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09:12 am: Of Bunnies and Blossoms
I hope that everyone who celebrates Easter had an enjoyable weekend. It has always been my favorite holiday, mainly because it has doubled as my birthday celebration multiple times.

On Saturday I went to the Japantown Cherry Blossom Festival, where I met up with Jenn and her friend Gaiety (after some confusion caused by the fact that Kinokuniya has entrances on two different floors of the mall). The place was packed with people. A number of those who attended the festival dressed up in yukata for the occasion. One lady even dressed her pets.

We started with a nice lunch, then listend to a taiko drum performance. We proceeded to shop for most of the rest of the day. I'm glad I brought along my wheeled cart to haul my purchases. (I know myself so well...) We ended the evening by trading book recommendations and making an emergency run to Borders for more shopping.

I haven't gotten any official response yet about my application to be a canine handler, though I have heard from a couple sources that there were four openings and only three applicants. At this point it depends on whether headquarters is willing to assign me the position even though I haven't finished my training.

Speaking of which, I learned yesterday that I'm scheduled to start my air cargo training on May 4th. The nice thing about being in training again is that I'll have regular work hours for the duration. That will make it easier to plan things for when my parents visit, because I won't have to worry about being assigned a night shift while they're here.

In other news, my Warcraft guild has beat the game. The hardest boss encounter in the current version of the game involves a fight with four dragons (a boss and three minions). If you kill the minions one at a time before attempting the boss, it isn't so difficult. However, if you start fighting the boss with all three minions alive, you have to deal with many different enemy attacks that compound each other. The special reward for doing so is the title "Twilight Vanquisher" for everyone who participated and the blue dragon mount in the screenshot. Now we're just biding time until more raids are added to the game.

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From:manga_crow
Date:April 13th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like a lot of fun =) One of these days I'll have to make it out there; it's been far too long since I last visited the west coast, and I've never actually been to SF. I've missed out, apparently =)

Good luck on your application; most of the time for the Feds, need outweighs the rules, especially when the candidate is exceptional =)
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From:gnine
Date:April 13th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
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The hanami season is just finishing here, been enjoying it, last one for who knows how long so...-_-

Random question, any idea if you'll be working Wed May 27th, cause neechan and I will be passing through SFO that day and we thought we'd say hi if you're around...

*huggles*
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:April 14th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
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any idea if you'll be working Wed May 27th

I'll be in air cargo that day from 8am to 4pm. I don't know what the odds are of taking a break to meet someone during that period...depends on if it's around lunchtime, probably. If it's after 4pm, then there shouldn't be a problem.
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From:gnine
Date:April 16th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
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Well, we're suppose to be getting into SFO around 11, leaving around 2, so we'll see, but it would be great if we could meet up, even for a little bit! ^_^
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:April 17th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
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I hope I do get to see you. I won't know what my lunch break will be like until I start cargo training next month, though.
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From:wrenwyn
Date:April 13th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations on your achievement! Woo HOo!!!!!!

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From:megory
Date:April 14th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
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Yay!!!! for seeing Jenn and Gaiety! ...
Yay!!! for Twilight Vanquishers! ...
Yay!!! for cherry blossoms! ...
Yay!!! for shopping! ...
Yay!!! for the possible chance to work with the beagles!...

What a great Easter weekend.
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:April 15th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
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I am so envious of your shopping spree. ^_^ (I wish I could've been there!)

I should probably think about dragging my little roll bag to NYC the next time I go -- but how much might I buy if I had that to fill? Scary!
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