We were feeling a little restless around the guesthouse, so we booked a sunset fishing trip in the early afternoon. The skies were clear at the time, but clouds began rolling in overhead as we walked back to Mr. Mo’s. With distant thunder echoing off the water, we boarded our longtail not knowing what to expect.

Missed another day of posting yesterday, I think I’ll give myself a break and post when I can. Today we went to Tri-Cities, which always means a stop at the big chain bookstore. Mayumi found a cookbook, Kai found a book connected to his science project, and I found a number of books relevant to my research and my classes.

The book on the left is short and sweet. I had loved Shirky’s book “Here Comes Everybody” but found “Cognitive Surplus” a bit of a slog. This book is more than a return to form. If more business books were as well written I’d get more of them. Learning about XiaoMi opens up so many questions and new thoughts for me.

August 25-30, 2015

This week has been so exhausting, but I CAN say that I finally finished the first week of classes! I think this semester will be great. Today I plan on doing a lot of homework at the library, then I’m going to be at my Illini Service Dogs meeting. Afterwards, I think I’m going to play some league of legends with Kyle and my friend Hannah. It’ll be a lot of fun. Well, the league part, not so much the studying. I’m sorry I’ve been so awol and stuff on both this account and our kyle-and-sarah. I will try to get some pictures up on both!