Monthly Archives: September 2007

NYC, Venice, and Mexico in 1 Day

We took the train to Odaiba one day this weekend to do some sightseeing. Odaiba is a man-made island in Tokyo Bay, Japan. There are several tourist spots on the island and most of them have a very modern design. Fuji Television Building This building was designed by Kenzo Tange, a well known Japanese architect. […]

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Garbage Disposal

You might be thinking…What kind of topic is garbage disposal! This is just one of those new things in which we need to refer to a handout to make sure we are doing the correct thing! Click on the below photo to see the extensive rules.

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Translation Humor

We recently purchased some coasters and trash cans at the Yen Shop. I’m still trying to figure out what the product information is supposed to mean. Corkstar: Very like a natural sense. Deliver kindness of the cork for your life. Witty Trashcan: The ECO CREEN DUSTBOX is bound to make your room the most wounderful.

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A Busy Weekend

We made our way to IKEA this weekend to pick up some basic furniture for our house. In order to make a successful trip to IKEA, you must have patience. Patience with the thousands of people at the store. Patience waiting in lines. Patience communicating with people that may or may not speak English. Patience […]

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It's a Good Day to be a Cyclone

To the 99.99% of my family who are Hawkeye fans…….I am so sorry for your loss on Saturday. To the remainder of us (I believe there are only 3) who chose to attend and support a winning school…..GO CYCLONES! Oh yeah – Shawn just reminded me the #7 Badgers also came through with a WIN […]

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