September 16th, 2016

yato

Out of Shadowland

Our schedule is completely out of whack today and we have no one to blame for it but ourselves. I mean, we'd have to be pretty lacking in logic to not have realized that our schedule would be seriously messed up after what we did today. ...Although, come to think of it, there is a little bit of shared blame, because we had a chapter of Persona Q to translate today, and we weren't expecting that until next week at the soonest. And that makes me fear for what might come along next week, because simulpubs like to be translated ASAP and we have Plans next week.

Anyway, the point is, we took the morning off to go to Disneyland. There was something at the beginning of the week that had us going, "Yeah, we really want to go this week! Well, if we get enough work done by the end of Thursday, we will!" And then we did get enough work done, but last night we couldn't remember what it was that had us wanting to go to Disneyland so badly. Nevertheless, we went. We lost a pin back in our luggage in Japan and we wanted to buy some spares, and they had some new Halloween food offerings we wanted to check out--namely, butterscotch beignets and maple creme brulee. Both of them tasted good enough, but clearly someone was afraid to commit on the flavors. The beignets were barely butterscotchy and the creme brulee smelled like maple the first time I put it to my mouth and that was about as maple as it got. But the latter was served at the Jolly Holiday, which does have a reputation among our associates (read: us and Gaston) for generally being vaguely disappointing. In its defense, though, despite the lack of maple, the creme brulee was very good, so if it hadn't billed itself as being maple, we would not have been disappointed at all. Unless the attempt to make it taste like maple is what made them do whatever it was that made it taste good.

And then we came home and had a new book to add to our schedule! Tadah!

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Today I'm thankful for stumbling on Hangar Stage, getting to see a super amazing show, getting to try maple pumpkin churros, having the soundtrack for the show (it even has all the dialogue! but none of the visuals, so it can't ruin the effect of seeing it live), and getting to try the new seasonal food offering at Disneyland today.