|Happy Labor Day!
||[Sep. 1st, 2008|04:59 pm]
I love three day weekends. Even when filled with packing and carrying boxes, not having to go into work is just awesome. ^_^
For some odd reason, I feel a proprietary pride and joy when I see a good review of the English version of Silver Diamond Volume 1. I'd forgotten that the first volume was good but not wow to me as well. It really got going in the next several volumes, IMHO. I'm glad to hear that the production values are nice. Now I want to check it out at the bookstore.
Relatedly, I finally got and read volume 14. It felt like a things are going along as usual volume. The good guys are adorable as usual, everything feels fluffy. I'm hoping that this is just the calm before the storm. XD
I skimmed Toiki Yori mo Yasashii by Minase Masara and was once again disappointed. Minase-sensei really likes pining and misunderstandings, doesn't she? Too bad she can't come up with characters I could actually care about. This was not bad but was so by the numbers I was bored very quickly. Oh well.
Been catching up on podcasts, and laughed my head off over two segments of the wonderful show This American Life titled "A Little Bit of Knowledge". The first is an "investigation" of mistaken ideas children keep into adulthood...Such as a belief that unicorns are real. The second is a hilarious yet touching story of the convoluted reasoning by the son of a gay couple on why or why not they should or could get married. You can listen to it in streaming format on the show's website, but I uploaded it here (before I realized they had streaming on their website).