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What a week.

Monday: Finish the math. Massive sigh of relief.

Tuesday: Script check meeting for a kids’ live show, blissfully uneventful.

Wednesday: Wrote the final passage for my new reading text; punched things at the dojo.

Thursday: Directed narration of two programs for NHK World TV; still loving that. I tell people what to do and they do it AND I get the comfy chair.

Friday: Auditioned 18 4-6 year old kids for a kid video. Not easy, but I love that I have an A-Un relationship with the director, Junko. She says, “A,” I say, “Un,” and we both know what we’re talking about; long walk home to enjoy the sakura.

Whew! Finally, some time to refresh the batteries.


Do the Math

After not taking a single day off this month, NOT ONE SINGLE DAY, the math is almost done. (More about that later.) We’ve even got a couple of spare days to squeak in under deadline. Today is a beautiful, sunny day and the sakura are just beginning to open, so I decided to tempt fate and take a day off. While punching things at the dojo would have been fun, my stress level has suddenly dropped and more than anything else, I just wanted to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.

PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERASo we went for a walk, which turned into more of an epic journey. My granny phone says we took 16,568 steps, which corresponds to 10.7km, which means 1548 steps per kilometer, which can be rounded off to either 1.5 or 1.6 steps per meter depending on whether you round from the 1/10 place or the 1/100 place. We left around 10:30 and got back home at 3:00, which means 4.5 hours but subtract about 20 minutes for lunch at the Daiei food court, so convert the time unit to find 250 minutes, so a speed of 66 steps/minute or 3960 steps/hour.

A contributing factor was my Jones for a roast beef sandwich for dinner and the consequent search of a myriad of supermarkets. We can extrapolate the following equation:

Daiei + Ozeki + Summit + (Tokyu x 2) +  Maruetsu = tired feet