Wednesday, 15 April 2009

All Along The Watchtower...

First of all, Lysse, I got your message. I am super excited about a Scotland package and will surely open it with joy and record it for you. For some reason I haven't been able to get on youtube for almost a month now, so I will probably have to try the blogger video or facebook. Please give me more ideas for what to send you! I don't want to buy you stuff that you already have from your trip to China.

I completely didn't mention it in here yet (baaad Stephie), but I got a very very nice pacakge from some of my B1S2 college friends again. There was an adorable card with a picture of an octopus that was saying "If I could hug you with eight arms without totally freaking you out, I would". The package was this cute blue Snoopy holding a box of chocolates. The box of chocolates was viciously stolen from me by chocolate gnomes! Send more chocolates as replacements please! ...Ok I ate them. They were tasty.
THIS is seriously my new favorite song. I just finished watching BSG season three the other night (If anyone tells me who the last Cylon is before I watch season four I will poke you in the eye), and when I heard this song I fell in love. It's a redone version of "All Along The Watchtower". Please someone send me this song or tell me where I can download it.

Last night I went to Ladies Night at Bulldog with Lucy and Isabelle. Lucy had gone on a trip to the Phillipines for break and Isabelle went to Qingdao for the long weekend. They both brought me back keychains. Whee! Meghan showed up again and we all had a few drinks and then I played horrible pool with her. I didn't feel too bad about it since I never play. Meghan said I have a natural talent and with some practice I'd be good, but I think she was either crazy or trying to be nice. There were a few weird moments last night. Lucy said I looked like a school girl. One guy (that we met while playing pool) said I looked like a doctor and another guy (watching us play pool) asked if I was from Scotland. Wha? Huh? I guess that's what I get for wearing an argyle sweater vest...

Leaving the bar Megan and I stoped for munchies from a street vendor making kabobs. I normally don't get street food just to play it safe, but Megan says she has bought from him before. It was very tasty and so far I haven't died so I think I might be safe. We made tentative plans for Megan and her wife Nicole to come over to my apartment for dinner. Yay cooking for guests!

It's midterm week which is both a blessing and a curse. I don't have to actually teach classes and the ones I do have to show up to I just need to make sure the students don't...I dunno...fall out the windows or something. I just watch them study. The drawback is that now I have ANOTHER pile of tests to correct. Dang. At least they are more interesting to read than 60 essays about statistics (last month's test).

This weekend Heather from TMT is going to be in Shanghai with her semester abroad group. We have plans to get together but I'm not sure exactly what we are going to do. I'm looking forward to seeing another person from home.

I think that's about it for news but I have some pictures...sooo...picture time!

I forgot about this picture until I was taking pictures off my camera. It's from my last webchat with my parents. You can see me in the corner!
I meant to show this off earlier. D'Arcy got me this at a sumo match in Japan. It's got all the different sumo fighting moves.
I took this picture on Saturday when I was leaving the park. The sky was FILLED with kites. I thought it was so pretty I took a bunch of pictures. Then I came back to my apartment and realized that all my pretty pictures looked like a big blue nothing filled with rainbow sprinkles. This was one of very few close up pictures I got of kite flying.
And this is what I wore on Monday. I thought I looked cute so I took a picture. I also like it because this is the ONLY dress I own that is from this time period (aka not a Medieval or Renaissance gown). Ha.
That's it for now.

Much love,


Emily said...

Youtube was banned in China but now it is back apparently. Rumor has it that some protesters used a cartoon about a horse or something to make fun of the government.

Pete said...

Street food is the best! The fried egg pancake wrap thingy for breakfast is the best!

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kimmieb said...

i know you wrote this a bajillion years ago, but i'm catching up now :P
and i wanted to tell you how good that dress looks! lovely :)