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19 February 2011 @ 12:22 pm
Of life and other things..  
Good morning! I was right, I work much, much better in the morning. It's a lot easier to concentrate.

I'm just dying of excitement over this.. Sakura is one of my favorite sweet flavorings EVER. I'm not sure why it strikes such a chord of amazingness in me. It just DOES. So the fact that Starbucks brought back it's Sakura frappuchino and latte is music to my ears! There is a SB about a fifteen minute walk from my apartment, so I went there the other day and had the latte (hey, it's cold!). It was like I had ingested ambrosia. Seriously, it's THAT good. It's not too sweet, either. =^-^= Today, it's quite cold again, but I think I will go and get a frappuchino and bring it home to enjoy. How could I not?

Unfortunately the mugs and tumblers are not all that cute this year. I kinda like the big water bottle thing in the picture, but in reality it's plastic and kinda small. I still have my mug from last year and use it almost every day nowadays.

Lately, the weather has been really weird. There are days like yesterday, when it was in the 50s and sunny (in the afternoon at least), but just a few days ago, it snowed. A lot. On Valentine's night it was more or less a blizzard, and I haven't seen that much snow in years!! Of course, during the afternoon it had been so sunny and not-freezing that I had finally decided to wear a skirt without tights. Oops. My legs physically hurt and were completely red by the time that I got home. Now today, it's overcast and COLD at the moment, but I hope that it warms up soon so that I can go get that frappuchino!

In other news, I went to the hospital a few days ago. I go once a month at the moment, because we're trying to get that pesky ITP to go away. II really, really hate having to take medicine every day. It makes me feel dependent. At least, I put it in with all of my daily vitamins so it's no as noticeable, but still. I know how those with other long-term problems feel. -_-; So, I've been on stereoids, which work at a high dosage, but as we lowered the amount I got worse again and it seems like I need to find something else. So I chose a medication that is basically a super-sour powder with an ungodly amount of vitamin C in it. Some insane amount. The doctor warned me that it would be really hard to swallow, even mixed with something, and so did the pharmacist. They looked at me doubtfully when I said I didn't think it would be a problem. I was right! On the contrary, I would PAY to drink this stuff!!! I mixed it in orange juice with a little sweetener, and it was like drinking orange-flavored lemon juice! I LOVE sour things! OMG SO GOOD!!! YUM! I want this every day! ;o; Forever!! Just for fun! I want to drink up all of the month's stock in one day, I'm craving it so badly!

But I must resist!! Must must resist!!!!!!! Help? ;o;
Andrea Akari Akayuri: Sing- Arielandrealsyu on February 19th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
OMG. HOW COULD YOU NOT GET THE FRAP? is it not good enough for the cold? =O ...it's like spring here in canada. i can wear a tee. anywhoo, JUST TRY DRINKING THE FRAP DURING A COLD DAY. it's really really good. try the green tea too! <3
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 19th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
I love the frappuchino, but it's still winter weather here.
超ちゃ人: cute panda: excitedchochajin on February 19th, 2011 11:26 am (UTC)
Ohhhh!!!!! I hope they'll still sell that Sakura Frappu when I get to go to a Starbucks again!!! Never saw this before! I bought a really cute sakura tumbler a few years ago in April, though.
And I also enjoy the sakura cake they have every year ^-^

The weather here was quite horrible and dark lately. A few days of severe snowfall (too much snow everywhere!), then it was rainy and greay for a few days. I think today was the first day in weeks with sunshine! ;o;
Kris B.averagejoe1980 on February 19th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
You should return to the doctor and tell him what you posted. Or, tell her what you posted. Either way, tell them.

I giggled when I read your post, especially after watching your youtube videos. I can picture you actually saying that, and yes it made me giggle.

I hope you feel better. Also, please post more about all things Japan. I live through you to satiate my Japan needs.

Starbucks here doesn't offer anything special. I'd LOVE to try that sakura flavoring. I know the sakura leave look beautiful, and I'm sure the taste is wonderful too.

I long to go to Japan and experience the things that you talk about. I'd love to check out the pizzas you showed on one of your youtube videos, but I can't imagine paying $35 for a small pizza. Ouch.
Jor L.jordinothepizza on February 19th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'm a big fan of sour things too! Glad that you're actually enjoying what you have to take!

If you have to resist drinking too much of it....go get a sakura latte from Starbucks? :P
ore-samathesundaywriter on February 19th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
I have to admit I've been addicted to sakura ice-cream, everytime I see it at Japanese food fairs I will get one as I don't know how long it'll be till I'll see it again. The other day I tried this really nice one from Hokkaido together with a scoop of milk ice-cream, it was the best ice-cream I've eaten, and it's rare I like sweet things =3
neofeliss on February 19th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Sakura-flavor? What does that taste like? I really want to try some now...it sounds and looks just delicious. <3
Shannon Quinn: life nature lovechinookami on February 22nd, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm so jealous, I love the chai and green tea fraps, so I realllyy want to try this sakura one. I wish I could teleport to Japan just go taste it
Yorick Brown's wifediabla_traviesa on February 23rd, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
I would love to try the sakura (I love the smell, so I think the flavor will be good).
I am also a fellow lover of sour flavors. I can eat a lemon if I want to, but I have to limit sour things because I've managed to damage my teeth ename over the years.
zombiestarzombiestar on February 25th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
I am in Tokyo this week and I had to try the sakura drink after you talking about it....IT IS SO GOOD!
Thank you tons!