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Skip Beat Anime Seiyuu Scans

There is a scan circulating that is more current, but I don't have that issue of Hana To Yume yet since technically it's not due out until 8/20.  Anyway, I do have scans of two other pics that I haven't seen around yet.  ...or maybe I missed them...  So, if anyone is interested here they are:

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Skip Beat Anime!!

I'm so excited about the news of a Skip Beat anime that I had to post.  I only had time to scan Hoshi wa Utau so far so I decided to scan the color pics of SB in this recent issue of Hana to Yume.  I'll try to scan the Skip Beat chapter by tomorrow night.  I have to work tonight and tomorrow but I should be able to work it in.

I think the anime pics look pretty good and if anyone doesn't think so, there is always the chance that the anime team will get better with time.  With a manga series about acting there should be lots of good fillers they can do.  I usually hate filler eps but I can see them having lots of options (unlike Bleach which makes me sad and IMHO ruins the storyline).  At least, with fillers it extends the anime.

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Reading Meme: How much have you read?

 I got this meme from ladyclodia

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well let's see.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them
5) Put a star next to those you've only partially read.

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Teh Cutest Thing Evah!!!!11!!!!x1,000,000

My updates just keep getting less and less frequent.  My last update was nine weeks ago according to lj.  Anyway, I have some days off so I'm feeling ready to catch up with things.  I was looking through my friends page which i rarely do these days and I saw the cutest thing in the world that I absolutely have to have!!!!!  I wanted to put up some pictures so you guys could see Teh Awesome Cuteness!!!

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Weird Meme Thing

I tried to post this last night but my internet went out.  I got this from ladyclodia and wani_sama. 

1. The phone rings, who do you want it to be?
I hate phonecalls but if it has to ring then I hope it's family or friends otherwise i'm not interested.

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
Absolutely

3. If you had to kiss the last person you kissed again, would you?
Mochiron! (of course)

4. Do you take compliments well?
I try to.

5. Do you play Sudoku?
occasionally

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness would you survive?
I'm like Clodia. ( I can't even watch "Man vs. Wild" )

7. If your house were on fire, what would be the first thing you would save?
No offence to my husband but of course my daughter because he's more likely to be able to get out as well as I can, while she might panic. He would probalby do the same and I would want him too. Also the one without the daughter would grab the cat.

8. Who do you text the most?
I'm too old for that LOL

9. Favourite children’s book?
"Green Eggs and Ham" I remember reading it to my dad when I was first learning to read.

10. Eye color?
dark dark brown

11. How tall are you?
I thought I was 5'3" but i might be shorter according to my last check up.

12. If you could do it over again, start from scratch, would you?
No, there are no guarantees so it might turn out terrible. While life now isn't perfect most of it is great.

13. Any secret admirers?
LOL

14. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
Not sure, months ago. (what is the deal with this question? did an olive garden exec create this meme?)

15. Where was the furthest place you traveled?
California

16. Do you like mustard?
Yes A LOT!

17. Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
sleep

18. Do you miss anyone?
my family and friends in Michigan

19. Can you do splits?
No, but when i was young I could put my legs behind my head

20. What movie do you want to see right now?
can't think of any right now

21. What did you do for New Year’s Eve?
LOL i can't remember. Was this the year we had friends over of the year Q was sick?

22. Do you think The Grudge was crappy?
those kinds of movies rarely impress or scare me so I don't bother with them

23. Do you own a camera phone?
No

24. Was your mom a cheerleader?
NO WAY! She wasn't even allowed to wear patent leather shoes because her underpants might be reflected in them.

