Daily Happiness

Aug. 17th, 2017 12:14 am
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1. Kinda busy day today at work, but not too bad.

2. Day off tomorrow!

3. We had watermelon tonight after dinner and there's some left for tomorrow, too.

4. Playful Chloe. :D

Daily Happiness

Aug. 16th, 2017 01:15 am
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1. Glad I went to bed early last night because I ended up having to go in to work before eight this morning to drive the forklift since someone called out sick and there was an early delivery before anyone else who could drive it was there.

2. Not getting to bed as early tonight, but definitely earlier than I have been, so I'm still counting that as progress.

3. Jasper is a cuddly baby but he is such a mommy's boy and pretty much only wants to cuddle with Carla. He used to cuddle with me when we first got him, but he formed a preference pretty early and while he allows me to hug him now, it doesn't usually last long. But tonight he came over to me and cuddled for quite a while! With his pur on at full volume and everything.

I was busy petting him and did not get any pictures, but here is one of him tolerating a hug the other day.

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Aug. 15th, 2017 12:44 am
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1. I made curry for dinner tonight and it was so delicious, plus now we have a ton of leftovers. It's so nice to have the weather cool enough that I actually don't mind cooking.

2. I had a nice relaxing day off.

3. I'm really tired, so I'm going to go to bed early tonight and hope that maybe helps get me back on a schedule where I'm going to bed between twelve and one and not like at three like I did yesterday.

4. Lately Molly has rediscovered the back of the sofa.

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Aug. 14th, 2017 02:42 am
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1. It's my day off tomorrow and I have no plans to go anywhere, which is just the way I like it!

2. Rick and Morty was pretty good tonight. I think this was probably the weakest of the season so far, but there has been a lot of stiff competition.

3. Chloe snoot!

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Aug. 13th, 2017 12:44 am
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1. I made pancakes for breakfast this morning and they were soooo tasty. I don't really like American style pancakes that much, but I love the super fluffy Japanese ones. We were watching a video on youtube last night that made us both want pancakes and luckily there was a bag of Morinaga pancake mix in the cupboard. :D

2. Today was waaaaaay less hectic than yesterday. One person did call in sick, but it wasn't a big deal.

3. It's so chilly tonight I'm actually wearing a sweater here at my desk, which I haven't done in over a month. I just took a look at the forecast and they're saying nothing higher than mid-high seventies for the next ten days, which would be awesome if true. I do worry about another mercilessly hot autumn like we had two years ago (where it was blazing hot into November) but I'm hoping it stays mild.

4. I looked up above my desk the other day and Jasper was at this perfect angle where all I could see was feet and tail. So cute!

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Aug. 12th, 2017 01:56 am
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1. Posted manga, woohoo!

2. It was a ridiculous day at work today, four people called out sick, but I made it through the day and hopefully tomorrow will not be as bad.

3. I got my Killers ticket this morning!

4. I love waking up and seeing my kitties together!

Scanlations: Gunjo ch. 27

Aug. 11th, 2017 10:56 pm
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Title: Gunjo
Original Title: 群青 (Gunjou)
Author: Nakamura Ching
Publisher: Ikki Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Lari
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Out of desperation, a woman asks an old high school friend to kill her abusive husband for her. The friend, having long been in love with this woman, does it, and now they are on the run from the law.

Chapter Summary: Who would have thought a couple old coins could be so important?



Chapter 27

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Aug. 11th, 2017 01:31 am
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1. Had a pretty relaxing day off and didn't really do much of anything.

2. We went to Campos for dinner and got delicious carnitas burritos. Haven't been there in a while, I don't know why.

3. Sometimes I get annoyed with all the emails I get from various ticket-sellers, but today I got an email informing me that tickets go on sale tomorrow for The Killers at the Staples Center in February! I knew they had a new album coming out, so I figured they probably would be touring again, but I don't really pay attention to these things, so I'm willing to put up with all the spam for artists I don't care about to get a reminder for stuff I do.

4. I managed to catch Chloe in a really cutie pose.

Weekly Reading

Aug. 10th, 2017 05:31 pm
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What are you currently reading?
I haven't read much this week, again. :( I did make some progress on The History of Forgetting and am now over halfway through, but otherwise...

I started Attack of the Theater People by Marc Acito and read the first chapter and that's it. :p

What did you recently finish reading?
I read the final volume of Otouto no Otto. This is such a cute series, I'm sad to see it end, but just based on the premise it really couldn't go on for too long.

What do you think you'll read next?
Hopefully anything, lol.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 10th, 2017 02:26 am
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1. My favorite LPer is a big Nintendo fan but has never really played Metroid...until now! And now he's decided to play ALL the Metroid games, which I am really enjoying watching.

2. Today was the grand opening of the new Whole Foods 365 down the street from us, so we walked over after I got home from work. It looks really nice and although it was crowded (grand opening, after all), it wasn't as busy as I worried it might be (probably since we were going at like 8pm rather than midday). We got some yummy treats and will definitely be going back again sometime when it's less busy.

3. We left this box on the floor the other day even though it's really too small for the kitties, just because we were too lazy to take it out to the recycling...but it appears it's not too small for Molly!

Daily Happiness

Aug. 9th, 2017 02:12 am
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1. It was really nice to have that extra day off today! (I'll be confused all day tomorrow about what day it is, though.)

