I have been incredibly busy lately, hence the severe shortage of posts here. I’ve been going to the gym 3-4 times a week (this week I will shoot for 5 times), still working on my Japanese (nihongo ga sukoshi wakarimasu), finishing school work (I earned an A on my major project for linguistics class, and got a lot of great input from classmates on the second and third chapters of my novel), and plugging away on work projects (after putting together a rough draft of ~10 pages, we decided this week to take a different approach that I think is much more promising). So it may be understandable that, with all of that going on, I haven’t been blogging much lately. I won’t promise it’s going to get much better, either. I’ll be driving up to Northern California with my cousin for Thanksgiving, and then flying to Japan on Christmas day to spend a week and a half with my fiancée and the in-laws-to-be. I’m looking forward to it. With that, I’m out for now.