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Jitters 
11th-Aug-2017 09:43 pm
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The dun wannas hit pretty bad today, because we've been working kind of overtime all week with no "me" time, so even though we didn't meet our work quota today, we called it quits at what used to be our regular quitting time. But in our defense, we might have met our quota (or gotten a little closer to it) if we hadn't spent time buying plane tickets. And that wouldn't have taken so long, either, if...okay, so we had decided on dates to go to Japan, and then stuff happened that made us think maybe those dates wouldn't be so good, price-wise. So we picked new dates, and then, kind of by accident, we discovered that, with the sale we were taking advantage of, our original dates would have cost the same. And so buying tickets took extra long because we had to decide if we wanted to go with our original dates or different ones. We settled on dates right between the original and the revised plans.

So yeah, that's official. We are now going to Japan, and if we back out at this point, we will have wasted a lot of money. It's just a liiiiittle bit more nerve-wracking than last time because it's been almost a whole year since then, where as with that trip, we'd been there eight months previously. There's also the matter of Comic-Con, which is a thing that seemed really exciting and then turned out to be pretty meh, so now we're like, "Okay, here we are super stoked to go to Japan, but what if it turns out to be meh!? We won't know what to enjoy in life anymore!!!" At least DisneySea should still be pretty great. If nothing else, Out of Shadowland and Sindbad's Storybook Voyage should still make us happy. I hope. (It's gotten pretty bad.)

We spent tonight playing KamiAso IF, and now we have one more of Melissa's endings. Just one more and his story will be complete!

Today I'm thankful for airfare sales, having official dates for our Japan trip, having one more of Melissa's endings, Page joining us for part of the gaming (she doesn't like to hang out with us in the living room these days, but she made an effort!), and the yummy Freschetta pizza we had for dinner.
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12th-Aug-2017 05:35 am (UTC)
Japan!!! You're going there!! I don't know how that could be meh! (SDCC being meh seems more understandable, though. but i'm sorry you've had so many let-downs in recent months/years and truly hope Japan won't do that to you.) Do you have specific plans yet for what you want to do or see? Besides DisneySea of course! What are the dates of your trip, unless you'd rather not say? I'm so excited for you! :D :D :D
12th-Aug-2017 06:34 pm (UTC)
Yes! That's a good point; it's a lot easier to see how Comic-Con could be meh, because our interests generally lie in a more Japanese than Comic-Conesque direction, and in Japan, even when it's crowded at least people still move in reasonable patterns and pay attention to their surroundings.

Our plans are still mostly vague. We're definitely going to see a Sailor Moon Musical and go to Disney parks of course (we're a little wary of Disney parks these days, though, especially after all the news from D23 Expo made us so sad, but the Japanese parks are still owned by OLC instead of Disney, so we have hope! but it will also be Halloween, which is another thing that has a habit of making us grumpy), and we're thinking of maybe catching a kabuki play (or part of one), and Square-Enix has a cafe in Tokyo that we've been wanting to check out. Of course, we're hoping to get together with our associates in Japan, but there are no plans yet. We'll be leaving on September 12th and coming back on the 22nd.
13th-Aug-2017 02:00 am (UTC)
Ooh, kabuki!! (research! ...if a little late for for the most applicable purposes. but still, I'm sure it'll be quite an experience!) Ooh, Sailor Moon Musical! Yay, associates in Japan! Those (and everything else) all sound like delightful things to fill your time with! Hope all the preparations and getting-work-in-order go smoothly, and I also hope you manage to narrowly escape typhoon season as well as we did last year :)
13th-Aug-2017 04:24 am (UTC)
Yup! We haven't ruled out the possibility of future seasons, but anyway, now that we've seen the anime, it's accomplished its purpose of getting us interested in the genre (although I think the one that interested us the most was the one they only showed a few seconds of; they talked about it for a good while later, so we read a translated script of it to make sure we knew what was going on).

Ha, ha, ha...yeah we have noticed some friends on Facebook talking about a recent typhoon, and I was like, "Ooohhhh yeeeaaaahh..."
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