Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Spring Break--Interim Report

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esterday, I mentioned that I had received comments from some people I hadn't heard from in a long time--Tak, the Vixen. I was surprised, to say the least, especially since I don't post as much as I used to. That they would say something suggests they still read--at least occasionally. Anyway, it is nice to hear from them.

Anyway, spring break is here and I had plans to do a lot of things--grade papers, grade midterms, clean the closet, do taxes. Of course, as president of Procrastinators Local 72, I am no where close to accomplishing any of these lofty goals, except for the closet thing. M stood behind me drumming her fingers on her folded arms until I moved. *sigh*

But I have burned a number of DVDs so that those members of my family who are not very proficient at using media players on the computers can watch J-Drama--yes, this includes finger drummers. So I have Hana yori dango I and II (except the last episode that airs this week) ready to go on DVD. I also burned Karei naru ichizoku (again, except the last episode). This is in addition to this season's regulars, Haikei chichiue-sama, Imo tako nankin and Furin kazan. Being the anal guy I am, the menus of these DVDs are usually a screen shot from the drama, and after making sure the video and audio are in synch, I make DVD jackets for these which include a different screen shot as well as info about the drama gleaned from the Internet, usually Wiki-drama. I am creating quite a collection, and M's friends' are often flipping through the titles when they visit--Nodame Cantabile, Kekkon dekinai otoko, Yasashii jikan, Unfair, Ruri no shima, Orange Days, Trick (I, II, and III), Tiger and Dragon and about 20 other titles. They comment that the quality is much better than the pirated J-drama video tapes available at the local Korean markets, but they never seem to mention how much cheaper it is too: $2.50 vs. $0.00. Hmmm...

Anyway, this is how I am spending my spring break, going through spindles of DVDs like M goes through a box chocolates. But I have to admit that I enjoy doing this. It gives me practice for when I start editing and burning clips from Japanese films for my classes--well, at least that's how I justify it to M...

2 comments:

ws said...

I hope you watched the Elite 8 game last night rather than grading papers. For a game that would look terrible from the stat sheet because of all the turnovers it was a great game and the Bruins definitely deserved the win. Congrats. If I was a student, I would be fine with getting a paper/exam returned later because of college bball. Good luck next week in the final four...

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