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|9/1||Woke up at 6:00am, drove under sunny sky to work. I guess I feel good when I get enough sleep. Stayed until 7:15pm then headed to LTF. There was a big storm cloud toward far east. It look beautiful by coloring in pink and orange reflecting the sun coming down to the west. Worked out for one hour then to home. Another day with 100F heat. Stayed up until 1:30am.|
|9/2||[Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit
Woke up at 6:00am, drove to work and stayed until 12:30pm before stepping out for the lunch with coworkers. After eating a fast-food, we them move to a local golf range. Stayed at office until 7:00pm then drove to LTF while watching stormy clouds up above. Another 100F weather today. Worked out as usual for one hour then drove home. Did not feel like cooking so I just opened up a can of soup and heated. Stayed up until 11:00pm then headed to bed. Cannot keep my eyes off the news about typhoon 12.
Stormy clouds passing by Houston
|9/3||Woke up at 6:00am, stayed in bed until 7:00am to
benefit the weekend. Drove to LTF for 30 minutes swim, then went to Daido
for groceries. I had to buy Soysauce and Mirin since my seasonings are
running out. I the drove to a local golf range for practice. Ate my lunch at
souper salad before heading to a mall to buy cloths. I had to stop by Target
and a bank before coming home around 2:00pm. Stayed at home, watching the
sunlight becoming bright and dimmer when the clouds intercept it. It's like
a typical summer day back in Japan. It did not go as hot as last several
days. Watching news on internet to track typhoon 12 crossing Japan near
Okayama toward Sea of Japan, happened around 5:00pm. For the evening, I was
wishing for the rain while watching rain moving toward Houston from which
Lee generated, talked with my dad, sent out a couple of emails then went to
bed around midnight.
Golf range is so dry...
|9/4||Woke up at 6:00am, but stayed in bed until 7:00am. Today is a bit breezy so when I opened the windows at my apartment, air started to come in, the sky is clear and very calm. Walked out from the house around 9:00am to jog at a trail nearby. I made a mile long run at the very end of the 8 miles total. It was gusty, and I saw the sky was very much covered with low ceiling grayish clouds, but sometimes I could see the blue sky at openings. Cleaned the house for the afternoon. Relaxed after that. Cooked a simple dinner then worked on my webpage for the evening. Going to bed around 10:30pm.|
|9/5||[Labor day, new Toyota Camry launched in Japan]
Woke up at 6:00am, 79F in the morning but expecting 59F by tomorrow morning. Stayed at home until 10:00am then headed to the office to check emails then drove to LTF for workout. There were many families playing around today because of the holiday. When I get done, it was already after noon so I stopped by at a Burger King for lunch then moved to a golf range. All the balls kept going left side, and I know what's wrong. Got a flu shot on the way back to home. Relaxed for the evening. Going to bed around 11:30pm.
Lifetime Fitness location I use often
|9/6||Woke up at 6:00am, it was 62F, not quite as 59F which weather forecast was saying yesterday. Stretched my body, had a breakfast then drove to work. Today was cooler and I liked it. Stayed at office until 7:30pm then headed to LTF for workout. Come home late and had dinner. The room was still around 84F but outside was 70F. I had no choice by open the windows to let the cool air in. Went to bed around 11:30pm again.|
|9/7||Woke up at 6:00am, another 60F in the morning. Get ready for the day but first I stopped at chiropractics to get my back realigned, too much playing golf. Drive to the office, spent the rest of the morning as usual. I went out for a while after lunch to practice putting. Stayed at the office until 7:00pm then headed to LTF for workout. Had a good workout then walked out from the building, the was a guy pretend like he is a drunk and try to hit me, no chance for him and I am a calm guy, also. Drove home, had a dinner then relaxed for a while. Went to bed around 11:30pm.|
|9/8||[California, Arizona, New Mexico to experience a
Woke up at 6:00am, smelled of burning in the air because of the wildfire nearby for the last couple of days when I stopped out. Drove to the office then to the yard for the morning. Came back to the office and stayed until 4:30pm then headed to a golf course for the evening. Stayed there for 2 hours then the sun started to come down. I decided to skip workout for the day. Drove home, cooked dinner then relaxed for the evening. Checked work emails before I go bed around 11:30pm.
