Today is a milestone. Five years ago today I wrote the first Okazu post. In it, I explained why I chose “Okazu” as the title of my blog:
“Welcome to Okazu. “Okazu” is Japanese for appetizers – and is slang for lesbian sex because, you know it’s not *real* sex.”
So, 5 years of Okazu, reviews that have acted as appetizers, whetting your appetite for the real manga or anime. And five years of lesbian sex. ;-)
Today also marks my 800th post. This was absolutely NOT on purpose. It was completely accidental. I expected to hit 800 this weekend, but just never got around to posting. I cannot even express to you what it feels like to have posted 800 times about…stuff. lol
Today is also, purely by coincidence, 7 years since I began “AniLesboCon” half-jokingly, which two years later on roughly the same day became the entity known as Yuricon. The name AniLesboCon comes from Dreiser’s “Scenes from an Elevator” Utena fanfic and I liked the name so much I asked her if I could use it. When we changed the name of our organization to Yuricon, I kept the original as the name of our publishing company – ALC Publishing.
And, in one of those coincidences that has colored our relationship from the very beginning, 13 years ago today, Rica Takashima began her open-air performance art project, Aozora Art. How funny is *that*?
The other milestone I want to mention actually happened yesterday – the wife and I celebrated 24 years together.
So, today is really a whole bunch of milestones. I’m pretty pleased about all of them. :-) Happy birthday Okazu and Yuricon!
Before I go, just a few more numbers!
1 – the number of days before the close of the Yuricon 2007 AMV Contest. Get those entries in NOW!
45 – the number of days until Yuricon’s 2007 “Yurisai” event! Pre-registration is open until September 7th! Join us for the only 100% Yuri day of the year. :-)