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Wedding in Las Vegas


Yes, I know this may come as a shock to some folks, but I am now married again! Amy and I met on e-Harmony in mid 2006 and we hit it off really, really well. Our personalities match up so nicely, it almost seems like magic how easily we get along. I hope […]

A Year (Almost) Worth Of Photos

Seven Mile Beach

Not even gonna mention that I haven’t written to this thing in a long time. That’s what happens when you are reasonably happy and very busy.However, despite not having posted in a while, I HAVE been doing all sorts of things this year.

One of the bigger things is that JC […]

Where Have I Been?

The Intrepid Flyers

Ok, I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted. I can only plead incredible busyness. Of course, those who accept the busy excuse will have to ignore all the time I’ve spent playing Company of Heros.

Assuming you accept the busyness (or perhaps I mean business) excuse, here’s […]

This is the Swamp

Last weekend the family and I went to the Florida vs. Alabama game in Gainesville, Florida. We tailgated across from the stadium and got to see the players show up and the Gator Walk. Florida is celebrating 100 years of football and as such was playing in their “throwback” uniforms (uniforms from “back in […]

Shibuya and Shinjuku

Today in Tokyo was the kind of day that makes you estactic to be alive. The warm sun bright on your face and the cool late spring breeze blowing your hair about were a perfect counterpoint to each other. I felt as happy as I have felt in a long, long time. I felt […]

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

Once again I am in Japan. This is trip number 18. Flew into Nagoya and then hung around there for a few days on business before heading north on Wednesday. Kaz, JC (other JC) and I found ourselves with an hour to kill in Matusmoto while we waited for a train, so […]

Vegas Vacation

The Flamingo

I spent the week before last on vacation. Mom, Dad and my little brother JC came out from Florida and we did a bunch of fun things together. We went to Vegas and stayed at the Flamingo for a few days. Things done in Vegas: visiting every casino from Wynn at one end […]


For those who are not privy, Engrish is a term that refers to relatively humorous attempts by Japanese writers to use English words and phrases. This is often done as part of advertising and no visitor to Japan will probably complete their trip without seeing several examples of this. Often times the most hilarious ones […]

Sailing Off Into the Sunset

Sailing Off Into the Sunset Originally uploaded by neepster.

Again, apologies for not posting very often. Work has been crazy busy. In addition to that, and in part because of it, I have been out of town a LOT. In the month of November I spent only about 8 days in the US. The […]


Chris and Himeji Originally uploaded by neepster.

Since this weekend finds me and my friend Chris B in Japan together, so we met up in Osaka and decided to go see Himeji Castle. I met up with my friend Chris B on Sunday and we hopped the trains to Himeji.

When we got […]

Come Fly With Me, Come Fly Away

It’s been almost a month or something like that since I posted to my blog. So, whatever readership I had that were not close personal friends or family has, I’m sure, given up and stopped bothering long since. But just to let you know that I am still alive, here’s a CONTROVERSIAL NEW BLOG ENTRY* […]

Shinkansen Goes ZOOOOM!

While I was in Japan last time, Mat and Sriram and I happened to be in Gifu-Hashima station near Nagoya at night when a Shinkansen went flying through the station. Sriram had the presence of mind to record it on his camera, so if you ever wanted to see (and hear) what it is like […]


Chris at the Todaiji Originally uploaded by neepster.

Another post from Japan a couple of weeks ago.

On Saturday we checked out of the hotel, checked our bags with the bell hop and took a train to Nara. Nara was the capital of Japan for 74 years starting in 710 AD, before the emperor […]

Sake & Laziness

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted much lately (why do my posts always start with that?), but frankly I haven’t really felt like it (and why is that always in there?).

However, I recently came across a very useful link about sake. For those who remember, sake is one of my top 3 favorite things […]


On Wednesday I went to Nikko, Japan. Nikko is the home of the Tosho-gu, a shrine that is the last resting place of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the Shogun who united Japan in the early 1600s. He is the same daimyo who James Clavell wrote about in his book Shogun (think Toronaga). I took the subway to […]

Nippon Encore

I am once again here in Japan. Today I find myself in Tokyo with nothing to do… my business meeting was cancelled, so I am going to go to Nikko, which has the tomb of the first Tokugawa Shogun, as well as the tombs of a couple of other important people. I was thinkng about […]

Rocky Point, Mexico

Last weekend I took a trip to Puerto Penasco, Mexico,(also known in English as Rocky Point), with some friends. It was a good time. The beach there, while not the beautiful white sand of Northwest Florida, is still quite nice. The water was fairly warm and nice. In the morning you could see dolphins off […]

Vegas Photos

Finally got around to posting some photos from Vegas. Almost all are of Tim, since I had the camera and he didn’t. Ha ha! Anyway, share and enjoy!

Las Vegas

Well, I haven’t posted anything for a while, because basically nothing much was going on that I could talk about. However, this weekend I went to Las Vegas to hang out with my old college roomie, Tim. We played a lot of tennis (which I mostly lost), hung out at the pool a bit, and […]

Hackberry Springs

Today I took a hike into the Superstitions to Hackberry Spring. There a couple of different ways to get there, but I decided to take the one that was least difficult to get lost on, which turned out to be the one that is most difficult to walk :). From First Water Trailhead I took […]