April 29th, 2014



(I started writing this while we waited for children to show up for babysitting. The neighbors asked a grandparent to babysit tomorrow, but they wanted to get a head start on the moving tonight. I thought it was a good compromise, since we kind of ditched them on the day they need babysitters the most. Anyway, I almost finished this when the kids showed up, but I didn't so it ended up getting posted several hours later.)

We started working on something that's still confidential today (probably not exciting for most of our readers), and now I don't know what to say. I did have a thought about that Harlequin manga we were translating, which is that it turns out the overall moral of the story is the girl thought she had to change for her man, but she didn't! He loved her just the way she was and it was a mistake to try to change her (which he didn't actually try to do, at least not in the manga version)! And that had me exasperated all over again at how everybody thinks The Little Mermaid is about how Ariel changed for her man. She totally didn't. She changed for her own dream, and a man happened to be included.

Let's see, what else have we been doing? We watched a couple more episodes of And Yet the Town Moves, which prompted us to finally look people up on Wikipedia and confirm that yes, Takahiro Sakurai does play the granny. Maybe he got tired of always being cast as bishounen. There was one line in one episode when we were like, "Oh! I think I can maybe kind of hear it!" And then it went away. We also found out that Chiaki Omigawa was in Negima!. We might have her autograph! We'll have to check our Pactio card set. That would require us to find it.

And we're going to Disneyland tomorrow! Yay! This will be the first time in a long time that we've gone to Disneyland just for the sake of going to Disneyland. The last several times, there was always an event or some kind of mission we were on. So this time, we're just going to enjoy it...and hope it's not too crowded.

Page has been sticking pretty close to us today, which may or may not be because the windy weather was making her nervous. I know it was making me nervous.

Today I'm thankful for having plans to go to Disneyland tomorrow, getting our work done today, having confirmation on the SoreMachi cast, good compromises on babysitting, and being done playing "let's have all the stuffed animals take turns kidnapping the baby sheep and baby Sebastian plush."