After eking out a two point opening week win, my Snow Monkeys are 1-0 in this young Fantasy Football season. Despite injuries, poor player performances, and suspect managerial decisions, they got the W – marking the first step in what I predict will be an undefeated season.
Spoke to the immigration lawyer to with regard to Akemi’s status and I am less than heartened. It turns out what we assumed was the right decision – filing a request for a six month visitor visa extension online well in advance of her October 18th deadline – was, in fact, the worst move we could have made, a move that could see her Japan-bound within a month. Hard to go in to all the whys and wherefores but suffice it to say doing the right thing is not always the “right thing” to do. Hopefully all is not lost as I try to scramble to put together the necessary supporting material that will see Akemi stick around. Tonight, I scour the blog for photos of us and then, tomorrow, I print up some documents, photocopy others, then go down to the police station to get fingerprinted.
Dinner tonight with Jen Spence. Carl, Paul, Akemi and I met up with the former Dr. Lisa Park at Jules Bistro for tuna tartare, a caramelized leek quiche, flat iron steaks, and tarte tatin. A terrific night. It was great to see Jen – who pulled a fast one by nabbing and paying the bill before any of us knew what was up. “It’s my thank you to you guys for the last two years,”she said.
“Well, great,”said Paul, suitably guilted. “Now we’re going to have to bring SGU back.”
Carl pointed out that he had done his part by not only signing the petition but liking the facebook fan campaign. I believe he even went so far as poking it too.