Well, first because we only had about an hour and a half of daylight left, I took a rope way up a mountain then hiked down (and barely made it before dark...). Then the next morning I climbed up the mountain, then back down. There are three main paths up Miyajima, and I climbed on all of them, and ne'er a monkey to be seen. :( At the top of the rope way there were free lockers to put your bags and signs everywhere warning about the monkeys, but on day one it was rainy and cold, and on day two.. well, I guess they just don't like coming out during the winter. I don't blame them, but I'm pretty bummed I couldn't see at least one. Had binoculars this time too, but no luck. I think they hate me. Third time's the charm?
Anyway, here are some pictures! Sorry, they're huge. I took 194 after deleting some of the blurry ones or doubles. o.O This camera is awesome.
Lindsey's coming back to Tokyo tonight, and tomorrow we're meeting Jen in Shibuya to spend New Year's Eve out on the town. It was a blast last year, and I'm sure it will be again this year. Next week is Disney and a Dir en Grey concert, hopefully some sit-and-do-nothing time in between, then Lindsey has to go back to Canada and I have to go back to my evil job. I'm turning in my resignation right away though, then I'll figure out when I'm leaving and start packing. I have a class starting on the 10th that I'm excited about, and one of my applications for the Sleeping Bear Dunes passed part one of the review... so YAY!!!! Prayers wanted for that!! I really want that job. It's just for four months, but I'm really praying that I get that job. Something will work out for the fall, I really want to spend the summer working outside away from cities.
I was planning on doing some writing today, but I'm thinking the time would be better spent cleaning. This place is cramped with two people in it, and the utter chaos created by the last four months of me attempting to hold on to a cliff-face by my fingernails is really not helping. I'm glad I have my kitties though, even if they contribute a large portion of hair to the mess that is my apartment. They're such good company. I love coming home to them.
Oh!! That reminds me! Christmas pictures!
Ok, I'm really done with this post now. Happy New Year everyone!!