|9/9||Woke up at 6:00am. Drove to work and spent morning doing office work. Went to Hiro Sushi for lunch with coworkers. Stayed until 7:30pm for to take care of assignments then headed out to gym. Stayed until 8:30pm so I came home after 9:30pm. Went to bed around 11:30pm but it was just too hot. I should have opened up windows to let the cool air in. I had to get out from the bed once for water around 1:00am.|
|9/10||Woke up at 6:00am, stayed in bed until 7:00am. This morning was about 65F so this is not a cool morning like last couple of days. Stretched my body then headed to LTF for workout around 9:00am. On the way while I was stopping at a intersection, I heard a boom then traffic signals went all red. A transformer must have been blown up. Worked out for a while then went into a barber to get my haircut. Come home a little before noon, so I ate a canned soup then headed to practice golf for tomorrow. I then drove to Daido and Target for grocery shopping, stopping by at a cleaner to pick up my pants before finally coming home. For the evening, I did two loads of laundries and relaxed. I had to drink a lot of water since I lost a lot of water while at outside. While driving around the town, I saw some American flags are half staffed.|
|9/11||[10th Anniversary of 9-11]
Woke up at 6:00am, stretched my body then left to go to a golf tournament at River Ridge Golf Club at west of Houston. It was my first one with people outside the company. I finished with 141, and now I have a handicap of 30. Had lunch there then headed back to apartment around 2:00pm. I relaxed for a while then cooked fried rice and Japanese hamburgers. I realized I forgot to buy eggs so the outcomes were not pretty. Went to bed around 11:00pm.
|9/12||Woke up at 6:00am and drove to work. I had to leave office around 11:00am to go pick up a visitor at Hobby Airport. Stopped by at an office at Galleria on the way returning to the office. Stayed until 5:00pm then headed to a Japanese restaurant and stayed until 9:30pm. I took my coworkers back home, then drove to Hobby airport again to drop off the visitor to a hotel. I had to drive a lot today. Come home after midnight and I went to bed but could not fall sleep since the room was hot and had too much tea for the day. Too much caffeine. Today was sunny but 100F weather is back.|
|9/13||Woke up at 6:00am but did not feel like I had rest at all. Drove to work and took off to a yard. Come back by noon and stayed at the office until 7:30pm. I heard of a wild fire at Gorge Bush park, which is close to my place. Worked out at gym for only 30 minutes since I felt tired. On the way driving home, I got stuck in a traffic jam, maybe because of the wild fire nearby my apartment. Stayed up until midnight and went to bed.|
|9/14||[NASA picked next generation
launching system called SLS]
Woke up at 6:00am, dropped off my pants at cleaner then headed to work. I did not cook any meal so I had to go out for lunch. I had a noodle soup. A visitor came and I finally got my iPad2 which I won at ConExpo back in March. Left office around 7:30pm and drove to LTF for one hour workout. Come home and had dinner. I tried to use the iPad but realized that I should have cover and screen protection, so I gave up. Went to bed around midnight again.
|9/15||[South Korea experienced large scale blackouts
nationwide due to increased power consumption from high temperature]
Woke up at 6:00am, but stayed in the bed until 7:00am, drove to work and stayed whole day at the office. Finally left around 7:30pm then headed to LTF for workout. Come home, ate dinner I grabbed at Kroger on the way back. Spent evening trying to activate iPad2 and was successful. Did a part of recording off the internet, then went to bed around 11:00pm. Earlier than usual.
|9/16||[A P-51 plane crashed into spectators at Reno
Air Race in Nevada. Killing at least 9 people.]
Woke up at 6:00am, played with iPad for a while in the morning while recording the materials on the net. Went out for lunch at a Korean restaurant. Stayed until 6:30pm then headed out to LTF for workout. I felt pretty tired so I could not push myself too well. Drove home, went to bed around 11:00pm.
|9/17||Woke up at 6:00am, but ended up staying in the
bed until 7:00am. Stretched my body then headed out to LTF for work before
going to a golf range. The sky was getting cloudy as I was practicing there.
Finished up around 10:30am, then drove around the town to buy groceries.
Arrived home just before the noon and the rain started. Stayed at home,
relaxed for the afternoon. Cooked dinner then wasted the evening without
doing anything. News reported on half inch of rain today.
Long waited rain is here!
|9/18||[Magnitude 6.9 hit near India and Nepal
Woke up around 6:00am with the sound of rain, it lasted until 9:00am for the morning. It was falling well, I could see some water spots on the soil, but was gone quick, when I left apartment for jogging in the morning. It was cool but the wet pavement was hard to get grip on. Come home just around noon, and stayed at home, waiting for some extra drops of rain which came in around 2:00pm. The temperature went up almost 90F again. Spent afternoon and evening just like yesterday, doing nothing. I realized a wall clock was one hour behind so I guess it was time to change battery. Went to bed around 11:00pm. Almost 1 inch of rain.
Pause between the rains
|9/19||[Magnitude 5.8 earthquake
Woke up at 5:00am with sound of rain and thunder. Got up at 6:00am and stretched my body, headed out but only to find Eldridge road jammed so I had to take a detour. Stayed in the office for the morning but went out around noon to practice putting. Another busy day with office works and stayed until 7:00pm then hit the road. A car at nearby intersection smoked the rear tires pretty bad so I had to drive carefully as I was leaving the office. Worked out for one hour and felt good. Drove straight home and stayed at home for the evening, reading another letter about break ins at the property. Going to bed around 11:00pm.
|9/20||[Typhoon 15 causing floods in
Nagoya, shutting down highway and train system]
Woke up at 5:30am, maybe the room is cooler. Looked up the weather information and found out it was around 70F. Had update iPad firmware before leaving for the day. The car is coated with dews, I guess it's time of the year now. I hate it when I cannot see well while I drive. Stayed at the office for the day but went out to golf range twice today. Headed to a Korean restaurant to have dinner with coworkers, come home around 11:00pm. Went to bed immediately.
