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so much Disney

All right, my birthday weekend post, almost a month late. :o

Saturday I went with my brother and cousins to Anime Expo, woot! Tracey and her friend saw a panel on Trigun, then we wandered around upstairs where they had all these things scheduled. We were too late for the line dancing. :( Not that I really wanted to learn line dancing, though, I could probably find an odori class somewhere in West L.A., hahaha. I just wanted to watch! But they wouldn’t let us in. pooh.

After that we went to the vendor hall and wandered around there for the rest of the time. I got some clothes, a magazine, a Snoopy, and some Japanese paper at Kinokuniya later.

Then I wandered around the artist area while everyone else rested on the side. I saw a couple artists whom I follow on deviantArt, talked to one of them (didn’t introduce myself though; I’m a lurker watcher on her dA page >.>), skipped the other because her table was so busy and I was getting exhausted. Talked to some other artists … I don’t remember their names though.

When we were done at AX we drove up to J-town and ate dinner at the Curry House. Yay! Yum! And we checked out Kinokuniya, where I stock up on Japanese paper, both washi and origami. XD

Walked around the Japanese Village Plaza (or whatever it’s called), a lot of stores were closed for Fourth of July.

After all that we went our separate ways and C and I went home where we greeted our grandparents and had apple pie a la mode before watching the fireworks display. woo! (The fireworks are fairly boring compared to Disneyland, but heck this show is in our very own backyard! [Or, at the high school.] Can’t beat that!)

The next day my family and I drove down to Disneyland where I paid for a blockout pass ($40) in order to get my fun card for my birthday ($69) since I have an annual pass and can get in for free (technically) almost any day. So I came out $29 ahead! Which I spent on a hat last time I went to Disneyland. :P Now whatever I get on my fun card, I’ve already given Disney cash for it.

We wandered around Downtown Disney for a while, but it was so unbearably hot and humid that we didn’t stick around much, and we moved on to Knott’s Berry Farm! We didn’t go in the park, just ate at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant (is that the name?) and looked through a few shops in the area.

We definitely checked out the Snoopy headquarters store! hee! I was sort of disappointed though. There was only one new Snoopy plushie, in swim trunks and holding a surfboard, and not many other plushies of other characters. :/ I saw Mr. Snoops in the store though! (The Snoopy in a business suit. :3) I thought it was hilarious to see a Snoopy in a suit with a really huge head. As evidenced in my Snoopy family portrait, my Snoops has a smushed head, or as R puts it, he’s been rendered brainless. *grin*

That was my wonderful birthday weekend! (And today we get to do the Downtown Disney part again for my brother’s birthday. :D)

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shopping, the end of eras

I managed to finish my art journal last weekend to come home this weekend. Well, I didn’t have time (and probably still won’t, unless I un-lazy myself) to paste these lace border things as a final tying-theme-together touch. But let’s forget that.

Saturday (yesterday) was the surprise 25th anniversary for my aunt and uncle, at my uncle’s mom’s house. It wasn’t much of a surprise … they walked in and we were all sitting around talking. XD Everyone (on my maternal side of the family) was there. W88 didn’t come though.

Um. I dunno, I don’t really have much to say about it. Talked to my SLO aunt, talked to my cousin and her husband, talked to … Noelle and SM00 of course. I guess that’s about it. We played a bit on Noelle’s MacBook. hehe.

Mum made tamagoyaki for the lunch. First time, essentially, that I’ve had it. I know I had it before, but I just thought it was egg, nothing special about it. I don’t know who made it. Either Bachan made it, or it was bought. I know there’s a world of difference there, but I honestly can’t remember. This time, I see how it’s a little better than just egg, but I don’t consider it anything special. o_o Blasphemy! XP I dunno. I’m too American? Eggs come by the dozen here? *laugh*

Saturday night I finished my other art project, the color harmonies. I like the effect. I used, for the most part, just magenta and greens. I’m disappointed though that some colors weren’t mixed right (grrr at me). For the triadic, the magenta-purple is too dark and doesn’t match the other colors; the split-complementary has the magenta too dark, too close to the blue-green instead of being between the blue-green and yellow-green; same goes for the monologous: the middle color is too dark, too close to the dark color instead of being between the dark and light color.

The analogous is the only one I’m completely (almost, I’m not perfect, there are some stray mushty brush strokes) happy with, and I didn’t have to mix those colors at all because their values were already equidistant from each other.

But, oh well, I get another B in an art class because I’m just not meant to be in art. (Well, I’m not sure I’m getting a grade, but that’s a whole other story I don’t want to go into. Ugh.)

Oh, before I finished my art project I went with Mum to the mall because I needed a new watch. The one I have seems to drain the watch quickly. I got a new battery last winter and already it blinks out and fades away, and I’ve probably used the alarm only once or twice. Plus the wristband is cracking again so I figure, fix two problems at once.

We also went to look at Payless Shoes, Forever 21, Borders Express, and Hallmark. Forever 21: Mum’s comment sums it up for me. “It reminds me of the 70s.” Not that that’s a bad thing at all, I’m just not a 70s-style sort of person. Yes, I like the clothes, I think they look nice, different, not blah, but will I wear them? Heck no. Now I’m all sad. Anchor Blue closed at Westside Pavilion, and Forever 21 is going in a style direction that I don’t care to follow. Where am I supposed to find clothes???

