November 15th, 2004



...Imported from outside of LiveJournal, via John Scalzi:

1. Open up the music player on your computer.
2. Set it to play your entire music collection.
3. Hit the "shuffle" command.
4. Tell us the title of the next ten songs that show up (with their musicians), no matter how embarrassing.

My list:

01. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
02. Toto - We Can Make It Tonight
03. Beck - Loser
04. Tom Petty - Learning To Fly
05. The Pillows - Sleepy Head
06. Puffy AmiYumi - Taiyo
07. Tenacious D - Friendship
08. Toto - Pamela
09. Trio - Da Da Da
10. Queen - Father To Son

And an extra ten (for fun):

11. Don Henley - I Will Not Go Quietly
12. Sum 41 - Fat Lip
13. Huey Lewis - The Only One
14. Eddie Money - I Think I'm In Love
15. Puffy AmiYumi - Tokyo Nights
16. Enya - Watermark
17. They Might Be Giants - For Science
18. Foo Fighters - Oh, George
19. Santana - Oye Como Va
20. The Pillows - Carnival (Off Vocals)

An odd list to be sure, but nothing particularly embarrasing there. Judging by my random sample, apparently 20% of my musical collection was produced in Japan (although only 10% is actually in Japanese, followed by 5% in Spanish, and 5% nonsense. So... Da da da...) There's another extra bonus track below:
  • Current Music
    Abba - Mamma Mia

JET Application

Well, the application is completely filled out, I've collected all my transcripts and such, all that's left to do is go to Kinkos tomorrow and make two copies of everything (three of my birth certificate, which isn't being sent -- the scary part is that it took me the last three days to find it), put it in the envelope, and send it off to the Japanese Embassy in DC.

It feels very strange, as I cast my first dice and begin my campaign to go to Japan in ernest, then attempt to go on to graduate school in computational linguistics. I'm not entirely sure how I feel, or, really, how I should feel. Because, for one thing, I have no idea whatsoever what my chances might actually be to get into the program in the first place.

Update: Copies made, package has been sent. Whatever mood that may have induced in me today has been trumped by the good mood I'm in now that I have my Civic back. Yay. I suppose that's good for taking the edge off the fact that I wish I had some idea of what my chances were.

I also sent off a few hundred Nippon2007 flyers while I was at it.
  • Current Music
    Rush - La Villa Strangiato