Yamanashi Autumn 

Yamanashi is beautiful this time of year.

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Takayama

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Went traveling with some coworkers. We took an early morning bus to Takayama and spent the day hiking, eating, and looking in old shops.

Takayama is famous for its old towns and fall foliage. If you have the chance to go, I strongly recommend that you go.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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For those of us in the US, it’s that time of year again: Thanksgiving. It’s the day to eat ourselves sick, watch some guys toss around a ball, and make nice with family members you see like twice a year. It’s one of the best days of the year.

This year, mama’s gone away with friends, so I’m planning to play chef at brother’s. Instead of boring, dry turkey, we will have pork taco. Instead of football, we’ll watch Doctor Who and play video games. Instead of spending time with Aunt Edna, we’ll be with friends.

I hope everyone else has a god holiday as well.

Goodbye Nextan & Hello Sammy

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Over the weekend, my dear phone “Nextan” gave up the ghost. My Nexus had been showing signs of its age for a while now, but it came to a head Friday night. After many “fevers” (battery overheating issue, common in that particular make) and a few comas (random black screens/shut downs), Nextan was given a quiet ceremony at the T-mobile store.

Nextan met its successor, “Sammy” the Samsung, exchanged a few words (contacts/photos), before being shut down for the long sleep-mode. Upon autopsy, it was found to have heart (battery) failure, and a severe lack of (ie: no) cooling paste. Nextan’s family has decided to donate its parts, where applicable.

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Sammy, on the other hand, is doing well in its new home. Sammy has been helping its mistress with her photography, using her amazing eye (camera), and assisting with everyday actions. It looks like Sammy and its mistress will get along well.

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Since getting Sammy, I’ve been taking photos of everything. The trees are starting to change, so I made sure to make the most of it. I will probably be flooding your Reader with tree leaves in the near future.

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