Friday, April 04, 2008

Friday Fill-in #22


1. Tonight I saw ... the building shake. (The earthquake took place about 100 km NE of Tokyo and was a magnitude 5 there but registered as a 3 in the Tokyo area).
2. A day off to do whatever I want ... makes me wanna dance!
3. Splitting a few appetizers between friends ... is always fun!
4. David Mitchell ... is someone I'd like to get to know better. (I met him once at a signing and he was such a nice guy. I'd love to swap Japan stories with him).
5. The smell of ... cherry blossoms ... reminds me so much of springtime!
6. A mug of hot tea, a good night's sleep ... and that made it all better.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to ... reading a bit in bed, tomorrow my plans include ... enjoying the departing cherry blossoms ... and Sunday, I want to ... maybe stay home and relax and hopefully get over this cold that's been dragging me down all week!

10 comments:

  1. OOOO..cherry blossoms! So sweet!

    The building shook! Oh my! Glad you are ok! That would freak me out!!

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  2. The earthquakes in Japan were always so different! There was the up and down shake, the sideways shake, the rolling shake...who knew!

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  3. Keep on drinking some yummy tea and hope the cold goes completely away! Have a great weekend.

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  4. When I lived in California we had a lot of earthquakes. The small ones I did not know about untill somone told me about them, i used to think I was dizzy suddenly. The worst was one that shook us so bad I had to hang on to the windowsill and the roar sounded like a train, this one scared me bad!!!

    Happy you are allright, do you have many like this one?

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  5. Yikes. I haven't felt a major earthquake since we left San Diego back in 2002. Glad it was too terrible.

    I hope you get over your cold quickly. Mine is just about gone. Lasted almost a week and a half!

    Happy Weekend!

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  6. It's been a little bit since an the earth shook where I live. We get little ones quite regularly it seems like. I imagine it's not too different for you in Japan. At least it always seems like there's an earthquake there.

    #2 is so true! I could use one of those right about now.

    I hope you have a great weekend, Tanabata.

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  7. SaraLynn- Sadly the cherry blossoms are almost gone here but they are so pretty! Thanks for stopping by.

    Janet- LOL. So true. Plus the Japanese have their intensity rating which is different from magnitude. This was essentially one big sideways lurch that caused everyone to stop and look (I was in a coffee shop at the time).

    Iliana- Thanks. I hope so too! I think another cup of herbal tea is in order.

    Madeleine- There are lots of little ones that you almost don't feel and occasionally ones like this. I just hope we never get a really big one, even though Tokyo is apparently overdue for one!

    Les- Thanks. The worst part is since Friday I've kind of lost my voice. Made having a couple of lessons a bit interesting yesterday. I think I'm going to relax and take it easy tomorrow. Glad you're almost over yours.

    Literary Feline- There are earthquakes happening in Japan all the time but we only sometimes feel them here. You get kind of used to them. I think I've managed to schedule next Friday off- can't wait! :)

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  8. Your blog looks very different since I was last here. Sorry it's been so long! It looks good.

    Earthquakes, wow, that sounds terrifying, although you seem to take them in stride.

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  9. Ok, now I feel really dumb, because I see I left a comment on your BAFAB giveaway. I guess your blog looked so different I didn't realize that was you. :)

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  10. Dewey- LOL! No problem!
    I finally switched to a light background after being black or dark for a long time. And there were so many BAFAB giveaways this time around I started forgetting where I'd been too. :)

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