My home phone rang today... and it was my dad calling from his cell phone in Hawaii. I don't understand, but hell, the reason I got to phone was so he could call me. Mission accomplished, I guess?
I finished not just one, but BOTH of my Japanese resumes today. Spent 9 hours on the AmeResu. Then, today, found a .doc template of the Japanese formatted 履歴書[rirekisho], so did a bit of cut and pasting and such. SPent just 3 hours on it. Nice. Now, they're sitting in Aaron's inbox, waiting for him to have a spare second between work and his new baby girl, Solana Mele Isgar [born Halloween 2004], to correct my myriad mistakes. Yes, Mele is a Hawaiian name. I gave him my blessings.
Now, for the weirdness. I got a reaaaaally strange email on November 25th from Tassel T. Lobbied. The domain on the email seemed legit [firstname.lastname@example.org] and because there was Japanese written on the bottom of the email, I thought it actually might NOT be Spam. It all made sense to me... but It was the strangest email I'd received in a while, so I responded to it and got an even stranger response back. I've decided that you all need to be privy to this email, so it's pasted below:
I'm so sorry! :)
It is defeat that turns bone to flint it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle it is defeat that makes men invincible.
A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.
The heavens and the earth and all that is between them, do you think they were created in jest?
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
True love means two seeds grow separately until they join in Matrimony forever.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. [Hebrews 11:1]
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes but no plans.
Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.
I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves we are underlings.
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
He that can work is born to be king of something.When matters are desperate we must put on a desperate face.
I dream of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do. That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite -- that particular peach is but a detail.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
And when I responded, I got a delivery failure notice. But, where it should have quoted the original email and my written reply, instead it said:
How're you doing?
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.