nuklear_firefly: (angry sweatdrop [nel])
News update: Back in AZ with flu. :D

That is all.
nuklear_firefly: (GO AWAY [yomi])
Quote of the Day: "FRUIT PUNCH! FRUIT PUNCH! FRUIT PUNCH!!!" - Some guy next to us at the Sonic yesterday, screaming his order into the box because the girl, for some reason, didn't understand... and then got pissed at him for yelling.

^^ Highly entertaining ^^

So yesterday, we returned our little car and went to some Paint Your Own Pottery place, which was pretty fun and the lady running the place was very nice. I made a little Starrlite foal statue, Will made a turtle box, and Mom made a teapot/teacup combo thing.

Hungry afterwards, we piled into the car to go to Sonic for lunch, and I was feeling very wonky. Very drained and tired, my skin felt too hot, and I felt a little carsick.

Turns out I've probably got some mild form of sunstroke. (I say probably because we're still not sure... it keeps coming back and won't go the hell away, so we're suspecting perhaps food poisoning.)

Despite this, I wouldn't let Ma or Will derail from the plan to get Mom some shirts at Purple Pony and get my hoodie. Got home, collapsed for a nap, woke up with a 100.2o fever. Managed to get the fever down, hung out downstairs for a while, went upstairs to go to bed... woke up at 3 in the morning, shivering something awful and with a sky-high fever again. I managed to weasel Will over to keep me warm, but it didn't help much... had to take a lukewarm bath again to get the fever down.

Was wide awake after that, played vidja games downstairs 'til 7 in the morning, then went back to bed.

Woke up in the same state again.

I am most displeased with this fever.
nuklear_firefly: (pachirisu!)
We rented this awesome three-wheeled mini-car today, me and Will. It's $18 for 24 hours, and the only extra cost is I need to fill'er up with gas before I turn it back in tomorrow afternoon. It's obnoxious green and loud as a motorbike, but is amazingly comfy and a damn pretty way to see the island. I've been having a grand old time parking it in regular-style parking spaces. The only annoying thing is, there's no reverse... so to get out of parking spaces, me and Will have to drag it out and turn it in the direction we want. XD;;

But, with this wonderful device, we invaded half the stores on the island, I got a couple t-shirts, Will found the "Ahh! Real Monsters" game for SNES for $1, and we had fun watching the drawbridge while we were stuck in traffic on the way back to the house.

My only real complaint is how messed up my hair is now from driving around in that thing.

Dunno what the plan is for tonight, but I need to mooch money from my mom to get that zip-up hoodie... I am out of cash now. That can wait 'til the end of the week, though.

Best vacation ever, mang. I definitely need to get one of these little three-wheeler suckers to drive around Tempe.
nuklear_firefly: (kaze [okami])
Since the weather was great today, Will and I hit up the nature trails while Ma went and sat on the beach. We started out trekking on the Wildlife Loop, which is a 3 mile long circle through the marsh, but got sidetracked when we found the Black Duck Trail branching off from the loop. We stopped to stare at a whitetail buck that was standing in the trees just off the trail before he took off, then we wandered off down the Black Duck Trail. After getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, we cut across the street and went down the Woodland Trail.

Got attacked by more mosquitoes, but took the branch-off to the Wild Pony Overlook to see what we could see. There was one herd pretty far off when we finally reached the overlook, and one young stallion lurking about a half mile away from them, just waiting for his chance to steal a mare. (He did, but it took him a while to get to it.) A tiny band of two mares, one yearling filly, and a stallion wandered past really close to the overlook, though, so we got to see some of the ponies real close-up. (I got to explain the ponies to a bunch of people from Jersey who were at the overlook the same time as us, too; being a veteran Chincoteague visitor makes me a substitute tour guide, I suppose. XD)

On the way back up the trail, we stumbled across a little shika doe hiding in the bushes right next to the trail. She was staring at us, kind of skittish but still curious. We got down low so we were on her level and got some pictures, tried not to make any sudden movements to scare her off, and Will got pretty close to her for some better pictures before we backed away and left her to herself. Didn't spook and run off at all; I guess that's a good testament to how shika are in Japan right there. She was more curious than frightened like the whitetails always are.

Found a wood frog just past the shika, too. Cute little guy.

I dunno how far we walked total, but my dollar store sneakers I picked up yesterday for the trail definitely did their job without eating my feet off. It was nice.

Tomorrow, raiding Main Street and checking out the shops and restaurants. :D
nuklear_firefly: (^_^ [die])


Not LJ-cut because I don't care. :3

LOOK. FINALLY, my idiot boss from EB got his stupid ass fired! (He probably finally groped the wrong person... asking Matt what happened now.)

