Friday, June 2, 2000

Jun 02 2000

My parents are away this weekend, going up for my cousin’s graduation. I would have gone, too, but somebody has to take care of the dogs….

The morning was spent by first driving up to a craft store and asking them to frame a Washu and Tenchi cel that I won on eBay (picture forthcoming), plus deposit some checks. Unfortunately, the craft store doesn’t open until 9:00 on Saturdays, and I got there at 8:30, so I walked down to the Target at the other end of the strip mall and bought a copy of Galaxy Quest on DVD. Terrific film.

By that point the craft store had opened, so I walked in and explained what I needed. The nice young woman behind the counter looked at the cel, smiled, and said “Oh, Tenchi.” Turns out she’s an anime fan herself, having seen some on the Sci-Fi Channel with her brother, then branching out to buy videos at a local Suncoast. We chatted a bit about our favorite anime series, which was very pleasant. Nice to find someone else who actually knows what I’m talking about.

When I got home, I straightened up my room a bit, then worked out in the garden before calling Saalon. I had hit a point where I needed to talk to him about my anime direct-to-video series idea, so we’d scheduled to talk around noon on Saturday. Not surprisingly, it ended up being a 4.5-hour call which wandered off into discussions of serial experiments: lain, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and movie-making.

I spent the rest of the day pretty much relaxing, watching TV and sitting out in the garden. Very pleasant.

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