*waves tiredly* Yeah, still here. I don't even know that to write about, everything has been one great whirliwind of relatives and food and reading. Right now currently sitting in my aunt and uncle's house, on their DSL connection. We're flying back tomorrow. Valle Crucis, where we stayed for most of the time was absolutely beautiful - mountains, trees, the nearest thing resembling a city a half an hour away...you'd have loved it. Weather was gorgeous too. We went out on one of my cousins' (older cousin, my mom's cousin, really) boat yesterday, and I got to take the jet ski out for about two hours which was damn cool.
I also finally manged to track down a stuffed hawk to go with the black suit. It's really cool, and cost me less than $5. I kind of went 'o.o' at that because I know it'd be at least $15 most other places. Also, it needs a name. Suggestions, anyone? My brother and I have been calling it Owl because my brother kept calling it an owl to annoy me.
In terms of reading, I only have time and energy for a few short reviews - Terry Pratchett is wicked cool, and my grandpa said he's got some of his book he'll send me, Paradise Kiss is really really cool and I need more, now (it's also showed me that I can still find het couples intresting...well-done ones, mind you), and Demon Diary is so-so. I'll give it another volume before I say 'Screw this, it's not worth my money.' Really. Raenef looks to become another Hikaru or Kotori (refer to her rant on too-perfect characters). Eclipse is a touch better, he at least has a little 'MWAHAHAHAEVIL!' moment, but the rest of the time is a bit your stereotypical stoic character. Paradise Kiss, on the other hand, has some very intresting characters - Miwako is adorable, Arashi is kinda cute in a punkish way (Anyone know if he's as British in the Japanese version as in the US version), George is fascinating, Isabella is a bit of an enigma at the moment (want to find out more about him/her), and Yukari seems pretty cool, even if she started out a bit pretty. And the art is both unique, and really nice. I'm wondering if there's an artbook avalible yet, I'd so buy it.
Okay, enough rambling for now. I'll be back tomorrow, and there will be more rambling, possibly after passing out on my bed and having more on-crack dreams. I'm begining to suspect my subconcious is suicidal, I have to keep resisting the urge to strangle it.