happiness is...

Wednesday, 3 August 2011 09:44 pm
haraamis: (Default)
...a bowl of fresh, sweet blackberries ♥ )

so, yes, I'm back from my (amazing, but way too short) vacation at home in Wisconsin. I had the most WONDERFUL time, spent time with many people I love and always miss very much, swam in the pool and/or in a couple of lakes almost every day, sunbathed and relaxed, rummaged through garage sales, flea markets, and antique malls, did a lot of shopping in general (OMG, so much shopping.. XD duh! who am I kidding. it's always like that when I visit the States XD), even did some touristy things (Door County is SUCH a lovely place!), ate all the things I love so much but that we don't have here, and generally enjoyed the freedom and the warm (and sometimes very hot) weather, as it should be in summer XD!

I got back home Monday morning, unpacked a couple of things, went to a friend's place to celebrate August 1 (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWITZERLAND! :D), went to work Tuesday morning, came home and pretty much crashed after unpacking a couple more things, unpacked more this morning before going to work... why yes, there's a pattern. XD I'm almost done now, though (except for laundry)...

I still need to sort through all the pics before I can show them off, which might take a little while (please poke me if I get lazy again and forget about it!). But I wanted to share something anyway, so I took some pics of tonight's dessert (part of it, anyway. XD)...I hope you enjoy these, too.

I really like pictures of pretty things that make me happy, so I might even start a series of "happiness is..." or something like that....*ponders*. maybe that's the motivation I need to get back on track on here again. ^^;;;

home sweet home

Thursday, 24 January 2008 10:46 pm
haraamis: (lifestyle)
So, I'm back home. I'm a bit sad my trip is over, but it also feels good to be home. Well, except for the mountain of things I have to do within the next 3 weeks. But that's all right, I guess, since I've been basically slacking off for the past 4 weeks. ^^;

I came home to a load of mail, so a late THANK YOU for Christmas cards goes out to [livejournal.com profile] yuukihikari, [livejournal.com profile] meritjubet, [livejournal.com profile] hexadecimal00, and [livejournal.com profile] windsorblue. ^_______^

Also a big THANK YOU to everyone who made my trip such a wonderful experience. I had so much fun and I'm so happy I got to meet up with all of you. ♥ ♥!

Suitcases (and boxes) are mostly unpacked and laundry is done, too. Work tomorrow, so I'm leaving the taking down of Christmas decorations until the weekend.

Also? I need to get rid of some stuff A BIGGER CLOSET! >.<.

I'll figure it out on the weekend. Sleep now. e_e
haraamis: (me)
*sigh* I hate it when time goes by so fast.

It's my last day in San Diego with Kara and I sitting at the window, enjoying the view over the ocean one more time. It's totally different from the first time. The sea is rough and there's a lot of clouds. It looks like it's about to rain. Still beautiful, though.

I got back from visiting Muskrit yesterday night. Oi-Kay picked me up from the airport and took me out to dinner with some friends. Oh, was it ever nice. ^__^

While up in Berkeley I also got to meet [livejournal.com profile] nekofreak and [livejournal.com profile] ponderosa121 for a couple of hours. Fun fun fun.

And of course Muskrit. Oh Muskrit. ♥♥! ^_^ How am I going to miss storytime with Muskrit now that I have experienced it first hand? And muskrit chin hugs...*^_^*

We were going to spend the day in LA today, but it looks like it's going to be a slower day than anticipated as my left foot hurts as soon as I step on it. The doctor Kara's dad says it's tendonitis. Joy. -.-"

We're still gonna go up to LA, just a bit later and not for as long as planned. And then Kara's going to drop me off at [livejournal.com profile] windsorblue's where I'm going to spend the last two nights. Yay!

[Edit] Off to LA now!

wow

Thursday, 10 January 2008 06:21 pm
haraamis: (happiness)
OMG, I JUST HAD BREAKFAST WHILE LOOKING OUT OVER THE OCEAN!

*_*

*cough* So, yes. I got safely to San Diego. ^_^ Kara is her usual lovely self and I'm very happy to be here. ♥♥

oh, and in about an hour we should be on the road to Tucson. *winks at [livejournal.com profile] lil_1337*

Yay, roadtrip! ^__^

Update!

Thursday, 3 January 2008 07:50 pm
haraamis: (snowfall)
since people have been pestering asking me nicely...

bullet update )

And now, off to spend more money spend some time with [livejournal.com profile] gundamnook! ^____^

Hello Wisconsin!

Thursday, 27 December 2007 03:16 am
haraamis: (happiness)
Got here, with both flights a bit delayed, but with all my luggage!

Got hugged, cuddled, fed, and entertained, and now it's (finally) off to bed.

