Well, I am back from my excursion to Oregon. We of course went to the Portland area Kinokuniya Shoten where I picked up the first two volumes of "Erin's Challenge! I can speak Japanese" a NHK video series with textbooks for foreigners learning Japanese. I also grabbed Lucky Star GN 1.
When I came home I was greeted by a small package from eBay: Doki Doki Majyo Shinpan. This had to wait though because I had to head off to the FedEx depot to pick up my new MacBook Pro.
Yes, I am typing from it now.