torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
1. I posted manga! A new series! (Because that's what I really need right now, a new project. Well, I'm justifying it by the fact that Himegoto just has four more chapters to go...except that I'm probably going to start up something else after Himegoto ends, too.)

2. Had leftover curry for dinner. So delicious. And so easy. I love how much leftovers one of those blocks of curry makes.

3. This is one silly Jasper.

torachan: a kitten looking out the window (chloe in window)
1. Today was a ridiculously hectic day. With inventory over, everyone ordered a lot for today's delivery...and then four people called in sick (plus one person who'd already asked for the day off), so we were super short-handed. D: But I think I managed to get all the most urgent things done, and hopefully tomorrow will be better.

2. Carla stopped at See's Candy while she was out doing errands this morning. :D

3. I'm still up pretty late, but I'm getting to bed earlier than yesterday at least.

4. Tall Chloe!

torachan: palmon smiling (palmon)
1. I slept in until about 1pm, so that was good. Unfortunately that seems to have pushed my late sleep schedule even further back, and it was already creeping further than I'd like. (Here it is 4am and I'm a bit tired but not like super sleepy, though I will at least get in bed after posting this, and see if that makes me sleepier.) However! The person who usually closes on Fridays is out tomorrow, so I have to stay till closing, which means I don't have to go in until noonish, and the same goes for Saturday and Sunday, and then I have Monday off and no morning plans, so even if my sleep schedule is terrible, I at least have the next four days in a row I can sleep in. :p

2. Carla happened to see (Japanese) curry on sale at the store today and bought some, so I made curry for dinner. It was delicious and now we have lots of leftovers as well, for easy meals.

3. I finished translating the first chapter of a new series I'm working on, and hopefully will have that ready to post within the next few days.

4. I played a bunch more Zelda tonight. Went back to the area just below the Great Plateau and picked up a couple shrines I'd missed, and that plus the one in Zora's Domain got me another upgrade. One of the shrines was by a stable I hadn't been to yet, and Hestu was there outside! So I was able to get another few inventory slots opened up, though I didn't have a ton of Korok seeds, and it seems that the fee goes up by one with each slot you add. I also found the Zora helm, and upgraded both it and the Zora armor. Now it's time to go get some shock arrows and a photo of a Lynel (and at least try to take him on, while I'm up there; I know I could just stealthily gather arrows and snap his photo and not actually kill him, but where's the fun in that).

5. Carla got some cute pictures of Jasper this morning.

torachan: maru the cat sitting in a bucket (maru)
1. Welp, I was at work from noon until 4:30am, so basically I didn't get anything done today except work, but now inventory is done and we don't have to do it again until September!

2. Look at this Jasper! Such a big boy. He's just a few days shy of five months old now. :)

torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
1. I posted more manga! I'm excited about that.

2. I had a ton of interviews today and I have a bunch more Friday and Saturday, so I didn't make any final decisions today, but I was really impressed with one guy and he seemed keen on the job, so I probably will hire him at least. (And he was one of the ones who answered the Craigslist ad, so that was definitely money well spent.)

3. I played some Zelda tonight and finally reached Zora's Domain! I also did like four shrines on the way, plus opened up Lanayru Tower. Oh, and killed a Hinox.

4. I get to sleep in tomorrow! The bad news is that the reason I get to sleep in is because I have to work until like 3:00am, so I'm going in around noon. But I'm still glad I get to sleep in, and also it means I won't be there for the morning delivery, which I hate.

5. Sleepy Chloe!

torachan: (Default)
1. Our old HDMI switcher box stopped working a while ago, probably due to the cats knocking it off the TV table too many times. So that meant if I wanted to play Zelda on the TV, I had to unplug the Apple TV and plug it in directly (the second HDMI port on the TV is also not working, so we can't just have them both plugged in directly), which is a pain, so it kind of kept me from playing as much as I wanted to (though I was also busy with other stuff).

But I finally remembered to order a new one from Amazon and that came the other day, and today when we were at Target I got velcro sticky things to affix it to the TV stand so it doesn't get knocked over by cats (also got some for the Apple TV, which has also been knocked down many times but is apparently sturdier). So now we can have them both plugged in and easily switch between them (and the X-Box One, though that doesn't get much use)!

2. I played Zelda a bunch this afternoon! I haven't played for like a week, and between watching Carla and the Let's Play I've been following, I am now having a hard time remembering what's stuff that I've actually done and what I've just seen done. Doh. But I did do a lot today. I finally got Link's first memory! And did some small sidequests. And explored a bit more. I think tomorrow I'll head off to Zora's Domain (though I might take a long and winding route and stop at some shrines on the way).

