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Tomorrow will be [profile] everchanginmuse and I's ten year anniversary.

Ten Years

That's longer than something like 50% of marriages in this country. Maybe more. I can't remember the statistics right now.

This is both amazing and slightly terrifying. I'm not quite sure why.
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Only one more day until mini-vacation/10 year high school reunion! This is going to be so fun! We're driving up to New Jersey on Thursday, going into New York City via train on Friday, doing reunion-type stuff on Saturday, and coming home on Sunday. I'm excited about getting to go into NYC. I haven't been back there in ages. We're going to try to get tickets to see a show, but I'm not sure what yet. It'll depend on what's up at the half-price booth. We're also definatly hitting up BookOff(for cheap manga), and Kinokunia (for a new A4 sized binder & any random Zuka stuff they might have). Then we'll probably wander a bit. I'm tempted to see if I can hunt down if Neutral Ground is still open, but it's probably in the opposite direction from everything else. And I don't really need more RPGs.

We still need to pack and I need to figure out what I'm wearing for reunion itself. I've got my nice green pants, and my white blouse & my blazer... Yea, that's probably what I'll go with. I want to look nice, 'cause I've not seen any of these people since I graduated. Sadly, I doubt the people from my class I'd actually want to see won't be there. But I'll have fun anyway doing the polite-talk thing with people and show off my lovely lady ;)

In other news, subbed today for a teacher who I'm pretty sure lets her kids walk all over her. They were quite a handful. I was drained by the time I got home. Stupid kids can't shut up and watch a movie! Part of me wants to land a job for tomorrow, the other part wants to recover! But I think I might get called in tomorrow. Call it a hunch.

Other other news. This weekend m'lady and I went to see the high school's production of "The Music Man". Once again I was blown away by what they were able to pull off. I mean, it was still high school theatre, but they're all very good. And oh their leading actor is a trip! Makes me sad that next year they're doing "Hairspray". Don't get me wrong, Hairspray's a fun show and all, but they just don't have the cast for it. The leading man from Music Man'll be a senior, and there's no good role for him in Hairspray. I don't think they have a girl who can do the main role, and who are they going to get for the mother?

M'lady and I had been joking that they should do "Scarlet Pimpernel". That they do have the cast for. I am really kinda disappointed that they won't.

And, in closing - FINALLY got the shipping charge from Crescent Shop. They have been paid, theoretically Datenshi + Yumiko's retirement stuff will ship out within the next day or so and we'll have it next week
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So, not having a sub job today, I decided to watch some Takarazuka. Which then led to the minor dilemma of 'what can I watch without m'lady getting too mad at me'. Decided on Susano-o in the end, also because it is short, thus allowing me to watch and still be able to be back on the computer in time to chat with m'lady at lunch.

It got me thinking. The plot of Susano-o deals a lot with Yamato having been plunged into darkness because Amaterasu has sealed herself away in a cave. In the mythology that the play's based on, she's tricked out of the cave by the sound of a huge party being thrown by Amenouzume and the other gods. Depending on the version of the myth, they're either just hoping the sound of the good time will lure Amaterasu out, or they're pretending to have found a new sun. Either way, she comes out of the cave and catches sight of her reflection in a mirror the other gods have conveniently placed right there and being a vain little thing decides to return to the world. Well, that and the fact that the other gods sealed the cave, but you get the point.

The interesting thing is, I'm pretty sure there's a Native American myth that is almost exactly the same, except the sun is male, and I think it's Raven who tricks the sun into coming out again. With clever use of a mirror.

And then, yesterday, I was subing for a history class, and the kids were watching a documentry on the Inca. Apparently Ican myth tells of a 'time of great darkness' out of which came the father of the sun who then brough the sun and warmth into the world. Since coming out of caves = birth is a pretty standard bit of symbolism, the parallels are interesting.

I know there is a lot of parallel mythology out there if you know where to look. It fascinates me, even though I know so very little about it. Seriously, why do schools never teach anything other that Greek & Roman mythology (okay, with a tiny sprinkle of Egyptian, maybe)?

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