Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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Racing the clock

Just when we were thinking we had a short break, we get about a bazillion things to do! It's all a very good thing, but it was kind of interesting, because that's what we were saying as we left to go to the post office this morning. Since we're wanting to work really fast for TokyoPop, but we have the Del Rey deadline first, and then we have to go to the post office, which means we want to stop by the 99cents Only Store, which happened to have printer paper, so now we can print out those work orders and get them sent in. And we thought we'd have some extra time, because we thought we'd get the Del Rey book today, but we actually got it yesterday. Not to mention the fact that we have plans with our anime buddy to watch some anime tonight for the first time since like AX, and we've been tagged, and somebody posted a translation at honyaku_dojo that we ought to look over, and Mom wanted us to get together with her to do some scrapbooking for her parents' 50th anniversary, etc. etc. etc.

And to top it all off, when we opened up our e-mail to get to the work orders, there was one from our boss at TokyoPop saying that she knows our schedule's crazy right now, but she thought we'd want to do this translation anyway and they need it in a week. And boy do we ever want to do that translation. I can't think of any way to express how much we want to do this translation, other than, "Holy freaking cow, yes!" But I'm not sure I care for that kind of language.

So now we have two translations due next Friday, and we only started the one today. Fortunately, we're making good progress. I'm a little worried about how long it might take us to do translation notes for Del Rey, but so far they haven't talked much about food, so it might not take much time at all.

Also, as it turns out, Sarah has a formal tomorrow, so she'll be dealing with all that sort of stuff, meaning we might not get to work on scrapbooking that much, which means more time to translate. It's just really hard because we start thinking about how much we have to do, and then we start freaking out about whether or not we can get it done (which really wouldn't be so scary if not for how much we reeeeeeally want to get stuff turned in on time, especially this new one), so then we can't concentrate on anything and nothing gets done. It's rather counterproductive.

One thing we don't have to do today, that I have to mention or else I'll forget, is reserve a hotel room for AX. They've announced the Renaissance hotel at their website, and we were thinking of reserving a room this morning, but we decided that since there will be at least two more hotels, and last time AX was at Long Beach they seemed to have a lot of panels in the Hyatt but not so much the Renaissance, we figured we could wait until we had more than $20 in our bank account.

Since our anime buddy can't join us this year, we thought we'd go ahead and get a room for just the two of us, but since there are a few people on our friends list who didn't go last year and may be thinking of going this year and may be in need of a room, now we have an opportunity to offer some space. One of the greatest things about our job is that AX is tax deductable. Whee! So if you're thinking about going to AX and need a room, let us know!

EDIT: I forgot to explain that, while we don't have much money right now, we get paid three months after we turn in work for TokyoPop, so we'll most likely have money for the hotel come July. We promise this is not a scam to get somebody else to pay for it.

Today I'm thankful for making good progress on translating, very likely getting to translate this new thing, being able to get together with our anime buddy to watch anime, a shiny new national parks calendar, and push pins for the library at church.

What am I doing typing this up!? I have work to do!!
Tags: anime expo, busyness, kingdom hearts ii, life, translating
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