I made it back yesterday, although I was too loopy from lack of sleep to do much besides eat and take just enough out of my suitcases to be able to brush my teeth and go to bed. Now I'm trying to get back into my regular routines, which I completely tossed out the window in the past couple weeks.
One of the things I neglected to do was my regular physical therapy exercises and stretches, which I'm now paying for. I made myself go to the gym this morning, and between the suddenly cold weather and my foolish decision to skip exercises, it'll probably take a bit before I can do lunges again without my hip complaining.
I was going to go see the first of three special showings of Castle in the Sky this afternoon, but my local movie theater mysteriously decided to cancel all three showings without warning. It's disappointing, but looking on the bright side, I saved $22 and now have the afternoon free. I might start working on my short vacation reading posts - apologies in advance for clogging up your Dashboards.
The things you can expect to see:
- Assassination Classroom (remember all those inspiring teacher/delinquent students movies in the '80s and '90s? this is a bit like that, only the teacher is an alien planning on destroying the Earth in a year and the students are trying to kill him)
- Black Butler (which took a shocking and not altogether welcome turn, although maybe this means the series is finally inching towards its endgame)
- Delicious in Dungeon
- The Girl from the Other Side
- Guardians of the Louvre
- Hikaru no Go (I realized I'd never actually finished the manga, although I've seen the anime and remember matching up the dialogue bubbles in Japanese editions of the manga to terrible fan translations)
- Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
- Natsume's Book of Friends
- Skip Beat!
- The Tea Dragon Society
Also, Christina Dodd's Because I'm Watching.
I'll also be writing about the three movies I watched, but I probably won't be posting those here. The movies, if you're curious, are the new Fahrenheit 451 (meh), Netflix's Death Note (I know I said I wasn't going to watch this, but I did, and it was as terrible as I feared), and Khoobsurat (meh, but at least pretty).
I managed to watch about a third of a Chinese drama called Love 020. It's kind of terrible, and yet I can't stop watching. It's the TV equivalent of eating a bag of snack food. You tell yourself you're going to stop after a handful, and then suddenly the bag is empty and there is no room for food with actual nutrition. How do the hero and heroine manage to be so perfect without literally the entire cast hating them? Who's the guy at the cafeteria? Will the heroine ever get to display her fabulous computer-related skills again in some environment other than her favorite MMORPG? How awful will Cao Guang behave in his mistaken belief that Bei Wei-Wei is his girlfriend? I have 20 more episodes to go, and at this rate I might finish them all over the next week.