Yeah, I was the 1200th visitor to my own blog! I guess I forgot to tell you that I was having a contest and that the 1200th visitor would receive a prize. Sorry!
I think I will buy myself dinner tonight. That sounds like a darn good prize.
In other news, I bought a Cannon G-50 Wordtank. For those of you who don't know, this is one of the world's best electronic Japanese/English, English/Japanese, English/English, Japanese/Japanese, dictionaries in the world for the non-native Japanese speaker, or so I am told. Cannon just came out with a newer model, the G-55, which is around $300 or more in stores, but I managed to get the G-50 for less than $200. Thank you Internet! You can't even buy the G-50 in stores anymore because the new model is out.
I love my new toy! It really makes it so much easier to look up words or phrases in a hurry and is so much easier to carry around than paper dictionaries. This one little gadget holds nine dictionaries and you can jump back and forth between them. Very useful.