Saturday, June 30, 2007

Marine Homecoming

I wanted to get out of the house, so I took Danielle and Darla to the Marine Homecoming on Friday evening.

First is a slide show of the few pictures I took. Then the first video is of the parade and the second is of everyone around the homecoming.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Introduction to Management Informations Systems

New cluster started tonight at Lindenwood. This one should be really easy. Still a bunch of work of course with papers to be written and such, but judging by the syllabus it will not be an extremely heavy workload. This is a good thing considering I have to miss 2 classes while in Japan for my wedding.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

power toys!

Many years ago I had bought a cheap electric power washer to keep my deck and driveway clean at the trailer. It worked great, but after moving to this house, it could not take the workload. The first time I went to wash the front porch it blew a seal.

My dad came up with a solution. He found a gas powered one for $170. Here are the results.
Porch Cleaning

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Koro is dead.

Strick finally followed through. He managed to kill my Psychic Warrior Koro. After expending almost all of our party's powers getting to the main cave, we faced a fang dragon. the fang dragon was pretty much impossible for us to hit normally. it was completely outside of our league.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Daerma Adventures

ran my monthly D&D game last night.

things were a bit disjointed. i can only blame myself. with all the shit going on in my life i simply did not have the desire to prep for the game and it showed.

To Boo, Dwarf, & Raven.. Sorry about that.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Father's Day 2007

Here is some video from Father's day this year. I uploaded these with Google video because it does not auto reformat a 16:9 image to fit a 4:3 image. As an added bonus, Google does not have a 100mb limit like YouTube does. So I will not have to break them into 5 minute pieces either.

Japan just took the maid to a whole new level

Mari talked about this on her ワタシと東京 blog today.

Mari said:
Crazy...this is really crazy. I thought the maid cafe would be temporary boom, but still they are popular and they provide new services, not only cafe, there are maid reflexology, maid beauty salon, maid ear cleaning service etc,. I found a new one today, it's maid sleep sharing! (orz....) They said maid will come to your home and enjoy TV, video, game together and sleep together. Cleaning ear, pillow your head on her lap, they have such option service too though, Never camera, Never touch and NEVER MORE.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Watashi to Tokyo (Me and Tokyo)

I recently found this blog thanks to a news story form the Japan times.

I really like getting a personal view point form a native Tokyoite. Her blog is very interesting to keep up with.

Friday, June 15, 2007

The day at Six Flags

Here are some pictures and video from the day at Six Flags!

Danielle & Shawna @ Six Flags

Morning chat with Motoko

Danielle and her friend Shawna spent the night at my house on Wednesday because I was taking them to Six Flags on Thursday.

As I do on any morning that I do not go in to work, I was up by 07:00 to chat with Motoko.

Danielle woke up about 7:30 and wanted to talk to her too.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

basment cleaned!

My cousin's daughters Samantha & Brooke spent the night last night and then cleaned the basement today. There was a lot of "Eeeewwwwie!!" from all the old spider webs and such. The house is 107 years old. And on top of that it sat empty for at least a year if not more.

No video of the cleaning in action as I was busy working on some flooring in the basement and running a new thermostat wire while they were cleaning. But here's a few shots of the girls eating and then relaxing on the couch.

Lawn care

Danielle came over on Monday as has been normal to cut my grass. She was about half done when a bumble bee stung her in the ankle. So we packed it in ice and she chilled out on the couch for a while.

After the swelling went back down, and the pain receded, we went for a bicycle ride from my house to Bobby's Frozen custard. It is a 5 mile ride one way. She was definitely getting tired but the idea of ice cream

Motoko's gift to Nicole

As I mentioned before, my sister had a diapers & formula baby shower on Sunday. She had sent Motoko and invitation and Motoko sent me a card to give her along with instructions to buy her a gift.

Her card did not arrive until Monday though, so I ave her gifts & card to Nicole on Monday evening. Here is a short video.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Nicole's Baby Shower

The photo albums for Busch Bash 2007 and Danielle's Birthday were updated with new pictures from my dad's camera.

For anyone who doesn't know, my sister is having her fourth child, due in the beginning of August. She had a small baby shower today. These are the pictures my mom took.
Nicole's Baby Shower

Friday, June 8, 2007

an evening at my sister's house, starring Dalanee

After dropping off the gift for Dwarf, I hit my sister's place for dinner. Later, I whipped out my camcorder to catch Dalanee in action.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

da dwarf got older

Yup yup yup, da dwarf went and got a year older.

Appropriately, I bought him anime DVDs. Some time back I acquired four "Original Dirty Pair" DVDs with the intention of giving them to him, because I remember him telling me about finding out about Japanese Anime/Manga from some Dirty Pair manga back in the day.

I know he will enjoy them.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

/slam against wall

that's what my life just did today. I can't talk about it publicly yet. Hopefully I'll be able to get by with minimal damage.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

my maid service

I am not sure if it is worth the cost yet or not... :)

Samantha spent the night here Sunday night, and Danielle came over first thing in the morning.

I made them potatoes & eggs for breakfast, Then Sam cleaned the house while Danielle and I worked on removing some rock from the yard. Danielle did not like that too much so she quit after an hour to help Sam.