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!


  1. OOOO..cherry blossoms! So sweet!

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

  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!

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

  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?

  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!

  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.

  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! :)

  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.

  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. :)

  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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