Saturday, August 25, 2007

An Almost Warm Day...

It's finally almost spring here - a whole 20 degrees C (68 F) - about as warm as the coldest winter days in California. We took advantage of this to go to an outdoor cafe, my favorite pizza place, Cafe Coretto. During the Grand Prix, Cafe Coretto is the hangout of the Ferrari club. We walked to the cafe so that Asta could come along too. The semester is 5 weeks along and almost half over and I've finally caught up enough to begin doing my own work.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Expat Blog of the Month!

A few months ago, I listed my blog on Expat Blogs in a futile attempt to get more hits than my dog Asta. This is a web site that lists blogs of expats and it is a lot of fun to visit. Asta is listed on Dogs with Blogs. Like Dogs with Blogs, Expat Blogs has started nominating a blog of the month and I'm pleased to be the first blog to receive this honor.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Work, Winter Colds, Footy

2 weeks after I got home, we went to see Gwen Stefani at the Rod Laver Arena. Since GS is from Anaheim, it reminded us a lot of home. She put on a terrific concert. A couple of days later Brian got a bad cold or flu and then I caught it. It was tough cause I still had to lecture. I went to the doctor last week and got antibiotics. I'm feeling a lot better except for the fact that our footy team, the Carlton Blues, lost again today. Unlike most games for the past 3 years where they have been hopelessly behind they only lost to the Essendon Bombers in the last few minutes. Asta is comforting me. On a higher note, my college football team, the USC Trojans should have another winning season.