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|8/1||Woke up at 6:00am but could not get up until 7:00am. Maybe due to the hot weather over the weekend. Drove to work and started my week. Today was another long day. Stayed until 7:30pm, then headed out but unable to gather enough will to go to the gym. Just drove home and relaxed for the evening. Went to bed around 11:30pm. Still pretty hot...|
|8/2||[the U.S. government approved increase in debt
Woke up at 6:00am, kind of hard to withstand the morning temperature around 80F. Drove to work and stayed until 10:30am then headed out to meet with customers with my coworkers. Driving around town under sunny weather was good, just too hot to be walking outside with long sleeve shirt. Came back to the office around 3:00pm and left office around 8:30pm. Headed to LTF for workout. Come home, went to bed around midnight.
|8/3||[Japan's Hitachi Corporation and
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced they are going to merge]
Woke up at 6:00am, felt a bit better this morning but still warm outside. Drove to the office and spent morning easy. For the afternoon, I visited another company after lunch with coworkers. On the way, the temperature must be hitting 100F again. Come back to the office, and took care of additional items before making calls to Japan office. Left office around 7:00pm and drove to LTF for workout. Come home, made rice and had dinner. Going to bed after midnight.
|8/4||Woke up at 6:00am, drove to work as usual and today I spent most of the time in the office. Left around 6:30pm and had dinner at my coworker's house with several others. Left around 9:00pm then I headed to LTF for workout. Come home before 11:00pm, it was still warm. Going to bed after midnight it was too hot to sleep until that late.|
|8/5||[S&P to downgrade U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+]
Woke up at 6:00am, drove to work then headed out to take care of business at yard. Come back around 11:00am then stayed until noon. I went to Hiro Sushi with coworkers for lunch. Stayed at the office for the rest of the day, seeing the temperature going above 100F for the 5 days straight. Left work around 6:00pm then drove to LTF for workout. It was not packed today even I come in early. Drove home and relaxed for the evening. Went to bed after midnight. Evening is still too warm.
|8/6||Woke up at 6:00am, stretched my body then headed
to get my hairs cut at a barber. I only waited for 30 minutes today. Drove
to a golf range and I got another lesson for my swing. Today I felt making
more improvements after sweating a lot. Drove a Vietnamese restaurant to
have lunch then we get a phone call from service member. We had to drive to
the office and the jobsite. Stayed there until 6:00pm, watching professional
guys working on the machines while sweating so badly... everything was done
finally. I drove to a Japanese grocery store but it was closed for the day,
so I gave up on buying this time. I stopped by at Sports Authority and
Academy Sports to look for deals on my running shoes but I have not find any
yet. Drive to Target and bought whatever I need for the week. Had dinner at
Smash Burger with a beer. Come home and talked with my dad. Went to bed
Working over the weekend, having a beer with hamburger
|8/7||Woke up at 6:30am, looks cloudy or maybe because the sun is coming up later now. Went out for regular morning jogging under partly cloud, and partly sunny weather and come home around 11:00am. Made lunch and stayed the whole afternoon. I cleaned the room a bit then cooked dinner. Went to bed around 10:00pm.|
|8/8||[DJIA down 630 points after
following the down grading of the U.S. credit rating]
Woke up at 6:00am, since I went to bed early, I feel better. Drove to work, and stayed until 7:30pm and left. I drove to LTF for workout. My body seems to be tired but I shifted the load heavier from today. Another day hitting more than 100F, it was still warm when I drive home around 10:00pm. Had dinner, went to bed around midnight.
|8/9||Woke up at 6:00am, left to the office around 7:30am and picked up my pants from cleaner on the day. Another warm morning but the moisture is high today, saw clouded car windows. Maybe the summer's mid point is passed? Stayed at the office all day but left at 7:00pm. I did not want to do anything for the evening so I skipped going to gym. When I returned home and turned on the A/C, it stared immediately for the second day. My room must be very hot then. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|8/10||[DJIA lost another 520 point
to 10720. despite of yesterday's come back]
Woke up in the middle of the night with leg clamp. I guess I was dehydrated a bit. Woke up at 6:00am and drove to work. Went out to a yard for my assignments. Departed around 1:00pm and had lunch at Cafe Chopsticks before returning to the office. Stayed until 7:30pm and left for workout. Enjoyed one hour exercise and drove home. I did not have anything left in my fridge so it was not a good meal for the dinner. Went to bed around midnight.
