to go inside, he turned his back to me, and just like in Raiders of the Lost Ark, a GIANT BUG appeared on his shoulder. It was at least 5 inches long and over an inch across, brown, with a flat, large, oval abdomen that was ridged with a sharp jagged edge. [Later I looked it up and it was in the 'True Bugs' order - Hemiptera, related to shield bugs, wheels bugs, stink bugs, and the like.]
Then I yelled -- "Don't move!"
Matt jumped! "What is it?!"
I reassured him: "It's not a spider!..."
".. -_- ..."
I took the water bottle and brushed it off. It didn't fall, but flew away!? Yikes! Creepy huge bug!
Today we ate inside.