¿Whatdayaknow? two weeks off of work actually makes it fun again. the kind of fun that means i don't notice the time going by and end up working late on accident because i'm enjoying the task at hand. i listened to a radio report claiming that vacations from work increase productivity and mental health. it makes complete sense but it's still very enjoyable to realize that there is hope for the drudgery. i'm sure that i will be bored witless soon enough, but that next trip to tokyo is right around the corner and i will defeat the staleness again.