3. I didn't get as much translating done as I'd hoped, but I did get some housework done.

4. I posted manga! Though I just realized the month is nearly over and there's some stuff I haven't even started on yet, so I'd better get on that...

5. I was home with the kitties all day and they were super cuties but somehow I didn't take any pictures. Luckily I have tons of backstock!

torachan: tavros from homestuck dressed as pupa pan (pupa pan)
1. I got permission to place an ad on Craigslist for some positions we're hiring for and already got three replies right after the ad went up. Hopefully I'll get some more replies tomorrow and one or more of these people will work out.

2. Day off tomorrow! Wednesday is inventory, so Tuesday and Wednesday will be very hectic, so I'm looking forward to resting up tomorrow to be ready for that. :p

3. This cutie sleepy Jasper right here!

torachan: (Default)
1. I posted manga again!

2. These cuties were cuddling again.

torachan: a cartoon kitten with a surprised/happy expression (chii)
1. It was nice to go in later today, not just because it meant more time to sleep in, but because it meant I didn't have to deal with the hassle of the morning delivery.

2. I'm so excited to have finally posted new Gunjo chapters! I'm working with someone new on the series now, so I'm really hoping we'll be able to keep to regular updates from now on.

3. This yawning kitty!

torachan: close-up of a sleepy kitten face (sleepy molly)
1. I might have to stay till closing tomorrow, but luckily I know ahead of time that it's a possibility, so I'm just going to go in later.

2. I got quite a bit of reading done today. I'm really pleased that I've been able to keep to my goal of reading almost every day lately. It's so easy to just faff about on the internet and then suddenly the time is gone.

3. I also got a lot of translating done, including finishing up another chapter of something, which means I now have four series that could come back from the typesetters within the next couple days. So hopefully I'll have some stuff to post this weekend!

4. All my kitties were so sweet today, but Molly came in to visit me at the computer quite a few times.

torachan: a cartoon owl with the text "everyone is fond of owls" (everyone is fond of owls)
1. Hired two new people today (one cashier and one stocker) who both seemed like they will be pretty good, so hopefully that works out.

2. Day off tomorrow! Since it's almost three now, I'm looking forward to sleeping in, lol.

3. I surprised myself by getting a whole chapter of manga translated tonight even though I spent most of the evening after getting home from work dicking around on the internet.

4. This sweetie little guy!

torachan: maru the cat peeking through the blinds and looking grumpy (maru peeking through the blinds)
1. Pretty hectic at work today, but I didn't end up having to stay too late.

2. I had the most delicious chips today. They were corn gratan pizza potato chips by Calbee. I could have eaten like ten bags. D: (I need to buy up our entire stock before they disappear!)

3. If all goes well, I should have a Gunjo post later this week! I can't believe the last chapter was posted in October... D: But I'm working with a new cleaner/typesetter and feeling really positive about it!

4. I love this close up of Chloe I got yesterday.

torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
1. I slept in until like eleven this morning. I don't like sleeping in that late, but I guess I needed the sleep, so that's good.

2. I didn't get as much translating done as I'd hoped, but I did get a lot of stuff done around the house, and I finished up typesetting Baby, Kokoro no Mama ni! and was able to post that.

3. I played a lot of Zelda. I had reached Hateno Village the other day and did a bunch of stuff there, so today I went back to Kakariko, talked to Impa again, and did a bunch of stuff in and around Kakariko that I missed the first time (I basically spent no time there the first time because idek, I was just impatient, I guess). Then I warped back to Dueling Peaks Tower and went down the river road that eventually leads to Kakariko and Hateno.

When I first went from the tower to Kakariko, I just powered on straight through the mountains, and while I did find one cool thing there (Hestu!) I also missed a bunch of stuff I would have found otherwise, so today I got a couple shrines, did some stuff around the stables there and got a horse, and then started following the road back to Hateno just to see what was on that route.

I like travelling on a horse in some ways because it's faster, but I'm much less likely to stop and explore while I'm on the horse, so I might go stable it after a bit.

4. Chloe and Jasper were so cutely cuddling this evening!

torachan: close-up of a sleepy kitten face (sleepy molly)
1. Really busy day today and I ended up having to run around a lot and stay after the store closed to get things done, but at least by getting it all done today, I won't have to go in tomorrow on my day off.

2. I'm finally down to just a handful of pages left to typeset for the next chapter of Baby, Kokoro no Mama ni, so I should have that ready to post tomorrow. Although I have help with cleaning now, I'm still typesetting it myself, and it uses a lot of different fonts per page, so I've kind of been dragging my heels on it. (Of the two series I was doing myself, I actually found someone to help with You Will Hear the Voice of the Dead, which is great, because that means I can probably get two chapters out per month now, but it was super easy to clean and typeset, so I would really rather someone volunteered for Baby instead...)