25. What’s the last letter of your middle name?
A

26. Are you hispanic?
Mostly and also some other European nationalities

27. Do you like care bears?
i was too old when those came out lol

28. What do you buy at the movies?
Popcorn and Twizzlers to share

29. Do you know how to play poker?
I don't think so

30. Do you wear your seatbelt?
only since forever and always!

31. What do you wear to sleep?
Oh, I've heard of this sleep thing...does it really exist?

32. Anything big ever happen in your city?
.............................................no

33. Is your hair straight or curly?
Straight

34. Is your tongue pierced?
No

35. Do you like Liver and Onions?
i don't like onions at all and 'm a vegetarian so no. (are they thinking of adding this to the Olive Garden menu? lol)

36. Do you like funny or serious people better?
Funny

37. Ever been to L.A.?
No (Olive Garden headquaters?)

38. Who is on your mind right now?
the friends who already filled out this meme and Olive Garden (darn it's working!!!)

39. Any plans for tonight?
trying to catch up with lj messages

40. What's your favourite song at the moment?
I don't have one right now.

41. Do you hate chocolate?
(weirdly worded question) No, but I don't LOVE it either. I like it once in a while. It makes me thirsty though and i don't like bitter or dark chocolate. (will this answer help you, Olive Garden?)

42. What do you and your parents fight about the most?
we don't. the last time i remember fighting with a parent was when my mom wanted me give some guy a chance and I said no way. LOL

43. Are you a gullible person?
NO, I'm very skeptical. I need proof or facts.

44. Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy?
Well since I'm happily married yes, but if I was never married I wouldn't NEED a boyfriend/husband to be happy.

45. If you could have any job what would it be?
Stay-at-home mom *agrees with Clodia* Also if i had the mad skillz then I would love to translate languages or do costume designs. (not an Olive Garden employee)

46. Are you easy to get along with?
I hope so.

47. What is your favorite time of day?
anytime i can relax

48. Are you generally a happy person?
Yes, very.
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TADAIMA~!

Well, it's been five days so I figured I better post about the vacation before it gets really really old (like my vacation to California in April I still haven't posted about...).

We went to Michigan for vacation because as most of you know that's where we were born and raised and we really miss the lakes. Afterall, it's the Great Lakes State and you can see the lakes from space so it's something really huge to Michiganders.  


We stopped at a hotel on our way to the campsite because we got a late start. (J had to take a conference call.) The next morning we went to Mackinaw City and checked into a hotel there and then took a ferry to Mackinac Island (pronounced Mackinaw not MackinaCK). We knew it was going to rain so we cut our camping down by a day and hung out there so we wouldn't be drenched. Q had only been to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island once before (if you don't count the time I was pregnant) so she had a lot of fun running around and riding bikes and avoiding the excretions from the horses lol. That's the only downside of that island. It's so cool that they don't have cars and just use their feet or bikes or horse drawn carriages, but the stink is a bit much at times and you have to avoid puddles. They have street cleaners though, but can you imagine having that job?! Yuck.  

Mackinac Island is known for their fugde/candy shops.  You can see stand in front of the stores and watch them making fudge through the windows.  it's really cool.  We bought some fudge and it was too much so I took it to work and begged them to eat it.  It was super delicious though.  Two of the ladies said it was the best fudge they ever had.  I'm actually eating some salt water taffy we got there on the island.  Super-YUM!!!  I only buy it when I go there.  Q and J rode bikes around the island but I wasn't feeling all that great so I just looked around at the shops.  Q bought a book in one of the stores that is from a Michigan author who writes stories with Michigan city names and their scary stories.  She wanted it for the camping trip for around the campfire.  She got Michigan Chillers The Spirits of St. Ignace, since we were going to camp there in the Hiawatha National Forest.  If you click on the campground picture on the bottom right you can see our campsite. We were number 3.  When they say steep slope to the lake they really mean it.  Climbing down was so much fun, but up was the biggest workout you could ever get.  Imagine scaling a building but the building is made of loose sand and you keep sinking halfway down from where you started.

You can see pictures here.  I was not keen on camping and I don't think I ever will be, but this place was so nice.  The only downfall was no showers so we had to wash in other ways.  I even washed my hair over the fire pit in the morning by using cups of water.  lol  Q and J washed their hair in the lake.  The bathrooms were not far from our campsite and were the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen!  They were nice enough to live in. lol  They smelled so nice going in.  It was scary though if you woke up in the middle of the night and had to go to the bathroom because you had to take the lantern and the shadows would dance around and we didn't know if there were bears or other wild animals.  We slept in a tent with air mattresses so it was comfy but very very cold at night.  The daddy long legs were huge and hung out on the mesh windows as if they were webs.  Cute but creepy...  Anyway, the highlight of the campsite was the beach.  It was soooooooooooooooo beautiful and clean and the weather was perfect.  Q didn't want to leave.  We were there for hours each day.  One day since I wasn't feeling that great J went back to the campsite and made lunch and brought it back to us.  The water in the lake was cold, but since it was warm out it was just right after you got used to it.  Hardly anyone was at the beach so it was very relaxing.  I actually took the latest issue of Shojo Beat (had to have that Gackt article) and read the whole thing along with the volume of Bleach I bought.  Vampire Knight was kind of confusing since I haven't read it but it was good.  I love the art.  Crimson Hero hasn't seemed to change a lot since I last read it, but I noticed that on one page was a picture of a guy and on the next page was a picture of a girl and they looked almost exactly the same! Even their hair!  LOL sorry Kidfree.

