Lauren In Tokyo

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Quick, everyone go home early

About noon yesterday an office-wide email was sent around practically begging everyone to leave early in order to avoid getting stuck because of the typhoon. And what a typhoon it was last night. No wind. No rain. Just unbearable humidity.

I suppose several train lines were stopped, but none of the ones near me were. I should have stayed a little longer to work on my current project, I'm getting a little behind, I feel. Instead, I left early to be safe. It turns out, for nothing.

However, it was interesting to be the last person in the office at 5:30.

What's with all the natural disasters happening here in Japan? Last weekend was a big earthquake, yesterday was a typhoon. Next up, Godzilla.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

I thought he was sleeping all night!

Julian seemed to be working his way up from waking up every three hours to waking up once a night, and eventually up to sleeping all night long. All that progress seems to have been pushed back last night. He woke up every two hours. Hungry, he would cry until we fed him, then he wouldn't go back to sleep for an hour.

He cried from 12:00pm until 2:00am, then woke up again at 4:00am and wouldn't sleep again until 5:30. Then we was up again at 7:00 and didn't go back to bed until 8:00.

Needless to say, I'm very tired today. Which is bad because there's a typhoon coming and I need to prepare the windows for flying debris.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Tokyo summers are the worst

Not that I've lived anywhere that would give me a good perspective on how well off I probably am here in Tokyo, but holy cow, it's hot!

I grew up on Guam where the temperature was about the same as it is here, but there's something really different about the Tokyo heat. I think it's a combination of the lack of wind and all this concrete radiating absorbed heat back into the air.

Julian seems to be uncomfortable too. I'll have to buy a fan or something to keep the air in the house from stagnating.

Friday, July 08, 2005

This is so sad

This news is so sad.

What is the solution to this? What can I do?

Monday, July 04, 2005

Got an itch to scratch

Have you ever had one of those feelings like you've got to do something but just can't quite put your finger on what it is that you want to do? I've got that right now.

I'm feeling that way right now. Here are a list of things I've been thinking of:
  • Going to law school
  • Studying Perl source code
  • Writing some sort of essay/book
  • Starting a company
  • Moving to the countryside of Japan
It's not so much a specific drive to do any of those things. Rather, it is a general feeling like I've got to do something.

I'm sure if I sit around and watch some TV that the feeling will pass.