At Borders Express I saw Nana volume 5 (in plastic wrap o.o!!) but I didn’t have a coupon and I’d already spent $20 on a watch and didn’t want to spend money that is coming dearly at the moment, so I skipped it.

Hallmark still has the giant Snoopy plush. XD I want! It’s $20 even, and ish big and not wearing any accessories (except a collar) or hugging Woodstock, so it looks like an extremely huggable Snoopy, like my Mr. Snoops. Snoops makes me sad, he’s all squished out flat and not very stuff-y and dirty, his fur’s not soft and new. But again, I didn’t want to spend money.

So what do I do today? I went with Mum and N to CompUSA’s clearance sale and spent $56. (How can they be closing?? Noooo, Best Buy and Circuit City suck in the computer department!! CompUSA was my saving grace! And Fry’s drives me up the wall, it seems so dirty or unkempt or something.) I bought a mousepad with a frog on it ($7), a Tetris game for Windows/Mac ($15), DVD-Rs ($15), and an 80 pack of slim jewel cases ($17). Yes I am insane what the heck am I going to do with 80 of them I don’t think I’ve ever needed to use even 10 of them in my entire life so far.

I’d even told myself to not buy anything with my credit card this month, because the past few months I’ve had $50+ bills every single time. So somehow my debit card is exempt from my spending ban? Grrr. I guess I’ll just have to work extra long hours this summer. (Since my cousin says the guy is swamped with work, I guess I definitely have a job with him again. *crosses fingers and knocks on wood* I haven’t even really bought clothes in a year! Where’d all my money go? *cough Borders and its ebil membership cough*

N wanted a mouse and numeric keypad for the laptop he’s buying in a little while, but ended up buying a controller for the racing game he’s getting, since CompUSA didn’t have what he liked. XD Mum bought a mouse for the old computer (so N doesn’t have to buy a mouse anymore; he’ll just take the one from his current computer) and a 100 gig external harddrive. :O I’m a spoiled brat. I was looking at them because lately I’ve wanted to backup my laptop AND my desktop, and if my desktop serves as my laptop’s backup, where is my desktop’s backup? Plus, it’s really annoying being on my laptop and having certain files I want that are on my desktop. I hate to fire up the desktop just to get a few files. So now files will be central on the external harddrive and I can move stuff off my laptop!

At 2ish we had Chinese take-out for Grandma’s and Uncle R’s birthdays. I forget their birthdays already. >_> One is the 20th and the other is the 18th? I dunno. We tried a new Chinese place, Panda Coin Kitchen. It’s all right. It’s good, I like it. I just like Canton Kitchen better.

Mum and I watched Devil Wears Prada tonight. Good movie. Not great. Kind of average. Meryl Streep was great. I kept wanting to smack all the fashion people in the movie though. They’re just clothes omigosh!! I always do that … feel that way. I buy the high fashion magazines because of who’s on it (Natalie Portman, Ellen DeGeneres) and get angry because of all the fuss and emphasis on something so material and not really important.

But I’ve been typing for over 40 minutes and should really get to bed. So I’m done.

Knott’s Berry Farm summary

Woo! XD Knott’s! Auntie and Noelle and SM00 got here after ten, and we got at the park after eleven some time. Quick run-through:

Xcelerator (Tadash), Supreme Scream (Mum, Auntie, SM00), Perilous Plunge (all but Daddy and Hidek) ahhh!, Big Foot Rapids (all), lunch at that big foot grill (biiig burgers and hot dogs! o_o) or maybe lunch was before BFR?, Log Ride (all), Mine train thing (all), Montezuma’s Revenge (Tadash), Revolucion (me, Mum, SM00) which was sooo cool except it made me a bit sick when the thing would come down, Jaguar (all but Mum, Auntie, Hidek), Dragon Swing (all but Hidek, Daddy, Auntie) which made me actually feel sick because of Revolucion, went to Daddy’s store XD bought two Snoopys (one sleepy pink Snoopy and one fluffy Snoopy with Woodstock) and a July dancy Snoopy keychain, Wilderness Scrambler (Auntie, Mum, me, SM00), dinner at Ghost Town grill? slt, train, Log Ride again (me, Mum, SM00, Noelle) because I like it better at night, Camp Snoopy to look through the store.

So much fun! So many rides! So much walking! So much sun! *sunburned on the shoulders* So much soda! (Pepsi, Sierra Mist, sarsaparilla :b) It was soooo cool! XD Too bad Uncle couldn’t go though. :(

I wonder if I’ll go on Xcelerator next year. Still not sure. ^^;; Same with Supreme Scream.

While looking through the shops, though, I kept seeing things, and I’d think, ‘I like this, but I don’t want to pay for it. Maybe I’d make a boyfriend buy it for me. XD’ I don’t know … One is this $30 Snoopy that’s bigbig, but not the huuuge one in the center of the store. There were some necklaces, too. Stuff. Ah well. (10:31)