Speaking of it being Columbus Day, I think that might be why we haven't gotten the book from Del Rey yet. Either that, or it's the fact that it's not after five. It's not really a problem; I just want to get the book because I'm excited about it.
But that's okay, because we have Distractions. First of all, there's, y'know, work. Lagoon Engine is totally awesome, regardless of what format you use to translate it. And second of all, we got to order new video games! Woohoohooooo! Educational video games are awesome, because not only are they a fun way to learn stuff, but they give us an excuse to order other Japanese games at the same time. So now we have ordered a DS version of Hyakunin Isshu, Harukanaru Toki no Nakade 3, and La Corda d'Oro. The Corda game we really want is Corda 2 (dude, there's a character who is not only voiced by Miyano-kun♥ but also plays the viola; how can we not want to date him?), but for some reason we thought we should get Corda 1 first. Maybe it's because the characters are all the same. We didn't have any problem getting HaruToki2 first of the HaruToki games, after all, probably because they have a new set of characters for each number.
The problem with using online orders as distractions is that the ordering process only takes a few minutes, and then you need something else to distract you while you wait impatiently for everything to be shipped. (Once it's been shipped, you can track it every second, and that's just kind of fun (in a tantalizing kind of way), so less distractions are needed.)
Incidentally, how ironic is it that the most expensive game in the order is the one for DS? I guess there are more ironic things. I'm sure I could come up with some pretty amusing ones if I thought about it hard enough.
Today I'm thankful for repriced video games, educational video games, educational game shows like Japonica Logos, finding out that they didn't take AZN away (they just changed it from channel 98 to channel 240), and fun new words created by typos (transkate!).