Archive for November, 2003

At long last…

Friday, November 28th, 2003

Just returned from a crazy time in Tokyo with Ben and Jon. Happy Thanksgiving! Here are some pix of our adventures on Osaka and Kyoto:


28 days…and sorry about the delay.

Friday, November 21st, 2003

28 days and I’m back in the USA! I’ll be returning to NYC on Dec. 19th and I’m simultaneously excited and nostalgic, even though I haven’t left yet. If anyone has any ideas for what I should do when I return, I’m all…eyes.

My bike has been officially stolen, so I bought a new one last weekend. I’ll sell it, and my VCR (and all the tapes), to the new teacher when she gets here.

As to the “gaijin” phenomenon, I know I’m hesitant to approach someone else because, honestly, I assume the worst about the person until proven otherwise. My first thought is, “Why are they here? Something must be wrong with them to be here.” I find, in general, the people I’ve met here are either really interesting/eccentric and I want to hang out with them or pretty strange and I don’t want to talk to them. I’m not sure where I fall in the mix, but I’m lucky that the people I work with all fall under the “interesting” category.

This weekend, Ben and Jon Lackman are coming to visit because I’m turning 30! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Okay, more pix from Paul and Deb’s visit:


Paul and Deb – best of!

Thursday, November 13th, 2003

First installment of pics…


Excuses, excuses…and more visitors!

Friday, November 7th, 2003

So my internet connection has been down (really!) so I haven’t been able to update the site for a while. Sorry about that. Pictures are still to come.

And Paul and Deb arrive tonight!!! Sorry, gotta run.

By the way, if any of you see my bike around, I lost it last night. Drag.

November 1st…

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

Already?!?! What a fast year this has been. Contrary to my rants the past few days, this really has been a terrific experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I can’t believe the end of the year is coming so quickly. I guess this is a good time to let you all know that YES, I’ll be returning to NYC at the end of December. The date has yet to be finalized, but I’ll keep y’all posted. That said, tomorrow’s a long day, so I’m going to hit the sack. I’ll try to update this weekend with some pictures from Kyoto. I’m going to a college alumni event on Sunday (one of my students went to my college!!) so I’m going to try to get some good autumn leaves pictures. Stay tuned…