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Day 97: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Last week Yuki got sick from her friend's baby and for the next few days felt dizzy, naseous, depressed and could barely stand up. Soon after Willy slept three days straight in the kitchen corner and would only get up to eat and make weird old man breathing sounds while she gobbled up her food.

Today after I sent out my portfolio and application to the photo competition in the mail, I was going to go climbing, but I could barely skateboard straight. I thought it was exhaustion from staying up late, so I gave up on the idea of exercising and went home. Soon my head was pounding so I decided to take a nap.

I slept from 3:00 p.m. till 10:00 a.m. the following day.

My theory is that Yuki caught something from her friend’s sick baby… then Willy got sick from Yuki… and then I got sick from Willy (because Yuki and Ian are away in Nagoya visiting family).

I chatted with my sister online, and she said that it was impossible to get a fever (or whatever it was) from your pet- she even sent me a link to some article that a doctor wrote from a random newspaper as proof- but I told her that anything is possible… From all the things I have seen and documented within the past three months for Talking Barnacles- things which are so stupid and wonderful that you can’t even make up yourself… like the Shinjuku Redhead Triangle or the story of the 2 Pigeons... I believe they happen all the time and on a daily basis.


  1. Maybe you're just over stressed and worried about all this shit so you fell sick.. It sounds like it's getting pretty hectic with this publisher girl.
    What competition are you entering? The book looks good anyway.

    Btw I was looking through you're flickr page and I had a good laugh a few times, one at your "I'm with stupid" in the spiderman shot and that guy who made the most golden comment on the Dead body photo, "dad?"... ahahaha

    The first shot here is awesome.

  2. Hi Ari,
    Thanks for writing like always.

    The competition that I am applying for in Japan is called Canon New Cosmos Competition (Shashin shinseki)... which was cool in the past but not so cool now. haha. but the prize money is pretty good and if u win, i guess u get a lot of press... and since i am still relatively unknown in Japan, i think that will help me get some work here too.

    Ahhhh... flickr... all those photos are so old school. i am actually a little embarrassed. i vaguely remember the I'm with Stupid... i should get a shirt that says "Im stupid"... but the Spiderman one and the dead body are classic. i didn't even see the comment which said "Dad?" which is so fucked up yet genius.... thank u for telling me!

    Also, yeah i am in love with this photo too. maybe in the top 5 photos of TB that I like. the black cat looks so wicked and unnatural.