In the timeless words of Darien Fawkes, “Aw, crap.”*

It looks like it’s going to be raining all week on Kyushu. There’s a really good chance my volcano tour, the one I’ve been planning meticulously for at least a month now, is going to be rained out! And it isn’t just rain, but thunderstorms, so it’s not the best idea to be outside for prolonged periods of time.

Well, our sports day is most likely rained out for tomorrow, which means we have a full workday instead (yecch), which also means that I’ll have a lot of downtime, to plan my Monday morning elementary school (I get the rest of the day off, in return for going in tomorrow), and to come up with contingency plans. Luckily, I’m staying in big cities the whole time, and not in hostels or with ALTs in the middle of nowhere. There should be plenty for me to do, and I can always come back…but I know I’ll still really regret it if I can’t do what I’d set out to achieve–witness real volcanic activity and visit some of the more active and largest volcanoes in the world, and satisfy my volcano/geology-geek cravings. Aw, crap, indeed.

*I’ve been re-watching season 1 of The Invisible Man lately, courtesy of BitTorrent–it was a short-lived, 2-season original Sci-Fi Channel show from 2000 to 2002 (what is it with me and short-lived shows, huh?) that had a nice amount of slapstick comedy and wit in it, as well as the typical sci-fi/urban-fantastic elements. It wasn’t the most high-end or elaborate production, like Farscape or other Sci-Fi productions, but it had a fair amount going for it.

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