Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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Let's hear it for the over-achievers!!

Things are finally winding down after the crazy crazy thing, but because of all the time we took on it, we still have a lot to do. We have three deadlines before Christmas, and more than fifty episodes of anime to watch. So what do we tell our boss at TokyoPop when she e-mails us asking if we can do another translation for them within two weeks? We'd love to, of course!

On the one hand, we're like, "We're never going to catch up on our anime again." And we start going through all the serieses we're watching to decide what we can give up, and we're like, "But Soukou no Strain has Hoshi-san!" and "Kekkaishi had Houko Kuwashima playing a villain that may or may not be recurring. There's no telling who else they might get!"

But really, it's not a problem. We're planning to turn in the one translation to Del Rey tomorrow, and +ANIMA won't take much time at all. In fact, we'd probably be all caught up by now if we weren't so determined to play Final Fantasy XII. I do need to find time to scrub the bathtub so we can have the maintenance guys come fix the faucet so we can get hot hot water instead of just warm hot water. That might be an issue. But we're excited to work on a new series! We don't know if we'll get the whole thing or just one book, or if it's even more than one book long, but either way it's pretty happy.

What's not so happy is getting a notice from the IRS that because you didn't make your monthly payments, they want the entire amount you owe within thirty days. I guess it's logical if you're assuming the reason we didn't pay is that we just didn't want to, but if the reason you didn't pay is that you couldn't, then how would you be able to pay ten times as much? On the bright side, once we pay the whole amount, we won't have to worry about it anymore. On the not so bright side, we were hoping to finally be on normal financial footing by Christmas, but now it's looking like all the money we get this month will go to paying taxes, bills, and rent. So maybe next month. And we so wanted to buy CDs, too. Alas. That's what we get for not making our monthly payments.

We're used to it by now, though. We just keep hoping to finally be able to buy CDs. And it doesn't help that when I called Mom for advice, she made another comment about how our job isn't supportive enough. It will be, once we get back on our feet, but we have to get back on our feet first. I wonder if she'll stop saying kicking us out to live on our own is one of the best things she could have done for us. Blah.

But we've reached our translation quota for now, so now it's time to get caught up on our anime. And Mom bought us some chocolate covered pretzels! Yay!

Today I'm thankful for having chocolate covered pretzels, knowing we should be able to take care of at least most of the things we have to pay for, having signed up to get a new ATM card, Danny Phantom: The Fright Before Christmas being on tomorrow night, and getting a ride to the bank today.
Tags: money issues, translating, workaholism

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