Archive for September, 2009

Silent Mode Is Off

September 28th, 2009

Yesterday I did my last day of work at NTT, where I’ve been doing shift work (both nights and days) for the last 10 years.  That’s almost a third of my life, so understandably there will be lots of changes as I transition to a less nocturnal way of living. And right now marks the […]

Irrational Fondness

September 23rd, 2009

I have an irrational fondness for games in which you damage undead enemies by casting healing spells on them.

Guns and Acclimation

September 17th, 2009

I was raised in a country where handgun ownership is legal (America) and have lived 14 years in a country where it is illegal (Japan). When I first came to Japan, people constantly asked me if I owned a gun in the states, and were amazed when I said “no” (which leads me to wonder […]

Alex Seems To Like Interpretive Dance (without music)

September 3rd, 2009

He kept telling me “Daddy, take video”.  So this wasn’t one of those “parents making kids do stuff for the camera” things, but a “kids making parents film them doing stuff” things.