I don't know about you, but I have been transfixed since last night by the terrible news from Japan. I feel ill every time I see the footage of that tsunami and all the shaking buildings. Honestly, I want to cry.
I have heard from some of my friends in Japan, but not all of them. One couple lives in Ibaraki prefecture, and I have seen a horrible photo of damage from their city. I emailed them, but I've heard nothing back. I know two people from Fukuoka, and I'm trying not to think the worst. Other friends have been kind enough to check in and let me know how they're doing. After one brief email last night, I lost touch with one, and I assume he can't charge his cell phone. I'm so upset. That tsunami was one of the most frightening things I've ever seen. And it's cold, snowy winter in the north, damn it.
I am newly resolved never to read any comments on yahoo news ever again. Some of those people are sick, others I suspect are on drugs, and others are just unbelievably shallow. One person was impatiently wondering when he/she would be able to get updates on anime episodes! (I think you'll have to wait a while, you incredible jerk)
My best wishes and prayers for those who are suffering, those who have lost someone, and those who are waiting on tenterhooks for information.