I received my new VISA card and this time I didn’t wait.  I fished my old card out of my wallet, set it down on the table, and set off in search of the scissors.  The last time I got a new card, I just slipped it into my wallet, promptly forgot about it, ended up confusing it with my old card, then spent an entire day trying to figure out why it had suddenly stopped working.  And so, I fished the scissors out of the butcher’s block then returned to the kitchen island where I got to work, first snipping away at the surrounding area, then targeting my name and number with surgical precision,  cutting through the letters and numbers at varied angles, my efforts so focused in their intensity that my hand started cramping.  By the time I was done, a seemingly infinitesimal pile of plastic shards lay before me.  I swept them into my hand then visited every room in the place, sprinkling pieces into different garbage cans to stymie even the most dedicated of identity thieves.  Then, satisfied, I headed back to the kitchen.  Where I discovered I’d actually cut up the wrong card.

Today’s Yes/No…

Anime.  Finished Akudama Drive.


Loved the production design and the premise but found a few of the characters annoying in the early goings and the direction a little over the top at times.  But it gets better, much better, and darker, much darker.  The strength of its back half vaults into Top 10 of 2021 contention.  Thanks to Tauri Jay for the tip.

Watching Beastars season 2.


The first season was one of my very favorite anime of 2020 and is, by far, Akemi’s #1.  Season 2 doesn’t skip a beat.  Beautiful character designs, gorgeously fluid animation, a compelling story, and some truly wonderful writing.

Looking forward to Evangelion: Thrice Upon A Time…


Although am fully expecting to be left alternated elated, frustrated, and extremely unsatisfied.

So, what are you watching?

13 thoughts on “March 18, 2021: Infinitesimal Plastic Shards! Yes/No! Anime Roundup!

  1. I laughed out loud at the card mistake. That’s totally something I would do.

    Why would I eat diluted gummy bears if I could just eat them full strength and with no hassle? That just makes no sense.

    I’m actually not really watching anything lately.

  2. Hey Joe. I hope you’re doing well. 🙂 What platform do you use for anime? I’ve been using crunchyroll for a few years now and a lot of the shows you’ve recommended aren’t available on it.

    As far as what I’ve been enjoying the last few weeks (in no particular order): God Eater. Jujutsu Kaisen. Boruto. Haikyu!! Dr. Stone. Attack on Titan. And, I’m finally caught up with One Piece.

    Anyhoo, I’ve enjoyed a few of your recommendations, so thank you. 🙂

    Take care.

    1. @HERB
      Funimation is another one and I think Funimation has acquired Crunchyroll.

  3. Watching: News, “Law & Order” reruns, “Murdoch Mysteries”, “Resident Alien”, “The Food that Built America”…I make liberal use of the DVR.

  4. I’m calling you cutting up the wrong card a “senior moment”. I thought I was the only one who threw away bits and pieces of cut up cards in different trash cans. This leads me to believe thieves may be wise to it too.

    I hate Gummy Bears. I don’t care, you can make them into a steak and I won’t eat it.

  5. I’m late to the anime party. I just finished K-On!! and the movie. Now I’m on a search for the songs played by After School Tea Time.

  6. Before I finished reading, by row 7 I was already wondering if you had in fact cut up the wrong card. LOL. I hope you are just joking.

    Anyway, my cross-cut paper shredder can also destroy cards. More efficient than scissors.

  7. Gummy Bear jello.
    1) Eat all the gummy bears.
    2) Make jello.
    3) Tell the kids it’s gummy bear jello.
    I just don’t think they’re going to buy it, Joe.

    My kids won’t let me watch Beastars. They say it’s furry. Either I don’t get it or they don’t.

  8. And here was me thinking the craziest thing that recently happened in the world
    was a bunch of people legally changing their name to Salmon
    just so they could qualify for an all you can eat sushi promotional deal at a restaurant in Taiwan.
    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀


    By the way: Google alerted me via email today my Instagram password has been exposed on the web.
    The funny thing is, I have never posted anything at insta and only registered the account so i can sign in and follow Suji to support her modeling career aspirations. I tried to log in and change the password but discovered I’ve already been locked out. Thus, if you suddenly notice any spectacularly lovely nudes posted there……..

  9. The wrong card? Sorry. Our new cards have been updated, so there is no confusing them. The new ones can be waved in front of the credit card machine. How cool is that?! I would use my phone instead but still, kind of cool.

    Yes to the gummy jello.

    We’ve been watching Superstore and have started Stargate 1. I wanted to start the Crown but hubby…. 🙁 On my own, I’ve finished Balthazar and am now on Suspects on Acorn TV.

    Thanks for the anime suggestions. I’ll forward those to my son.

  10. Noooooo! I’m sorry you cut up the wrong card. That must have been very funny — for Akemi, of course, not for you. You and I have eerily similar credit card cutting-up-and-disposing procedures.

  11. You ‘cut me up’ with that story about the card. So easy to do. My father has a debit card and credit card and for some strange reason the bank decided to place the credit card logo on the debit card too. Makes figuring out which card is which much more difficult. We resorted to wring ‘debit’ on the card, just to be clear.

  12. How funny, I do the exact same thing when I get a new credit card including distributing the pieces of the old card in trash cans throughout my home.

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