Slow Week

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.