Friday, April 08, 2005


Please, please, please let me get what I want. Moshi moshi? Oh, hi mom...

Good times for a change
See, the luck I've had
Can make a good man
Turn bad

So please please please
Let me, let me, let me
Let me get what I want
This time

Haven't had a dream in a long time
See, the life I've had
Can make a good man bad

So for once in my life
Let me get what I want
Lord knows, it would be the first time

Today's events:

Firstly, I heard a piss-awful jazz massacre of the above classic Smiths tune. I was reminded of my seminal open-mike performance with Lewis in the Scream pub in Bristol. All-day opening: the horror, the horror...

Secondly, Mike, the Playstation-berating protagonist of my previous post turned 26. I wasn't on hand to give him a midnight serenade, as I was out on someone else's birthday karaoke binge, after which some nocturnal navigational tomfoolery left me on the wrong side of the Yodogawa river at around 6 o'clock, god only knows how.

Mike had quite a rocky start to his 26th year, as his Mother phoned and shouted at him for being an adolescent throwback and reaching the ripe old age of 26 without giving her any Grandchildren, or similar. Mike said she thinks that he plays too many video games (perhaps she's been reading this page?) which makes me smile somewhat as I bought him a new game for his birthday: THE SPLATTER ACTION (Drastic measures with a chainsaw, says the box.) Quit bitching, Mom- at least he's easy to choose presents for.

Mike, Brian and I celebrated with a lunch viking (for some reason, all-you-can-eat buffets are called "viking," as well as tabehodai), then went on the new "Don Quijote" (their spelling) ferris wheel, which commands spectacular views of the Osakan urban nightmare sprawling off in every direction.

Thirdly, I got my bike fixed at last. The chain was missing half of a link, meaning that it kept pinging off and acceleration was a constant brush with death. With my rejuvenated steed, I went to Osaka Castle with Mike to look at some salarymen looking at sakura.

It has been a good day. Maybe tomorrow will also be good. We can but hope.

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