January 2nd, 2014


Happy New Year!

Just to make sure people see this, I thing I'm going to mention it every day I post until judging is over. The Manga Translation Battle entries are up for voting, so go check it out! Based on the total number of votes so far, it seems that the contest is suffering from a lack of advertising. I'm pretty sure there are more than a couple thousand manga fans in the country, but I guess I could be wrong.

As for the number of times I'll actually be posting about the translation battle, it may not be that many, or it may turn out to be more than expected. We are officially planning to move on Saturday (that's just two days away!), and we don't know how long it will be before we have our internet set up. Hopefully not too long, because we should have gotten some work-related emails by now, so there's a possibility we'll be getting them when the holidays are officially over.

That being the case, most of our time has been spent in escapist mode. There are only a few things we can feasibly do before tomorrow, and they don't take a lot of time, so we work up the nerve to do them, take a couple of minutes to do them, then go back to playing Candy Crush and/or Pictlogica. Tomorrow, we start loading our things into transports.

Oh yeah, we went to the zoo yesterday! Before we left, Sarah asked Logan what we would do there, and he said, "See ammals." Then Mom came out and said something about eating lunch at the zoo, and Logan held up his hands and said, "No, no, no. Go see ammals." He's so cute.

Today I'm thankful for getting to watch lots of Burn Notice last night, all the people who are willing to help us move, Page being super cute, getting to see the stingrays at the zoo, and the zoo having a new bear to replace the grizzly who recently died of old age. (Also, at the tiger exhibit, they told us they were on cub watch--zookeepers watching round the clock because the mama tiger could give birth any day now!)