|8/11||Woke up at 6:00am, drove to work and stayed whole day at office until 7:00pm. Almost all of the coworkers went out for lunch so I did not see the point of staying here and went to a Mexican restaurant on Hwy 6. I liked their spicy meal better than other place I have been a couple of times. Drove to LTF for another set of workout in the evening after eating meal I intended to eat as lunch. Spent one hour and then come home. It was a good one. Went to bed around midnight.|
|8/12||Woke up at 6:00am, stretched myself for another day at field. Drove to the office and hopped a ride to the yard. Worked until 1:30pm and then headed to a sandwich place for lunch. Come back to the office and stayed until 7:30pm. Drove to LTF for workout. The parking was packed so I had to go up to the third level to find a spot. Stayed for one hour but not many people were in the gym. Probably they must be at restaurants nearby. Drove home, ate soup for dinner. Went to bed after midnight because it was a bit too warm to go sleep.|
|8/13||Woke up at 6:00am, I am not sure the temperature is but I am guessing it is slightly cooler than yesterday. Stretched my body then headed to Bear Creek golf course, my first golf game. Three coworkers joined for the day and played until 1:30pm. My score was 143. Had lunch with 5 others at a Japanese restaurant and I took two back to their apartment. I then drove to Daido and Target for groceries. As I was walking out from the Target, I felt few rain drops coming down from the sky. Even we don't get a rain, it was something made me think we might get a cooler weather soon. Come home around 4:00pm and drink a lot of juices and water. Cooked rice and made a fried rice with bean sprouts I bought today. Chat with my dad for a while in the evening then went to bed.|
|8/14||Woke up around 5:30am, I think I must have forgotten to turn off the A/C before I went to bed last night. Left apartment around 9:00am for morning run. Already seen some returning from the trail so I guess this is already warm then. The humidity is very high so I felt like I was choking as I began to run. Made 8 miles then come home. Cooked rice and relaxed for the afternoon, the outside was very quiet. While feeling breeze from fan, I remembered a hot summer afternoon back home in Japan. The sky got dark around 4:30pm and the radar shows it is definitely a rain, but the rain cloud avoided the certain west side of Beltway 8, so the place I live did not get any rain again. Stayed up until midnight and went to bed.|
|8/15||[Google to buy Motorola's
mobile division for $12.5B]
Woke up in the morning at 6:00am, the temperature was at 75F so I guess I have to say today is cooler than for the last few days. Drove to work as usual, had to stay until 7:00pm because of an assignment which took longer to deal with. Drove to LTF for workout. The sky was clear but there has been a clear sign of rain around the apartment when I get back home. Went to bed after midnight because the room was too hot.
|8/16||Woke up at 6:00am and another 75F. I got out from the bed in 30 minutes then got ready for the day. Another sunny sky. Picked up my pants at a cleaner on the way to work. Went out to a Mexican restaurant for lunch then returned to the office. Stayed there until 7:00pm and left to LTF. Come home around 9:00pm and relaxed. Went to bed around midnight. Expecting hotter day tomorrow.|
|8/17||[Russia showed off its fifth
Gen. fighter T-50]
Woke up at 6:00am, stayed in bed until 7:00am. Drove to work then headed to a yard for my assignment. I was sweating so badly so but it out by noon. Drove back to the office and had lunch with my coworkers. Stayed until 6:00pm then headed to a Korean grocery store to buy items for the weekend. Took too long to I gave up on going to gym tonight and came home around 8:30pm. Someone was playing prank knocking on my doors around 9:00pm and 9:10pm. I hoped to find the person, but well, you know... Went to bed at 11:30pm.
|8/18||[DJIA lost 420, closing at
Woke up at 5:30am, someone called my home phone but no record of it. The temperature was at 80F when I get up, and expected to be around 103F over the day. Drove to work and stayed until 7:30pm since I was the only one to stay at the office for the day to talk with offices in Japan. Drove to LTF for workout. Come home and went to bed around midnight.
|8/19||Woke up at 6:00am, drove to work to finish up this week. Had to go to the yard again for additional checks but made it back by noon. Had lunch at Ci Ci's Pizza with coworkers. Come back to the office, stayed there until 6:00pm then headed to LTF for workout. Spent one hour then headed home. Went to bed around 11:30pm.|
|8/20||Woke up at 6:00am, felt a bit tired so I stayed in the bed for a while. Drove to a golf range for another session for practice. I feel better today since I have an objective on this one hour workout. Bought groceries and took my car to carwash. Drove back to home and rested until 2:00pm when my coworkers picked me up for the preparation for the dinner party. We cooked meals and guests started to come in around 5:00pm. I have seen a stray of rain for few minutes. It was a good one. Including the cleanup, we left around 10:00pm. Talked with my dad for a while before going to bed after midnight.|
|8/21||Woke up at 6:00am but stayed in the bed until 7:00am. I got my left calf clamped, maybe too much beer last night and not enough water. Stepped out for 2 hours walk at trail for the morning. Come home and stayed at my apartment for the afternoon. Another hot day under sunny sky, it is very hard to make me even think of going outside for the afternoon. Did two loads of laundry, cooked meals and then went to bed around midnight.|
|8/22||[Rebels to enter the capital city of Libya,
Tripoli, as they advance]
Woke up at 6:00am, the schools are back so I had hard time commuting to work. Had to go out for the morning but able to come back before noon. I went to AAA office to renew my membership. I was not able to pay the fee last year since I was in Japan, but they waived my re-registration fee. Drove back to the office and stayed until 7:15pm. Headed to LTF for workout. Come home straight after that. Went to bed at 11:30pm.
