Saturday, December 17 2005

A busy month


12/7/2005
Oral final exam for Japanese 1. Get fitted for a tux.
12/9/2005
Fly to Las Vegas, to…
12/10/2005
Walk my sister down the aisle for her wedding.
12/11/2005
Turn 39, then fly home for…
12/12/2005
Written final for Japanese 1.
12/13/2005
Buy my first suit.
12/14/2005
Last class for Japanese 1, deliver small gifts to the teacher and her two assistants. While this could be interpreted as oseibo, in truth two of the gifts were an excuse for the third. I’m quite taken with the youngest one.
12/15/2005
Three-hour flight to Minneapolis, three-hour layover, two more hours to Dayton, Ohio, in order to be…
12/17/2005
Best man at my brother’s wedding.
12/21/2005
Flying home to sleep it off.

I’m a bit fuzzy on just how many brothers and sisters I’ve acquired in the past week, a lively mix of Canadians and Ukrainians.

PS: my mother did not in fact die from the shock of seeing me dress formally twice in the same century.