2. I made spaghetti napolitan (a Japanese type of spaghetti made with ketchup instead of regular pasta sauce) tonight for dinner. First time I've ever made it at home, and it was so delicious I'm definitely going to do it again. (I've only really had it in spaghetti pan before.) It really is a little too muggy for cooking, but at least it made lots of leftovers.

3. I didn't do much translating today, but I did almost finish up a chapter of Gunjo (should be able to send that off to the typesetter tomorrow, so maybe hopefully have it to post sometime within the next week or so).

4. Jasper has just been so ridiculously cute today. This pic is from yesterday, I think, but today was more of the same, just sleeping all day on the shelf above my desk in various cute poses. XD

Daily Happiness

Aug. 8th, 2017 01:40 am
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1. We went to H Mart today and got a bunch of tasty foods and snacks.

2. We also went to Costco and got a stack of burger patties, and Carla grilled this evening. We used to always get their plain ground beef ones, but recently we've been getting the sirloin ones, which are just a couple dollars more and sooooooo much better.

3. We started watching this hilarious youtube show called Citation Needed recently and it's pretty great.

4. I decided to take tomorrow off. We ran a lot of errands today, so I was thinking it would be nice to have another day where I didn't have to do anything and could just relax, and there's not anything urgent I need to do or be there for tomorrow, so that's that! Soon enough it'll be heading into the end of the year busy season and I won't be able to take any extra time off (or sometimes even my actual days off), so I'd like to try and take a day here and there before then.

5. I posted manga! Manga that has been sitting around fully translated for over a year, so it feels really good to finally get that out there.

6. Cutie Chloe!

Hell by Nishioka Kyodai

Aug. 7th, 2017 07:29 pm
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This one has been a long time coming, but it's finally here!



Title: Hell
Original Title: 地獄 (Jigoku)
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: Garo
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: Complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru + Habanero Scans
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: A collection of twelve dreamlike stories by Nishioka Kyodai.



Hell

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Aug. 7th, 2017 12:34 am
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1. Day off tomorrow!

2. Tonight's episode of Rick and Morty did not disappoint. Pickle Rick! XD

3. I'm feeling pretty tired, so instead of sitting here at my desk for a couple more hours too tired to do anything properly, I'm actually going to go to bed and try to get some sleep.

4. This is such a perfectly Molly sized box.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 6th, 2017 01:39 am
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1. Much calmer day at work today, which was nice.

2. We've been watching King of the Hill recently and I'm enjoying it a lot. I watched it fairly frequently the first few seasons, but didn't really watch it in repeats that much, at least not enough to remember any specific episodes.

3. I love this picture so much. One kitty per shelf! If only Molly had joined in, too.

Scanlations: Love Buzz ch. 14

Aug. 5th, 2017 08:40 pm
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Title: Love Buzz
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Young King
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Heterophobia Fansubs
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Five years ago, pro wrestler Fuji Kaoru disappeared one day before a match. Now she shows up at her old gym out of the blue, with a five-year-old daughter in tow. But not everyone is willing to welcome her back with open arms.

Chapter Summary: Fuji finally gets over her hero worship of Yoko.



Chapter 14: The Aggressive Idiot and Her Bad Habits

Daily Happiness

Aug. 5th, 2017 01:28 am
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1. Another ridiculously hectic day at work, but at least it makes the day go by fast.

2. We got some watermelon and had that for dessert tonight and it was super tasty.

3. It's definitely cooling off.

4. This silly Jasper is the cutiest!

Daily Happiness

Aug. 4th, 2017 01:52 am
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1. When we took our walk tonight, we found someone down the street had left a bunch of books out on the curb and there was a neat-looking book about Los Angeles murals, so I snagged that. (Published in 1988!)

2. I played some more Hey! Pikmin today. It's definitely a fun little game, but I don't really feel compelled to play more than a level or two at a time.

3. It was definitely cooler today than yesterday, and theoretically tomorrow is supposed to be back down into the 70s, with lower humidity as well. Here's hoping that's true, because it's been really gross and muggy the past couple days.

4. Cutie Chloe. She has really been loving this old futon lately.

Weekly Reading

Aug. 3rd, 2017 07:05 pm
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What are you currently reading?
Made a little progress on The History of Forgetting. Still did not start Hollow City. I'm thinking maybe I should read something else instead, since I seem to not be interested in actually starting that up.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished A Wrinkle in Time today. Definitely file this under things I wish I'd left back in vaguely-remembered nostalgia land. :-/

As a kid, things like the heavy-handed religious themes and sexism went over my head. However, those things, along with the fact that the book is just not very well written, made it really hard to enjoy as an adult. And then there's the ending, Read more... ) I'm pretty sure all the other books have separate plots, so it's not something that is resolved in a future book. Instead it just ends abruptly and unsatisfyingly.

Anyway, I am still looking forward to seeing the movie, and this is one of the few times I hope that a movie is really different from the book. But I will definitely not be reading any of the sequels, and I honestly wish I hadn't reread this.

What do you think you'll read next?
Hopefully some more of Billy Bat. I have been going to bed late and been too tired to read in bed lately, so I haven't read anything on my phone or ipad (that's probably the main reason I haven't started Hollow City, either, so I really should try to get in bed earlier!).
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