^______^ Aw, it's good to be home. ♥
haraamis: (whee!)
I'm leaving in 5 minutes! ^____________^

Now let's hope I won't get stuck at any airports because of snowstorms or the like. I'm also desperately hoping for all my luggage to get there with me. ^^;

*crosses fingers*

*grins* I'll see you when I get there.

omg, YES!
haraamis: (H/D - Mistletoe)
happiness )

And of course last, but not least, to everyone who celebrates it a...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

^__^

You have to be insane...

Saturday, 19 May 2007 11:26 pm
haraamis: (well well)
...to voluntarily go to Wisconsin in December.

Alas I am insane. ^^;

Yes, that's right. I booked (and paid the first installment) of my flight today! ^____^

I'm flying into Appleton on December 26, 9pm, and I'll be staying until January 9.

And then I'm off to San Diego and LA for another two weeks. *beams*

So excited, yay!

back!

Monday, 8 May 2006 03:00 pm
haraamis: (Kame - sweet dreams)
home. more or less unpacked. ready to collapse. sleeeeeeeeep!

*thud*

Anime Central

Thursday, 4 May 2006 07:39 pm
haraamis: (KH - waiting for you)
We're going to leave for Acen within the next half hour. *grins* It's gonna be a bit different this year, as for one, because we're driving down to Chicago on Thursday already instead of Friday morning, and also because I know that I won't spend much money in the dealers room. ^^; Why buy things that I can get in Japan, too, some of them even cheaper... we are not going to mention all the money I spent the last week up here, though *cough*

Anyway, I'm flying back to Japan on Sunday, arriving there on Monday. I don't dare thinking about how much work awaits me. *shudders and hides*

Not thinking about that yet, though. 'Cause, hey, it's Acen! XD

Here!

Wednesday, 26 April 2006 05:27 pm
haraamis: (happiness)
Heh. As I seemed to be a bit...*cough* unclear in my last post...

I'm in Wisconsin now. Visiting [livejournal.com profile] nee_chan, [livejournal.com profile] whimsy_chan, [livejournal.com profile] gunnm_angel, [livejournal.com profile] gundamnook, [livejournal.com profile] captaincold2k, [livejournal.com profile] richthestampede, and [livejournal.com profile] roostergirl. ^_^

And, of course, my hostfamily, too. I got a good night's sleep last night, after staying up late, so I would get used to the time difference as quickly as possible. Seems to be working ok so far, although I have a bit of a sore throat. -.-

My flight was ok, if a bit bumpy. ^^; The food was ... edible. >_> Thankfully I got treated to real American Chinese fast food on the way up from Chicago to Appleton. Yay! I feel at home...*happy sigh*

Going shopping today. *grins* 'nuff said.

***

Also, last but not least: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] ginalin!!

I love you. ♥

Hope you have a wonderful day! *snugs*
haraamis: (whee!)
Leaving - like. NOW. XD

I'll have internet and stuff though...^_^

mwaha

So excited!! ^______________^

*fwing*
haraamis: (can't be serious)
I am back home. My luggage is....not. -.-"

I shall add another story to Tales of What Can Go Wong When Haraamis Is Travelling.


I boarded my plane in Chicago around 5.45 pm yesterday after getting through security relatively unscathed. I only had to take my laptop out of the case and not start it up like last time.

Plane was supposed to leave at 6.20 pm.

Yeah. Right. Emphasis on /supposed to/

We finally took off around 8.30 pm after waiting in the aircraft for over 2 hours.

So, we arrived in Paris at 11.50 am (my time) instead of 9.35.

Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris is huge.

It took them over half an hour to get us off the plane /after/ we had stopped. First they didn't get the staircase into an appropriate position, and then they didn't have enough busses to take everyone to the terminal (since we were way out somewhere on the landing field), so we had to wait for the bus to return. Of course, I had been in the very back of the aircraft, so I got on the last bus.

My connecting flight was scheduled for 1.05 pm. Did I mention that the airport is huge?

I got finally to the gate by 12.55, so I barely made it. My luggage, however, as it would turn out, did not.

And then the guy at Zurich airport tells me that next time I should book flights with more time between connecting flights. -.- Oh, thank you very much for that useful advice. I mean it's not like my first flight was over freaking two hours delayed, which left only /one/ hour to transfer instead of, what, 3 1/2? *snark* Moron.

Anyway, my bags will be delivered to my apartment sometime tomorrow. Hopefully. They'd better be.

*sigh* Why am I not surprised that this happened? ~.~

Will do a con report with a couple of pictures later. Need sleep first. And have homework to do before that. *falls over*

[Edit] 9pm - My luggage arrived about 45 minutes ago. Yay! Now off to unpack...*sigh* [/Edit]

*throws confetti*

Sunday, 8 May 2005 05:12 pm
haraamis: (huggle)
*runs in*

Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] damoyre!

I hope you're having a wonderful day!

*huggles*

Heh. Going to visit my host family now. ^______________^

*hurries off again*

~.~ Sleep anyone?

Thursday, 5 May 2005 05:01 am
haraamis: (whee!)
Ah, joy.

5 am. We're leaving for the airport in about half an hour.

