Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thursday October 15, 8:01 a.m.

Ah...the big 44...apparently, in Japanese culture, the age of 42 is the yakudoshi (the bad year) but I would have thought that this year was the Year of Hell (knocking on wood most loudly now), since the number 4 is considered a bad luck number on the same level as the number 13, and, heck, with "44", that's a pretty double-barreled numeral.

In any case, it's been about a week since my last entry since I've been away from Speedy's for about that long, and I've been hard at work trying to get The Cornerette's latest epic translation ready to go by tonight. Not sure if I'm gonna make it, but I'll certainly give it my best despite the first truly heavy schedule in some time here. I've got Grandma Dynamite for two hours (oh, boy), then The Nurse, The New Yorker, The German, and finally The Music Man.

In fact, this is all that I can afford to write right now since I'm gonna have to hit the translation for the next several minutes before Grandma comes in.