February 9th, 2008


Maybe not so great in eight

So we're still having trouble with this "Great in Eight" thing that's going on. Today we went on a walk, because it was the "daily calendar" thing or whatever they call it. We don't like walking around with no destination, so we went to the 99cents Only Store. And what do you guess we got at the 99cents Only Store? You guessed it--candy.

Now if we wanted to get really technical, the Reese's pieces don't really count as "bad food," because the only time candy is mentioned on the bad food list is under "chocolate candy." Maybe they forgot a comma, but at any rate, that means that Reese's pieces, Nerds, Pixie Stix, Starburst, and Skittles aren't chocolate, and without that comma, don't go on the list. Payday probably counts as a "high carb bar." But since we're into following the spirit of the law over the letter of the law, we'll probably subtract points anyway. Our poor teams (they split us up). (What? So don't eat the candy, you say?)

I've come up with this theory though. See, we're pretty good at keeping ourselves under control, so we usually don't go overboard with spending and eating. But there was that whole year when we were very very poor, and couldn't buy anything that wasn't food, and even that was iffy. But we didn't just forget about the anime DVDs and CDs that came out during that time. We remembered. And when we had money again, we started buying like crazy. So I think it's possible that if we deprive ourselves of our cookies and candies and all that, we'll just crave them all the more when the eight weeks are up, and then we'll start binging and get fat. But I guess it's not that much of a problem, since we're making little compromises that help. And when those don't help, we just subtract the points.

In non-complainy news, last night we got to see the first volume of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. We can definitely see why it's so popular. We had the subtitles on, but I wonder if that was a mistake, because the font was kind of distracting. But it was probably good to have them when Yuki started giving her exposition. Kyon reminds us of an older Hare from Hare+Guu. Itsuki's our favorite. He's the one whose voice actor came to the studio one day and announced that he could do the dance from the ending sequence.

Today I'm thankful for the beautiful weather outside (if we were to say, "Hey, let's plan a group trip to Disneyland in about two or three weeks!" how many of you would go along with it? (good weather always reminds us of Disneyland, but February and March are really good times to go)), taking time out to read manga, italics, LJ tags, and cinnamon graham crackers.