i am back from japan. tokyo was fantastic. this is the 'post' part of the trip when i complain about my city for at least two weeks, and compare it to whatever fantastic place i just came from. this behavior only happens when traveling outside of north america. post-travail depression? perhaps. at least i have the distraction of being moved into our new place. boxes are everywhere. how many boxes does your life fit into? what kind of pointless crap are you hanging onto? i am purging as much as I can bear.
being away has put certain things in perspective, and left others lingering overhead.
the internet intravenous was removed for three weeks, and it was a glorious relief. coming back to the internet, my rss feeds, blog, email... the feeling it gave me was dread. we had the cable guy come on tuesday and try to hook us up, but he couldn't get into the electrical room in our building, so no internet until last night. i was kind of relieved. one more day without internet was ok with me. working my way through hundreds of feeds is not as satisfying as it would have been a month ago. sensory overload which then leads to a feeling of irrelevance. especially in the fashion department. from this point on i am going to try and limit my internet usage. it's such a distraction from doing anything productive. hopefully i won't resort to my old habits.
i wasn't as overwhelmed with shopping in tokyo as much as i thought i would be. the shopping catch phrase was 'its all mens' because jon and i would split up in a store and meet back and i would proclaim the catchphrase with a sigh. ofcourse, there were many things i would have purchased had i the money, but not many things i am pining over upon return. i was more impressed with the mens stores than the womens, and secondhand shopping in tokyo is where its at. the majority of my yen was spent at ragtag. and i am also happy to say i got something that i have wanted for a long time, so it was very satisfying in that sense. in a way, there are so many stores in tokyo, it is hard to find something specific unless you know exactly what store to go to, which made my shopping list almost redundant.
proper post coming sometime...