This week has been fairly uneventful. It was the start of summer vacation. This being the start of my third summer here, I know how to pass my time better than when I first came to Japan. That first summer was a little tough. I read every single day. When I finished reading what I had brought to Japan with me and I read what had been left behind by the previous residents of my house. Oh.my.god. They had/ have the absolute worst taste. Who buys one - much less many - book written by Candace Bushnell? Now I can leave all my things scattered on my desk and take a long lunch.
This weekend is also going to be uneventful, but that's great. It's the first one in over a month where I have nothing planned. I can sleep in late and just bum around the house.
The Mr. Fixit Team (the Groundskeepers from school) came and cut my grass and killed the wasps building a nest next to the washing machine. To be fair, I did tell them (the wasps) that if they left, they wouldn't get killed, but they kept building the nest any way.
In other exciting news, I got a new camera today. It's IXY Digital 810 IS.
It's one of the newest cameras on the market over here right now. It's got 8 megapixels, 4x zoom and I'm pretty sure it steals peoples' souls. On the display it puts a box around people's faces, but it seems to understand any and all faces. It will even put a box around people's faces on posters. It will chase you and the box will get larger and smaller as you move toward/away from the camera. It is a little dangerous, however. Since J-folks get a year end bonus, many places are having sales now where you can get something and don't have to pay for it until the end of the year. I did that. Even though I don't get the bonus.