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21 May 2010 @ 09:47 pm
It's the day before my birthday, what-ho!  
In my Mythology & Folklore class, our teacher is making us do a group project analyzing the plot or characters of a  popular media item with Campbell's 'Hero's Journey' or whatever.  Pretty vague, eh?  I decided to skip class on Wednesday - no good reason, just didn't feel like showing up - and my group-mates decided to analyze the mythological elements of God of War III
My first thought?  Buh...what?
My second thought?  Well, that was sweet of them to include me in their group when I wasn't even at school that day.  We can do whatever the heck the kids want.

So this morning we met at the house of Ingrid, the girl with the nicest TV set-up, to play God of War III.  All I can say is WOW VIDEO GAMES SURE HAVE GROWN UP.  I mean, I play games for the Wii, so I really wasn't aware of just how sharp and detailed game animation has become.  The fact that a video game now has credits at the beginning and screen writers and all these moviesque details blew me away.  The game play didn't seem all that exciting, but the detail in character design and world made it actually interesting to watch.  WEIRD.  So I spent about an hour eating cupcakes watching Kratos battle Poseidon with the aid of the Titans and then descend into Hades.  Then I skipped off to work, hoping like heck that the rest of my group would be able to beat the game with enough time for us to write about it.

Work was slow, so Seanie stopped by and brought me dinner.  He got half-price bento boxes at Mitsuwa.  Yum.  His was beef curry, his favorite, and mine was a weird fried chicken thing with a fish salad and lots of rice.  Om nom nom.

When I got home from work at 9:30, I couldn't go up to my bedroom because Seanie was working on my birthday present.  So I hovered downstairs for a few minutes until he ran down and gave me this card:

Cute, right?  He was so busy arranging and preparing for job interviews this week that he never got a chance to buy me a birthday present, and anyway he had no idea what to get me so he thought it safer to let me pick something.  Isn't he just so precious and adorable?
(Yes, this was made by a twenty-six year old man, but sometimes I talk about him like he's five.  Hee hee.)
jeanniejeannietran on May 29th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Very adorable! What did you pick??!!?!
Suzik00kaburra on May 29th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
I think Seanie's gonna be buying me some cowboy boots. 'Cuz I be wantin' some!!!!

Speaking of shoes, Converse.com is having a 20% off clearance shoes, so I may have bought four pairs of hi-tops.
jeanniejeannietran on May 29th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
I wholly approve of this choice. I love cowboy boots and wish I could wear them without looking ridiculous. Something about Asian and cowboy don't seem to mix so well, *shrug*.

Dammit Sooz, now I have to go to Converse.com.
Suzik00kaburra on May 29th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
They have a lot more choices in your size (size 9 right??) than they did in mine :-( It makes me jealous!
whimsicalbeauwhimsicalbeau on May 30th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
So it's a cowboy/girl outfit is it? I suppose that's appropriate. You got me coverings for my birthday.

A wetsuit.

A birthday wetsuit.

A ...birthday-suit?
Z: SCORE! death!thez on June 2nd, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
HEE. I had my doubts about an IOU birthday card but that was genuinely cute!
Suzik00kaburra on June 2nd, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
This is the same guy who will wrap a present for you, then take a sharpie and write instruction and labels directly on the wrapping paper. Like he'll take his sharpie and draw an arrow pointing at a corner that isn't wrapped very well, and write in block letters "SORRY ABOUT THE UGLY WRAPPING IT LOOKED A LOT BETTER BEFORE I TAPED IT"

He's such a weirdo!