I usually do Suji Sunday on this blog but today was truly Akemi Saturday. Given my long production hours on weekdays (I’m usually out of the house by 7 a.m. and back at around 8 p.m.), and the assorted scriptwriting I have to do on the home front, I don’t get as much family time as I’d like. But this weekend was different. Having completed the script for the Utopia Falls season finale (outside of rewrites), and delivered my producer’s cut of episodes 3 and 4 (episodes 5-10 pending), I decided to dedicate the day to my gal. And so, this morning, we woke up early, went to the farmer’s market, took the dogs out for a walk, enjoyed a leisurely lunch at home, and then, finally, after weeks of waiting, we checked out Oomomo, the Japanese dollar store in Mississauga.
Akemi had been absolutely dying to go and I figured “Why not?”. I can just run dialogue in my head while she shops.
Holy Moly! The excitement!
I, on the other hand, played it cool.
We were there for…well, I’m not sure how long. But it felt like hours.
I suppose it’s better than poop flavored vanilla-shaped candy.
My second favorite flavor of candy.
My sole purchase was this pretty awesome robot pen.
Success! Akemi ended up picking up many crucial supplies including (but not limited to): Mount Fuji-themed ceramic bowls, cartoon sheep floor mats, and cute animal kitchen sponges.
What a haul!
The happy couple.
I asked Akemi which she would have preferred: a spa day or going to Oomomo. She looked at me like I was crazy: “Oomomo. Of course!”