March 7th, 2008


Daily update

Wow, I'm not sure I have like anything to talk about today. The book we're working is proving to be more difficult and less difficult than we expect. It fluctuates, you see. We've done fifty pages already, but we might do some more, since we're trying to get so far ahead of schedule, and we don't have Apollo Justice to distract us anymore.

We have an idea of someone who might be able, willing, and trustworthy to help us find our way around Japan, but we have to contact them first. We've only met a few times, so it's kind of intimidating, but we're on a mission! So we'll do it anyway. But today is one of those scared-of-the-world days, so it's even more intimidating. Doesn't mean I won't do it when I'm done updating here, but first we have to deal with an e-mail about our Manga Life column. I think that's a big contributing factor to the scared-of-the-world-ness. I'd rather not talk about it, though. Too many complicated and annoying details.

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Tomorrow we'll be going over to Mom's place to help Steve's son with his math homework. Apparently seventh grade math has gotten to be so advanced these days that neither she nor Sarah can help. Or maybe it's just that she's busy with tax season and Sarah's busy being social. We've helped him with his homework before, so we know the problem is more with motivation than ability. They should just tell the kids that if they get good grades they can go to Disneyland, and be prepared to not take them if the grades are bad. Though in their case, they'd probably be less prepared for actually going. Frugality is a very good thing, but sometimes it makes me sad. And by sometimes, I mean when it prevents a kid from going to Disneyland when it's not like they can't afford it. Ah well.

Today I'm thankful for Hershey kisses with creme de menthe filling (though I wish they'd just call it mint cream--the French version makes it sound like toothpaste), fun facts about Leap Year, education, courtesy, and Dad getting the e-mail address we need for us.