Saturday, January 26, 2008

Day trip to Chicago


Motoko & I got up at 3am on Friday and headed to Chicago. We sat through an hour and a half of morning rush hour to get to the Consulate General of Japan on Michigan St, just up from Navy Pier.

Motoko handed in her passport and some more paperwork, then we had 4 hours to kill while they got everything processed. We noticed a Citibank branch a few blocks away, so we walked down to it and got Motoko her own bank accounts opened finally.

Then we did some random shopping while heading back towards the Consulate. It was really too damn cold to enjoy anything, but we did find a really cute one piece coverall for Haine for next winter at Talbot's Kids.

About 1pm we headed over to Gino's East for a real Chicago pizza. Gino's was founded in 1966, and apparently, we went to the original store. We chose it because it was only a block away from the Consulate. :)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

fair warning

I suspect a slow period in my blog postings. between work and school i suspect I will let this slip. I'll try, but no promises.

Today Motoko and I went shopping to look around and get more ideas for the baby's room decor and furnishings. We got some ideas, and were tracking down sales.

Separately, we found a really cute Christmas outfit for next year on clearance. we picked it up for $20. That was 60% off. We are happy.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

something for my resume

Today I updated the GPS navigation unit in the owner's airplane today. It is a Super King Air.

Tomorrow I have to update the GPS units in the two smaller airplanes. I don't remember what model those are.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Group Christmas Party

I think everyone had a good time at the group Christmas party last night. Here are some pictures.

Group Christmas Party

Saturday, January 5, 2008

new job

well not a lot of blogging lately because I am getting settled into the new job.

Tonight is the Christmas party for the gaming group I play with every other Friday. Motoko and I are hosting it this year. This marks the third Christmas party with this group of people. I got to know them all through Chris. The group is basically made up of his circle of friends. I joined them when I started playing in Chris' D&D game. Maybe I'll get some pictures or video. No promises.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!
あけましておめでとうごうざいます!

Happy New Year everyone!

May 2008 bring you happiness.

Motoko and I went with our friends John & Melinda to a New Year's party. A good time was had by all.