Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Best Halloween Pre-Party

Stake Halloween Party, 2006.

Dick Cheney and that guy he shot.

Get it? Brooke is Laura from Project Runway.

It was Lexia's birthday, so she could wear whatever she wanted to.

Pretty similar to the NYC Bros coverage, isn't it?

Monday, October 30, 2006

Best This Is What I Think

I think Borat should have come out a month ago, or at least 3 weeks ago, because the hype has now gone beyond the saturation point and I'm beginning to look forward to Borat appearances as much as White Chicks previews a few years ago. And I say this as someone who relished his original segments on the Ali G show. But I won't be able to keep from watching him on Letterman tonight when he tells the same jokes as he did on Saturday Night Live.

Brig in Japan

Last week my friend Cheryl

Invited me to fly here

On one of these

It was only this far

This is where I sat

And this is what I ate

It wasn't hard for the other passengers to figure out who the new guy in First Class was. It was me, the one taking all the pictures and freaking out over how big the bathroom was.

I could make my seat make so many shapes

Back to eating

Mr. Suzuki got the window seat, so I don't have so many pictures like this

I really liked my nightmask.

Japan is different from the United States in so many ways. For example, they want to know if you're bringing swords and opium into their country.

So the plane lands and then . . .HOly Cow! . . . I was in Japan! Getting there only took me 29 years.

I was barely there a minute before I was crammed into public transportation

Checking out bizarre beverages in vending machines

And making peace signs in photos

From the airport we took the Narita Express into Tokyo.

Cheryl had been in Norway earlier that week, so she had all this Norweigan candy

Also, a big bag of vegetables she was always trying to force on me

Then we took the Bullet Train(!!!!!!!) from Shinagawa station to the Land of Kyoto.

So many tickets, So Confusing.


We stayed at a Hotel, Japanese style.

I don't look like I've been traveling for a long, long time, do I?

We snuck out to take a glance at the town before calling it a day. There was a big temple across the street from us. That's what Kyoto is, a town full of temples and castles and such.

Nearby there was an arcade that needed to be investigated.

Only now did I notice they had Tetris: The Gland Master there.

Quite Popular: Arcade games where the machine reads cards that you place on it and move around to control your armies and attack your foes. It's like Magic: The Gathering the Arcade Battle.

If you think Las Vegas is depressing, then you need to visit a Pachinko Parlor in the middle of the night, lit up like the afternoon, music blaring, and a bunch of old people obsessing over little metal balls.

I should have this trip completely accounted for by June.