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Best Birthday-Month Eve Date Ever

Originally uploaded by dblume.

My wife's birthday is next month, and seeing as how it's the last day of this month, it makes it her Birthday-Month Eve.

The last day I have any say in anything, for a month, according to her.

So we head out for a date in the city. We could have gone anywhere, but found ourselves in Japantown.

Things of note: The handsome taiko drum player who stole the show at last year's International Taiko Festival, Ryan, works at the local purikura store, Pika Pika. My wife recognized him immediately. Oh, yes. "That's the hot taiko drummer!"  We said "hi" and he was nice.  We'll probably see him perform again this year in Berkeley.

Namie Amuro released a new album, and her face is all over the magazine covers.  (Which is all right by me, I love Namie.)

I picked up a couple of the pens I've been meaning to try out. A Copic Multiliner, and a Uniball Signo 0.38.

And, best of all, I finally got a Tachikoma! I've been lusting after these for years! I'm pretty much beside myself with delight. Off to find some natural oil for my new little friend.

Tags: anime, art, photos


 halophoenix on Sep 1st 2008 at 5:15 AM
I am SO JEALOUS. SO SO JEALOUS. This post makes me want to go pen shopping and indulge my anime geekery all the same time, and I have to say - I kinda like the sensation. :) Happy birthday in advance for your wife, and do share more photos of the little one when it's unboxed! :D

 davidd on Sep 1st 2008 at 6:30 AM
Wait a minute. What you're saying is, it's your wife's birthday month, and you get presents? Then again, The Wife got to ogle the "hot taiko drummer." I was just thinking about my Copic pens today. I've misplaced them. (Hard to imagine, I know.) Now we'll see who ends up Pen-Blogging first: you, Kendrooger, or me! Fun stuff. Glad you had such a good time!

 pastilla on Sep 1st 2008 at 2:15 PM
Right now I'm visualizing a certain purikura photo (recently seen on Plurk) and superimposng your image over that of another young man's. And laughing.

 dblume on Sep 4th 2008 at 8:58 PM
I won't exactly start pen blogging, but that won't stop me from a micro pen review or two.