Growing and Maturing

Lately, I have been a little more mature than usual…weird, right? Mostly it is due to the fact that the Psychotaku finally has a job and so it means that we can look forward to what the next steps should be for us. We just got a kitten in commemoration of the event and we already love him like we would love a hyper son, and he is spoilt because of it!

For next year, we are planning on buying a house. We still plan on going to Japan but it means that a wedding is out of the question at the moment. I don’t really mind, though. My reasoning is that the house prices aren’t going to stay low forever and so we need to make sure we can take advantage of it. I know that the prices may stay this way for a while due to the ever-increasing droves of houses that the banks are taking over, but now that we are able to save up, this is probably as good a time as any! I am extremely excited at the prospect of owning our own property! It means we can paint walls (don’t tell my property manager, but I have done that in our apartment already *wink*), redecorate whenever we want, and finally have a real family get together.

I guess this is why it is coming up now. Thanksgiving Dinner. This year, we are staying at home and I am going to attempt to cook a Thanksgiving dinner at home for just the two of us. I actually DO cook so it should go pretty well, but to cook so many things at once, I kind of need to get the timing down. My hope is that we will be able to have all of our family together for Thanksgiving next year at our own house. I found an awesome recipe for pumpkin mousse that I am going to try out and I am making cornish hens and stuffing for the two of us (three if you count Kotatsu 😛 ). I figure the difference between cooking a turkey and cooking game hens isn’t that different (except for thawing and cooking times, obviously) so I can probably manage a full T-Day Dinner for…*thinking about it*…about 10 people (Oh wow! Our family is getting big!) when I go for it next year. It won’t seem as bad if I try it out this year. And at least we will be in our own house *crossing fingers*!

Anyway, wish me luck on this years dinner and I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!!

–Psykoneko NYU!!! =^..^=

PS I will post pics of the nosh as soon as I am done!! 😀

New addition to our household!!

His name is Kotatsu “Snickers” Fujita. He was adopted on September 30, 2010!

Enjoy!

Kotatsu Pictures

The Day-To-Day

Ugh, it has been a while since I have done anything extraordinary! Work has been pretty busy. I had three reports due on one day….and I happened to be in the field that day, of course. It drives me crazy sometimes, but it means that once those reports go out, I am on the light side when it comes to workload, thank goodness!!

This past weekend was a good time, after I got out of work SUPER late on Friday night. On Saturday, we got to hang out at the beach with some of the Psychotaku’s wrestling buddies, only got a little burned! Then we went to a BBQ at their place and played Twister, hilariously enough! Super good times! On Sunday, I hurt so bad from frolicking in the ocean and walking all over the place! I really need to get out more! Anyway, I went out to San Bernardino for a Housewarming at my closest friend’s new house. I had a great time out there!! Got some vodka and rum and made a party out of it!! 😛 Also, her place is HUGE!! Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a HUGE kitchen!!! CRAZY!!! I don’t think that I could ever afford anything like that out here in Redondo Beach…I am pretty sure those kinda places go for about $1M. UGH! Stupid house prices!!!

Looks like the Psychotaku should be posting the panel video from Anime Expo sometime this week! So keep checking back!!

Thanks for the support!

Masters of the Sod Universe!!

For Best Friends Build Day, my bestie and I helped out at Habitat for Humanity in San Juan Capistrano, CA. They are finishing up on an 18 home (9 duplex) community and it is pretty amazing! Some of the homes are specially designed to be accessible for the disabled, which is pretty cool.

The day started out slightly drizzly as I was driving to meet my bestie in Newport Beach. We were worried that it would start raining since I hadn’t brought a jacket, just a small sweater to stave off the chill.

We arrived at the site and had to park pretty far away since there was not that much parking next to the site. We walked over and signed in. We got out Habitat for Humanity lime-green shirts (not a bad lime-green, actually) and our awesome little work aprons.

After the health and safety meeting, we started to volunteer for teams. Since they were so far along on the houses, most of the groups involved planting. The teams were Planting, Tree Planting, Sodding, and Painting.

We ended up volunteering for the Sod Team since there were so few volunteers willing to lay grass. This means we were hauling around grass (they were heavy and awkward) and placing/installing it onto the front lawns. After we were done with the first lawn, our lead had us re-sod a portion of the small park/drainage area they had installed since the grass had died. We did an awesome job. The grass looked awesome when we were done with it.

After the first portion of the park, our lead directed us to dig out an area of dead grass so that we could re-sod. The soil was super dry and super hard so it involved quite a bit of time and effort to dig out the dead grass. There was a lot of kicking the top of the spades and cursing during this portion. Since the soil was so hard, our lead thought that we should also take a pick out there and loosen up the ground a bit so that the roots of the grass could actually break through and take hold. This was probably the worst part since we were already aching from getting the dead grass out. I think that this was when the sun started to finally come out and we were sweating a lot from the exertion. As Van said, “If this is what prison is like, I never want to go there”. The soil was so hard that even swinging the picks over our heads only made the soil indent about a 1/4 inch. It was pretty awful. Luckily, right afterwards, we broke for lunch.

The lunch was donated by a local restaurant and was a welcome change from the digging and pick-slinging we had been doing. Mostly it was burrito fixin’s, but they also brought a bow-tie pasta dish that had tomato sause, ricotta, and mozarella. It was very tasty. So tasty, in fact, that I somehow got tomato sauce all down my new H4H shirt, work apron, and down the back of my jeans. It was slightly messy.

After lunch, we fertilized and sodded (is that even a word) the newly bare earth in the park and set up to fix a couple more small patches and one last large patch of dead grass. It took forever to get everything done. They really should name the park after us.

All in all, it was an awesome experience. The only issues I have now are that my wrists and legs are killing me, but yeah, I feel good about it!

New scripts.

So now I have this “great” idea for a show….I have to write a script!?  Ack!  I have no clue how to do that!!  I mean, what with work an everything, how am I going to find the time.  Though it will definitely take a lot less time to get ready than a Psychotaku episode just based on the lack of translation.  Thank goodness.  And Justin is coming out soon for E3 so it means I at least have to have a “gakuran” episode written by then!!!

Wish me luck!!

–Psykoneko NYU!!  =^..^=

Psykoneko Blog….GO!!!

Hey, it’s me, your Psykoneko here!!!

It is great to finally have my own space where I can comment on the world and it’s goings on….related to anime, of course!!!

I hope you enjoy my site!

–Psykoneko NYU!!!  =^..^=