|8/23||[A magnitude 5.9 earthquake
hits state of Virginia, the white house to evacuate]
Woke up at 6:00am, somehow I got up fresh, maybe enough sleep this time. Left to the office and had to go out again for the morning. On the way back, I bought a new putter for $55, my coworker spent $200 on his. Let's see which one is better. Stayed at the office until 7:30pm then left. I worked out at a gym and started to drive back home. Saw all the traffic signals are out at an intersection on the way back. Going to bed after midnight.
|8/24||[Steve Jobs, to resign from
CEO of Apple Inc.]
Woke up at 6:00am, drove to work and then headed to a bank to take care of the issue I am having with the account. They got some mistakes and need to go see them again. I then moved to the yard and stayed until 3:00pm. Today was partly cloudy, seeing stormy looking clouds being developed in the air. It was hot enough so I was sweating badly. Coming back to the office and stayed until 7:30pm again. Driving to the gym for workout. I did not expect any storm is coming but I get to see the lightning streaking through the sky many times as I drive back home. Not much rain fall for the night. Going to bed after midnight again.
|8/25||Woke up at 6:00am. Did not want to get up, but I had to. Drove to the office and get a ride to a yard. We were working until 10:00am, when the sky gets cloudy and soon the rain started. With no hope for the rest in hard rain, we drove back. The rain was over by noon so I went out to practice putting with coworker. I stayed at the office until 7:00pm to handle issues, then with no energy left in my body for workout, I drove to a golf range and played for a while. I come home, took a shower then went to bed after midnight. I think I have not got much of sleep this week. Hmmm,|
|8/26||[Hurricane Irene arriving to east coast of the
Woke up at 6:00am. I felt like I am finally nearing the weekend. The first thing I had to do was to drive to a bank to do paperwork, then reported to the office. Went out to practice putting for the noon then had lunch at McDonald's with coworkers. Came back to the office around 1:30pm, stayed until 7:30pm then headed to LTF for workout. Went to bed around 11:00pm. I need to get up early tomorrow.
|8/27||[Boeing 787, Dreamliner, is now certified]
Woke up at 5:00am, stretched my body and get ready for the day. Left home at 6:30am to a local golf course. While I was warming up, I was already sweating badly. The score for today was not that good. I lost three balls in a pond. Started at 7:50am and finished at 12:00pm. Drove to a farmers market before heading to a Mexican restaurant on Memorial. I went to Golfsmith for a set of golf clubs but used one were not that good. Cheap ones are obviously worn. I then drive to Sports Authority for a cheap brand new set, including bag and driver for $300. Bought groceries at Target on the way back. Stayed at home, bearing the heat for the day with 107F. I must have tired so while I was reading a book, I fell sleep and woke up losing a lot of water by sweating. Stayed up late, talked with my dad then went to bed around 1:30am.
Getting hot, hot, hot!
|8/28||[Irene reached to NYC]
Woke up at 6:00am, stayed in bed until 7:00am because I was tired. Walked out for jogging around 9:00am and came home at 11:00am. It was surely hot. Cooked noodles for lunch, then relaxed for the afternoon since I had no intension of doing anything but resting. Tied with the record high of 105F today. Cooked quick dinner then spent evening just getting myself ready. Went to bed around 10:30pm tonight.
|8/29||Woke up at 6:00am, today was easier to get up maybe because I went to bed early last night. Drove to work and spent entire day at office until 7:30pm. Drove out but stuck at Clay and Brittemore since the road crossing my path is getting green lights. I waited for a while then decided to take a detour to reroute myself. Worked out at LTF for one hour then drove home. Went to bed at midnight.|
|8/30||[Japanese prime minister, Naoto Kan, to resign.
Yoshihiko Noda to follow]
Woke up at 6:00am, stayed in bed for extra 30 minutes then got up. Get ready for the day then headed to work. Stayed for the entire day but went out to try my new set of clubs during the noon. Stayed until 7:00pm then drove to LTF. On the way, I saw the smoke in the sky which my coworker was reporting. Later I found it was a grass fire along Eldridge. Drove home and had dinner. Went to bed at 11:00pm.
|8/31||The last day of August. 2/3 of the year has passed already. Got up at 6:00am, drove to work on time and stayed whole day. I am not sure but the A/C today in the office felt very cold. Watching internet to check how typhoon 16 move, which is getting closer to Japan's main island. Decided to leave office after 7:00pm then headed to a golf range for about 100 balls. My new driver was out of control, I keep shooting balls to right and left. Coming home, took shower and had dinner. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
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