Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Waiting Game

I'm not a patient person.

I could go as far as to say that I'm an IMpatient person. Suffice to say, I don't like waiting. The toe-tapping drives me crazy. All I want is to GET THERE. However, I have spent a great deal of time (and yes, I'm aware of the irony) getting to the point where I can tolerate stagnate points in my life like a normal person. For example, I wait for buses and trains every day. This may seem like a miniscule obstacle for most, but for waiting for transportation feels like wasted years of my life.

At this point in time, I'm playing the waiting game.

I've got three weeks until I move to one of the MOST INTERESTING PLACES ON THE PLANET: read Shinjuku, Tokyo. And I'm like a kid before summer camp. But please, don't let that deter from the fact that Utsunomiya is great- because it is. I just really need to leave- please don't take it personally, guys :)

Just look at the stats:
Utsunomiya- 900,000 people; Tokyo- 23 Million.

I don't know what it is exactly, but that much kinetic energy from that many people makes my skin tingle. Also, it's nice to be able to get breakfast at any time of day I damn well choose. Utsunomiya just doesn't have the monumental craziness that Tokyo exudes. For example, I was waiting for a train at about 2 in the afternoon in Tokyo the other day and I saw two TOTALLY SEPARATE incidences of crazy. They stood out from the crowd because they were both men with prominent mustaches. Who just so happened to be dressed fully in drag. With 8-inch heels. CRAZY.  Yet awesome.