Monthly Archive: April 2013

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So I’ve Decided to Put Band-Aids on my Nipples. Wait, what?

Last month, I posted a blog post boasting that I have been ranting and raving via web logs (aka blogging) on “teh Interwebz” for over ten years now. Ten… long… years. The problem with an accomplishment like that is that it involves math.  Once math gets involved, people starting asking question....

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 12: More adventures at #EVANGELION WORLD 1

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 12: More adventures at #EVANGELION WORLD

As we walked down the hallways of NERV Headquarters inside Evangelion World at the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Japan, we saw a series of doors with peepholes installed in them.  We noticed other folks looking in, so we did the same.  The peepholes were clever views into rooms where...

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 11: Walking Around NERV Headquarters (#EVANGELION WORLD) 0

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 11: Walking Around NERV Headquarters (#EVANGELION WORLD)

After escaping the wrath of the berserker Eva Unit-02, Shannon and I found ourselves walking through the hallways of NERV Headquaters (in Evangelion World inside the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Japan.)  It felt like we were wandering inside an actual anime.  VERY surreal. Things got awkward when Shannon wound up...

Cruising down a river in Belize (Royal Caribbean) 0

Cruising down a river in Belize (Royal Caribbean)

Another part of our excursion in Belize (via Royal Caribbean.) This is footage we took going down the river heading towards the ocean. Along the way we saw crocodiles and giant iguanas. Beautiful weather for a November! You can see all the photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomcroom/sets/72157632016582697/

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 10: More #EVANGELION WORLD 1

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 10: More #EVANGELION WORLD

So there I was, walking around EVANGELION WORLD in the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Japan.  As a bona fide anime nerd, I was obligated to take as many geeky photos as I could… like this one of me ripping open an A.T. Field. You know. Kind of like this:...

Driving in Belize (Royal Caribbean) 0

Driving in Belize (Royal Caribbean)

So last November, Shannon and I took another cruise (this time with Royal Caribbean) for our annual anniversary trip. We paid for an “adventure” excursion with involved spelunking, a boat ride down the river, and driving off-road. This is the shaky video of me almost getting us killed with my...

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 9: #EVANGELION WORLD 2

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 9: #EVANGELION WORLD

Did you know that inside the Fuji-Q Highland theme park there’s a section dedicated to the anime, manga, and movies of Neon Genesis Evangelion?  NOW YOU DO: That’s right, fellow anime nerds. There is an entire theme park attraction designed around the popular franchise in Japan featuring a walk through...

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 8: Fuji-Q Highland (#fujiq) Theme Park 0

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 8: Fuji-Q Highland (#fujiq) Theme Park

What is Fuji-Q Highland aka Fujikyu Highland aka 富士急ハイランド? Simply put: it’s a Six Flags style theme park at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan.  For purely anime geek reasons (which will soon be made clear) we decided to make a stop and visit the park before driving back to...

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 7: Doggy Theme Parks and Bathrooms 0

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 7: Doggy Theme Parks and Bathrooms

On the way up the mountain earlier that day, we saw a colorful sign on the side of the road for a “Doggy Park” featuring a small white cartoon dog reminiscent of Snoopy.  Driving back down Mount Fuji, we decided to stop for a couple of minutes to see what is was....

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 6: The View from Mount Fuji 0

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 6: The View from Mount Fuji

We had driven pretty far up Mount Fuji.  As expected, though, it had gotten EVEN COLDER – thus we kept popping into the little restaurant/convenient mart that was there to warm up.  Inside we bumped into another small group of caucasian tourists who, like us, stuck out like a sore thumb in...

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 5: Mount F***ing Fuji! 1

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 5: Mount F***ing Fuji!

Thus we began driving UP Mount Fuji.  I mean, why not?  You’re there; you have a car; why just stare up at it? The first interesting thing we came across was the road itself. You can’t see it in this photo, but there are grooves that have been carved into the...

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 4: The Mount Fuji Visitors Center 1

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 4: The Mount Fuji Visitors Center

And we drove.  The distance from our hotel to north end of Mount Fuji was about 75 miles away; roughly about an hour and a half.  As I mentioned in my previous post, the drive was worth every minute we spent in the for the spectacular views of Japan. That,...

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 3: Driving Through Japan 1

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 3: Driving Through Japan

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, we rented a Nissan Cube with the intention of leaving the city and checking out other parts of Japan… mainly Mount Fuji.  The appeal of doing this rests solely on mine and Shannon’s fondness of road trips.  We LOVE driving large distances and seeing sights along...

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 2: American Culture, Cherry Blossoms, & WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD! 1

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 2: American Culture, Cherry Blossoms, & WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD!

If there’s a skill that Shannon and I are masters of it’s sleep.  Sure, middle of the night was middle of the day according to our bodies, but DAMMIT – we can nap with the best of ’em.  So after a fairly successful night of rest in our closet (er, hotel...