No, I don't have a girlfriend. No, I've never had a girlfriend. No, I'll likely never have a girlfriend. Yes, the balance of probability is that I'll live out the rest of my life alone and unloved, save for the escapist fantasies conjured up by my desperate mind.
That still doesn't mean that I can't wish other people a happy Valentine's Day. You don't have to spend lots of money, although I'm aware that's what retailers are hoping. I'm pretty sure that if it's a love worth having, then whoever it is you're with will be more than happy that you're simply spending time with them.
Meanwhile, I can enjoy the plethora of pics released for this occasion, like on every other. I don't mind that I'm alone on a day meant for couples, and I don't even mind that I dislike chocolate (give me vanilla every time), since it gives me a chance to ogle cute anime girls doing stuff. I'm easily satisfied like that.
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According to anime, from whence I get all my wordly knowledge, it is considered a Good Omen if you dream about certain things as your first nocturnal imaginings of the New Year. The list, obtained from my handiest source (Lucky Star, natch), goes, in order: Mount Fuji, a hawk, an eggplant. Miwiki Miyuki adds a fan (as in a cooling device, rather than an obsessive), tobacco, and a blind man. You do not have to dream these in sequence or frequency, although the more items you dream of, the luckier you will be.
That said, I am uncertain what the year will bring when my first dream of 2009 involves a samurai dwarf king with a jazz band.
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Received I in the mail today my long-delayed box set of the Limited Edition Lucky Star R1 DVD. I remember pre-ordering it a few months ago, and to be honest, its appearance at my doorstep was something of a surprise, especially since it had an ominous-looking label attached onto it declaring it to be free of any hazardous materials and/or contraband, so spake the Singapore Customs Office, and thus was it written, amen.
Little do they know.
Enclosed inside the magnetic-flapped box is the first DVD containing the four episodes, as well as the OP single and Konata's character album. Unlike the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya box set, there is no little drawer this time to contain the CDs, thus relying on our own ingenuity to store these treasures. Being that I wasn't kidding when I said that I was out of shelf space, I am momentarily at a loss.
A screen cleaner in the form of a small plush chocolate cornet may be found in the box. Do not eat it from either head or tail, for it is not edible.
Also included is what appears to be a T-shirt bearing a print of the (female) school uniform. I am tempted to send this as a prize to the first person who can come up with a halfway-decent interpretation of the laws of the alternate universe in which this marketing decision made any sort of sense.
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Surprisingly, this is not an actual official lifting of the two-posts-a-week restriction, as much as a warning that my posts from here until several weeks later might be a tad more surreal than strictly normal, due to influences from assorted painkillers and local anesthetic.
What may be of greater concern, or at least relevance, would be that I'm planning on upgrading the WordPress installation of this blog. Site strangeness may or may not result; I've done all I could to back up everything, but These Things Happen.
Also, I wanted an excuse to use this picture, because like Miyuki, I'm really scared of the dentist.
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