SERIOUSLY SO HAPPY. I am a terrible person, and yet I don't quite care.

In Chincoteague right now. Having a great time despite food poisoning from the shrimp I ate tonight. We saw a shika doe earlier, running along the side of the road... she had on some kind of tracking collar, but it just looked like she was wearing a big red dog collar with a bell on it. XD It was so damn cute. There've been a few whitetail bucks running around, too; I think we've seen four so far, plus a whitetail doe and her fawn lurking around in the marsh. Only seen one herd of ponies yet, and they were pretty far out into the marsh, but hopefully when Will and I go on the nature trail tomorrow/Tuesday, we'll see plenty closer up. Also, hopefully we'll see some more shika. They're definitely doing their usual begging thing this time around.

Went to the new Chincoteague Build-a-Bear workshop thing tonight. Will got a calico cat, I got a dog. Dorky as it was, it was pretty fun. (We did this after spending all afternoon getting seashells at the beach and giving the vast majority to some lady who looked like my 11th grade English teacher.)

Tomorrow is trail-walking day, unless it rains, then it's Invading Main Street Stores Day. It'll be fun either way. Tuesday, the Purple Pony clothing store is supposed to be getting more shirts in, and I'm hoping to snag a zip-up hoodie from them to replace my beat-to-hell Trigun one. :3
nuklear_firefly: (harvest moon)
So today, we went to Lehigh Valley Mall and Ichiban Steakhouse. It was all cold and rainy, so it was a perfect mall-type day, so naturally, a shitload of people were wandering around LV Mall and being generally in the way. But I got some new underwear (lol all I've got back in AZ is old and holey), snooped in Hot Topic and found shirts I want for my birthday, bought Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins for the Gameboy (classic! epic!), talked to Matt in the downstairs EB for a good long time and got up to speed on everybody, snooped in KB Toys and scared the shit out of Will by attacking him with a foam sword -- he thought it was an umbrella -- and also played with Pokeymans toys, tried and failed to find bar soap in Bath & Body Works, and found that Suncoast still smells funny, as it always has. On the way out, we got chocolate at that expensive chocolates place upstairs. Holy shit is it delicious and the ultimate PMS cure.

Nothing and everything has changed. Seriously. It's insane. I leave for 8 months and this place warps.

Ate delicious noodles and veggies at Ichiban, bickered with Will over which is superior, Kobe or Ichiban, and got some green tea ice cream. Came home, played Metal Saga, turned the controller over to Will after a while and played some Mario instead, and now I'm kind of falling asleep.

Tomorrow, we venture to Nuts About Ice Cream, which is my favorite ice cream shop in the entire country, and then I'm goin' across the street to duke it out with Liberty and see if they'll cough up my yearbook. Bitches.

And then I need to fill out scholarship applications. Joy and joyness. -_- Just what I wanted to do with my vacation.
nuklear_firefly: (adorkable! [tamaki])
lol chicken and dumplings. Best part of being home again, seriously.

Went out to Newark to pick up Will last night. Had fun going to four different places before anything was open so Ma could get coffee. Ended up watching Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth when we got home, then passed out around 4:30 in the morning. (In my defense... in Arizona time, it was 1:30.)

Woke up around noon. Went to go see Anko and wish her luck on her journey to Japan for college, swung by my sister's place to see her and Brian and the kids. Adrian quite happily led me around the living room, happily pointing out everything. ("Aun' Lauren, this is my Shrek. And this is my mommy. And this is my Cameron.") When I went upstairs later to try to find a bathroom, he was already up there, waiting to show me his room and introduce me to his teddy bear and his Elmo. Hyperactive little sucker, but he's funny. He's pretty articulate for a two-year-old.

Now we're back here and Will is failing hardcore at Shadow of the Colossus. :D It's fun to watch.

I'm gonna go get some strawberry rhubarb pie in a minute, and then veg. Tomorrow, it is the journey to the mini-mall to get Will a haircut, and then who knows what next. Ahh, laidback vacation time.
nuklear_firefly: (love! [tamaki])
Home again, home again. :3

Ate so much Italian food last night that I'm still full. Slept like a log (had weird dreams involving friends going psycho and me knowing Hogwarts spells to defend myself). Woke up to coffee, got me a cup, am enjoying it thoroughly.

Got to meet my new nephew today, too. :3 He's a friendly little guy. He was crying up a storm 'cause he's teething when I came out of my room, but he stopped as soon as I went over to say hi to him. Now he's over there with Mom, just smiling at me. He's a cute little bugger.

Going to pick up Will at the airport tonight, and then probably just chillax for a couple days.
nuklear_firefly: (kaoru is too fucking sexy)
Best. Spring break. Ever.

More on this tonight, when my ass is back in Tempe.

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