Friday, May 23, 2008

Lunch with the Freddie-Bear!

The highlight of Wednesday was having lunch at Bistro Burger with my old friend Fred Schodt. We hadn't seen each other in several months so it was great catching up with Fred and the things he's up to. Fred is a Japanese interpreter, author, lecturer, and all-around good guy.



Among other things, we discussed Ed Chmura's Japundit blog and Japan Talk podcast.

My goal is for Ed to meet Fred and Fred to meet Ed. Enough said!

More later...

Saturday, May 17, 2008


The Dude Graduates!

The Dude will be 7 months old next weekend. Today he graduated obedience school! I was there, of course, to see the Dude in his milieu.









Turns out the Dude is the only boy in the class. He's quite popular!

For graduation, each of the dogs and her owner got to show off what they had learned. I must admit that the Dude did an excellent job (though I freely acknowledge any percieved bias).

As a big proponent of higher education, I should note that Ostaajje will be taking an advanced training class this August.

For the Dude's take on all of this, here's the link.