Huh, I guess I seem to average about one and some fraction of a blog post per year. (Oy Gevalt.) I was doing my internet rounds, freshening up my various haunts for the new year, updating my new Tumblr and trying to finish up my New Years Card for the year of the dragon at the very least before the Lunar New Year rolls around, when I remembered that “Oh Yeah! This lovely place needs a fresh coat of paint as well!” To recap, it’s been both a fairly eventful year and one that just kind of flew by. I think the biggest thing that happened in the Year of the Rabbit was the rabbits themselves.
Theoden and Mugi, dubbed “The bucket brothers” by the rescue organization that brought them in, were found in a bucket at the farmer’s market near where I grew up, abandoned to the snow and winds of a Rochester winter. We shall not dwell on the fact that who-so-ever did such a thing fails their humanity test hardcore, but rather explore the positives: They boys were picked up by The Rabbit Resource and fostered by a nice volunteer named Diana, at which point I stumbled across them via a link from my mom sometime around Febuary of 2011. It was love at first sight, and a following the Serious Talk with Rym and the interview with the Bunny People, I got to meet the rabbits for the first time around the time of Margaret’s Birthday. They were, and continue to be, very full of zoom and almost unbelievably cute. Now the apartment is home to two little buns, Fluffy white Theo and Amber-furred Mugi, destroyers of cardboard, and dancers at dawn. Although I admit I am somewhat of a nervous mother, as they are the first rabbits to live with me and rather with my whole family, I rejoiced as they recently celebrated their first birthday! The only drawback (other than the occasional chew-hole in a piece of clothing) is that while they are mostly lovable, occasionally the territorial nature of young, albeit neutered, bucks takes hold of the dynamic duo, and they get into a scrap. They haven’t had much of a chance to mix it up, since they alternate excercise time, and they act quite friendly to each other when out in the hall, but in the hotly contested bedroom, tensions flare from time to time. Rabbit ownership is a big responsibility, but totally worth it. They are good rabbits, for sure. (Also, Rym as bunny-dad is adorable. He hangs out with them every morning as he is getting ready for work.)
What else happened? I went to Japan again for a visit (almost two weeks) at the end of October. That was pretty nice. It had been way, WAY too long, but luckily I managed to slip back into Nihon mode and give Rym a decent introduction to the country I love so much.
Other than that? I got a new bike and a new laptop, named Soyokaze and Tsubasa respectively, both of which are useful and lovely things to have. I mostly just worked a lot, exercised and animated, worked on Guns of Icarus Online at work, and generally was a pretty busy, but not completely overwhelmed person. Let’s hope that this year is even better and full of love, happiness, and other good vibes.