Maid-sama (we're realizing that there's actually an exclamation point in the title, but since technically "Maid-sama" would be our abbreviation of "Kaichou wa Maid-sama!", we figure it's okay to leave it off; we tend to switch from Japanese to English titles anyway) is proving to be a challenge. Of course this is not surprising at all, but it would have been nice to get more than fifteen pages done before lunch. So we invoked Kingdom Hearts magic and made it to our general page quota, but the Kingdom Hearts soundtracks are a little long, so we also worked a little bit later than usual. And then we had to write a column. And then we were messing with our anti-virus software, and then we were like, "Oh, let's just go play Kingdom Hearts."
The surprise twist to the ditching everything for Kingdom Hearts plan is that the rest of our manga arrived today. Since the most expected thing would probably be to want to dive right into the new shiny, that's why it's a surprise twist. Actually, that's what makes the Kingdom Hearts plan a surprise twist. This is what I get for telling the story non-linearly. Sheesh.
But yes, we got our new manga today, and that's very exciting. One of the books we got will take translating, as opposed to turns reading, so it might end up getting put off for a day or two. Hana to Yume titles are not generally conducive to translating in our spare time. Because we're so tired of sitting at the computer after all that haaaaarrrrrd work, that's why.
Anyway. I don't really have a whole lot to say. We are a little anxious to find out if Natsuki Takaya mentions anything about a scrapbook in the Hoshi wa Utau chat columns or somewhere, but we've gotten so good at waiting for the next episode that it doesn't even faze us. So I sit here rambling on LJ instead of doing anything even seemingly productive. But I'm done now.
...Or so I thought, until I looked down at Page in my lap. I don't know why, but I feel like she's been lonely today. It might have something to do with her insistence on sitting on the desk and batting at everything in reach. I wonder if she misses her brother who was also at PetSmart, or the kittens she nursed. Getting a pet is kind of like getting a slave, if you think about it. You tear the animal away from its family just so it can make you happy. We'll just have to make sure we're making her happy too. Now if only a certain Grumpy Kitty would stop being so grumpy. Then she could have one more friend and one less problem.
Okay, now I'm really done.
Today I'm thankful for getting the rest of our manga, getting to change the picture on the calendar today (that's always fun), the idea that we really do have a check coming soon (we e-mailed people), the shortcut key that fixed our viewing problems, and still having chocolate to eat later.