May 14th, 2005


for the first time this year

I had to turn on the swamp cooler. When I woke up from a nap this afternoon I felt hot. Padding over a bit to the thermometer I saw it read 88°F/31.1°C then walked two feet more to the phone and dialed the local time/temp service. 97°F/36.1° outside. After considering for all of two second I turned on the cooler.

Luckily, it had just been serviced a few days ago. By serviced I mean the cover was taken off, pads replaced, water hooked up and lines checked, and power turned on. The reason a cover is put on off-season is to keep the dust out -- supposedly. *shakes head* That worked like crap. The handyman up on the roof warned me he was turning it on to test it, did that, and then the apartment filled with dust. It looked like a foggy day in San Francisco inside, so, I bolted outside while it all settled.
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recent anime viewings

First up was the movie "Laputa: Castle in the Sky", an enjoyable old (1986) anime. It's a story about a boy miner, Pazu, who catches a girl, Sheeta, who floated down from the sky. Both have some kind of connection to Laputa, a legendary floating island, and go off in search for answers. But a group of pirates (for treasure) and the government (for powerful weapons) are after Laputa too. [Full synopsis and screencaps]

Caught the first ep of "Mahou Sensei Negima" which is about a class of middle school girls that ends up being taught by a 10 year old prodigy, who secretly just happens to be a wizard. It's hard to tell anything by this first ep since it was just a meet-and-greet type so I'll check out a few more.

"Ah! My Goddess OVA" was next. It's about a college student who mis-dials when ordering take-out and ends up talking to and meeting a Goddess who'll grant him one wish. Thinking it a joke, he wishes for her to stay forever with him for as long as he needs her. He gets his wish. ^_^ I enjoyed all 5 eps but it was too short, only about 30 minutes per ep. There was so much more that could have been done if there was more time. I may have to track down the movie and some of the manga.
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