But.

I'll be there in about 18 hours! ^______________^

Beware America!

I'm coming!

Mwahahahahahaha.

Back....sort of.....

Saturday, 29 May 2004 09:48 pm
haraamis: (Wufei - Why)
I'm here. In one piece and with all my luggage. *swings little swiss flag*

But I had to go see my girl- and boyscouts on their camp sites first, before I could make this post, since I had promised to visit them when I get back. My brother and a couple of my friends here are leaders, but the boys and girls were in different camps, so I had to drive around quite a bit.
Was fun, though. I came back smelling like camp fire......*grins* oh, all the memories......*wistful smile*

So, yeah, I made it back safely and, surprisingly, right on time. Both my flights did take off with a delay, but they both made up for it on the way. ^__^"

However, I can hardly believe how fast those two weeks were over. *shakes head* I don't know where all the time went..... it seemed like I just arrived at the airport,and then it was already time to say goodbye again and leave behind the place and the people I have come to love so much. It is hard to leave, every time, not because I don't like coming back to Switzerland - I love my country - but I never know when I will see them again.

It's a special place, a place, where I feel loved and appreciated, where I have a second family that means as much to me as my own, where I have friends who accept me the way I am, where I get hugged and cuddled, because people know how much I love and need that.

You guys have no idea how happy it makes me to be able to get back there and feel at home again right away. Those two weeks were so much fun, and I enjoyed every single bit of it. Thank you all, for making this possible, for making me feel loved, for making me feel at home, and for caring about me. I can't even start to explain how much it means to me. Thank you. *smiles*

...
...
...


And now that the sappy part is over I will go to bed and collapse, since I can hardly keep my eyes open.... I'll have a lot of homework to catch up on during the next few days, but it was so worth it! ^____^

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Tuesday, 18 May 2004 08:10 pm
haraamis: (I wonder)
Ok, I'm here, I'm lazy, I'm a little tired, but I'm very HAPPY....... and I have a lot less money in my bank account than 5 days ago...-_-;;

So, while I'm still working on the con report *is determined to do one this year* , I'll jump on the bandwagon...because I'm a nosy person...XD

1. Who are you?
2. When and how did we meet?
3. Do you have (or have you ever had!) a crush on me?
4. Would you kiss me?
5. Describe me in one word.
6. What was your first impression?
7. Do you still think that way about me now?
8. What reminds you of me?
9. If you could give me anything, what would it be?
10. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?

Wheeeeeeee!

Friday, 14 May 2004 04:44 am
haraamis: (whee!)
YES! Plane is leaving in 3 hours..... I haven't gone to bed yet, and I won't anymore....will sleep on the plane. *nodnod*

I'll be gone for two weeks. I will have internet access from time to time, though.....

um...I hope I got everything....I think I should go check again....


Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] belina is the greatest cause she stayed up with me and will bring me to the airport shortly....^_____^

*gives her lots of snuggles* Love you, and I'll miss you terribly, you know....^_^" *smooch* thank you soooo much! you know what for....^_~

See you all when I get back... or earlier.....who knows.... XD

*toddles*

um....

Wednesday, 20 August 2003 11:29 pm
haraamis: (Default)
They left today... *sniffles a little*.

The day started out pretty well, but then it just got worse and worse. We left my house on time, but then we got stuck in traffic jam near Zurich.

-_-

When we finally got to the airport, I dropped them off at the drop-off/pick-up parking and had them go check in their bags while I was looking for a parking spot on the parking ramp.

So far, so good. When I got to the check-in...they were still there WITH their bags.... one of their flights had been cancelled! So they got booked on another one which was supposed to leave an hour later for Toronto and would allow them to catch their original flight from Detroit to Appleton, but they were put on stand-by since the flight was overbooked.

I assume they got on it, though, since they didn't call me asking to pick them up again. ^_^

I hope they make it back in one piece and on time. *crosses fingers*

Now luckily, I don't really have time wallow in misery since [livejournal.com profile] iniq will arrive here tomorrow afternoon. I finally get to meet her. Wheeeeee!

*rubs hands, smirks, and starts making plans*


Oh, and this is just too funny:


My LiveJournal Sitcom
Taking Care Of cousin (WB, 2:30): haraamis (Scott Bakula) teaches herrdersylphen (Patrick Swayze) about planetary motion. Meanwhile, belina (Debbie Reynolds) likes forks, but richthestampede (Renee Zellweger) thinks they're disgusting. Later that day, apt_indignation (Rick Yune) is allergic to chal (Greg Kinnear)'s computer. Also, whimsy_chan (Joshua Jackson) lets ponderosa121 (Andy Griffith) borrow a printer to impress a mom. Upstairs, shdlm (Bill Murray) breaks duonekophile (Steve Martin)'s old 100-meter-dash record, but nobody sees it happen. Wackiness ensues.
What's Your LiveJournal Sitcom? (by rfreebern)


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