Thursday, 7 October 2010

Quickie TILT

Girl Scouts Japan's big 90th event starts Saturday and runs through the long weekend and since I'm staying on-site for the entire event I check in tomorrow night. I still need to pack and should try to get a good night of sleep as something makes me think that it might just be in short supply over the weekend! So my TILT this week will have to be short and sweet.

- mid-week escapes to Tsukuba!! The just seeing U on weekends thing doesn't make either of us very happy, but with U hoping to find a new job, moving just isn't a possiblity right now, so we have to live with it. And one way we do so is by me going up to see him mid-week. Since he lives in a company dorm I can't stay with him so we get a hotel. The area has been developping in leaps and bounds over the past year or so and new hotels have been popping up. We stayed at a brand new place that was your average business hotel except for the onset piped into a big bath and a very nice complementary breakfast. A relaxing evening together and a soak in a big tub were just what we both needed.

- seeing kindness - the surest way to piss me off is to insult my friends, and when I see kindness to someone important to me it makes me doubly happy as not only is something nice being done but also I anticipate my friend's happiness. A few of my friends are going through hard spots right now, and I've mentioned them to U. He has taken to asking me how they are, and is clearly worried. This makes me happy because it shows he likes and cares about my friends and also shows just how good a guy he is.

- The GS event!! A friend (and her two-year old who I have yet to meet) is coming from Kansai, other GS friends will be gathering too, and while Iikely won't have a restful weekend, I am really looking forward to it!!


  1. Have a great weekend. The GS event sounds like fun and to top it off you get to see some people you haven't seen in ages!

    Yah for kindness, and gee U sounds like a cool guy!

  2. Good luck for this weekend, hope it isn't too crazy, and that you get a chance to escape for some curry ;)

  3. Achan - U is a great guy and I'm really lucky to have him!!
    Do you (or your mom) want a badge from the event??

    Umebossy - the event hasn't even started yet but already we're exhausted and doing dumb things like locking our key in the room! Oiy! I think an early night is in order!

  4. I love the idea of your mid-week hotel encounters - a great way to compensate the otherwise nonideal condition! And I know exactly what you mean about the happiness of friends, and seeing your partner being concerned about them as well. U is great - I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to meet him yet, but I'm so glad you have each other (since I think he's pretty lucky to have you too)!
    love and hugs, C

  5. Cath - Unfortunately mid-week trips to Tsukuba aren't a weekly thing, U works late far too often for that. But it makes the times when we can swing it all the better!

    U has made it clear he wants our next trip to be to Europe, and I know we'd both love a European castle crawl. Depending on what the next 6 months have in store for us we might start thinking about it for real... How long are you I'm Berlin for?

  6. Fantastic! I'm in favour of a Europe crawl too. We're here until mid-July, although probably doing a lot of travelling ourselves from mid-May to mid-June. But let's coordinate! If you come to Berlin, this time I can make you my own mapo tofu! love and hugs, Cath