On the way home Q read almost an entire book (the michigan chillers one).  It was 35 chapters and we had read 4 of them at the camp so she read 31 chapters in the car.  She said she couldn't put it down.  She kept saying, "Oh man!  You're not going to believe what happens next!" lol  Only one other thing to mention about the trip.  We had breakfast in Mackinaw City the morning we left for the campsite and I paid with my credit card.  As we were leaving the city we went to the gas station and J tried to pay with his credit card (same back account) and it was declined.  We called the bank and it turned out that someone from some internet site tried to access our account and take our money.  J was being annoying and said "I told you not to order things from Japan!" LOL I was like, "that was ages ago! I haven't ordered anything in ages!"  Then I thought about it and my card was fine but his wasn't working.  He didn't apologize.  jerk...  Anway, so we had to close our account when we got back and transfer everything to a new account and I'm waiting for my new bankcard.  In the meantime we have to pay everything with cash and it's so inconvenient.  I am glad that they caught it and we didn't lose any money though.  It's a pain in the neck to change everything though when you pay bills online.

So, sorry nothing super exciting but I wanted to get this posted before I got even lazier. fufufu

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When free costs 8 dollars and 40 cents. . .

Yeah, so I'm broke, which is why I try to get more hours at work. I really don't enjoy my work, but we have to pay for this new car. So, what have I been doing for my manga fix? I've been going to the library to borrow the books instead of buying them. YEAH THAT'S RIGHT BECAUSE THEY'RE FREE! Well, for procrastinators like me they actually cost money. The latest late fee is $8.40 and this is not the first time, but it is the highest fee I've had. I really have to get my act together. I could have bought a couple of manga volumes maybe even three if I would stop taking my books in late. The problem is I take out a lot at a time and that adds up even if it's one day. WAAAAAAHHH!!!

So even though we're broke my husband decides to buy a really expensive video card. I asked him if saving money only applied to me. He got really annoyed because honestly he can't play World of Warcraft with that old video card!!!! (seriously though it was really bad) So yesterday when he exchanged his new video card for another that actually worked I added Bleach 3 dvd to the cart LOL. (It has the lovely Ishida on it!) Q added "Bridge to Terabithia" to the cart. If you haven't seen it go now to the store to buy or rent that!!! So we did get a little present out of the trip.

I promised wani_sama that I would post, so here it is. lol Ok, since this post was totally random and lame, I'm leaving you with a little YouTube, About a week ago Q was watching Shrek 2 over and over and we noticed a song in the credits by the band Frou Frou. We both said it at the same time that it was the singer from the cd we bought in California. We love the cd and it will always remind us of that trip...that i will someday write about. The singer's name is Imogen Heap. So I looked it up on YouTube and found one with Sanji and Fruits Basket. It has other anime in there (including Host Club) but I don't watch any of those. So anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

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Too Busy to Post!

So guys, I was wanting to post about something that happened this weekend, but I'm so pressed for time that I don't want to rush it.  I have to work tonight.  Tomorrow I sleep while Q is at school and then I take her to piano and karate.  I hope to make a post some time tomorrow.  Hopefully a real life post and also a OP post.  I'm behind in giving you guys links for the anime.  Actually i heard they might take a ton of OP anime down from YouTube because it's being redubbed by a new company.  It's going to be way better (I hope).  So, the only thing I accomplished on lj today is replying to posts and making a new lovely Gackt icon.  (^_^)  Nice!