Redneck Haiku

Nowadays, any bookstore will contain interesting varieties of English- language haiku, such as Haikusine, a book of culinary haiku, or my personal favourite, Redneck Haiku, advertised as “What Happens When Bubba Meets Japanese Verse” and containing memorable compositions such as the following on a seasonal theme:

Bobby’s spring break trip
Cost him five hundred dollars
And a clinic visit.

~Susan J. Napier in “From Impressionism To Anime – Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Mind of the West”

in which Tony Stark and Captain America survive a car crash

So, I had the weirdest dream last night. I can’t recall all of it and to be honest I don’t even know what the entire point was at that moment, but there was this huge chase… I mean half of the Avengers + myself and, for some obscure reason, one of my grandmothers… I can’t even remember whom we were chasing. But there was Tony Stark (not wearing his Iron Man armour) in a huge grey convertible car, speeding like crazy on a busy highway that ran in the middle of a meadow where sheep were grazing. And then there was Captain America (in costume without the hood/mask) on some sort of air bike. Suddenly there was a huge explosion/crash with something and Tony’s car flew up in the air and collided with the Captains air bike knocking him off of it. Tony was madly clinging to the steering wheel and the Captain, who managed to grab a hold of the cars window wiper, was looking like he was on a rodeo while the burning car was spinning in the air.

Finally the car hit the ground and both Tony and the Captain managed to get away from it fairly unscratched. Well, they were pretty roughed up and bleeding slightly, but nothing too serious. So Tony was laying there on the ground, looking rather tired and unbelieving that he just survived that, when suddenly the Captain straddled him exclaiming: “Wasn’t that just the craziest thing you have ever done?” and then proceeded to kiss Tony senseless in an adrenaline induced high. That part of the dream was rather long and intense to be honest xD

After they broke from the kiss, the Captain said something really weird while staring down at baffled Tony… I don’t remember what exactly he said, but Tony looked at him with a pretty surprised and unbelieving face and asked: “Did you just quote Mitt Romney?”
The Captain started laughing and lay down next to… well half way on top of Tony really… and said: “Yeah, I think I did.”
To which Tony replied with loud laughter and said: “Well, I hope he just exploded, because you saying that was fucking unreal.”

And that was that. The rest of the dream consisted of trying to catch over excited dogs and attach them to their leashes to take them for a walk and me failing to complete my math homework for school… which was pretty traumatizing yet again. None of the example problems made any sense D:

Ibaraki Nature Museum

Oh wow, I have fallen rather behind with my adventure posting, but I have been somewhat busy with school stuff, reading books and having a minor identity crisis yet again. But whatever…

My friend Hiro came to visit me one Friday and as he conveniently was in a possession of a car, we took small road trip to the nearby town of Bando to visit the Ibaraki Nature Museum. The main reason why I wanted to go there was that they have full dinosaur skeletons on display. I have always wanted to see dinosaur bones. Well, I had seen a few mammoth (that isn’t technically even a dinosaur) skulls and a bone of this and that in Estonia, but never a full skeleton of a bigger dinosaur before, so I was rather excited. To be honest it was all rather overwhelming… I mean, seeing those giant skeletons and realizing that those humongous beings once roamed the earth was simply mindboggling. It was a fantastic experience for me.

The entire museum was pretty exciting, not just the dinosaur bones. The place was huge, so unfortunately I think we didn’t get to see some of the exhibits, but I believe that we saw most of what the museum had to offer. Oddly enough I also enjoyed their geological exhibit quite a bit xD Usually stones are not my thing, but the way it all was presented made it feel like a strange art exhibition and I got a bit too carried away with the interactive part of the presentation xD Hiro must have thought me a bit strange in general as I tended to make cooing noises at and talk to most of the fossils and skeletons xD Well I was just loving the things I was seeing, ok? xD

A mammoth! Look how freaking big it is!
I think I was just gaping at it for over five minutes not truly believing what I was seeing. Also I think I would have been terrified if I had gone to the museum alone… because history scares me xD It’s truly fascinating, I mean, but I’d rather not be left alone with it xD If that makes any sense.

Locality : China
Length : 9.1 m (29.9 ft)
Height : 5.3 m (17.4 ft)
Estimated weight : 10 metric tons
Largest mammoth in the world.

Locality : China
Length : 26 m (85.3 ft)
Height : 9.75 m (32 ft)
Estimated weight : 60 metric tons
One of the largest dinosaurs in the world.

This guy was even more mindboggling than the mammoth. Unfortunately it was just way too big to be captured in its giant glory.

A Dodo and a Moa skeleton

Dodo

Cells (also me and Hiro)

Infinite DNA

Whales and dolphins

And then there was a furry crab. It’s the first time ever that I have seen a furry sea creature.

A forest scene

Annika in Nightmare land. Btw, that is a 1yen coin I am standing on…

Weirdest fish ever. What the hell are you, seriously?

Evolution

Ancestors

 Swirly noses

That must have been one big shark O_O

Cyclopses

And smaller dinosaurs… that were still cool

Posing with Rex

RAWR

Nice Mohawk

Oh and a fossil from Estonia! 😀

Er… are you… WERE you a living creature or were you a space ship? Be honest!

Great-great-great-great-…-∞-… -great-grandfather?

Mother Nature, I didn’t know you were an artist! I simply love your sculpting.

Ground control to Major Tom

Trippy Space Odyssey

After the museum we drove back to Tsukuba, where we picked up Idea and Marta, and then went to have okonomiyaki. It was a good day and I was supper happy for a change 🙂

Random photos from October

Ramen with Eva-chan

Karaoke time
All hail the almighty Dir en grey medleys!

Omiyage from Okinawa from Eva

GIANT spider: I AM MADE OF YOUR WORST NIGHTMARES AND I SHALL CONSUME YOU, YOUR SOUL AND YOUR FIRSTBORN
me: *sobs quietly*

Sometimes it rains

Please remove these offensive chairs, they are a fire hazard

Cute locals

Clouded mountain

Origami

Halloween time

Stars in my ceiling

Very lady-like and clean

Empty trains in Japan

Dozing moon

Give yourself to the dark side with Pepsi Energy Cola

Wet scenery

Visiting a tiny jinja

Anybody home?

Graveyard still-life

Tangerines, tea and sake for the deceased

It’s rather chilly in my room