Since I've been writing so many reviews lately, I haven't spent any time writing about everyday life, so here's some recent things in no particular order. Last weekend my new LEGO obsession continued with the incredible Star Wars Star Destroyer set, which was over 1300 pieces! I think it took about six hours over Saturday and Sunday, and the end result is huge. I really admire LEGO engineering - it's amazing how their designers figure out how to create such complex structures! Hopefully I'll take some nice photos of it this weekend. Speaking of photos, I got another light for my "studio", since I think my macro photos haven't been so great lately (I moved my setup to another part of the room, and it had a bad effect on the light somehow). Ernesto, Jonathan, Tom and I hung out at Hole in the Wall recently to see a girl play ragtime piano, which was pretty amazing, though it was weird for me since I always associate ragtime with Disneyland, but I definitely don't associate drinking bourbon with Disneyland. Matt & Kumiko sent me an amazing package of stuff from Japan, including a custom portfolio from Matt's recent photo exhibition, plus several toys and some issues of J-Life, which is a free magazine designed for semi-beginner Japanese readers. I was able to read several paragraphs at lunch, and it felt pretty good! Tonight I went to Main Event with Melinda and we played some glow golf and did the 3D theater thing, which was pretty cool, then I got hooked on crane games and won a couple stuffed animals. I guess I've been keeping busy, now that I look back on the past few days!