Mar. 9th, 2017

torachan: tavros from homestuck dressed as pupa pan (pupa pan)
1. Today I had to go to the Gardena store and help out with their shelf-rearranging (it's not really a remodel), which was a pain, but one of my favorite former co-workers who now works at a different store was there, and a couple sales reps from various companies were there to help out, and I hung out with them while we worked.

2. I had already planned to go out to dinner with favorite former co-worker afterwards, but I also ended up going to lunch with three of the sales reps and one of them even treated me, so I didn't have to pay. And then I went out to dinner, and we went to favorite former co-worker's friend's restaurant, which was a fairly upscale Italian bistro type place in Manhattan Beach, and we ate for free. Several appetizers, a few different main courses, and three desserts, shared between the two of us, it was probably about $100 worth going by the menu prices.

3. Between all the socialising and the drudgery of the shelf rearranging, I'm really exhausted, but tomorrow is my day off, so I'm just going to relax and do some translating and reading and play Zelda!

4. I love this picture.

torachan: yoshiki from himegoto (himegoto)

Title: Himegoto
Original Title: ヒメゴト~十九歳の制服~ (Himegoto~Juukyuu Sai no Seifuku~)
Author: Minenami Ryou
Publisher: Big Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 8 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: This is the story of three college freshmen with secrets: Yuki, aka Yoshiki, a boyish girl who gets off on wearing her old high school uniform skirt; Mikako, who acts innocent around her classmates, but at night pretends to be a 15-year-old and has sex for money; and finally there's Kaito, who's obsessed with Mikako to the point of dressing up like her.

Chapter Summary: It seems like Yuki and Kaito are finally free of Mikako...

Chapter 95: Escape
Chapter 96: Release
torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
What are you currently reading?
Still reading The Mayor of Castro Street and Mistletoe and Murder, which are about a third and half of the way done, respectively. I've definitely been making progress, but it's slow, and I haven't always kept to my goal of reading at least a little bit every day. (Work days are the problem, as there's no time to read before work, or at work, and if I don't do it early in the evening after work, I run the risk of being too tired to read at all and just going straight to bed.)

What did you recently finish reading?
I did finish a book this week, though: Escape to Witch Mountain! If you liked the movie as a kid, I would definitely give it a read if you haven't already. It was a lot of fun and really my only complaint is that the ending is really abrupt. Even if you didn't grow up with the movie, if you have any interest in kids books and like stuff about orphans and psychic powers and us-against-the-world kind of situations, I would recommend it.

I also read volume 10 of Saint Oniisan, which is a series I apparently haven't read since 2014, according to LibraryThing. I kind of lost interest in it after a while, as I feel the joke has gotten a bit stale, but at the same time, I don't just want to drop it completely... This had some funny moments, though, and I've got three more volumes queued up on my ipad, so that will get me up to speed.

What do you think you'll read next?
More Saint Oniisan, for sure.


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