For those who are curious, I've been reading lots of stuff, and for the love of pete... IT'S NOT THAT BAD (in Tokyo). Things are still dangerous for Fukushima locals, and if I lived in the northeast, I'd probably already be on a plane back to the States, but places farther out are FINE. TOKYO is fine. (CALIFORNIA is fine omg fellow americans...) So stop buying, like 20 cartons of milk. WTH are you going to do with that much milk before it expires? Just calm the hell down and we'll all be fine. (Sorry, but some of the hording that's happening in Tokyo from a small, panicked part of the population kinda ticks me off. Sendai needs the food and supplies more! Stop creating waste! Stock up on extra supplies, sure, but you don't need 60 freaking rolls of toilet paper RIGHT NOW. Holy crap.)
CNN's Anderson Cooper has apparently been reporting from Sendai (and how the hell did he get there so fast? did he beat the army? he better have brought a couple trunks full of water is all I'm saying), and Mommy watched his report before going to sleep Monday night. Apparently, he completely freaked her out with speculation about Fukushima. Me telling her stuff like, "No, if something happens, it won't be like Chernobyl; it'll be more like Three Mile Island" or "Worst comes to worst, I'll probably only get a few extra years worth of radiation in Tokyo!" didn't seem to calm her down for some reason (;^_^), and she immediately started asking whether I could maybe, you know, visit Osaka for a few months or come home or something. I am honestly, genuinely okay in Tokyo, but I'm starting to get upset that Mommy is so upset. So I've decided that I will blame it on all Anderson Cooper, because having someone to blame makes me feel better. [shakes fist] Damn you, Anderson Cooper.