3. I have tomorrow off and no plans except to play a lot of Zelda and do some translating.

4. We took Jasper to the pet store today to get the last of his kitten shots. He mewed sadly in the car, but seems to be doing fine now.

5. Carla refilled the catnip in the squirrel toy the other day.

torachan: a cartoon owl with the text "everyone is fond of owls" (everyone is fond of owls)
1. I stayed up later than I meant to, but I don't have to go in to work until early afternoon, so at least I can sleep in and have a leisurely morning.

2. We watched this week's episode of Powerless tonight and it was so great! This show just keeps getting better and better.

3. Jasper is just such a silly cutie!

torachan: devil boy from sinfest holding a CD, looking like he's just been in an explosion, with the text "smokin" (smokin')
1. I had some urgent stuff that needed to be done by today and I knew if I did it at work, I'd be constantly interrupted and it would take me all day to get done, so I just worked from home this morning and then went in in the afternoon.

2. Tonight after work there was a surprise going-away party for one of our long-time cashiers who's quitting, and I went for a while and hung out and it was fun. (Though between that and going out to both lunch and dinner on Wednesday, I feel like I have had my fill of socialisation for a long time.)

3. Between work and the get-together, I had a couple hours to relax and play Zelda! I got some stuff accomplished and then died a lot trying to do this sidequest of killing monsters on Hateno Beach. I need to rethink my strategy or leave it and come back later. I did finally figure out how to get rupees, though! All that junk I've been collecting along my way can be sold for money! Nice. So I bought some new clothes (I still had the shirt and trousers you get right after waking up) and refilled my arrow stash. I wish Hateno Village had a weapon shop, though, because I am out of decent weapons.

4. Cutie Chloe! Everyone loves the morning sun on this carpet.

torachan: a cartoon bear eating a large sausage (magical talking bear prostitute)
1. I slept in until like 10:30 this morning! Lately I don't tend to sleep in much, even on my days off, so that was nice.

2. I wanted to get a lot of translating done today, and that didn't happen, but I did get a chapter of one thing done and made some progress on another. And I posted some manga, too, which is always nice.

3. The reason I didn't get much done today is because I sat down to play a little bit of Zelda and ended up playing for like three or four hours. *headdesk* I finished the last shrine on the plateau, then made my way to Kakariko Village, which took fucking forever. Oh my god, this world is huge. HUGE. O_O I completed one other shrine on the way and tried out the one where you have to execute a series of special moves on a robot dude, and after trying and trying and not having any success, I just noped out of that one for a while. I did the sidequest with Hesta's maraccas and got my inventory expanded. I headed out towards Hateno Village, got the tower on my way (that was a pain in the ass), and then finally called it a night after getting assigned the blue fire quest.

The more I play, the more I'm liking this game, though I do miss the dungeons. Are there proper dungeons at some point? I like exploring and all the other stuff, but the dungeons are the best part of Zelda and I'll be a bit bummed if there's only the shrines.

4. This sweet little kitten!

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: nepeta from homestuck (nepeta)
1. I had a long, busy day at work, but despite a hectic morning, I actually got a lot done in the afternoon. And I think I remembered to do everything I needed to do for tomorrow, since I won't be in the store.

2. I have to go to the Gardena store tomorrow, but I don't have to be there until ten, so I can take my time in the morning, and traffic is usually not bad going that direction, so I don't have to allow a long time.

3. I got approached by someone about collaborating on a new series recently and said yes (I know, I know), and finally got started on that today. I really shouldn't be picking up any new series, and I totally was going to say no, but then I read the first couple chapters and it was really funny, so.

4. I've been getting some really good pics of Molly lately.

torachan: maru the cat sitting in a bucket (maru)
1. The Switch arrived this morning and before setting it up, we decided to pull out the TV cabinet and get things tidied up (and also vacuum behind it, because it never gets vacuumed back there), and now not only do we have a snazzy new gaming system, but things are also nice and tidy and looking much better over there.

2. Zelda is a lot of fun so far. I still prefer the old-school style of Zeldas to this "realistic" type, so I really hope they make another one for the 3DS, but this is still fun. I did the first two shrines and got to the ice one, but by then it was getting late so I just saved my game at the door to the shrine. I've seen other people talk about some warmer clothing, but I missed that opportunity and instead just cooked up a bunch of peppers and ate those to keep me warm through the snowy area.

3. Look at this cutie Jasper face!


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