Puffy clouds, a fall sky
|9/21||[FOMA announced for more ease
up due to concern over economy]
Woke up at 5:30am, stretched my body and headed to work. Two traffic lights were out so the traffic jam was pretty bad. Took longer than normal to get to work. Drove to a yard and worked until 11:00am, then headed back to the office. Again, a traffic jam which was due to three car accident this time. Come back to the office and I tried to go eat lunch with coworkers. This time was the meeting not finishing up until 1:00pm. So we went to a China buffet. I practiced golf at range for the rest of my lunch break, and stayed at the office close to 7:30pm again. I had to drive to LTF under almost dark, worked out for one hour then headed to a bookstore to pick up a book I wanted to buy. Drove home and it was already past 9:30pm, heated up a canned soup and stayed up until 11:30pm. Going to bed.
Light streaming down...
|9/22||[DJIA down more than 3% after
following the news yesterday.]
Woke up at 6:00am, drove to work with no issues with traffic lights. Stayed until noon then left office as soon as finishing the lunch to practice putting. Stayed at the office again for the afternoon but could not defeat the cravings over snacks. Working until 7:00pm, start wondering why I have not got any response from Japan office then realized 23rd is a holiday in Japan. Wrapped up with the work for the day and went to LTF and worked out for one hour. Come home, had dinner, went to bed around midnight.
|9/23||Woke up at 6:00am, looking at monitor indicating 70F. Drove to work and stayed in a quite office until noon then headed out with coworker to have lunch at Vietnamese restaurant. We then headed to a golf range and practiced. Drove back to the office and worked until 6:00pm. Headed out for the weekend. Driving outside with still some daytime left. Worked out at LTF for 1 hour then drive home. I saw a police cruiser parked at nearby building. I guess there is another case again. Went to bed around 11:00pm, the outside seems to be still hot.|
|9/24||Woke up at 6:00am, stayed in bed until 7:00am. Went out before 9:00am to swim for 30 minutes. I drive to a carwash to get my car cleaned before heading to a golf range. Finished my practice around noon then went to a Japanese grocery store. I stopped by at Souper Salad for lunch then to Target for groceries. For the afternoon, I stayed at home, relaxing. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|9/25||[First B787 is delivered to
Woke up at 6:00am, went out to run short distance and come back. Left home around 11:00am and headed to Gordon Ranch to meet with local Japanese folks. It was supposed to happen back in March but because of the earthquake hit Japan that time postponed the event. The ground too dry so we cooked meat under concrete tent, and the weather was too hot to be around. Left the place around 4:00pm and drove home. Cooked dinner, relaxed for the rest of the evening. I think I got dehydrated pretty bad. Going to bed around 11:00pm.
|9/26||Woke up at 6:00am, drove to work. Had a pizza party paid by the company. Stayed at the office until 7:30pm then headed out to LTF. I worked out for one hour then returned home. Cooked dinner and then went to bed around 11:30pm.|
|9/27||Woke up at 6:30am, felt the morning air is still pretty warm. Stretched my body then headed out for the day. Walked out during the day and shot golf balls for a while. Come back and stayed at the office for the rest of the day. Left the office and headed to a Japanese restaurant called Azuma. There was a big dark clouds approaching from north west, we might get some rain in the evening. Had beers then moved another location to have wines. Left around 11:30pm and come home. Went to bed after midnight.|
|9/28||Woke up at 6:30am, left home on time, the traffic was busy as usual. I was able to pick up my pants at cleaner. Went out for putting practice during lunch break. The temperature kept rising around 98F, which is three days in a row. Stayed until 7:30pm because of a meeting with Japan office. Worked out at LTF for one hour then come home. Went to bed around 11:30pm. No rain today.|
|9/29||[China launched Tiangong-1, a
Woke up at 6:00am, drove to LTF for workout under cloudy weather, rain could come in anytime. Headed to work around 10:00am and stayed until noon. I ate lunch quick then headed to a golf range for practice. Came back to the office and stayed until 6:15pm. In the afternoon, first wave of thunderstorm came in around 3:00pm and lasted for less than 1 hour, then the second one came around 5:00pm, just around the time when employees started to go home. Left office around 6:00pm and drove on I-10, I-610 then 59 to a Japanese restaurant for tonight. Had a birthday party for a member. Lightning lit up the sky while we were eating. Had too much drink today. Stayed until 11:30pm and drove home. Went to bed around 1:00am, partying is not for the weekdays...
|9/30||Last day of September. Woke up at 6:30am, drove to work and took care of items for the morning. Went out with coworkers for lunch at a Japanese restaurant, then returned to the office. Almost all employees left the office by 5:00pm. I stayed until 6:00pm then left to LTF for workout. Drove home, cooked noodle for dinner and relaxed until midnight. Went to bed but the room was quite hot.|
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