Sunday, September 18, 2005

Japan pictures

I've never been this jet-lagged. After nearly 50 hours without healthy sleep, I think (and hope) that my body is at last ready for serious slumber. Below, I'm posting a few pictures from the incredible trip.

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Photo credit: Hungry Hyaena, 2005

4 comments:

Michael said...

Heya, welcome back.
Nice photos. Can't wait to hear about the trip...
But hold on a minute...
Looting?
Was that a hallucination or did the levees break in Queens too?

Hungry Hyaena said...

Thanks. It appears that the looting was definitely imagined. But the fact that I STILL have been able to grab only a very few hours of sleep is all too real. I'm not sure what's up. I've been up since 5:00 AM this morning and I kept waking up all last night. I'm losing my sh*t, man.

Devo said...

Welcome back, HH! I look forward to hearing stories of giant Japanese underground hornets (Vespa Mandarinia japonica) and petite maple trees all bonsaied out and Zen gardens with rocks and gravel. Did you get bashed over the head with a cudgel by a crotchety old monk? That woulda been awesome. It's what they do to the newbies, you know.

Anyway, I had effed up dreams last night too. I dreamed that I stole a giant, white school bus with a messed up brake pedal and I got in big trouble. Had to hide out in some abandoned tenements in Philadelphia unitl the head died down. Crazy man, crazy.

Hungry Hyaena said...

Actually, Devo, you WILL hear stories of the hornets - and see pictures, too. Those bastards are big! I ran like a school girl when chased by them. Unfortunately, I'm not exaggerating. I think I even yelped a little as a way of preparing myself for the searing sting. Luckily, my crazy legs carried me to safety without a thorough zapping. Not a species of hornet I want to tangle with, that's for damned sure.

No monks got to me, but a number of little, old Japanese women asaulted me with their umbrellas, rudely scratching the back of my neck despite my protests. They are a cruel bunch without comprehension of social etiquette. Although I must consider the fact that the big, hairy ape boy positioned himself at an unfortunate height to begin with.