Thursday, January 5, 2012

ch ch changes

As of two days ago I decided to become vegetarian. I can't justify eating often sick and tortured animals any longer (eep sorry end rant - I just have to keep telling myself this to keep motivated). I have grown up on meat my whole life so giving it up is going to be quite difficult. I am taking it one day at a time but I think it is best for my health and the lives of the animals I will not be consuming. Wish me luck!

Are any of you vegetarian? How did you make the transition? Any tips?

Latest update - I am going to Japan! I went a few years ago with my dad and brother but it was only for three short days and spent the majority of our trip in Beijing, China. My friend Mike is currently teaching over there so I am going to visit him for a little over a week while his school is on spring break. I am beyond ecstatic! He lives in Minato-ku, Tokyo - so we will be spending the majority of my 10 day trip in Tokyo - I hope to hit up Shibuya and Harajuku again among other places :) . We also are hoping to make it out of Tokyo and head to either Kyoto which I heard is beautiful or to Hiroshima. I will definitely keep this blog updated once I am there. I can't wait for sushi every day and karaoke!!!

Here are some photos from my last trip there:

Also - I am OBSESSED with Blythe dolls.

Image from BlytheLife.

So naturally I have to scoop up one or two while I am there. I have been doing my homework and tracking down the best toy shops that carry Neo Blythe. There is obviously Junie moon which I will have to go and see - great excuse to get to Shibuya again!

Images from 8Tokyo.

They also carry her at the Kiddyland stores which are so much fun. They carry quite a variety at various Mandrake stores as well. EEEP! I cannot wait for this trip. I have been saving up and it is going to be a blast.

My latest thrifting obsession is to look for the rare 1972 Kenner Blythe dolls. I know she is out there in some dusty box. I need to start going to estate sales and what not and rescue her.

Images from The Rogue Dolls.

One more crazy Blythe thing - Blythecon 2012, yeah, I think I need to go!

Anyone else obsessed with them?
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