Has it really been 5 years?!

I've decided to start blogging again. I need a safe way to express myself. I've been through so much these last 5 years and I think that journaling and blogging will be therapeutic for me. Maybe this will be the beginning of my climb out of depression. I certainly hope so. I've had so much stress, depression and dark emotions for far too long now. Writing has been difficult for me. Writer's block is an understatement. But now I feel that I have the strength to push through. I began journaling again yesterday. Not a long entry but it's a start.

Before I go any further...

I really must give my heartfelt thanks to some special friends I have on Twitter. No names here but you know who you are. Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement. You have helped me survive this mess that is my present life. If it wasn't for you I probably wouldn't have started writing again.

I won't be posting all of my journal entries here and not everything I post …

T.M.Revolution at Otakon 2013

Various pics I've found on the web of T.M.Revolution's live at Otakon 2013. I'm sorry but I don't know who to credit for these pics other than May S Young.

My Memories of T.M.Revolution at Otakon 2013

It's official! Takanori Nishikawa is absolutely the sweetest, friendliest, kindest, most adorable man on the planet! AND I MET HIM!!! O.M.G.!
This has been amazing! Thank you Otakon 2013! And thank you "Special Needs" badge! You have made my dreams come true!
Yes! I was able to attend Otakon 2013 in Baltimore, MD. I'm still in shock that this happened. (Thank you Twitter for allowing me to meet the wonderful people who made this happen for me!) I wanted to see T.M.Revolution so badly. And I got to see him! And so much more! More than I had dared to hope for.
Friday! 9 August, 2013... O.M.G.!
There was an announcement about 2 secret autograph sessions with Takanori... as in secret location. It was announced when and where to line up to get special passes for these sessions - limited to 100 people per session.
Thank you "Special Needs"! Due to my heart condition, I had a special priority badge that allowed me certain privileges. I'd lost hope of getting one of …

Tweets from 西川さん

I created my Twitter account on March 20, 2011, for the sole purpose of following Nishikawa Takanori's Twitter account. For those who don't know, Takanori records using the name T.M.Revolution. (The T.M. stand for Takanori Makes.) He is also the vocalist for abingdon boys school.

Note: Twitter Birth Certificate courtesy of
I couldn't even begin to tell you how many tweets I've sent to Takanori. Thousands and thousands I'm sure. When I joined Twitter I never even dared to dream that maybe, just maybe, he might reply. Yet... HE HAS!
I feel very blessed that Takanori has replied to me! At the time of this writing he has replied to me 23 times.
Needless to say, I'm beyond thrilled.
Takanori has replied to me on a number of subjects ranging from his beloved dog, Wi, to the earthquakes in Japan, to health (both his and mine), and more.
I wanted to share some of these tweets. Obviously, every reply I receive from him is very special to me. I tried to pick jus…


He's so beautiful!! ♪( ´θ`)ノ

What Fate May Bring

I haven't posted anything here in forever! Has it been over a year? Really? I'm feeling the need to come back here, yet I don't know what to say. There's been so much happening that I don't even know where to begin.

Last year I was faced with a very difficult decision. Maybe not so difficult for some people, but for me it was devastating. I'm an animal lover, and definitely a cat person. I had 3 cats, 2 females and a male. Then one of my females got busy with the male and..... kittens. Four of them. Cute as could be. The management of my apartment building found out about all the cats, and they said I had to get rid of them. First they said that I had to get rid of all of them. Then they relented and said I could keep one.

One. How could I choose. I loved (and still love) them all dearly. It took me a long time to finally decide. I chose Evie, the female who did NOT have the kittens. She'd never done anything to cause any troubles.

Some of you may think it ext…

Ambulances Do That Too?

I've been in an ambulance more times than I want to count. Every time, it's been a trip to the hospital. I thought that's all that ambulances do - take people to the hospital (or to transfer patients from one hospital to another). Am I wrong here? Apparently I am wrong. Twice now I have seen ambulances take a patient - ON A STRETCHER - to a doctor's office. Not the hospital. To a doctor's office. I didn't think they did that. I can't even imagine the cost to the patient's insurance to use an ambulance for non-emergency medical transportation. I'm scratching my head over this one.