Thursday, June 29, 2006

Scott returns to "off the beaten path..." and brings Louise with him


This is 清水寺 (Kiyomizu shrine) in Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture. I just wanted to see if I could do a vertical photostitch...

The original picture is MUCH bigger, but Blogger wouldn't let me upload it. Oh well.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

What a crappy way to wake up


Level 3 earthquake, on the Japanese 1-7 scale. It was level 5+ at the epicenter. Kind of scary, although no damage to speak of. The TV news isn't reporting any major damage anywhere yet, although they are pointing out that this one could be felt over most of the western half of Japan.
Japan Meteorological Agency | Earthquake Information

Saturday, June 10, 2006

HITACHI : Wooo Series Plasma Television

HITACHI : Wooo Series Plasma Television

I'm sorry, but -- the Hitachi Wooo?!?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I'm thinking, I'm thinking...

Sorry I haven't been posting that much lately. I've been lost in thought...


Actually, this picture is one that Doug took when he, Jamie, and I (along with hordes of other foreigners) were on our way to Fukuoka to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. (This was the first time I took it, which is to say that it was the time I failed it...(^_^;)

I have had a lot on my mind lately, what w. the medical issues and all. Fortunately for me, I have much more interesting things to consider now. Scott and Louise Lystig Fritchie are coming to visit me in a couple of weeks, and I've been exploring high and low to find interesting places to show them.

Hopefully, this kidney stone thing will be over by then...

Rob

(p.s. got a caption idea for the photo? post it in the comments!)