This will be a short post, but
I HAVE A NICK AND MIRANDA.
Nick came in last night and Miranda came in this morning, and, to be honest, both of them held up pretty well today, despite the excessive jet lag.* (Well, Miranda's jet lag was worse. I don't even want to think about how long she was traveling.)
Today we tried to go to the Higashiyama Botanical Gardens, but found out that they are closed until the New Year, and then we went to Shiroyama Hachimangu, Oasis 21,** and Sakae. Also, I made them try Beard Papa. Which is a cream puff place. It serves essentially the best cream puffs. I am a fan, I must say.
It's been exciting translating. I've managed not to screw up horribly so far, so yay for that? I keep forgetting that some people don't read as obsessively about Japanese culture as I do, though. And not everyone knows when you have to take your shoes off.
DEAR WORLD: If there's a step up (inside), take your shoes off.
Also, so far we've managed to find them food without too much horror and suffering. YAY.
I am TIRED so I am going to finish my yuzu cha*** and then hit the hay. G'night, everyone!
*Neither of them managed to injure themselves horribly! Although Nick kept whacking his head on low doorways.
**Nick: WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN
***Yuzu tea. It is the greatest. Mary has got me addicted to it, which is too bad, because apparently grocery stores here don't sell it.