Tuesday, May 17, 2005

May 17 Sitrep

Hi, everyone. Thanks for dropping by and for the good wishes. My travels in Japan are about finished. Time was much too short, but that's life, eh?

If anyone gets the chance, Onomichi, in Hiroshima Prefecture, is a great little town. I highly recommend the Old Temple Course and the cable car ride to the top of Mt. Senkouji.

Thanks, M! I had a very good time. :-)

Tomorrow I'll be leaving the Kingdom of Wa. I may or may not post tomorrow or the day after. Either way, in three days I'll be heading out to where only satellite access will reach and will be unable to post for about two weeks.

I'll land in LA around June 1. At some point after that, expect a post from the good old US of A.

Monday, May 09, 2005

May 10 Sitrep

Currently have spontaneous pulse and respirations.

Apartment complete mess -- have thrown out half-a-dozen HUGE bags of trash -- wondering about sanity of (ahem) person who kept all that crap in the first place, especially in a shoebox-sized apartment.

Plan for 10 and 11 May:

1. Finish packing.

2. Ship books & odds & ends back.

3. Convert warm, penguin-friendly, homemade computing buddy into minion of Evil Empire™ so it can be sold.

:-( sigh

4. Install Firefox, Thunderbird and OpenOffice.org as revenge.

:-P evil laughter

5. Sell / give away appliances, TV, etc. Say goodbye to ocean view.

:-( sigh

6. Call for ground evac, throw key to next tenant/employee on way out.

:-P evil laughter

7. Enjoy life.


Updates to follow as reality permits.

Monday, May 02, 2005


Straight White Guy tells us a good Marine story:
... this is where it gets weird... by now, our CO was pissed... it seemed that every time he turned around, one of his troops was getting sent to sick call.. so, he had a clever idea... as punishment, all of us were forced into the gym to play duck-duck-goose... after all, NO ONE ever got hurt playing duck-duck-goose...