TODAY WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. MY FAITH IN HUMANITY IS RESTORED.
1) I FINISHED SAKAMICHI NO APOLLON AND IT WAS WONDERFUL MOE MOE FEELS EVERYTHING LOVE LOVE LOVE GOD I LOVE YOU
2) I went to the gym today, after I went on the treadmill for an hour watching two very hot guys talk to each other on the news and then swimming gleefully for another hour afterwards, I went into the steam room WHERE I HAD A LEGIT JAPANESE CONVERSATION WITH THESE TWO OBAA-SANS.
#1 (doesn’t speak English) was talking about how once she brought her 4-year old grandson (great grandson maybe? his name ended in ‘nosuke’) with her to the gym, and afterwards she went to the steamer, and he wanted to go with her.
#1: (in Japanese..) ‘No you cant go it’s too hot’ ‘But I want to gooooo! Pleaaaaase’ And then as soon as he walks in ‘OUUUUUUCH IT’S HOOOOT’
All three of us: laugh
#1: *stares at me* (in Japanese) You understand?
Me: Ah! Ie, sumimasen! Um… just a little.
#2 (apparently speaks English): -translates to #1-
#1: (in Japanese) Ahh, I see I see. De, what’s your name?
Me: Sarah desu. Hajimemashite! *bow* (AAAAAAGH WHY DID I BOW WHY WHY)
#1 says something I don’t know
#2 (translating): Ah, she says you have very.. ah, very polite.
Me: Ah, arigato!
And then we talked for a while and then I said “Bye, obaa-sans!” and then they waved all happily and said “Jaa ne, Sarah!”
2) While I was waiting for the bus, I went to go buy a Naked juice (my first, by the way. THAT STUFF IS FRICKEN DELICIOUS) at Save Mart. The people in line let me cut them and the guy at the cashier gave me a dollar discount and the lady at the end of the line complimented my taste! ♥ ♥ ♥
3) While I was waiting at the bus stop, I took the opportunity to read some more of Doctor Zhivago. This old, 70-something white guy noticed I was reading it and he was all “Oh hey, you’re reading Doctor Zhivago! I remember reading that when I was around your age!” and then we started talking about the story AND IT WAS SO AWESOME.
4) When I got off the bus at the mall, I bumped into some guy who thought I was my older sister (not so great bluhhh), and though he was a bit of a misogynist, he was really nice to talk to. He was also awkwardly forward. In the 15 minutes I talked to him, I learned his academic record over at Delta, his opinion on Delta, his opinion about Facebook, and that he thinks girls are super touchy-feely and they should just abort their babies if they’re too young (I broke off the conversation shortly after learning this and calling him the enemy of all women).
5) I bumped into a classmate at Barnes & Noble (not that that particularly brightens my day, but it’s always nice to bump into someone you know).
6) I bought at Murakami book at Barnes & Noble. Not only that, but the lady at the cashier had a Russian accent and when she saw the book, we had this really awesome conversation:
Russian lady: Oh my God, I love this author
Me: Oh me too! I adore everything he writes!
Russian lady: Have you read his 1Q84?
Me: Oh no, I’m saving up.
Russian lady: *devilish smile* I am reading right now. Almost done. It’s so weird, but it is so detailed and perfect! It’s his beset. You have to get it.
Me: haha, I know! I really want it.
Russian lady: Here at the store, they only have the 3-volume edition, but me? I bought hardcover *muahahahaha face*
Me: Oh, that’s what I want to do! But it’s so expensive! I almost htink everyone will have finished reading it by the time I have enough time to buy it.
Russian lady: You know? If you have enough time after this, you should go talk to Mia at Customer Service and see if you can get it cheap to get it delivered to your house. If not? I’ll go talk to her for your discount.
Me: Hahaha! Really? Thanks, I’ll do that. Now I’m so excited.
Russian lady: Yah! Cuz we both love this author! Ok nice talking!
7) I went home to my parents AND WE DIDN’T ARGUE BECAUSE THEY ENJOYED LISTENING TO ME TALK ABOUT HOW AWESOME MY DAY WAS.
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE MONDAYS.