Busy Autumn (Hiplog)

Sorry for no recent posts. I’m both too busy and too lazy lately. On the work front, I’m right in the middle of a big training and design push with lots of deadlines. I don’t have any business trips on the books yet, but who knows.

On the personal front, I have been attempting to get going with a big eBay selloff push. I’d also like to plan a garage sale for this fall to unload some of the bigger stuff that’s too much of a pain to ship. All part of my cunning plan…

But even with the best intentions of unloading, I still continue purchasing: always more anime and manga and I’ve also just bought the new 24″ iMac (I need the huge HD space and it will become my true media hub). I’ll be selling my MacBook Pro and going without a laptop for a while.

I went to the Anime Vegas con over Labor Day weekend (read about that on my regular blog), and am probably going to take some other driving trips on the next few weekends to use up some of the miles on my car before the lease ends and I turn it in next month. I also found an incredible deal through Virgin Atlantic, so I’ll be taking a few days and winging to London in November. This should all serve to assuage my travel hunger for the rest of the year.

Finally, the new semester has started, and It’s strange because I don’t have a Japanese class. I’m trying to keep studying on my own (with varying degrees of success) with the goal of this year’s JLPT Level 3 in December. I’m not sure what else to do, but might try to find friends/tutors or try attending Japan Club events or maybe occasionally the Saturday culture & conversation class. Officially, I’m taking a Linguistics 1 class on Tuesday nights just to keep my foot in the academic door. It’s also a chance to get a little theory under my belt. –dpk

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