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.