I also purchased a lovely mah jongg set so I can try to organize a group to learn with me. A co-worker and his wife (who is Chinese) were going to teach us, but we never got around to meeting up for it.
Today I am loving Chicago. We had a good time in the dog play area around the corner from our apartment and retrieved some tasty buns from Chinatown to heat up for dinner.
Mei is looking at me balefully from the corner of the room, on her pillow.